April 15, 2007

The Transformers Movie - Will It Kick Some Butt?

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty stoked about the upcoming Transformers movie - which is due for release this very summer. And from what I've seen in the trailers so far, I have to say that it definitely looks quite amazing. Quite amazing, indeed.

For example, the CGI (Computer-generated Imagery) looks mind-blowingly realistic - so realistic, in fact, that it almost warps the mind just thinking about what our movies will achieve in only a few short years from now. Man, I cant wait!

As for the Transformers movie itself, it's scheduled to be released in theaters this July. In Australia, the release date is July 2nd. In the United States and Canada it's on July 4th. In the United Kingdom, however, they'll have to be a bit more patient. It won't be released there until July 27th. Blimey!

Anyway, you might be wondering which Transformers are actually going to star in the 2007 Transformers movie. Good thing I did some research on that. The Transformers you'll see duking it out on the silver screen this summer (Autobots vs. Decepticons) are as follows:

The Autobots: Optimus Prime (Peterbuilt Truck), Bumblebee (Chevy Camaro), Jazz (Pontiac Solstice), Ratchet (Hummer H2), Ironhide (GMC Topkick).

One Autobot note here: Bumblebee G1 (Generation 1) was always a Volkswagen Beetle - but much to producer Don Murphy's disappointment, Bumblebee was changed for the 2007 Transformers movie. So, instead of being a Volkswagen Beetle, Bumblebee became a 2008 Chevy Camaro (BOO, HISS, Throw tomatoes!). He was changed (supposedly) because director Michael Bay wanted to avoid a comparison with Herbie the Love Bug. Huh? Herbie the Love Bug?

Whatever. I don't believe that for a second. Rather, I think it might have more to do with General Motors wanting to feature all of their new vehicles in the movie. I mean, just take a look at the above lineup. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to put two an two together here. Occam's Razor anyone?

Aside from that, anyone who could actually confuse the Transformer Bumblebee with Herbie the Love Bug (or even make a comparison, for that matter) simply needs to break the pill in half the next time they take it! :P

The Decepticons: Megatron (Stealth Bomber), Starscream (F-22 Raptor), Brawl (Modified M1 Abrams), Bonecrusher (Buffalo H Mine-Protected Vehicle), Barricade (Saleen Ford Mustang Police Cruiser), Scorponok (Mechanical Scorpion), Frenzy (CD Player), Blackout (MH-53 Pave Low).

Here are some action shots from the movie...

Optimus Prime and Bonecrusher

Bumblebee Transforms Into Battle Mode

Scorponok Attacks US Soldiers

The Human Element

Barricade Attacks Sam Witwicky

Optimus Prime In Action Again

If you haven't had a chance yet to check out the Transformers movie trailers, you can get them all here.

5 comments:

  1. I saw the trailer the other day and I agree that it looks like it's gonna be great. Now I'm just counting the days until July!

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  2. As a Transformers fan during my childhood, I am really looking forward to the movie.

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  3. Yep, me too. I can't wait.

    Though I'm still wrestling with sad fact that all of my Transformers were sold in a yard sale years ago right after I left for college. Uggg!

    Among many of the Transformers, I had the full Generation One (G1) Optimus Prime, with trailer and all, in mint condition. It was my pride and joy.

    Yep, they met the same sad and unfortunate fate as all my Star Wars stuff. Whored out for a mere 25 cents. Gasp! I still give my parents a hard time about it...but in a joking way. Hell, who knew that stuff would be worth so much today! Oh well, life goes on.

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by. As they say, see you at the movies!

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  4. I can't wait either! I' even looking forward to this more than I was Star Wars. ;)

    Lacy

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  5. Agreed. I love Star Wars...but there's just something about this that's got me even more intrigued.

    Perhaps it's just that I never expected a Transformers movie such as this to ever be created. Either way, I can't wait. This thing has really got my undivided attention!

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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