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Now THIS is a F-in' TRANSFORMERS 1-sheet!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... My nephew has gone TRANSFORMERS nuts, even though we're seeing FANTASTIC FOUR 2 tonight. He's fascinated by Bumblebee and Optimus - but I can't wait for him to see the real scenes that are going to kick ass, I hope. But to give you an idea of how tough this movie is for our heroes - here's a new One-Sheet that hopefully is going to be enticing audiences around the world into the movie. Click on the poster below for a higher res version. This just says, "My Movie Kicks More Ass Than Your Movie, Bitch!" Right? I think so... Oh - and this came - compliments of this strange site






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  • June 14, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    1st

    by RaveX

    ?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by Cadillac Jones

    h8rz can suck it! This project is awesome!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    2nd!

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    tis shitty

  • June 14, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    That looks SWEET

    by FirstPostersSuck

    and first posters that don't have anything intelligent to say blow.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    de-possed again!

    by Neil McCauleys Crew

    damn you dial up internet!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    yup. now I can die with a grin

    by RaveX

    as for teh one-sheet... wouldn't it be cool if they, like, hired some origami people to make 1sheets that can be transformed into robots? <p> no? <p> time to go to sleep? yeah, I think so too... :(

  • June 14, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Same old shit..

    by jfp2007

    ..samd as all the other posters full of Bionical looking, controlled chaos character design(s). No amount of kick assdom, as a movie, will ever change the fact that these are not what true TF robots are supposed to look like. They're too busy and this poster is literally the poster child that proves this very fact.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    RaveX

    by Cadillac Jones

    That actually would be cool....esp. if done with metallic foiled paper. <p> Sleep is calling here as well...

  • June 14, 2007, 8:52 p.m. CST

    hot damn

    by Fineus Fog

    FLAMES AND SPARKS ON OPTIMUS Looks spicy

  • June 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I know you'll think I'm hatin' just to hate but

    by StovetopStuffin'

    This isn't that great. I don't like the pose Prime is in, and I don't like the kids at the bottom. Prime's arms look short and he doesn't have a strong enough stance. There were some nice poses on Bay's blog that they could have used. That said, I think this movie will be E.T., if E.T. was a bad ass fuckin' robot with Michael Bay style action. As long as the action rocks, I'll be happy.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Love it...

    by ImperialMarchFace

    That is a great poster. I cannot wait to see the Transformers on the big screen.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    FUCK-A-DUCK!!

    by jingle_balls

    dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn negro. the battle wear looks quite cool. wouldnt have minded if we lost the fox and shia. stupid japan seeing has this movie a month later than the rest of the free world. oh shit, that probarly means that the transformer dialogue subtitles will be in japanese!time to brush up on my kanji me thinks!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    they just have to throw in those lens flares

    by nooneimportant

    lens flare does not a good movie make

  • June 14, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    love the flames

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    ...

  • June 14, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    LENS FLARES ARE AWESOME

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    I keep waiting for lens flares to get their own movie. lens flares always make a movie great!!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    I... think I see a nipple.

    by jimmy rabbitte

    .

  • June 14, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    I wanna say that the flames are ok...

    by StrokerX

    but they're still flames!!!! and the new bat suit looks TOO TRONIE....or is it TRONY? tony? tony stark? stork, baby, child, shia...this game is fun!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Nice Flare

    by lost.rules

    Nice Flames too!

  • June 14, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    First, the poster sucks...and firstposters do too.

    by Bronx Cheer

    The humans look as if they were cut and pasted from another photo with no efforts made to make them look part of the same space as the big robot thingee behind them. I'm really looking forward to seeing big robots break things, but what's it take to create an effective poster?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Now this is a F'n dude who is still not seeing this

    by PotSmokinAlien

    seriously fuck this garbage. if you gotta see it buy a ticket to something playing at the same time, sneak into this shit until you get tired of it, and leave. that way you are not curious anymore and michael bay does not get your money. easier than stealing clothes from american apparel but just as necessary.

  • June 14, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Oh, and is that...

    by StrokerX

    one of those eels from the little mermaid....TLM...wrapped around shia's neck?

  • June 14, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    also wtf sparks on this and dh4?

    by PotSmokinAlien

    where are these fucking sparks coming from? my money is on subliminal advertising for Sparks alcoholic energy drinks. <p> and, i'm officially stoned.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by livrule

    Will save us from the steaming shite that has been served so far this year ..... Summer event movies have never been worse, bring on Bays epic!

  • June 14, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Vince McMahon just crapped his pants

    by zillabeast

    He says...."WHY THE HELL DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!?!?"

