“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” came out in 2009 and brought back most of the main cast for the ride. This film gives background information on the history of the Decepticons, detailing that he was once a Prime who wanted to harness Earth’s energy in 17,000 BC. For his crimes, this Prime was imprisoned by the others and was always known as “The Fallen”. The Decepticons release “The Fallen” (voiced by Tony Todd) and use him to wreak havoc on the world.
While this movie was incredibly successful, it was also when the Transformers franchise began to decline, as the story was no longer a fun sci-fi action movie about alien robots. . Instead, Bay went into her own lore for the Transformers, detailing that they’ve been on Earth for centuries. In this film, the pyramids of Egypt were built by processors to hide their harvesting machines. There’s a lot going on in this movie, the biggest of which is that Optimus Prime is killed and then brought back to life. At the end of the film, Sam is alive, Earth is saved, and The Fallen is defeated. Unfortunately, Megatron (voiced by Hugo Weaving) is still alive – but don’t worry, you might get him next time!