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Title: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 27, 2007, 06:59 PM
(http://www.ilovesubstance.com/images/movies/transformers_movie_poster_megatron_optimus_prime.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on March 28, 2007, 07:24 AM
How soon do you reckon after transformers is released that the bagging will start online?
There is no way on this earth they are getting my money for this piece of turd !!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JohnH on March 28, 2007, 12:57 PM
How soon do you reckon after transformers is released that the bagging will start online?
There is no way on this earth they are getting my money for this piece of turd !!


After the release?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 3, 2007, 12:09 PM
An action shot...

(http://us.ent4.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/transformers/big_fight.jpg)

I am more on the fence than ever.

What do you think ?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Mikey D on April 3, 2007, 12:21 PM
I still think it looks like ****.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 3, 2007, 01:13 PM
(http://i.enewsi.com/g/generated/Entertaiment/Transformers_New_Posters/optimusprime-profileposter__scaled_600.jpg)

I think this poster will be the best thing about this movie...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 3, 2007, 01:15 PM
I can't believe the filmmakers thought people would think the old designs of the TFs wouldn't work in this movie, saying they would look corny, and created those as an alternative.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Famine on April 3, 2007, 01:24 PM
I dunno, seeing all these commercials has me jazzed that this is gonna be one hell of a popcorn flick!

Kevin
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 3, 2007, 01:34 PM
If it wasn't based on something as treasured as the Transformers then maybe... but with this... it is hard...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2007, 01:45 PM
If it wasn't based on something as treasured as the Transformers then maybe... but with this... it is hard...

The 80's are long gone unfortunately so everybody quit yer bitchin.  It's too bad that they had to warp the designs/heads to such a vast extent on most of these characters, but I still have hope for this movie.  Not high hopes, but I'm just glad that this franchise is finally getting a live action flick.  I've stayed away from most of the storyline, but I thought the scene where Bumblebee helps Sam out with his girl problem was funny.  The BEEOTCH air freshener - classic.  I also read on the part where a dog pisses on Ironhide and he almost kills it - funny.

Now this is a poor design for a Transformer - can't even make it out, but I have to admit that it would scare the hell outta me if I saw this coming up from behind on the freeway.
(http://us.ent4.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/transformers/big_run.jpg)

Here's the third pic where Barricade tries to get fresh with Sam.
(http://us.ent4.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/transformers/big_police.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on April 3, 2007, 02:27 PM
It's worth a rental.  Definitely not a must see movie like Spiderman 3.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 3, 2007, 03:31 PM
I know the 80's are behind us, but were they so bad ?

I mean, it is hard to connect with characters that have no character... or look more scary than empathetic...

I don't know... If I did not have something to compare it too... It might be good...

I guess we will see.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on April 3, 2007, 04:17 PM
Two words - kids.

They had to redo the look of the characters so they would appeal to today's generation of youngsters who can't pay attention to anything for more than five minutes.

They'd laugh at anything that looked like the uber cool Transformers we grew up with - you pretty much have to scare kids these days to get their attention.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Straxus on April 3, 2007, 05:28 PM
As much as I love the old school G1 transformers, I gave the new designs some serious thought and it makes sense. If you look at the robot design of alot of the (origional) transformers they screamed "human" too much. The designs in the movie for their robot forms looks alien and that would make more sense as they literaly are aliens.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 3, 2007, 10:29 PM
I dunno, seeing all these commercials has me jazzed that this is gonna be one hell of a popcorn flick!

Kevin

I agree. That scene where Starscream transformed almost single-handedly changed my mind about this film. I'm still going to see it, so they got me there.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Famine on April 3, 2007, 11:25 PM
Hes, as soon as the afterburner kicked off and he flipped up on that bridge or whatever it was, I said "WOAH!" aloud.

Kevin
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 4, 2007, 10:29 AM
This movie had so much going against it from the onset that there is nothing short of a miracle that could save it. Even with Michel Bay directing and poor character design decisions, the movie could conceivably have been salvageable if the story was any good, but the script just doesn't work. It's empty of anything meaningful.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jeff on April 4, 2007, 10:50 AM
the movie could conceivably have been salvageable if the story was any good, but the script just doesn't work. It's empty of anything meaningful.

What?!?  A summer blockbuster that is empty of anything meaningful?  Inconceivable!    :P

Doesn't matter, you know it's still going to make $75 million in it's opening weekend...   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 4, 2007, 10:58 AM
I wasn't overly excited for this movie, just because the designs and rumors have things looking and sounding a little wonky - but I will admit after seeing a couple TV spots over the past week - parts of it look kind of cool.  It will probably just be a rental for us, but seeing "big robots smashing things" in those commercials, I could really see the kiddos liking this.  It won't matter to them that they don't look like "our Transformers".  It will be interesting to see how it does at the box office.  At least Optimus Prime will have the same voice as we grew up with :).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 4, 2007, 03:22 PM
At least Optimus Prime will have the same voice as we grew up with :).

Did you guys know that Agent Smith voices Megs??
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f5/Matrix_smithheadfrontcropstandinginhallwaylookingforwards.gif/200px-Matrix_smithheadfrontcropstandinginhallwaylookingforwards.gif)

Frank Welker may still voice a character in the movie though.  Kinda sad that we can't have both of the original actors, but at least we have Cullen.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on April 4, 2007, 09:42 PM
An action shot...

(http://us.ent4.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/transformers/big_fight.jpg)

I am more on the fence than ever.

What do you think ?

Please tell me thats not supposed to be Megatron he's fighting there.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 4, 2007, 11:26 PM
At least Optimus Prime will have the same voice as we grew up with :).

Did you guys know that Agent Smith voices Megs??
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f5/Matrix_smithheadfrontcropstandinginhallwaylookingforwards.gif/200px-Matrix_smithheadfrontcropstandinginhallwaylookingforwards.gif)

Frank Welker may still voice a character in the movie though.  Kinda sad that we can't have both of the original actors, but at least we have Cullen.

I wanted Welker too, but I'm intrigued by this choice.

Maybe Welker can still do Soundwave in the (gasp) sequel.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 4, 2007, 11:27 PM
Please tell me thats not supposed to be Megatron he's fighting there.

I think that's Bonecrusher (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=2855), one of the other Decepticons.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2007, 10:06 AM
I read this morning that there are rumors that the Dinobots might appear in the movie.  There is some screen caps from a recent clip HERE (http://kungfurodeo.com/2007/04/03/dinobots-in-the-transformers-movie/) relating to that.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on April 6, 2007, 03:15 AM
At least Optimus Prime will have the same voice as we grew up with :).

Did you guys know that Agent Smith voices Megs??
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f5/Matrix_smithheadfrontcropstandinginhallwaylookingforwards.gif/200px-Matrix_smithheadfrontcropstandinginhallwaylookingforwards.gif)

Frank Welker may still voice a character in the movie though.  Kinda sad that we can't have both of the original actors, but at least we have Cullen.

His voice work in V for Vendetta was fantastic , so i'm guessing this is the only thing thats not gonna suck about the movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 6, 2007, 05:31 PM
Well, it looks like Welker will reprise his role as Megatron...in the video game (http://www.transformersgame.com/)
(http://gamenewsi.net/g/generated/Thumbs/WelkerCullentmb__scaled_100.jpg)
Welker - Cullen
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 7, 2007, 11:17 AM
Dino Bots :D Yeah

T-wrex
triceradon
rapticon
Pterrordon
Stegobot
Can't remember anymore.
those guys??
 OR is it like the old school dinobots. Do they have diff names or did they keep them when they released Dinobot toys in '99
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2007, 02:57 PM
Dino Bots :D Yeah

T-wrex
triceradon
rapticon
Pterrordon
Stegobot
Can't remember anymore.
those guys??
 OR is it like the old school dinobots. Do they have diff names or did they keep them when they released Dinobot toys in '99


LOL.  Noooo!  Old School Dinobots!

Grimlock - Tyrannosaurus rex (Team Leader)
Slag - Triceratops
Sludge - Brontosaurus
Snarl - Stegosaurus
Swoop - Pteradactyl
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 8, 2007, 02:15 AM
Dino Bots :D Yeah

T-wrex
triceradon
rapticon
Pterrordon
Stegobot
Can't remember anymore.
those guys??
 OR is it like the old school dinobots. Do they have diff names or did they keep them when they released Dinobot toys in '99


Don't expect to see any of these guys in the 07 movie....Much less any true Dinobots.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 13, 2007, 02:37 AM
Larger than life promotion (http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=9981)

Pepsi to promote the film. (http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=9960) It'd be awesome if we got a new Pepsi Prime out of it.  :)

I'm actually starting to get hyped for this movie. Seeing the TV spots and hearing about Weaving's casting really helped to change my mind, now we'll just see if the movie delivers.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 13, 2007, 09:35 PM
New TV spot (http://www.globaltestmarket.com/se_images/208034-38.wmv)

Prime speaks!


Edit: Another link, of slightly better quality. (http://www.veoh.com/videos/v383097YXyWF64R)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on April 14, 2007, 10:43 AM
yuck Thats not optimus's voice at all. >:(
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 25, 2007, 09:56 AM
International Poster (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2007/transintbig.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on April 25, 2007, 11:03 AM
I'm so glad that Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are "Chang(ing) the History of Motion Pictures with Their Stunning and Revolutionary Visualization" by changing the visualization and probably the history of the Transformers.  ::) >:(

I hope the energon cubes look like they did in the cartoons... I loved that look.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 25, 2007, 11:12 AM
They'll probably end up being "Recharging Spheres"  :P
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 25, 2007, 11:43 AM
You two quit bashing my movie! >:(  ;D

I'm sure that Energon cubes have to be offensive to somebody....

yuck Thats not optimus's voice at all. >:(

It's not even Cullen.  It has to do with some European stuff (http://tformers.com/Bay-Prime-Speaks-Not-Official-Not-Cullen/7478/news.html).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 25, 2007, 11:47 AM
"Transformers are an affront to God!" – Randall Graves from Clerks 2
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scott on April 25, 2007, 12:53 PM
Any chance this guy (Gasgano Never Talked) will make it in to the movie?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/optimus.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 25, 2007, 01:13 PM
All these years, I thought that was you.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 25, 2007, 01:25 PM
Any chance this guy (Gasgano Never Talked) will make it in to the movie?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/optimus.jpg)

Autobots... transform and pig out!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on April 25, 2007, 03:59 PM
Reflective boobs!... I didn't know the original Jabba actor had the part as Optimus.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 25, 2007, 04:04 PM
Reflective boobs!... I didn't know the original Jabba actor had the part as Optimus.

Hey hey hey...I bet this guy looks pretty cool with his helmet on...and maybe with his gut sucked in a little.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on April 25, 2007, 04:29 PM
Reflective boobs!... I didn't know the original Jabba actor had the part as Optimus.

Hey hey hey...I bet this guy looks pretty cool with his helmet on...and maybe with his gut sucked in a little.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a positive ID.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 25, 2007, 04:39 PM
Wasn't that a pic of GNT??  I don't follow Scum too much, but I remember that photo floating around a few years back.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scott on April 25, 2007, 04:44 PM
Wasn't that a pic of GNT??  I don't follow Scum too much, but I remember that photo floating around a few years back.
Correct, Gasgano Never Talked = GNT
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BobaMOTSU on April 26, 2007, 06:48 AM
He's probably a pedophile who uses the costume to get children into his van with blacked out windows. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 27, 2007, 06:51 PM
Ain't It Cool News (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32455) has a review of the movie and it's got some spoilers - if anyone cares.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 3, 2007, 02:12 AM
Trailer for the game. (http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/805/805121/vids_1.html)

Pretty cool. Midair transformations and such.  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 10, 2007, 12:30 PM
Michael Bay's blog (http://www.michaelbay.com/blog/newsblog.html) has some hi-res shots up of some of the Transformers that will be in the movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 10, 2007, 07:16 PM
Ugh... those are even worse than I feared.  There's just no cohesion.  It's like somebody threw a pile of metal scraps in a box and took photos.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on May 10, 2007, 08:53 PM
Ugh! Those are horrid. I can't see how those robots become whatever earth-mode they are supposed to be. Who came up with the concepts... and who agreed to them?? I mean, Frenzy could just not transform and stand on an old house and be an antenna.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on May 10, 2007, 09:24 PM
the autobots..i'm getting used to, actually.  not too bad.

the decepticons are ****.  the only one that looks even remotely decent is blackout, and honestly....who the hell is blackout???
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 10, 2007, 10:09 PM
the autobots..i'm getting used to, actually.  not too bad.

agreed.  I've hated everything about the designs, but these are starting to grow on me as are the stupid Protos....I think

the decepticons are ****.  the only one that looks even remotely decent is blackout, and honestly....who the hell is blackout???

He's a new character obviously and as far as I can tell he's never been introduced into the TF universe as of yet....He looks pretty bad ass though - definately one of my faves.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 11, 2007, 09:41 AM
I kind of think the Autobots look better so far too.  At least some of them are recognizable (compared to the cartoon versions), such as Prime, Jazz, and to a lesser extent Bumblebee.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 11, 2007, 08:19 PM
I kind of think the Autobots look better so far too.  At least some of them are recognizable (compared to the cartoon versions), such as Prime, Jazz, and to a lesser extent Bumblebee.

I think they are okay, but definitely like the cartoon versions 10x better.  I don't get why they modified them and created new characters.  There are characters that would have worked for each vehicle they used, and why not at least keep the heads similar to the TF of old?  Getting a little tired of people taking cool stuff from the 80's, getting us excited by giving it new life, then bastardizing it with their "creative take" on characters/story.   >:(
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 17, 2007, 02:41 AM
New TV spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVJ06ixj19Q)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on May 17, 2007, 08:28 AM
New TV spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVJ06ixj19Q)

Ok....Starscream just got a hell of lot cooler.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on May 17, 2007, 09:01 AM
Saw this last night... it should be fun... but this ain't your daddy's transformer... (or mine) but it will be  cool ride.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 17, 2007, 01:59 PM
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/transformers.html

Watch the exclusive Trailer.... and prepare to just **** thy pants!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 17, 2007, 03:41 PM
WHOA!!  :o  Even if you hate everything about this movie - you can't say that the trailer didn't just kick your ass all over the place.  I loved the G1 transformation sound when Prime was transfoming.  I'm pretty sure that Bumblebee is mute in this movie, but it would have been cool to have heard one of the bots speak - especially Prime.  I suppose they're still ironing that out though.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 17, 2007, 03:45 PM
I have to admit that early on I was a little wary about this movie, especially with all of the negative vibes from the fanbase, etc. - but from the looks of this trailer, it might not be too bad.  We'll see if the movie lives up to the trailer, but this new exclusive trailer was all sorts of cool.  Hearing that original "transforming" sound was awesome.  If it can be a good "big robots punch and smash things" fun, popcorn summer movie, I'll be satisfied.  I'm actually sort of looking forward to this movie now, after the last couple trailers/commercials.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 17, 2007, 03:47 PM
The transforming and movement of the bots really sold me. Especially the cool rolling/fliping that Starscream does.

The Bumblebee air freshener hanging from the 80s Camaro rear view mirror is a nice touch too.

I liked the "the must be Japanese" line from Spike, funny.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 17, 2007, 03:51 PM
BEEOOOTCH!!  ;D


I liked the "the must be Japanese" line from Spike, funny.

His name is Sam in the movie goofy Jay...or as Steven likes to call him - Indy Jr.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 17, 2007, 03:55 PM
BEEOOOTCH!!  ;D


I liked the "the must be Japanese" line from Spike, funny.

His name is Sam in the movie goofy Jay...or as Steven likes to call him - Indy Jr.

Oops, I guess I was distracted by Sam's girlfriend  :o
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on May 17, 2007, 04:10 PM
BEEOOOTCH!!  ;D


I liked the "the must be Japanese" line from Spike, funny.

His name is Sam in the movie goofy Jay...or as Steven likes to call him - Indy Jr.

I like to call him that? And when did you get so formal with my name?  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 17, 2007, 06:45 PM
Um..I was referring to Bumblebee's air freshener.  I'm pretty sure that it says BEEOTCH on the other side, at least that's what I heard a few months ago.  Steve - I would have spelt your name with a silent y if I was referring to you.  ;)
(http://www.bizzmoff.com/images/misc/BB_01.JPG)

Poor Jazz  :'(
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/siburke939/TF%20Movie%202007/jazz.gif)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 17, 2007, 10:36 PM
Um..I was referring to Bumblebee's air freshener.  I'm pretty sure that it says BEEOTCH on the other side, at least that's what I heard a few months ago.  Steve - I would have spelt your name with a silent y if I was referring to you.  ;)

Actually after careful study of the HI-Def trailer it says "Bee Super"
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 17, 2007, 11:00 PM

Actually after careful studio of the HI-Def trailer it says "Bee Super"

Well then that's Super Lame.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 17, 2007, 11:56 PM
So many people so easily swayed...  just setting yourselves up for disappointment!  Did anybody doubt Bay could dig up 60 seconds worth of cool battle clips for a trailer?  That's what he's good at!  But then you sit down expecting 2 hours of this and what do you get?  You get Pearl Harbor!!  I won't be fooled again.  Unless this thing gets high 80s on Rotten Tomatoes I'm staying home.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 18, 2007, 01:42 AM
Man, that trailer was AWESOME. I'm SO going to the midnight show of this movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 18, 2007, 02:22 AM
An alternate version of the new trailer. (http://www.cybph.com/archives/296)

It's for the non-US markets, apparently. It has a few new clips, including Sam talking to Prime from his bedroom window.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on May 18, 2007, 10:36 AM
Unless this thing gets high 80s on Rotten Tomatoes I'm staying home.

Stay at home and save the gas.  That's my plan til winter.

I'll netflix it in November.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on May 18, 2007, 10:42 AM
I disagree... I think that while it won't be great... it will be a fast-paced action flick that will be fun... and may get your kids into Transformers... if they aren't already.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 18, 2007, 06:22 PM
Bay says Thank you (http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1832) for positive feedback on the trailer
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on May 18, 2007, 06:27 PM
And a possible July 3rd release date?? Interesting!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on May 19, 2007, 11:05 PM
If my mom see's you she's gonna freak out ??!?!?!?!

WTF!!!

Kyle: Michael Bay gets to keep making movies and Cartman gets his own theme park; there is no God
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 20, 2007, 11:15 PM
New TV spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjAkRFRnFZQ) from tonight's Family Guy.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on June 4, 2007, 08:57 AM
Lots of clips last night of this movie during the MTV Movie Awards.  Looks like you can see them all HERE (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=8437), the new ones being labeled "6/3/07".  Lots of new footage in this exclusive clip (http://www.autobotsrollout.com/) from AutobotsRollOut.com.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on June 4, 2007, 10:24 AM
did anyone catch the easter egg/cameo in that "car picks the driver" clip?

tee hee.

this movie's stock is rising for me.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 4, 2007, 05:21 PM
The seen where Optimus, the Pontiac Solstice, the 4WD truck and the Hummer turn on the highway is the scene they filmed out here on the road that spans the lakebed. Wonder if they'll use the scene for the movie or not so I can see what the rest of my family witnessed when they blocked the road.
Sorry, I don't know the other 3 good guys' names though. My son and I were looking at the movie toys and he pointed out the ones from the scene. He also said the robot that is a hummer-like vehicle was yellow instead of green like the toy was painted at the store. I'm banking it's likely chartreuse.

DS
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on June 5, 2007, 09:13 AM
The seen where Optimus, the Pontiac Solstice, the 4WD truck and the Hummer turn on the highway is the scene they filmed out here on the road that spans the lakebed. Wonder if they'll use the scene for the movie or not so I can see what the rest of my family witnessed when they blocked the road.
Sorry, I don't know the other 3 good guys' names though.

DS

Solstice = Jazz
Truck = Ironhide
H2= Ratchet
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 5, 2007, 10:09 AM
thanks
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 6, 2007, 09:36 AM
Finally got to see the full trailer for this, other than the teaser. It's just not looking good for me, at all. I hate the robot designs.

The other things that really bothers me is the robots scale. I specifically remember this issue back when Brian Singer was going to do it.  A buddy of mine was working on the Fox lot and became friendly with Singer's writers. They specifically mentioned that they did research and that the fans didn't want realistic proportions when the robots transformed to robot mode. It was okay that Bubblebee was the same hight as Prime. I couldn't believe that and I still can't believe that the fans got their wish. To me, it kills the illusion that the could exist.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 6, 2007, 10:48 AM
To me, it kills the illusion that the could exist.

More than meets the eye!  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 6, 2007, 01:53 PM
To me, it kills the illusion that the could exist.

More than meets the eye!  ;)

--Robots in disguise
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 6, 2007, 02:09 PM
To me, it kills the illusion that the could exist.

More than meets the eye!  ;)

--Robots in disguise

Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Deceptions....

- coudn't resist!   :D  Now it's stuck in your head isn't it, isn't it??
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on June 6, 2007, 02:25 PM
yes, memories of the theme song, 80's nostagia and such
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 6, 2007, 06:20 PM
Howard Stern (http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/06/04/howard-stern-turns-down-transformers-movie-role/) turns down voice role  :'(
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on June 14, 2007, 10:53 PM
New TV spots.

#1 (http://www.iklipz.com/MovieDetail.aspx?MovieID=52823b77-a23d-48ac-ac3f-931c63adbfb8)

#2 (http://www.iklipz.com/MovieDetail.aspx?MovieID=c0ca2ca6-3888-43a7-a4b0-0cb8c3188dbc)

They confirm the new release date of July 3rd. And Blackout's transformation- awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 19, 2007, 06:14 PM
Transformers Voice cast (http://enewsi.com/news.php?catid=190&itemid=11229)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2007, 06:49 PM
Wow! They got Peter Cullen to do the voice of Prime! Awesome! Too bad they didn't get Casey Kasem to do the voice of one of the 'bots, forget who it was.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 19, 2007, 07:00 PM
Can't quite tell if you're being sarcastic or not Steyve, but....

