Transformers: The film 2007 -2017

Transformers (2007), Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Dark of the Moon (2011), and Age of Extinction (2014).Bay is directing a fifth film, The Last Knight to be released in 2017, as his last. A Bumblebee spin-off, directed by Travis Knight, is scheduled for 2018, and a sixth film is to be released in 2019. The series has been distributed by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks.

Transformers (2007)

Several thousand years ago, the planet Cybertron was consumed by a civil war by the two Transformer factions, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the Decepticons led by Megatron. Optimus jettisoned the AllSpark, a mystical artifact that brings life to the planet, into space, but Megatron pursued it. Megatron crashed in the Arctic Circle and froze, and was discovered in 1895 by explorer Archibald Witwicky. Witwicky activated Megatron’s navigational system, which scanned the AllSpark’s coordinates into his glasses. The glasses end up in the possession of his great-great-grandson Sam Witwicky. In the present, Sam buys his first car, a rusting Chevrolet Camaro, but discovers it has a life of its own.

In modern Qatar, Blackout attacks and destroys a United States military base in a failed attempt to hack the military network to find information on Megatron and the AllSpark. A team of Army Rangers led by Captain William Lennox escape across the desert, pursued by Blackout’s drone Scorponok. They fight Scorponok off, aided by aerial reinforcements, and travel home with Scorponok’s stinger, discovering sabot rounds damaged the armor. At the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense John Keller leads the investigation into the attack. Sound analyst Maggie Madsen catches another Decepticon, Frenzy, hacking into the network while onboard Air Force One. While the hack is thwarted, Frenzy downloads files on Archibald’s glasses, tracking down Sam with Barricade, disguised as a police car.

Sam and his high school crush Mikaela Banes are rescued by the Camaro who turns out to be Autobot scout Bumblebee, but he is mute and has to communicate through his car radio. Previously sending a beacon to his fellow Autobots, Bumblebee takes Sam and Mikaela to meet the new arrivals – Optimus, Jazz, Ironhide, and Ratchet. Optimus explains the details of their situation, revealing if Megatron gained the AllSpark he would transform Earth’s machinery into a new army and exterminate mankind. Sam, Mikaela, and the Autobots travel to Sam’s house to retrieve the glasses, but the teenagers are captured by agents of Sector Seven, a top secret government branch led by Seymour Simmons. The Autobots stop the agents, but Simmons calls for backup, who take Sam, Mikaela, and Bumblebee into custody, while Optimus obtains the glasses.

The respective groups connected to the Transformers are gathered together at Hoover Dam by Sector Seven’s director Tom Banachek. Inside, the group discover the frozen Megatron and the AllSpark, but Frenzy, who smuggled away in Mikaela’s bag, summons the other Decepticons to attack. Bumblebee is released to protect the AllSpark, shrinking it down to a handheld size so it can be transported to safety. Megatron escapes the dam after thawing out. A lengthy battle occurs in Mission City,with most of the Decepticons being killed, but Megatron murders Jazz. He prevents Sam’s attempted escape with the AllSpark, and begins to fight Optimus. After a long brawl Megatron seems to get the upper hand. Optimus then tells Sam to push the cube into his chest in order to ensure their mutual destruction, but Sam rams it into Megatron’s chest instead, extinguishing his spark. Starscream is the only Decepticon to escape, but Barricade remains on Earth.

Optimus salvages a shard of the AllSpark from Megatron’s body. The United States government shuts down Sector Seven, disposing of the dead Decepticons in the Laurentian Abyss. Sam and Mikaela then start a relationship while the Autobots secretly hide out on Earth, Optimus sends a transmission into space inviting any surviving Autobots to join them.

Revenge of the Fallen (2009),

The Fallen teleports to their location and steals the Matrix from Optimus, then returns to the pyramid with Megatron and activates the Sun Harvester. A wounded Jetfire sacrifices himself in order for Optimus to gain his parts, which give him immense strength and the ability to fly. Optimus knocks The Fallen and Megatron off the pyramid, destroying the Sun Harvester in the process. In the battle, Optimus injures and disables Megatron. Optimus then rips The Fallen’s face off and crushes his spark out of his chest, killing him, while an injured Megatron watches in horror. Vowing vengeance, Megatron retreats with Starscream. The victorious Autobots and their allies return to the United States.

