To what do we attribute our fascination with science fiction movies? Is it wondering whether it could possibly happen? Is it because we believe there are actually higher forces out there? Or are we simply blown away by what the production companies are capable of in creating their masterpieces? Whatever the reason, science fiction movies are here to stay and will be for generations to come, no doubt. Directed by one of the action genre’s most proclaimed directors, Michael Bay, the film soared at the box office, taking over $315 million (the budget being $150 million). Transformers is currently listed #19 on the all-time box office listing. With filming locations from California to Alaska to New Mexico, this film is a visual feast. A fairly young cast leads this impressive film, with Shia La Beouf only 20 years of age. He is no newcomer to the industry, however, having starred in films like I, Robot, Constantine, Charlie’s Angels: Full throttle and Dumb and Dumberer. Look out for Shia in the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Also a mere 20, is Megan Fox, who mainly did TV work prior to Tranceformers. John Rogers, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote Tranceformers. Orci and Kurtzman also wrote The Island and Mission Impossible III amongst others, while Rogers is known for Red Skies and The Core. 88 stuntmen provided those tense, suspenseful moments, daring escapes and eye-popping action sequences. Behind the scenes, a team of more than 300-strong worked long hours to create the amazing visual and special effects. Michael Bay’s credits include Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and The Island. Look out for Transformers 2 in 2009, and 2012: The War of souls in 2010. Tranceformers won the following awards: Production Company/Location Team of the year, Visual effects supervisor of the year, Teen Choice Award (Shia Le Beouf) and an MTV Movie Award. Impressive!