He actually played as two bots, a crazy human doctor, and a computer.

linky (http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Casey_Kasem)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2007, 07:16 PM
Nope, being serious Mike. I know the film is dear to you, so I'll lay off you. I think it's cool that got the original voice for Prime... that and the transforming sound! I'll be curious to hear Hugo Weaving as Megatron, should be cool as well!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 28, 2007, 06:23 PM
eat me (http://enewsi.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=167&limit=recent)....but I'm a bit spoiled
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on June 29, 2007, 12:51 AM
Transformers 2 given the green light. (http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=10948)


Huh.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 29, 2007, 09:31 AM
Several people have been asking me to see this with them. They're absolutely shocked that I have less than zero interest and have offered to pay for my ticket. :P
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on June 29, 2007, 08:14 PM
Well alot of my mates have seen this and cant stop raving about it, they said the majority of th ehuman scenes are ordinary but the rest is awesome, I'm seeing it tomorrow night so i'll give ya a better report then.
I love that we finally got a movie out here before you guys :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on July 1, 2007, 06:51 PM
Ok saw it last night.
I was one of the baggers of this film ,there was no way I was going to like it, or so I thought.
It was actually pretty good, check your brain at the door and just enjoy it for the entertainment it is.
Having Cullen voice Prime was one of the best moves ever and Hugo Weaving for Megatron worked too.
I hated the pics of the new bots, but after seeing them in action they changed my mind.
There were some funny bits in there, there were some ugh moments too but that for the most part was just the ppl, the actual robots were really really really good.
I cant believe i'm talking up this film, the sound was the other thing, please see it in a decent cinema with great sound that was also one of the highpoints gunshots and the transformations were great.
There are also a few extra clips throught the credits and one of them "screams" sequel :)
Go see it, I dont think many will be dissapointed

 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 4, 2007, 12:28 AM
WowZers.....I just got back from the flick and I'm still a bit dizzy, seriously.  I just couldn't quite keep up with all of the complex transformations.  I think they spent way too much time on that part, but it was beautiful - from what I could make out. 

Overall not a great movie, but it was a good flick which I can easily see a sequel emerging from.  They even made reference to one of Bay's other films but I won't spoil the fun for you.  Ironhide was by far my favorite toy from this line and he stole the show for me in the movie as well even though most of the bots didn't have as much screen time as I would have liked.

Megan Fox was beyond HOT and they made quite a few "references" without revealing anything...very under the wire for a PG-13 rating..but me liked!

This flick almost came off as a comedy during the first hour or so +, which I didn't mind.  Cullen's voice has definatley changed since the good ol 80's so it didn't quite sound the same, but still I wouldn't have it any other way even though he's got lips in this movie until he goes into battle with his classic plate.  Weaving was perfect for Megs.  I guess Welking was a bit too raspy sounding for his age, but at least he scored the voice for the game.

Go see this flick if you've got nothing better to do this week.  It's a fun ride!!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on July 4, 2007, 02:31 AM
This movie was the most fun I've had at the movies in a long time. I agree- it's a fun ride.  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2007, 09:12 AM
I was pleasantly surprised when the wifey (9 months pregnant) said to me yesterday "we should go see a movie - maybe Transformers - that looks pretty good".  So, we caught it yesterday afternoon.  The theater was full, and I have to agree with others here - we really had a good time seeing it.  We both enjoyed it, and it seemed like the whole crowd really had a good time.  Hearing Prime's voice again, and the old cartoon Transforming sound a few times really brought back memories.  Its really a good time, I thought.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 6, 2007, 06:02 PM
Seems like this thread keeps getting buried for some reason, but I'll try and keep it afloat for as long as possible....

Transformers smashes July 4th, Wednesday Records (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070705/us_nm/boxoffice_transformers_dc_2)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Artoo on July 6, 2007, 06:56 PM
that I have less than zero interest
Same here.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 6, 2007, 07:33 PM
I saw it on the third and really enjoyed it.  I think they did a good job keeping fairly true to the characters (with some obvious poetic license but it wasn't too bad IMO).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JangoTat on July 6, 2007, 09:12 PM
i watched it and loved it....didnt get to see the end of the credits though...that large coke and the long time of the movie and a really..well you get the picture  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scott on July 6, 2007, 10:57 PM
Caught this tonight...I can honestly say that I liked it.  A lot of it was absolute pure cheese.  I can honestly say though that I have not watched an episode of Transformers since I was a wee lad.  So, I would guess that the cartoon was pure cheese as well.  The effects work in this movie was absolutely phenomenal.  If it doesn't win an Oscar for Visual Effects there is something wrong with people.  I'd recommend it just to see that work.  The story and all that wasn't all that great and there was some pretty bad plot holes.  Otherwise I rather enjoyed myself and would give a solid OCB 7 (With 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest)








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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on July 6, 2007, 11:54 PM
Spoiler!



















A shot of Starscream blasting into space is buried in the middle of the credits. Scorponok is still running around somewhere (presumably) and we didn't see Barricade bite it either, so the door is still open on those three.



































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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on July 7, 2007, 12:06 AM
I read somewhere that Prime "destroys" Barricade at some point during his encounter with Bonecrusher.  Is that false?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BobaMOTSU on July 7, 2007, 08:23 AM
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As far as I know, Barricade didn't die.  He got his butt kicked by Bumblebee in the beginning, and he responded to Megatrons 'call to arms.'  I really hope he didn't die, I think he was the best Decepticon.  He's on my desk at work.   :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 7, 2007, 04:56 PM
Barricade was badass in the movie as were all of the Decepticons.  I loved how vicious he was to Sam and almost tried to kill him.  I just wonder why Bumblebee hid for some time while he was getting attacked.

Props to Scott for giving it an OCB 7...Come on now - if he says it's okay then it's good for all of you, right?  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Rob on July 7, 2007, 07:39 PM
Saw it just now.

******* loved it. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JangoTat on July 7, 2007, 10:20 PM
saw it yet again today...second time in 24 hours  :o

i love the movie and after watching it a second time it made more sense to me.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jeff on July 7, 2007, 10:46 PM
I saw it this afternoon... and I really enjoyed it. Of course, I'm not a G1 nerd so I wasn't disappointed in some of the changes.   :-X ;)

It was kind of fun to hear Optimus Prime's voice again (like Scotty, I was a wee lad whence I last watched an episode of TFers).  I loved the Autobots and I really enjoyed the cheesy parts as well (such as all the 'bots hiding in the backyard).

I'll also agree with some of the thoughts here in that the transformations were badass - those effect do deserve an oscar for the way they carried them out.  When Bonecrusher and Prime transformed on the freeway to battle, it was totally geeky and I loved it.

There were some parts they could have cut to make the movie shorter (stuff with the dog, looking for the glasses), but it was still a lot of fun.  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Rob on July 7, 2007, 11:54 PM
One question spoilerish question I guess...what happened to Starscream?  I never saw him get blown up when he kept transforming back and forth between jet/robot in the pack of fighter jets




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Did you stay for the credits?  The third vignette in the credits is a shot of him jetting off into space - presumably to go get reinforcements.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Famine on July 8, 2007, 12:58 AM



SPOILER!!!



He pops off a few shots at Megatron when he pops back into Jet mode and flies with the crowd of fighters.



SPOILER!!!


Kevin
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on July 8, 2007, 03:08 AM
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THey blow up the Death Star at the end !!!







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What?? Everyone else was doing it :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2007, 10:26 AM
One question spoilerish question I guess...what happened to Starscream?  I never saw him get blown up when he kept transforming back and forth between jet/robot in the pack of fighter jets




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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JohnH on July 8, 2007, 10:40 AM
Got a chance to see it last night.  I enjoyed it more than I thought I could have, which is saying a lot because I've seen virtually nothing but good reviews and I've always had a positive mentality about the movie anyway.  It was an exhilirating 2+ hour ride and kept me entertained throughout.  It didn't have the richest plot but the effects were mind-blowing and there were some great characters, including some of the robots themselves.  Shia Lebiouf (sp?) was charistmatic and very likeable, his parents provided some entertaining moments, and Bernie Mac and John Turturro were great in bit roles.  And Megan Fox was a treat to look at.  :) 

I completely geeked out when we were first introduced to Prime, and even more so during Starscream's attack on the F-22s, when he's morphing back and forth between modes to take out the fighter planes.  I would have liked seeing more of Starscream and the other Decepticons in non-action sequences, but eh...small gripe.  The only other gripe I have is that during the big battle sequence at the end things were moving so fast you couldn't tell which robot was who.  Hardly worth mentioning though.

It's pleasing to see that this movie has been a success, even to those fanboys that wouldn't stop bitching and moaning about how terrible it was going to be months before the movie came out.  :)

John
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 8, 2007, 12:35 PM
I was beyond thrilled with the movie.  While I have to agree that it isn't going to win any awards for plot, the story was engaging enough that you (well, I) actually care about what happens to the characters.  The scene with Sector 7 capturing Bumblebee with Sam screaming for them to stop was rather moving.

The effects were stellar and better than anything I've seen done on certain levels.  I didn't think ILM could do better than ROTS, but they one-upped that in a huge way with this film.  Everything looked so realistic and not one shot stood out as being overly CG'd for the point of being CG'd.  There was a mass to the robots that I hadn't ever seen before in a CG character, and my previous personal benchmark of CG character perfection (Grievous) has been passed by with all of the Autobots and Decepticons.

The crowd went nuts on opening night (a lot of TF nerds in the crowd, myself included) with people not only clapping at the end, but at the first conversation between Megatron and Starscream, as well as the Prime vs. Megatron fight (which, and this isn't much of a spoiler, has dialogue pretty much lifted from their final battle in the original animated TF movie).  I saw it again projected digitally on Wednesday, and it was simply amazing to watch with a packed theater.  The crowd response has been really good, which has not seemed to be the case with other films I've seen this summer.

Someone claimed on another site (I can't remember which) that Barricade's door could be seen in the pile of junk on the aircraft carrier, but when I watched it again for the second time, I didn't catch it. 

And in all seriousness, the shot of Megan Fox's stomach and/or back as she was inspecting Bumblebee's engine was the most awe-inspiring shot in the film.  ;D

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 10, 2007, 04:01 AM
Just finished watching this on TV Links, just amazing effects. I got the download but I have to see this on the large screen.  :o
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Tracy on July 10, 2007, 07:49 AM
I have zero interest in seeing this -- but my 5 year old (nearly 6) is swept up in the mania and begging us to take him.  He can handle action movies if there's not foul language or gore  -- what's the word on this?  Thanks guys.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on July 10, 2007, 08:52 AM
He can handle action movies if there's not foul language or gore  -- what's the word on this?  Thanks guys.

There's some violence towards humans, but nothing that is gory.  And there's a few swear words and a little discussion about masturbation.  If he saw Revenge of the Sith, he shouldn't have any problems with this. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Deanpaul on July 10, 2007, 10:17 AM
He can handle action movies if there's not foul language or gore  -- what's the word on this?  Thanks guys.

There's some violence towards humans, but nothing that is gory.  And there's a few swear words and a little discussion about masturbation.  If he saw Revenge of the Sith, he shouldn't have any problems with this. 

Because of all the time Lucas spent actually masturbating to CGI in ROTS, or the violence?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on July 10, 2007, 10:20 AM
And there's a few swear words and a little discussion about masturbation. 

"Happy time!"  ;D

I'm sorry, I know that part wasn't appropriate for kids, but that had me laughing.  Very remincant of "American Pie" back in the day!

TRACY, as for the rest of the movie, lots of action and transformer violence, but there are scenes that will fly over your kid's head.  Megan Fox is "eye candy", so her scenes are sugestive.  I've read that some images of the Decepticons are 'scary' for younger kids, but the movie is generally free of anything gory.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth Slothus on July 10, 2007, 10:27 AM
Particularly one scene where Megatron kills and how he does it...??

My wife and daughter had zero interest in the movie as well; well, initially.

My son and I won the battle to see it thankfully. The movie actually won the girls over though- they came out of movie really pleased and entertained.

DS
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2007, 01:06 AM
Just got back from seeing this on the large screen... **** damn!  :o  8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: King_Maul on July 19, 2007, 01:42 AM
This haven't had a chance to catch this flick yet.  Hopefully soon though...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 19, 2007, 05:36 PM
Vote for a character you'd like to see in Transformers 2 (http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2007-07-18-Transformers_N.htm) (if you even care)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on July 19, 2007, 08:53 PM
Voted Soundwave though he'd have to be updated to a MP3 player... Shockwave would be cool, too. Heck, through them all in there.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Reid on July 22, 2007, 03:54 PM
Saw this earlier today.

Despite having little knowledge about TFs and only owning a couple toys, I enjoyed it very much.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: speedermike on July 22, 2007, 04:14 PM
I really enjoyed this movie, however I have never actually seen or cared about he TF TV show.  I was tooo old for it when it came out.  But I have a question...why are all the good robots autos?  Meanwhile the bad guys get to fly all over the place, and these guys have to drive form place to place?  Seems like a losing battle to me.

The other thing that I didn't get, is how did Bumblebee know that Shai had the glasses, when the evil guys only found out halfway through the movie by hacking US Govt. computers?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 23, 2007, 11:18 AM
I really enjoyed this movie, however I have never actually seen or cared about he TF TV show.  I was tooo old for it when it came out.  But I have a question...why are all the good robots autos?  Meanwhile the bad guys get to fly all over the place, and these guys have to drive form place to place?  Seems like a losing battle to me.

Glad you enjoyed the flick.  They at least mirrored some aspects of the G1 show as best they could.  The Autobots were all ground vehicles except for 2 which were hardly main characters and the Decpticons could all fly until the second/third season when the combiners/gestalts appeared.  Seemed kinda stupid, but hey - it worked somehow.

The other thing that I didn't get, is how did Bumblebee know that Shai had the glasses, when the evil guys only found out halfway through the movie by hacking US Govt. computers?

eBay  ::)  I know that BB was doing reconnaissance for the Autobots, but this never really got explained.  Plot hole, but no biggie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on July 23, 2007, 07:32 PM
http://www.the-editing-room.com/transformers.html

Pretty funny :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 23, 2007, 11:59 PM
Good movie - just wish they hadn't killed off Prime at the end like that. 

Just Kidding!  Haven't seen it yet, but hopefully going this weekend to finally check it out.  Sounds like mostly good reviews from what I've heard...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 24, 2007, 12:36 AM
http://www.the-editing-room.com/transformers.html

Pretty funny :)

Oh man... that was hilarious. 

PETER CULLEN

When your great, great grandfather found evil robot
Hugo Weaving in the arctic, he accidentally activated
him, which resulted in his location being imprinted on
the glasses you tried to sell on eBay. And when I say
location, I am referring to the location that Hugo would
later be transported to by your government.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Straxus on July 24, 2007, 06:49 AM
http://www.the-editing-room.com/transformers.html

Pretty funny :)

Thank you for posting this!
It pretty much sums up my veiw on the movie...
I think I would have rather payed $9 for that article than the movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 25, 2007, 07:06 PM
I really enjoyed this movie, however I have never actually seen or cared about he TF TV show.  I was tooo old for it when it came out.  But I have a question...why are all the good robots autos?  Meanwhile the bad guys get to fly all over the place, and these guys have to drive form place to place?  Seems like a losing battle to me.

In addition to what iFett said, another aspect of this is that the Decepticons' alt modes were supposed to be more threatening in general or, at the very least, associated with war machines (tanks, fighter jets, etc) or deception (Barricade being a police car that is subtly threatening; e.g. the "motto" on the side of the car).  The Autobots, being heroic, would be less threatening and benign, such as rescue vehicles, sports cars, and other wheeled vehicles. 

But then Jetfire and the Stunticons came along and that theory got shot all to hell. :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 29, 2007, 09:42 PM
Okay, I finally saw it today and I have to say, I thought it was a great flick.  I wish the robot modes had stayed true to the 80's and had some trouble following the robot on robot action sequences, but overall I had a lot of fun.  The transforming noises and special effects were great, good plot, plenty of action - definitely worth the $7.  It was also a lot funnier than I realized - I was cracking up every 5 minutes or so at the jokes.  Definitely set up for a sequel, so I can't wait to see what they do next!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Paul on August 4, 2007, 09:09 AM
Saw this with a buddy yesterday.  Not too shabby.  I only know transformers from the cartoons.  Remember back in the day Toy companies could not advertise (with commercials) on the show the toy was represented in...so I had to watch TF to see the GI Joe toy commercials...but never got the TF toys.

I guess it is the "Old Man" that I am, but I found it pretty un-acceptable for viewing by the intended "Toy Buying Audience", if that was in fact the intended audience.   The Masturbation reference and Violence seemed a bit pointless.  And by Violence, I mean the actual deaths.  I don't know about your kids, but my Daughter would want to know what happened to that family in the Mini Van that got thrown into the building or the guy that got Skewered by the Scorpion-o-bot.  I realize they had to shoot at each other and knock over buildings and blow stuff up, but human carnage seemed a bit over the top if this was a "kids" movie.

And having a police car as a bad guy?  I am trying to get my kid to trust the police if she is lost or heaven forbid taken/abducted, did a rapper cast that part?

But I guess with a PG-13 rating she'll be waiting at least 5-6 years before she sees it anyway.  I know it is nitpicking and I admit to being a fuddy-duddy, but what are they going to do with the My Little Pony movie? Have Animal Husbandry jokes and let some of the Ponies Donkey-Punch the others....

Now a few things that concerned me cinematically (and I am no film critic, I have no training, I just have my personal tastes)...would somebody please tell directors to STOP using the Saving Private Ryan filming style?  It distracts from the story if you shake the camera every 5 minutes.  I realize you don't have to do good CGI if you use Shaky Camera Blurry Vision the whole time but that and Crouching Tiger Hidded Dragon/Matrix stuff is really killing movies for me.

And I have to agree with whoever said the Robot forms would have been nicer if they were more consistent with what they were when in "Car/Plane Form"...

The little Jar Jar Binks robot thing was about as annoying as hell.  Was that "Soundwave"?  If so that is pretty disappointing...

All that bitching aside, I'd go see a sequel.  And it certainly is set for one.

Also, the Human combat team as much as it pains me, would have been neat if that had been Sgt. Hauser or Capt. Abernathy instead of "Lennox".  That team would make a pretty cool basis for the GI Joe movie.  Just please don't let Michael Bay direct it....

Oh and Bumble Bee should have been a Volkswagen bug...VW sure didn't have a problem with "War" when they were suppliers to the German Army from 1936-1975...

And my buddy and I were talking after the movie...what does this movie do to TF continuity?  What is Canon in the TF world?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JohnH on August 4, 2007, 10:23 AM
I guess it is the "Old Man" that I am, but I found it pretty un-acceptable for viewing by the intended "Toy Buying Audience", if that was in fact the intended audience.

Thus the PG-13 rating.  I find it kind of silly to complain that a movie isn't acceptble to a 6-7 year old when it's very clear by the rating that it's intended for 13+ years.

Oh and Bumble Bee should have been a Volkswagen bug...VW sure didn't have a problem with "War" when they were suppliers to the German Army from 1936-1975...

But not nearly as silly as I find this comment.   ::)

John
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 5, 2007, 09:31 AM
And my buddy and I were talking after the movie...what does this movie do to TF continuity?  What is Canon in the TF world?

Its a teen and older flick, not a kids movie.  See the animated cartoon for a kids version.  As for continuity, this is the issue with anything that moves from a book to the big screen.  Spiderman has the same issues, X-Men have the same issues...heck, Star Wars is about the only fantasy stomping ground where the film and books don't clash and even within the world of star wars there are some questionable continuity issues.  I would have loved to see the movie just copy the old marvel comics, but I'm also pleased witht he movie that was put out.  In the end, isn't it just about whether or not you were entertained?  In the words of Maximus - Are you not entertained!?  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Reid on August 16, 2007, 08:31 PM
Any word on a release date for the DVD? This was one of my favorite summer movies, behind Spider-Man 3.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on August 19, 2007, 04:17 PM
There's no American release date yet, but I assume it'll be out the same time most other summer blockbusters are out- after Halloween and before Christmas.

There's rumor of 1- and 2-disc versions, much like 300, but it's still very much wait-and-see.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on August 19, 2007, 04:24 PM
According to ComingSoon.net, we haven't seen the last of the Transformers on the big screen this year, except now the screen is about to get bigger!

REALLY Giant Robots are Coming!  (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=36445)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on August 19, 2007, 10:40 PM
If I recall correclty - there's supposed to be some sort of prequel that will be included on the DVD in "limited" animation that will lead into the second flick.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on August 21, 2007, 06:45 PM
Bay to pull out of Transformers 2 over HD DVD decision (http://enewsi.com/news.php?catid=190&itemid=11649) ?

Sounds pretty childish to me.   ::)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on August 22, 2007, 12:15 AM
That's OK with me. Hopefully someone like Ridley Scott saw the first movie and said to himself "I could do better" and decides to direct TF2.

While I'm wishing, I'd like a cool million bucks.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 22, 2007, 08:19 AM
Bay reposted saying he acted rashly and WILL do number 2 now.  ::)

His blog says it all.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JangoTat on August 22, 2007, 08:48 AM
cant say i really know the difference between all these new dvd formats. my only question is...we are still seeing this on normal DVD right?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on August 22, 2007, 08:57 AM
my only question is...we are still seeing this on normal DVD right?

Yes.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: stormie on August 22, 2007, 10:45 AM
Bay reposted saying he acted rashly and WILL do number 2 now.  ::)

Funny. My potty-training two-year old said the exact same thing to me last night!  :P
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on August 22, 2007, 12:38 PM
Bay reposted saying he acted rashly and WILL do number 2 now.  ::)

Sometimes number two can give you a rash, if you're not thorough. 

And skidmarks.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 28, 2007, 09:54 AM
Bay reposted saying he acted rashly and WILL do number 2 now.  ::)

Funny. My potty-training two-year old said the exact same thing to me last night!  :P

That's the funniest thing I've heard all month.   ;D  :D  Wish my kids would give me some kind of warning - we're still in the butt sniffing stage.  Thanks for the chuckles.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2007, 01:41 PM
Transforming (http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/795761) Transformer movie DVD to come?  :-\
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on August 31, 2007, 01:43 PM
Wish my kids would give me some kind of warning - we're still in the butt sniffing stage.

Your kids sniff your butt? Well we'll get you potty trained yet. Baby steps.  ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 2, 2007, 09:33 PM
Wish my kids would give me some kind of warning - we're still in the butt sniffing stage.

Your kids sniff your butt? Well we'll get you potty trained yet. Baby steps.  ;D

Yep, they're just like puppies.   ;)  Just wait until you have a little Jaybird in the house and you're on full time diaper duty.  ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on September 5, 2007, 10:45 AM
On DVD on October 16th (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6268).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 6, 2007, 02:18 AM
I've missed all the discussion in this thread since I finally saw this movie a week ago and didn't want to read any spoilers.  I had an absolute blast watching this movie!  Nothing beats feeling like a kid again, even if the characters were updated for a more "modern" look.

On DVD on October 16th (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6268).

