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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023) | Transcript

During the '90s, a new faction of Transformers - the Maximals - join the Autobots as allies in the battle for Earth.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)

Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformers – the Maximals – to join them as allies in the existing battle for earth. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback.

* * *

[Primal] There’s a legend that precedes the dawn of our civilization.

A vile god, so large and so powerful that it consumed entire planets as fuel.

Few believed such a thing could be true, until the day we saw Unicron with our own eyes.

[mechanical roaring]

[rumbling]

[zapping]

[mechanical whirring]

But he didn’t just come for our planet.

He wanted our greatest technology, the Transwarp Key.

And he sent his most powerful henchman to collect it, Scourge.

[Transwarp Key rings]

[grunts]

[Transwarp Key rings]

[creature trilling] [growling]

[roars]

[screeching]

[roaring]

[mechanical whirring]

[roaring]

[screeches]

[snarls]

[Cheetor] More enemies are landing.

We won’t be safe for long.

Do we have the key?

[chiming]

You must take it.

Keep it hidden, so that it never falls into the hands of Unicron.

But, Apelinq, we can fight.

No. Protecting our Transwarp Key is all that matters!

Go. Use it to escape.

What will you do?

I’ll hold him off.

Buy you some time.

Then I’m staying with you.

This is my fight.

Listen, if Unicron were to get the key, he could open a portal through time and space with no end to the worlds he could destroy.

It is now your time to lead the Maximals, Optimus Primal.

[grunts]

[mechanical whirring]

[Scourge] So you’re this planet’s great warrior.

[growls]

Mmm. You have such a beautiful world filled with an abundance of life.

[growls]

Savory.

My master grows hungry.

Give me the Transwarp Key, and he will spare your home.

We’d rather die than let him reach other planets.

[sighs] So be it.

[mechanical whirring] [roaring]

[grunting]

[mechanical whirring]

[growls]

[mechanical whirring]

[groans]

Benefits of serving the almighty Unicron.

[zapping]

They never learn.

[Apelinq] You’re too late, Scourge. [groans]

Your master will be trapped in this galaxy forever.

[rumbling]

[Scourge] No!

[Airazor] His sacrifice will be our oath.

To preserve the key, no matter the cost.

[Unicron] You let them slip away with the Transwarp Key.

Scour the universe and find where the Maximals have gone.

When you acquire the key, use it to bring me to you.

Yes, my lord.

[Unicron] Once I have the key, I alone will reign supreme.

[mechanical humming]

[rumbling]

[mechanical whirring]

[“C.R.E.A.M.” playing]

♪ Two for fives Over here, baby ♪

♪ Word up, two for fives ♪

♪ …Got garbage down the way Word up ♪

♪ Cash rules Everything around me ♪

♪ C.R.E.A.M. get… ♪ ♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Check this ol’ fly shit out ♪

♪ Word up ♪

♪ Cash rules Everything around me ♪

♪ C.R.E.A.M. get the money ♪

♪ Dollar dollar bill, y’all ♪

♪ I grew up on the crime side The New York Times side ♪

[electricity sizzling]

♪ Mom’s bounced on old man ♪

♪ So then we moved To Shaolin land ♪

♪ A young youth, yo Rockin’ the gold tooth ♪

♪ ‘Lo goose Only way I begin the G off… ♪

All right, baby, come on.

Show me the money. Show me the money.

[static on TV]

[chattering on TV] Here we go. There we go.

[child over radio] Yo, Sonic. Breakfast ready yet?

[static on radio, beeps]

I ain’t your butler, Kris.

[Kris] Come on, man. No names over the airwaves.

It’s Tails.

Oh, my bad, Kristopher Diaz from 974 Wilson Avenue, Apartment 2-C, Brooklyn.

[food sizzling]

No real names. They’re listening.

Ain’t no secret government agencies worried about us, Tails.

Now get your behind out here while it’s hot.

At least they got that going for ’em. Here, I ironed this for you.

I already ironed it. What… Like you cooked those eggs?

What you mean? They’re just… seasoned.

[Kris] Aw, come on.

Come eat, bro.

I can’t get past Bowser.

Well, good morning to you too.

Drink this and take your medicine.

All of it. [Kris] Okay.

Are you sure you can take him?

Yeah, uh, hospital’s on the way. I got time.

[mother] And, if that lady, that administrator, is there and she mentions a bill, just… tell her we’re handling it.

I will. And after today, I’ll be able to help out more.

Good luck on the interview.

Don’t forget to laugh at all their jokes.

White people love that shit. Ma, language.

Okay! [kisses] Remember, I have class tonight, so I’ll be home late.

Los quiero. I love you.

Hurry up, man. We gotta get into the city.

[door closes]

Hey. Hold up. Hold up.

Your hand’s hurting again?

No, it’s nothing.

Yo, let me see.

Kris.

It’s swollen.

The sickle cells must be blocking the blood flow again.

How long has this been going on?

Couple days.

Hey, yo, look, I told you, you gotta tell me these things.

You fighting this alone, or we fighting it together?

Together.

Home team?

Home team.

[“Check the Rhime” playing]

Two for ten. Two for… Stop touching everything.

Oh, hell, no. Kris, what’d I tell you about letting your mans come out the crib looking like a whole square?

Only so much I can do. [zipper zips]

Yeah, whatever, bro. Look. Here.

Ooh! My dawg!

When you gonna let me put your skills to work and get you some real money?

Yeah. Says the dude who can’t even afford cable.

[mocking] “Says the guy who…”

[in normal voice] I choose not to purchase cable.

It’s my own personal way to protest the vampiric nature of modern-day capitalism!

Hey, good luck with that interview in that dusty suit!

[“Anything” playing]

♪ I like that, y’all I like that ya like ♪

[tires screech]

♪ I like that, y’all I like that, check it out ♪

♪ I like that, y’all… ♪

♪ Anticipation ♪

♪ Of what’s to come ♪

♪ I’m so happy That I’m the lucky one ♪

[pager beeping]

Ugh! I’m coming.

Hey, guys. That’s a good one, but the Ankylosaurus was an armored dinosaur.

[door beeps]

[chattering]

♪ Where I am weak, baby You make me strong ♪

Thank you, thank you… [singsongy] for being patient.

Intern? Intern?

I paged you three times. Why didn’t you call me?

Okay, well, I figured if I stopped to call, that would make me later.

[sighs] The police are here.

They busted an art auction.

The owner claims that everything is authentic, but they want a second opinion.

All right.

[intern] The da Vinci sketch is legit.

The painting’s a copy.

Real one’s at the National Gallery in London.

Roman vase.

[scoffs] Valuable, but you are not gonna retire off of them.

[chuckling]

This Greek curse tablet, it would be expensive, but it’s a fake.

How can you tell?

See the spelling? Roman.

Doesn’t even show up in that era.

[chuckles] Got it.

[sighs] Officers, I figured it out. So…

The da Vinci, that is real. [box opens]

[intern] Hmm. Now, where did you come from?

[quiet growling]

[whispers] What are you?

[chuckles] It’s pretty neat, right? Yes.

Where is it from?

They just discovered it in Sudan.

The boys say it’s Horus, fifth millennia BC, Nubian?

This symbol is definitely not hieroglyphic.

Well, if it’s as exotic as it looks, I’m gonna get a feature in Minerva.

Uh, Jillian?

[door closes] [lock beeps]

[Jillian] Okay, team, let’s do it.

[phone ringing] [PA chimes]

[chattering on PA, faint]

Okay, what are the rules?

[pen scratching]

Bros before hos. [scratching stops]

“Don’t be a problem. Don’t go looking for a problem.”

Or else we’re gonna… [both] Have a problem.

I know, I know.

Okay, I’ll be back in a little bit.

[chattering on PA] [phone rings]

Mr. Diaz? [sighs]

Hey, I know we’re a little behind on the bill.

Three months behind. Until your account is current, you can’t bring your brother.

I’ve told you that. I’m gonna fix it.

