The Transformers Trilogy Contains Only 20 Minutes Of Robots Fighting

Someone made a supercut of all the footage of the Autobots and Decepticons actually battling each other in the first three of Michael Bay's Transformers films. It's a nice highlight reel, but the real story is this: These movies contain less than 5% of giant robot-on-robot action.


Don't believe me? Let's do the math. Here's the movies' run times:

Transformers — 2 hr, 23 min.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen — 2 hr, 24 min.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon — 2 hr, 34 min.

That adds up to 7 hours and 21 minutes, or 441 minutes. Now, divide the 19 minutes of Autobot/Decepticon fight footage by the trilogy's entire run time — 19/441 = 0.043 — meaning the footage above only accounts for 4.3% of the entirety Michael Bay's first Transformers trilogy.


This... seems just a touch low to me, but you may of course draw your own conclusions.

[Reddit via Uproxx]

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I'm not a fan of the Transformers movies or Bayism, but how much time did we see actual fights in Pacific Rim? Godzilla? Even other action movies like The Matrix, The Bourne Movies, or basically any action movie? The story leads up to the fights. We don't just want to watch fights.