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A Better Look At The SDCC Exclusive TRANSFORMERS Teaser Posters!!

Merrick here...

Here's a good look at the two TRANSFORMERS Comic Con exclusive "mini one sheets" that were unveiled this weekend in San Diego.

They kind of speak for themselves...simple, and to the point. The Autobots logo, the Decepticon logo, and a release date.


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  • July 24, 2006, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Sounds Like AVP Tagline...

    by FordPerfect


  • July 24, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Yawn. *NT*

    by darthferris

  • July 24, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by gonzobob

    Hope it will be better than AVP!

  • July 24, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST

    What? They didn't change the logos?

    by cerebulon

    Here I was expecting flames and pinstriping! More Giant Spiders!

  • July 24, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Been watchin the 80's g1 cartoon

    by BLWiseass

    Just got the whole series on DVD, and it is still fun to watch. Sure its a little repetitive at least early on but its fun. It could kick some serious ass in movie form though. And thank god they got Cullen to voice Prime. Speaking of Prime, i hope he is a little more bad ass than he was in the cartoon, he seemed to get his ass kickeda lot in the first season

  • July 24, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    The tickets should be (more) overpriced

    by durhay

    and require the purchase of four other tickets to assemble Ticketron in order to see the show.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:46 p.m. CST

    This is a chance of a lifetime

    by FordPerfect

    to make it abosolutly stunning! Like AVP! AVP had the chance to make us freak out with joy but just fucked us in the but with no lube. I really hope this doesn't suck! I hope they have the same theme song as the animated movie.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Why not: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE as the tagline?

    by The Dude Abides

  • July 24, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Their War. Our World. Your yawwwwwwwwwwwwn.

    by Lance Rock

  • July 24, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, between this and Peter Cullen, Bay is messing

    by modlight

    this up big time.... COME ON!!! Lets have a little more faith here!

  • July 24, 2006, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Boring posters, boring taglines...

    by BobaFek

    but hey, roll on 7.4.7

  • July 24, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Their Movie-

    by The Dum Guy

    Our Money.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by syco

    these guys suck for being so secretive. anyone watch entourage? did you see when they told aquaman that cameron was being replaced by Bay. he almost was classic

  • July 24, 2006, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I hope this is a big fuckin hit

    by Liberty Valance

    So some studio will pony up the cash for the live-action G.I. Joe movie I've been waiting 20 years for. Who wants a body massage?

  • July 24, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    It's pretty hard to screw up the LOGO

    by Ricky Henderson

    Even for Bay. I'm reserving judgement until I see one of these things talking and stomping around.

  • July 24, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    that's it?

    by oscarmike

    damn it Bay you're much cooler than the autobots and decepticon logos. I want this movie to blow my mind and that lame ass poster aint doing it

  • July 24, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Their War. Our WORLO.

    by eighteenseconds


  • July 24, 2006, 2 p.m. CST


    by randalmcmurphy

    But at least they are obviously being extremely loyal to the source material.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:02 p.m. CST

    what happened to 'MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE'?

    by newc0253

    why mess with a classic?

  • July 24, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    there's only one problem..................

    by millermeusa

    Where's Dakota Fanning???!!!!!!!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Um, yeah...I already made 2001.

    by BV

    So, yeah...back in film school, in 2001, my friend and I had an assignment for marketing class where we were supposed to make a presentation for a film based on pre-existing material...we used these to "market" a Transformers film: Guess it's a pretty obvious marketing ploy for a TF movie.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    A Logo, so exciting

    by blackeyz

    You know I think all geek movies should be made by Sam Raimi and company only, everyone else seem to have the vision of a church mouse when they touch geek icons.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Posters are to form. But here is something to chew on:

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Michael Ironside as the voice of "Ironhide". Who is with me?

  • July 24, 2006, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    every bone they throw the hard core fans of this gets chewed up and spit out, and every detail they change, even something as unimportant as a tagline on a teaser poster, starts a nerd feeding frenzy. I know bay sucks, and this will probably suck, but god damn, guys...drink a red bull, eat some funions, and play some warcraft to calm yourselves down before you post...

  • July 24, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    TRANSFORMERS - More than meets my attention span.

    by Rufus_T_Firefly

    This movie, let alone these paint-by-numbers posters, is doing nothing to spark my interest, whatsoever. Maybe one of Bay

  • July 24, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I'm going with the yawners here.

    by superninja


  • July 24, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    glad to see you're keeping with your trend of never posting anything original on here, and simply attacking either a) the spelling of a snack, or b) the fact that another site posts a poster 4 seconds before aintitcool does...keep up the good work, buddy!

  • July 24, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    "LOL" counts as 10 words? and not for nothing, but when did the length of the post have anything to do with the value of the content? all I notice is that a HUGE amount of your posts are super negative. and I know, I posted a jokingly negative one up here about nerds, but in general I try to keep it more positive. I'm always surprised on here when people get hard for any reason to complain. it reminds me of the elderly couple that goes out to a restaurant just to find something to whine about. is it jsut this forum that's always going to be inherently negative? maybe I'm just being naive. or maybe it's my "infantile intellect"...nice alliteration there...

  • July 24, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Shut up you two.

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Michael Ironside as "Ironhide". Discuss.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    only if they give his machine one flat tire as a nod to his one-armed turn in The Machinist...

  • July 24, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST

    ...and then, Mike Bay "Transforms" Into a Good Director

    by hipcheck13


  • July 24, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Or his metal-armed turn in "Starship Troopers"...

  • July 24, 2006, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan as the voice of everyone!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    "Roll out, brothers!", "Transform, brother!"... uh, that's as much as I know about Transformes, but you can fill the rest of the dialogue. Oh, and the funny thing is that his voice could be modified for each character so it would sound nothing like his own. You know, the way they do with those teenage "singers" today.

  • July 24, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    sorry, it seemed moderately appropriate again. I have to confess I haven't read through the star trek or zach snyder talkbacks. but in the, let's say, "more normal" talkbacks, it seems like you're always raining down the negativity. and you have to admit, you seem to LOVE it when AICN gets scooped by another site. then you can comment on it, and write "ain't it slow news!!" that, to me, is just negativity for negativity's sake. and also, kind of Joel Seigel punny...but hey, maybe star trek sparks your positive side, I'll give you that. and being flippant isn't what I'm complaining about, I like that. it's just when there's no humor, or nothing clever, it makes my heart hurt a little. leave my hart alone and you can keep my cookies, deal?

  • July 24, 2006, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaus

    by BadMrWonka

    ha ha, I never thought of that. maybe that guy really lost his arm in real life and hasn't gone public yet. sneaky...

  • July 24, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    almost got it, Yack. but you had to throw in "alas" in the end there! you revealed your natural negative inclination! here, I'll get you started on the positive tip...Spock and Ohura getting freaky on the transporter deck! Use it! Go!

  • July 24, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST

    No GI joe movie Please

    by Phategod2

    I cant see a piont to a GI joe movie there is too many characters and nothing truly special about any of them. can you imagine casting SGT. Slaughter with either with the real slaughter whose over 50 or with someone else who isnt slaughter. The only real characters worth seeing is Duke who was kind of a flat character and storm shadow and snake eyes and this is not the 80's Ninja's have been done to death already. and you know they'll make Snake eyes talk. If transformers has the ability to be the next Pirates, Then GI joe would be the haunted mansion.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by Kink

    Is there an echo in here? Where's the pirates 3 comic-con footage?

  • July 24, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Casting for GI joe

    by Phategod2

    Keanu Reeves as a one man show CGI'ing him as every charcter including roadblock and stalker.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Okay, this whole thing

    by Mechasheeva

    is starting to reek of desperation. Bay's thoughts: "Shit! I'm losing the nerds! They'll start bad buzz! Appease them!" Results = Cullen as Prime and these uninspired retro posters. Sorry, Mikey, but it's too late to stem the tide of hate now. Maybe I'll catch this flick in between my 499th and 500th viewing of Spider-man 3.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Their cartoon. our bad movie

    by Orionsangels

    I dunno, i hope its good

  • July 24, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST

    no comments??

    by slkboxrman

    im quite impressed so far, no comments on the differences in the logos, namely where the eyes are. if this were the boards on the don murphy transformers board it would have been a big topic again, namely the decepticon logo eyes being re-oriented..the autobot logo's eyes were kinda narrowed towards the nose. there was lots of talk over there about it looking meaner, i actually found a symbol similar on RID ultra magnus, the front of his truck mode that becomes omega primes chest, the symbol is almost identical...but anyways ive gotten the boot from the don murphy message boards...i think for being a non conformist to what the majority believed, sound like fascism to ya ?? sounds like it to me...if anyone is goin to make this movie suck its gonna be the fans being tooo nostalgic and demanding this and that...but being the lone or almost lone voice of difference always gets stomped on....dont ya love america ?? lol but yea, where is that pirates 3 footage ?? shocking ending to 2, cant wait for 3

  • July 24, 2006, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Dont need Ironside

    by Phategod2

    1. he sounds nothing like Ironhide 2. Cullen did, and can do the voice for prime and Ironhide which kind of sounded like a cowboy from the wild west. Now Ironside for megatron might be a little more plausible.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by Cloud_Leonheart

    Enough of these fucking teaser posters. Their war our world is a lame tag line too. It really should just say this july, transform and roll out. ha

  • July 24, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Ironside as Clooney as Prime?

    by Ricky Henderson

    Now you've gone and confused me too!

