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From the International Poster Arena comes... John Cassavetes' TRANSFORMERS!!!

Published at: May 25, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here... if you get the above headline - and the posters below and actually laugh - CONGRATS - cuz it's me having fun with Robot faces. Below we have 3 International Posters for Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS. I really prefer these straight on shots to the profiles of the domestic release posters. And I hear there is one more International Poster that is kinda STAR WARS-y that's yet to debut. Dagnabbit! Also - if you catch the MTV MOVIE AWARDS - you're gonna see a new scene from the film. Meanwhile - for those of you, like me, that are dying for the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE's Mega-Uber-Supreme Advance Screening of TRANSFORMERS with ROBOSAURUS eating cars and spewing out 60 ft of flame into the sky... well look no further than the Alamo Drafthouse's Own Page about it! It's going to rock like you won't believe! Now - here are these posters!



















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  • May 25, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Sweet

    by Aloy

    I'm almost convinced

  • May 25, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Really?

    by charon

    Nothing I've seen yet makes me want to see this film, these posters included

  • May 25, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I like the U.S. versions better

    by jimmy_009

    I do not get the joke though. Guess Im not on the inside of this one.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Cool!

    by duct tape wallet

    Cool!

  • May 25, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    yawn

    by dirkadirkadirka

    who cares about this movie

  • May 25, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    why does megatron have teeth?

    by Magic Rat

    like, huh?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    This movie doesn't exist

    by gottaeat

    It's all a marketing ploy for the new jack black movie.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Bumblebee's face = modelled on a gimp suit?

    by Mullah Omar

    "Bring out the VW gimp!"

  • May 25, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Megatron's Nose Ring

    by Flaggg

    Is Megatron a bull or just EMO?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Ohhh, and DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!

    by Flaggg

    ha!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Johnny Five Alive!

    by Flaggg

    Bumblebee looks like the Short Circuit robot wearing a yellow hardhat! haha

  • May 25, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    This movie still doesn't exist

    by gottaeat

    It's still all a marketing ploy for the new jack black movie.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I really can't wait for this, but ...

    by modlight

    The autobots eyes make them look like they are lost and confused, and why would megatron need sharp teeth?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Hey, he almost looks like the old Megatron!

    by rev_skarekroe

    How 'bout that!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    PRIME LOOKS AMAZING.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I love the detailing. I still think Megatron is a little busy but what ya gonna do?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    RE: "why does megatron have teeth?"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Uh, why do any of them have noses? You know, like in the cartoon?

  • May 25, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I get it.

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Now if someone can slip in Seymour Cassell over Optimus Prime's face (but with mouth gaurd intact), we'll have a winner.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Damn it, Megatron. You always have to be a dick.

    by LordEnigma

    Seriously, dude, being a PROTOFORM is lame. Why dont you be a tank or something? Wouldnt you want to be a tank? "Maybe." No, you want to be a tank, dont you? "Yeah." So why dont you become a tank. "Im scared." It's okay Megatron. Everything will be fine. Now go scan that WWI tank. Go on. "Are you sure? This tank looks a bit old." No, it's state of the art. "Okay. I'll do it." [SCAN] "Im a TANK!" You are a crappy outdated tank, that will make it easy for Prime to do this. "Do what?" [MEGATRON GOES FLYING] PRIME: "NOW YOU THE FUCK OUT!"

  • May 25, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    TOO RUSTIER!!!!!!!!!

    by ludmir88

    Please someone Pimp my Bumblebee!!!!!!!!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Bumblebee looks like a deer caught in the headlights.

    by brokentusk

    "Fuck! You scared me."

  • May 25, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Oh, and the posters are awesome.

    by brokentusk

    I love the attention to detail and that they aren't all shiny and new (you see that, Lucas?).