In 17,000 B.C., the Seven Primes traveled the galaxy to create Energon with star-absorbing machines called Sun Harvesters. The Primes followed a rule in which to never destroy planets with life, but one of them, Megatronus Prime, later known as The Fallen, defies the rule and sets up a Sun Harvester on Earth, a planet with abundant life. After defeating ancient humans, The Fallen is confronted by the other Primes, who defeat and imprison him before he can harvest the planet’s Sun with the Matrix of Leadership. The Primes then sacrifice themselves to hide the Matrix in an unknown location shortly afterwards.

Two years after Megatron’s defeat, the Autobots join the U.S military to form the Non-Biological Extraterrestrial Species Treaty (NEST), a classified multinational task force hunting down the surviving Decepticons. During a mission in Shanghai, the Autobots intercepted two Decepticons, Demolisher and Sideways. They send in New recruits Sideswipe, Skids, Mudflap, Arcee, Chromia and Elita one to hunt down the Decepticons. Sideswipe manages to kill Sideways by slicing him in half. Demolisher is ambushed by Optimus Prime, who injures Demolisher. He tells Prime of the Fallen’s return and Optimus kills him before he says anything else . National Security Adviser Theodore Galloway scolds the task force sarcastically for their tactics, reminding them that Megatron’s corpse is still resting at the bottom of the Laurentian Abyss and the last known AllSpark shard is locked up in the NEST’s headquarters. Simultaneously, Soundwave hacks into a U.S. military satellite, overhears the information, and sends Ravage to retrieve the shard.

Meanwhile, Sam Witwicky prepares to attend college, leaving his girlfriend Mikaela Banes and guardian Bumblebee behind. While preparing, he discovers a smaller AllSpark shard in his jacket. He picks up the shard, which causes him to see Cybertronian symbols and unexpectedly brings kitchen appliances to life. After Bumblebee destroys the rampaging appliances, Sam gives the shard to Mikaela, who later captures Decepticon Wheelie when he tries to steal it. The Constructicons resurrect Megatron by using the shard retrieved by Ravage and brutally ripping apart the Constructicon Scrapmetal to provide parts for him. Megatron then travels to a moon of Saturn, where he reunites with his and Second in Command Starscream, and master, The Fallen, who orders him to capture Sam alive and kill Optimus, as Optimus is the last of the Primes and the only Transformer who can defeat The Fallen.

A pretender Decepticon, Alice, tries to seduce Sam, until he gets rescued by Mikaela and his college roommate, Leo. They are then captured by the Decepticon Grindor and are brought to an abandoned factory. Megatron reveals that the symbols in Sam’s mind will lead the Decepticons to a new Energon source before Optimus and Bumblebee arrives to rescue the trio. Optimus engages Megatron, Starscream, and Grindor; though Optimus injures Starscream by cutting his arm off and killing Grindor, Megatron ambushes Optimus and kills him by impaling him through the chest, destroying his spark. The other Autobots then arrive and repel the Decepticons, forcing Megatron and Starscream to retreat. Afterwards, the Decepticons launch an international assault on many areas around the world simultaneously. The Fallen hijacks Earth’s telecommunications systems, demanding Sam to be turned over to him.

Sam, Mikaela, and Leo enlist the help of former Sector 7 agent, Seymour Simmons, who reveals that the Transformers visited Earth eons ago and the most ancient, known as Seekers, live in secret. With the help from Wheelie, they track down a Decepticon Seeker named Jetfire, who teleports the group to Egypt and tells them to find the Matrix of Leadership, which will revive Optimus. He and Wheelie turn against the Decepticons. Simmons contacts NEST, telling them to bring Optimus and the other Autobots to Egypt.

Sam’s group finds the Matrix which is located in Petra, but it disintegrates into dust in Sam’s hands. Undeterred, Sam stuffs the Matrix’s remains in his sock. Meanwhile, NEST forces and the Autobots land near the Giza pyramid complex but are attacked by a large force of Decepticons. During the battle, the Constructicons combine to form Devastator, who destroys one of the pyramids, revealing the Sun Harvester inside, before he is killed by a railgun called in by Simmons. Lennox and Epps call in an airstrike, which kills a large portion of the Decepticon ground forces. However, Megatron manages to shoot Sam, seemingly killing him. Nearing his death, the Primes contact Sam through a vision, telling him the Matrix is earned, and that he earned the right to bear it. They restore Sam’s life and the Matrix, which is used to revive Optimus.