  • July 24, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST

    "Their war Our world"

    by IAmLegolas

    That sounds dangerously close to "Whoever wins, we lose" and look how great that movie turned out.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    "Their war Our vehicles"

    by fortheloveofgod

  • July 24, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Not kidding about Ironside...

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    and he doesn't have to sound like the cartoon "Ironhide". That was not one of Cullen's better voices. And the word on the street is that he is going to be a big Hummer. Hope you catz are cool with that because it's a monster improvement over the gay, red mini-van option...

  • July 24, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    modlight...have faith in who???

    by slappy jones

    the director of pearl fucking harbor???sure thing....i am not saying the film will be shit i am just saying bay has not earned anyones trust yet.......

  • July 24, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay's latest feature-length commercial.

    by Veraxus

    Their war... his product placement.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by Sizable Newt

    Jesus, its a fucking Transformers talkback. Negativity is expected around these parts. I personally am preparing for next summer when Mr. Pearl Harbor himself will rape my childhood's ass and send it crying under the bed. And God bless him, I'm going to pay him to do it. As will we all.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Seems like a slam-dunk to me. I wouldn't want Ironside to do "Megatron"...I'd probably prefer Welker simply because of that metallic, grating quality in that character's voice. It helps when you think about how old they are supposed to be. You know who else would make a great voice for a Transformer - Michael Wincott. Come on guys, you want these bots (both Autobot & Decepticon) to be bad ass don't cha?

  • July 24, 2006, 3:45 p.m. CST

    You morons, Bay is perfect for this movie

    by Ricky Henderson

    ...because he's a director who excels at dumb movies full of car chases and explosions. What the hell are you expecting this to be? Enjoy the fact that you're getting a movie about giant robots that transform and smash stuff, but don't treat the source matieral as the holy grail. Look, if the voice of Peter Cullen conjures of feelings of paternal love, you've got serious issues.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Amidst all the negativity...

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    ...I'm trying to be the lone voice of optimism regarding this flick.

  • July 24, 2006, 3:54 p.m. CST

    I'm optimistic too

    by Ricky Henderson

    I think this is the one movie Bay is destined to be. I'm just not gonna flip out over which generation of bots he is using... And underwears goes in damnit! IN!

  • July 24, 2006, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Only badasses

    by Phategod2

    I dont really want al them to be badasses Bumble Bee was clearly not a bad ass niether were many of the autobots The Badasses where the decepticons Soundwave and his cassettes megatron, Even Starscream who was a bit of a pussy but still a badass why does every heroe these days have to be some moody anti-hero emo Biotch. who drops people off buildings to get there piont across. OK im ranting now, I guess my point is that I dont need any autobot outside of Ironhide, cliffjumper, and brawn to be badasses. I just need jazz to start breakdancing oh wait its the 21st century, so he'll be "Getting Crunk".

  • July 24, 2006, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    No one is saying they need to be some "anti-hero emo Biotch". It's just that the Transformers is one of those franchises where the names of the characters actually suited their personalities. So, making someone like Ironhide sound like a tough, cranky bastard means that you need to find an appropriate voice. I'm just tossing out ideas.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:19 p.m. CST

    GO-BOTS: The Movie!!!

    by ZombieSolutions

    the K-Mart version of Transformers! you know its coming.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:22 p.m. CST

    OK I understand

    by Phategod2

    I just get a little uptight since the complaints about Superman not being bad ass enough but I looking at my little crunk statement and something came to me. "and im totally serious" What about little john for Jazz. WHAAAT?

  • July 24, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST

    ricky henderson I am happy for you....

    by slappy jones

    if all you want is lots of explosions and car chases then congratulations I am sure transformers will not disappoint...on behalf of those of us who think action movies can be more than just pretty pictures I apologise....I am glad to hear you will be happy for this to be another brain dead bay film .... I am sure the action scenes in this film will be absolutely amazing but imagine how great it could be if the story surrounding all the high voltage bay "magic"was actually involving and interesting?? instead of bays usual introduction of stock archtype characters who are just there to justify bays obsession wiht big balls of flame and cars flipping around.....

  • July 24, 2006, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Misleading posters....

    by fortheloveofgod

    They are trying to trick people into thinking this is going to be like the Transformers they remember.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Septimus Dale as Optimus Prime!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I'm theriouth. He has an IMDB entry.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:41 p.m. CST

    I have come to a decision.

    by cerebulon

    I just watched Transformers the Movie and some of season 1 and have remembered that this is a stupid cartoon on par with He-Man and Thundercats. My memories of this cartoon are much cooler than the reality. So, my blessings to Michael Bay - there is no way he can screw this up.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:50 p.m. CST

    how come

    by JudgeNXcutioner

    the eyes don't reflect any prospective autobots/decepticons in them??

  • July 24, 2006, 4:52 p.m. CST

    The guy from The Ringer as

    by Phategod2

    Omega Supreme.

  • July 24, 2006, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by blackwood

    I'm optimistic. Optimistic Prime. GIANT ROBOTS FOREVER!

  • July 24, 2006, 5 p.m. CST

    Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces..

    by Buck Turgidson

  • July 24, 2006, 5:01 p.m. CST

    ...of the Decepticons

    by Buck Turgidson


  • July 24, 2006, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Bay Is The Biggest Hack Director On The Planet!

    by Hell's Cigarette

    Did Moses carve out those logos himself and carry them down the mountain after God finished with the Ten Commandments?

  • July 24, 2006, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Yack: what kind of a jank-ass dictionary did you have?

    by CreasyBear

    Children's Dictionaries suck. Kids need the hardcore, mammoth unabridged ones, because KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

  • July 24, 2006, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Poor Yack

    by Phategod2


  • July 24, 2006, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Booyah! Been watching= store

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • July 24, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Transformer - Space Invader in disguise

    by Rue The Day

  • July 24, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    When I see these I only have one thought:

    by PhilConnors

    "I can't believe they're actually making this."

  • July 24, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Apparently 'naive' wasn't in Phategod's dictiona

    by chiahead

    or gullible. or if your hand is bigger than your face you have cancer...god i love these TF Talkbacks. (No sarcasm, I'm serious) i actually think Ironsides would be a great Ironhide. And yeah, weird the way he's played a one armed man more than once. There's gotta be a site dedicated to that somewhere. In the meantime, on-the-nose posters with uninspired taglines do not a bad movie make. If memory serves, the Pearl Harbor posters were really dramatic... but i didn't see no drama anywhere in that movie... and YackBacker, I DO have a spare mint-condition G1 Optimus Prime laying around. What's it worth- to your mom? (I keeeed I keeeeed)

  • July 24, 2006, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I know the pain of broken toys

    by malek149

    I had a younger brother who liked to play with all my TF's and GI Joes, and by play I mean smash them into the wall of the house when he was mad at me. I found Shockwave's torso a few years ago, and half a Sweep, the rest were thrown in the garbage when they were only bits.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Yackbacker's mom

    by Bouncy X

    so unless i'm reading wrong..your mom broke/hid your toy simply because you wanted the definition of the word "sentient" ? lol i mean jesus christ, not like its a dirty word or anything and even if it didnt bring it up, u saw it on, strict if i DID read wrong then fine but i'm pretending i didnt :)

  • July 24, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Sorry Yack

    by Phategod2

    But for those things going for 200.00 on ebay and the new masterpiece w/ trailer also retailing for 200. Your on your own but im getting mine.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST


    by malek149

    I dont care if it was true or not (doubted it) but that was the funniest thing i have heard all day, and I wondered if others had all the problems I had in keeping toys with a rage-aholic younger sibling, man I couldn't have anything with him around.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:33 p.m. CST

    the mute girlfriend cheering story

    by moondoggy2u

    is a gas, yack. Very, very funny.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:40 p.m. CST

    re: Yackbacker's mom

    by chiahead

    no joke- I was in a show once, when I called one of the stage managers "ubiquitous" which, for anyone who doesn't know, was a complement and testement to how well he seemed to have all the bases covered. I kid you not, this guy looked at me like I was calling him retarded or something and proceeded to tear me a new one. Unfortunately, the only way I could explain it to him would involve having to acknowledge that he didn't understand the word in the first place, so I couldn't do it without sounding like a total arsehole. How's THAT for freakin sentience? Yackbacker, how do you know you're done going down on your mute girlfriend if she can't scream hallelujah?

  • July 24, 2006, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I like the tagline

    by Chief Redcock

    It kind of makes the posters seem frightening, and I think the point is to establish that the film will be more than a kid-friendly retread of the cartoon (the "More Than Meets The Eye" tagline certainly wouldn't capture that). They're pretty effective posters... they really grab your interest. But if Michael Bay produces a film for once in his career that I actually like, I will be VERY surprised... as cool as this project may seem, you can't escape the fact that Michael Bay sucks.