  • June 14, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    And Shia looks like he losts his glasses...squint much?

    by Bronx Cheer

    This is a weak poster. There, I am now a hater. But I will give them my money, because I like robots that are shiny.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    And since there is no talkback for the ads on this site

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Who in the name of all that is natural gives a RAT'S COCK AND BALLS about this blackgelina jolie movie? lady we all know about Beyond Borders and your cgi starving infant. clive owen can't save every piece of shit he appears in and he isn't even in this new thing. save the humanitarian shit for the real world. or is your ego not big enough? you gotta show us that you are willing to make bombs that nobody cares about, let alone sees, because you are so politically passionate? how about dropping out of an industry that, to put it charitably, doesn't do much for the humanitarian cause and do politics full time, rather than fulfill your fantasy of being a nobly suffering black woman on our fucking dime. seriously bitch: we are all tired of you and you can do more for your precious causes without your face plastered everywhere i don't even look for it. go die. but don't worry-- god's got a place in heaven just for you, right over the hole in the clouds where you can look down at John Voight's private room in hell, where clones of you torture him with their oozing, phoney sexuality.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Is he made of 1 truck?

    by Fabulous Freak

    or 15 fuckin trucks?? Guys huge.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Optimus Prime has chosen HD-DVD...here's why...

    by Atticus Finch

    So he can pay for the flame paint job with all the payola from TOSHIBA.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Now this is what I expect Optimus to look like....

    by Southpaw_Samurai

    ... had Megatron just shot him with his main weapon and completely ripped his outer hull to pieces and Prime doggedly got up and continued to fight like some Terminator endoskeleton. I try to be opened minded... heck, the toy versions of the movie designs were sort of alien looking, but similar to more traditional TF designs... then I see something like this. And having read the comic adaptation, I don't have much faith that the movie's story is going to help make up for the busy, nasty, and un-Transformer like designs. I hate being a basher without seeing it, but I just have all the wrong feelings....

  • June 14, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Autobot, Transform... and shimmy! JAZZ HANDS!

    by Horseflesh

    Utterly atrocious.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    I wonder how Harry's nephew liked Hostel 2.

    by Atticus Finch

    It seems like just the type of movie Harry would take him to, what with no Omen out this summer.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Not interested

    by bluemcpoo

    At least I wasn't before that poster. First time a poster has given me a boner.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay. . .

    by Big Dick

    raped your childhood. We laughed.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    PotSmokinAlien, way to be a raving ass.

    by Bronx Cheer

    One of the reasons there's no Talkbacks for ads is because ads are inconsequential. What the hell crawled up your ass that you have to wish for Jolie to die. You sound just as fucked up as the assholes who killed Marianne Pearl's husband in the first place. Don't speak for me...don't use "we" when you're only speaking for your own little pathetic self. Feck off.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Where's the OTHER HALF of it?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Given how distinctly they're all facing to the right it seems that this is clearly one-half of a 2-part poster spread, with Megatron and something else facing back. So where's the other half? I want it as a desktop!<p>I know it's not your cartoon Transformers...I know its been updated with flames...I know it's Michael Bay...but I still think it looks badass and EXACTLY what I want out of a fun movie to get out of the summer heat. I'm counting the days till this opens. I think it has a good chance of being the doofiest, most fun movie of the year. And, yes, I mean that in a good "It made me feel like a kid again" sort of way!

  • June 14, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    THIS ISN'T FAKE?

    by CopOnTheEdge

    I'M PREDICTING IT'S FAN ART AND DON'T KNOW WHY HARRY WOULD BELIEVE OTHERWISE. THE MATTE LINES AROUND THE ACTORS ARE AWFUL.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    A 1-Sheet aimed at ten-year-olds

    by LoneGun

    Looks like one for the kids.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Try transforming the script...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Looks like "art" from a Japanese board game (circa 1970s). I'll pass on this movie, Stephen Sommers prompted my resistance to CGI-driven "plots". If they need a musical motif for robots, try "The Anvil Chorus" (it worked in a Bowery Boys movie).

  • June 14, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    As other people have noted, what is with the flames?

    by kikuchiyoboy

    This poster reminds me of the opening titles of Team America. Even the poster is expoding into flames. This is of course to make sure that the average movie goer realizes this isn't an ordinary robot movie. No no no. This isn't Last Tango in Paris, where two people collide and unravel together in the nude. No no no. <br> <br> This movies has flames, FLAMES, FLAMES! Even the main character has flames. This movie is sooo full of action even the poster is bursting into flames. crazy. <br> <br> What evs. I'm soo there to see the big light show.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    I agree...looks FAKE!

    by dead youngling

    photoshopped

  • June 14, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    It's Shit Like This One Sheet...

    by The Brewhammer

    ... and this movie for that matter that make me dread anymore "reimaginings" of things I've enjoyed in life. Again I say this film is starting to smell like Roland Emmerich's Godzilla.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Cop, I thought so too, but since so many items posted

    by Bronx Cheer

    on AICN are fake, I just get tired of having to trot out the obvious "FAKE!" It's a POS regardless who made it. Hell, I could whip up something better using pics found on the web. I might just to prove how lame it is...then again, I have other things to do. I need to wash my dishes.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    It would've been better without the two kids

    by veritasses

    or the solar flare. Actually, I'm not sure I like it at all. Looks sort of cheap instead of classy.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST

    wtf

    by uVa

    "Prime's arms look short and he doesn't have a strong enough stance." a STRONG ENOUGH STANCE??? What kind of criticism is this. The poster looks insane!