  • May 25, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    brokentusk

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Bumblebee looks like he's been "pwned" in that shot.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by brokentusk

    Totally. It also looks like someone's just stuck something up his exhaust.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Maybe Bumblebee is...

    by ludmir88

    looking at Michael Bay. Or remembering the traumatic filming process with him.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    man. I wish they looked like this in the old cartoon

    by Datascream

    then I probably would have watched the show. Goes to show Michael Bay has a better head on his shoulders then the original creators. "Let's make giant boxes that turn into stuff!" "great idea!" Old and busted: 80's Transformers. New Hotness: Bay's Transformers. Suck it purists...

  • May 25, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    KNOCK not NOW but...

    by LordEnigma

    Why would anyone expect or assume Harry would do a Star Wars article? He's a KING KONG fan. That's where his heart lies. That's what he's all about, and this explains everything about this site and Star Wars. Outside of McWeeny, nigh a one of the people here, are a true Star Wars fan. Especially that fucker Herc with his hatred of Return of the Jedi. The filthy bastard.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Megatron have teeth because ...

    by ludmir88

    Shia is in it's menu in the movie!!!!!!!!! And i just saw that star wars like poster and looks cool but just a glimpse. the image it's on Hasbro.com but it's part of a product package. I don't remember what product is but it's ok.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    I'd prefer a scale picture of one of these huge guys

    by Novaman5000

    with a tiny person at their feet. Maybe an action shot of optimus and megatron fighting while a tiny person flees underneath them. Just something besides headshots... it's pretty uninteresting.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Megatron DOES look like the Gen 1 version...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    First recognizable shot of him I've seen. Too bad it hasn't been this easy to see his face in the numerous other promo images so far... it'd go a LONG way towards making the fans warm up to Bay's version.<p>It still stinks that this "evil" robot can't transform into something destructive like a laser rifle or a hydrogen bomb to cause more havok, though. Poser.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    we need a high res pictures of those

    by ludmir88

    very HIGH RES!!!

  • May 25, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Same as before

    by Bad Movie Year

    It doesn't matter which way you show those designs Bubblebee and Megatron look absurd and Prime looks alright. I'm still hoping for at least 30 minutes of explosions to take my mind off it.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Die Don Murphy, Die.

    by Horseflesh

    Looking forward to having a MST3K field day on your next cinematic turd, as always. After downloading it of course.

  • May 25, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    meltedfacetoht

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nice, first of the Hater Brigade. I'll take a stab at your "talking points":<P>1) I have NO problem identifying the individual robots. But I've noticed this tired excuse from people who are bitching about not getting near-replicas of the G1 cartoon designs.<P>2) We know the script has retained the overall plot and several noted scenes. Believing that nothing has been changed since the "draft", is silly and ignorant of the screenwriting process.<P>3) Regarding Bay and Murphy, they weren't the only ones who had a hand in this "pie".<P>4) Using a Volkswagon for Bumblebee was NOT an option. VW would not allow their product to be used in the presumed violent context of the movie. And since Megatron is generally considered to be the most powerful and feared Decepticon, one might consider that every part of his being is essentially a weapon. I suppose that's just one way of looking at it with your imagination instead of offering a lame-o "giant robot that doesn't eat" remark. (Conversely, I'm still waiting for one of the diehard G1ers to explain to me why they had noses in the cartoon.)

  • May 25, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    bumblebee....

    by Bouncy X

    ok so his voice got damaged so he cant talk right? then what does he have a speaker for a mouth if he used to be able to speak? what they thought "hey, ur voice is damaged, lets cover ur lips with a speaker cuz one day you might be on earth and become a car and use its radio to talk" yeah...retarded. but i'm not basing the movie, i think it looks awesome and i cant wait but i was just wondering that. posters are nice too.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Why Noses - The Devi;'

    by Harry Weinstein

    A robot that doesn't eat could

  • May 25, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Why Noses - The Devil's Advocate

    by Harry Weinstein

    Vapor analysis. Teeth are for food. Vapor analysis is useful in many situations. Forgive my earlier typo.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Harry Weinstein

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Noses are for "vapor analysis". Ha! Fair enough. Still doesn't explain why an ALIEN robot would need a distinctly human facial feature. But with that in mind, teeth can be used for biting and tearing.<P>I guess it all boils down to how anthropomorphic you want your robots to be.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    meltedfacetoht

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I think Harry Weinstein and I may have beat you to it. Instead, maybe you can answer why some of the robots in the cartoon (and comics) had beards...

