"Transformers" Puts Air Force Up Front

7/4/2007 11:45 AM PDT
"Transformers" -- which hits theaters today -- stars Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel and a team of more than 300 U.S. Air Force servicemen. The film features hundreds of real-life pilots, and real Air Force aircraft, including F22s and F17 Nighthawks, which are used throughout the flick. Filmmakers were given special access to film in and around the Pentagon -- the first crew allowed access to the area since 9/11.

In return for their help, director Michael Bay treated the service members to a private preview screening. The response? "It took a movie about alien robots invading the planet to get the military stuff right," said Army Sgt. Charles Eggleston. "The movie accurately depicted life in the military," said Chief Master Sgt. Mike Gasparetto. Let's hope the military doesn't really spend its time battling robots!