  • July 24, 2006, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Yackbacker, moondoggy

    by chiahead

    Should it frighten me that I've been spending enough time in TB to actually recognize your SNs? I'm just curious...

  • July 24, 2006, 6:57 p.m. CST

    yackbacker and chiahead

    by moondoggy2u

    First, yack, some of us have children we have to entertain ;). And chia, I'm not sure what you mean by SN, but were I to assume you mean my user name, its not that sad, really. I think between yack, superninja, and myself, we usually write about 100 posts in nearly every thread of interest. By the way, yack, I'll go check out the babylon 5 post. You know, I've never actually been able to sit through an entire babylon 5 episode? Horrible, horrible show, in my crazed opinion.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:12 p.m. CST

    cerebulon - Don't even try to talk shit about ...

    by Lamerz

    Transformers or Thundercats. Fuck that. Those were classic shows. Putting them on par with He-Man?! That's asking for a world of hurt. Screw He-Man, that piece of crap. What kind of a gay place uses a name like Eternia anyway?

  • July 24, 2006, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Yack - your Mom/mute GF story was friggin hilarious

    by Lamerz

    About the site - fuckin Harry needs to fix this shit for IE7 and Vista. The main page looks like ass when you mouse over shit.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:18 p.m. CST

    forthelove, good point.

    by superninja

    This is more misleading marketing selling on nostalgia. They should "update" the logos so at least people know what they're getting into.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:18 p.m. CST


    by malek149

    No offense taken, just wondering if others had experiences like mine. I had a GI Joe troop carrier, held 10-15 Joes, the back folded out into a battle platform, it was neat, any my brother gets pissed, chucks it into the air with all his might, like 20 feet in the air, comes down, smashes and busts all over our walkway, good times, no wait, bad times.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Yack - I'm still all for the GI Joe movie...

    by Lamerz

    That is one that needs to be made. And yeah, it's a Bay/Bruckheimer movie all the way.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Don't knock He-Man. There would be

    by superninja

    no Thundercats without He-Man.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:23 p.m. CST

    IMPORTANT! Once more, for those that don't yet know ...

    by Lamerz

    Don't Fuck With Megatron. Learn it, live it. That's right, bitches. .........

  • July 24, 2006, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Well, my little brother bit the head off of

    by superninja

    my Princess Leia. It was the only girl SW figure I had. They weren't very popular at that point. I had to wait until Empire Strikes back before I could have another. Jerk.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:28 p.m. CST

    superninja - That's like saying there would be no ...

    by Lamerz

    ... Star Trek II without Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Or Star Trek VI without Star Trek V. Or Episode III without Episode II. Just because a piece of crap begets a gem, doesn't make the piece of crap any more palatable.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST

    ... or Batman Begins without Batman and Robin

    by Lamerz

    That was a fuckin turd that prompted a much needed reboot of the franchise! But I digress.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST

    ... or Roddimus Prime without Hot Rod

    by Lamerz

    Oh, wait, they were both turds. My bad. One thing, if Bay kills off Optimus and brings in Roddimus, then fuck the skull of this movie.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:39 p.m. CST

    or Jaws: the revenge without Jaws 3D.

    by moondoggy2u

    wait a minute...

  • July 24, 2006, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Actually G.I.Joe could be fucking huge.

    by Shermdawg

    there are some great arcs from the cartoon and the comics to draw from, plus you could have countless spinoffs and whatnot. Plus, it would a hell of a lot cheaper than Transformers, which, outside of a cartoon, couldn't branch out to live-action tv.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by Mechasheeva

    I wanna know how that line of thinking went. Harrison Ford isn't THAT hairy . . . is he?

  • July 24, 2006, 7:47 p.m. CST

    how is Princess Leah an action figure?

    by moondoggy2u

    I mean, all she does is sit on her ass and wait to get rescued. No kung fu grip, no blaster pistol. Worse, if you got the deluxe leah pack, which came with R2-D2, it looked like she brought along her own personal blue vibrator.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Damn Superninja

    by Phategod2

    your brother was hard core those AF's had tough heads

  • July 24, 2006, 7:52 p.m. CST

    a 1980's christmas scene:

    by moondoggy2u

    "Thank you, mom and dad! This Darth Vader is so cool. Wow! My own Luke Skywalker. Awwwww--han, chewie and...oh my gosh! The millenium falcon!! Yayyy!! And what's in this package? its...hmmmm--princess leah. I guess...yeah... I know--I'll put her in THE EVIL LORD VADER's death star dungeon! And here comes Luke! waaahhh. vvvvvvv. waahhhhh. shhoo shoooo. waahhhh.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by inevitability

    Yeah, that line bothers me because it sounds like AvP. But still Im looking forward to this one.

  • July 24, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by Phategod2

  • July 24, 2006, 8:01 p.m. CST

    yack- while we're confessing...

    by chiahead

    I wanted Quintesson toys so badly (the G1 kind not that Transformers Universe shite) that I made some myself. I had to pause and replay my Five Faces of Darkness VHS like a million times just so i could draw the faces just right. They were so cool too, my home made (excuse me, "custom") Quintessons- They had hollowed egg shell bodies wrapped in surgical guaze, green dental floss tentacles and paper faces. I think that kind of behavior is catagorized as OCD these days. Back then we called it creativity.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Captain Vodka

    by Phategod2

    That sounds like some funny shit I dont know what but Im naming something Captian Vodka.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:06 p.m. CST

    on beowulf et al

    by chiahead

    that sounds like the shiznit yackbacker. you totally have to youtube it. as for getting vhs onto your powerbook, i'm sure there are other ways, but i'd convert the vhs into miniDV, and then dump the DV into a program like vegas video and convert it into other media from there. I did one stop motion movie once (we were on Betamax... asians... sigh...) and it was using old snap together models of Robotech toys. It was kind of lame because there was no plot or dialogue. but it had a kick ass soundtrack. Which, not for nothin, bore a striking resemblance to the Transformers Movie LP. Betamax and vinyl. good times...

  • July 24, 2006, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by chiahead

    I'm 31. I think I was in... fourth or fifth grade when I made those Quintessons... so maybe... 11?

  • July 24, 2006, 8:08 p.m. CST

    when i was a kid, i was pretty heavy into

    by moondoggy2u

    The Mighty Thor comics. So you know what I did, at age 12? I made my own personal Moljiner out of a wooden chair leg, a cardboard box, and two rolls of duct tape. I was worthy--oh yes, I was worthy.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Female Joes

    by Phategod2

    To get off topic for a minute but did anyone find it hard as hell to find Scarelett, lady j, and Covergirl Action Figures. the only female joe i had was Zartana.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST

    And I know what you guys are thinking:

    by moondoggy2u

    No, I didnt use leather for the strap. I used tennis shoe laces.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST

    on a completely unrelated note...

    by chiahead

    another friend of mine, who was more of a Ghostbusters fan than a Transformer one, now owns a cat whom he dubbed Mr. Patel. This is doubly funny when you picture his very Chinese father running around the house after it screaming "Mr. Patel what are you doing???" which, i think was the whole point of naming him that.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I bought a kid Scarlett and Lady J.

    by moondoggy2u

    Only costed me 50 dollars an hour, too--for both of them ;) Pretty good deal, huh?

  • July 24, 2006, 8:13 p.m. CST


    by chiahead

    were you in vegas? because I heard in vegas you could do Lady Jay, Scarlett AND Cover Girl for the same price. Also, did it freak anyone else out knowing that the voice talent for Scarlett was Helen Hunt's mom? And by "freaked out" I mean, "did anyone else ask 'is she hot?'"

  • July 24, 2006, 8:13 p.m. CST

    I always felt bad for asian kids that read comics

    by moondoggy2u

    With names like Clark Kent, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, and the cruelest of all, Reed Richards, I knew there was no way Little Feng Li would be bragging about his collection to his friends.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:17 p.m. CST

    those posters are terrible.. this is terrible marketing

    by Spiderhulk

    This is something about leaving mystery to the film but not showing us one god damn transformer is a big PISS OFF!!! It just shows us they dont know what they're doing and they probably dont even have one all done up yet. I dont care to see megatron, or Optimus until the movie or final trailer... but give us !@#$@#$ING BUMBLEBEE or STARSCREAM OR SOMEBODY!!! FOR FUCKS SAKE!

  • July 24, 2006, 8:19 p.m. CST

    forget comics- try going to Roy Rogers for dinner

    by chiahead

    That was always my personal fave. Or like... learning words from my parents who pronounced them incorrectly without knowing it. Fuckin, I'd go to school and get wedgied for wrapping my sandwich in "aloomi" foil and have no idea why. Alas, we had Bruce Lee and somewhere in there, Transformers originiated in Asia too. Of course when I found out Takara had dumped the stupid designs to the "stupid americans" who then turned them into this kick arse franchise, I was devastated... i went home, sat in front of the TV wth the aloomi foil on the antenna, watched my Betamax Transformer tapes and prayed for Galactus.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:20 p.m. CST

    excuse me, I meant

    by chiahead

    "prayed for Garactus". Obviously. Too soon?

