It’s only a few more days till Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen graces the silver screens worldwide. On that note, don’t expect any slow-down in the marketing – Paramount is set on making this the biggest film of the year.

Today we have another video showing a short scene from the movie, a bunch of cool little facts and trivia and a very weird, slightly spoilerish tidbit involving one of the larger bots featured in the sequel.

In the last two days alone, we got some more cool photos for Michael Bay’s epic blockbuster and earlier today Screen Rant reported on the viral videos popping up around the world. There’s no stopping the increase in excitement for fans and moviegoers alike.

To start, here are a bunch of cool facts and info about the Transformers sequel:


  • 14 robots last time, 46 robots this time (ILM only)
  • If you had all the gold ever mined in the history of man, you could build a little more than half of Devastator.
  • Optimus Prime will be life size on IMAX screens in many forest fight shots.
  • Devastator’s hand is traveling 390 miles per hour when he punches the pyramid.
  • The pyramid destruction simulation was 8 times bigger than the old rigid simulation all-time record holder at ILM.
  • All robot parts laid out end to end would stretch from one side of California to the other, about 180 miles
  • Devastator’s parts stacked tip to tip would be as tall as 58 empire state buildings.
  • If all the texture maps on the show were printed on 1 square yard sheets, they would cover 13 football fields.

Disk space

  • TF1 took 20 Terabytes of disk space. Trans2 took 145 Terabytes. Seven times bigger!
  • 145 terabytes would fill 35,000 DVDs. Stacked one on top of the other without storage cases, they would be 145 feet tall.

Rendering times

  • If you rendered the entire movie on a modern home PC, you would have had to start the renders 16,000 years ago (when cave paintings like the Hall of Bulls were being made) to finish for this year’s premiere!


  • Optimus Prime will be life size on IMAX screens in many forest fight shots.
  • Imax frames take about 6 times longer than anamorphic to render.
  • IMAX frame render times: As high as 72 hours per frame!


  • Devastator is as tall as a 10 story building.
  • Devastator has more than 10 times the number of individual parts found in an average car.
  • Laid out end to end, Devastator’s parts would be almost 14 miles long.

To see them all, check out Michael Bay’s official website.

Continue reading ‘Transformers 2: Cybertronian Anatomy & Some Fun Facts!’ for a new video and info on Cybertronian Anatomy…

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Peter over at /Film picked up on a very interesting revelation from a review of Transformers 2 by Empire. In it, the reviewer discusses the Constructicons and Devastator.

Read at your own risk:

“A notable moment occurs during the dementedly frenetic final act of Transformers 2. A robot-on-robot fracas is unfolding around Egypt’s Giza Necropolis, with Devastator, an especially massive mechanoid comprised of several construction vehicles, set on clawing its way to the peak of a pyramid. As it lumbers up the dusty colossus, a shot tilts up to its mid-section, revealing two wrecking balls dangling down. Yes, Michael Bay, the man who brought us cyber-micturition in this movie’s predecessor, has one-upped himself: Decepticon testicles.”

Devastator is a ballsy robot, now in more ways than one. On that note, it was a pretty ballsy decision for Michael Bay to actually include the Constructicons and Devastator but he actually managed to pull it off.

Speaking of Cybertronian Anatomy, here’s another little scene from the movie which pieces together some of what we saw in the trailer and TV spots – Pay attention to the weapons of the little robots and where they are placed:

So now we know why Sam screams for his pet car to bust out of the garage – I’d like to see what happens next.

What do you think about this info?

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is directed by Michael Bay, stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Isabel Lucas, John Turturro and Tyrese Gibson. It opens this Wednesday, June 24, 2009.

Source: Empire (via /Film)