  • June 14, 2007, 9:26 p.m. CST

    tite

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    like really tite but yea wouldve looked better without them

  • June 14, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Very "Bad Boys"ish

    by wadi77

    Like it.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Thanks for pointing out Shia's squint. Now when I

    by kikuchiyoboy

    look at the poster it's as if he's farting the apocalypse. <br> <br> Newsflash. Shia ate a burrito, then shat this film out.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Whoah.... thats cool

    by modlight

    That may be the first movie poster I will try to buy in like 6 years.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    As for Jolie, well, there is a new crock with her...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I don't know why PotsmokinAlien is so upset over an ad -- hell, most of the time I never even notice them here and just click on the articles to go straight to them -- but there is a crock about Jolie and this new movie of her's that she's pushing (playing Daniel Pearl's wife). Apparently Jolie got Paramount and her agent's panties in a bunch the last few days by suddenly demanding out of the blue that all media and interviewers and whatnot sign a legal waiver upfront, basically stating that she gets a 100% approval over all the coverage about her and the movie BEFORE it goes to press. Hmm...nice when you can control absolutely, positively everything that's going to press about you, eh? Holding down the fort in terms of journalistic standards, apparently the AP and a few others told Jolie "screw you" and have refused.<p>On the flip side, as she's been out promoting this movie, she's likewise been pushing a new cause of hers -- Reporters without Borders -- stating how it's vitally important that we allow reporters to go wherever they want, whenever they want, so that they're free to cover the Third World so the rest of us will learn just how "bad" things are in the world...<p>...The utter crock of this being that for someone who says they're so in favor of reporters being allowed any where at any time, this is the same woman who demanded that reporters actually be REMOVED and DEPORTED from Africa when she was giving birth specifically so they COULDN'T cover her or report on things...

  • June 14, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox...

    by groorgman

    Is it me or does it look like Shia's expecting Megan Fox to save his ass?

  • June 14, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Did they make a lenticular version of these?

    by kikuchiyoboy

    It would have been cool to walk by and see Optimus transform. That would be a poster worth buying.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Looks rather photoshopped to me.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Check out the detail in this shot. Pretty amazing - mouth and all.<P> http://tinyurl.com/3xefqo

  • June 14, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Knock em Bop Em Robot?

    by aceattorney

    are those what those old toys called? Why the heck does Optimus look like those things?

  • June 14, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Is that a Rock'em Sock'em Robots pose?

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    Maybe Godzilla is behind him manning the joysticks. King Kong is Player 2 with Megatron. Now that would be a movie right there. ^^;

  • June 14, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    F*CKING KILLER

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    I WANT ONE!

  • June 14, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    This version of Optimus looks a little off.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    http://tinyurl.com/2zyuvw

  • June 14, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    The cowering humans in the forground....

    by BYOBkenobi

    totally un-needed and added in obviously to show the "human" drama in this movie and attract the female demographic. Very lame. Optimus is all you need on that sheet, Shia and Sweaty McChest are a distraction.

  • June 14, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Somewhere two fat kids are chest bumping

    by Doc_Strange

    Poster doesn't scream Optimus to me at all. Frankly after having watched Transformers I know that Optimus wouldn't even stand like that. He had a very understated regality which is something that his character is missing along with other things with this so-called movie.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    GOD the flames are just hard to look at

    by Eh Nam1313

    I like Bay I think the man does sweet action but the man needs to get his head out of the 80'S.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    For a movie in which Bumblebee is the star

    by moondoggy2u

    Optimus sure seems to get top billing. Sounds like the advertisers of this film are smarter than the writers/director, huh?

  • June 14, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox looks too stiff...

    by tylerzero

    ...like both her acting and the woody she gives me.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS' FLAMES = FLAMES ON FLAMES ON OPTIMUS

    by chrth

    FLAME ON!

  • June 14, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    THE FLAMES ARE IN YOUR FACE!!!!

    by Johnno

    That's Michael Bay striking back at the Haters! But I also bet the reason there are flames on Optimus is just so he could have an excuse to make this poster...

  • June 14, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Its from the scene on the highway

    by StrokerX

    when he's halfway transfromed still rollin on wheels....duh.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Please Optimus, let this movie tank...

    by Thylacine

    I'm so sick of this film- and I haven't even seen it yet. Every square inch of it is blasted in my face, at every corner of the internets, and it still feels so wrong. You remember complaining about FF getting screwed, or remember Batman and Robin? Well, there's a fanbase that's getting screwed here too, and just because we're smaller, no one seems to care. I don't want a brainless Transformers movie with lotsa splosions and dick hardening (what is it made out of, the last white rhino?) or that girl's breasts on a camaro. I want a good movie with solid scripting and fully realized robot characters. I want Brad Bird's Transformers, Not Bayformers.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    This looks like photoshop.

    by superninja

    Are you sure this is real?

  • June 14, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Harrys Love...

    by Redfive!