  • July 24, 2006, 8:21 p.m. CST

    actually, I think I meant

    by chiahead

    "played for Garactus" I'm such a rousy typist.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:43 p.m. CST

    If American kids mimic / mock Chinese as being

    by CreasyBear

    just _ing _ang _ong, then what sounds do Chinese kids make when mimicking / mocking the English language? (A deep thought, I know. I'm like that.)

  • July 24, 2006, 8:48 p.m. CST

    they dong mock our language

    by moondoggy2u

    just our appearence and manner ;)

  • July 24, 2006, 8:51 p.m. CST

    They "dong" mock our language?

    by CreasyBear

    Freudian slip, or are you turning Chinese? Personally, I think you're turning Chinese, I really think so.

  • July 24, 2006, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Yack: Asians experimenting with high-radiation?

    by CreasyBear

    Have these people learned nothing from Godzilla?

  • July 24, 2006, 9:21 p.m. CST

    re mocking whitey

    by chiahead

    I, having been self-designated as speaker of all Asians here on the AICN TB, will say this- we generally try not to speak ill of Whitey, we just hit as much of that white poon-tang as we can before settling down with a hot AZN chick who when she turns 30 will still look 18 and all her white friends get all envious... oh wait... that could be just me... lol moondoggy "they dong mock our language" had me crapping my pants- why don't transformers ever speak with accents? You'd think that in their programming they'd glean some vernacular from the humans they see- what know they of misused verb conjugations?

  • July 24, 2006, 9:24 p.m. CST

    They AVP'd it...

    by TheDoctor73

    Sorry to say, but they AVP'd the movie. It's not going to be good. A great teaser is some guy trying to jack a car. The alarm goes off and when the guy turns to run, all the cars in the neighborhood transformed from cars to robots. That is what the teaser should have been... No robots being shown at Comic Con? Geez, Iron Man has been shown. TMNT has been shown. Venom has been shown. Where is the teaser poster featuring Optimus and Megatron?

  • July 24, 2006, 9:40 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    The word that G4 got at Comic Con is that even the people working on the movie won't really see the bots as they will appear in the film until about January - February. Apparently, they are still in the very early stages of production.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    You spend entirely too much time on this site. I order you to go eat something.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:49 p.m. CST

    YackBacker - my pitch:

    by chiahead

    I want to make a porn about a Chinese dude who marries a Jewish girl and call it "Shalom My Concubine". She keeps eating him out but like, a half hour later, she just wants more... *rimshot* Whaddaya think?

  • July 24, 2006, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by moondoggy2u

    the hole "hungry an hour later" joke has been done to death. Personally, I'm rather fond of the kosher inspection jokes, but I digress. Since my wife is jewish and I'm irish, i've had much more sucess with the "good cabbage" routine.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Oh, and as far as asian time warp women go

    by moondoggy2u

    yeah, asian women do seem to live in a bizarro time warp. On the other hand, I see very few asian women who can walk in high heels, let alone require a bra.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Good Cabbage?

    by chiahead

    What's the good cabbage routine?

  • July 24, 2006, 9:58 p.m. CST

    well, it doesnt sound funny

    by moondoggy2u

    when its typed. Basically, you try to pronounce cabbage in the same manner as sabbath.

  • July 24, 2006, 9:59 p.m. CST

    My Christmas from the 80's went something like this...

    by Cadillac Jones

    "Whoa! I'll open the huge gifts first! Transformers! Awesome! A bunch of GI Joe guys?! Cooooool! Now I'll see whats in my stocking..." *rattle-rattle-rattle* "Wow! Socks, Old Spice stick, an orange and...some Go-Bots..."

  • July 24, 2006, 10 p.m. CST

    its just a term that is used to cover all

    by moondoggy2u

    jewish/irish jokes. I've heard them all.

  • July 24, 2006, 10:11 p.m. CST

    A typical 80's christmas for moondoggy:

    by moondoggy2u

    "Son of a bitch! You mean that Optimus Rex or Optical Penis or whatever the hell his name is cost me fifty bucks?? Are you kidding me? Ahhhh SHIT, you charged it?!?! Do you kids have any idea what this will do to my credit?

  • July 24, 2006, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by Cadillac Jones

    Substitute Optimus Rex with 7 complete Anime series boxed sets on DVD at and that was me with my last ex-gf...bitch still hasn't paid that shit off. Fuck...

  • July 24, 2006, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Oy vey Yack!

    by Cadillac Jones

    Hava! Neguila Hava! C'mon...everyone! You know the words!

  • July 24, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    in other news

    by chiahead

    has anyone seen these new "Classics" TF toys on actionhq? if I still bought toys (let's pretend I'm too cool to these days) I'd totally pick up that Hot Rod and Starscream. Not sure how I feel about Prime though...

  • July 24, 2006, 10:26 p.m. CST

    All you guys who think the posters suck . . .

    by Ye Not Guilty

    you can send yours to me. Thanks.

  • July 24, 2006, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Classick Hot Rod, Classic Starscream, masterpiece prime

    by moondoggy2u

    what's the difference? It all translates to 200 dollars in birth control to me ;)

  • July 24, 2006, 10:30 p.m. CST


    by Cadillac Jones

    Because heaven for-fucking-bid a TOY gun get made these days: I hate all you hippy blackfoot patchouli-oil-wearing motherfuckers, just so you all know...

  • July 24, 2006, 10:39 p.m. CST

    can't wait to see what the Bumblebee looks like

    by chiahead

    Yeah, i think they should just make masterpiece versions of everything from now on. :)

  • July 24, 2006, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by chiahead

    i just read your last post to my girlfriend (who is real) and crapped my pants AGAIN!!!!!

  • July 24, 2006, 10:55 p.m. CST

    I love how all the Transformers speak American English

    by Lamerz

    ... even those on Cybertron. And who made the first transformer with AI that developed into sentience? Surely robots didn't evolve from amoeba. Come on, you all know who it was ... it was the same, now long dead, alien civilization that colonized the earth. That's right. That's why most of the transformers are humanoid (except those ungodly Quintessons), and why they spoke english years before they ever reached earth. Boo yaaa.

  • July 24, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST

    YackBacker -

    by chiahead

    Yes... I'd considered that. I thought better than to tell her who we were and what post this was on. However, for record, she's not Caucasian. So we coo. Although she might not appreciate the accent jokes I started... let's just move on. Transformers... yes... transformers....

  • July 24, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Yack you so crazy

    by Phategod2

    please finish that story

  • July 24, 2006, 10:59 p.m. CST

    chiahead - may i recommend Depends for the ...

    by Lamerz

    ... Talkback-related problems with controlling your intestinal tract. A good diaper will catch any crap that leaks out when laughing and you won't have to go throw your clothes in the washer.

  • July 24, 2006, 11:02 p.m. CST

    This brings back memories ...

    by Lamerz

    Anyone ever read the Transformers comic? I remember a two part series on Cybertron, where they melted a bunch of robots in a vat of superhot liquid metal. Kind of a Transformer genocide thing going on. Intense.

  • July 24, 2006, 11:04 p.m. CST

    My g-d, yack. Its as though you already knew me

    by moondoggy2u

    When the unholy presentation of Transformers ends, my beloved mate and I shall journey homeward, quietly contemplating the one true Prime. Though others may have lost their way, we still have each other. We still have tonight. We still have Prime.

  • July 24, 2006, 11:11 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT...

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    For those of you interested in how a truly insane person writes, I highly encourage you all to read zfisk/homewrecker's latest blog entry at:

  • July 24, 2006, 11:14 p.m. CST

    If they did a live action GI Joe ...

    by Lamerz

    ... you know there'd be a scene where Scarlett is captured and Baroness makes (not too overtly) suggestive comments while interrogating her. Then she walks out and Destro says "You enjoyed that too much." Come on, that is so Hollywood. Or a hint that Flint got some from Lady Jaye. You know they would inject some sex (yeah, yeah ...) into GI Joe for ticket sales. Not that it would keep me out of the theater. Especially if Baroness was played by Kate Beckinsale.

  • July 24, 2006, 11:20 p.m. CST

    GI Joe cast...

    by Cadillac Jones

    Duke - Howie Long (couldn't think of anyone better), Flint - Hugh Jackman, Lady Jaye - Ashley Judd, Scarlett - Kate Beckinsale, Snake-Eyes - Ray Park, Roadblock - Shaq; Cobra Commander - Gary Oldman, Destro - Vin Diesel, The Baroness - Monica Bellucci or Catherine Zeta Jones, Tomax & Xamot - Billy Zane

  • July 24, 2006, 11:28 p.m. CST

    for the record

    by BLWiseass

    I too am optimistic. Please note that i avoided the slight temptation to type that as OPTIMUStic. Whew, that was a close one. Anyway, there really has never been a ton of charachter depth to either the autobots or the decepticons. The cartoon was always just a bunch of different episodes involving the decepticons trying to steal earth's energy and the autobots stopping them and both parties shooting wildly with horrible aim and with weapons that would only stun their opponents when they actually hit. Somehow during the feature lentgh movie, their aim got better and their weapons became deadly but who cared because it was giant trandorming robots doing battle and as a child of the 80's i loved every second of it. I expect my brain to hurt when i leave the theater and so long as they don't kill off Optimus within the first 20 minutes of THIS movie i'll leave the theater smiling at the fact that i just saw giant robotos do battle on the big screen without an awful hairband soundtrack

  • July 24, 2006, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Cast Errata

    by Cadillac Jones

    Yak - I'll go with your Duke & Scarlett for sure. I'll stick with the rest of mine, but I forgot Storm Shadow and I had Jet Li as well. Natch.

