November 2, 2009 - Videos
Michael Bay Talks Transformers 3!
"A secret video hidden on the Blu-Ray disc of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen shows Michael Bay discussing his early ideas for the third movie (although he says they're all lies.) You can't get any bigger in the third movie, so instead he'll go "sideways," and possibly go darker and more emotional. He's going even deeper into Transformers lore. And he says there'll be more of Bumblebee in the third movie, and more of the robot characters generally. "It doesn't have to be action, action, action," says Bay. (Really?)"
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October 26, 2009 - News
Transformers Revenge top hit of 2009
"Michael Bay's first Transformers movie cost $150 million and earned $708.3 million worldwide, according to the filmmakers. Or $709.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
At that threshold, a million-plus bucks is meaningless.
Bay's sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, cost $200 million and earned $832.7 million worldwide, according to the Mojo man. That makes it the biggest hit of 2009, even though it garnered the year's worst critical reviews.
The lesson? The Transformers franchise remains staggeringly popular and totally review-proof, which may be why Paramount Home Entertainment seems so arrogant about the debut of the sequel on DVD and Blu-ray.
While this week's releases are guaranteed to rile critics again, Paramount will still sell millions to geek boys & men who crave action and grew up loving Hasbro's toys. Paramount not only doesn't need critics, it doesn't want them involved.
But it's what I do. For what it's worth -- that's nothing to the fans -- I think Revenge of the Fallen is a lousy popcorn movie, not nearly as good as the 2007 Transformers. Its story, while rooted in 25 years of Transformers mythology, is told in a nearly incomprehensible, totally idiotic fashion. As a side issue, Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox's juvenile love story is clumsily handled.
But the action sequences are Transformers times ten. Who knew it was humanly (or robotically) possible? Bay blows up even more stuff and does it almost continually throughout the 150-minute running time. "Nobody blows s--t up as big as he does," LaBeouf says in awe. "He's got a tremendous sense of craftsmanship," executive producer Steven Spielberg adds.
For those who rarely like what Bay does, the stunner is how generous, funny, informative and interesting the extras are in the Special Editions on both DVD and Blu-ray. Among multiple options, choose these two-disc versions and ignore the single-disc rubbish. Go for the biggest and the best.
A word on Blu-ray. There is good picture and bad sound. The sound levels are poorly adjusted for the home market: Dialogue is dialed too low compared to levels in action sequences, and you need English subtitles to discern what most robots say. Meanwhile, the movie looks spectacular in Blu-ray.
High definition loves movies like this. Detail is greatly enhanced. A casual viewer might even start being able to distinguish an Autobot from a Decepticon and figure out which tin can to root for in each clash of the titans.
The special-edition extras are identical on both DVD and Blu-ray. They are also so extensive no fan can grouse Bay is holding back for later double-dipping. That might still happen, but the offering now is impressive. The bombastic Bay leads a commentary on disc one.
On disc two, the heavy artillery explodes, especially in a 135-minute making-of documentary taking us from the origins of the Transformers toys through the Bay era.
We see Bay in action on set, often acting out like a pompous ass while yelling at cast and crew. He also put actors at risk, especially in the infamous MOAB sequence (the Mother Of All Bombs which blew up the faux-Egyptian encampment).
The fact he let this incendiary stuff stay in shows how Bay is willing to laugh at himself to tell the truth about how the Transformers movies are really made."
October 20, 2009 - News
Megan Fox changes her tune on 'Transformers'
"After years of trashing the movie that launched her into blockbuster success, Megan Fox is done putting down "Transformers."
While accepting the Best Sci-Fi Actress award Saturday at Spike TV's fourth annual Scream Awards, Fox told the crowd she appreciated all the film has done for her, Usmagazine.com reported.
"I don't usually do this, but I wanted to say something," she started. "There have been a lot of false reports about how I feel about this movie. I just want to be very clear that I've always felt I'm a very ordinary part of an extraordinary film."
She added, "The movie took me out of obscurity and gave me a career, and I'm completely grateful to everyone involved with this franchise."
While promoting "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" earlier this summer, the 23-year-old actress panned the sequel for making no sense.
"I'm in the movie and I read the script and I watched the movie and I still didn't know what was happening," Fox told CBS' "Early Show." "I don't know how you saw it in IMAX without having a brain aneurysm or at least a migraine headache!"
The actress later went on to bash the film's director, Michael Bay, comparing him to "Hitler" and saying he was "a nightmare to work for." Fox's comments lit a match under the movie's crew members, who posted online that Fox is "talking trailer trash," "ungracious" and "dumb-as-a-rock."
However Fox and Bay's problems seem to have been squashed as the director, who has revealed the film's third installment will be out next July, recently addressed the actress on his open forum.
"Megan Fox, welcome back," Bay wrote. "I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture.
October 19, 2009 - News
Spike TV Hands ROTF Best Sci-Fi Actress, Special Effects and Breakthrough Awards
"Last night's Spike TV Scream 2009 awards for all the best in horror and Science-Fiction gave Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen three awards for Best Sci-Fi Acctress to Megan Fox, Best Sciral Effects and Best Breakthrough Performanse to Isabel Lucas.
Megan Fox beat out the following nominees in her category:
Moon Bloodgood, Terminator Salvation
Eliza Dushku, dollhouse
Lena Headey, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Katee Sackhoff, Battlestar Galactica
Zoe Saldana, Star Trek
Isabel Lucas beat out the following nominees in her category:
Anna Torv, Fringe
Lorna Raver, Drag Me To Hell
Zoe Saldana, Star Trek
Lina Leandersson, Let the Right One In
Malin Akerman, Watchmen"
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