  • May 25, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Ah yes, all you "anti-plants"...

    by Boober

    Let your board pseudo-intellectual elitism shine! That Prime is great. OH NOEZ, I AM ARE A PLANT! To all the haters out their..."Wah". Take your Photosynthesis witchhunt elsewhere, its tired. Old and Tired.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    the eyes... THE TERRIBLE EYES!!!!

    by Pope Zero

    red eyes: MUST be evil! EVIL i tells ya!

  • May 25, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I'm just wondering.......

    by Briannicus

    Are you REALLY having that much of a problem telling the bots apart or is it just that you want G1 SO bad that you refuse to accept the fact that things need to be changed once in awhile.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Transformer eye color....

    by Briannicus

    Sooooooo....for anyone bitching about Megatron having red eyes, take a look at the old series, he had red glowing eyes and the autobots traditionally had blue eyes. WOW, what a concept.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    meltedfacetoht.

    by TheGreenStyle

    you're just a moron, admit it. "teeth to fight?" that like saying every feture of a TF's body is designed to fight. and your next point refuses that.<br> <br> Okay, how about this one? be it the designs on a butterfly's wings, or the stripes on a tiger, or the feathers of a peacock, in nature, many animals have features designe SOLEY to make them appear more dangerous and formidable than they are. It's a very common evolutionary trait. Megatron's teeth may not be functional the way a human's are, but if they help make him look like a bad ass, and intimidate enemies to not fight him, they certainly serve a purpose.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Looks cool, but...

    by fractureJonze

    ... one word taglines are sooooo "Idiocracy".

  • May 25, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    You're welcome for calling you a moron!

    by TheGreenStyle

    Like the man says, this is AICN baby! Don't dish the Shit out if you aint ready to take 5X back!<br> <br> Oh, and the swimming pool autobot is Ironhide. Even so, let's look at some other comic adaptions. You can't honestly tell me that Hackman's Luthor, Neeson's Ra's Al Ghul, Murphey's Scarecrow, or Dafoe's and Franco's Goblins were recognizable, can ya?

  • May 25, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Gobots are transformers are Gobots

    by TheGreenStyle

    Transformers pwned gobots long ago by buying them out. Gobots is a subline of Transformers now. besides, the movie designs don't look like gobots anyway.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    HATERS LOSE

    by FreeFingers

    PLANTS WIN LANDA SUCKS

  • May 25, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    The real reason they want this movie to fail.

    by TheGreenStyle

    Is because if it succeeds, fanboys lose everything they've fought for. The whole "Adaptions need extreme fidelity to source material" argument that fans have been pounding into the pavement for Superhero moves, which Hollywood has finally been listening to, gets shot to hell. If an adapted film can change a lot of the details and rock, then anyone can come in and put their personal stamp on whatever character they want. and that will be seen as a good thing again.

  • May 25, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by photoboy

    Those designs are just fucking terrible. Michael Bay loses.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    From Star Wars to this; how far we have fallen

    by Pdorwick

    ...sigh...

  • May 25, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Absolutely no personality

    by ebolamonkey

    The FX look cool, the explosions look huge, but these portraits go a long way to defining what I felt was lacking in the trailer - I still have zero read on them as characters. They're just effects. I wonder if Bay stripped them of their personalities by trying too hard to make them tech-y cool.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Autobot emblem doesnt fit now...

    by StrokerX

    with the rest of the design. It's got the old school flava, on these stylisticly different designs and it's just....well...megatron sucks!

  • May 25, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    but for real...

    by StrokerX

    know what i'm sayin?