  • July 24, 2006, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Not bad Caddy ... not bad

    by Lamerz

    Shaq has gotta go though. I like the Gary Oldman as Cobra Commander. Can't see Kate Beckinsale as a redhead. I see her as Lady Jaye or Baroness. Ashley Judd might actually be able to pull off Scarlett.

  • July 24, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Gotta go with Yack for the most part ...

    by Lamerz

    Keifer Sutherland as Duke, Scarlett Johansson as Scarlett, Ving Rhames as Roadblock, Kate Beckinsale as Baroness, Andre Braugher as Destro, Jet Li as Storm Shadow. I like Jackman better as Flint, Snake Eyes - Ray Park, and Gary Oldman as Cobra Commander. Need a good Lady Jaye now....

  • July 24, 2006, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Lady Jaye ...

    by Lamerz

    Maybe Charlize Theron? Famke Janssen?

  • July 24, 2006, 11:45 p.m. CST

    For the record

    by Phategod2

    Stan Bush Rocks your ass off Period.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:16 a.m. CST


    by sokitome

    It's been said that optimus would not be the flatnosed truck but rather the other type due to scale issues. Bay and co did not want magically growing or shrinking physics in their question is how are they gonna do sound wave and the cassettes. I take it now they are not going to be in the movie.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:47 a.m. CST

    They said Soudwave will not be a Cassette Player

    by Phategod1

    and will not be over 4 ft tall

  • July 25, 2006, 12:56 a.m. CST

    they can't make them too big...

    by DarthStallion

    Devastator is supposed to be a tank. It was said that Optimus was a long-nosed semi so that he could be like 50 feet tall when he transformed. If Devastator is that tall, that's going to be one awfully big (and heavy) tank.

  • July 25, 2006, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Optimist Crime

    by Crash Crator

    *****This ad campaign is lazy in its execution. Original logos and a simple, apocalyptic blurb is all we get? There is a certain paranoia that comes with not knowing if the semi-tractor trailer in the adjacent lane is heading to Wal*Mart or is about to transform into a plasma cannon's weapon platform! Do you see where I

  • July 25, 2006, 2:04 a.m. CST


    by PirateEmery

    Yeah... where is the Pirates 3 Comic-con footage? I'd rather get a sniff of that than watch the entirety of this movie.

  • July 25, 2006, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Their war. Our World

    by Spazwankle

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned. But wasn't that the tagline for Aliens Vs Predator?

  • July 25, 2006, 3 a.m. CST

    Here's my rough and rushed outline of a G.I.Joe trilogy

    by Shermdawg

    It would be a trilogy. The first, basic military type picture. Joes vs. Cobra. The second is a aftermath of the battle that closed out one. Cobra Commander was captured, Destro has taken over Cobra. It also deals with the Snake Eyes storyline from the comics somewhat. I'd switch Snake's and Storm Shadow's teams. Snake's would be the brainwashed one and is Destro's personal assassin/bodyguard. Storm Shadow/Scarlett and Stalker go undercover and try to rescue their former squad mate from the ____ war. (They were all Vietnam vets in the comics. And Scarlett was Snake Eye's girlfriend) This film would setup a spinoff flick devoted to Snakes. Speaking of spinoffs, I could really see a Tomax and Xamot tv show. Part three would be a sci-fi flick. Basically adapting the animated movie, but some changing key events. First Pythona is introduced the same way, but is a advisor to Destro not Serpentor. (Serpentor will take Golobius' place as the leader of Cobra-La, and he would be more reptilian, rather than a dude in a snake suit.) The films would have Duke as the main guy in the first with Flint second in command under the overseeing of Gen.Hawk. By the third film, Hawk has moved on to Washington, and Duke and Flint have move up in the ranks respectively. Flint and Lady Jaye get some screentime over the course of the trilogy to set up his death during the attack on the Joe base in part three. (a nod to the Duke scene from the animated flick) Cobra rescues Cobra Commaner and steals the B.E.T. (Broadcast Energy Transmitter) during the attack. The Joes regroup and pursue. They run into Nemesis Enforcer and his army and a group Joes are captured, while others are killed. (It would be nice to give a nod to the S.A.W. Viper incident in which Doc, Quick Kick and six others were killed in the comics.) During the battle, back at Cobra-La, Cobra Commander is put on trial for failing so miserably. And is mutated. (you know what goes down) This would be his second trial in the trilogy, the first being with the Joes. He is put in a cell with the Joes, Roadblock escapes with him, since he knows the way out. By the time they get out, The Commander has turned into a snake. "I wasss onccce a man... Onccce a MAN!!!" *He slithers off* Serpentor reveals his plans with the B.E.T. (It would be a good idea to change the name of the machine, lol) Destro silently objects and when the Joes finally show up, he orders Cobra to join the Joes in defeating Serpentor and Cobra-La. They do, and Destro, The Baroness, and Dr.Mindbender escape.

  • July 25, 2006, 4 a.m. CST

    Currently trying to put together a realistic dream cast

    by Shermdawg

    Since Nemesis Enforcer is a big silent guy, and he has limited scenes, why not Kane? Oh, and I just cut a MAJOR character out of the films, lol. I'm so gonna get yelled at for it too. :P

  • July 25, 2006, 4:51 a.m. CST


    by KnightEternal

    Transformers: Available from Bandai..... I know I would be there on opening night

  • July 25, 2006, 4:54 a.m. CST


    by ShinyKiddicus

    The "standard" Hollywood brushed metal for the icons...don't go over-budget or anything, guys.

  • July 25, 2006, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Rough and rushed G.I.Joe trilogy casting...

    by Shermdawg

    <<<G.I.Joe>>> --- Gen.Hawk: Sam Neill --- Duke: You know, he might not even be needed. In my setup for the trilogy, the only role he would play would be the boyfriend Scarlett leaves once she learns her ex (Snake Eyes) is alive. That and the guy to rally the troops in the final battle of the third film. But that would be the perfect oppurtunity for another character to step up. Most likely Lady Jaye. Imagine, a female Joe leading the biggest battle, and winning! That would be a great angle. Sure Duke is the most recognizable Joe. But Flint was more interesting. So I&#39;d cut him. --- Flint (major): Jeffrey Dean Morgan --- Lady Jaye (major): Milla Jovovich (not exactly happy with that pick, but after spending all night trying to think of someone for this role, I gave up. If Milla was to play her, she&#39;d have to gain some weight, her occasional anoerexic look is not acceptable, nor would any demands of her fiance directing these films.) --- Scarlett (major): Alicia Witt --- Storm Shadow (major): Jet Li --- Stalker (minor): Cuba Gooding Jr. --- Wild Bill (bit role): Jason Lee --- Ship Wreck (bit role): Steve Buscemi --- Dusty (bit role): Barry Pepper --- Doc: Andre Braugher --- Roadblock: Ving Rhames --- Alpine (minor): (I came up short with Alpine and Bazooka. These two would be the comic relief of the trilogy, if you remember the cartoon.) --- Bazooka (minor): (see Alpine) --- Lifeline (bit role): Michael Shanks --- Jinx (minor): Zhang Ziyi --- Beachhead: Some random guy w/ the voice of R.Lee Ermey (him and Sgt. Slaughter are shown in boot camp sequence) --- Sgt.Slaughter (cameo): Sgt.Slaughter --- Gung Ho (bit role): Vince Vaughn ( Him and Major Bludd tangle in a battle scene. Since neither would be major (no pun intended) characters, it would merely serve as a nod to the use of Cobra and Joes in Dodgeball.) --- <<<Cobra>>> --- Cobra Commander (major): Willem Dafoe (Oldman would NEVER do this) --- Destro (major): Laurence Fishburne (No, he&#39;s not Scottish here.) --- The Baroness (major): Claudia Black --- Tomax & Xamot: Julian McMahon --- Dr.Mindbender: Billy Zane --- Major Bludd (bit role): Ben Stiller (see Gung Ho) --- Zartan (minor): Sean Bean --- Snake Eyes (major): Jason Statham --- Serpentor: Arnold Vosloo --- Pythona (major): Rebecca Romijn --- Nemesis Enforcer (minor): Kane

  • July 25, 2006, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Rough and rushed G.I.Joe trilogy casting...