    For Michael Bays Transformers and HD DVD is defantly making me think twice.This coming from a guy whos top 10 favortie movies every year are foreign movies nobody has ever heard of or will ever see plus the fact that he gave a RAVE REVIEW to Godzilla 1998 tells me he's getting pretty delusional these days.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    That lens flare effect is embarassing when

    by superninja

    used by professionals.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I know that but I think you get my point.

    by superninja

    The lens flare has been all over these posters - dang!

  • June 14, 2007, 10:32 p.m. CST

    They go crazy with the lens flare but Megatron's

    by superninja

    face look like it got caught in a shredder. Go figure.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Saw a new trailer tonight too during the game and....

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    anyone who says they are going to ban this movie is because of some stupid hatred towards Bay is a fucking liar and moron. I am not a Bay fan or apologist but this guy was born to make Transformers. Just like Lucas was born to make Star Wars and Jackson was to do LOTR, Bay is the right guy. This movie is going to be so fucking huge worldwide don't be surprised to see it break all records including MAYBE that of Titanic. It just appeals to so many age groups. Everyone at the bar CHEERED when that trailer was done. I've never in my life been to a bar where a movie trailer played that the patrons cheered. I really cannot wait for this movie. It's going to be a fun fucking rollercoaster and bring me back to being 10 years old again.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    A MESSAGE FOR AICN, MY LOVELY

    by BadMrWonka

    you GOTTA extend the number of articles that are on the front page. if news is slow, and a couple days go by with just 1 or 2 new articles, it's fine. but when a rush of stuff comes in, well, it regularly happens that an article will get posted at 10pm on one day, and by 10pm the next day, it's off the front page! and if someone didn't check out AICN that day (not me, I check it everyday, like the geek I am), they wouldn't even have any idea it existed. and since the only way to search for old articles is to know what you're searching for (no way to look at "yesterday's articles" or "last week's articles"), no one will ever see it!<p>I love the site, and I just hate it when sometimes I'm busy and skip a day, and it happens to be a busy one news-wise, and I miss out.<p>can't you just extend the main section a bit? or god forbid install something to let people go back a little ways to recent articles that are just out of range to end up on the front page?

  • June 14, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Is this what Hollywood movies have come to?

    by Pdorwick

    Sad, so fucking sad.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    More than meets the eye!

    by Darth Dopey

    I don't get all the negative talk about this movie! These previews and clips look awesome! Everyone should just wait until this movie comes out and make up their own minds!

  • June 14, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Why is Megad Fox 5th credited?!

    by Womb2dooM

    She's the second main human star! Those other meat sacks are barely in it for 10 minutes a piece! Except Josh, he's lovely.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    I just got of the phone...

    by hadez

    with this old catchphrase. It's sad that people forgot about him and it's contemplating suicide. Cool poster, BTW. FLAME ON!

  • June 14, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    saw the TF commercial during the NBA fnals

    by slder78

    my mouth just hung open at the awesomeness. I didn't even realize it until the commercial was over.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Darth Dopey,..

    by BRUTICUS

    we've seen all weve need to see to know its not faithful to the original in the right places.<p><p>poster looks ok, except the kidlets are very poorly composited.

  • June 14, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Optimus looks anorexic...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Whose butt's he gonna kick with stringy arms like those?<p>Please, guy... put on a shirt or eat some Energon cubes.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST

    That looks terrible

    by INWOsuxRED

    With the exception of the flames and the genitals, I had thought Prime looked pretty decent, but this just brings about all sorts of new doubts.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Faithful?

    by Darth Dopey

    It will be almost impossible be exactly like the original cartoon. At least there are a little nods to the cartoon. Don't get me wrong, when i first heard about Bumble being a Chevy, I was skeptical. But, it ACTUALLY looks cool. Does everybody really want megatron shrinking while transforming to the gun? Remember, it is imposible to tell the entire 1st season of the cartoon in about two hours.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    AllPowerfulWizardOfOz I'm not sure I understand your

    by chiahead

    context. Are you saying on the basis of his track record, that Bay was born to direct transformers? Because when Star Wars came out, the only thing Lucas had done was American Grafiti and I'm kind of wondering how anyone, prior to Star Wars' massive popularity would have ever seen something like that coming. From him. That THX movie was not only widely ignored, but didn't they ask him for their money back after he made it? Likewise, at the time that the LOTR films were being made, I had an impossibly hard time trying to figure out why New Line would bet the farm on one guy who had been, till then, primarily known for making low budget gross out movies that were as melodramatic as they were unrecognized by the general movie going masses. what kind of presience are you practicing and where can I get me some?

  • June 14, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    This poster is missing....

    by Veni Vidi Vici

    the "Bring it" tagline at the bottom of it. oh, and the humans at the bottom don't fit at all. all and all, a bad poster.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    yes this movie will be fuckin sweet

  • June 14, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Bad Poster

    by voxmortis

    - and that's a fact, not IMOH. Is Michael Bay giving every AICN staffer an HD-DVD player?