That's a definite buy.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on September 6, 2007, 08:34 AM
The DVD release date represents one of the fastest turnarounds that I can remember.  The movie hit theaters on July 3rd (or late on July 2nd, if you want to get technical).  Just a couple of weeks past three months, it will be out on DVD.  Damn!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on September 6, 2007, 11:16 AM
That is quick - I'm pretty sure it's still playing in some theaters.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on September 6, 2007, 12:03 PM
I was surprised how quickly it is scheduled to hit DVD as well, but I'm glad it is.  October should be a pretty big month for DVD sales with Rise of the Silver Surfer, Transformers, Young Indy Vol 1, and Spider-Man 3 all scheduled to hit that month.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on September 6, 2007, 03:17 PM
That is quick - I'm pretty sure it's still playing in some theaters.



And isn't it supposed to start an IMAX run on September 21st?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on September 6, 2007, 04:07 PM
DVD Box Art (http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/transformers.html)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Hemish on September 6, 2007, 07:45 PM
Isnt the imax version supposed to have extra footage in it?
There is no mention of that in the dvd's single and double disk.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on September 8, 2007, 01:04 PM
It has two minutes of extra footage...Not sure what it is though.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on September 25, 2007, 09:34 AM
It sounds like Paramount has set a date for Transformers 2 (http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=6337): June 26, 2009.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on September 25, 2007, 10:56 AM
Has anyone gone to see this in IMAX?  It's playing here, but I have yet to go see it.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on October 10, 2007, 04:40 PM
Here's (http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=6376) some of the exclusives available next Tuesday for the Transformers DVD release.  Target has a "transforming DVD case", Best Buy has some Robot Heroes, and Circuit City has a TF gift card.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 11, 2007, 01:40 AM
This DVD is a must buy on the 16th.  That Target transforming case is kinda cheesy, I think I'd rather take the freebie toys.  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2007, 11:27 AM
Meh...I'm probably getting the BestBuy version with the exclusive Robot Heroes.....That Target transforming case is VERY cheesy

They forgot to mention the WM exclusive 2 disc set which will have an "animated" prequel that will be narrated by Cullen.

I also hear that each Blockbuster store will be receiving four 128meg MP3 players to give away or some Jazz like that.

I honestly can't remember a time that a DVD was released to so many stores with so many exclusives.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 15, 2007, 06:16 PM
I borrowed this list, but just thought I'd post to see who's getting what.  Yes - I know that some of you guys are going to be picking this up tomorrow  ;)

Best Buy
+ Best Buy will be getting a DVD gift set which includes the two-disc Special Collectors' Edition DVD and Optimus Prime and Cliffjumper Robot Heroes figures.
+ A bonus lithograph will also be available (minimum 30 per store). The advertisement shows it being of Megatron.
+ Buying the "Transformers" on DVD and "Transformers: The Game" will net a free $10 gift card instantly.
+ Save $5 instantly when buying "Transformers" on DVD and a "Transformers" action figure.

Blockbuster
+ The video rental store will be giving out free MP3 players to a customer that buys the DVD (it is unknown which version qualifies or if all do). According to "Aahhz," each store will get at least four of the 128 MB players.

Borders

+ The chain bookstore will be giving out a complimentary "making-of" booklet with the purchase of the two-disc Special Collectors' Edition version of the DVD.

Circuit City
+ First 20 customers who purchase the "Transformers" on DVD will receive a cap (an Autobot logo is featured in the ad) and a free "Transformers" digital download card, which will allow for access to exclusive digital and mobile content for free.

K-Mart
+ Buy the "Transformers" DVD and movie action figure priced at $19.99 or more and get $10 off instantly.
+ Buy the DVD and get a free key chain light for free.

Sears
+ Buy the DVD and get a free key chain light for free. (Same as K-Mart)

Suncoast
+ The movie store chain will be getting the Autobot (Protect) and Decepticon (Destroy)-themed steel cases. (TFW2005)

Target
+ Target will be the U.S. retailer that is carrying the transforming Optimus Prime DVD case for the two-disc version of the DVD.
+ The store will also be receiving an exclusive cover to the "Transformers: The Movie Prequel" series from IDW Publishing.
+ Get a $5 transforming gift card with the purchase of a single-disc "Transformers" DVD and exclusive Bumblebee "Evolution of A Hero" toy.

Wal-Mart
+ The biggest store in the world will be receiving a two-disc gift set that includes the single-disc version of "Transformers" and "Transformers: The Beginnings," which is the Peter Cullen-narrated animated version of "Transformers: The Movie Prequel" by IDW Publishing.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 15, 2007, 07:29 PM
So, which are you buying, Mike?  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 15, 2007, 08:30 PM
BB...Bumblebee?  I'm sticking with that version so I can snag the RH repaints.  Target was a close second with the Transforming DVD case, but I'd be dorking out all night with that cheesy thing.  Kind of a neat idea though..  The WM version was third as it would be interesting to see the "prequel" but I hear it's just a bunch of storyboards and not really a full animated/live action feature that I would have liked.  Not really sure what other extras it has, but I'll be damned if I'm going to by 4 freakin DVD's of one movie.

I'll requote myself here as I'll probably be the last to post in this thread..

I honestly can't remember a time that a DVD was released to so many stores with so many exclusives.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: King_Maul on October 16, 2007, 02:01 AM
That's just amazing the number of retailers having exclusives with the DVD release!  I'm going to get the DVD, but I guess I should figure out which exclusive I want?  Crazy...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2007, 09:41 AM
Maybe a stupid question, but does anyone know if Target's version has the "normal" 2 disc set, with the "transforming" case just packed in extra?  We usually do the majority of our shopping at Target, and I'd like to get the 2-disc set, but I'd want a normal case if possible.  The transforming case thing sounds kind of neat in a way, but I wouldn't want it to be the primary disc holder.  Just curious.  Yeah, the amount of exclusives with this release is unbelievable.  Its interesting how the store exclusive stuff has really taken off with DVD releases.  Something else that Star Wars probably helped to usher in.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on October 16, 2007, 11:34 AM
I bought the Circuit City package for the free hat.  They seriously need to work on their advertising, though.

The circular ad said that they'd have the free hat, but that the DVD price was $22ish. Target had the DVD listed at $15.99 I went by CC just to see if the hat was worth the extra cost...all their DVD's were tagged at $19.99, but I decided the hat was worth the extra $4. 

At the register, the DVD rang up at $13.99.  So I got the free hat, plus saved $2 over Target.

Glad I checked in at CC.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 16, 2007, 12:04 PM
I stuck with my guns and got the BB version with the "free" Robot Heroes.  Kinda pissed that the 2 disc version has a clearish/white dull slipcase compared to the single disc version that had some pretty killer artwork.  Oh well - The lithograph is pretty awesome.  Can't wait to check out all the bonus features tonight!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 16, 2007, 01:35 PM
We don't have a Best Buy locallly, which would have been my first choice for the free Robot Heroes, so I think I'll be hitting Wal-Mart later today.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: I Am Sith on October 16, 2007, 01:54 PM
Picked up my 2-pack from Wal-Mart this afternoon and registered to win the Bumblebee Camaro when I got back to work!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 16, 2007, 01:58 PM
registered to win the Bumblebee Camaro when I got back to work!

 :o  Are they giving away the real car when it's released in '09?  Or am I getting way too excited?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on October 16, 2007, 02:07 PM
I stuck with my guns and got the BB version with the "free" Robot Heroes. 

Are they really free when you have to pay $29.99 for the deluxe version?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: I Am Sith on October 16, 2007, 09:03 PM
registered to win the Bumblebee Camaro when I got back to work!

 :o  Are they giving away the real car when it's released in '09?  Or am I getting way too excited?

Not just 1, they are giving away 3!  :D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on October 17, 2007, 09:45 AM
I'll probably be hitting Target today, so hope to pick up the DVD.  Does anyone know, does Target offer the "normal" 2-disc edition as well?  The Transforming case is neat and all, but honestly I just want a package that looks normal on our DVD shelves :P - but I want to get the 2 disc "special edition".
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 17, 2007, 10:52 AM
I stuck with my guns and got the BB version with the "free" Robot Heroes. 

Are they really free when you have to pay $29.99 for the deluxe version?

That's what quotations are for my friend...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jjks on October 17, 2007, 01:21 PM
Grabbed the HD version at Circuit City yesterday for $14.99  ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JohnH on October 17, 2007, 06:35 PM
I bought the regular disc for $15.99 at Target along with the Bumblebee 2-pack for $15.99, and I got the $5 gift card for buying the two together.  The 2-pack is sweet and I can't wait to watch the movie again.  :)

John
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 3, 2008, 05:48 PM
Lots of new unique robots in Transformers 2 (http://enewsi.com/news.php?catid=190&itemid=12349) says Bay.

I suppose we'll be seeing lots of new soda dispensers, cell phones, and ipods in the sequel rather than more of the original lineup or god forbid a combiner/gestalt.   :-\

....just thought I'd throw some bad karma before I start hearing everybody trash the sequel.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2008, 09:07 PM
Lots of new unique robots in Transformers 2 (http://enewsi.com/news.php?catid=190&itemid=12349) says Bay.

I suppose we'll be seeing lots of new soda dispensers, cell phones, and ipods in the sequel rather than more of the original lineup or god forbid a combiner/gestalt.   :-\

....just thought I'd throw some bad karma before I start hearing everybody trash the sequel.

I think it sounds promising.  At least they're not rehashing the guys that were wiped out.  Still thought the first one was funnier (in a good way) than the previews let on.   I just hope they keep that same tone for the next one!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on January 4, 2008, 09:34 AM
As long as they keep Megan Fox.  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on January 4, 2008, 09:39 AM
As long as they keep Megan Fox.  ;)

Amen
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 17, 2008, 12:20 PM
Lots of new unique robots in Transformers 2 (http://enewsi.com/news.php?catid=190&itemid=12349) says Bay.

I suppose we'll be seeing lots of new soda dispensers, cell phones, and ipods in the sequel rather than more of the original lineup or god forbid a combiner/gestalt.   :-\

What's so wrong with just having robots that look and feel just like the original ones? Why do they all have to look like alien bugs? Why can't bumblebee look like a VW bug instead of a really crappy camaro? Do we really have to put up with more of a whinny character that has no idea what to do with a hot girl sitting on his lap?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 17, 2008, 01:10 PM
What's so wrong with just having robots that look and feel just like the original ones? Why do they all have to look like alien bugs? Why can't bumblebee look like a VW bug instead of a really crappy camaro? Do we really have to put up with more of a whinny character that has no idea what to do with a hot girl sitting on his lap?

Bay originally tried with original robot/car designs from the 80's but it just didn't work for today's audiences.  People would have taken it as a joke and I can see why.  Huge blocky bots moving around...nah.  I'm a G1 fan and have been since 84 and while I love all of my blocky out of scale toys, the alien/robot design they came up with has really grown on me.  He put up a pretty good explanation in one of the documentaries from the DVD.

Regarding BB.  Can you really picture (in today's age) people seeing a tiny lil bug the hereo of this movie?  I don't know about you, but I've never seen a man driving one of those new Beetles around and I'd have to think twice if I did.  There was a old yellow VW bug in the movie in case you missed it.

I'm sure Sam figured out what to do with the hot girl after the credits finished rolling.

Oh and if you hated this movie, you're really going to hate the new Joe movie.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2008, 02:42 PM
I liked the movie much more than I thought I would, but I do miss the G1 bots.  I get the desire to make them less blocky, more real and appreciate the attempt at that.  What I miss is the better proportioning of the G1 Robot modes (more humanoid anyway), and being able to see the general outline/body features of the old G1 styles.  Several times in the TFormers movie, I couldn't make out if it was an arm or a leg or what hitting some other arm or leg or what and which darn robot was hitting who.  Maybe its just too many close ups, but I'm attributing it to robot design.  That's the only thing I would love to see improved on next time around. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on January 17, 2008, 08:47 PM
... and which darn robot was hitting who.  Maybe its just too many close ups, but I'm attributing it to robot design.  That's the only thing I would love to see improved on next time around. 

I agree. Sometimes in the movie, I didn't know who's fighting who. We saw OP and BB a bit more than the others. I think there wasn't much distinction in the faces like the G1 robots.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2008, 06:21 PM
bigger, better, faster, stronger (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=22008)

"It’s going to be bad-ass"
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on February 26, 2008, 01:10 PM
CGI Team Creates Realistic Oscar For Michael Bay (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/cgi_team_creates_realistic_oscar)


 :D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on February 26, 2008, 01:58 PM
That's pretty good.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: King_Maul on March 13, 2008, 11:44 AM
That's very interesting.  That's a lot of mula to create that special effect.  $5M for Streep to portray the Oscar host?  I wonder how long the end product will actually be.  If this meets all the hype, he probably will win an Oscar.

My buddy who's really into Transformers gave me the WM Exclusive DVD set as a gift a few days ago.  I got to watch Transformers: Beginnings yesterday and thought it was pretty cool.  I saw the movie in the theater but am excited to watch it again at home.   :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 28, 2008, 06:22 PM
Barricade (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/transformers-2-filming-underway-barricade-spotted.php) has been spotted...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 28, 2008, 05:47 PM
Arcee? (http://tformers.com/transformers-tf2-to-feature-3-wheeled-vehicle-arcee-perhaps/9525/news.html)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 28, 2008, 11:03 PM
Arcee? (http://tformers.com/transformers-tf2-to-feature-3-wheeled-vehicle-arcee-perhaps/9525/news.html)

That thing looks awesome.  I want one!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 28, 2008, 11:11 PM
Arcee? (http://tformers.com/transformers-tf2-to-feature-3-wheeled-vehicle-arcee-perhaps/9525/news.html)

I seriously saw a dude driving (riding?) one of these yesterday. I couldn't figure out what the hell it was until I saw this.

Seeing as how the first movie had the Camaro and Solstice in it, they need some new cutting-edge vehicles for the next one. It just as well be Arcee.  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 28, 2008, 11:30 PM
Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet...

Michael Bay's 'Transformers' on Blu-Ray (http://www.seibertron.com/news/view.php?id=13128)

Well, time to get that PS3, I guess.  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 5, 2008, 05:39 PM
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsID=59522272-D56F-E112-4C783175A8BBBAD6)

I don't follow the comics too much, but I have the Titanium figure of the Fallen so this is interesting news if that is indeed who/what they're referring to.  I'm guessing it's just an "Revenge of the Sith" sorta deal though.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on June 5, 2008, 06:01 PM
I wonder if they're filming in Bethlehem, PA because of the Mack Truck museum there?  Because, otherwise? 

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 5, 2008, 06:55 PM
They're filming there at the university and at a steel plant.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth_Ice on June 7, 2008, 08:38 PM
I thought the movie was going to be called "Reigh of StarScream"???
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 7, 2008, 11:20 PM
I thought the movie was going to be called "Reigh of StarScream"???

That is actually a comic book sequel to the movie.  My understanding is that is canon with the movies, but not sure if all/any of that storyline will be in the next film. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 14, 2008, 09:49 AM
Not so much live action as stop animation (http://www.doubleviking.com/videos/page0.html/9235.html)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on June 14, 2008, 02:07 PM
Not so much live action as stop animation (http://www.doubleviking.com/videos/page0.html/9235.html)

That is awesome. The combiner at the end is the best. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 19, 2008, 06:16 PM
Bay tells Megan Fox to look hot (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/06/19/megan-fox-reveals-transformers-2-script-re-writes-make-out-scenes/) 

duh..   ::)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 20, 2008, 12:15 AM
Bay tells Megan Fox to look hot (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/06/19/megan-fox-reveals-transformers-2-script-re-writes-make-out-scenes/) 

duh..   ::)

I guess the studios told Bay to cut back, so no more AC in Megan's trailer.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 24, 2008, 05:46 PM
No Dinobots (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/07/24/writers-reveal-theme-of-transformers-sequel-the-bad-news-no-dinobots/)

Oh, and what about that title? Why “Revenge of the Fallen”? Orci deadpanned, “Because ‘Transformers 2′ sounds stupid.”

Ya...Nice answer.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 25, 2008, 09:57 AM
Bay tells Megan Fox to look hot (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/06/19/megan-fox-reveals-transformers-2-script-re-writes-make-out-scenes/) 

duh..   ::)

Well she is an actress. She just might be able to pull that one off. Now if we could just work on the ACTING.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 29, 2008, 06:51 PM
Possible plot spoilers (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/07/28/exclusive-transformers-2-prequel-comic-gives-inside-scoop-on-2009-movie/)

Sounds interesting and they don't give too much away, but enough to wet your whistle.



Shia arrested for DUI (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,391755,00.html)

dumbass
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 30, 2008, 03:23 PM
Shia arrested for DUI (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,391755,00.html)
dumbass

Where there monkeys involved?

(http://indianajones.ugo.com/images/favorite-moments/monkey-brains.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on August 5, 2008, 01:45 PM
spoiler (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-2-rumour-returning-character-with-new-vehicle-mode/13682/) 

....in case anyone cares.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 5, 2008, 05:38 PM
Yay! Galvetron!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2008, 08:08 AM
spoiler (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-2-rumour-returning-character-with-new-vehicle-mode/13682/) 

....in case anyone cares.

Interesting stuff.  I could see that plot being pretty cool or really lame, so I hope they do it right.


Yay! *@#$%^@^!

Might want to edit the name in your post or at least provide notice of potential spoiler with what you're about to say.  There are those that don't want any advance info prior to seeing the film.  ;)

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 6, 2008, 10:08 AM
My bad, fixed that up.
Still Kinda obvious though, if you think about it.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on September 10, 2008, 05:13 PM
(n.) One who, or that which, devastates. (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-9/devastator-confirmed-for-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-165770/)

Holy ****   :o
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 10, 2008, 09:00 PM
(n.) One who, or that which, devastates. (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-9/devastator-confirmed-for-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-165770/)

Holy ****   :o

**********SPOILER ALERT************

- Seven construction vehicles merge to form Devastator
- Devastator has lots of upper body strength, like a gorilla
- Not just green, some of the vehicles are red and yellow


* Okay, why Seven instead of six? Based on the size of just Long Haul, this thing is going to be ginormous
* That second comment has me in stitches.  He has lots of upper body strength?  At that size, how could he not?
* Just one more color and he could be a joiner Teletubby.  ::) Way to continuously churn out crap robots for the movies.  Oh how I miss G1...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on September 11, 2008, 10:05 AM
Way to continuously churn out crap robots for the movies.  Oh how I miss G1...

Its been 20 years Justin.  Time to move on.  Bay tried the blocks and they didn't work.  I have the animated movie on DVD if you'd like to watch it one more time.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on September 22, 2008, 11:08 AM
Pictures have shown up (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-9/new-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-megatron-pictures-165837/) online showing a possible new vehicle mode for Megatron in next year's sequel.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on September 22, 2008, 05:32 PM
I can't believe that nobody has chimed in about how this new design will be shattering their childhood memories.  Apparently folks just don't care about this movie anymore.  Oh well.   :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on September 22, 2008, 07:53 PM
I can't believe that nobody has chimed in about how this new design will be shattering their childhood memories.  Apparently folks just don't care about this movie anymore.  Oh well.   :)

Okay. I'll bite. This new design will be shattering my childhood memories. I will now go sit in a corner and cry it out.  ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 22, 2008, 09:44 PM
I can't believe that nobody has chimed in about how this new design will be shattering their childhood memories.  Apparently folks just don't care about this movie anymore.  Oh well.   :)

I would have, but risk sounding like a broken record (odd statement, since a broken record probably doesn't make any sound at all).

Hate
the
Movie
Designs
All of em!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on September 23, 2008, 12:20 AM
I have no childhood memories of TF so, bring on whatever fits the movie storyline.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on September 24, 2008, 06:32 PM
More confirmations to destroy your childhood memories (http://tformers.com/transformers-new-transformers-confirmed-for-transformers-2/10215/news.html)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on September 24, 2008, 09:41 PM
More confirmations to destroy your childhood memories (http://tformers.com/transformers-new-transformers-confirmed-for-transformers-2/10215/news.html)

If you get to the part at the end that starts "According to Google Translate..." you should stop reading or your head will explode from the stupidity of what follows.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on September 24, 2008, 10:59 PM
READ AWAY!!!!!!!!!



















This is very old news, but I hope this doesn't spoil anything since most people don't visit this thread, but this guy is 2 Autobots in one.  Have fun trying to figure that one out.   ;)

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:MFWNGNpsMt4J::www.electricpig.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/transformers-the-twins.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 22, 2008, 05:42 PM
click me (http://tformers.com/transformers-new-transformers-2-rumors-jetfire-scorponok-more/10350/news.html) for more spoilers.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 22, 2008, 11:11 PM
click me (http://tformers.com/transformers-new-transformers-2-rumors-jetfire-scorponok-more/10350/news.html) for more spoilers.

Wow.  Half of that sounds great and the other half sounds ridiculous.  Bummed to hear that you-know-who will just have a small part in the flick.   :(
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on October 23, 2008, 09:35 AM
Flying character sounds cool, and the special feature he has for travel and his transformation sound great. Sad that the Big guy will only make a brief appearance, and upset over the quantity involved.

The other part about going for a swim just seams ridiculous.



Damn it is hard commenting on this without giving the spoilers away.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 23, 2008, 10:50 AM
Damn it is hard commenting on this without giving the spoilers away.

I don't think it matters Ryan.  No one seems to care about this thread anyways.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 23, 2008, 12:02 PM
Damn it is hard commenting on this without giving the spoilers away.

I don't think it matters Ryan.  No one seems to care about this thread anyways.

What are you talking about?  Three of the most influencial people on the site are here posting... ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on October 23, 2008, 01:01 PM
Damn it is hard commenting on this without giving the spoilers away.

I don't think it matters Ryan.  No one seems to care about this thread anyways.

What are you talking about?  Three of the most influencial people on the site are here posting... ;)

I know...

efranks
Darth Vlad
Smartypants1635
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on October 23, 2008, 01:03 PM
I read but don't post... I don't want to spoil things for you guys.  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 23, 2008, 01:56 PM
I obviously don't post everything in here.  Just have to dust this place off every few weeks or so.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 23, 2008, 02:26 PM
What are you talking about?  Three of the most influencial people on the site are here posting... ;)

I know...

efranks
Darth Vlad
Smartypants1635

Yes, we are the Secret Triumvirate of Global Domination (STD for short ;) ) and our minions across the world have been covertly destroying movies like Transformers, PT Star Wars, as well as having our hand in the outcome of the upcoming elections and Russia's invasion of Georgia. Also work with God on his acts, including, but not limited to wild fires, earthquakes, plagues, floods, eruptions, AIDs, etc.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 24, 2008, 01:35 AM
What are you talking about?  Three of the most influencial people on the site are here posting... ;)

I know...

efranks
Darth Vlad
Smartypants1635

Yes, we are the Secret Triumvirate of Global Domination (STD for short ;) ) and our minions across the world have been covertly destroying movies like Transformers, PT Star Wars, as well as having our hand in the outcome of the upcoming elections and Russia's invasion of Georgia. Also work with God on his acts, including, but not limited to wild fires, earthquakes, plagues, floods, eruptions, AIDs, etc.

