Transformers?is a series of American?science fiction action films?based on the?toys and media franchise of the same namedeveloped in the 1980s by?Hasbro?and?Takara.[note 1]?Michael Bay?has directed the first five films:?Transformers?(2007),?Revenge of the Fallen?(2009),?Dark of the Moon?(2011),?Age of Extinction?(2014) and?The Last Knight?(2017).?A spin-off entitled?Bumblebee, directed by?Travis Knight?and produced by Michael Bay, is scheduled for December 21, 2018. The series has been distributed by?Paramount Pictures?and?DreamWorks.
The live-action film series has received mixed-to-negative reception, with criticism of the plots,?sophomoric humor, overuse of?product placements?and the running time of the films, but praise of the visual effects, action sequences and music. It is the?13th-highest-grossing film series, with a total of $4.3 billion; two films in the series have individually grossed over $1 billion.
|Film||U.S. release date||Director||Screenwriter(s)||Story by||Producer(s)|
|Transformers||July?3,?2007||Michael Bay||Roberto Orci?&?Alex Kurtzman||John Rogers, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman||Don Murphy,?Tom DeSanto,?Lorenzo di Bonaventura?and?Ian Bryce|
|Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||June?24,?2009||Ehren Kruger?and Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman|
|Transformers: Dark of the Moon||June?29,?2011||Ehren Kruger|
|Transformers: Age of Extinction||June?27,?2014|
|Transformers: The Last Knight||June?21,?2017||Art Marcum & Matt Holloway?&?Ken Nolan||Akiva Goldsman, Art Marcum & Matt Holloway & Ken Nolan|