    by Shermdawg

    <<<G.I.Joe>>> --- Gen.Hawk: Sam Neill --- Duke: You know, he might not even be needed. In my setup for the trilogy, the only role he would play would be the boyfriend Scarlett leaves once she learns her ex (Snake Eyes) is alive. That and the guy to rally the troops in the final battle of the third film. But that would be the perfect oppurtunity for another character to step up. Most likely Lady Jaye. Imagine, a female Joe leading the biggest battle, and winning! That would be a great angle. Sure Duke is the most recognizable Joe. But Flint was more interesting. So I&#39;d cut him. --- Flint (major): Jeffrey Dean Morgan --- Lady Jaye (major): Milla Jovovich (not exactly happy with that pick, but after spending all night trying to think of someone for this role, I gave up. If Milla was to play her, she&#39;d have to gain some weight, her occasional anoerexic look is not acceptable, nor would any demands of her fiance directing these films.) --- Scarlett (major): Alicia Witt --- Storm Shadow (major): Jet Li --- Stalker (minor): Cuba Gooding Jr. --- Wild Bill (bit role): Jason Lee --- Ship Wreck (bit role): Steve Buscemi --- Dusty (bit role): Barry Pepper --- Doc: Andre Braugher --- Roadblock: Ving Rhames --- Alpine (minor): (I came up short with Alpine and Bazooka. These two would be the comic relief of the trilogy, if you remember the cartoon.) --- Bazooka (minor): (see Alpine) --- Lifeline (bit role): Michael Shanks --- Jinx (minor): Zhang Ziyi --- Beachhead: Some random guy w/ the voice of R.Lee Ermey (him and Sgt. Slaughter are shown in boot camp sequence) --- Sgt.Slaughter (cameo): Sgt.Slaughter --- Gung Ho (bit role): Vince Vaughn ( Him and Major Bludd tangle in a battle scene. Since neither would be major (no pun intended) characters, it would merely serve as a nod to the use of Cobra and Joes in Dodgeball.) --- <<<Cobra>>> --- Cobra Commander (major): Willem Dafoe (Oldman would NEVER do this) --- Destro (major): Laurence Fishburne (No, he&#39;s not Scottish here.) --- The Baroness (major): Claudia Black --- Tomax & Xamot: Julian McMahon --- Dr.Mindbender: Billy Zane --- Major Bludd (bit role): Ben Stiller (see Gung Ho) --- Zartan (minor): Sean Bean --- Snake Eyes (major): Jason Statham --- Serpentor: Arnold Vosloo --- Pythona (major): Rebecca Romijn --- Nemesis Enforcer (minor): Kane

  • July 25, 2006, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Yay!!! My second double post EVER!!!

    by Shermdawg

    It was weird, I got a "Enternal Service Error" message and then it sent me to "The Phantom Zone". Then I went to other talkbacks and it kept sending me to "The Phantom Zone"! Hmm, did the site crash? or was it just me?

  • July 25, 2006, 8:12 a.m. CST

    You get the feeling they&#39;re taking this too seriously.

    by obi12kenobi

    It is starting to all look a bit silly when you have a serious looking Autobot logo and comments like "There war our world". Trying to make tranformers serious and sinister is probably the wrong approach.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Completely Missed Out...

    by Playhouse

    ...on this TB. Gold, gentlemen. Gold. Carry on.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by Playhouse

    John "Denny" Winchester as Flint? Interesting choice.

  • July 25, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Their Oil Change...Our Oil Embargo

    by Doctor_Sin

    Balderdash and donkeydicks be damned! I forsee many AICNers arrested opening night for pounding the pesky in theaters all across the country. All these yawners will be moaning about Decepticons in their inflatable girlfriend&#39;s ear all.night.long. The backlash cannot stop the Transformernerds from dumping their weekly paychecks (or allowances) into Bay&#39;s bulging, swollen, engorged pocket.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:07 a.m. CST

    EVERYONE on this talkback is missing the point...

    by BV

    These posters aren&#39;t marketing towards us, you dumbasses. They&#39;re for the people that don&#39;t read AICN, or DarkHorizons, or, etc. Everyone here obviously knows there&#39;s a TF movie coming out. But if you didn&#39;t, and you walked into a theater and saw a poster with just an autobot or decepticon logo...I think you&#39;d probably shit yourselves. That&#39;s smart marketing, albeit an obvious technique, and it&#39;s the only thing they NEED to put on a poster to let you know what they&#39;re selling. The reaction you&#39;d get from an "outsider" would be something along the lines of, "HOLY SHIT, THEY&#39;RE MAKING A TRANSFORMERS MOVIE?!?!" That&#39;s what they&#39;re going for here. So don&#39;t act like you wouldn&#39;t want one of these posters hanging up in your bedroom. When the trailer played in front of Pirates, there were at least 3 people directly in front of me that simple went, "OH, NO WAY!" It&#39;s foolish to assume that everyone knows this movie is coming.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Well BV

    by clockpolitiks

    If that is what they are doing, they have done a horrible job. Almost everyone in my theater during pitates 2 laughed when the teaser ended. And also, do you think that a normal run of the mill person will recognize the transformers logo? I dont think so. I bet half the people walk by these posters and ask, "wtf is that?"

  • July 25, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    In best Homer voice "NEEEERRRRDDD!!!"

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    that&#39;s how your suppose to do the elongated nerd.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST

    AvP Tagline

    by Phategod1

    For the First and last time the Tagline was "Who ever wins, we lose".

  • July 25, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by gride9000

    Let&#39;s talk about how Dirk Diggler sings the transformres movie theme in boogie nights! It was his final desprete plee for attention. "You got the touch" Now that&#39;s movie magic!

  • July 25, 2006, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Duke: Simon Baker

    by stlfilmwire

    You know it.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:11 p.m. CST

    this got quality clerks 2 bashing

    by reckni

    one ring to rule them all!

  • July 25, 2006, 12:17 p.m. CST

    for the haters: AVP

    by gride9000

    was the comedy hit of the summer! You think the guys that make this shit takes it seriously. Listen up: MOVIE=FUN. If you watch movies like it&#39;s a heartattack, then you are misguided. It&#39;s about Transforming robots who fight over square lightblubs. Their creators look like some Tool album cover and they have different accents even though they are from outer space. FUNNY, ENTERTAINING AND RIDICULOSSSSS!!! -gride9000

  • July 25, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST

    the other poster...

    by heavenlykid

    ...was better. The transformer eye over looking the earth gives me chills. Plus the teaser trailer on the web site is pretty cool too. I&#39;m looking forward to this one.

  • July 25, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST

    More like "My movie, your money"

    by ScreamingSkull

  • July 25, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Yackbacker, your teacher should&#39;ve failed your ass

    by The Atomic Worm

  • July 25, 2006, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Your Patronage... ...Michael Bay&#39;s Coke Habit

    by Ricky Henderson

    What did Clerks 2 say about the Transformers movie?

  • July 25, 2006, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I&#39;m glad Clerks 2 slagged off the Transformers

    by Col. Klink

    Go play with your Gobots, nerds.

  • July 25, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    "Their War. Your $10"

    by Chet Hudson

    I think this movie will be pretty cool, but I don&#39;t really give two shits about the Transformer "canon". This place is going to be laughable for at least a week after this movie comes out. Grow up, folks -- it&#39;s a movie about alien robots that turn into cars.

  • July 25, 2006, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Can someone PLEASE explain who&#39;s Devastator in this?

    by ganymede2010

    Is it going to be the Constructicons? Or is it going to be a guy named Devastator that transforms into a tank? If it&#39;s the latter that shit is ghey as fuck. Will the real Devastator please stand up!!

  • July 25, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Masters Of The Universe anyone?

    by polyh3dron

    This seems way too similar to that crappy Masters Of The Universe movie with Courteney Cox in it. Our world, their war?? Lots of Human characters being main characters?? Count me out.

  • July 25, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Latest Casting: Dane Cook

    by McGsStepson

    Over on JoBlo they are reporting that Dane "Tourgasm" Cook will now have a role in the film - although it may just be a cameo. But what a "cameo" from a comedian is doing in this film may be an even worse sign.

  • July 25, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST

    clockpolitiks you&#39;re right!!

    by ganymede2010

    Most people laughed at the Transformers Trailer before the Priates 2 screening. Most of the people in the audience were to young to even know what Generation 1 Transformers is. The only recollection they have of the Transformers is the ungoldy Beast Wars. So you&#39;re right, their first marketing attempt has failed miserably. If they would showed an Decepitcon carpet bombing humans, that definately would of brought the house down!

  • July 25, 2006, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    It looks like Devastator is going to be a single character that transforms into a tank. (A tank with two turrets by the way) I just thought the idea of the Constructicons merging into a 150-foot Devastator would be so cool.

  • July 25, 2006, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Some mindless speculation.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    I&#39;ve been thinking that they were not going to use Cullen until they saw all the fan backlash of late. How much you wanna bet the Clooney rumors were true until the week before SDCC?