The Fallen teleports to their location and steals the Matrix from Optimus, then returns to the pyramid with Megatron and activates the Sun Harvester. A wounded Jetfire sacrifices himself in order for Optimus to gain his parts, which give him immense strength and the ability to fly. Optimus knocks The Fallen and Megatron off the pyramid, destroying the Sun Harvester in the process. In the battle, Optimus injures and disables Megatron. Optimus then rips The Fallen’s face off and crushes his spark out of his chest, killing him, while an injured Megatron watches in horror. Vowing vengeance, Megatron retreats with Starscream. The victorious Autobots and their allies return to the United States.

Dark of the Moon (2011),

In 1961, the “Ark”, a Cybertronian spacecraft carrying an invention capable of ending the war between the benevolent Autobots and the malevolent Decepticons, crash lands on the dark side of Earth’s Moon. The crash is detected on Earth by NASA, and President John F. Kennedy authorizes a mission to put a man on the Moon as a cover for investigating the spacecraft. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 11 lands on the Moon.

In the present, the Autobots assist the United States military in preventing major conflicts around the globe. During a mission to Chernobyl to investigate suspected alien technology, Optimus Prime finds a fuel cell from the “Ark”, discovering that it had survived its journey from Cybertron. The Autobots are then attacked by Shockwave, a Decepticon scientist, who manages to escape. After learning of the top-secret mission to the Moon, the Autobots travel there to explore the “Ark”. They discover a comatose Sentinel Prime – Optimus’ predecessor as leader of the Autobots – and the Pillars he created as a means of establishing a Space Bridge between two points to teleport matter. After returning to Earth, Optimus uses the energy of his Matrix of Leadership to revive Sentinel Prime.

Meanwhile, Sam Witwicky is frustrated that he is unable to work with the Autobots or find a job. He also becomes envious of the close relationship between his new girlfriend, Carly Spencer, and her boss Dylan Gould. After finding work, Sam is provided information by his eccentric co-worker Jerry Wang about the “Ark”, before Jerry is assassinated by the Decepticon Laserbeak. Sam contacts the now-independently wealthy Sector 7 Agent Seymour Simmons, and together they realize that the Decepticons and their leader, Megatron, are murdering people connected to the American and Russian space missions to the “Ark”. They locate two surviving Russian cosmonauts, who reveal satellite photos of hundreds of Pillars being stockpiled on the Moon. Sam realizes that the Decepticons raided the “Ark” long before the Autobots’ mission to the moon and intentionally left Sentinel and the five Pillars behind to lure the Autobots into a trap with Sentinel being the key to activating the Pillars and the Decepticons lacking the means to revive him. The Autobots rush to return Sentinel to their base for protection, but Sentinel betrays them and murders the Autobot Ironhide, revealing he had made a deal with Megatron to ensure Cybertron’s survival.

Sentinel uses the Pillars to transport hundreds of concealed Decepticons from the Moon to Earth. Carly is later captured by Gould, who is revealed to be in service of the Decepticons. The Autobots are exiled from Earth at the demand of the Decepticons to avoid war, but as their ship leaves Earth it is destroyed by Megatron’s second-in-command, Starscream, seemingly killing the Autobots. The Decepticons, led by Megatron and Sentinel, invaded Chicago as their agents place Pillars around the world. Gould reveals to Carly that the Decepticons plan to transport their homeworld of Cybertron to the Solar System, then to enslave humanity and use Earth’s resources to rebuild their world. Sam teams up with former USAF Chief Robert Epps and ex-NEST soldiers to go into Chicago to save Carly, but they are nearly killed by Decepticon forces before the Autobots intervene, revealing they concealed themselves during the launch of their ship to convince the Decepticons they were destroyed.

Working together, the Autobots and human soldiers manage to rescue Carly and kill Laserbeak, Starscream, Soundwave and Shockwave, with Optimus using Shockwave’s arm-cannon to blast the Control Pillar, disabling the Space Bridge. Sam confronts Gould as he reactivates the Control Pillar, and knocks Gould into the Pillar, electrocuting him. Bumblebee and Ratchet arrive and destroy the Control Pillar, permanently disabling the Bridge and causing the partially transported Cybertron to implode. Optimus and Sentinel fight while Carly convinces Megatron that he will be replaced by Sentinel as leader of the Decepticons. Sentinel severs Optimus’ right arm, and is about to execute him when Megatron intervenes, incapacitating Sentinel. Megatron slyly proposes a truce, having the desire to become the one in charge again, but Optimus instead attacks Megatron, decapitating and killing him. Sentinel pleads for his life, but Optimus executes him too for betraying his own principles. With the Decepticons defeated, Carly and Sam are reunited and the Autobots accept that, with Cybertron gone for good, Earth is now their home.

 Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

Sixty-five million years ago, an alien race known as the “Creators” use devices called Seeds to terraform planet Earth, covering it with an alloy called Transformium. In the present day, geologist Darcy Tirrel excavates the Transformium for K.S.I. Industries, who use it to build Transformers drones.

Five years after the Battle of Chicago, the people have started to view the Transformers as public enemies. Though the public believes that the Autobots were granted sanctuary, they are in fact hunted down by a rogue CIA black ops division, Cemetery Wind, led by opportunistic government official Harold Attinger, who believes that all Transformers should be exterminated regardless of their faction. They are aided by Lockdown, a Cybertronian bounty hunter working for the Creators, promising to give Attinger a Seed if his division manages to capture Optimus Prime. Lockdown loses track of Optimus in Mexico City, instead killing Ratchet when he refuses to give up his leader’s whereabouts.

Optimus, damaged in Mexico City and disguised as a rundown semi-truck, is discovered by Cade Yeager, a financially struggling Texan inventor. While his teenage daughter Tessa and business partner Lucas Flannery encourage him to turn Optimus over to the authorities, Cade instead fixes Optimus, hoping to understand his technology. Lucas calls Cemetery Wind who attacks the Yeager farm, but Optimus, and Tessa’s secret boyfriend, Irish rally car driver Shane Dyson, come to the family’s aid. During the pursuit, Lucas is killed by one of Lockdown’s grenades. Optimus summons the surviving Autobots – Bumblebee, Hound, Drift, and Crosshairs – who have come to distrust humans. Using a stolen CIA drone, Cade discovers K.S.I.’s involvement in the attacks on the Autobots.

Infiltrating KSI’s headquarters in Chicago, Cade discovers the murdered Autobots are being melted down to make the Transformer drones. Joshua Joyce, the ambitious company CEO, is in league with Attinger to revolutionize global defenses and improve human society using the Seed. He has also used the captured Brains and Megatron’s head to create prototype Transformer soldiers Galvatron and Stinger. Despite Joshua wanting Galvatron to look more like Optimus Prime, the finished Galvatron resembles Megatron. The Autobots storm the building and destroy the laboratory, but they soon leave after Joshua announces that they are no longer required. Attinger forces Joshua to deploy the destructive Galvatron to capture the Autobot terrorists. During the battle, Galvatron’s behavior becomes slightly erratic when it starts destroying vehicles, but Joshua manages to redirect it to target the Autobots. As Galvatron battles Optimus, it gets autonomously freed from control, surprising Joshua. Suddenly, Lockdown arrives and soon abducts both Optimus and Tessa, leaving Cade and Shane devastated.

While Lockdown’s large prison spacecraft hovers over Chicago to hand over the Seed, Cade, Shane, and the Autobots sneak on board to rescue Optimus and Tessa. They hijack a smaller ship, containing a number of other Autobots called the Dinobots, just before Lockdown leaves Earth. The Autobots reveal to Cade that Galvatron is in fact Megatron reincarnated, plotting to use the Seed and the Transformer drones to conquer the world, starting with Hong Kong, as KSI plans to use the Seed in the remote Mongolian desert to create vast amounts of usable Transformium. Cade informs Joshua, causing him to have a change of heart, and agrees to hand over the Seed with help from Darcy and his Chinese business associate Su Yueming. Galvatron reactivates himself and soon activates the KSI drones and a battle follows in Hong Kong’s streets between the Autobots, Cemetery Wind, and the drones. During the fight, Optimus wins the alliance of the Dinobots, who become essential to the Autobots’ victory.

Lockdown returns to capture Optimus and the Dinobots, using a large magnet to cause destruction. After disabling the magnet, Optimus fights Lockdown at an abandoned factory. In the ensuring duel, Optimus kills Attinger, but allowing Lockdown to pin Optimus down with his own sword. Cade ends up fighting Lockdown one-on-one while Tessa and Shane free Optimus, who destroys Lockdown. Galvatron retreats, vowing that he will return. Optimus asks the Autobots to protect the Yeagers, before flying away into space with the Seed, sending a message to the Creators that he is coming for them.