  • May 25, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    John Cassavetes?

    by SuperMikeChu

    I don't get it. Either I'm ignorant or the reference is too forced. I'm guess it's more of the later than the former.

  • May 25, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    july 4 needs to hurry up

    by huggerorange

    july 4 needs to hurry up

  • May 25, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    this full length

    by huggerorange

    this full length Transformers scene before POTC 3..Is it showing in theaters here in the U.S.?

  • May 25, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    maybe, well whos seen POTC 3

    by huggerorange

    maybe, well whos seen POTC 3 in here??? I doubt the scene is available here, they always make a big deal when anything new is released on Transformers..I think the movie is coming out overseas before jul4..something like the 29th of june for the U.K.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    so..how many pounds does a

    by huggerorange

    so..how many pounds does a movie ticket cost over there?

  • May 25, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    The John Cassavetes reference...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...refers to Cassavetes' 1968 film "Faces". In that film, our "faces" were Gena Rowlands, Semour Cassel, John Marley, etc. In Harry's post, the "faces" were of the Transformers. Film geek humor at its most obscure. Cassavetes' film is one of the earliest American independent films ever made, and Cassavetes himself is considered the "father of American independent cinema". It's funny that in the film "Faces", Seymour Cassel does an impersonation of a robot, referring to the way we sometimes live our lives in a programmed mechanical way. So maybe Harry was even referring to that. Film geek humor at its most obscure. However, if John Cassavetes had actually made a "Transformers" movie, about a quarter into the movie, the Autobots and Decepticons would probably question their reasons for beating each other up after Ironside blows a gasket, and start doubting the choices they've made up to this point. They'd all make up, and throw a mad obnoxious robot party on Earth while getting drunk off WD40 and ethanol. Young Bumblebee would die after overdosing on diesel, and after finally realizing that there are consequences to their actions, they'd all depart Earth to go back to their miserable middle class lives on Cybertron and their uhappy Transformer wives who they stopped loving years ago.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Is it me or are these posters ripping off the Spiderman

    by Chishu_Ryu

    movie posters? Seems odd that a bunck of Gobot rejects from outer space would be checking out the outstanding view from the Empire State building. Figure they'd have better things to do...

  • May 25, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    interesting

    by spacebatman

    interesting

  • May 25, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Gabrial Grey

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Why are you shouting?

  • May 25, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Not a reference to HP Gabriel

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Stop yelling/shouting. It's considered rude to type in all caps as it indicates yelling/shouting.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    let me guess

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    The fanboys will only be pleased if the movie was "true" to the material. You know: 280ZX's, minivans, MAC Trucks, Walther P-38's, a boom box with a cassette player...

  • May 25, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Like I said before, Cassavetes

    by Lour Reed luvs Frank Zappa

    Couldn't make an action movie! The metaphor here is about as close as you're gunna get. He'd probably be in the peanut gallery with Godard yelling about how film is and has been dead for oh I don't know, 15 or so years.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I'm going out on a limb here and

    by ATARI

    saying the fourth one will be Destroy with Starscream.<br> <br> I didn't say it was a long limb :-)

  • May 25, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Megatron looks like

    by S-Mart shopper

    the bastard child of the Guyver and a Critter.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Garth Imus returns?

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Or perhaps another poor victim of F.A.S.?

  • May 25, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Prime looks cool, the other two look like crap.

    by superninja

    The other two like look like they aren't vegetarians, if you get my drift. Anyway, the reaction to the new trailer attached to POTC3 was apprehensive with a wait-and-see vibe. So, I'm sure it will make money.

  • May 25, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    C.H.U.D. II is on IFC

    by S-Mart shopper

    Bud

  • May 25, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    For the most part, the film looks good when it

    by superninja

    shows the robots because they are technically impressive. Although you can't tell what they are or where their faces are located (save Prime) only that they apparently transform and blow crap up. And the "I'm not getting you a Porche" joke works. The rest of it looks like cut scenes from any other Bay movie. The script is lame.