  • July 25, 2006, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Energon Cubes.

    by Briannicus

    Don&#39;t get me wrong here, the cartoon was pretty decent but was definitely not without it&#39;s flaws. The stories were not "that" varied and I swore that if I heard the words Energon Cubes used one more time in that show I was gonna throw a fit. Now, as far as these posters go, sometimes simple is the best way to go (or maybe y&#39;all would prefer that the studio just blow ir&#39;s load and have a poster with ALL the Transformers there in plain sight.) What do you think would have happened if Roland and Dean had actually decided to SHOW what Godzilla looked like BEFORE the movie was released? I can tell you exactly what would have happened, it would have made ALOT less money. So the tagline might be a tad lame but come on "more Than Meets The Eye" has been around for OVER 2 decades. So maybe all you wanna be critics and jaded fanboys living in your mom&#39;s basement need to lighten up a little. Don&#39;t take this. . .or yourselves so damn seriously. By the way, just because you say something sucks, it doesn&#39;t necessarily make that a fact.

  • July 25, 2006, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Since the Announcement of cullen

    by Phategod2

    I have down graded my hate for this movie. INstead of bootleggin it and giving it away outside the theatre I will just sneak in after seeing spiderman Now turn Prime to a red and blue FF, and hire welker and we&#39;ll talk.

  • July 25, 2006, 5:28 p.m. CST

    "the ungodly beast wars"

    by magic_ninja

    The only people who rag on Beast Wars are the idiots who have never seen the goddamn show. It&#39;s pretty much regarded as the BEST written Transformers series with many G1 references for the old school fans.

  • July 25, 2006, 5:47 p.m. CST

    This movie could be

    by jrclanto

    the next "masters of the universe".

  • July 25, 2006, 6 p.m. CST


    by jegoing74

    I love how a Bananaman speaks British English.

  • July 25, 2006, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Devastor a TANK???? That&#39;s Bullshit!!!

    by ganymede2010

    That was one of distinct advantages the Decepiticons had over the autobots. Once Devastator was formed, pure destruction insued. And it was a long time until the autobots were able to counter Devastator. I&#39;m thinking it was Metroplex, or the Dinobots, I know Bruticus didn&#39;t come along until like the 3rd or 4th season. Anyways, that was a long time ago. I can&#39;t recollect all the facts as accurately as I use to..

  • July 25, 2006, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by Playhouse

    It&#39;s sad when 12 years on people are still quoting Kevin Smith movies as ultimate burns on people both in and outside of the geek community. I&#39;m a fan of Smith but his stuff has gotten mildly diverting at best.

  • July 25, 2006, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by ganymede2010

    I mean that show was friggin garbage! The animation style was a complete eye-soar to watch. Compared to the glorious show that was bestowed upon us in the 80&#39;s. It seem like they combined visionaires and transformers, then called it beast wars!! I&#39;m not trying to debase your opinon of the show, i&#39;m just sharing mine:)

  • July 25, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by Phategod2

    Are kidding Man the Dinobot were formed to combat Devistator then Megs came up with the stunticon to frame the autobots for crap then they came out with the aerielbot Starscream made the Combaticons to take out both Megs and prime with bruticus. Till they turned on him.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    ...would have made short work of Devastator considering the fact that he was a FUCKING CITY. Hell, even Omega Supreme would have eaten ol&#39; Devastator&#39;s lunch.

  • July 25, 2006, 8:57 p.m. CST

    What would&#39;ve made great teaser posters...

    by Southpaw Samurai

    Since pictures of the vehicles have already been leaked, why not do a couple of posters with said cars (one per poster or so) and have their shadows be their normal robot modes with the tag "More Than Meets the Eye". It would be teasing, it&#39;d still leave vague robot forms that fans would speculate over like crazy, it would even potentially entice a few people who are unfamilar with Transformers to consider why the cars have weird shadows....

  • July 25, 2006, 9:03 p.m. CST

    The only thing that could mess with

    by Phategod2

    Metroplex was Tripticon.

  • July 25, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST


    by jegoing74

    There is no way he would show up. It takes Five gestalt members to form this guy, that is alot of CGI work.

  • July 25, 2006, 9:47 p.m. CST

    more on Devastator

    by DarthStallion

    Actually it took six Constructicons to make Devastator. All the rest of the gesalts only took five, if I&#39;m not mistaken. Remember, there was a storyline that the Constructicons used to be good and were actually friends with Omega Supreme, then Megatron turned them bad, they pissed off Omega, and Omega chased them through the universe until he eventually got to Earth. I always wanted to see a size comparison between the gestalts like Devastator and Superion, with the likes of Metroplex, Fortress Maximus, and Tripticon.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:06 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    If I remember right, the Autobots had Superion, Defensor, and Computron. The Decepticons had Devastator, Menasor, Bruticus, Predaking, and Abominus. Was that all of them? I know by the third season these things were all over the place. That&#39;s why Ican&#39;t believe they wouldn&#39;t put at least one of them in the movie.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Yes, these posters are for people who

    by superninja

    aren&#39;t TF fans. Tee hee. That was funny!

  • July 25, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Southpaw Samurai

    by superninja

    That was kind of my line of thinking as well. I still think a much better teaser would&#39;ve been showing a car messing with the human driver, only showing the human&#39;s expression. Instead, the lame Mars Rover bit that indicates TF are from Mars or they hate being spied at on Mars. Which really doesn&#39;t make sense, either way.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    You could count skylynx

    by Phategod2

  • July 25, 2006, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Maybe Megatron should have a robotic

    by superninja

    mustache. You know, to make him more expressive?

  • July 25, 2006, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I have to admit seeing Devastator would

    by superninja

    be extremely cool. Cool enough to almost make you forgive the rest of the movie (SupermanReturnsschuttlesave). Almost, but not quite.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Ninja Please!!!

    by Phategod2

    That looked stupid on Wreck-Gar.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:30 p.m. CST

    or how...

    by DarthStallion

    Alpha Trion&#39;s mustache and beard got longer as he got older.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Or how robots have girlfriends, even though

    by superninja

    they&#39;re asexual.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Phate, I am ready to pretend that TF: The Movie

    by superninja

    ended when Prime died. I could do without the rest of it.

  • July 25, 2006, 10:35 p.m. CST

    speaking of that...

    by DarthStallion

    in "The Rebirth" it seemed like little daniel and RC had something going on. That was just creepy. "I feel like we&#39;re a part of each other, RC!"

  • July 25, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST

    There was one episode called

    by superninja

    The Girl Who Loved Powerglide. Yikes. I don&#39;t even remember that one.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Nothing from the teaser trailer will be incorporated into the movie. Nothing. That has been made official by Bay himself. -- As for TF: The Movie, I think it goes immediately downhill after Prime&#39;s death and Megatron&#39;s transformation via Unicron. Everything up to that point with the G1 centered characters is fairly decent. Afterwards, it&#39;s a different story.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Superninja, you know Prime came back right?

    by Doc_Strange

    I can&#39;t believe a lot of supposed TF fans never saw the two parter: Return of Optimus Prime. Those had to be the two greatest Transformers episodes throughout the entire run. Not only did it bring back the real Prime permanently (no more rodimus, thank God), but it did so ass-kickingly with The Touch righteously playing at the end. In my opinion, this is how Transformers: The Movie should have ended.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Yes, I know Prime came back, Doc.

    by superninja

    But it was never the same after they killed him in my opinion. Hey, Gaius, I know Bay is not including the trailer stuff, but it still makes absolutely no sense.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Superninja and Doc Strange

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    The teaser trailer was just supposed to announce to the general public that the movie was coming out next year. -- Doc Strange: there was another episode after Prime came back that dealt with the creator of Unicron. He had built another planet-eater (this one out of energy) that he thought he could control...unlike Unicron. I don&#39;t really remember what happened except that the animation for that particular show was more on par with the movie&#39;s animation. Not always great but way better than the usual stuff.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Dude, I get the point of a teaser.

    by superninja

    But why not just tease something along the lines of the actual story you&#39;re going to be telling? That&#39;s all. They had a chance to really shut up the naysayers. You know that&#39;s when all of the real pessimism began about this film.

  • July 25, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    I thought the series (in America anyway) went from the two-parter "The Return of Optimus Prime" right into the three-parter "The Rebirth"?

  • July 25, 2006, 11:37 p.m. CST

    The next logical step is a Transformers

    by superninja

    prequel, starring Matt Damon.

  • July 26, 2006, 12:22 a.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius

    I&#39;m not sure. Was "The Rebirth" about the planet-eater?

  • July 26, 2006, 12:32 a.m. CST

    It was about the plasma energy chamber...

    by DarthStallion

    Galvatron wants to steal the key to this chamber where the original Transformers were supposedly forged. The plasma energy shoots a bunch of Autobots across the galaxy to Nebulos, where the whole idea of Headmasters and Targetmasters gets started. A couple of toy product lines started from this three-part series all by itself.

  • July 26, 2006, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I loved the movie even after Prime dies

    by Phategod1

    Like Unicron "youre bargaining posture is highly dubious, proceed on you way to oblivion" Or Starscreams death "megatron is that you, Here&#39;s a hint" or the battle for power on astrotrain "No one call soundwave unchosimatic" Or that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you realize Prime is not coming back Till all are one my ass. I didnt cry at the end of the movie cause i was made of "sterner stuff" but looking back I have to applaud the ballsy move of killing the main character, If GI Joe only had the stones to put duke out of his misery.

