Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is an American science fiction movie. It is directed by Michael Bay and is based on the Transformers toy line. The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Ramon Rodriguez, and John Turturro. The screenplay was written by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman. It is the sequel to the 2007 Transformers movie. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released on June 24, 2009, in North America and on July 1 in other countries.
“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Success
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was a box office success. Earning $402.1 million in the United States and Canada and $434.2 million internationally, for a total of $836.3 million worldwide. The movie was the second highest-grossing film of 2009 in the US and Canada behind Avatar. The film also topped the charts in other major countries, including China, Malaysia, and Tokyo, and became the second highest-grossing film on its release.
The film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” grossed $109 million on its first weekend, the seventh largest in history at that time. It brought in $E200 million in its first five days and became the second number behind “The Dark Knight Rises,” which grossed $203.7 million in the first five days.
Interesting Facts About “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”
1. Jordanian Royal Family provided the Air Force with Assistance
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was shot for four days in Jordan by Director Michael Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The Jordan royal family provided the Royal Jordanian Air Force with Assistance because they loved Transformer (2007) movie and waiting for the next part.
2. College Scenes were Shoot at the University of Pennsylvania and the Princeton
The college scenes for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was shot at both the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University, lending authentically to the storyline. Both universities’ students enjoyed the shoot very well to use as the filming locations.
Film Processor Ted Hope said, “it’s always great when filmmakers can take advantage of real-life locations that lend authentically to their stories, and I think it helps make for a more immersive experience for the viewer.”
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3. Megan Fox can’t Ride a Motorcycle
When Megan Fox was shooting her riding scenes for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, she had to be pushed onto her motorcycle to have a good start. And when the scenes were shot successfully, she needed someone to catch her bike. This is because Megan Fox cannot ride a motorcycle- she has never learned how.
4. Michael Bay Uses Multiple Cameras to Shoot Megan Fox
According to Megan Fox, the director, Michael Bay used multiple cameras during shooting to film her from the front and behind. The 22-year-old actress says the movie gave her a more realistic experience and helped make her character looks more attractive in the movie.
5. Set a Record for the Highest Number of Paid Products
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen holds the record for the highest number of paid product placements at 47. This includes appearances by several brands. The movie made $836.3 million at the box office, so it’s no surprise that brands wanted a piece of that action.
6. 140 Terabytes Took Place for the CGI
All the robot scenes in the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” were made with CGI’s help. The robots in the movie feel like they are genuine, and you can believe what is happening on-screen. This was not easy, as 140 terabytes of data had to be processed for all the robot action scenes. This has resulted in some of the best CGI ever seen in the movie.
7. Megan Fox Gain 10 Pounds for Shoot the Movie
Megan Fox had lost weight before shooting the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and director Michael Bay didn’t like it, so Michael Bay prescribed a “good cake diet” for her to follow. By using the diet within three weeks, Megan Fox gained ten pounds. Megan Fox was not happy with the results of following the diet, but this task was essential to shoot this movie.
8. Forest Battle Scenes were Shoot in Native American Land in New Mexico
The forest battle scenes were filmed on Native American land in New Mexico. The production team was permitted to destroy twelve real trees during the shooting, and in return, they planted 6,000 new trees in the forest because they knew the importance of trees in our lives and didn’t want to destroy them.
9. Release on the 25th Anniversary of Transformers
This movie was released on the 25th anniversary of Transformers (1984) and hit theaters in 2009. Critics have praised “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” for its action-packed scenes and spectacular special effects. The film has already grossed over $836.3 million worldwide and is expected to continue to be the best movie for those who see it in the future.
10. The Film was Shoot in Egypt for 3 Days
The critically acclaimed film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was filmed in Egypt for three days. A crew of several local Egyptians and 150 Americans was present on the set. The cast and crew were impressed by the Egypt’s stunning natural scenery and ancient ruins.
11. Highest Grossing Film in Malaysia
The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the highest-grossing film in Malaysia, with a gross of about $7.85 million. This is also the first time a Hollywood movie has ever topped the Malaysian box office at this level.
12. Teresa Palmer was Considered to Play Allice Role
Teresa palmer was initially considered to be cast as Alice, but Michael Bay claims on his blog that she was never supposed to take Alice’s role, And the role goes to Isabel Lucas. Alice is the female lead in the movie and is a fantastic character.
13. First Movie for Isabel Lucas
Isabel Lucas has had a long and successful career in Hollywood. She started her career with “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” Lucas shows excellent acting and significant character development throughout the film.
If you are a fan of action movies, The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is worth checking out. The storyline is well-written, and the CGI effects are fantastic. You will feel right in the movie with all the excitement and suspense.