I accidentally typed the letters M-o-s-t earlier, but meant to type L-e-a-s-t.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 24, 2008, 08:16 AM
No take-backs, Justin!  8)

Mike, to be OT, I will remain optimistic about the movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 27, 2008, 06:26 PM
I know it hasn't quite been a full week, but I thought I'd post this link to more CRAZY rumors! (http://io9.com/5066940/crazy-flood-of-transformers-2-rumors)   :D

Meanwhile, a guy who knows a guy has a buttload of spoilers
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 27, 2008, 11:42 PM
I know it hasn't quite been a full week, but I thought I'd post this link to more CRAZY rumors! (http://io9.com/5066940/crazy-flood-of-transformers-2-rumors)   :D

Meanwhile, a guy who knows a guy has a buttload of spoilers

That's pretty funny.  I wonder how much of this will show up?  I like some of the plot detail in this latest report...will have to see how it actually plays out.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on October 28, 2008, 10:08 AM
I know it hasn't quite been a full week, but I thought I'd post this link to more CRAZY rumors! (http://io9.com/5066940/crazy-flood-of-transformers-2-rumors)   :D

Meanwhile, a guy who knows a guy has a buttload of spoilers

That was the worst set of information you could expect from Transformers, because some of those charecters are my favorite, and changing them like this just makes me sick.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 28, 2008, 08:43 PM
I know it hasn't quite been a full week, but I thought I'd post this link to more CRAZY rumors! (http://io9.com/5066940/crazy-flood-of-transformers-2-rumors)   :D

Meanwhile, a guy who knows a guy has a buttload of spoilers

That was the worst set of information you could expect from Transformers, because some of those charecters are my favorite, and changing them like this just makes me sick.

Are you talking about a Puppy or a Plane?  I'm not very happy with the Puppy.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 28, 2008, 10:01 PM
That was the worst set of information you could expect from Transformers, because some of those charecters are my favorite, and changing them like this just makes me sick.

Are you talking about a Puppy or a Plane?  I'm not very happy with the Puppy.

Well, I'm more disturbed by the audio projection system's role.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on October 29, 2008, 09:11 AM
That was the worst set of information you could expect from Transformers, because some of those charecters are my favorite, and changing them like this just makes me sick.

Are you talking about a Puppy or a Plane?  I'm not very happy with the Puppy.

Well, I'm more disturbed by the audio projection system's role.


Justin - I think the PUPPY, is actually a LARGE CAT.

Upset about

Large Cat being changed into something completely unrelated to Transformers
Plane doing his best impression of Norm Coleman (Starts on one side and switches to another)
Audio Projection System roll
Catapiller Inc. needing to come up with 9 instead of 6
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 30, 2008, 08:27 AM
They may have intended for him to be a jaguar initially, but he behaves like a dog.  If it walks like a dog, growls like a dog, and attacks like a dog, its a dog.  Or at least a puppy.   ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on October 30, 2008, 09:10 AM
They may have intended for him to be a jaguar initially, but he behaves like a dog.  If it walks like a dog, growls like a dog, and attacks like a dog, its a dog.  Or at least a puppy.   ;D

But if changes sound like CRAP then what is to say that they aren't CRAP!?!?!

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 30, 2008, 12:01 PM
Well, at least this isn't going the route of, say, another Hasbro toy live-(suck) action movie due out next year, I believe.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 31, 2008, 11:45 AM
Well, at least this isn't going the route of, say, another Hasbro toy live-(suck) action movie due out next year, I believe.

Some of the changes on JOE are not nearly as bad as those mentioned on the TF Spoilers.  I wonder how much of this is speculation and rumor versus fact though.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on December 9, 2008, 03:00 PM
Someone has posted some concept sketches (http://transformerslive.blogspot.com/2008/12/first-look-at-tf2s-ravage.html) of Ravage and Megatron's bot mode for "Revenge of the Fallen".  Check them out at the linky.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on December 9, 2008, 03:16 PM
I hate everything about it.  My childhood is ruined!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on December 10, 2008, 02:11 PM
I hate everything about it.  My childhood is ruined!

Mike! A change of heart?  :o

I don't like Ravage's look. I wish they'd keep things closer to a Earth-look (unless he's just arrived from Cybertron). And Soundwave's my favorite from the old days (along with his cassettes).

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on December 10, 2008, 10:31 PM
TF trailer in Feb. (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081210j.php)

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on December 15, 2008, 09:43 AM
I hate everything about it.  My childhood is ruined!

Take a deep breath. Theses are Concept drawings. Not what we will see on the screen. It could get better!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on December 16, 2008, 06:34 PM
TF3 in 2011 (http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00020624.html)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 29, 2008, 11:25 AM
From ComingSoon.net  Links in the link below may contain spoilers.

First Transformers Sequel Photos & More! (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51568)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on December 29, 2008, 03:51 PM
I hate the photos and the links in the link that may contain spoilers!  >:(
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on December 29, 2008, 03:59 PM
Guess what? More picture spoilers (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51575)!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on January 1, 2009, 11:16 PM
Well, the movie is ruined for me now.  You can obviously tell from these photos that there will be robots, army guys, and explosions, none of which I would have expected.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on January 2, 2009, 12:27 AM
The more often I watch the first one, the less I like it. But this Fallen tagline has me curious enough to see this one.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on January 8, 2009, 09:56 PM
New teaser poster (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/trannie2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 8, 2009, 10:37 PM
New teaser poster (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/trannie2.jpg)

OMG!  That has destroyed all of the happiness in my life!   >:(   Transformers must die!!!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on January 8, 2009, 11:21 PM
New teaser poster (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/trannie2.jpg)

OMG!  That has destroyed all of the happiness in my life!   >:(   Transformers must die!!!

Mike, Calm down. It's just a movie... no need to jump off a bridge.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 9, 2009, 10:21 AM
Dude - why would I still be rockin this avatar if I loathe Transformers?  Ever heard of sarcasm  ???   :D

I'm just done supporting the TF threads on this board.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on January 9, 2009, 11:45 AM
Ever heard of sarcasm  ???   :D

Never heard of it.

I just thought you are losing heart on everything. Plus, your avatar could be misleading as well... you know, with your WM one and all.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 9, 2009, 12:53 PM
(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//600/fallentf.jpg)

I "borrowed" this lighter image....
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 14, 2009, 06:57 PM
Take it with a grain of salt (http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=10772) - if that's your thing.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on January 15, 2009, 10:55 AM
Still holding out for a GoBots movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 30, 2009, 06:09 PM
So,

The Super Bowl spot is coming Sunday in the third Quarter (few minutes into the quarter slot). The spot will be online a few minutes after that - The full length teaser trailer will only be on Friday the Thirteenth. It will not hit the internet until a week later. The Teaser really only teases stuff - I'm holding so much stuff back from the final trailers because I personally hate going to movies where you have seen it all.

Tell me what you think,

Michael
<---Bay, not me
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on February 1, 2009, 09:21 AM
Super Bowl Spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAujq_F_AD0&fmt=22) is online, if you want to see it early.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on February 1, 2009, 09:33 AM
Damn, just damn!  8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 1, 2009, 11:29 AM
So are there any monkeys in it?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on February 1, 2009, 03:21 PM
Holy crap.  :o
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on February 1, 2009, 04:40 PM
Blah...gone.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on February 1, 2009, 09:40 PM
Here (http://www.hulu.com/superbowl/55641/super-bowl-xliii-ads-transformers-2-trailer#s-p8-sr-i0)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 1, 2009, 10:16 PM
Here (http://www.hulu.com/superbowl/55641/super-bowl-xliii-ads-transformers-2-trailer#s-p8-sr-i0)

****.....it's times like this where I wish I was living in the new millenium with that darned high speed interweb stuff.  Guess I'll just have to rewind my tape ye ol Video Cassette Recorder.    :-\
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on February 2, 2009, 12:09 AM
Okay, that trailer was kickass!  I'm really looking forward to this film.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on February 2, 2009, 09:25 AM
I thought the trailer looked pretty cool as well.  When I first heard they were making the first movie (and saw the initial pictures), I didn't know what to think - but came out of the theater surprised with how much I enjoyed it.  I have higher hopes for this one, and the trailer looked pretty good.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 2, 2009, 05:45 PM
Definitely a tease as promised - but a nice one.  So far 10 views vs. 1 view for the Joe trailer.  Ravage looked pretty badass and the transformation of from bot to alt mode on the Audi was spectacular.  Diggin that fight at the end with Prime getting his face smashed by what is presumably 1/6th of Devastator.

Can't wait for more!   ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 5, 2009, 10:10 AM
Still holding out for a GoBots movie.

HA!  That's hilarious!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 6, 2009, 02:59 PM
Not that anyone cares, but the trailer (http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090204006202&newsLang=en) was the most watched "ad" for the Superbowl - followed by some other trailer and some other stuff.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 6, 2009, 03:46 PM
I finally watched Transformers for the first time (on Blu-ray... yaaaay Netflix), and it was every bit as staggeringly stupid as everyone said it was.

I do have one question... I don't know if I nodded off or something near the end, but what happened to the boom box Decepticon after the black dude called the Air Force?  Did they ever go back to that bunker?  Are we to assume the black guy, the Australian girl, and John Voight are a pile of bloody ribbons a mile below the Hoover Dam?  It's funny how that radio could take down three Secret Service agents in 5 seconds, but when it comes to fighting a 70-year-old administrator he was useless.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on February 6, 2009, 03:48 PM
I finally watched Transformers for the first time (on Blu-ray... yaaaay Netflix), and it was every bit as staggeringly stupid as everyone said it was.

I do have one question... I don't know if I nodded off or something near the end, but what happened to the boom box Decepticon after the black dude called the Air Force?  Did they ever go back to that bunker?  Are we to assume the black guy, the Australian girl, and John Voight are a pile of bloody ribbons a mile below the Hoover Dam?  It's funny how that radio could take down three Secret Service agents in 5 seconds, but when it comes to fighting a 70-year-old administrator he was useless.

Frenzy killed himself. He launched spining blades that worked like bomberanges and they came back and hit him in the head killing him. You fell asleep because you couldn't have missed it.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 6, 2009, 05:33 PM
As much as I love the old school G1 transformers, I gave the new designs some serious thought and it makes sense. If you look at the robot design of alot of the (origional) transformers they screamed "human" too much. The designs in the movie for their robot forms looks alien and that would make more sense as they literaly are aliens.

My complaint with the new designs is that it’s just too hard to make out what part of the robot you’re looking at in given scenes.  Some of those fight scenes in the first movie were so hard to follow based on these designs, the speed they’re moving at, and the extreme unnecessary zoom – is that Prime’s leg or Starscream’s elbow filling up the screen?  Couldn’t tell you.  I also love the look of G1 stuff versus these new models, but I think I could stomach these better if I could tell what the heck I was looking at in any given scene.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 6, 2009, 05:49 PM
I finally watched Transformers for the first time (on Blu-ray... yaaaay Netflix), and it was every bit as staggeringly stupid as everyone said it was.

Care to explain - without any G1 comments?  I will admit that the ending was very jumbled together what with going from Boulder Dam NV to whatever city they wound up in and yes it was EXTREMELY lame that Blackout (helicopter) who took out that entire military base at the beginning of the movie was destroyed by one single guy.

My complaint with the new designs is that it’s just too hard to make out what part of the robot you’re looking at in given scenes.  Some of those fight scenes in the first movie were so hard to follow based on these designs, the speed they’re moving at, and the extreme unnecessary zoom – is that Prime’s leg or Starscream’s elbow filling up the screen?  Couldn’t tell you.  I also love the look of G1 stuff versus these new models, but I think I could stomach these better if I could tell what the heck I was looking at in any given scene.

Blame that on ILM Justin - they seem to have way too much time on their hands on the animations.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on February 6, 2009, 05:50 PM
I often found it difficult to keep track of who was who in robot mode.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 6, 2009, 07:47 PM
Care to explain - without any G1 comments?  I will admit that the ending was very jumbled together what with going from Boulder Dam NV to whatever city they wound up in and yes it was EXTREMELY lame that Blackout (helicopter) who took out that entire military base at the beginning of the movie was destroyed by one single guy.

The plot was flat-out terrible.

Magatron somehow knew the exact location of the Allspark, but managed to somehow crash in the Arctic half a globe away trying to get there.

Despite being a spacecraft capable of intergalactic travel at near absolute zero temperatures, Megatron becomes totally immobilized from arctic snow.

Bumblebee, alone on Earth, knew how to find Sam at the car dealership, supposedly after discovering his glasses listed on eBay, but the Decepticons had no idea who Witwiki (sp?) was or Sam's identity or that the glasses had the map until cracking the ABOVE TOP SECRET Iceman file.

The Allspark was surrounded by "four football fields" of concrete so no signal could ever get to the aliens.  Frenzy has no problem whatsoever broadcasting the location to the Decepticons from under all that concrete.

An Allspark the size of a city block "transforms" to the size and weight of a football.

That's just off the top of my head after one viewing.  It was one of the worst written sci-fi films I've ever watched.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on February 6, 2009, 10:21 PM
Bill, you do realize that its a movie about alien robots, right?  And the realism of the combat situations is about the last thing you ought to be concerned with?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on February 7, 2009, 08:32 AM
I've watched it a few times, and i can never remember how it ends.  I look at that picture on the back of the DVD of Sam hoisting the allspark out of the rubble and I think..."when did that happen?"

The rest of the movie is decent enough, bu the ending is a holy mess.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 7, 2009, 09:45 AM
Bill, you do realize that its a movie about alien robots, right?  And the realism of the combat situations is about the last thing you ought to be concerned with?

Aliens is about alien aliens, but it somehow managed not to have gaping, laughable plot holes.  And where did I criticize the realism of the combat situations?  The combat was fine... it was everything else that was stupid as rocks.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2009, 05:24 PM
I've watched it a few times, and i can never remember how it ends.  I look at that picture on the back of the DVD of Sam hoisting the allspark out of the rubble and I think..."when did that happen?"

I actually believe you're referring to the end of the movie when Sam "shoots" the Allspark into Megs chest.

it was everything else that was stupid as rocks.

it's a movie.  not everyone likes movies the same way other people like movies.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on February 7, 2009, 06:12 PM
Spoilers!!!







Here's (http://tformers.com/transformers-figure-of-all-revenge-of-the-fallen-figures-revealed/10934/news.html) some pics and the instructions for the Fallen toy. Why is it that Megatron, Soundwave, and the Fallen all transform into "Cybertronian jets"? That's just lazy. Of course, this toy looks like a big green nothing to me, so whatever.

And it looks like Wheelie (http://tformers.com/transformers-wheelie-confirmed-for-revenge-of-the-fallen/10935/news.html) is in the new movie. Probably at the expense of another character too.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 7, 2009, 08:35 PM
meh...you should have posted this in the "other toys" section Ben.  Going to turn even more people away from the sequel.   :-\
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on February 8, 2009, 01:13 AM
Well, I have to be fair to the folks here too. Can't have them go into this movie expecting ass-kicking 'bots and then seeing Wheel-E.  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on February 10, 2009, 09:00 AM
The New Transformers Trailer this Friday  (http://www.superherohype.com/news/transformersnews.php?id=8068)

Quote
Reminder: The New Transformers Trailer this Friday
Source:Superhero Hype! February 9, 2009

Fans of Michael Bay's Transformers might want to get out to theaters this weekend to see the relaunch of Friday the 13th, produced by Bay's production company Platinum Dunes, since Paramount has confirmed to ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! what Bay posted on his blog last month here, that the first teaser trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will be attached to it.

The teaser trailer will be available online starting Monday, February 16, so stay tuned!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is scheduled to open in conventional and IMAX theaters on Friday, June 26.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 11, 2009, 10:43 AM
Devastator (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/revenge-of-the-fallen-devastator-revealed-166787/)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on February 11, 2009, 11:00 AM
Devastator (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/revenge-of-the-fallen-devastator-revealed-166787/)


A part of me died today.

My hope is that it will look cool in the movie, but it isn't anywere close to cannon and that makes me sick to my stomach.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on February 11, 2009, 01:05 PM
I gotta tell ya...I like him!  I think this may be one of the better re-designs of the movies. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 11, 2009, 01:40 PM
The face/neck thing seems odd, but I like him so far.  It's also an extremely ackward pose - just like the majority of the movie promo pics.  He's going to kick the **** out of you when you see him on screen.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on February 11, 2009, 04:18 PM
What's the deal with "the Fallen (http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/fallen2.jpg)", he looks like a Gen. Grievous ripoff.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 11, 2009, 04:28 PM
No clue, but the head actually reminds of of the aliens in ID4 for some reason.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on February 13, 2009, 11:56 AM
Holy ******' ****!  8)

Bootleg version.

Transformers: ROTF Teaser Trailer #2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rDBQAz08FY)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on February 13, 2009, 12:01 PM
 :o

Looks to be everything Joe isn't - cool.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 13, 2009, 12:04 PM
Holy ******' ****! is RIGHT!!   :o   :o

Well I have absolutely no reason to go see Friday the 13th this weekend now. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on February 13, 2009, 12:48 PM
Damn, now that's a trailer.  :o
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on February 13, 2009, 12:58 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o_______________ um, __________. Absolutely awesome!!! :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on February 13, 2009, 01:06 PM
That looks like 10 pounds of ass whoopin' in a 5 pound movie.  Maybe I'll go see this twice in the theater and skip GI Joe.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on February 13, 2009, 01:09 PM
GI who?   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on February 13, 2009, 03:46 PM
GI who?   ;)

GI Jane... with Demi Moore. Isn't that the suck movie I keep hearing about?  ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2009, 04:02 PM
It looks like the new trailer (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809943432/video/12063123) is now officially online.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on February 17, 2009, 08:45 AM
Devastator (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/revenge-of-the-fallen-devastator-revealed-166787/)


A part of me died today.

My hope is that it will look cool in the movie, but it isn't anywere close to cannon and that makes me sick to my stomach.

I gotta tell ya...I like him!  I think this may be one of the better re-designs of the movies. 

Just to confirm, I think this may be one of the best redesigns.  Ever.

linking picture for those avoiding spoilers. (http://toyfair09.asmzine.com/gallery/hasbro/hasbro-transformers/slides/IMG_2767.html)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on February 17, 2009, 09:14 AM
Devastator (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/revenge-of-the-fallen-devastator-revealed-166787/)


A part of me died today.

My hope is that it will look cool in the movie, but it isn't anywere close to cannon and that makes me sick to my stomach.

I gotta tell ya...I like him!  I think this may be one of the better re-designs of the movies. 

Just to confirm, I think this may be one of the best redesigns.  Ever.

linking picture for those avoiding spoilers. (http://toyfair09.asmzine.com/gallery/hasbro/hasbro-transformers/slides/IMG_2767.html)


Bill - If you haven't clicked the link yet, DON'T!!! What part of you didn't die will when you see this. I think it totally sucks!!!!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on February 17, 2009, 10:37 AM
to be clear, then, the preferred design is the 1986 version, which even as a kid I thought looked like an absolute jumbled up mess of dayglo green plastic?

(http://www.toybin.org/cache/1985/Decepticons/Constructicons/Devastator/480_robot.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on February 17, 2009, 11:36 AM
I actually like the look of this figure.  And the individual components look really nice on their own as well. 

But, except for the colors, the 1986 version is a pretty impressive looking robot in its own right.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 19, 2009, 06:32 PM
Moms will think it is safe enough to bring the kids back out to the movies.
 (http://www.transformersclub.com/tfrof-intv09.cfm)

I don't get that.  The trailer looked pretty hardcore IMO.  Last I heard is that this flick is still rated PG-13.   We shall see.   :-\
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 23, 2009, 06:04 PM
Spoiler!! (http://www.the-arker.com/news_show.asp?info_id=2024)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 5, 2009, 04:56 PM
 Transformers: The Complete First Season - 25th Anniversary Edition (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10966315)

06/16/2009

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on March 5, 2009, 10:36 PM
Well, it's about damn time.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on March 5, 2009, 10:37 PM
Transformers: The Complete First Season - 25th Anniversary Edition (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10966315)

06/16/2009



I'm so buying that.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on March 6, 2009, 09:08 AM
Yeah, definitely excited to see the season sets coming back.  I'll definitely be grabbing this as well, and I'm hoping they'll do the same thing for G.I. Joe as its movie gets closer to release.  The little 4-5 episode discs that came with the DVD packs are fine, but it would be nice to at least have one season set (or more) as well.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt R. on March 6, 2009, 10:16 PM
Finally  ;D

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on March 10, 2009, 03:11 PM
Eject! (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40381)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 10, 2009, 03:17 PM
Nice....I think.  I know that Welker voiced Megs in the video game, but I gave up on it so I never got to hear how he sounded 20+ years later.  A nice nod though.   :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 13, 2009, 06:53 PM
spoilers? (http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3912)

I had the idea of these two stupid Transformers...... - Bay  ::)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 16, 2009, 04:38 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e264/andrew8798/attachmentx.jpg)

Now it's listed at $19.86 on WM's website.....
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on March 16, 2009, 11:38 PM
They managed to make an entire season fit on three discs?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on March 17, 2009, 10:04 AM
Transformers 3 (http://www.newsarama.com/film/030917-Transformers3.html) apparently already has a release date set, July 1, 2011.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 17, 2009, 06:19 PM
Transformers 3 (http://www.newsarama.com/film/030917-Transformers3.html) apparently already has a release date set, July 1, 2011.

July 4, 2012 (http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/showthread.php?p=68893#post68893)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 2, 2009, 10:22 AM
SHH (http://www.superherohype.com/news/transformersnews.php?id=8211) has some pics and info on the 'bots appearing in this summer's sequel.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 3, 2009, 12:06 PM
New bonus features of Season 1 courtesy of Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001SLNPTI?tag=tvshowsondvdcom&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B001SLNPTI&creative=373489&camp=211189)  I'm still sticking with my Rhino versions though.