  • July 26, 2006, 1:22 a.m. CST

    were Spoiled

    by Phategod1

    I think Raimi&#39;s "teaser" spoiled the hell out of think back to the Hulk Teaser all we got was him in house turning a little green. same thing goes with

  • July 26, 2006, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Gauis I thought the Quintisons created Unicron?

    by ganymede2010

    If my memory servers me correctly. That was explained during the return of Optimpus Prime series.. Correct me if I&#39;m wrong.

  • July 26, 2006, 7:41 a.m. CST

    The original movie scared the bejezus out of me

    by BLWiseass

    Granted i was 5 at the time but it was pretty intense watching pretty much every transformer whose toy you owned get killed to make way for new toys. Still i love that damn movie.

  • July 26, 2006, 8:04 a.m. CST

    They need to filter Cullens voice in the film.

    by Shermdawg

    Optimus should not be heard breathing. Also, I know this has probably been answered a billion times, but...What is the origin of Cybertron/The Transformers? Did they ever reveal who created them? Who is their god? Oh and please don&#39;t tell me it was some other robot/machine, because some one had to create that too. Creation vs. Evolution won&#39;t fly here. :P

  • July 26, 2006, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by Mr Nice Gaius -- Unicron was created by Primacron. Here is a link to Wikipedia that will get you started. -- Darth Stallion: this guy (Primacron) and the energy planet-eater are in the episode I was thinking of.

  • July 26, 2006, 11:33 a.m. CST

    The Creator of the Transformers

    by Buddha Prime

    Was explained in this 2 parter I just saw. It is this Energy ball that talks and says things like "Before Cybertron... I was (kind of like Yoda talk)," that has remained deep in Cybertron needing this key ( that Megatron later uses back on earth to try and make Earth the 2nd Cybertron). Optimus Prime&#39;s creator (this old bearded Autobot) merged with this ball (name escapes me). Megatron created these Stunticons and Optimus created these new Jet Autobots in this story as well. I can&#39;t wait to see how Optimus Prime will look in the new movie. I think it will make or break it for me.

  • July 26, 2006, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Transformers Genesis

    by Wolvereen

    Actually, if anyone cares.... Per the comics (which I consider more canon than the cartoon), the creation story was something to this effect. Unicron & Primus were entities locked in an eternal struggle since the beginning of time. The first clash between Unicron and Primus came when Unicron succeeded in his goal of consuming the universe. As he slumbered in the void, he hadn&#39;t been thorough enough - tiny fragments of the universe remained, and reacted with each other, creating the Big Bang that bore the current universe. The universe grew around Unicron, and when he awoke, he did not question it, and merely began to consume it again. The sentient core of the universe responded by creating a guardian to battle Unicron - and this was Primus. The infant universe shook and quaked from the ferocity of their battles, and Primus was eventually forced into a desperate gamble. He shifted the battle to the astral plane, where he fared no better, and then returned them to the physical universe - but instead of allowing them to materialise in their energy forms, he entrapped both Unicron and himself in two metallic asteroids. Primus at the heart of Cybertron Enlarge Primus at the heart of Cybertron Unicron would not be stopped, psionically shaping his asteroid into a massive metal world, and then into a gargantuan robot. Primus, however, elected to create a race of guardians to defend the universe against Unicron, transforming his own asteroid into a metal world - Cybertron, and on that world, he gave birth to the Transformers, bestowing the race with his distilled genetic Matrix. So Primus slumbered, shutting himself down to hide the world from Unicron, until the time came. The time came in 1991, when Primus was briefly awakened by a stray laser blast in the middle of a battle at the planet&#39;s core. He screamed once, before falling back to sleep, but the scream echoed across existence, reaching Unicron&#39;s ears. Unicron headed for Cybertron, sending his herald, Galvatron ahead of him, but Galvatron proved treacherous, and awakened Primus, who possessed the body of Emirate Xaaron and brought all the Transformers to Cybertron before Unicron destroyed him. Subsequently, Optimus Prime used the Matrix to destroy Unicron.

  • July 26, 2006, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Michael Ironside?

    by Childe Roland

    I totally missed out on the good stuff in this talkback. I don&#39;t see Ironsides as Ironhide, though. His voice is too menacing and, especially after Heavy Metal 2000 and his turn in Justice League as Darkseid, I can&#39;t imagine him voicing anything but pure evil. Weird about his cinematic disarmings. I hadn&#39;t noticed that trend. How is it possible that with such an obvious limb-loss fetish he wasn&#39;t cast in the Star Wars prequels (where I think I saw more hands lost than the last time I played Texas Hold&#39;Em). These posters are truly unspectacular, but I&#39;m still riding high on the Cullen casting announcement. Bay could still fuck this up, but good...but I&#39;m willing to extend the benefit of the doubt.

  • July 26, 2006, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Screw other transformers! No one beats the Dinobots!!!

    by J-Dizzle

    Tell Grimlock about petro-rabbits!!!

  • July 26, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Childe Roland

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    I&#39;m surprised no one disussed my suggestion of Michael Wincott for a Transformer&#39;s voice. As for Ironside...did he lose any limbs in "V"? -- And I&#39;m still optimistic about this movie...but it&#39;s up to Bay to keep it that way.

  • July 26, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST


    by DarthStallion

    I completely forgot he lost both his arms in "Total Recall", when he and Arnold are fighting on the platform near the end of the movie! As for Michael Wincott, I think he&#39;s cool, but you need the visial effects to go with him because he just looks like a bad guy. With his voice...what is this? A Decepticon with smoker&#39;s hack?

  • July 26, 2006, 5:24 p.m. CST

    That "Total Recall" thing tears it...

    by Childe Roland

    ...Ironside NOT being cast as at least a lower tier interim Sith Apprentice in the Prequels was a tragedy. He should have been the first guy to come to mind when Lucas was writing all of those unhandings (and what was up with that recurring motiff, anyway? Do you suppose George&#39;s mom threatened him with such things every time she caught him rubbing one out?).

  • July 26, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST

    And is it safe, now, to say...

    by Childe Roland

    ...that Michael Ironside has a "truly disarming" screen presence? I think he also got his head chopped off in that utterly pointless Highlander sequel where he was channeling Clancy Brown&#39;s Kurgan (only to have Brown&#39;s Lex Luthor help undo him years later in if fate or some cosmic casting agency were somehow trying to balance things out).

  • July 26, 2006, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Buddha Prime

    by Shermdawg

    But who created the energy ball? Did they ever reveal what biological species (man/alien/etc.) created it, hence creating the Transformers? For instance, man created the Voyager probe, which became V&#39;ger, which became that cloud thingy in the first Star Trek flick.

  • July 26, 2006, 9:55 p.m. CST

    The energy ball was known as.....

    by Doc_Strange

    Vector Sigma in the cartoon.

  • July 26, 2006, 10:25 p.m. CST

    "As long as they cast Cullen..."

    by Immortal_Fish

    "...they could have (insert rediculous anything here) and I&#39;d still be there opening night." Really? Will ya truly be that enthused? Maybe, yet not as proportionately disappointed as you will be exiting the theatre. I wanna know TB account names *now*. Can&#39;t wait to pull a reverse FF on your collective asses. Cullen&#39;s voice -- however welcome -- does nothing to derail this trainwreck in the making. Have any of you researched to find out exactly how much of a speaking role Prime plays in this film? Singerman had more lines than Optimus will. Cullen&#39;s contribution will only tarnish your memories of the G1 cartoon. You will come to think of this as Ang Lee&#39;s Hulk, only there will be absolutely zero subtext to sift through on repeat viewings. The only memory you will take from Cullen&#39;s involvement is the line he spoke just before something &#39;sploded real good. Once again, "They could have (insert rediculous anything here) and I&#39;d still be there opening night." Ain&#39;t it cool?

  • July 26, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    This movie

    by Turd Furgeson

    Has one week to make back it&#39;s budget, then it&#39;s going to get KILLED by Harry Potter.....

  • July 27, 2006, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Hey Shermdawg...

    by Childe Roland

    ...I heard that, before he died, Rodenberry indicated that, in his mind, V&#39;Ger went on to create the Borg. Kind of a cool concept, no? Too bad the movies never ran with it.

  • July 27, 2006, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by Mr_Satan

    Really? I thought they came from Robocop having sex with that one pink autobot.

  • July 28, 2006, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Well, clockpolitiks...

    by BV

    ...I would hope anyone who spent their childhood would remember the toys they played with. Males 20-30 ARE the target audience for this film, you know? I can&#39;t imaging too many people really desiring to see this film who don&#39;t know what Transformers are. That&#39;s why this Talkback has about 3 billion nerds frothing at the mouth about changes to the film. And hell, Michael Bay didn&#39;t even WRITE this movie. Bitch at the writers.

  • July 28, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST

    *spent their childhood in the 80&#39;s

    by BV