  • June 14, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Fakey McFakenstein

    by torgosPizza

    I don't have proof, yet, but I'm waiting on it. If it's not fake then their PR team and graphic designers should be fired.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    don't get me wrong, AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    by chiahead

    I'm still down with seeing the flick. I just really don't understand how any comparison can be made at all when both examples you gave were of relative unknown filmmakers doing the unprecedented.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Bay born to direct Transformers.

    by superninja

    Bay born to direct G.I. Joe, Bay born to direct Monchichi the movie...I bet he's born to direct a whole lotta stuff.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Dreamworks in High Definition!

    by Thylacine

    See every bead of sweat as we question whether this movie will make back its marketing budget.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Great..,

    by Darth Dopey

    Point chiahead

  • June 14, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    oh and i don't much like the humans in this poster.

    by chiahead

    i get that they're there for scale- but it really doesn't seem to know what it wants to be- abstract blending of images or concrete single image? I like my single images when everything is standing on the same ground and things don't bleed. And yeah that PShop Lense Flare. Not feeling it.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    a moive about space robots..,

    by Darth Dopey

    changing into vehicles...hmmm...aka transforming

  • June 14, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    For the haters...

    by RichieRich

    ... who still think blocky 5 piece robots would have been better, you can suck Bay's balls. The robots look fucking cool. End of story.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    This poster is of the climax

    by Womb2dooM

    Kind of.<P>Basically the decepticons want to crush Shia and the Autobots obviously want to protect him.<P>This specific image isn't in the movie but you get the point.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I do now Womb2dooM, thx

    by chiahead

    thx

  • June 14, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    HOLY FUCKIN' SHIT!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Looks like TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!<p>BRING IT!!!!!

  • June 14, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Every article about TF

    by Aqua-Mega-Cock-Man

    Sounds like this if you could translate it: "Hi folks, I just finished sucking Michael Bay's small cock and thought I'd come tell you [again] how much Transformers is going to rock." <p>*dabs cum off chin* <p>"You'll love the flames, lips, retarded Bumblebee, and vagina mouthed Megatron. Well, gotta go get another Bay-load. See ya!" <p>*slurp*

  • June 14, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Still looks like crap.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Those are some mad photoshop skills...LOLZ!!!1!

  • June 14, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    The people stand out a bit too much.

    by FuzzyWhisper

    They mess up what is an otherwise decent composition. I can't pinpoint why, but I think it might be a lighting thing. <BR><BR> More important, Prime's profile is way off. His head looks somewhat like a gorilla's from that angle, and I think it seriously kills whatever dramatic impact the poster might have had. I suppose it's alright at first glance though. In any case, the trailers have already convinced me that the film will be a great ride.

  • June 14, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    AMCM

    by PotSmokinAlien

    you couldnt have said that any better. screw this movie, michael bay, angelina jolie's movemaking career and her ethnic jealousy, the gobots, he-man, orko, the evil horde, modulok, zak the lego maniac: the movie, lincoln logs: the movie, parcheesi: the movie, the card game war: the movie, and all the other properties that my childhood was constructed of

  • June 14, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    OP looks like King Kong in the poster

    by apass

    haha he has gorrilla arms and a monkey face..damn you hollywood idiots!!!

  • June 14, 2007, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I Agree, SECTOR 7 MUST BE STOPPED!!!

    by dixieflyer

    That site Harry linked is crazytalk, but i likie.

  • June 15, 2007, midnight CST

    I will at least admit it resembles. Prime.

    by superninja

    Where is the one sheet of Megs and Starscream plucking their feathers with sexy photoflare effect?

  • June 15, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    f'in losers

    by lordxioexodus

    just like to remind you guys that the original transformers show sucked ass. horrible voice acting, horrible and constant animation mistakes, and horrible generic plot. This movie will probably be good, and the people who hate it, just hate because they are effin losers

  • June 15, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    The look is starting to grow on me..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    The new designs are a little busy, but come on the old designs are dated and a little blocky. That CGI test of a Prime-like truck on YouTube is the classic prime design and it does look pretty bad. Also the little snippets of Bumblebee and Grimlock on Sector-7 also remind me of how silly the old designs would look in a live action film. Somewhere in between the busy and the blocky would have been ideal I guess.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    WATCHING ORIGINAL TEXAS CHAINSAW

    by THE KNIGHT

    Boy that leatherface is CREEPY!

