TRANSFORMERS (FILM SERIES)
Transformers is a series of American science fiction action films directed by Michael Bay, and based on the toys created by Hasbro and Tomy.
Transformers is the first film in the series. Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that his new car, with which he intended to impress Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox), is actually Bumblebee (Mark Ryan), an alien robot from the planet known as “Cybertron.”
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the second film in the series. A sequel, which is set two years after the events in Transformers, the now-larger group of Autobots have allied with the US and UK military to form a unit known as NEST which hunts down remaining Decepticons on the planet. However, Megatron is resurrected by the Constructicons under Soundwave’s (Frank Welker) command.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the third film in the series. A sequel, which is set three years after the events of Revenge of the Fallen, when the war on Cybertron between the Autobots and Decepticons appears lost to the Autobots, their leader, Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy), attempts to launch the Ark, an Autobot ship from their planet, containing the technology that could have saved his race. However, it crash lands on Earth’s moon in 1961, prompting President John F. Kennedy to make his famous promise to the nation to put a man on the Moon. The 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing was actually an investigation of the spacecraft.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in the series, set five years after the destructive battle of Chicago in Dark of the Moon. The human race no longer trusts the Transformers. Under the order of ruthless government official agent Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer), the black ops are tasked with the extermination of all the Transformers and have teamed with the Cybertronian bounty hunter Lockdown (Mark Ryan), working for the Creators to hunt them all down. Attinger is promised a “Seed” for helping him, if he helps Lockdown capture Optimus alive. As a result, the surviving Autobots go into hiding.
Transformers movie franchise uses the cartoon as a launching pad. If you enjoy a good action film then this is perfect. If you are looking for a 1 to 1 depiction of the cartoon franchise then you will be sorely disappointed. The movie series is basically a vehicle for various actors. It pays cursory attention to the characters the cartoon is based on. If you watch these movies then just watch them. Put aside all your ideas of what works and just go with the movie logic. You will definitely have more fun…