* Restored to the original broadcast versions with a new stereo soundtrack created from the original audio

* Triplechanger: From Toy To Comic To Screen: The Origins Of The Transformers

* Printable Transport to Oblivion Script

* Rare PSAs

* Archival Hasbro toy commercials

* Limited edition Autobot magnet inside
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 4, 2009, 02:02 AM
(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/untitled.jpg)


Ok...I'll watch it.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on April 4, 2009, 06:46 PM
Don't you mean THOSE...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 5, 2009, 03:18 PM
New bonus features of Season 1 courtesy of Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001SLNPTI?tag=tvshowsondvdcom&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B001SLNPTI&creative=373489&camp=211189)  I'm still sticking with my Rhino versions though.


* Restored to the original broadcast versions with a new stereo soundtrack created from the original audio

* Triplechanger: From Toy To Comic To Screen: The Origins Of The Transformers

* Printable Transport to Oblivion Script

* Rare PSAs

* Archival Hasbro toy commercials

* Limited edition Autobot magnet inside


I was going to buy this anyway, it's just great that all this stuff is thrown in. :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2009, 07:05 PM
TFW2005 (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/revenge-of-the-fallen-cgi-images-167276/) has posted some hi-res pics of a number of the bots from the upcoming movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 9, 2009, 08:46 PM
I really want to show the image of the alt/bot version of a certain character, but I'm holding back.  Not that it's a big deal or anything....Here's a hint if you're so inclined and haven't seen the image yet.


Night Raven   :-X
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 9, 2009, 08:54 PM
I edited my earlier post, removing the names just in case anyone considers those spoilers.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2009, 10:52 AM
I don't really think it matters Brian at least not on this site - and now that I read over my post I'm coming off as being sarcastic and I wasn't trying to be.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 17, 2009, 06:49 PM
...snippet from Tformers.com on the upcomming DVD Season One release.  Should have just posted the linky, but I was bored trying to get out of work here....  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-chores005.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)


Brian Ward, a Producer and Manager of DVD Home Video at Shout! Factory, the company responsible for releasing the Transformers Generation 1 - The Complete First Season - 25th Anniversary Edition DVD, has started a question and answer thread on the company's website forums.

A little background on Mr. Ward: "I am currently working on 40-ish DVDs worth of material for Shout! Factory. Sixteen of those discs are Transformers, the original animated series from Sunbow," he tells us. "This is an absolute dream come true for me. I'm 31 years old and grew up watching the series, as well as collecting the toys and comics. So I know my stuff."

He also says that he also purchased the original series from Rhino, so "I know what was good about them and I know what was bad about them, not because I did extensive research (which I still did), but because I was also a fan praising what deserved praise and criticizing what deserved criticism.

The highlights are below. Head over to the community (http://www.shoutfactory.com/community/1551/thread.aspx) to read the full response from Mr. Ward himself. A bit of a warning, though: it's rather lengthy; there are no pages as the communities seems to be based on a blog-type comment structure.

Some line breaks are mine for easier Web reading.

The S1 Packaging

I agree that what you see online [of the Season 1 packaging] doesn't adequately reflect the special treatment Shout! Factory is giving the series. However, I will argue that you haven't seen the art in person.

What can't be displayed in a .JPG online is the type of treatment the slipcase is getting. The title treatment and characters will be fully embossed and the background will be BEAUTIFULLY printed on a shiny foil board that really makes those background colors POP. Unfortunately, you can't see the effect in a photo.
 
The Masters

Hasbro provided us with the same masters Rhino used for their releases. HOWEVER... There have been changes made. I, personally, went to New York, where the original broadcast one-inch masters are housed, and found each of the problem areas, in regards to animation.

The one-inch masters have not physically held up well over the years. In some cases, they're nearly unwatchable. Therefore, instead of simply transferring and using masters of the one-inches, we found every instance of faulty animation demonstrated on a YouTube video or mentioned in a rundown we could find online (and even found some of our own) and corrected them, replacing the faulty digibeta master material with the best-quality one-inch source material.

Finally, we color corrected everything to match--as best we could--the shots before and after. Surprisingly, unless you know specifically what you're looking for, you won't even notice many of the instances of slightly softer picture. It looks REALLY good.

The Audio

We chucked the Rhino audio. You will no longer hear additional sound effects or music, not previously heard in the broadcasts. We went back to the original source mono and created a nice stereo track to even out the audio. It sounds really nice.

The Bonus Features

There are very few bonus materials from the original releases that are specifically related to G1 and what interviews are there tend to be long, relatively drawn out and have no cutaways.

For the most part...they are one person shot either in front of a black (or uninteresting) background or on the floor of a convention talking for long periods of time without cutaway. And neither the lighting, camera work nor audio recordings are particularly high-end.

I've spent the last month or so traveling to Rhode Island, New York and back interviewing as many people as possible that had something to do with this incarnation of the series. I talk to original Hasbro toy designers...original comic writers and editors...[and] to the gang behind the series, itself. And, yes, that includes the voice talent.

I will also have commercials from the appropriate seasons. In other words, you won't see a commercial for the Sharkticons on the season one release. Something you should know about the commercials is this: the quality of what you're accustomed to seeing on YouTube and other DVDs is pretty much [not] what you're going to get here. And it's for one simple reason. No one ever anticipated the future lives of commercials, when they were first being broadcast. So Hasbro never kept high-quality masters. They kept VHS screeners of their commercials, strictly for reference later. So when you say, "why couldn't they get the original copies from Hasbro?", we actually did. Still, there are some pretty cool commercials here and I'm looking forward to having them included.
 
On a Complete Series Set

They are in the pipeline. I can't really say anything more than what's in the article, only because we're waiting on the official press release to be approved by the kind folks at Hasbro. Once that's approved and sent out, we can say more. But, yes, they are in the works. And they are AWESOME.

There will be some pretty substantial bonus features included in the complete series that won't be on the individual volumes. Not so much in terms of amount, but in heft.

We have packaging for the complete series and, from one fan to another, it...is...AWESOME. Seriously, this is the set for the people that GET IT. When Hasbro saw the concept, they loved it.
 
Bumpers

The commercial bumpers are in the episodes. I'll explain why. As you'll notice, there are a number of episodes in which the original audio bleeds off into the bumpers, so performing a clean surgical edit was impossible and I didn't really want to cut the show's audio off suddenly where the bumper would appear.

Also, I could have included the bumpers as bonus material, but are they really bonus features?

So taking those two things into account, along with the fact that they're only a couple seconds each, I decided to leave the bumpers in.

Correcting Errors

[Replying to a poster's inquiry about error correction] We actually used your list, along with a couple others, while making our corrections.

On Possibilities of Releasing on Blu-Ray DVD

There are no current plans for Blu-ray, though, it's something I would love to own myself one day. The problem is this, no one has successfully found the original BROADCAST film elements (Rhino used PRE-broadcast film for their releases, hence all the problems), which means there's nothing to restore and make high-def quality.

I will say that the new interviews, however, are being shot and edited in high-def, just in case we can ever find those original film elements. Who knows? Maybe one day.
 
On the Voice Actors Providing Audio Commentary
 
As much fun as it would be to listen to folks talk about the episodes, one thing I've learned over the years--and definitely over the last couple months--is that the voice actors know the least about the series.

It's not a slight on them. It's simply a fact that most of these guys (and girls) were voicing multiple characters on multiple shows at the same time and were so busy that they never even really got a chance to sit down and watch the shows themselves until much later.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 18, 2009, 09:30 PM
New footage (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40804)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 18, 2009, 09:41 PM
New footage (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40804)

Sw-******'-eet!  8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: I Am Sith on April 18, 2009, 10:21 PM
Holy crap :o!  That looks amazing!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on April 19, 2009, 01:42 AM
Holy crap :o!  That looks amazing!

I'll second that - much better than what we've seen before.  Thanks for posting, Jay!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on April 19, 2009, 04:37 AM
It's a good thing they have humor like BB crying. This is a PG movie for kids, after all.

What's that? It's PG-13 and kids shouldn't watch it? Well, that part is just stupid then.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 20, 2009, 11:05 AM
New footage (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40804)

Man, there pulling the footage left & right on the net due to copyright claim by Paramount Pictures Corporation.  ::)

But alas... Looky... looky (http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/04/18/michael-bays-showest-transformers-2-presentation-footage/) for those who missed it, until it gets pulled.  :-X
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2009, 11:36 AM
That ShoWest footage is awesome.  OK, BB crying is... odd, but the robots pounding on each other is awesome.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 20, 2009, 11:58 AM
That ShoWest footage is awesome.  OK, BB crying is... odd, but the robots pounding on each other is awesome.

That's what I thought as well.  The robot bashing and smashing is good stuff :).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedipurge on April 20, 2009, 02:25 PM
Double holy crap, this is gonna be way better then the 1st one. 

It's up at traileraddict.com still
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 28, 2009, 03:46 AM
A new trailer will be up online at 12 noon Pacific Time on Thursday, April 30th. Whoot!  8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 28, 2009, 10:49 AM
A new trailer will be up online at 12 noon Pacific Time on Thursday, April 30th. Whoot!  8)

It's the full trailer from the one that started at the Super Bowl.  I actually want to see Wolverine this weekend (didn't catch the leaked version) so I'm waiting.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on April 28, 2009, 01:59 PM
A new trailer will be up online at 12 noon Pacific Time on Thursday, April 30th. Whoot!  8)

It's the full trailer from the one that started at the Super Bowl.  I actually want to see Wolverine this weekend (didn't catch the leaked version) so I'm waiting.

Is there a Transformers trailer attached to Wolverine?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 28, 2009, 02:11 PM
A new trailer will be up online at 12 noon Pacific Time on Thursday, April 30th. Whoot!  8)

It's the full trailer from the one that started at the Super Bowl.  I actually want to see Wolverine this weekend (didn't catch the leaked version) so I'm waiting.

Is there a Transformers trailer attached to Wolverine?

Yup.

New Trailer with Wolverine (May 1st), Bay says Spielberg says TF2 is awesome  (http://transformers.moviechronicles.com/2009-04/new-trailer-with-wolverine-may-1st-bay-says-spielberg-says-tf2-is-awesome/)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 29, 2009, 07:45 AM
New trailer leaked (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vZX34mhSR4&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 29, 2009, 09:31 AM
Now that's da ****!  8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on April 29, 2009, 11:59 AM
That looks kickass!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on April 29, 2009, 12:47 PM
So Devastator is a vacuum cleaner?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 29, 2009, 01:04 PM
So Devastator is a vacuum cleaner?

I wonder if he going to go from suck to blow?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on April 29, 2009, 03:53 PM
Youtube pulled it! Anywhere else have it?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on April 29, 2009, 05:44 PM
Youtube pulled it! Anywhere else have it?

here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgPQuNy2kMs&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt R. on April 30, 2009, 04:12 AM
 http://www.worstpreviews.com/

it had the new trailer (i don't know if it is still there) the picture kinda sucks
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2009, 09:35 AM
Today is the day for the new trailer, 1pm PST so thay say.

(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00023923.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 30, 2009, 08:52 PM
New Trailer is up at Yahoo Movies: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809943432/video/13222062 (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809943432/video/13222062).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 30, 2009, 08:58 PM
This flick is will be awesome!  8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Chris M on April 30, 2009, 11:49 PM
That is going to be so badass!!!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 1, 2009, 12:12 AM
I think I see "Fox twat" when she working on that bike. Jesus.  :o

Also can any one explain for example when Bumblebee is in robot mode his paint job is all scuffed and marred to **** but when he's in bitchin' Camaro mode he looks fresh off the assembly line?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 1, 2009, 12:16 AM
I thought that BMF robots sucked, but we shall see.  Glad to hear that most folks in this thread enjoy Megan Fox and robots.   :D


**staying away from final trailer until Wolverine............
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on May 1, 2009, 11:11 AM
Just an awesome trailer. I can't wait to see it with Wolverine tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on May 1, 2009, 12:42 PM
The trailer that ran in front of Wolverine last night was different than that one. That trailer did play on TV last night.  One of the commercial breaks during Krod Mandoon was just that new TF triler.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 4, 2009, 12:42 PM
A whole mess of character posters are posted over at Latino Review (http://www.latinoreview.com/news/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-character-posters-6738).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 4, 2009, 01:20 PM
My screening of Wolverine didn't have the ROTF trailer so I'm still bummed I couldn't catch it on the big screen.   :'(
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on May 4, 2009, 04:25 PM
We had a ROTF trailer at my Wolverine showing but it wasn't one that I've seen on TV or online anywhere yet.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 4, 2009, 05:51 PM
I saw a new and different trailer in front of Crank 2.  It was mostly instrumental.  Very little dialog.  Big focus on the meteorites crashing from space.  New footage of the huge 2-wheeled robot transforming and smashing up a factory or towers of some sort.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 4, 2009, 06:17 PM
Click next (http://www.empireonline.com/features/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-trailer-breakdown/default.asp) for plot spoilers and then here too (http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=11440) I suppose.  I went a few pages in, but decided I've read too far into this movie enough at this point.

08/24/09 can't come soon enough....
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 11, 2009, 11:46 AM
The Final Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Poster .

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Random/TF2Poster.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 11, 2009, 11:50 AM
Even at that size, Megan's boobs look great.  :D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 11, 2009, 06:20 PM
Stawberried Peanut Butter M&M's (http://www.mms.com/us/about/products/spbmms/)   

eww....
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ryan on May 11, 2009, 07:12 PM
Stawberried Peanut Butter M&M's (http://www.mms.com/us/about/products/spbmms/)  

eww....

Hmmm. Sounds like a PBJ. Strawberries and Chocolate are good together. Peanut Butter and Chocolate are delicious. Strawberry Jelly and Peanut Butter is good.

I may have to give those a try. :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 12, 2009, 12:27 PM
MMM, those M&M's sound tasty!

The Poster is good. Not great, but good.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 15, 2009, 12:09 PM
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e264/andrew8798/boxset.jpg)


...unrelated

Looks like Lynkin Park has the helms on the soundtrack for ROTF and Stan Bush has remade The Touch (http://tformers.com/article.php?sid=11517)

kinda lame me thinks - at least the Stan Bush part.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 18, 2009, 10:12 PM
Just caught a TF commercial during "24" showing the components of Devastator combining.  8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jesse James on May 18, 2009, 10:40 PM
All I know is, I didn't go see the first one in theaters, but I may go just to see that chick in the short shorts get off that bike or whatever she did.  Oofah.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediMoses on May 19, 2009, 01:30 AM
Even at that size, Megan's boobs look great.  :D

She is absolutely ridiculous
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 19, 2009, 10:43 AM
Just caught a TF commercial during "24" showing the components of Devastator combining.  8)

That was really awesome.....Got stung by two pretty major spoilers accidentally the last week and I'm pretty ticked off.  Very cool concept and it kinda blew me away, but just I'm just pissed I already know.

silly interweb.   >:(
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 19, 2009, 10:52 AM
The three new TV spots are now online (http://www.superherohype.com/news/transformersnews.php?id=8344).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: King_Maul on May 19, 2009, 11:35 AM
Thanks, those are some cool snippets from the movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 22, 2009, 01:31 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/hosted/minnesota/luxorTF_01.jpg)


I was unaware that the Luxor itself is now a billboard, but that's a kick ass advertisement.  Hopefully it's still there when I head back for a visit in July.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: King_Maul on May 23, 2009, 10:56 AM
That could be a nice photo op for Air Force One w/o costing over 300K and the unnecessary commotion  ;).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on May 28, 2009, 01:30 AM
My brother lives in Vegas and called me last week about that. I want to see it for myself, but won't be out there 'til Labor Day. It'll probably be taken down by then.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on June 1, 2009, 09:42 AM
I saw they had a clip from Revenge of the Fallen on the MTV Movie Awards last night, looked pretty cool.  We were watching the awards show because the wifey wanted to see the new teaser trailer for Twilight: New Moon, but they had clips from Transformers, GI Joe, and Harry Potter as well.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2009, 09:21 AM
A few new TV spots (http://www.superherohype.com/news/transformersnews.php?id=8435) are online, with some new footage shown.  You can see a little more of the transformation of the constructicons as well.  SuperHeroHype (the above link) also has some facts about the movie, including that there were 14 ILM robots for the first movie, and 46 this time around.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 18, 2009, 09:51 AM
How the hell is anybody supposed to get to know 46 different robot characters in a 2-hour film?  Seems like a blatant "Michael Bay wants his cut of the toy profits" move to me.  I read somewhere that his percentage of toy sales is the highest of any movie director besides George Lucas.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on June 18, 2009, 10:52 AM
Bay gets a cut of the toy sales?  That's odd. 

Do you have the link handy?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 18, 2009, 10:54 AM
http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/maybe-michael-bay-will-just-buy-korea/
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on June 18, 2009, 02:39 PM
That's a lot of ******' scratch.  I didn't know he was getting a cut on the Hasbro toy sales, though.  That seems kind of ridiculous to me.  It's not like he created these characters like Lucas did for his films. 

Did Peter Jackson get a cut from ToyBiz for the LOTR figures?  Will Sommers get one for GI Joe? 

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 18, 2009, 03:49 PM
Bay did redesign the robots.  That may mean he holds the rights to the designs, and as a result gets a portion of the toy money.  Otherwise they probably couldn't use his versions of the characters.  Plus, I'm sure Hasbro is appreciative of the money he's delivering by making these films.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 18, 2009, 07:02 PM
Bay to Quit Transformers (http://www.movietickets.com/news.asp?news_id=62834&fdate=6/18/2009&tdate=6/18/2009)

I need to do something totally divergent, something without any explosions
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 19, 2009, 01:44 PM
I call shenanigans on that. I don't believe it. He'll be back. (If he ever truly leaves)

Bah, I don't understand why he'd even listen to the critics. His movies make plenty of money.

And with his sizable cut from Hasbro for the toys, well I'm just saying if it were me, it would be damn hard to walk away from that kind of money.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on June 20, 2009, 01:02 AM
I wonder if he's just thinking out loud there. The payday he got from the first TF flick is more than some people get when they win the Powerball, so he can't possibly be looking to let go of this opportunity.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Nathan on June 22, 2009, 03:25 AM
"LaBeouf remains passably charming. Ms Fox, clearly an actor of no small ambition, has moved from leaning semi-nakedly over cars to leaning semi-nakedly over motorbikes and has somehow made her lips swell noticeably." (http://is.gd/18Wre)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Nathan on June 23, 2009, 04:28 PM
"It's like being hit over the head repeatedly with a very expensive, very loud train set." (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/film_reviews/article6522358.ece)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 23, 2009, 04:57 PM
Looking forward to the headache! I know it's not going to be a masterpiece, but 2 1/2 hours of big ******* robots beating the **** out of each other is just fine by me.   8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on June 23, 2009, 05:46 PM
Looking forward to the headache! I know it's not going to be a masterpiece, but 2 1/2 hours of big ******* robots beating the **** out of each other is just fine by me.   8)

To paraphrase Lauren Bacall from "My Fellow American's"

"...If you have to use the "F" word, go for the gold."
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on June 24, 2009, 04:02 AM
Just got home.  LOVED it!  The opening part was maybe a little slow but about 30 minutes in it starts kicking you in the ass and the next 2 hours fly.

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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Nathan on June 24, 2009, 06:50 AM
"It’s like the script was written in one sitting on a Morphine bender, with the writer nodding in and out of consciousness, thinking that he’d already written what happened in his dreams and simply picking back up where the dream left off." (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41503)

I'm honestly not trying to hate on the film--I'm sure I'll see it eventually, probably on DVD--but these are too funny to let pass. Reviewers seem to be having more fun coming up with descriptive bashing (frequently involving household appliances) than they did actually watching the film.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 24, 2009, 08:07 AM
Oh well, I had a nice day off planned going trap shooting with my Dad then out to see Transformers in the afternoon with my fiancee, but after reading this review, sounds like my afternoon plans might change:

"And I haven't even begun to talk about the racist-caricature robots of "The Twins," who speak in thug slang and "aren't much for reading" and talk about getting "up in that ass," and one of whom has, I wish I were kidding, a gold tooth. Or about how when the film isn't drooling over Megan Fox's poreless, lifeless form and visage, it's busy calling women "bitches" and throwing around "*****" as an insult." (http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie-critic-reviews/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen/)

I seriously was not expecting that.  Aren't kids supposed to go see this movie?  Society has probably slid even further down the evolutionary scale than I originally thought.

The critic in the link comes across as angry and bitter, but if he's right about the language used, this movie went from a "must see" to an easy "Pass" in a blink of an eye.




***CAUTION: If you go as far as to click the link, stop short of reading 8 lines up from the bottom because I think the critic probably blew the movie for a lot of people.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 24, 2009, 08:19 AM
I just read some of the other reviews you guys posted.  This is probably the worst collection of reviews I've ever seen for a movie.

And it will probably stay that way until G.I. Joe is released.

Oh well, at least Wolverine Origins was awesome.  

I just decided to go see The Proposal instead later, what I've read about Transformers 2 was that potent.  I normally don't pay any attention to movie reviews, but these really blew me away!!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on June 24, 2009, 09:54 AM
IGN's review (http://movies.ign.com/articles/996/996999p1.html) isn't exactly positive either (and I notice the Tomato meter is pretty low right now too).  They also mention the Mudflap/Skids characters as being quite offensive.  I still want to check it out, and look forward to it, but it is too bad the reviews are pretty poor at this point.  I'm sure it will still make buckets of money, regardless.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on June 24, 2009, 10:00 AM
Really, are you guys surprised?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on June 24, 2009, 10:32 AM
Reviewers seem to be having more fun coming up with descriptive bashing (frequently involving household appliances) than they did actually watching the film.

I especially liked this one from Roger Ebert:

"If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination." (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090623/REVIEWS/906239997)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on June 24, 2009, 11:06 AM
Produced by Hasbro -- the accompanying trailer for "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" suggests that the company's not-exactly-subtle strategy is to mass market war toys for boys -- "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a grotesque exercise in hyperinflation.   Memo to Michael: It's a toy movie. Your audience is predominantly teen and pre-teen. My kids don't need to see your salivating soft-porn fantasies or your reactionary militaristic politics. (http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/23/review.transformers.revenge/index.html)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 24, 2009, 11:51 AM
My producing partners tricked me into thinking about seeing the new film and gave me the first one to see in preparation. First time I ever saw it. Horrible, horrible movie. Setting the lack luster story aside, Michael Bay is so unsuited for this material. Needless to say, I have been excused from seeing the second.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: King_Maul on June 24, 2009, 12:14 PM
The reviews I read so far aren't particularly good for the movie.  The first TF was OK for me, and I wasn't planning on seeing this latest edition.  One of my hardcore TF buddies asked me to go see it however, so I'll oblige and check this film out.  I just hope I don't come out of it going why did I waste 10 bucks to see this movie (may be around 20 if I count my step son).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 24, 2009, 12:44 PM
The first movie was okay(ish) - but by no means was it a horrible movie.  I was planning on leaving work early to see it, but no hurry it seems.  I guess I'll wait until Saturday.  I'm all for offensive humor, but ya they should have kids in mind, but what do you want for a PG-13 movie?  I guess one of the twins is voiced by the black hacker dude from the first movie.