  • June 15, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Movie about Transformers of just with Transformers

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Ultimately for me the biggest fear I have about the movie is that its perspective and focus is that is a story about humans and their interactions with these giant robots. Whereas I was hoping it would be more like its source material and be about the lives of these Giant Robots including their interaction with humans. I think the CGI will be amazing, but will we, the audience actually care about the Transformers other than seeing them as "cool". For me Bay and producers have taken the track as they believe its easier for the audience to connect with humans rather robots, might be, but certainly won't make the movie any more memorable than the usual summer blockbuster. Whereas I think they should have taken the route that Pixar takes and makes the movie about the "toys" or the "fish" and by giving these toys and fish human characteristics, emotions, dealing with important human themes and issue etc the audience connects with this and ultimately they become memorable characters and as we have seen Pixar have made winner after winner. Pixar make cartoons, but they never miss the point that what makes a good movie great or a great movie excellent is ultimately connecting with the audience. It has been said time and time again that George Lucas as an example clearly missed this point (or didn't care) when making the Prequel trilogy. The movies look pretty George but do we really care. My 2 cents, one jaded movie lover and believe me with the tripe offered so far this summer it ain't helping.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Miyamoto_Musashi

    by Womb2dooM

    Making a live-action flick based on the lives of giant robots is sadly impractical for the costs alone. I can confirm for you that the story is mostly told through the perspective of the humans. Fans may feel that many of their beloved characters are merely reduced to wrecking tools. While this, to a small extent, is true, Optimus and Bumblebee come across as quite noble and caring characters. They are pretty much the only two "fleshed" out bot characters in the movie. That and the stupid gremlin bot who gets WAY too much screen time. Was he even in the cartoons or comics???

  • June 15, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I couldn't be less excited about this...

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    I'm a big Transformers and Die Hard nut, and both those franchises' upcoming instalments are doing nothing for me so far. Ooooooh, look at the pretty pictures! Whoopee shit. Oh well, at least the new Bourne film looks good.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Hear its good.

    by Knthrak

    Mate went to the Sydney opening of the movie to see Michael Bay and the girls from the movie....scored himself tickets to the movie screening and said it was awsome...hopfully he wasnt all hyped just becaue the pretty girls were there.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Frenzy..

    by SlickyVonBoner

    was a TAPE!! Not a boom-box. Soundwave was the boom-box, or actually he was a hand held tape player. Naming him frenzy doesn't make him G1 frenzy.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Doesn't really look any different you just see more of

    by RevSick

    Optimus and then you get Shia La Douche and the hot chick.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:02 a.m. CST

    regularfacetoht - HOLY SHIT!

    by Womb2dooM

    They FUCKED HIM UP royally! I'm so glad I'm not a Frenzy fan or I'd be PISSED! Is G1 Frenzy tiny???

  • June 15, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Why?

    by Kragmose

    Why is there always a brightly shining sun in the horizon on posters?

  • June 15, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    woomb2doom's HOLY SHIT reaction

    by moondoggy2u

    Now do you understand why fans of Transformers are skeptical of the film while the non fans seem to suddenly love TF? An odd juxtoposition, isn't it?

  • June 15, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    And why does Prime look like a Junkticon?

    by moondoggy2u

    .Whomever said that this was a Rock 'em Sock 'em pose hit the nail on the head.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    OKAY...

    by BigBlackDude

    ... now this poster kinda sucks. Prime looks like he's about to take a shit. let's chill with the new ads Mike. Open the movie two weeks early. That's all I want to see right now. No more footage, no more ads.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    TF Trailer

    by maxwell's hammer

    I saw the newest trailer before FF2, and I must say, it kicked all kinds of ass. The shot where Optimus Prime transforms, and amidst all the clanking machinery noises, they threw in the old cartoon transform sound effect. I almost burst into tears. Great trailer.<BR> <BR> Also, FF2 wants so bad to be a good movie, and almost is in a lot of ways. But seriously, its like the script was written by a 6th grader. And no, Galactus is never anything more than a cloud. There's a helmet-ish shadow at one point, but you never see the big guy himself. That really sucked.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    screw the haters

    by sith-vol

    everything I see for this thing makes me want to see it that much more.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST

    moondoggy2u - I certainly do for Frenzy

    by Womb2dooM

    The rest of the characters were super-cool though and he was the only mecha-man that bothered me. He's not Jar-Jar bad but I just didn't see his purpose. He's like that lizard thing that sits by Jabba's tail.<P>Hey, is Sector 7 from the cartoons/comics and were they pedophiles?

  • June 15, 2007, 2:27 a.m. CST

    love the poster,cant wait

    by ominus

    love the poster,cant wait for the movie.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    The designs are one thing

    by Energoncube

    But tell me WHY they had to change the origin of the transformers? "The crashing of the Ark on a prehistoric earth". The REASON why they came to earth "cybertron was dieing and they needed energon to survive." And why they spout "realism" yet they add...WTF..Scorpinok? into the movie? Where is soundwave thundercracker and skywarp? Okay maybe they would have to change soundwave but still..he was one of the major 3 decepticons. Hell why couldn't blackout of been soundwave? I am not saying this wouldn't of been a kickass movie in it's own right, but don't shred the designs, story and characterization just so you can slap the name transformers on it and make a quick 100 mil

  • June 15, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    The reason for the kids at the bottom...

