Synopsis: A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasts off in search of it. He eventually tracks it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sends him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. Megatron is then carried away aboard the Captain's ship. A century later, Captain Witwicky's grandson Sam Witwicky (nicknamed Spike by his friends) b
Director(s): Michael Bay
Production: Dreamworks
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 41 nominations.
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144 min



What the...

Epps, let's go!

Okay, Mr. Witwicky, you're up.

Sorry, I got a lot of stuff.



For my family...

Who did... Who did that?

People! Responsibility.


So, for my family genealogy report,

I decided to do it

on my great-great-grandfather,

who was a famous man,

Captain Archibald Witwicky.

Very famous explorer.

In fact, he was one of the first to explore

the Arctic Circle, which is a big deal.

In 1897, he took 41 brave sailors

straight into the Arctic Shelf.

Move faster, men! Move! Chop! Heave!

The ice is freezing faster than

it's melting! Chop faster! Heave, men!

Heave! No sacrifice, no victory!

We'll get to the Arctic Circle, lads!

So that's the story, right?

And here we have some of

the basic instruments and tools

used by 19th-century seamen.

This here is the quadrant,

which you can get for 80 bucks.

It's all for sale, by the way.

Like the sextant here.

$50 for this, which is a bargain.

These are pretty cool.

These are my grandfather's glasses.

I haven't quite gotten them appraised

yet, but they've seen many cool things.

Are you going to sell me his liver?

Mr. Witwicky, this isn't show and sell.

It's the 11th grade.

I don't think your grandfather would be

particularly proud of what you're doing.

I know. I'm sorry. I just, you know,

this is all going towards my car fund.

You can tell your folks. It's on eBay.

I take PayPal.

Cold hard cash works, too.

And the compass makes a great gift

for Columbus Day.

- Sam!

- Sorry.


my great-great-grandfather,

the genius that he was, wound up

going blind and crazy in a psycho ward,

drawing these strange symbols

and babbling on about

some giant ice man

that he thought he'd discovered.

Okay. Might be a pop quiz tomorrow.

Might not.

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Roberto Orci

Roberto Gaston Orci (born July 20, 1973) is a Mexican-American film and television screenwriter and producer. He began his longtime collaboration with Alex Kurtzman while at school in California. Together they have been employed on television series such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. In 2008, together with J. J. Abrams, they created Fringe. In 2013, they created Sleepy Hollow alongside Phillip Iscove. Orci and Kurtzman's first film project was Michael Bay's The Island, and due to that partnership they went on to write the scripts for the first three films of the Transformers film series. Orci first became a film producer with 2008's Eagle Eye and again with 2009's The Proposal. more…

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