I need a little more time. Take him to the ER.

Well, they won’t see him in the ER unless he’s critical.

Mr. Diaz. He’s 11!

He’s 11 years old.

Come on, Kris, we gotta go.

What happened? I’ll tell you later, man. All right?

Come on. Let’s get out of here.

[car horns honking]

Hey, yo. Sit here.

And don’t move!

[reporter on TV] After a conference with Simpson’s attorney, Howard Weitzman…

Can I help you? Yes.

Hey, I’m here for an interview with the head of security, Mr. Bishop.

I’m Noah Diaz.

It’s been canceled. No. No, that has to be a mistake.

Came right from Mr. Bishop.

[elevator bell dinging]

Just need your authorization…

Mr. Bishop! Hey! Hey!

[grunts] It’s okay, Walker.

It’s me, Noah Diaz. Sir, I think your boy back there is confused.

He said our interview was canceled. Because it is.

Wait, why? On the phone you said I was perfect for the job.

You said this was just a formality.

It was until your old commanding officer called me back.

Said you were brave, an expert comtech, but unreliable.

Couldn’t trust you.

Your head was always somewhere else.

Sir, I can explain all of that.

I had some responsibilities at home. My brother, he’s sick…

You had a responsibility to the United States Army.

Mr. Bishop! Sir.

I’m a hard worker, okay? I just…

I just really need a break.

Listen, I can’t have someone like you mess up what I’ve built.

Someone like me?

You don’t know anything about me!

I know you don’t know how to be part of a team.

God.

Hey, look.

Superman went on a bunch of interviews before he got his job on the Daily Planet.

But he never gave up. I’m not Superman, Kris.

Life ain’t a comic book.

I’m just saying. You’ll get the next one.

Yo, there is no next one.

No one’s coming to save us. We’re alone in this.

Yo, man, I’m sorry.

It’s all right.

No, it’s not.

None of this is.

You know what?

Come on.

Yo, here, bro.

Just head upstairs. I’ll be right there, all right?

[“Represent” playing]

So what was you talking about earlier?

♪ Any day could be Your last in the jungle ♪

♪ Get murdered on a humble Guns’ll blast, tumble ♪

♪ The corners is the hot spot Full of mad criminals ♪

♪ Who don’t care Guzzling beers ♪

♪ We all stare At the out-of-towners They better break north ♪

♪ Before we get The four pounders And take their face off ♪

♪ The streets Is filled with undercovers Homicide chasing brothers ♪

♪ The D’s on the roof Tryin’ to watch us… ♪

Hey, yo, you want one?

No. I don’t want any candy.

You gotta relax, man.

Your energy is really affecting my chi.

And I get it. I was nervous my first time too.

But you might want to do some breathing exercises, or something. Look at me.

[inhales, exhales]

[inhales, exhales]

My man, my man, my man, my man.

It’s just I ain’t done this before.

I know that. But them rich cats in there, they give a ton of paper to charities every year to make themselves feel better.

If you look at it from a holistic perspective, we doing them a favor.

[shouting] Hey, yo! You’re welcome! Will you stop?

What are you doing? This ain’t about to affect they pockets at all.

And it’s about to be easy as hell.

So why you ain’t the one going in there and doing it?

Because, papito, I’m the mastermind.

Now come on, put this in your ear.

My man, you serious? Yo, is that even clean?

It’s the fourth quarter, we got about ten seconds left on the clock, and you got the rock. [mutters]

Get rid of this. Hey, man!

Don’t slam the… [door slams shut]

[footsteps approaching]

Okay. I am off to my fundraiser.

What do you think? It’s nice.

[chuckles] Um, can I… Can I run something by you?

[sighs]

So I’ve been doing some research, and I don’t think that the statuette is Horus.

As a matter of fact, I’m sure it’s not.

The boys dated it around 5000 BC, right?

Mm-hmm.

But the Nubians, they never even had contact with the Egyptians until 600 years after that.

The symbol’s not hieroglyphic.

I don’t even think it’s from that part of the world.

I think it might be Aztec or Inca.

It’s not some Egyptian god. It’s something else.

Interesting.

Get those pressed, okay?

[exhales]

[door closes]

[truck door closes]

[chattering]

[exhales] [friend through earpiece] Yeah.

There you go. Let that breath fill you up.

In… out.

Please stop talking.

Okay, all right, I get it, you don’t like to chitchat back and forth.

But I got something for you.

[cassette player clicks]

[“Rebirth of Slick” playing]

[truck door closes] You got a robbing mixtape?

[on earbuds] Uh, no.

I got a liberating mixtape.

[door buzzes]

[grunting]

[fingers snapping] You feeling that, huh?

Yeah, whatever.

[lock beeps] [door buzzes]

[friend] All right, there shouldn’t be nobody in this part of the building.

You should be able to just waltz right on in.

[chattering]

Strike one, mastermind. This place is packed.

Hey, well, to error is divine.

Just act like you own the place.

Hey, wassup, brother? Good to see you again.

[friend] Try not to look suspicious.

[switch buzzes] [mechanism whirring]

Here you go. Here you go. Sorry. Sorry. That’s you, bro.

Nice glasses. I didn’t know… I didn’t know you had glasses.

[friend] What are you doing, making friends?

Everything good? We’re in the mix.

Hey. Let’s see what you really are.

♪ We, like the breeze Flow straight out of our lids ♪

♪ Them, they got moved By these hard-rock Brooklyn kids ♪

♪ Us, floor rush when the DJ’s booming classics ♪

♪ You dig the crew on The fattest hip-hop record ♪

[friend] Now, my man said it’s tucked in the back.

Been there a couple weeks.

It’s like a grayish car with like a…

Blue stripe.

♪ …cool like that I’m cool like that ♪

♪ I’m cool like that I’m cool like that ♪

♪ I’m cool like that I’m cool like that ♪

♪ I’m cool like that I’m cool, cool… ♪

[“Rebirth of Slick” continues playing]

[friend] All right, now just like brother Reek showed you.

Down the window…

[clicking]

a little wiggle…

[clicking] feel that snag and…

[clicks, clunks]

yeah.

Now we making money.

[clunks]

♪ And I’m peace like that ♪

♪ I’m peace like that I’m peace like that ♪

♪ I’m peace like that I’m peace like that ♪

♪ I’m peace like that I’m peace like that ♪

♪ Hey, check it out I funk like that ♪

♪ I’m phat like that ♪

♪ I’m in like that ‘Cause I swing like that ♪

♪ We jazz like that We zoom like that ♪

All right. Talk to me, homey.

[Noah] I’m in.

This won’t hurt a bit.

[switch clicks] [machine whirring]

[cracking]

[gasps]

Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop.

[gasping]

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

[gasps]

I’m gonna lose my job. [gasping]

[breathing heavily]

I’m gonna go to jail.

[breathing heavily] [Transwarp Key humming]

It’s definitely not Nubian.

[thunder rumbling] [engine rattling]

[mechanical whirring]

[warbling] [clunking]

This cannot be.

Calling all Autobots! Calling all Autobots!

[Bumblebee] Yippee-ki-yay, mother…

[tires screech]

[engine revs]

[mechanical whirring]

Prime, this is Arcee. I have a visual.

What am I looking at?

A way home.

[chittering]

[Prime on radio] Calling all Autobots!

Calling all Autobots!

[breathing heavily]

What am I doing? [Reek] Well, the coast is clear out here, so whenever you want to slide that thing on out, you good.

I can’t. I can’t.

[Reek] Like you can’t drive stick or something?

No, it’s just… I ain’t no thief.

[Reek] Are you having an existential crisis now?

The deadline for that was when I offered you Twizzlers.

[Prime] This is an emergency.

Can you hear me, Mirage? Roll out!

Who the hell was that?

That’s the radio, bro. This car is buggin’. I’m out.

[clunks]

[security guard] Hey!

Shit!

Oh, shit. Hey, you!

[engine starts]

[gun clicks] Get out of the car!

I’m trying! The car started by itself, I promise!