    by leavittj1982

    ...is mostly just to give a size comparison. Optimus is huge.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    About the comparsions.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Bay movies by and far have been total shit except for one small detail, the guy knows how to film an action scene. Transformers the cartoon was always about the action plain and simple. Robot vs Robot and blowing shit up. It was a brainless (or genius from a marketing perspective) idea to sell toys. This is Bay's calling. If there is one thing I have 100% faith in with this movie it's the the action of the robots will be better then anyone else could have filmed it for the type of movie this is. This is Bay's franchise. Same as it was only Lucas who could bring us Star Wars or Jackson with LOTR which I know is debatable with some but for me Jackson did the books right for the translation to the big screen considering how much content there was to cover and the time alloted for him to do it in. Jackson was passionate about it the same way Bay is passionate about blowing shit up on screen. Bay may have made some real turds but I truly think that this movie will be the one thing he does that will be his beck and call. And for the one poster who mentions Lucas and American Graffiti, um that was his 2nd film. His first and arguably his best film ever was THX-1138 the real precursor to Star Wars. <BR> <BR> I am not trying to say Lucas is the same as Bay I am only saying that this is Bay's calling. He was born to give us a true action packed Robot vs Robot film that will be nothing more and nothing less then what it should be. It's supposed to be fun and make you feel 10 years. It should be brainless as the cartoon was because that's what it was. In that way I think Bay is staying true to the series and those that want something deeper out of it are just whining for nothing. It's always been one big commercial to sell toys but really cool fucking toys. This movie will be loads of fun and honestly what else do you want from a summer popcorn flick? It's got mass appeal across the board. Dad's can take their sons and both are going to be enjoying it just as much. That's what a great movie experience for a lot of people when it can appeal to the entire family instead of a select group. That's what Star War accomplished and that's what LOTR accomplished. It's exactly what Transformers will do in a few weeks. Can't wait.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    DIE HARD 4 IS OFFICIALLY PG-13

    by BitterMan23

    After weeks of teasing us with the "This film is not yet rated" announcement on all the tv spots, it's now a done deal:<br> <br> LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD is rated PG-13 for Intense sequences of Violence and Action, Language, and a Brief Sexual Situation. <br><br> *sigh*

  • June 15, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    shit poster

    by kwisatzhaderach

    shit movie

  • June 15, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Is it true Soundwave is an Ipod in the movie?

    by Orionsangels

    The disc in the center of the Ipod comes out and forms Laserbeak.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:39 a.m. CST

    For once i cant be bothered retreading the same

    by bongo123

    shit with the same people about how great/shite this movie is.. i just wish it was out already..

  • June 15, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    Peter Cullen was the first person to voice Mario!

    by PacmanFever

    On the "Donkey Kong" segments of "Saturday Supercade". This has no particular relevance to this topic but I just thought I'd mention it. Also; this poster MIGHT say "My movie kicks more ass" etc. if it wasn't for those meddling kids!

  • June 15, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    wow, what a terribly bad poster

    by dragon-lord

    bleh

  • June 15, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    I didn't watch the cartoon, I'm cautiosly interested...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...in seeing the movie, expecting not much more than "Michael Bay destroys everything to setting sun and nicely filmed visuals" - but I like the "protect - destroy" head posters much better. Nice closeups of some impressive robots, a great panorama of a city... and no damn beef!

  • June 15, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST

    There's a Brief Sexual Situation in Die Hard 4.0...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...between The Bruce and Kevin Wanker-Smith? Eugh.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    It's a

    by ElPaw

    man in a suit!!!

  • June 15, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Actually Kai_Mah'gra

    by TheAllSeeingEye

    The generalisation by some 'fans' here that all fans of the original are hating on this movie is a blatant lie. For the record, I'm a fan of the franchise; not to the point of collecting toys still but a fan none the less. Anyway, I'm actually looking forward to this movie and if you head over to alot of Transfomers themed messageboards and websites, there are alot more fans who are happy to see it too.<br><br>

  • June 15, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    regularfacetoht

    by TheAllSeeingEye

    Ok so Ratchet isn't a white ambulance? What's your point? Ok so Ironhide isn't a mauve Molesters Mini-Van...what's your point. OK, frenzy, (and this really made me laugh out loud at work), doesn't transform into a tape cassette.<br><br>Hey I've got an idea, lets do a $150'000'000 dollar movie and make all the high tech robots turn into crap cars, planes and household objects from the 80'. Hi-fucking-Larious.

  • June 15, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    womb2Doom

    by BRUTICUS

    Frenzy and his counterpart Rumble were witty wisecracking decepticons. humanoid but taller than humans who seemed to enjoy hurting them...

  • June 15, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Why does Prime's head stick so far forward?

    by photoboy

    It looks stupid (well so do the flames and the rest of the designs).

  • June 15, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Fire that graphic designer

    by zilched

    On second thought, it's probably Bay's bad taste directing the designer to produce this piece of crap. crap script. crap character designs. crap music. crap poster. TINO

  • June 15, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Obviously fan made, but still a nice job

    by ATARI

  • June 15, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    lens flare

    by Rupee88

    the sign of a photoshop lamer

  • June 15, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Ummm...

    by C00L DUD3

    Could this movie pleeeeeease come out like, yesterday???

  • June 15, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Mmmm. The composition is off....We need more Shia

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    The Shia in the Sunni triangle could work also.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    similar key art elements

    by antonio leonardo

    me gusta, but ... look at this between Die Hard's sparks and Spidey 3's romance novel poster with warm glowy city in b.g.