-haven't read much into the reviews beyond what's posted here so I don't have high hopes, but I'm still looking forward to seeing what Bay did this time.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on June 24, 2009, 01:14 PM
I guess one of the twins is voiced by the black hacker dude from the first movie.

According to a review up on AICN, both are voiced by the guy who does Spongebob Squarepants.

That makes me want to see it now...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Greg on June 24, 2009, 01:39 PM
I liked the first movie, so I caught this last night with my brother and a friend. The theatre was packed, and they had four or five separate showings at midnight. It was a fun movie and all, but I thought that the story was just a repeat of the plot in the first film. The action was good, the explosions and stuff were awesome, but that was it.

The film reminded me quite a bit of the recent Terminator, in that the story and character development were rather week. Unlike Terminator, the action in Transformers lived up to my expectations. The other thing that set Tranformers apart was the humor, which did seem quite edgy. I thought some of the jokes were a bit much for a PG-13 movie but back when I was in middle school I heard a lot worse from classmates.

I went in wanting two things: giant robot ass kicking and Megan Fox. The movie did not disappoint, but if you're going in expecting Star Trek then you're going to be let down. This had summer popcorn movie written all over it. Thankfully, if you see this and don't like it, you can see G.I. Joe in August. That'll make Transformers look like a masterpiece!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on June 24, 2009, 01:41 PM
Entertainment Weekly (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20286964,00.html) gives it a "B", one of the few positive reviews I've seen so far.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on June 24, 2009, 03:07 PM
I can see some of the complaints in these reviews, but honestly, I'm not politically correct enough to have been offended by any of the sight gags or potential stereotypes that they're finding.  I don't think the Skids and Mudflap characters were necessarily any worse than Jazz in the first film introducing himself with the line "What's crackin' little bitches?"

And I believe Turturro used the word "*****" one time when his character, Simmons, called Sam's roomate Leo a ***** for not wanting to go on this adventure with him. 

Now, the leg humping robot on the other hand, I wasn't offended but I did think it was stupid.  It was one of those scenes where it almost seemed like an inside joke, "everyone wants to leg hump Megan Fox so we'll just thrown this in" type of thing.

I liked T:RotF better than Terminator and Wolverine, definitely better than Angels & Demons which I thought was an abomination.  I'm happy with it.  I wanted to see robots fight and **** get blown up...and Megan Fox's boobs bounce.  Plus, nobody has even mentioned Isabel Lucas yet. She may, in fact, be as hot if not hotter than Megan.  So that's +1 hotness for the win in my book.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 24, 2009, 06:15 PM
Transformers' rakes in $16 million (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i7ca181de7d436b0d0e28922cd95837c3)

Transformers can boast the biggest midnight gross for a movie opening on a Wednesday.

word
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 24, 2009, 10:27 PM
I went and saw it today and thought it was really well done.  It was much better than the first, IMO and had a great time.

I did feel bad for all the parents that brought little kids though.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: King_Maul on June 25, 2009, 02:42 AM
I saw the movie this evening and thought it was pretty good.  We found seats in the top third of the stadium theater because last time, we sat towards the front and had a tough time absorbing all the action on the screen.  I liked this movie more than the first.  Megan Fox was great eye candy throughout (lucky Wheelie).  There were lots of resemblance to the first movie in terms of action, fighting, and explosions.  This one had a bit more humor I think.  Good show.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on June 25, 2009, 10:32 AM
I saw it last night (in DLP) and I enjoyed it.  The effects and sound were amazing.
I can see where some of the criticisms come from, but they didn't bother me.  The movie is big, loud, overwhelming, and most of all ... fun.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BrentS on June 25, 2009, 01:13 PM
AP News Story:  Jive-talking twin Transformers raise race issues  (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/jivetalking-twin-transformers-raise-race-issues-ap)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 25, 2009, 04:35 PM
Cool. Jar-Jar Bots!!!!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 25, 2009, 07:01 PM
Good flick!  This will be the 09 Summer blockbuster IMO.  Not a masterpiece, but plenty of action and fun.  I'll probably go see it again this weekend, which is something I normally only do for Star Wars flicks.  I do feel bad though for all the kiddies in the audience - and there was a lot (thank god they were all quiet though).  Hopefully they didn't catch on to what the jokes meant or never heard those words before, but good times for the older folks.  Plenty of clapping from the crowd after the flick - something I haven't heard/seen in awhile.  Almost a packed 500 seat theatre on a Thursday afternoon.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on June 25, 2009, 09:19 PM
$60.6 million for its first day.  Not bad.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediMoses on June 25, 2009, 10:50 PM
It is PG 13 right?  So if parents had a clue
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 25, 2009, 10:57 PM
Good flick!  This will be the 09 Summer blockbuster IMO.  Not a masterpiece, but plenty of action and fun.  I'll probably go see it again this weekend, which is something I normally only do for Star Wars flicks.  I do feel bad though for all the kiddies in the audience - and there was a lot (thank god they were all quiet though).  Hopefully they didn't catch on to what the jokes meant or never heard those words before, but good times for the older folks.  Plenty of clapping from the crowd after the flick - something I haven't heard/seen in awhile.  Almost a packed 500 seat theatre on a Thursday afternoon.

Glad you liked it Mike.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 26, 2009, 10:58 AM
I'm going tomorrow morning to see this. Thinking about making it a full movie day and seeing 3 flicks. Prolly Star Trek again. But I have no clue which movie I'd pick to see third. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 26, 2009, 11:00 AM
The Hangover?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on June 26, 2009, 12:55 PM
The Hangover?

+1

Funniest movie of the year.

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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 26, 2009, 02:36 PM
I guess one of the twins is voiced by the black hacker dude from the first movie.

According to a review up on AICN, both are voiced by the guy who does Spongebob Squarepants.

Actor Reno Wilson, who is black, voices Mudflap. Tom Kenny, the white actor behind SpongeBob SquarePants, voices Skids (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/24/transformers-jivetalking-_n_220005.html) - is what I'm reading off the net.

I guess Reno (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno_Wilson) just voiced Frenzy in the first flick...whoda thunk it?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Nathan on June 26, 2009, 05:03 PM
OK, pencils down, I think we have a winner:

"LaBoeuf projects a pathetic, wall-eyed dorkhood, when he's not babbling like a tumor removed from Woody Allen's prostate that somehow achieved sentience." (http://io9.com/5301898/michael-bay-finally-made-an-art-movie)

There is not a single line in that review that is not awesome.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Darth Kenobi on June 27, 2009, 06:25 PM
Just got back from seeing this.  Enjoyed it for a summer movie.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on June 29, 2009, 10:00 AM
I haven't had a chance to get out and see this yet, but I was curious - for those that have - how were the new 'bots like Sideswipe/Soundwave/etc.?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: knashdx on June 29, 2009, 10:33 AM
Saw the moving at 915 on Saturday morning with my wife. She thought it was a decent movie too. Not sure what all the hype is about Skids and Mudflap other than they reminded me of Dobby (Potter) and Jar Jar as some of the most annoying charecters in a movie ever. I got to see trailers for both Potter's HBP and GI JOE. Can't want to see them.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2009, 11:38 AM
how were the new 'bots like Sideswipe/Soundwave/etc.?

There was absolutley ZERO character development whatsoever, but they served their limited purpose IMO.  They seemed kind of just forced into the movie like the Arcee bots.  Soundwave sounded more like the bad dude from Inspector Gadget - same guy?  A few lines here and there, but they didn't dive into any of the new bots outside of the Fallen & Skids/Mudflap which was kind of a let down.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 29, 2009, 11:40 AM
I though the movie was terrible. The editing was the biggest problem. It seemed completely disjointed and made no sense. It's like they rushed editing just to get it out the door and made some huge mistakes. It felt like scenes were missing or in the wrong order. It didn't feel very Bay - like. He will probably be blaming the corporate suits for this one. Oh and what's with all the swearing and gangster talk? Why do movies have to be offensive? Is that just the level of people this movie is aimed at? Completely unnecessary.  It just makes it hard to listen to. Ever notice how Sam gets more pathtic while Fox responds by getting hotter? What's with all the fashion model posing? Basically I want my $12 and three hours back!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Nathan on June 29, 2009, 05:53 PM
Pulling in $200 million after just five days, Transformers 2 is on-track to be the worst-reviewed $400 million movie ever.

"Critics and mainstream crowds often disagree, but 'Revenge of the Fallen' sets a new standard for the gulf between what reviewers and mass audiences like." (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090629/entertainment/film_transformers_critics)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on June 29, 2009, 06:04 PM
I really liked the movie. It gave me exactly what I wanted out of it. Plenty of transforming robots kicking each others asses. The fact that it had a bountiful amount of Megan Fox was a plus.  There was just enough story line in it.

True it didn't develop the robot characters and there were way to many this time to name them all.

Some of the eidting was off and at times way to many explosions. Some of the cussing was unneeded.

Still all of that stuff wasn't enough for me to say this was a bad film.

It was a popcorn summer flick that delivered exactly what it set out to, Robots kicking but...and Megan Fox.

Some parts were better than the first movie, some not.

Really, this made me think of the original cartoons and from that perspective, it was much like those, just updated for today's age.

I'll happily buy all the movie related bots. (One's actually seen in the movie, not all in the toy line.)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 29, 2009, 07:11 PM
I believe Michael Bay has the same philosophy for when he gets in trouble as the Muppets do. When in doubt, Blow stuff up!!

(http://www.vatsaas.org/rtv/arsenal/teamrocs/bert/crazy_harry.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 29, 2009, 10:15 PM
I though the movie was terrible.

Don't see the movie then - you've all read/heard the reviews....why watch a movie you know you'd hate?  It's not a MASTERPIECE - not going to win an Oscar.  It's big ******* robots beating the **** out of each other with Megan Fox in the mix which is all I could ask for a good Summer popcorn flick.  Yes there's many plot holes and problems here and there, but just refrain from seeing the movie then.  Nobody asked you to watch it.  I'm not just pointing to you MP - but everyone who feels the movie was "terrible" and those who felt the first movie was "horrible"
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on June 29, 2009, 10:15 PM
Soundwave sounded more like the bad dude from Inspector Gadget - same guy? 

Frank Welker voiced Soundwave in the G1 cartoon and he also voiced him in the film.  Welker also voiced Dr. Claw in the Inspector Gadget cartoon.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Chris M on June 29, 2009, 11:26 PM
Finally saw it today and loved it.  I would have preferred to see more Optimus, but he had a good couple of scenes of just flat out whipping ass.  I do wish that Soundwave had been more developed, but he served his purpose.  As for the plot, I didn't care too much about it. I wanted to see Transformers beating the ever loving **** out of each other and that is exactly what I got.  I thought the movie was really good.

On a sidenote, people were so offended by Skids and Mudflap.  They were comic relief.  People need to not be so ******* sensitive. Grow some thicker ******* skin.  I thought they were funny.  That didn't have to be in the film, but they were, and IMO they served their purpose.

I would definitely see this movie again and it will certainly buy the DVD when it comes out.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on June 30, 2009, 12:29 AM
I though the movie was terrible.

Don't see the movie then - you've all read/heard the reviews....why watch a movie you know you'd hate? 

I think that's a little unfair. If I went buy 90% of the reviews I've read I've never have seen most of the films that I've loved.  Critics were less harsh on Angels & Demons and I detest that film.  If you are a fan of the property, even bad reviews aren't going to turn you off. 

I have huge reservations about the upcoming GI Joe film and I don't doubt that it'll probably take a beating by the reviewers but I'm going to see it anyway.  I need to give it a shot just to see because I am a big fan of the property the film is based on.  I'll see it and then make up my mind but I wouldn't want to be told that I shouldn't have seen it just because of the reviews.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 30, 2009, 12:49 AM
My wife and I saw it Sat., and for all the bad press it got, we sure had a good time and enjoyed it quite a lot. I'm not sure what those reviewers were expecting, but to essentially watch your childhood toybox explode onto the big screen while viewing softcore porn (esp. the Fembot  :o ) was great and, for me, was really tough to find much to complain about and I'll probably see it again before it hits DVD.

I thought the modern take on Soundwave was pretty cool as it seemed like a natural evolution from 80's espionage using a tape recorder to an orbiting spy satellite plus having him eject Ravage was a great nod to his G1 roots.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 30, 2009, 01:02 AM
I though the movie was terrible.

Don't see the movie then - you've all read/heard the reviews....why watch a movie you know you'd hate? 

I'm allowed to see movies that the critics hate. In fact, I'm a big fan of really bad "B" movies because there is usually something redeaming in them. The only fun I had during this movie was playing Mystery Science Theater 3000 in the back row with some friends.

(http://www.rifftrax.com/files/imagecache/product/files/TF-web.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 30, 2009, 10:23 PM
Thank God the OOC thread has expired....
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 1, 2009, 10:45 AM
Okay.  I saw this movie last night.  I was going to go see it opening day last week, read the awful reviews, and saw "The Proposal" instead.  (I was entertained).

The critics killed Transformers 2, and here's Dressel Rebel's grade:



D +


The movie just about flunked.  The one saving grace is that the special effects were pretty cool.  That's it, and that's all.

This piece of junk is best described as American Pie meets The Transformers.  Sam's parents were a horrific idea.  Their stupid jokes (mostly sexual) every 5 minutes were not only not funny, but just about the dumbest attempt at "humor" I've ever seen.  The humping dogs, the little robot humping Megan Fox, and Sam's dorm mates sexual jokes every 7 1/2 minutes were stupid, classless and just plain dumb.  Also, Megan Fox is not hot.  She's siliconed to death, she's carved up her face pretty good, and she's about as attractive as a blow-up doll from an adult store (um, a friend told me).

The storyline was crap.  Neither me nor my fiancee understood what was going on or why anybody was doing anything.  I had all the Transformers toys as a kid, watched all the cartoons, and liked the Transformers 1 movie.  No clue what was going on in this flick whatsoever.

Lastly, the audience.  Everytime 5 minutes was up and a stupid sexual innuendo joke was due, there was quite a bit of laughter.  Has the standard really dropped so far that people actually find this stuff amusing?  I did not crack a smile during this movie.  None of it is funny.  Looking around TV these days, I understand the days of Leave It To Beaver and I Love Lucy are over (at least for now).  But some of the smut and degenerate sexual crap that passes for entertainment or humor on TV and movies these days is just flat out mindblowing.  It's sewage.  And the audience during Transformers 2 reminded me of the population in the movie "Idiocracy".  If you haven't seen it yet, it's worth it.

If you were thinking about seeing Transformers 2 and haven't yet - don't.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 1, 2009, 12:06 PM
Someone was curious then.  You just lined Bay's pockets with more cash for another sequel.  Good job!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on July 1, 2009, 01:28 PM
Someone was curious then.  You just lined Bay's pockets with more cash for another sequel.  Good job!

Not so much.  My tickets came free.

But if you intend to play the part of Bay Apologist every time someone comes in here and calls the movie out for the garbage it was, then you're going to find yourself in another full time job.  8 out of 10 posts I see in all the forums are extremely negative.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 1, 2009, 01:54 PM
Meh, I'm not being an apologist.

I just wanted three things out of the movie. Many Transformers, them kicking the sparkplugs out of each other and gratuitous Megan Fox. Check, check, and check.

Sure there were plot holes abounding, meh. Our own beloved SW has plot holes and problems. We complained but in the end, many of us still or came to enjoy the films.

I imagine this will happen with some people with Transformers: ROTF.

Now if the next movie is named "Transformers: Last Mission: Attack Omnicron" I'll be a little peeved. (think about it.....it will come to you why)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 1, 2009, 03:28 PM
But if you intend to play the part of Bay Apologist every time someone comes in here and calls the movie out for the garbage it was, then you're going to find yourself in another full time job.  8 out of 10 posts I see in all the forums are extremely negative.

I concede.  Hate away...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BrentS on July 1, 2009, 05:25 PM
Thought this was a funny take ... Six Transformers that could use an upgrade (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31514096/ns/entertainment-movies/)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on July 1, 2009, 08:20 PM
Thought this was a funny take ... Six Transformers that could use an upgrade (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31514096/ns/entertainment-movies/)

That was a fun article but the geek in me can't help but point out a couple things.  Not the least of which is the fact that a couple choices, like the iPod and MQ-9 Reaper, are too small to generate the robot the author wants them to be.

Also, while the MRAP idea might not be bad for Ratchet (and besides the fact that Bonecrusher was a bad guy MRAP in the first film), they're "robots in disguise."  An H2 rescue vehicle might only get a glance in public but an MRAP is going to stand out, especially if you aren't in Afghanistan or near an army base where they have them on station.

For Starscream I thought that it would have been cool to see him show up as a fighter from another country.  Like an F-35 Lightning  with UK or French markings.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 3, 2009, 08:16 PM
Saw the flick again today.  Still not horrible, but hard to sit through until the end.  The movie could have been so much more, but it was what it was.  Still can't believe that Hasbro approved all of this nonsense - not even sure they have a word or not.

viva gordita!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Sprry75 on July 3, 2009, 11:07 PM
I saw it today, and thanks in large part to low expectations from following this thread, I didn't mind it too much.  Lots of unanswered questions, but also some cool robots fighting.  Way too long. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on July 6, 2009, 09:28 AM
I got a chance to catch this yesterday afternoon, and I enjoyed it as well.  Much like the first one, I wanted to see robots pounding on each other, and it delivered.  I actually think the action was a little more watchable in this one (being able to tell who's fighting, etc.) - and for what it was (smash 'em up popcorn summer flick) I liked it just fine, and know I'll be grabbing the DVD.  I thought the whole "racist" aspect was a little overblown from the media side of things.  I don't know that I would have noticed if it hadn't been mentioned so much.  I would have thought the twins were more "idiots" than some sort of stereotype.  I will say though, they did get quite a few laughs in the theater I was in.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2009, 11:30 AM
Optimus Prime Reads Letterman's Top Ten (http://www.superherohype.com/news/transformersnews.php?id=8484)

Also, it sounds like Revenge of the Fallen passed $300 million domestically and $600 million worldwide yesterday.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 8, 2009, 02:36 PM
Funny, thanks for posting that Brian.

Hmm, with the money the movie is raking in, it's the biggest money making  "flop" in history....stupid professional critics. LOL
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 8, 2009, 03:03 PM
Nobody called it a flop.  They called it awful.  Big difference.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 22, 2009, 06:45 PM
Chevrolet announces the 2010 Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition
 (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/transformers-chevrolet-corvette-special-edition-unveiled-168192/)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on July 23, 2009, 10:25 AM
Chevrolet announces the 2010 Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition
 (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/transformers-chevrolet-corvette-special-edition-unveiled-168192/)


Ooh, I wants one!!!!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 30, 2009, 06:40 PM
ROTF tops ROTS (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on July 30, 2009, 06:47 PM
The sad thing about it is one of the best SW movies (Empire) is languishing in 34th place while the other 5 are higher (sure I think ANH deserves to be at #3, but the prequels?)!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediMoses on July 31, 2009, 12:59 AM
Probably ends just shy of $400 M.  That is a lot of dough.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: MistaBinks on July 31, 2009, 01:36 PM
None of the prequels had the benefit of $19 Imax tickets. Sure, AOTC was on 30+ Imax screen but those tickets were about $10. Also, according to BOM, movie tickets have increased 65% in the last 10 years. Even the ticket prices for the prequels were a bargain compared to what they are today.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 31, 2009, 01:40 PM
The BEST measure of movie's box office success (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: MistaBinks on July 31, 2009, 01:50 PM
That is a better chart but I don't think it takes the bloated 3D and Imax ticket prices into account. You almost need 3 people in a normal theater to match the money for every one person in an Imax theater.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on August 11, 2009, 06:29 PM
DVD cover art (http://www.play.com/HOME/HOME/6-/Search.html?searchstring=revenge+fallen&searchtype=R2&searchsource=1&searchfilters=s%7brevenge+fallen%7d%2bc%7b209%7d%2b)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 1, 2009, 06:58 PM
Not that anybody cares....but

Transformers 3 - 07/01/11 (http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5976)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on October 1, 2009, 11:46 PM
Not that anybody cares....but

Transformers 3 - 07/01/11 (http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5976)

Yay!  I'll go see 3, though I was not a big fan of 2.  Hopefully they get back to the formula that made the first one such a big hit (good story, lots of action, make it fun).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on October 2, 2009, 11:59 AM
I know I'll see it as well.  I also liked the first one better, but enjoyed the 2nd one well enough too.  That summer of 2011 is shaping up to be packed with movies, especially ones that I want to see.  Off the top of my head, I think all of the following are now scheduled for that summer:

Spider-Man 4
Thor
Captain America
Green Lantern
Transformers 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Not to mention others like Kung Fu Panda 2 and Cars 2, which are sure to do well too.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Sugart on October 2, 2009, 05:16 PM
Isnt Pirates 4 2011 as well. I was looking on Comingsoon.net and it looks like I will literally be at the movies every week starting in May thru July. Its like 12 solid weeks of blockbusters.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 7, 2009, 06:37 PM
Looks like Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are out as writers for TF3 so maybe we'll get a movie that everyone likes this time?  Probably not, but wishful thinking.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 8, 2009, 02:30 PM
I'd actually like to see them gathering energon. However since it seems the Transformers can leave Earth at will, it just isn't needed. And if ROTF was an attempt to collect energon, it was a poor attempt.

I would like to see Galvatron and/or Omnicron.

These are popcorn movies. I totally get that. Robots fighting and the occasional shot of Megan Fox. Nuff said. However, there doesn't really seem to be a purpose for the Transformers to remain on Earth. Starscream left and brought back more Decepticons, Megatron after being put back together again went into space with ease. I'd think they would look for other Autobots to destroy since they know where Optimus and his cronies are. Avoid the strongest, take out the weaker and when you've found more Decepticons, come back to earth and wipe out the rest of the Autobots.  Cowardly? Sure, but Villians aren't often truly heroic. Just look at Starscream...