Look, it’s not working! Get out now!

[whirring] [engine revs]

[tires screeching]

[tires screeching]

No! Wait! What you doing?

Noah, what’s…

[engine accelerating] [laughing]

Reek! Reek! Reek!

Now, that’s top-tier manifestation!

[tires screech]

Yo, the car’s driving by itself!

Noah, you good?

I don’t know what’s going on!

It won’t stop!

Yo, stop! Stop! Why aren’t you listening?

You might wanna slow down. It’s not me, it’s the car!

It’s possessed! [Reek] No, no, no.

You’re just on an adrenaline high.

Let’s do some of them breathing exercises.

[breathes deeply]

Yo, I don’t need no breathing exercises!

The car’s driving by itself!

[tires screech] [siren wailing]

Oh, snap.

Yo, Reek, what do we do?

Noah, I cannot hear you.

[Noah] Reek! Noah, I can’t…

[tires screech]

[shouts] No, he did not! No, he did not just leave me!

[siren blaring]

Pull over! Help me!

[whirs]

[engine accelerating]

[screams]

[car horns honking] [tires screech]

[breathing heavily]

[engine accelerates] [tires screech]

[screaming]

[tires screech]

[siren blaring]

[truck horn blares]

Oh! Are you ok…

[breathing heavily] [sirens wailing]

[“The Choice is Yours (Revisited)” playing]

Drive. Drive, drive, drive, drive, drive!

[engine accelerates] [whirs]

[engine accelerating]

♪ Know not who I am or when I’m coming, so you sleep ♪

♪ Wasn’t in my realm Or wasn’t in your sphere ♪

♪ Knew not who I was But listen here ♪

♪ Dres, D-R-E-S Yes, I guess I can start ♪

The bridge. The bridge, the bridge…

Take the Williamsburg!

[tires squealing]

♪ Can I hear a hey? ♪

♪ Hey ♪

♪ Can I get a yo? You got a hat? ♪

[engine revs]

I got a 10-37 in progress. Silver Porsche.

[siren wailing]

You serious, man?

[tires screeching]

Oh, nah. Oh, nah.

[engine revs]

Hell, do something, please!

[mechanical whirring]

♪ Engine, engine, number nine On the New York transit line ♪

♪ If my train Goes off the track ♪

♪ Pick it up, pick it up Pick it up ♪

Yo, nah. Nah, nah, nah.

[engine revs] [siren continues]

[tires squealing]

[Prime] Come in, come in.

Can you hear me, Mirage? Mir-what?

[electricity hums]

♪ Niftily We can make it hip to be ♪

♪ What we are ’cause what we be Be the epitome ♪

Oh, Mirage. [siren wailing]

♪ You can get with this Or you can get with that ♪

♪ You can get with this Or you can get with that ♪

♪ You can get with this Or you can get with that ♪

[electricity hums]

[tires screech]

[breathing heavily]

Yo, yo, yo, slow down! Slow down!

[engine revs, stops]

[grunting]

[mechanical whirring]

[Mirage] Whoo-hoo-hoo! That felt good!

Get some oil pumping, you know? Damn!

I’ve been cooped up forever, dude.

I can’t tell you how old it gets!

[as Prime] “Mirage, stay hidden. Mirage, don’t draw any attention to yourself. Mirage, Big is just a movie. You’ll never be a real boy.”

[normal voice] But that was fun, man. You’re fun, dude.

Oh, right. This is probably a lot for you, huh?

Back up! Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa. What’s with the aggression?

I thought after the car chase, we were boys.

Are you gonna hit me? Maybe.

It’s like that?

[mechanical whirring]

Hmm. Tough guy.

I like that. I like it a lot.

What are you?

Some sort of possessed car or something?

[scoffs] Nah. That’s not real, man.

I’m an alien.

Like… Like E.T.?

E.T.? The little ugly guy in the basket?

Look at this face! The name’s Mirage.

Come on. Give me a little, give me a little.

Give me a little. Give a little tap.

[whispers] Give me a little tap.

There you go. Now we’re friends!

[tires screeching] Oh, great. The gang’s here.

There are more like you? Like me? Nah.

But be cool so they don’t crush you.

What? Yeah, I’d put that pipe down if I were you.

[tires squealing] [engines revving]

[mechanical whirring]

[pipe clangs]

[mechanical whirring]

Well, well, who have we got here?

[engine revs] [mechanical whirring]

Mirage, what have you done?

You brought a human here?

[Mirage] Optimus! Hey! Looking good, man!

Wait a second. Are those new rims?

You were told to stay hidden.

Right, right. Crazy coincidence.

When you called, all Optimus-like…

[as Prime] “Autobots, roll out!”…

[normal voice] …this guy was already in the car.

But he’s cool, so it’s cool. Cool?

[clangs] [Prime] Not cool.

[mechanical hissing]

Who are you, human?

I’m nobody. I ain’t even seen nothing.

I’m not even seeing anything right now.

Arcee.

[electronic whirring]

Private Noah Diaz, US Army.

Multiple commendations. A wizard with electronics.

Huh. He’s a soldier.

He does not look like a soldier.

I mean, you looking pretty rough yourself. [chuckles, clears throat]

Sorry, sir.

I will deal with your mistake later.

Okay, the energy surge we felt was in the 4,000 yottahertz range, which is undetectable to humans.

I’ve reconstructed the source from the energy echoes.

[Prime] I cannot believe it. It exists and it is here.

What the hell am I looking at?

[Prime] The Transwarp Key.

It was thought to be lost thousands of years ago.

It was once used to open space-time portals to Energon-rich planets throughout the universe.

You mean Energon-rich planets like…

Cybertron.

After seven long years stranded on Earth, we’ve finally found a way home.

Wait till I catch you, Reek.

Okay, so where is this t-tran, t-trun…

Transwarp Key? Thank you.

It’s in the new museum on Ellis Island.

Let’s blow it up and get the hell out of Dodge!

[Arcee] No, we can’t just go in blasting and steal it, Bee.

The humans will hunt us down.

What we need is a quiet way in.

[Noah grunts] [metal clanging]

Ooh, how about him?

[Prime] No. [Mirage] What? Come on, man.

He could slip in right through one of them little doors, grab the key, leave a nice IOU and peace out.

He’s perfect. What?

No, it is a bad idea.

I agree with Big Man.

So, it’s been real, y’all. But…

Uh, time-out. Mirage.

I know. I know. Just relax. Let me just talk to my guy real quick.

[whispers] Yo, don’t leave me with these tight-asses, bro. We make a great team.

This is a waste of time.

Look, I’m not breaking into a museum for some space robots.

But what about for friendship?

Uh, uh… Or, or, or

what about for cash?

Uh-huh. You help us get this key, so we can get off this rock…

No offense. Love the neighborhood and all.

And then I let you sell me.

[mechanical whirring] Lambo?

Ferrari?

Indy?

Look, you get paid and then I’ll split.

So all I gotta do is walk in and out?

[Mirage] All you gotta do. We’ll take care of the rest.

Cross my spark and hope to die.

Wow! That was corny when I said it out loud.

[Noah] What about the big man? Optimal, or whatever.

You let me worry about him.

Cool?

Ah! Got him! He’s in, baby! Whoo!

[Transwarp Key humming]

[typing]

[Noah] Y’all are robots that transform into cars, even though you’re from way out in space.

But now there’s this key that opens a portal back to your home?

Oh, and you know this because there’s a beacon light in the sky that I can’t see because I’m human.

[Mirage] You say that like it’s weird. It’s super weird.

You know what’s weird? Marky Mark is leaving the Funky Bunch!

I heard he’s just gonna pursue acting now. That’s crazy! What?

How does that… [Mirage] What a world.

Whatever, man.

I’m just trying to collect this money and get your angry-ass boss off of Earth before he blows a gasket.

[Mirage] Don’t take it personal.

He just misses home.

And I think he blames himself for us getting stuck here.

