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