  • May 25, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Megatron is Seymour Cassel

    by Lour Reed luvs Frank Zappa

    its obvious

  • May 25, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Isn't it Gabriel Gray

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    not Gabriel Grey?

  • May 25, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    What the heck does Megatron become?

    by aboriginal

    Wasn't he a gun? Did we see him in his other form in the trailers? I am diggin' this, but a shameless Chevy promo for the new Camaro detracts a little bit - just a little.

  • May 26, 2007, midnight CST

    oh, yeah . . . did Bioncles rip off the look?

    by aboriginal

    Those little icons from the Transformer originals - shields, crests, whatever you'd like. Lego Bionicles. Hmmm, where's the originality anymore?

  • May 26, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    youre losing it gabriel

    by huggerorange

    youre losing it gabriel

  • May 26, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Too metalic!

    by mistergreen

    Is it me or do these robots have too much metal on them?

  • May 26, 2007, 1:02 a.m. CST

    You said "bump?"

    by Subovon

    <p class=MsoNormal>Concerning the link to the <st1:place w:st="on">Alamo</st1:place> press release: did anyone else giggle at the lines that read that if you buy a $75 VIP ticket to this event, you get “free” pop-corn and soda? HA! What a fun little marketing world we live in.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>This isn’t a gripe, thought, it does sound like a great deal to me, even if nothing is free. It’s when I read stuff like this that I wish I lived in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Austin</st1:place></st1:City>. I mean, it doesn’t happen very often, I’m much more of an art and theatre freak, and that’s why I don’t live in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Austin</st1:place></st1:City>, but what a cool city, and what a cool event. I also love the South Lamar location. The Godfather Pizza is covered in shredded basil leaves, and they have <span class=SpellE>Spaten</span> on draft. Best damn theater in the world – until the downtown location opens at the Ritz? (We’ll see… will the pizza measure up?)</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Note to the Alamo folks: could you please, please, please, build a theatre inside the loop in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Houston</st1:City></st1:place>? Common!</p>

  • May 26, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @ Optimus Mug Shot!!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    What a goof!

  • May 26, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Not Since "The Phantom Menace"....

    by uss cygnus

    Will a film go down in infamy as much as this one.

  • May 26, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Micheal bay says:

    by Mr_X

    Infamy! Infamy! these retarded fanboys have it in for me. fuck em, i say!

  • May 26, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    So how long until...

    by photoboy

    ... words gets around that TINO is complete shit and it's about a load of scrap metal that falls to Earth looking for some fucking glasses that just happen to be in Shia The Beef's possession?

  • May 26, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    MAN IN SUIT!

    by CuervoJones

    I prefer Gamera movies. Sorry.

  • May 26, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    HARRY: Taiwan Poster is kinda Starwars-y...

    by moobit

    Check it out here... http://tinyurl.com/2rsyrd Like this one way better than the profile poster personally...

  • May 26, 2007, 6:09 a.m. CST

    What Does Megatron transform into?

    by Spartacus Hughs

    Anyone know. Not a gun, surely.

  • May 26, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    RE: What Does Megatron transform into?

    by LordMaker

    Megatron transforms into an alien jet. check this: http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Megatron_%28Movie%29

  • May 26, 2007, 6:21 a.m. CST

    RE: What Does Megatron transform into?

    by LordMaker

    This link works: http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Movie_Leader_Megatron_toy.jpg

  • May 26, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST

    RE: What Does Megatron transform into?

    by LordMaker

    Oh hell, type in http://transformers.wikia.com and search for "Megatron (movie)" and you can see the Jet mode there.

  • May 26, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    They should've shot this

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    like an r-rated pic in the first place and let Paul Verhoeven direct.<p>I'm sad.

  • May 26, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST

    should have been

    by LordMaker

    Should have been James Cameron or maybe Robert Zemeckis. They should have got film-makers who really understood the material.