Earth was supposed to be a pit stop, you know, a place for us to regroup and rejoin the war back home.

Prime feels like it’s his fault we’ve been stranded here, like he has to fix it all on his own.

[Arcee on radio] All right, team, heads up. There’s security up ahead.

[Mirage] Nice!

This is gonna be fun, man.

No, no, no. No, bro. You need to switch it up.

You need to turn into a helicopter or a speedboat or something.

[Mirage] I got something way better than that.

[truck screeches]

[gate buzzes]

[Noah] Good call.

[Prime] I do not like this plan.

[Arcee] Yeah, Mirage isn’t really known for being quiet.

At least Mirage is one of us.

We should not be relying on a human.

They are my friends.

I know one was good to you, Bee, but this is not our world.

The humans will always protect what is theirs.

We can only trust our own kind.

You can’t handle the truth!

I do not want you going to that drive-in theater anymore.

[groans]

[whirring, distant]

[lights buzzing]

[brakes squeaking]

[engine idles, turns off]

[Transwarp Key humming]

Nightbird, search the island.

Finally, the hunt draws to a close.

[electricity humming]

[panting]

[electricity powers down] [gasps]

[switch clicking]

[objects clattering]

Hello?

[snarling] [chittering]

Fudge.

Oh.

Shh, shh, shh, shh.

[groaning]

[screams, grunts]

Hey, are you okay? Back up!

Yo, are you okay? Back up! Back up! Back up!

I didn’t think anyone was in here.

That’s it.

[humming]

Who are you? Hmm?

I’m, uh… the janitor.

Security!

No, no, no! You don’t have to do that! It’s not what it looks like.

It looks like you’re trying to steal museum property.

Okay, it’s a little what it looks like.

[shoes squeaking]

Oh, shit. [whimpering]

Hey, hey! Hey, hey, yo, yo! It doesn’t belong to you anyway.

No, no, no! [Noah] Just stop! Just…

Hey, hey! Relax, relax, and let me explain.

It belongs to… [breathing heavily] to these… these giant robots from space.

Really?

Look, I’m gonna need that. [shouts]

[both grunting, groaning]

Damn! [door opens]

Damn! [security guard] Hey!

Hey, hey, hey! What’s going on here? Don’t move.

Man, it’s about time you showed up!

[Noah grunts] [glass shattering]

[warbles]

The key.

[groans] [objects clatter]

[coughing]

[grunts] [glass pieces scatter]

[breathes heavily] You were telling the truth. [Noah] Yeah.

But those ones aren’t with me.

[mechanical whirring]

[growling] Rip the flesh from their bones and bring me the key.

[snarling]

It’s yours.

[warbles]

[shouting] [grunts]

[weapon hums] [groans]

Guys, we got company!

[mechanical whirring]

[Prime] Autobots, protect the key!

[growls]

Catch!

[grunts]

[grunting]

[Bumblebee] Not so fast!

Oh, they’re flying now? Who the hell are these guys?

[grunting]

[grunts] Impossible!

I enjoy that look of confusion when an inferior being meets a higher power.

[both breathing heavily]

[snarling]

What the hell are those things?

Are you okay? [door closes]

Hey! Stop following me! I’m not following you!

I’m just escaping in the same direction.

[whimpering]

[snarls]

[chittering]

[gasping] [objects shatter]

[gasping]

[breathing heavily]

[grunts]

[chittering]

[grunting]

[breathing heavily]

[exhales]

♪ We’re moving on ♪

♪ Keeping strong ♪

♪ Don’t you let them Steer you wrong ♪

♪ It’s a groove thang ♪

♪ Gonna give you what you want ♪

♪ Just as long… ♪

Um…

[chittering] [screams]

[metal clangs]

[breathing heavily]

[Noah] Run!

Go, go!

[screeches]

[chittering]

[Noah grunts]

[Noah] Run! [screams]

Go, go, go, go, go!

[banging]

[Noah shouts]

Watch out!

[gasps] Thanks.

Scourge, I have eyes on the key.

[Mirage] Prime, I don’t think we can hold these guys…

Oh, no!

My God! Put me down!

[shouting]

[groaning] Whoa, that was so scary.

Oh, cool. You’re still alive.

[grunting]

Get the key!

Noah, get out of here!

Get off me! I hate spiders!

Go, go, go! Don’t die, don’t die, don’t die, don’t die!

Go! Get out of here!

[grunting]

[shouting]

[Nightbird] Uh-uh-uh. Leaving so soon?

[whirs] Yo! Look out!

[both grunting]

The key!

[car alarm blaring] [grunts]

Enough of these games. I’ll get it myself.

[Bumblebee] Not on my watch.

[grunts]

[grunts]

[grunting]

[groans]

[mechanical whirring]

Aw, don’t be frightened, humans.

This’ll all be over soon.

[Prime groans]

[Scourge] And you call yourself a Prime.

Primus would be ashamed.

[grunts]

[Bumblebee powers down]

[metal clangs]

I’m tired of little things getting in my way.

Bee!

[mechanical whirring]

O Captain! My Captain!

No!

[warbles]

[electricity crackles]

Bee.

[powering down]

Now to add a Prime to my collection.

[screeching]

[whimpers]

Maximals.

[Nightbird] Good. Maybe we’ll get a real fight.

No. We got what we came for.

[groans]

[breathes heavily] No.

This cannot be.

[screeching in distance]

We must go now. Come with me.

[sirens wailing in distance]

[screeching]

[grunting]

This is my fault. It should’ve been me.

I’m sorry for your loss.

[Mirage] No offense, lady, but who are you again?

My name is Airazor.

I am a Maximal.

A warrior from both your past and future.

Oh, right. That… That tracks. Yeah.

We fled our home planet on the eve of its destruction.

We sought refuge and hid here on Earth.

Right. So you’re a Maximal. Y’all are Autobots.

What was those things that attacked us earlier?

Terrorcons. Servants of a dark, hungry god who feeds on entire worlds to sustain himself.

Unicron.

So you’re saying this thing Unicron eats planets to survive?

Yes. And he imbues his servants, like Scourge, with dark energy, which makes him all but invincible.

He is entirely beholden to Unicron.

Through his power, he possesses Scourge’s soul.

Awaken, my dark master.

[rumbling]

[Unicron growling]

Rise.

My hunger is killing me.

What have you found?

Salvation.

The galaxy will once again be yours to feast on, my master.

I should’ve gotten the key myself.

I should’ve known better than to rely on humans.

Yo, hold up. What, you blaming me?

After you conveniently left out the part about a planet-eating monster?

Because of you, Unicron will now use the key to consume every planet in the universe!

Including my home world.

He doesn’t have the key. At least not all of it.

[Unicron] You fool! [Scourge groans]

[Unicron] This is only half the key. Please!

The Maximals… They must have split it.

[Unicron] Excuses!

Complete the key, or else you will wish you had died with the rest of your planet.

We broke the key into two pieces for safekeeping, then splintered and went into hiding.

I do not know where the other half is.

[sighs] For all I know, I am the last of our kind.

It’s in Peru.

How you know that?

It’s the symbols on the stone.

They were only ever recorded in one other place in the world.

The Inca Temple of the Sun in Cusco.

It’s one of the oldest buildings in the western hemisphere. I’m-I’m… I’m guessing that that can’t be a coincidence.

If you can track those symbols to Peru, so can the Terrorcons.

We need to get there before they do.

And then kill Scourge and take his piece to complete the key.

Yo. Hold up. Hold up.

You want to find this other key and deliver it to the guy that just kicked your asses.

The Transwarp Key is our only way home.

If this dude gets ahold of that thing, it’s game over for Earth!

Our families, everybody!

I’m going.

Out of the question.

No offense, but I’m not trusting my home to a guy who couldn’t even protect his.

This is my planet. I’m going.

What about you?

Me? What is your name?

Elena.

Elena, will you lead us to this temple?

Chance to stop the end of the world.

[Arcee] Actually, you’ll be saving two worlds.

Yeah.

