Transformers parents guide

Transformers

Overall C+

They ain't kid's toys anymore! Those little plastic playthings that could transform into robotic action figures are now taking over the big screen. Looking way too scary for tiny tykes, the mechanical menaces drop out of the sky so they can rage a battle here on Earth. With no regard for their surroundings, it is up to people like young Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) to stop the giants before they stomp out all human life.

Violence D+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use B

Why is Transformers rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Transformers PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language.

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Transformers
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Transformers rated PG-13? Transformers is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, brief sexual humor, and language.

The film’s opening scenes include a brutal attack on a U.S. Military base in the desert of Qatar. But the action doesn’t stop there. The perpetrators also strike the government’s defense department computers before taking their carnage (bombs, gunfire, car crashes) to the streets. Meanwhile, Sam’s infatuation with a midriff baring girl causes some hormone-charged comments and innuendo as well as a parental discussion about masturbation and a hidden adult magazine. Taken into custody for a suspected offense, Sam is accused of using drugs. The film also contains infrequent use of alcohol by adults along with profanities, vulgarities and a brief irreverent religious remark.

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Transformers
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG Frightening Scenes. Not Recommended for Young Children.
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Transformers"

Cast and Crew

Transformers is directed by and stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Michael Clarke Duncan.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Transformers movie is October 15, 2007. Here are some details…

Home Video Release: Transformers Trilogy: 7-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition

Blu-ray Release: 31 January 2012

The Transformers Franchise releases to home video as a trilogy in a 7- Disc set. Bonus extras include:

- Blu-ray and DVD copies of: Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

- Plaque of movie images signed by Michael Bay

- More than 10 hours of special features

DVD Release: Transformers

Release Date: 15 October 2007

The DVD release of Transformers packs a lot of bonus materials onto this deceptively simple-looking two-disc set. These include trailers, Easter Eggs and an audio commentary by director Michael Bay, as well as a series of featurettes that are presented under the following topic headings:

Our World

The Story Spark (Steven Spielberg discusses the film’s conceptual stage), Human Allies (a behind the scenes look at casting), I Fight Giant Robots and Battleground.

Their War

Rise of the Robots (bringing the toys to life through the collaboration of Hasbro designers and the film’s director), AUTOBOTS Roll Out (Director Michael Bay talks about working with Chevy to modify the cars seen in the movie), DECEPTICONS Strike (insights by the film’s military advisors) and Inside the AllSpark.

More Than Meets the Eye

From Script to Sand: The SKORPONOK Desert Attack (the making of this complex scene from storyboarding through production and visual effects).

Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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Like Sam, Dean Jones finds a car that seems to adopt him rather than the other way around in The Love Bug. Shia LaBeouf also shares the screen with androids in the sci-fi film I, Robot.

This movie is part of a franchise that includes: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon The three movies are also available in a single package: Transformers Trilogy: 7-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition.

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