Transformers is an action film and 2007 American science fiction based on the Transformers toy line. The film, which combines computer animation with live action, is directed by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg as executive producer. It is the first installment of the Transformers film series. It is starring Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a teenager who gets caught in a war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, two factions of alien robots that can hide becoming everyday machinery, especially vehicles. The Autobots intend to use the Allspark, the object that created their robotic race, in an attempt to rebuild Cybertron and end the war, while the Decepticons want control of the Allspark with the intention of using it to build an army by giving life to the machines on Earth. Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Anderson, Megan Fox, Rachael Taylor, John Turturro and Jon Voight also appear, while voice actors Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving voice Optimus lend their Prime and Megatron respectively.
The film was produced by Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto. They developed the project in 2003, and DeSanto wrote a treatment. Steven Spielberg approached the project the following year, hiring Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to write the script. US armed forces. UU. and General Motors (GM) loaned vehicles and aircraft during filming, which saved money on production and added realism to the battle scenes.
Hasbro organized an enormous promotional campaign for the film, making deals with thousands of companies. The advertising campaign included a viral marketing campaign, coordinated releases of prequel comic books, toys and books, as well as site advertising agreements with GM, Burger King and eBay.
Transformers received mixed to positive reviews and was successful in taquilla.2 is the forty-fifth most successful film released and the fifth most successful of 2007, raising approximately US $ 709 million worldwide. The film won four awards from the Visual Effects Society and was nominated for three Oscars, for best sound editing, best sound and best visual effects. Shia LaBeouf's performance was praised by Empire, and the return of Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime of the 1980s was well received by fans. A sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, was released on 24 June 2009. Although most negative reviews, was a commercial success and grossed more than its predecessor. A third film, Transformers: Dark side of the moon, was released on June 20, 2011, 3D and grossed over US $ 1 billion, despite receiving mixed reviews. A fourth film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was released on June 27, 2014, also raising more than $ 1 billion, but obtained mixed to negative reviews. A fifth film, officially titled Transformers: The Last Knight, is scheduled for release on June 23, 2017.