[door unlocks]

[chattering on TV]

[Kris on radio] Yo, is that you, Sonic?

What are you doing up, Tails?

I can’t sleep.

[engine revs]

This too hot?

You playing that game too much.

Give it a rest, so your hand can take a break.

I’m gonna beat it.

My money’s on you, bro.

We don’t quit.

Come on, get some sleep, all right?

[mechanical whirring]

Yo, listen, um,

I gotta… I gotta head out for a while.

And I don’t know when I’m gonna be back.

Why?

[creaking]

[cracks] Oh, shit.

[car alarm blaring]

What the… [Mirage] No, no, no!

No! Stop, please! Turn off! Turn off!

Yo, won’t you… I told you to sit tight.

Stop it. I can’t turn it off. I’m sorry.

Is that a robot?

No, no, no. Go… Go back to bed.

Yo, shut it off! I think your bad hot-wiring messed up my lights.

I got the bat. Yo, chill. Give me that.

[Mirage] Did he say “bat”? [Noah] You’re gonna wake up Ma!

[chattering on TV]

I know you’re a robot.

Kris?

[clunks]

[mechanical whirring]

Yo! You scratched my paint!

[whispering] What are you doing?

Man, they didn’t treat E.T. like this.

You know this thing? Yeah.

We’re just work friends.

“Work friends”? You’ve been inside me.

Look, that thing I told you I have to go do?

It’s for him and his crew.

We’re trying to stop the end of the world.

The world’s ending?

No! Maybe. Sixty-forty.

You know I’m not gonna let that happen.

But that’s why I have to leave.

I’ll go get my things.

Tough kid.

What? No. Whoa, whoa. Hold up. Hold up. You’re not coming.

Why? You need someone to watch your back. It’s too dangerous, Kris.

And I need you to stay here and take care of Mom.

‘Cause you might not come back.

Hey, robot.

Me? ‘Sup?

Watch out for my brother. Okay?

You got it, little man.

Nah, I’m serious.

If he gets hurt, I’m coming after you.

[scoffs]

[chuckles] Don’t worry. I got Noah’s back. I promise.

Mm-hmm.

Home team?

Home team.

Kid’s got heart.

Cojones muy grande.

[“Hypnotize” playing]

♪ Come on ♪

[mechanical whirring]

Wu-Tang is in the building, baby!

Way to be incognito.

Aw, come on, Prime. Smile a little bit.

It won’t hurt. Let me see that underbite.

All right. So what kind of jet we taking to Peru?

Or is it a plane? Either one’s fine.

I just need first class, okay? ‘Cause I got long-ass legs.

Uh, well, he is a plane.

No. No, no. Don’t… [plane roaring]

Don’t tell me we’re flying on…

Oh, no.

[mechanical whirring]

[laughs]

My lads! I am Stratosphere, lord of the skies!

[coughing]

[grunting]

Yeah, I’m walking to Peru.

[revs] [Airazor screeches]

♪ Chasing waterfalls ♪

Ooh.

Oh, my gosh.

♪ Gonna have it your way ♪

♪ Or nothing at all ♪

♪ But I think You’re moving too fast ♪

Sorry.

I sing when I get nervous. It usually calms me down.

First time flying?

Man, this is my first time leaving New York.

[clunking]

Oh, my God. Oh, God.

So the Bronx, huh?

[rattling] Brooklyn, all right?

East New York all day.

I’m from Bushwick.

Really? Mm-hmm.

Um, me and my dad, we used to go to this…

This pizza spot down on Knickerbocker and Greene.

Tony’s Pizza? Wow. [chuckles]

[clunking] [Elena grunts, exhales]

So, uh, tell me about him, your pops.

What… What was he like?

He was a… He was a cabbie for 40 years.

Smartest guy you ever met.

He could talk to you about anything.

History, science, cricket.

Cricket? [both chuckle]

And he ain’t never even go to college either.

He used to always say,

“If you keep your eyes and your ears open, life will show you everything you need to know.”

So that’s why you said yes to all of this.

I figured if he is somewhere watching, then seeing his daughter do something crazy like this would definitely make him proud.

You really think this key thing’s in Peru?

I… I think so.

The evidence lines up.

Well, if it is, and we get our hands on it, then we gotta destroy it.

What?

They can’t unite the key without both pieces.

No key, no Unicron, no Earth getting eaten.

Yeah, but then they can’t get home.

We gotta think about us.

Look, all you gotta do is find it.

And I’ll take care of the rest.

[rumbling]

[Arcee] Do you think an Energon infusion could bring him back?

[Prime] Perhaps.

If we could get him back to Cybertron.

I never should have taken us so far from home.

[engine roaring]

[sputtering]

[Airazor screeches]

[sputtering]

[screeching]

[car horn honking]

[tires screeching]

Wow! Wheeljack needs to fix that power steering.

[mechanical whirring]

[Hispanic accent] Sorry I’m late.

I was taking in a harmonious moment between a serene butterfly and an unruffled caterpillar.

Such tranquility.

Yo-ho-ho. Oye, papo, where you from? Cybertron.

So where’d you get that accent? Accent? What accent?

You know what I’m saying? I’m just saying it’s cool.

I was about to be like, “¿Yo, mira, papi, de dónde eres?”

Pero I didn’t want to assume that you speak Spanish too, because then… Right?

Mmm. A little racist, hermano.

I’m not trying to be, you know… Yo.

But anyway… The mission. Follow me.

But he’s a robot, like, so, how’s that racist?

[Airazor screeches]

[Wheeljack] Okay, you guys, check this out.

The coordinates you gave me correspond to an old church.

Take a look.

[whirring, chittering]

That’s Santo Domingo. The Spanish built it on top of an old Inca temple.

Correcto. I picked up some residual energy readings around the courtyard, so I’m guessing the key’s somewhere close by.

But we may have some trouble getting there.

Inti Raymi.

It’s a festival that shuts down the whole city.

Guess it’s a night mission then. [Prime] No.

Scourge could already be here.

We must retrieve the other half before he does.

Me and Elena will do it. Hmm?

Y’all would never make it two blocks.

There’s human security all around the church. You’ll never get through.

Then we’ll have to take a play out of your book.

We’ll hide in plain sight.

We’ll blend in with the parade.

It is not a bad idea.

We will keep an eye out for the Terrorcons.

On first sign of trouble, we are going in.

Yo, Noah, think fast.

[mechanical whirring]

And if you need help, just holler.

[crowd cheering]

[up-tempo music playing]

[Prime hisses] I am in position.

[Mirage] All right, coast is clear.

Noah, Elena, it’s go time.

Blend in. Act natural.

[crowd applauding]

[crowd cheering]

[chittering]

[Nightbird] Autobots must be using their new pets to reach the temple.

Lovely.

They’re doing our work for us.

Go fetch.

[Noah] The key’s gotta be in here somewhere.

Yeah.

[distant cheering, drumming]

That stonework is 17th century.

What we’re looking for is something much, much older.

What is it? It’s the same insignia on Airazor.

But it’s not lined up right.

[cheering]

Wait, you see that?

I think there’s something under here. [grunts]

[rumbling]

There’s another one.

There is.

[rumbling]

Now what?

[Elena] I thought it would’ve… [shouts]

That’s some Indiana Jones-type shit.

You sure about this?

No.

[Prime buzzes] Any sign of Scourge?

Nope, all clear here.

[Mirage] Uh, yeah.

It’s just groupies over here. [camera shutter clicks]

[Prime] Stay on task, Mirage.

Prime, you gotta learn how to relax, my man.

[chittering]

[both breathing heavily]

Ah.

You know, we must be the first people to walk here in half a millennium.

[glove buzzes] [Mirage] Yo, Sonic. You dead yet?

[glove buzzing]

No.

Wait, did you just call me Sonic?

I think that’s a temple.

What are we looking for?

[Elena] You see the symbols on that temple?

They match the ones in the courtyard.

I think it’s up there.

I think we found what we came here for.

