'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' Opens in Theaters

Long-awaited by car geeks and young men whose parents let them watch too many cartoons in the ‘80s, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” opens nationwide in theaters today. The sequel to 2007’s hit film, “Transformers,” “Revenge of the Fallen” will include many of the same characters as the first, but we’ll point out the highlights for car fans.

For the Autobots, Bumblebee (a 2010 Chevy Camaro Z28) is back, along with Ratchet (a Hummer H2) and Optimus Prime (a Peterbilt Truck). They are joined by Sideswipe (a slick Corvette Stingray Concept), Jolt (a Chevy Volt) and twin brothers — if robots can be brothers — Skids and Mudflap (a Chevy Beat and Chevy Trax, respectively).

Meanwhile, the Decepticons tend to transform into more bizarre vehicles (F-22 Raptors and mechanical scorpions, for instance), but they will include the character Sideways, who turns into an Audi R8.

Early reviews of “Revenge of the Fallen” haven’t exactly been making “Citizen Kane” comparisons, but in case it’s a hit anyway, check out our story in the Advice section on other cars we’d like to see in the next “Transformers” film. 

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