The 1980s cartoon series is given the big screen treatment with this double bill of big-budget, live-action blockbusters packed with state-of-the-art special effects. In 'Transformers' (2007), an alien race divided into two camps long ago on the planet of Cybertron: the Autobots, and the evil Decepticons. In an effort to prevent the Decepticons from gaining possession of the 'Allspark', a cube with the capacity to grant infinite power, the Autobots managed to smuggle the object to Earth, where they secretly hid it. Now, hundreds of years later, with the Decepticons searching for the cube, it's a race against time, as the Autobots enlist the help of young earthling Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) to foil the Decepticons' plans for world domination. LaBeouf reprises his role as Sam, the young earthling caught in the raging war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, in the sequel, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (2009). After he glimpses the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers through a powerful vision sent to him by the Allspark, Sam once again finds himself the target of the evil Decepticons, who have returned to Earth under the command of the formidable Starscream (voiced by Charles Adler). Joining the Autobots' mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), who forms an alliance with international armies for this second epic battle.