[quiet growling]

I always wondered what it would feel like to be there when artifacts were actually found.

All right. Now come on, push.

[grunting]

Are you even pushing?

[grunts] Yeah, I’m pushing.

[both grunting]

[exclaims, grunts]

[coughs]

Wait, what? Just… Just let me think.

Oh, no, no. Where is it?

Sometimes there’s, like, a… like a false bottom or something.

[blows] Look.

I think I found something. You see these symbols?

I’ve seen markings like this… the Airazor statue at my museum.

They’re new.

They’re not on the Transwarp Key.

There’s two of them.

[rubble thudding]

[whispering] Mirage?

Let’s keep moving. Just give me a second.

Run! [screams]

[whimpers]

[both shouting]

[grunts] [chittering]

Go, go, go, go, go!

Mirage! We got trouble!

One of those things is down here! Where are you guys?

[Mirage] Hang tight! I’m on the way.

[tires screech]

[Scourge] The Autobots are moving.

They must have found the key.

[Elena shouts, grunts]

[chittering] [shouts]

[grunting]

Come on!

Airazor, where are the humans?

They’re underground, heading towards the jungle.

[engine accelerates]

[roars]

[mechanical whirring]

[tires screech]

[Mirage] Aw, man, they’re tailing us!

[breathing heavily]

[chittering]

Do something! What do you want me to do?

[snarls] [glove fires]

[Elena yelps] [grunts]

[powers down]

You had a gun this whole time?

[engine revving]

[engine accelerating] [tires screeching]

[mechanical whirring]

[Mirage] Prime, what the hell are you doing?

I’m going to take back Scourge’s key and then take off his head.

[Scourge growling]

[Mirage] Guys! [shouts] I could use a little help!

Did someone call for backup?

Brake, brake, brake!

[Wheeljack] What?

Brake!

[no audible dialogue]

[tires screech]

Yay! [laughing]

[Prime] This is for Bee!

[Battletrap] Come here.

[tires screech] Hold on!

[Arcee grunting]

[mechanical whirring]

[Prime groans]

[grunting]

I love your fire, Prime.

But you’re going to die on this speck of dust.

I can think of no better place to bury you.

[both grunting]

[screeches] [blades clank]

[mechanical whirring]

[mechanical whirring]

[screeches]

I will end you, Scourge.

[growls]

That is a promise.

[Nightbird] They’re getting away.

Not this time.

[Airazor screeches]

[water burbling] I hear water.

Where are we?

[roaring, grunting]

What was that?

[roaring, grunting continues]

[Elena shouts]

[roars]

Who are you?

And why are you hunting for the key?

Yo, Donkey Kong! Stay away from my friends!

Uh, Mirage? Don’t worry. Your boy’s got this.

[roars] [Mirage squeals]

Stranger danger! Stranger danger!

[Wheeljack] Hey, hey, hey!

Not so fa…

[roars]

Ay, ay, ay.

Hey! Over here, kitty, kitty.

Stand down! [mechanical whirring]

[roars]

I won’t ask a second time.

[grunts]

No! All of you, stop!

Airazor. Primal.

I thought you were lost. All of you.

The others… Are they…

I am all that is left.

[exhales deeply]

Prime, these are my fellow Maximals.

Rhinox. [snorts]

[Airazor] Cheetor.

Sorry about scaring you, brother.

[Mirage] Scared? [scoffs] Please.

I’m not scared. [liquid drips]

That’s just engine oil. [chuckles]

[Airazor] And our leader, Optimus Primal.

Optimus Primal?

Named after you, the legendary warrior of Cybertron.

It’s an honor.

Airazor, I’m happy to see you, old friend.

But bringing others here was not part of our plan.

I fear you bring dark tidings.

Scourge has come to Earth.

He’s found us.

And he has half of the key.

We must find the second piece before he does.

But it wasn’t in the cave.

It was. But we moved it long ago to keep it safe.

Where is it now?

Come with me.

[Elena] That doesn’t look so good.

When Scourge touches you, he leaves a mark.

But I’ll be all right.

[screeches]

[Noah] Hey, back there you called me Sonic.

Yeah. Your little bro’s got this thing about using real names over the airwaves, so…

Wait, you been talking to Kris? Uh-huh.

[machine beeping] He gave me this to keep tabs on you, make sure I’m keeping my promise.

Oh, here.

Next time, include warning labels.

[Mirage] Nah, go ahead, keep it.

I guess it does look better on me.

Just don’t ask what part of my body it came from.

[chuckles]

So, who are you?

[Primal] We Maximals are an advanced race dedicated to the expansion of life throughout the universe.

We use the Transwarp Key to visit young worlds.

The Nazca Lines, the Temple at Tikal…

That was you guys, right?

[chuckles] Not us.

We cannot claim credit for human ingenuity.

But you had the key. Why stay on this world?

When Unicron destroyed our world, we took an oath dedicated to the preservation of life, no matter the cost.

And Earth has been a safe refuge.

[growling]

[laughing]

[speaking Peruvian language]

[speaks Peruvian language]

[speaks Peruvian language]

[Primal] This is Amaru.

He and his family are the last descendants of a tribe that has watched over us for hundreds of years.

When we arrived, they shared their world with us.

And together we protected its people and our secret.

You allied with humans.

[Primal] We did.

[Prime] If you give us this key, tomorrow I will light the beacon and bring Scourge to us.

The Maximals have already sacrificed one home to protect the universe.

I won’t risk losing another.

As a leader, I know you understand.

[electrical humming]

He is not the Optimus Prime I imagined.

Well, he has lost so much.

Many more will perish if the key falls into the wrong hands.

If you had another chance to save our home, would you act any differently?

[growls quietly]

Optimus, come. I want to show you something.

[growling]

[Primal] Your friend will find peace here.

This is raw Energon.

[Primal] The valley is rich with it.

Could this revive Bee?

I’m sorry, but in this state, it is inert.

It would take a great power to ignite it.

Greater than anything we have here.

[speaking Peruvian language]

I see that you are surprised we entrust the key to them.

Yes, I am.

I’ve been amongst them a long time now.

There is more to them than meets the eye.

They are worth saving.

Hmm.

[animal squawking]

What if we didn’t destroy it?

Maybe there’s another way to… to save both our homes.

Elena, I made a lot of mistakes in my life.

This is different.

I can’t fail at this.

I can’t let my family down.

You’re just like him. You know that?

Who?

Optimus.

I’m serious.

He feels it too. Feels what?

Like a beast of burden just trying to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders.

You think he’s some… Some general barking orders, but when I look at him, all I see is a big brother trying to protect his family.

[animal chittering]

[chittering continues]

[chittering continues]

[squawking]

[Elena] Are you okay?

[groaning]

Airazor?

I can feel Scourge!

He’s… [distorted] …in my mind.

[groaning continues]

[horn blowing]

[screeching]

[screams] [Prime] Run, Elena!

[Primal] No!

[screeches]

Airazor. [Airazor screeches]

[Prime] They found us.

Everyone, defensive positions!

Noah, guard the key.

Take Elena and find someplace safe to hide.

We must protect the humans.

[grunting]

Miss me?

[Mirage] Noah, Elena, get out of here!

[gasps]

We have to destroy it.

Noah!

[Prime] No!

Don’t.

I know you want to protect your people, but if you destroy that key, our home will be lost forever.

We do not have to choose.

[weapon humming]

Please, Noah.

[humming stops] [weapon beeps]

[Airazor screeches]

[Noah, Elena grunt]

Elena!

Go!

[Airazor screeches]

[grunting]

[Elena screaming]

[grunting continues]

[Primal] Elena!

Wait, wait. Didn’t I kill you already?

[roars] No!

I’m the Maximal that’s going to rip out your spark.

[laughs] We’ll see about that.

Kill them!

[screeching]

[Primal groaning]

Airazor, no!

[distorted] I can’t hold it back…

[normal voice] …much longer.

[groans] Fight it, Airazor.

Remember our oath, Primal.

No matter the cost.

