Except for the first five minutes, which take place 19,000 years ago, this overly long sequel is a complete bore. It rehashes everything from the first movie and although it probably outdoes the special effects, more doesn't mean better.
Friend of the TRANSFORMERS, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), goes off to college and away from his girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox) for two days before he starts getting these weird images in his mind. The Fallen, which are those Decepticons who stayed on Earth from their first invasion in prehistoric times, rescue Megatron from his prison on the bottom of the ocean and wage a worldwide war that can't be kept secret.
The big battle ends up being in Egypt, at the site of the three Great Pyramids, and it's a battle that gos on and on and on. One of the problems is that all the Decepticons pretty much look alike. A bigger problem is that there's no sense of danger because you know they aren't going to really kill off Sam or the Optimus Prime, the leader of the Transformers. And while I can believe there's an alien race of intelligent robots I can't honestly believe that Megan Fox would be with a guy like Shia LaBeouf.
The novelty of seeing a live-action TRANSFORMERS movie has definitely worn off.