Transformers: The Last Knight 2017

In the absence of Optimus Prime, a war has commenced between the human race and the Transformers. To save their world, Cade Yeager forms an alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord, and an Oxford professor to learn the secrets of why the Transformers keep coming back to Earth.

 

Humans

  • Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, a single father and struggling inventor who helped the Autobots during the events of Age of Extinction.
  • Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce, the former head of K.S.I., who created a series of human-made Transformers during the events of Age of Extinction.
  • Isabela Moner as Izabella, a street-smart tomboy who was orphaned during the Chicago War in Dark of the Moon with Sqweeks as her only friend until meeting Cade.
  • Josh Duhamel as General William Lennox, a former N.E.S.T colonel and U.S. Army Ranger captain who partnered with the Autobots prior to the events of Age of Extinction and now a general of the U.S. military.
  • Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps, a former N.E.S.T. airman and retired U.S. Air Force Sergeant who partnered with the Autobots prior to the events of Age of Extinction.
  • John Turturro as Seymour Simmons, a former government agent turned successful writer who allied with the Autobots prior to the events of Age of Extinction.
  • Laura Haddock as Vivian Wembley, a professor at the University of Oxford who teams with Yeager.
  • Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton, an astronomer and historian who knows about the history of the Transformers on Earth.
  • Santiago Cabrera as a mercenary who leads the T.R.F. (Transformers Reaction Force), an organization reformed from the disbanded organization Cemetery Wind, whose purpose is to wipe out all Transformers on Earth, regardless of faction.
  • Liam Garrigan as King Arthur
  • Jerrod Carmichael[
  • Mitch Pileggi

Autobots

  • Peter Cullen voices Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, who transforms into a blue and red 2012 Western Star 5700 XE with flame decals, and searching for the truth about his Creators.
  • Bumblebee, a young Autobot scout who transforms into a custom-built yellow and black 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
  • John Goodman voices Hound, an Autobot commando and field medic who transforms into a Mercedes-Benz Unimog military tactical ambulance.
  • Drift, an Autobot tactician and a former Decepticon who transforms into a black and red 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R.
  • John DiMaggio voices Crosshairs, an Autobot paratrooper and sniper who transforms into a green and black 2016 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray equipped with a custom split-spoiler.
  • Hot Rod, a brash and arrogant Autobot who transforms into a Citroën DS and switches it for a gunmetal gray and orange 2017 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4. He is brother-in-arms with Bumblebee and speaks in a French accent
  • Jim Carter voices Cogman, a polite sociopathic human sized Headmaster transformer who is the faithful butler to Sir Edmund Burton.[
  • Canopy, an Autobot refugee who camouflages into a shielding pile of rubble.[
  • Sqweeks, a small-sized Autobot and Izabella’s closest friend, who transforms into a turquoise Vespa and only says “Chihuahua” due to some prior damage.[
  • Grimlock, the leader of the Dinobots who transforms into a mechanical horned, fire-breathing Tyrannosaurus.

Decepticons

  • Megatron, the revived leader of the Decepticons who possessed a human-made K.S.I. drone in Age of Extinction and transforms into a silver Cybertronian jet.
  • Barricade, a Decepticon scout who survived the Chicago War in Dark of the Moon that transforms into a 2016 Ford Mustang police car featuring a new robot mode.
  • Onslaught, a Decepticon tactician who transforms into a green Western Star 4900SF tow truck.
  • Hooligan, a Decepticon who transforms into a rusty Volkswagen Type 2.
  • Mohawk, a Decepticon who transforms into a Confederate Motorcycle.

Others

  • Knights of Cybertron
    • Dragonstorm, a Cybertronian knight who transforms into a mechanical three-headed dragon.
    • Steelbane, a Cybertronian knight who transforms into a mechanical wyvern.
  • Mini-Dinobots, baby Dinobots that are smaller versions of Grimlock, Slug and Strafe.
  • A Mark IV tank who has “robot dementia”.
  • A cloaked Mercedes-Benz dump truck.
  • A red McLaren 570S.
  • A silver LeEco LeSEE Pro Concept.
  • An Amphion-class submarine.
  • A silver 2017 Aston Martin DB11.

Mark Ryan will return to voice for The Last Knight

 

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