[Airazor] I can’t hold it back! Airazor, no!

[grunting, groaning]

[breathing heavily]

[grunting, groaning continue]

Primal!

[screams]

It’s okay. [roars]

[Airazor] Do it.

[electrical humming]

[humming slows]

[humming stops]

Primal.

No matter the cost.

Elena! Elena, look at me.

Are you okay?

Scourge has the key.

[electrical humming]

Awaken, almighty Unicron. Your time has come.

[rumbling]

[rumbling continues]

[key ringing]

[key humming]

[crackling]

[rumbling]

I am sorry, Noah.

You were looking out for your own.

I can’t even be angry at you for that.

On my home world, we believe that the battle with darkness will continue till all are one.

I lost sight of that.

You fought for yours as I fought for mine when we should have been fighting the darkness together.

Well, I ain’t done fighting yet.

All right, everybody, squad up!

Bring it in.

There’s got to be a way to stop this dude.

It’s too late. The Transwarp has already been activated.

It has more energy than a supernova.

Any interruption will ignite it like a bomb.

[explosion]

The only way to stop this process is an access code installed long ago as a safeguard.

Okay, what’s the code then?

The code was split along with the key.

Sadly, the second half of that code died with Airazor.

No, wait, wait, wait. I got it.

The one hiding her half of the key…

That had markings in it just like the ones I found in the cave where you hid yours.

Together, they must complete the access code.

Hmm.

So we got a chance now, right?

A slim chance.

That is all we need if you will show us the way, Primal.

All right. We need to move quickly.

We have a small window before the portal opens large enough for Unicron to enter.

The bridge is girded by a series of tunnels.

They are too small for Maximals, but…

But not for humans.

[Optimal] If Noah and Elena reach the central antenna, they can use the code to shut it down, remove the Transwarp Key… [humming] and close the portal before Unicron enters our atmosphere.

But Scourge will be watching our every move.

He’ll do anything to stop us from getting the key.

Then we bring the fight to him.

Autobots and Maximals will charge the bridge together and lure Scourge onto the battlefield.

While me and Elena sneak in through the back way.

[rumbling]

It sounds like we’re all going to die.

If we are to die, then we will die fighting all as one.

[rumbling]

This world is yours, master.

Scourge, they’re back.

[growls] Prime.

Protect the key. Don’t let them get to the bridge.

[screeches]

[shrieks]

[growls]

[grunts]

Maximals!

Autobots!

[both] Roll out!

Rhinox, Cheetor, maximize!

[mechanical whirring]

[roaring]

[Noah] At least the foot soldiers took the bait.

[Elena] Yeah, but Scourge didn’t. He’s guarding the key.

All right. [groans] This should lead to the bottom of the Transwarp control panel.

Get the key, get the hell out of there. What are you gonna do?

I’m gonna go distract Scourge.

No, you can’t take on Scourge alone.

Relax. I’m Mirage, remember?

[Noah] Hey.

[grunting, groaning]

[grunting, groaning continues]

[growls]

[Mirage] One, two, three!

Whoomp! There it is! Pow!

[Scourge groans]

We gotta hurry up.

[thudding]

[Prime] Take cover! [groans]

Someone give me a real fight!

It’s a fight you want? You got one.

[Prime grunts]

[groans]

He was mine. [chuckles]

Nope!

Missed me!

[grunts]

[groans] Noah, get to the key.

Mirage!

[Scourge] What do we have here?

[gasps] Elena, go!

[breathing heavily]

[laughs] Brave, but futile.

[shouts]

[grunts, groans]

Hey! Don’t mess with my boy!

[grunting]

[mechanical whirring]

[growls]

[grunts]

[grunting, coughing]

Mirage.

[growls]

No one will remember this pathetic planet.

And no one will remember you.

[mechanical whirring]

Mirage, what are you doing?

Keeping my promise. [grunts]

Mirage, no! Come on, you gotta get up!

It’s okay, Noah.

Home… Home team.

Home team.

[mechanical whirring]

Mirage! [metal clangs]

Mirage?

[Noah breathing heavily]

[hammers on metal] Mirage.

[chittering] Kill the other human.

[screeches]

[chittering]

[growls, chitters]

[gasping]

[breathing heavily]

[Unicron pulsing]

Unicron.

[Unicron] You fought bravely.

But this world is already mine.

We’re too late.

Yo! Hey!

[people chattering, gasping] Hey! Look!

[electricity crackles]

[breathing shakily]

[radio beeps] [Kris on radio] Hey, Knuckles.

You there? Over. [static on radio]

Yo, Sonic.

Kris! Noah?

What’s going on?

Where’s Mirage?

[breathing shakily] He… He’s gone.

[radio beeps] Gone?

[grunts] No.

[Noah] I’m sorry, Kris.

I’m not gonna win this one.

But you don’t lose, right?

I wish that were true, but I can’t.

[Kris] Yes, you can.

[crying] No.

No, man, I’m not you.

I hate being sick.

Whenever I wanna give up, you’re always there telling me to keep going.

But now it’s my turn.

Keep going, Noah.

You think you’re a nobody, but you’re the strongest guy I know.

[mechanical whirring] You guys are so cute.

[Noah] Mirage?

[grunts] You’re alive!

[chuckles] Uh, yeah, but… I’m gonna need you to take the wheel.

[mechanical whirring] [grunts]

[Kris] You can do this.

‘Cause you’re my brother.

Noah Diaz from Wilson Avenue, Apartment 2-C, Brooklyn, New York.

No names over the airwaves.

Forget that.

Let ’em know who you are.

Yo, Scourge!

[growls]

[mechanical whirring]

Remember me?

[grunts]

[growls]

You think you can take me on alone?

He is not alone.

[Noah shouting]

[grunting]

[yelps]

[grunting] [blade clangs]

[screeches]

[screams, grunts]

[breathing heavily]

I’m never leaving Brooklyn again.

[pulsing]

Ah! Energon.

[Scourge groans]

[grunts]

Prime!

Noah!

[Noah shouts]

[grunts]

[grunts]

[shouts]

I’m getting really tired of you humans.

[breathing shakily]

[Prime grunting]

[engine roaring]

♪ Don’t call it a comeback ♪

♪ I been here for years ♪

♪ I’m rockin’ my peers Puttin’ suckers in fear ♪

♪ Making the tears rain down Like a monsoon ♪

♪ Listen to the bass go boom ♪

♪ Explosions, overpowering ♪

♪ Over the competition I’m towering ♪

♪ Wrecking shop… ♪ Bee!

♪ These lyrics that’ll Make you call the cops ♪

♪ Don’t you dare stare You better move ♪

[Nightbird] You again. You should’ve stayed dead!

♪ Competition’s paying The price ♪

♪ I’m gonna knock you out ♪

♪ Mama said knock you out ♪

[Nightbird shouts]

♪ Mama said knock you out ♪

♪ I’m gonna knock you out ♪

♪ Mama said knock you out ♪

♪ I’m gonna knock you out ♪

I have come here to kick ass.

Glad to have you back.

Everyone guard the bridge!

Elena, shut it down!

[grunts]

We gotta give her some cover!

We’ll clear the way.

That’s what I’m talkin’ about.

Punch in an access code… How hard could that be?

[gasps]

Oh, you’ve gotta be kidding me.

Just you and me, Scourge.

[grunting]

Let’s end this once and for all.

Master, the reinforcements!

♪ On guard It’s about to go down ♪

♪ On guard It’s about to go down ♪

♪ On guard It’s about to go down ♪

♪ On guard It’s about to go… down ♪

♪ Bring me the smoke ♪

♪ And I’ll build you a fire ♪

All right, I got this.

Let’s go, Bee!

♪ Burn my desire ♪

♪ On my soul, everybody In the clique strapped ♪

♪ And they all on go Oh, my mama, can’t nobody Out here play me for no ho ♪

[Bumblebee] Say hello to my little friend!