Anyway, I'll keep seeing these movies as long as they are made.

Though I though Bay was done with directing them. Guess he came to his senses and couldn't pass up that money...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: I Am Sith on October 19, 2009, 11:11 PM
Is anyone getting ROTF tomorrow?  Are any of the stores having special releases like with the original movie release?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 20, 2009, 01:33 AM
I'm going to swing by Best Buy and pick it up during our lunch break tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Rob on October 20, 2009, 01:57 AM
If you're looking at the Blu-ray (not sure if it's the same for the DVD), Wal-mart has an exclusive release of the IMAX version of the film, which is something like one minute longer.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on October 20, 2009, 02:18 AM
Here's (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/what-you-need-to-know-revenge-of-the-fallen-dvd-exclusives/17164/) a handy list of the exclusives, including Canadian and Japanese releases.

Looks like the IMAX footage will be on both the Blu-Ray and DVD from WM.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on October 20, 2009, 12:10 PM
If you're looking at the Blu-ray (not sure if it's the same for the DVD), Wal-mart has an exclusive release of the IMAX version of the film, which is something like one minute longer.

That's what I picked up this morning ... and it was only $19.96, which is a pretty decent price for a newly-released BD.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: I Am Sith on October 20, 2009, 11:59 PM
I also picked up the WM release.  I also just entered the contest that was listed inside the DVD being offered by Chevy.  Not a bad deal if you end up winning - your choice of two 2010 Chevy vehicles, including the Corvette and Camaro.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 21, 2009, 12:16 PM
Is anyone getting ROTF tomorrow?  Are any of the stores having special releases like with the original movie release?

As soon as a coupon is issued that pays the consumer $20 to buy the dvd, I'm game.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 21, 2009, 12:27 PM
As soon as a coupon is issued that pays the consumer $20 to buy the dvd, I'm game.

Don't dare tell me you'd actually watch the movie...again    ???
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on October 21, 2009, 05:57 PM
I got the Target exclusive. What can I say I'm a sucker for Megan Fox's ass the Bumblebee transforming case.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 21, 2009, 08:38 PM
Picked up the BD (is that the new lingo the kids are using?) version tonight at WM for $16.14.

First BlueRay movie for me.   8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on October 21, 2009, 08:51 PM
BD is the lingo... short for Blu-ray Disc.  Congrat!  You've taken your first step into a larger world.   ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Greg on October 21, 2009, 09:45 PM
  Congrat!  You've taken your first step into a larger world.   ;D

A larger, and quite expensive world. But it's totally worth it.

I'll probably pick this up at WalMart on Saturday. I want to view it again, and the $16 price for a brand new BD release is almost too good to pass up.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Rob on October 21, 2009, 10:53 PM
Picked up the BD (is that the new lingo the kids are using?) version tonight at WM for $16.14.

First BlueRay movie for me.   8)

Looking at DVDAF it was my 338th.  :-X

If you haven't seen it already, I recommend www.blu-ray.com  They have a "hot deals" forum that will save you a fortune if you plan on actively collecting Blu-rays.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BrentS on October 22, 2009, 12:29 PM
Picked up the BD (is that the new lingo the kids are using?) version tonight at WM for $16.14.

First BlueRay movie for me.   8)

That's a great price - I didn't know it was so cheap on Blu this week.  I may have to swing by WM tonight.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on November 3, 2009, 03:56 PM
I had a free rental code from Redbox so I picked this one last night.

What a turd.  I had to stop 2/3 of the way through and then returned out of a sense of obligation, but it was just terrible.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BrentS on November 3, 2009, 07:13 PM
I watched this this movie on the a plane last week.  I was underwhelmed.  I thought it was too long (and I enjoy longer movies).  I can appreciate it for the popcorn flick that it was but I'm glad I didn't spend the money to go and buy it like I intended.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on December 12, 2009, 08:44 AM
Some fans have way too much time (http://www.allspark.com/content/tf3treatment/ThreeBoot.pdf) on their hands..   ::)  TF3 draft
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on December 14, 2009, 06:12 PM
Some fans have way too much time (http://www.allspark.com/content/tf3treatment/ThreeBoot.pdf) on their hands..   ::)  TF3 draft

Heh, what's worse is I'm up to page 24...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on January 14, 2010, 02:03 PM
Not really a movie, but I just saw the trailer (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/transformers-war-for-cybertron-trailer) for the upcoming video game, Transformers: War for Cybertron.  Looks kind of cool.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on January 15, 2010, 01:22 PM
Fewer robots and not as many exlposions in TF3 (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2010/01/how-transformers-got-that-boomboompow.html)

“There will be a nice crescendo ending,” Bay said. “It gets much more into the robot character. The last time you kind of met a few of the robots; this time you’re gonna get a much cooler landscape.”
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 1, 2010, 05:23 PM
Some new rumors and stuff...

What we’re really doing is getting back to some of the core character development and storytelling. And I think there’s some elements of the core story that the filmmakers, Michael in particular wanted to tell. He’s really well-versed in the Transformers lore. So I think you’ll see, you know, less bedlam, more characters. - Hasbro CEO and TF3 Producer Brian Goldner

We're adding a lot of new elements. We're adding new characters. We're adding a lot of twists. - Bay

Oh and this one about Ray Park (http://www.leftlanenews.com/firebreather-camaro.html)  He never spoke in EP1, X-Men, or GI Joe so I can't see him voicing a character...but who knows?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 2, 2010, 02:31 PM
Some new rumors and stuff...

What we’re really doing is getting back to some of the core character development and storytelling. And I think there’s some elements of the core story that the filmmakers, Michael in particular wanted to tell. He’s really well-versed in the Transformers lore. So I think you’ll see, you know, less bedlam, more characters. - Hasbro CEO and TF3 Producer Brian Goldner

We're adding a lot of new elements. We're adding new characters. We're adding a lot of twists. - Bay

Oh and this one about Ray Park (http://www.leftlanenews.com/firebreather-camaro.html)  He never spoke in EP1, X-Men, or GI Joe so I can't see him voicing a character...but who knows?


He DID speak in X-Men. Go watch it again.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 2, 2010, 04:26 PM
Some new rumors and stuff...

What we’re really doing is getting back to some of the core character development and storytelling. And I think there’s some elements of the core story that the filmmakers, Michael in particular wanted to tell. He’s really well-versed in the Transformers lore. So I think you’ll see, you know, less bedlam, more characters. - Hasbro CEO and TF3 Producer Brian Goldner

We're adding a lot of new elements. We're adding new characters. We're adding a lot of twists. - Bay

Oh and this one about Ray Park (http://www.leftlanenews.com/firebreather-camaro.html)  He never spoke in EP1, X-Men, or GI Joe so I can't see him voicing a character...but who knows?


He DID speak in X-Men. Go watch it again.

Ha!  I think Phantom Menace may need to be viewed by both of you as well.

At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi!  At last we will have our revenge!!!

0:18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVVq3r0A8k)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 2, 2010, 04:46 PM
He DID speak in X-Men. Go watch it again.

I'd rather not waste my time, but I'll take your word for it Sal.   ;) 

Ha!  I think Phantom Menace may need to be viewed by both of you as well.

At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi!  At last we will have our revenge!!!

0:18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVVq3r0A8k)

That was a voice over - was it not?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Straxus on March 2, 2010, 05:45 PM
I am guessing his speaking in PM was dubbed over, though he did speak at least three times in X-Men. He didn't say much any of those times though.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on March 2, 2010, 08:18 PM
He DID speak in X-Men. Go watch it again.

I'd rather not waste my time, but I'll take your word for it Sal.   ;) 

Ha!  I think Phantom Menace may need to be viewed by both of you as well.

At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi!  At last we will have our revenge!!!

0:18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zVVq3r0A8k)

That was a voice over - was it not?

Correct.  Darth Maul was voiced by Peter Serafinowicz (Sctanley with a "C" from Couples Retreat).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on March 3, 2010, 02:51 AM
Crap.

For 11 years I thought that was Ray Park.  The fact that I didn't know this indicates a total failure of you, my fellow collector, for not informing me.

Apparently he only spoke in X-Men then.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on March 3, 2010, 07:50 AM
Crap.

For 11 years I thought that was Ray Park.  The fact that I didn't know this indicates a total failure of you, my fellow collector, for not informing me.

Apparently he only spoke in X-Men then.

And in the TV show Heroes Season 4.  You're welcome.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on March 3, 2010, 09:42 AM
Park had lines in "Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever."  But if you ask me in person, I'll deny ever having seen that film.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 8, 2010, 05:36 PM
Worst Picture of 2009:
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

Worst Director:
Michael Bay
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Worst Screenplay:
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
Written by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman,
Based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures

..At least the movie won a few "awards"
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on March 24, 2010, 04:09 PM
Looks like John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, and the little Asian dude that was in the trunk from the Hangover have been cast for TF3.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: jedi_master_sal on March 24, 2010, 06:59 PM
Looks like John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, and the little Asian dude that was in the trunk from the Hangover have been cast for TF3.

Great. I can't stand John Malkovich.

Frances McDormand is a washed up actress.

And that Asian guy was plain annoying to me. Maybe that was the point, but he's not an actor I want to see in a Transformers movie.

So I guess I'll be going to see this movie as I practically did for the last one, the robots kicking each others arses and the two hour toy commercial (oh and of course the obligatory Megan Fox hot shot...).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on April 12, 2010, 07:01 PM
Looks like very little time for principal photography (http://www.acting-auditions.org/2010/01/paramount-pictures-transformers-3.html) so TF3 might be CG heavy...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 11, 2010, 05:46 PM
It sounds like the twins (Skids and Mudflap) (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/101050-the-twins-wont-be-back-for-transformers-3) won't be back for TF3.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 11, 2010, 05:52 PM
It sounds like the twins (Skids and Mudflap) (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/101050-the-twins-wont-be-back-for-transformers-3) won't be back for TF3.

I was reading about that earlier, but then the point was brought up that Bay also made comments that Megatron wouldn't be back for ROTF.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 12, 2010, 01:23 PM
Low and behold.....da twins (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/brand-new-upgraded-twins-in-transformers-3-169687/)

That was quick
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 12, 2010, 07:43 PM
I loved the cartoon as a kid and still have most of the vintage toys.

I liked the first movie and bought the dvd.

I hated the second movie.  So much so, there's no chance I'll go see the third.

The acting was terrible, Megan Fox is a ridiculous blowup doll, the stupid sexual jokes and innuendos were senseless and in poor taste, especially considering this thing stemmed from a kid's cartoon.

It's going to take quite a turnaround in the 3rd movie before I change my mind.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 13, 2010, 01:15 PM
I can see the point about the potty/sex jokes in ROTF.  We were considering getting our nephews (7 and 9 at the time) the DVD for a Christmas present last year, and just couldn't do it.  We didn't want their parents looking at us being responsible for them saying things like "punk ass" ;).  Although I'm sure it isn't anything kids that age haven't heard before these days, I do sort of agree they could leave that stuff out.  It isn't really necessary and doesn't seem to make the older crowd (or teenagers) laugh hilariously either.

I really enjoyed the cartoon as well (and I'm working my way through the DVDs, along with GI Joe, right now), and had a few of the toys (not a ton but wanted more).  I also liked the first movie better (heard last night it is premiering on ABC in a couple of weeks), but do own both.  I don't think I've watched the second one since we first got it, might have to check them both out again sometime soon.  I do remember it seeming a little too long though too - it just feels like, with a few exceptions, just over two hours is long enough for these summer blockbusters.  Only a few movies (LOTR in particular) can be longer and still hold attention.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 13, 2010, 01:32 PM
I don't think I've watched the second one since we first got it, might have to check them both out again sometime soon.  I do remember it seeming a little too long though too - it just feels like, with a few exceptions, just over two hours is long enough for these summer blockbusters.  Only a few movies (LOTR in particular) can be longer and still hold attention.

The extended forest battle scene was pretty awesome to see on BD.  I agree that ROTF was too long by probably 30-45 minutes mainly during the final battle at the end.  Remember - the movie suffered from the writer's strike so I'm sure Bay just filled the holes with a bunch of unnecessary garbage.  I still feel the whole "space bridge" thing where they wound up in Africa and LaBeouf's "movie injury" was just very forced.  Heck he even commented on how he hated the movie, but I still think it was okish...

I have hopes that TF3 will be back on track to be a decent movie, and not just a major cash cow.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 13, 2010, 01:47 PM
I read that Kennedy Space Center will be used in the movie. Maybe we'll see something like Skylynx or Astrotrain in the movie or maybe even Omega Supreme.  :P
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 13, 2010, 02:20 PM
The extended forest battle scene was pretty awesome to see on BD.  I agree that ROTF was too long by probably 30-45 minutes mainly during the final battle at the end.  Remember - the movie suffered from the writer's strike so I'm sure Bay just filled the holes with a bunch of unnecessary garbage.  I still feel the whole "space bridge" thing where they wound up in Africa and LaBeouf's "movie injury" was just very forced.  Heck he even commented on how he hated the movie, but I still think it was okish...

I have hopes that TF3 will be back on track to be a decent movie, and not just a major cash cow.

Yeah, the Transformers movies are some of those on my "to do" list to upgrade to Blu Ray eventually.  Like you, I didn't mind the second one either.  I think I enjoyed the first one more, but I didn't hate the second one either - I enjoyed it well enough when we went to it in the theaters to buy it when it was out on DVD.  Good point on the writer's strike issue as well.  I am glad that the movies have been successful, I know when they first announced they were making a Transformers movie a lot of people were thinking it would be just horrible.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 13, 2010, 02:24 PM
It was "just horrible."  One of the dumbest movies I've ever seen.  Just because it was successful doesn't mean it was good.   ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 14, 2010, 12:08 PM
A better movie? (http://www.reelzchannel.com/movie-news/6605/shia-labeouf-promises-transformers-3-will-be-better-than-revenge-of-the-fallen)

The second installment in director Michael Bay's Transformers franchise, Revenge of the Fallen, was a mega-hit at the box office, opening at #1 and eventually taking in over $400 million domestically, making it the second-highest grossing movie of 2009 after Avatar. However, it was raked over the coals by critics, receiving a score of just 20% by aggregate review site RottenTomatoes, which called it "noisy, underplotted, and overlong special effects extravaganza that lacks a human touch." In a recent AP interview from the Cannes Film Festival, the non-robot star of the franchise, Shia LaBeouf, called out Revenge on its failings and promised Transformers 3 will be a better movie by restoring the human element.

When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did. There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone.
LaBeouf went on to say that Revenge suffered from a common malady of blockbuster sequels—trying to outdo the first movie.

We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one? You've got to go bigger. Mike went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch of robots fighting each other.

LaBeouf said that one of the ways the sequel will have a greater emotional impact is to up the risk to the humans in the movie.

There's going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they're targeting humans. It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed.

Transformers 3 is currently filming in Los Angeles, with plans to shoot in several other locations around the world. LaBeouf is scheduled to be on set for the first time next Tuesday.


Kinda cool that they'll be killing humans   >:D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Chris M on May 14, 2010, 12:34 PM
A lot of bashing of the second movie and rightfully so.

However, I did enjoy it for what it was, robot kicking robot ass over and over again.  The story was kind of non-exsistant and I don't care what people think Meagan Fox is not all that IMO and she got overhyped.  The crude humor didn't really bother me, but probably because I hear it every day working with middle schoolers.  

As for the third movie, I'll happily go see it.  I do want to see a better story this time though.  It is possible to put a good story together with great special effects, just look at ROTS.  (cheesy acting aside)  The special effects need to support the story, not be the driving force for it and not be there just for the sake of being there.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: speedermike on May 14, 2010, 02:07 PM
Let's put it this way, my kids were bored to death watching Transformers 2...they eventually just started playing with toys and turning their backs to the TV.  And, these are kids who watch old Ray Harryhausen movies, and Beatles movies and adore anything Indy or Pixar.  It just could not interest them. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 19, 2010, 08:10 PM
Megan Fox Dropped from Transformers 3 (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/usmovies.accesshollywood.com/megan-fox-dropped-from-transformers-3)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Sugart on May 19, 2010, 08:35 PM
Dont worry, she will be replaced by some other flavor of the month.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jesse James on May 19, 2010, 09:00 PM
Now hopefully her pron career takes off.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: I Am Sith on May 19, 2010, 10:06 PM
No longer a reason for me to see T3... ;)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Dressel Rebel on May 19, 2010, 10:14 PM
No longer a reason for me to see T3... ;)

There really never was.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 20, 2010, 09:16 AM
Gemma Arterton Replacing Megan Fox in Transformers 3?  (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=66238)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 20, 2010, 09:41 AM
Why in the world would they make a Clash of the Titans 2????
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 20, 2010, 10:02 AM
So if they don't want Shia to be tied down with a love interest - why are they looking for a replacement for Fox ?  Goofy interweb..
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Mikey D on May 20, 2010, 10:13 AM
How about forgetting about the love interest and showing more ******* robots beating the piss out of each other.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 20, 2010, 11:40 AM
Why in the world would they make a Clash of the Titans 2????

(http://cashmoney747.com/uploaded_images/Cash-Money-Contests-739077.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Chris M on May 20, 2010, 12:31 PM
How about forgetting about the love interest and showing more ******* robots beating the piss out of each other.

That's what I'm talking about!!

Am I the only one who really can't stand Fox to begin with?  I won't miss her.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 20, 2010, 02:04 PM
Looks like it was her decision (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20386636,00.html) to leave.  err...maybe not.  oh well.  cast away
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on May 20, 2010, 04:14 PM
How about forgetting about the love interest and showing more ******* robots beating the piss out of each other.

That's what I'm talking about!!

Am I the only one who really can't stand Fox to begin with?  I won't miss her.

every time I look at her I have the strangest craving for penicillin.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on May 20, 2010, 04:34 PM
After she trashed the film in an interview I can see why Bay wouldn't want her back for another one.  And honestly, if you get hired to do a film like Transformers where it's almost all action, very little acting skill called for and you know it's going to make a **** ton of money, why would you quit?  That does not make sense.  I'm always trying to get paid more to do less.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Paul on May 20, 2010, 08:28 PM
If they would give the multi-national special forces group a bigger role, I'd go see it several times (and in my mind, they are the GI Joe team that the Joe movie failed at creating)

I saw TF2 for the first time last night...  Aside from Eye Candy, Megan Fox adds little to the story in my opinion (as did the comic relief "twins").

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on May 21, 2010, 10:25 AM
If they would give the multi-national special forces group a bigger role, I'd go see it several times (and in my mind, they are the GI Joe team that the Joe movie failed at creating)

I remember reading somewhere (at the time of the original TF movie release) that there is one thing many give Michael Bay credit for - he may make mindless action movies, but he makes the armed forces look pretty awesome.  I actually re-watched GI Joe: Rise of Cobra recently, and sort of feel the same way.  Although I like portions of the movie, it really didn't hold up as well for me either - and honestly, I like the TF movies better I think.  It just seems like they could have done a lot more than they did with Joe - but this is a Transformers thread...so anyways.  I did see that the first TF movie is premiering on ABC next Wednesday night (opposite the American Idol finale I believe) if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: McMetal on May 21, 2010, 11:23 AM
How about forgetting about the love interest and showing more ******* robots beating the piss out of each other.

How about more robots beating the piss out of Meghan Fox?

I'd pay $9 for that.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DoctorPadawan on May 23, 2010, 11:40 AM
Now hopefully her pron career takes off.

My first comment to a friend at work about this was "Countdown to 'I'm posing for Playboy to revitalize my non-existent movie career' moment starting...NOW." :)

(That said, I thought "Jennifer's Body" was good)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 26, 2010, 01:45 PM
Fox's replacement? (http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/megan-foxs-t3-replacement-down-to-three-candidates-one-front-runner/)  I think she's kinda ugly personally, but I could care less.  Just have a decent script this time...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on May 26, 2010, 01:50 PM
(http://stylecrave.frsucrave.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/rosie-huntington-whitley_dolce-gabanna_msp6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on May 26, 2010, 01:56 PM
Last time I saw legs like that, they had batter on them!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 6, 2010, 06:44 PM
Looks like the chick wore see through lingerie (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2010/06/02/2010-06-02_rosie_huntingtonwhiteley_wore_transparent_lingerie_to_transformers_3_audition_wi.html) during her screen test with Shia.   ::)  and   >:D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 11, 2010, 11:28 AM
From Slashfilm.com (http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/10/transformer-3-3d-release-confirmed-villain-and-plot-details-revealed-the-end-of-the-trilogy/) - sorry if I'm spoiling anything, but must of you hated that last movie so I don't think it really matters.

Final confirmation that movie will be released in 3D. No word on if it will be shot in 3D or converted in post. Knowing Bay’s obsession with film, I’m assuming he agreed on a post process.
 
The villain in Transformers 3 is “Shockwave, the robot cyclops-turned-laser-cannon, who became dictator of their home world of Cybertron after the other Autobots and Decepticons journeyed to Earth.” Makes sense.
 
Bay claims “One thing we’re getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy” adding the The Twins are “basically gone” but comic relief John Turturro returns. Bay’s “basically gone” comment seems to confirm that they have a short appearance in the film.
 
In the new film Sam Witwicky is “taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. “Shia has this great line: ‘You know, I’ve saved the world twice, but I can’t get a job.’” Okay, so Transformers is never gonna get a screenplay nomination at the Academy Awards.

The plot also “delves into the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. “The movie is more of a mystery,” Bay says. “It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened.”
 
Transformers 3 is the end of a trilogy. Bay says “As a trilogy, it really ends. It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.” It basically sounds like Bay is done with the series, and the ending of the movie is a finale of sorts.
 
The film also features a set “built to resemble a dilapidated nuclear reactor.”
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2010, 11:54 AM
I was reading that this morning too, doesn't sound too bad.  It is always tough to read much from this stuff so far out, but I know I'll be seeing it next year as well.  Although I think I liked the first movie better, I didn't hate the second one either.  It was maybe a little on the long side, and has its problems (like many summer movies), but I still thought it was fun.  It is funny how anymore it seems like these directors just want to do "their trilogy" and then get out.  You're seeing it with Nolan's Batman, it ended up that way with Raimi's Spidey, and now possibly Transformers (as well as X-Men, although it changed directors).  It seems like we get a Trilogy, then a reboot.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 11, 2010, 11:31 PM
So do you think Megan Fox will be in Transformers: the Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood?

