Starring Shia LeBeouf, Josh Duhamel, and Jon Voight
Directed by Michael Bay (Armageddon)
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor and language
Appropriate for boys of all ages (and maybe a few older girls as well)
Release Date: October 16, 2007
While the film hit theaters only a few months ago, Transformers decided an early DVD release date, and providing it’s fans with this huge two-disc special edition. Based on the original toys and subsequent cartoon, Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay had the idea to create this mega tent pole that studies the basic story of a boy and his car. When young Sam Witwicky (LeBeouf) discovers that his new car is really a robot from another planet, he is thrust into the middle of a battle that could lead to the destruction of Earth. While the CG is out of this world (no pun intended), the special features on disc two show the impressive amount of non-CG that went into the picture. The scope and scale of this film are enormous and make the second viewing even more fun. The set includes hours of extras including a commentary and tons of documentaries. Also, while I loved watching the HD-DVD version, if you purchase the regular DVD two-disc set at Target stores, the case turns into a robot. I’m sorry, but that is just way too cool!