♪ It’s about to go down ♪

[whirring] [gasping]

[Noah grunts]

♪ On guard It’s about to go down ♪

♪ On guard ♪

We gotta hurry!

Last one.

[shouts] Die, you ugly mother…

♪ I’m about to kill anything ♪

♪ I’m about to kill anything ♪

♪ I’m about to kill anything ♪

[chitters, screeches]

[grunts]

[shouts]

You will never see Unicron take this world.

[shouts]

[grunting]

[whirring]

[chimes]

[gasping] [Noah] You did it!

Brooklyn, baby!

No!

Unicron will prevail!

Elena!

[Elena shouts]

I’ve had enough!

[grunts] [shouts]

Time to show you the real power of the Prime!

[chain rattles]

This belongs to a friend of mine!

[Unicron whirring]

[crackles] [exclaims]

The panel,

it’s destroyed.

I can’t stop it.

Autobots, Maximals, retreat to safety.

I will destroy the key myself.

Prime! No!

There’s gotta be another way.

Bee, protect them.

[metal hums]

[metallic whining]

Your sacrifice becomes our oath.

Thank you, my friends.

[chittering, screeches] [Noah] Bee!

We can’t leave him!

[mechanical whirring]

Everyone, on me!

[exclaiming]

[Unicron] Don’t, Prime.

I can give you everything you want.

Then die.

[grunts]

[shouts]

[pulsing]

[screeching]

[grunting]

Noah.

I got you!

[grunts]

Let me go, Noah. Save yourself.

Till all are one.

[Noah grunts]

[shouting]

[grunts]

[shouting]

[grunting]

[exclaims]

Till all are one.

[roaring]

[mechanical whirring]

Punch it, Prime.

Yeah, baby!

[mechanical whirring]

[blusters]

Unicron… Is he dead?

Trapped, but not dead.

Evil can never be vanquished completely.

He could return.

Let him come.

United, we will destroy him, once and for all.

I am Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots.

We have lost the Transwarp Key and with it our ability to go home.

[roars]

But we have gained an ally in our battle against the forces of evil.

Forces too powerful for any of us to defeat on our own.

But together, we might just have a chance.

I am Noah Diaz.

What is there to know about me?

I was raised out in Brooklyn.

I got a little bro who calls me Sonic.

And if I gotta help save the universe in order to save the people I love, well, then that’s what I’m gonna do.

[chattering]

How you doing, sir?

Um, I’m here for the job interview?

Noah Diaz.

I’ll tell ’em you’re here.

[newscaster on TV] This Sunday on 60 Minutes, I sit down to talk with Elena Wallace.

She recently discovered an underground temple with a network of catacombs… [volume increases] dating back to 5000 BC.

I never could’ve imagined making a discovery of this significance.

So it’s definitely a dream come true.

Brooklyn, baby.

[clears throat] They’re ready for you.

Thank you, sir. Elevator in the back.

Why don’t you tell me about your strengths?

In addition to my experience with electronics, I’ve also been really developing my team-building skills too.

Is that so?

Look, I’m gonna be honest with you. [chuckling]

[clears throat] Résumé’s a little thin.

Yeah, well, I just recently had a job working internationally.

Oh, was that…

No, I don’t think it’s on here.

No, it was… it was a short-term contract.

Oh, well, that’s cool.

Why don’t you tell me about that?

It was in South America. So I got to work on my Spanish.

My mom was real happy about that.

You know what I’m saying? You know moms. [chuckles]

She’s just really… But while I was out there, honestly, man, it was really just like work, work, work, you know?

Ah. That’s a shame, because I hear the food is really good in Peru.

[chuckles]

Wait, I didn’t… I didn’t mention anything about Peru.

Well, that’s where you were, right?

I was… Down in Cusco?

With you and, uh, Elena and your, um,

I don’t know, call ’em friends?

What…

What’s going on in here?

We know a lot about you, Mr. Diaz.

Who are you? The CIA or FBI or…

We are a secret government organization.

Strictly off the books.

We specialize in global threats.

Planetary loss prevention, that kind of thing.

We’re in the middle of an ongoing war, and we’d love to have you join the fight.

You and your whole team.

You know, the big guys.

No idea what you’re talking about.

That’s a good answer.

All right.

Either way, I want you to know, in lieu of the thanks of a grateful nation, we will be taking care of your brother Kris’s health care.

All of it.

From now on, he will have 24/7 access to the greatest doctors in the world.

And these are doctors who don’t ask their patients about account balances.

[chuckles]

Are you serious?

You saved the world, kid. It’s the least we can do.

I don’t know what to say.

We’ll work on that.

Your brother’s gonna be just fine.

Oh.

Kris was right, by the way.

[metallic clanging]

No names over the airwaves.

[mechanism clangs] We could really use someone like you, Noah.

Why don’t you think about it? [platform humming]

“G.I. Joe”?

[“Hypnotize” playing]

♪ Come on ♪

♪ Ha, sicker than your average ♪

♪ Poppa twist cabbage Off instinct ♪

♪ Just don’t think, stink ♪

♪ Pink gators My Detroit players ♪

♪ Timbs for my hooligans In Brooklyn ♪

♪ Dead right If the head right ♪

♪ Biggie there e’ry night ♪

♪ Poppa been smooth Since days of Underoos ♪

♪ Never lose, never choose To bruise crews who ♪

♪ Do somethin’ to us ♪

♪ Come on ♪

♪ Talk go through us ♪

♪ Do it ♪

♪ Girls walk to us Wanna do us, screw us ♪

♪ Who, us? Yeah, Poppa and Puff… ♪

[“Hypnotize” continues playing on radio]

[Noah] Come on, baby, show me some. Show me some.

That oughta do it.

[laughs] This?

This is a complete waste of your skills and my expertise.

Think it came out pretty good.

[clangs]

Well, I guess we could call it modern art and sell it to some cats in SoHo.

Nah, I’m not selling.

What?

Why?

Is this about the 5-0 thing?

No. I told you, I did not ditch you!

I was running the give-and-go. I thought you knew the play!

All right, let’s say I did ditch you, even though I didn’t.

For your sake… I see your face… let’s just say I did.

I think all the blood, sweat and dead presidents I put into getting these car parts for you make us even steven.

It’s not that.

This car is special.

This car is a jigsaw puzzle made of garbage!

Hey, I bet the joint don’t even start.

Bet?

Yo, Mirage.

[mechanical whirring]

Whoo-hoo-hoo!

Yeah! Your boy is back!

This dude said I wasn’t even gonna start!

[“On My Soul” playing]

♪ On my soul, everybody In the clique strapped ♪

♪ And they all on go Keep a stick just like branch ♪

♪ Papi, but I ain’t a troll ♪

♪ On my mama, can’t nobody Out here play me for no ho ♪

♪ Let’s get it ♪

♪ Don’t slander all the banter ♪

♪ Just one answer I’m an animal ♪

♪ I’m just one man Outstandin’ though ♪

♪ Part wolf, part king Part Hannibal ♪

♪ I’m built like I’m mechanical On the mic, I’m a cannibal ♪

♪ You don’t know Who I’m family to ♪

♪ You don’t know my team What my mans’ll do ♪

♪ Turn it up to the maximum Gorillas in the trap ♪

♪ But them got millions Watchin’ every move I make ♪

♪ ‘Cause I’m what’s happenin’ Got jaws droppin’, autopsies ♪

♪ Drive hard tops, got hard body ‘Cause Nas told me “Y’all problem” ♪

♪ This high-powered High-profit, yo ♪

♪ On my soul, everybody In the clique strapped ♪

♪ And they all on go Keep a stick like branch ♪

♪ Papi, but I ain’t a troll ♪

♪ Can’t nobody Out here play me for no ho ♪

♪ On my soul, everybody In the clique strapped ♪

♪ And they all on go ♪

♪ Keep a stick like branch Papi, but I ain’t a troll ♪

♪ On my mama, can’t nobody Out here play me for no ho ♪

♪ What up, thun? Let’s get it ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yo ♪

[song ends]

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