Desperately trying to accumulate enough money, High School student Sam Witwicki is selling items on eBay to buy his first car. One of his items is spectacles worn by his grandfather, Captain Archibald Witwicki, famous for explorations of the Artic Ocean. Etched on its rims is a microscopic map leading to a mystical talisman that allegedly channeled unlimited power for use by anyone in possession of the AllSpark.
Long ago–long before humans had evolved–a relentless war was waged for control over the AllSpark. Optimus Prime, noble leader of The Autobots managed to smuggle the AllSpark off the planet Cybertron. The dreaded Megatron, Commander of the devious Decepticons located the AllSpark hidden on Earth. Trying to retrieve it deep in the Artic Ocean, Megatron was forever frozen.
Until found by Captain Witwicki around 1850AD, but never found again due it had been cut out and hauled away to a secret government installation. The captain died a crazy old man claiming he had seen a giant robot trapped in Artic ice. Sam learns the hard way that his grandfather was not crazy. He discovers putting the antique glasses on eBay makes him a prime target in constant risk of death.
There is no escape from ferocious hunters on a seriously dangerous mission. Seeking to free Megatron, the indefatigable aliens are hellbent on retrieving the AllSpark.
Direction parameters: Hasbro
Designer-illustrator: James Sherman
• Transforming robot characters, sets, locations, props
Director: Michael Bay
Writers: John Rogers, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (story) Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (screenplay)
Starring Shia LaBeouf Megan Fox Josh Duhamel Tyrese Gibson Rachael Taylor
Anthony Anderson Jon Voight John Turturro
Cinematography: Mitchell Amundsen
Music: Steve Jablonsky
Producers: Ian Bryce Tom DeSanto Lorenzo di Bonaventura Don Murphy
Production: DreamWorks SKG presents A Michael Bay Film and Paramount Pictures
in association with Hasbro and Amblin Entertainment and Di Bonaventura Pictures
and Sprocketheads and thinkfilm