(http://www.thestudiotour.com/wiki/images/8/8b/USH_Transformers_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on June 12, 2010, 08:50 AM
So do you think Megan Fox will be in Transformers: the Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood?


Not sure, but I'd definitely like to ride Megan Fox at Universal Studios.  Or anywhere else for that matter.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on June 12, 2010, 03:13 PM
When I read Phruby's comment:
So do you think Megan Fox will be in Transformers: the Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood?

I knew a comment like Neal's would be coming next:
Not sure, but I'd definitely like to ride Megan Fox at Universal Studios.  Or anywhere else for that matter.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Neal on June 12, 2010, 08:30 PM
Sorry.  It was way too easy.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 13, 2010, 11:37 AM
That was the point. ;D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on July 4, 2010, 03:16 AM
Transformers 3 Set Photos and More! (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/103328-transformers-3-set-photos-and-more)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 12, 2010, 03:45 PM
Prime gets his trailer (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/optimus-primes-trailer-confirmed-for-transformers-3-and-a-chicago-filming-footage-170163/) for TF3   8)   oh - and some other potential spoiler type stuff so buyer beware.

(http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/7/3/8/6/3/1278781051_IMG_5309_1278785130.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Rob on July 19, 2010, 02:50 PM
I took this picture a few minutes ago from the 20th floor of an office building on lower Wacker...  when we walked up to the set they were blowing stuff up everywhere... by the time we got up to the top it was just coverage takes of soldiers climbing out of wreckage.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/Transformers3Set.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 19, 2010, 03:22 PM
Awesome.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on July 19, 2010, 03:25 PM
Seeing Nascars get destroyed is nothing new.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on July 21, 2010, 03:24 AM
These pictures and the fact that Megan Fox won't be back actually have me pumped for this one. Which is strange, since the more I see the other two, the less I like them.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 21, 2010, 09:27 AM
These pictures and the fact that Megan Fox won't be back actually have me pumped for this one. Which is strange, since the more I see the other two, the less I like them.

You didn't like Megan Fox?  She's at least some nice eye candy for the flick. I really liked #1 and thought she was good in that.  T2 was awful, but mainly because of the plot IMO.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 6, 2010, 12:25 PM
Rumors around the interweb are suggesting that the next movie will be called Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon

um ya....Not sure what's wrong with it simply being titled TF3, but ya...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on October 6, 2010, 12:43 PM
Rumors around the interweb are suggesting that the next movie will be called Transformers: The Dark Of The Moon

L to the AME
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 6, 2010, 12:55 PM
Kind of like how I felt about Attack of the Clones. 50s sci-fi B-movie title.

maybe it should be Darkside of the Moon, but I think that's already taken.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2010, 03:35 PM
I thought that is what the next Twilight movie is called.  ???
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2010, 07:14 PM
No, the next Twilight is The Dark of the Whine.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 7, 2010, 03:23 PM
No, the next Twilight is The Dark of the Whine.

Dude....know how I know that you're gay?   :D
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 30, 2010, 04:57 PM
(http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/7/3/8/6/3/DOTM-Official-Logo_1288440870.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on December 3, 2010, 02:09 PM
Transformers 3 Trailer is to release with The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (December 10th, 2010) and Tron: Legacy (December 17th, 2010).
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on December 8, 2010, 08:50 PM
Trailer is up (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/transformersdarkofthemoon/) for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: ruiner on December 8, 2010, 10:34 PM
Let me guess, that dude's name is Dark.

Lame teaser.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2010, 11:56 PM
Pink Floyd's probably a tad annoyed.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on December 9, 2010, 12:54 AM
So let's see- Megatron crash-landed on Earth, and another ship of these fools crash-landed on the Moon. I guess I know why most of them turn into wheeled vehicles- these bastards can't fly worth a damn.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on December 9, 2010, 10:34 AM
Well that was kind of uninspired...but IIRC the teaser for ROTF looked AMAZING and look what happpened to that movie (yes I know you still hate it)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scockery on December 9, 2010, 08:22 PM
"The Sequel Has Landed..."

"One small stink for fans, one gigantic dump from Michael Bay..."

It's a MOON TRAP. Call Walter Koenig.



Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2011, 08:49 PM
New Full Trailer (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/transformersdarkofthemoon/), looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: DSJ™ on April 28, 2011, 09:21 PM
Whoa... it rocks!   8)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: I Am Sith on April 28, 2011, 11:25 PM
Chicago's in for an ass-kickin' this summer!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on May 16, 2011, 11:33 AM
ain't it cool (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49648) - mild spoilers
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on July 2, 2011, 04:12 PM
meh...was okay.  They definiately cut down on the stupid humor (after the first hour at least)  It actually has a plot this time though and makes sense so that might please some of you.  Typical Baysplosions everywhere, but a fitting end...if it is the end.  Not a fan of 3D, but it looked better than UP.

One arm
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Chris M on July 2, 2011, 05:46 PM
I thought it was great and had a much better plot than the second.  Very true about the explosions, but all in all I loved the movie and was glad I went to see it. 
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Post by: Matt_Fury on July 2, 2011, 08:14 PM
I enjoyed it overall, but the whole new girlfriend thing was kind of annoying since they spent the first two movies building a relationship between Sam and Mikayla. If they just recast the role I would not have had any real heartburn about it...it worked in the Iron-Man movies.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 3, 2011, 12:26 AM
Saw this on Friday and it was okay.  The action and special effects were great and I loved the earlier sequences tying back into American history.  Very cool concept.  However, Bay left way too many plot holes again.  I would gladly sacrifice the 28th minute of robots shooting each other up for a few well placed lines to build characters or plot.  The robots are really wasted characters in these movies with no dimension to them.  An Optimus yelling die die die at the Decepticons and blowing their heads off?  Seems out of place for someone so caring about life.  And Shockwave appears for almost no reason.  Where did he come from?  Why not have him sceme against Megatron or at least have a role as a scientist instead of just a bruiser.  I'd actually rather watch a G1 Cartoon version of the movie.  That said, I didn't mind the new girl.  Very nice eye candy and she was kind of necessary to the storyline. 
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Post by: efranks on July 4, 2011, 04:37 PM
Just got back and I really liked it.  The story was much better than the one from TF2, as was the acting.  Plenty of humor in the first half without it being as goofy as the Twins from TF2. 

I would have liked a little better introduction to some of the new robots and I got some of the Decepticons, especially, mixed up because they seemed to look too much alike.

I liked Turturro's Simmons better in this movie than the last two.  Thought Dempsey played a good character and was surprised by Huntington-Whiteley.  She did a good job and I honestly didn't miss Megan Fox or the Mikaela character.

The way they ended it it would be hard to do a 4th, I think, but I liked this much better than TF2 and would spend the cash to see a 4th film.

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on July 5, 2011, 12:34 PM
The way they ended it it would be hard to do a 4th, I think...

3 words for you:  Gal. Va. Tron.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 5, 2011, 12:37 PM
I was expecting this to be horrendous like the second one, but forgetting the fact it could have been 30 to 45 minutes shorter I thought it was worth seeing. Glad my friend dragged me there.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on July 5, 2011, 01:26 PM
I don't really know anything about Galvatron.  At some point we'll be able to have a spoiler laden conversation about TF3 and discuss who would be in a hypothetical 4th film.  I would think that based on box office Hasbro will want to do a 4th film, it's a huge winner for them.

Hell, I stopped in Target after the movie yesterday and walked out with a $40 Leader class toy that I had no intention of buying until I saw the movie.

I guess it would just be how do they do it?  I don't think you have to have Michael Bay back as the director necessarily, but even though this is a Transformers movie, the main character has really been Sam.  I would think that if a 4th film comes about they'd at least want Shia back, but would he do another?

   E...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 5, 2011, 01:37 PM
They were making fun of Shia the other day on the local Sports radio because he had said he was done with the TF movies since "Sam's character was fully developed now". So in theory he is done. I'm sure if they stick a briefcase of money at his feet he'd do another though.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2011, 02:11 PM
I caught this over the weekend and thought it was pretty good as well.  Probably the best story of the three, and definitely better than the 2nd movie.  Again, without getting spoilery, it would be interesting to see where they would take the franchise from here on.  There was definitely a sense of "finality" to it I thought, but I'm sure they are going to make more with all the money these things bring in.  I think Bay and Shia have both said they are done, but you see that a lot with franchises like this and many times they come back.  I know Shia takes a lot of grief, but I find him pretty entertaining in these roles for the most part, and I do think you'd miss him somewhat from the franchise.  If his character wasn't back, they'd really have to go in a different direction.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on July 5, 2011, 06:41 PM
I have yet to see it. Probably will at some point, but if this current plotline is done, they could always do a reboot. One of the changes I would make is to have the robot modes more recognizable, so you can tell who is who in battles. I would have like to have seen them do a movie based on All Hail Megatron.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on July 6, 2011, 12:23 AM
I'm actually a fan of Shia's.  I loved Disturbia and even Eagle Eye and Holes is a movie I'll stop and watch if I catch it on TV.  I didn't care for him in Crystal Skull but that was mostly because I didn't like how they shoehorned him in as Indy's son.

I'd watch a TF film without him, but it would kind of suck having to start over getting to know a whole new character.

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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: evenflow on July 6, 2011, 05:25 PM
It was alright, better than the second one. The new girl didnt add anything, kind of wanted to punch her int he face throughout the whole thing. Would have preferred Megan Fox.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: darth broem 2 on July 6, 2011, 08:26 PM
It was alright, better than the second one. The new girl didnt add anything, kind of wanted to punch her int he face throughout the whole thing. Would have preferred Megan Fox.

I would love to do something else with her.  LOL!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on July 7, 2011, 12:15 AM
Saw this yesterday and really enjoyed it. So much better than the second one it's not even funny.

I'd love to see a fourth film with new characters. As in post-1985 characters.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on August 31, 2011, 05:55 PM
Looks pretty nifty, but I'm not a fan of crazy packaging + I already have the first 2 on blu.

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5123/t01small.jpg)
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/8494/81ztbyvsgblaa1500.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on September 1, 2011, 11:56 AM
I don't like it when I need instructions to open my movie so I can watch it.  ::)

But, I will admit, that's an interesting packaging design.  Since it's a 3 movie set are we to assume that Bay really isn't going back to the well for another film?  Because sucking people into sets like this, and then releasing another film later just always ticked me off. 

It was like Harry Potter sets, which they also did for the books at one time.  You could buy this big set that was all the movies that were out at the time, but there were still films that weren't released yet.  So why invest in a half complete set rather than buy the singles or wait till all parts were available and the inevitable THE COMPLETE SAGA set comes out?

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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 1, 2011, 01:27 PM
Buy the Indiana Jones trilogy and then they make a crappy fourth.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on September 1, 2011, 02:23 PM
Buy the Indiana Jones trilogy and then they make a crappy fourth.

Exactly.  I almost mentioned that.  I have a nice slipcovered set and then KotCS sitting next to it, wishing it had a cozy home to live in...

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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on October 18, 2011, 02:02 PM
Not sure if anyone cares, but TF 4 & 5 may be in the works...

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=48390
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 18, 2011, 04:05 PM
I'll care if they do it better and make the 'formers so you can actually tell who the heck is who. And I'd love it if these guys looked like they do in G1 or 2, instead of the odd looks.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on October 19, 2011, 07:42 AM
Finally got around to renting dark side of the moon this past weekend. It was playing but I can't really say I watched it.  What an unwatchable mess.  Just scene after scene of indiscernable chaos.  I honestly don't think I could tell you what it was about. 
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 19, 2011, 09:29 AM
Not sure if anyone cares, but TF 4 & 5 may be in the works...

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/joshw24/news/?a=48390

Mike that cow until its dry.

Where is my second GI Joe movie?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 19, 2011, 12:41 PM
There's also a rumor that Jason Statham would be the star.  The rumor alone is enough to make thenfranchise better than having Shia Lebouf return!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on October 19, 2011, 01:42 PM
Finally got around to renting dark side of the moon this past weekend. It was playing but I can't really say I watched it.  What an unwatchable mess.  Just scene after scene of indiscernable chaos.  I honestly don't think I could tell you what it was about.
I totally agree.  They could have easily snipped a half hour from the film and hurt nothing.

I also hate the swearing and gratuitous violence in this as it is marketed to children, and it is sort of needless.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2011, 03:03 PM
Did I ever post this?  Took it from the 20th story of my friend's office while they were filming...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Temp/Transformers.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 19, 2011, 03:24 PM
I hope they cleaned that up after.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on October 19, 2011, 03:30 PM
That looks like some team won a championship and that's how the fans celebrated!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: name on October 20, 2011, 10:55 AM
http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/03-fishin-chicks/flowchart-2/
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on February 14, 2012, 12:01 PM
TF4 a go...  whip that cash cow Mr. Bay...whip it good

http://www.michaelbay.com/blog/files/1151a5b01c72685dd3aec0809b964f31-749.php

"There has been a lot of speculation about what I'm going to do next and when or if I will do another Transformers. So let me set the record straight.

I have just concluded a deal with Paramount to do two movies, but it won't be two Transformers.

I will first do 'Pain & Gain' with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

Then I will do the next Transformers for release on June 29, 2014.

-Michael Bay"


Following “Pain and Gain,” Bay will bring audiences a new take on the “Transformers” franchise as he begins production on the fourth installment in the hit series of movies based on the best-selling Hasbro toyline. The third, and most recent installment of the franchise, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” is the fourth highest global grossing film of all time with 1.124 billion dollars of worldwide box office success. Directed by Bay, the movie will re-unite the filmmaking team from the hit franchise, including producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto and Ian Bryce; and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Paramount Pictures will release the film on June 29th, 2014.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Chris M on February 14, 2012, 12:33 PM
I can get on board with that.  Robots kicking robot ass...what can be wrong with that?

I know a lot of people don't care too much for Bay.  I love explosions and action, so bring it on.  He makes great Saturday afternoon action flicks.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scott on February 14, 2012, 02:41 PM
I heard the word reboot somewhere...that can't be true...can it?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on February 14, 2012, 03:08 PM
I read it's a reboot in the sense of "new characters, new actors."

Maybe we'll see Rodimus Prime, Galvatron, etc.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 14, 2012, 08:11 PM
As long as Weird Al does the soundtrack, I'm all in!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2012, 08:58 PM
I had heard reboot as well, but it would really seem dumb to do it so quickly - I could see further down the road maybe, but right now - poor reviews or not - the current set up for these movies brings in a ton of money so I'd be surprised if they changed things up too much.  I could see maybe a change up of characters (both bots and actors), so we'll see.  I just think they might lose some interest if Optimus and/or Bumblebee aren't included, those seem to really be the hits with kids young and old.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on February 15, 2012, 12:12 AM
Interview I read mentioned reboot also, but said that they'd bring Optimus and Bumblebee along.  But they've introduced new bots and killed off some (Iron Hide, NOOOOOOO!) so there's always the opportunity to bring in new ones.

I've mostly been okay with the films, robot on robot violence and all that, but man, they do not hold up on a second viewing.  I really kind of enjoyed DotM when I saw it in the theater but when I saw it again on DVD I couldn't remember why I'd liked it so much.  There's just too much to pick apart on those films and it all seems to really stick out to me on replay.

GI Joe was the same way.  I mostly liked it the first time but the second and third times I saw it all I could do is look at all the terrible CGI.  And I still can't get past the sinking ice.  There's only so much suspension of disbelief I can apply to a film like that, and the total suspension of the laws of physics was not something I could do.

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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on June 22, 2012, 10:56 AM
TF4

“It’s not a reboot, that’s maybe the wrong word,” Bay said. “I don’t want to say reboot because then people will think we’re doing a Spider-Man and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already — and we’re taking it in a new direction.

Guess he wants to go into space this time too - with a lower budget.

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/06/21/transformers-4-michael-bay-purges-stars-may-go-into-space/ (http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/06/21/transformers-4-michael-bay-purges-stars-may-go-into-space/)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 22, 2012, 03:04 PM
Well considering most of the gen1 decepticons are dead, we need a new bad guy. Bring on Unicron!

(http://lounge.moviecodec.com/images/attachment/the-living-tribunal-and-the-spectre-vs-unicron-and-primus-7694.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 22, 2012, 03:22 PM
I was thinking the EXACT same thing Paul - and since Megatron was killed at the end of the last one, Unicron could totally bring him back as Galvatron - just like in the Cartoon Movie.

Could be cool...
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on June 22, 2012, 06:48 PM
Galvatron and his crew would be awesome. And I really like the idea of them not being on Earth in the next one. My interest is piqued.  :)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on June 23, 2012, 10:39 AM
Too bad Orson Welles wouldn't be alive to reprise his role. : (
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on November 9, 2012, 08:47 AM
(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/Wonka19841/8168256035_1d904dc375_z_1352428764.jpg)

Not really a big Marky Mark fan, but things are moving...

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.

“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.
Bay will direct the next installment in the “TRANSFORMERS” series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.

Bay’s first “TRANSFORMERS” film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 9, 2012, 09:23 AM
... An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.

Now I'm worried.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on November 9, 2012, 05:17 PM
Never would have pictured Marky Mark in a TF movie for some reason.  He seems like the type that would think he's too serious/too good for a franchise like that.  Nice to see some news on the sequel though, it has been a bit quiet on that front lately.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Ben on November 9, 2012, 10:56 PM
He's certainly more credible as the lead in an action movie than LaBeef was.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: efranks on November 10, 2012, 02:18 AM
He seems like the type that would think he's too serious/too good for a franchise like that.

Really?  He just did Ted and The Other Guys with Will Farrell.  I thought he kind of had a good perspective on his acting. He was good in The Fighter and The Departed, but he's also done Max Payne and Shooter, both pretty decent action films but not high art by any means.

I didn't hate Shia in Transformers, but I think we can expect a more serious action film for TF4 if Wahlberg is in as the lead.

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Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Brian on November 10, 2012, 12:09 PM
He seems like the type that would think he's too serious/too good for a franchise like that.

Really?  He just did Ted and The Other Guys with Will Farrell.  I thought he kind of had a good perspective on his acting. He was good in The Fighter and The Departed, but he's also done Max Payne and Shooter, both pretty decent action films but not high art by any means.

I didn't hate Shia in Transformers, but I think we can expect a more serious action film for TF4 if Wahlberg is in as the lead.

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True.  I didn't mean to come off that I thought the guy was a jerk or not a good actor, I've actually enjoyed him in pretty much anything I've seen him in.  I just thought he had that air that some actors seem to get these days where they aren't interested in doing superhero movies or things like that, but apparently I'm wrong on that one.  He could be a nice replacement and maybe even a shot in the arm for the franchise.  I'm one that didn't really mind Shia LaBeouf either.  I understand that he's a total douche in "real" life it seems (and he himself talks like he is too good for stuff like this too), but I thought he was fine in the previous movies.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jayson on May 29, 2013, 07:36 AM
Prime gets a new look for TF4 (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/177183-the-newly-designed-optimus-prime-for-transformers-4-revealed)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2013, 08:04 AM
Meh.  Looks pretty much the same to me.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scockery on May 29, 2013, 09:11 PM
I'm so excited for this that I may actually watch Transformers 3 when it airs on basic cable.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BrentS on September 7, 2013, 08:36 PM
So apparently they are filming the new Transformers in Chicago today. We were driving downtown and I saw the new Optimus Prime parked on the side of the road. Pretty sweet. We weren't expecting it so I didn't have my camera ready!
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Rob on September 7, 2013, 10:00 PM
I haven't seen anything this year yet, but last round we managed to watch some of the end battle being filmed... saw guys jumping around Trump Tower in squirrel suits... some of the cars parked along Michigan, and a bunch of debris piled up around the Tribune building.

They also were staging a bunch near my office, but they're building a tower now in the lot they were using.  I probably posted these last year, but here are a few phone photos I took...

(http://i.imgur.com/RLElvna.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EQuzLir.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CZDC45z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: iFett on September 11, 2013, 06:47 AM
(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/Wonka19841/transformers-4-poster1_zps9b2c9c6f.jpg)

You get to hate dinobots now too.  How exciting
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Scockery on September 11, 2013, 11:27 PM


(http://i.imgur.com/EQuzLir.jpg)



I thought you said they were movie set pictures? That's a typical street in Detroit.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 5, 2014, 12:01 AM
Saw "Transformers" for the 4th time today.

Update-Just checked IMDB and apparently there are four different "Transformers" movies and I've seen them all once. Can anyone verify that?......

And if I find out Nicola Peltz left "Bates Motel" mid season last season to go shoot this I'm gonna have to introduce Michael Bay's crotch to my foot.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Matt on July 5, 2014, 12:56 AM
RedLetterMedia (the same guys behind those super-long, super-critical, super-funny reviews of the prequels) watched the first three Transmorphers all at the same time. Half in the Bag: The Transformers Series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rfup0XKx7o)

Quote
In the nearly twelve-minute long video, the three hosts of Red Letter Media sit through the entireties of “Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” as they play across three screen and the results are pretty crazy. The main takeaway from the little experiment is how closely the structures of the film hew to each other. Story beats across the films — like when Shia LeBeouf’s character is first introduced — happen within seconds of each other onscreen as though the same script is used each time with only small details being altered, like the macguffin being sought.

I'm not a religious person, but if I was, I would thank Jebus every night that he didn't let me get sucked into the Transmorphers stupidity when I was a kid.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: BillCable on July 5, 2014, 08:44 AM
I loved Transformers as a child, which is exactly why I have no interest in watching the Bay films.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on July 5, 2014, 11:31 AM
Agree with Bill, though I've seen the dreaded movies.

I loved Soundwave as a kid.  There's no way he could be translated properly into today's world... a boombox and cassette tapes turns into what?  But that's technology advancement, so I can't complain about what they try to do.  I just think the old school Soundwave is cooler.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: evenflow on July 5, 2014, 10:08 PM
I liked this one better than the last one. Could be perhaps that I am not a huge Transformers fan.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on July 7, 2014, 11:43 AM
People bitch about George Lucas, but these films and the first GI Joe raped my childhood.  Bleech.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2016, 01:00 PM
Not one, not two, but three more Transformers movies are being made.  Hasbro made the announcement during their investor presentation today.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbCChL2WcAAN4DX.jpg:large)
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: P-Siddy on February 12, 2016, 03:38 PM
Maybe they should do the TF and GI Joe crossover and see how that goes?
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: JediJman on February 12, 2016, 05:13 PM
Well, make enough of them and eventually there's bound to be a good one.
Title: Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
Post by: Chris M on February 12, 2016, 06:32 PM
Well, the next one should be good.  The odd number ones are good, the even...not so much.