  • May 26, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    all caps

    by foree forehead

    believe me, after watching the loud inanity of this movie a lifetime of all-caps posts is gonna seem like bliss

  • May 26, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Your All Sad Fuckers

    by Captain RawBeard

    This film is going to be awesome. I LOVED the original Transformers but can understand that those original designs would have looked shit in a film. You all know you are going to see this film, so stop trying to act "cool" and hating on something you have not even seen. Oh and Motoko Kusangi why should it be R Rated it's a toy franchise.

  • May 26, 2007, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Just to let ya'll know...

    by freemind

    This movie will make an insane amount of money opening weekend, weather the fan boys bitch about it or not. I kinda wanna see this, but if all the transformers looked like a bunch of painted cardboard boxes, i don't think i'd spend my money on it. Some people have to realize that cheesy shit from the '80 wouldn't work in '07 and has to be changed. Anyway, this movie will make millions an dall the fan boys can suck my dick cuz you're wrong and bay rules.

  • May 26, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Is this Transformers or Go-Bots?

    by Sovikos

    What shit... Giving the Transformers mouths & shit, makes them look like Go-Bots!

  • May 26, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Visualize the massive crowd you saw Pirates 3 with.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Can you imagine those people piling up in line in anticipation for this Transformers?? NO WAY!!<BR><BR> People who claim this movie will make assloads of money....money from WHO?? Yes it will make money, yes it will be #1 opening weekend...but to claim it as big as Spiderman and Pirates 3 is foolish. It will not attract those kinds of masses.

  • May 26, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    BTW I saw Pirates 3 in NYC.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    ...and they laughed at the TF trailer too.<BR><BR> Casual TF fans = alienated.<BR> Hardcore TF fans = alienated.<BR> Casual movie watchers = laughing their butts off.<BR><BR> Good job selling this movie with horrible designs and story that alienates everyone. Ironically, in an attempt to make the TFs seem more "alien"...

  • May 26, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    by ?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    It's a little hard to address a TB ghost.<P>VW didn't want the "Transformers alternator toy line"? How would that effect the VW bug? That statement makes no sense whatsoever.

  • May 26, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    GibsonUSA Returns

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Are you sure they weren't just laughing at the whole concept in general? ;^)

  • May 26, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Gaius, the crowd I saw it with was tepid.

    by superninja

    They didn't hate it, but they weren't thrilled, either, even by the special effects and they were a lively bunch. The kid next to me said, "It doesn't look as stupid as I thought it would." So people will go see it, I just don't think it will have legs.

  • May 26, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    superninja

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I guess time will tell. I'm sorry to see that all the big summer sequel films have been letting everyone down. Maybe this will be the one surprise. I'm hoping (foolishly perhaps) that it will be worthwhile.

  • May 26, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Keep dreamin', Gaius.

    by superninja

    Heh heh.

  • May 26, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Ok, meltedface,

    by Boober

    I get and respect that you have an opinion. It's constructive and valid as any other (opinion). Do I, having some design experience, see where I would have made some dif. decisions? Sure. Megs could have had his helm extend down between his eyes to look more G1, sure. Bumblebee looks a little too "no disassemble!" for my taste in the beginning (though it is obvious he goes through an upgrade in the film ala 2 faces and 2 cars). If they were smart, megs would be critically wounded and have to merge his Darwinian self with an "inferior" land-bound vehicle like a tank. It would fuel the leadership divide amongst the decepticons (SS as flight-worthy, Megs proved a failure as a landbound vehicle), and give Megs even more reason to HATE the autobots and humans. Peace.

  • May 26, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Eat shit and die, haters!!!

    by PUSSY ON OPTIMUS

    Clearly ILM's best work to date, rendered for fucking days. God they're so less blocky and much more realistic.

  • May 26, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm...optimus face looks okay

    by moondoggy2u

    Even though I know that he has lips for most of the movie, (all thirty minutes he's in the sucker), the mask looks okay. Bumblebee looks like some sort of Dean Koontz Horror Doll, however, and seems far more scary than anything else. And Megatron? <br>........................<br>He looks like a Gremlin wrapped in Tinfoil.

