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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Revenge is coming. 

Year: 2009 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Michael Bay 
Starring: Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox  
An image from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Two years after the downfall of Megatron, the humans and Autobots have joined forces to keep the world safe against the Decepticons, whose attacks are becoming more frequent and fast. Surely, though, they don’t need the help of Sam (LaBeouf), now all grown up and ready to start a new life in college? But the Decepticons have vowed vengeance and they are on the lookout for a way to harvest energy and destroy the world once and for all. The feud which occurred thousands of years ago and divided the Transformers has come to light, and the humans will suffer the rise of the outcast Prime, known as The Fallen. Can Sam really still believe he’s in for a normal life?

Transformers 2 is the second instalment from Michael Bay, depicting the well-loved heroes from our childhoods battling to save the world. And my, do they battle. There are spectacular action scenes, jam-packed with what only can be described as “robot-gore”. Anyone who likes Matrix-style slow-mo prepare to be extremely satisfied. No penny was spared trying to make the special effects look just right, even realistic.

There’s a fantastic new line-up of characters for the kids to enjoy, especially Wheelie – the mini-Decepticon with the foul mouth. Critics have been a little controversial about the introduction of The Twins, the cool, back-talking brother Autobots who add humour to the already comedy-engorged film. If you’ve seen the first, it’s an obvious must-see, but for newcomers the plot is different enough to keep you entertained! The only thing missing is the old theme tune… I’m sure you all know it well: “Transformers, robots in disguise!”

Samilia Ekeocha


Sequel to the very successful Transformers this 'comic-book' style film has been much awaited. Having saved the world, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is looking forward to starting college, but not to leaving behind girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox) or his friend Bumblebee, who is an alien robot that transforms into a bright yellow car.

After the last battle a piece of the 'All-spark’, a cube with the power to transform objects into robots like Bumblebee, remains and Sam picks it up. He sees visions of alien symbols but cannot understand them. Meanwhile, another Decepticon from outer space called ‘The Fallen’ attempts to destroy the earth and to capture Sam to extract the information from his brain.

Sam and his friends now have to find a way to stop the Fallen, whilst being chased by the Decepticons. He encounters lots of robots, familiar and new, on both sides and there are lots of great battle sequences with brilliant special effects. Although Revenge of the Fallen is unlikely to make you start seriously contemplating the meaning of life and death, it's lots of fun and with enough to please film buffs and casual viewers alike.

Angharad le Duc

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Screenings of this film:

2009/2010 Spring Term (35mm)
2009/2010 Spring Term (35mm)