In 17,000 B.C., the Thirteen travel across the universe to create Spark with star-absorbing machines called Sun Harvesters, which destroy stars in order to collect their raw material. One of them defies the rule to never to destroy a planet with life by establishing a Sun Harvester on Earth, earning him the name "Fallen". The Fallen is confronted by the other Primes, who imprison him before he can harvest the Sun using the Matrix of Leadership. The rest of the Primes then sacrifice themselves to hide the Matrix in an unknown location.
Based on the beloved cartoons from the 1980s and beyond. Director Michael Bay brings the Autobots and Decepticons to life. As they once again bring the battle to Earth for the Allspark, Energon, and their home of Cybertron