  • May 26, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Hey supes how was PotC 3

    by Phategod1

    A friend called me and said he hated but this stooge will pay to mean girls twice (partly due to the fact he's lame other part because he's a perv.) but what did you think.

  • May 26, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Please Understand that The Stooges

    by Fartgod The IRSTard

    We think you are very very funny over here, still claiming against the truth that the film will fail. This film will win the summer. It is over. Goodness won.

  • May 26, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    it's very very funny that

    by Phategod1

    that you think anyone cares about a "stooge". Unless there on stage with iggy pop. <spelling errors for AINTITSHOT to correct - I did not capitolize Iggy>

  • May 26, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Illiterare Irs Monkey

    by Fartgod The IRSTard

    "Unless they're up on a stage". Dance for me now monkey.

  • May 26, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Oh brother Don dont you have another franchise to rape

    by Phategod1

    or are you to busy picking turds out of belly rollzzzzzzz.

  • May 26, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Phate, POTC3 is acceptable, but nothing to write home

    by superninja

    about. I liked it, if you like the first two, it's worth seeing. If you didn't care about part 2, don't bother. The special effects are great, but the characterization is minimal and they throw in, literally, everything from the previous two films. There is absolutely no doubt that the special effects sequences are stellar - I'd like the guy to direct a JLA film with a good story.

  • May 27, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Speaking of John Cassavetes

    by Mr_Deadite

    Does anyone else love Johnny Staccato? It's a shame that it doesn't have a DVD release.

  • May 27, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    YackBacker...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Why are you and little kids trying to put your penises in Transformers? ;^)

  • May 27, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Yes, please post the concept work.

    by superninja

    Of course, that still doesn't negate the fact that the story and characterization totally suck. I'm also not sure why Megs and BB have THOSE faces even if they couldn't give them the exact same face they had in the cartoon.

  • May 27, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    "Bumblebee's face tested very high as likeable.

    by superninja

    People said it reminded them of Mr. Bill. Who is Mr. Bill anyway? I was born in, like, 1985 and wrote the script. Should I know who Mr. Bill is? Should I put in a Mr. Bill joke? Anyway, everyone likes Mr. Bill. Oh, and don't worry about Megatron, Mr. Bay. Everyone checked 'very scary' for Megatron, with one guy writing in, 'keep my penis away from that thing!' Ha ha. That's awesome. Should I put in a penis joke?"

  • May 27, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    My face always tests as 'Very likeable'

    by pjdon

    But strangley I also get the comment 'keep my penis away from that thing!'.<p>Wierd.

  • May 27, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    posting concept work on G1 style...

    by RevSick

    just go over to that section seven site or whatever their viral site is and click on the red hard drive and look at the clips of G1 TF's in action, a little rubing fan's noses in it I sense with that, you get one of Grimlock on there as well.

  • May 28, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I'm with Gaius on the "teeth issue"

    by PurityOfEssence

    Why did they even need mouths - don't tell me that it's so they can "speak" as a mouth wouldn't really be necesarry for it to make sounds. Why do they need heads? For that matter why a human-like form at all.

  • May 28, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Megatron looks like a gremlin wrapped in tinfoil!

    by Blarney-Man

    Hilarious, moondoggy2u.

  • May 28, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Teeth?

    by Dazzler69

    I don't get the teeth thing but I am in the seat at the theater opening day, midnight showing on this one. More so than Spider-man 3.

  • May 29, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Megatron has teeth because....

    by Uridium

    Some tard in the design department was hungover and lazy, and when Bay said design me am big fucking bad robot, he couldnt be bothered to look at the source material so he copied the description from the Shrike in Hyperion.

  • May 29, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    @brokentusk

    by Aznbuddy

    "Fuck! You scared me."<br><br>Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Dude, I needed that. Good shit.

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