A Look at the First Five Films of the Franchise

Transformers is an incredibly popular series of American sci-fi action films centered on the brand of modern day toys and merchandise. Michael Bay has helmed the original five movies: Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, Age of Extinction, And the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. There are several factors that make Transformers such a popular toy choice with children, teenagers, and adults. For one, it combines elements of adventure, comedy, family drama, action, and special effects into one neat package. It's also interesting because there is an enormous amount of detail and background that goes into the making of each individual character and robot in the movie.

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The main article discusses the plot of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. A top secret, military experiment is begun that transforms all of those who become it. The Autobots are attacked by Decepticons who use their newly-made Transformer weapons to attack Earth. Optimus Prime leads the Autobots in their fight against the Decepticons, but he is killed when the rogue asteroidoid Decapitator plows into the Earth and destroys the Autobot ship. Now, it leads a ragtag group of Autobots to Earth, where they hope to find proof of sabotage done by the Decepticons, who have planted false intelligence into the Autobots' ranks.

The Autobots are able to escape from the decimated vessel and find that Earth is controlled by the evil Decepticon leader Megatron. Megatron wants to rule the universe using his new Megatron Attack Bot and sends out smaller Insectoids to attack the Autobots. Optimus Prime, though mortally wounded, leads his Autobot comrades in an assault on Megatron's fortress and is killed when the Decepticon bombards Earth, completely destroying it.

Optimus Prime is buried beneath the rubble while the Dinobots continue to search for clues as to how Megatron managed to get his army of Insectoids to attack Earth. Dinobot Delta rushes to the spot and finds an unconscious Optimus Prime. He then transforms into a rocket-like battle tank and enters the underground chamber where Optimus Prime lies.

As the Autobots near defeat Megatron transforms into a robot which launches several satellites which enter the atmosphere and land on the Autobots' ships, killing them. With no other choice, Sam Witwicky leads the surviving Autobots to Earth and fights Megatron one-on-one. Megatron tries to flee through the vacuum of space, but Sam Witwicky and the other Autobots are able to lure him into a chamber where the Dinobots await their turn to join the fight. When Megatron transforms into the insectoid known as Stomizer, the Dinobot leader is easily defeated. Though the death of Optimus Prime was one of the most horrific and shocking moments in the movie, Sam Witwicky chooses to see this as a way to help him understand what it is like to fight and die in combat. The death of Optimus Prime is also a great moment in which Sam Witwicky gives a powerful speech to the Autobots before their final battle with the Decepticons.

The Autobots and Decepticons would go on to fight each other in four films; Revenge of the Fallen (air dates), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (airs 2021/08, starring Michael Bay), Transformers: Dark of the Night (airs 2021/10, starring Ed Harris) and Transformers: Energon (airs 2021/05, starring Ed Harris). In between all these movies, there was also a TV show called the Transformers: Anniversary, which chronicled the adventures of the Autobots and Decepticons throughout the decades of their war against each other. As with any animated franchise, there will always be some form of spinoff or parallel storyline that will follow suit, whether it be a sequel, a novel, a video game or some other form. For example, a movie was made about the original Transformers which starred both Shia LeBouf and Amy Poehlis, and that film's sequel, Transformers 2, featured a story that took place after the events of Revenge of the Fallen ( Optimus Prime went insane and became a foe of the Autobots).

The main story line of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen revolves around the treacherous Decepticon leader Shockwave, who intends to annihilate all living things which were not created by him, namely humans. The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen featured new versions of both the Autobots and Decepticons, in order to keep the premise of destruction set in motion. The story line also included an interesting relationship with the evil humanoids of Transformerkind, who were cold and ruthless killing machines. There were some pretty good fights, a touch of romance, and a great villain to oppose the Autobots, in Kurtzman &edin's re-telling of this classic Japanese cartoon series.

The Transformers movies have become very successful worldwide, especially the newer version of the franchise, The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Kurtzman andedin also created the TV show Transformer: Evolution, a spin off of the Revenge of the Fallen film series. It featured some of the same characters from the previous films, as well as some fresh ones, but it didn't quite reach the success of its predecessor, either. In fact, the Japanese release of Revenge of the Fallen became the first film in the franchise to lose at least one of its intended target audience (which is usually teenagers), due to mixed reviews and poor word-of-mouth promotion. However, it was still a big hit, just not at the box office where it opened and topped the Japanese theaters; nor did it top the American or international box office either.