  • June 15, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Another stupid hollywood movies for the brainless

    by Gothmoth

    nothing but shit comes out of america....

  • June 15, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Designs

    by DocMHumphrey

    This poster looks fake or Euro/Asian. Anyone who thinks the original G1 designs would hold up on film?<br> <br> 1. Let's just hope Optimus's gun falls out of the sky and into his hands anytime he needs it and his trailer can magically disappear off to the side of the screen. <br> <br> 2. Let's line up the original G1 designs, make themlook exactly as they did in the cartoon and then ask them all to clap. Optimus's arms would so reach together! If they fought it would look like the puppets fighting in 'Team America'. <br> <br> 3. Rachet isn't a white mini-van ambulance and Ironhide isn't a molester 80's mini-van!?!? Oh God! I can't see this movie. In this day and age how many WHITE and MINIVAN ambulances do you see everyday? None, unless it's run-down and owned by an old-folks home. In some bigger cities you might see something like an Excursion painted in bright and identifying colors so that it stand out from ordinary vehicles. <br> I really want to see a really cool 80's mini-van Ironhide. As I said on one of the other talkbacks, if there was to be a 'Transformers: Beastwars' movie, you would complain that Optimus transformed into a West African Gorilla opposed to an East Affrican Gorilla.<br> <br> 4. For those of you who want their big 'Giant Fucking Robots Fighting Movie'. If you want to see the original G1 'Decepticreeps' type line and all the kiddy stuff with robots fighting, I suggest to you to watch robot fight in the movie 'Short Circuit' over and over again. It has a sweet 'You're momma was a snow blower' line in there just for you! <br> <br> 5. The people on here that keep saying things about Americans and saying, "nothing but shit comes out of america" - First off, if you're European - you might want to thank an American for your not being a Nazi's toothpick about now. Second, look at the major contributions your country makes to the world everyday.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    holly smokes!!! or flames whatever...

    by ludmir88

    cool but without that couple down there would be cooler!!

  • June 15, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS

    by Strajder

    STILL == flames on Rodimus Prime, alias Hot Rod. What's wrong with them? This poster is AWESOME! And Megan + Shia make it even better! It is all about Optimus and the Autobots protecting the humans. TINO, and thank God for that. I mean, we wouldn't want any more of Ewoks on crack or a Universal `NINI BONG' Greeting, wouldn't we?

  • June 15, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    What did I fucking say? What did I say?

    by Novaman5000

    that I wished they had a one sheet where you got a sense of scale between transformers and humans. Bam, they give that to us and Bam, it's fucking cool. Well... Cooler than the stupid profile shots we've had before, anyway.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    What is with Prime's head.

    by nonsensical

    He looks like a Monkey with as far out has his chin is from his neck. Damn these designers suck at their jobs and the proove it more and more.

  • June 15, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    BTW, I'm from Europe

    by Strajder

    but I like what I see with each and every TF trailer that comes out. And, it is not true that the Americans defeated the Nazis. The Russians did! The Nazis actually preferred to be captured by the US troops, rather than being shot by the Russians.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Strajder

    by DocMHumphrey

    The Nazis kind of killed about 18 million Russians, because they pretty much had farming tools as weapons. The Russians were to interested in heading into Asia, hence communism is China...Korea...Vietnam...they were all about the spoils left from everyone else. Russia may have held a front, but to say they defeated the Nazis? I think it was a combination of all the Allied Forces, but if America didn't step in when we did, there wouldn't be much of Europe left.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    and Skorponok to get back on track.

    by DocMHumphrey

    Wow! My brothers and I had the Skorponok toy and low and behold....it transformed into a scorpion. I think some of these guys complaining think they 'remember' G1 instead of actually going back and really watching it. <br> <br>The animation at most points is laughable at best; watch as Starscream and the other Decepticons are side-scrolling/running across the screen as they transform. Horrible by any animation standards, but I still enjoy the show because I can suspend my disbelief and enjoy who some of the characters are. If you follow the same logic of some of the Talkback haters here, by their standards they wouldn't watch the original cartoon because of the laughable animation.

  • June 15, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    New info for the Transformers website

    by DocMHumphrey

    Transformersmovie.com has some of the soundtrack up;<br><br> Three tracks total: Goo Goo Dolls, Linkin' Park (one form the trailer), and the Mutemath remix of the Transformer's theme (I don't care for it much myself.) Also, autobotsrollout.com have new pics of the Autobots.

  • June 15, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I love how people dodge the arguments

    by Energoncube

    They keep saying how the blocky look wouldn't work. *which it has been proven it does by several websites*. They keep saying that they the alt modes from the original couldn't work. Well, a white ambulance and red SUV instead of a van isn't asking a whole lot from Ironhide and Ratchet. And they say people who love G-1 don't matter, this is for the new generation. Umm..If I rememember right, if not for us, this movie wouldn't even exist. Nobody is saying changes shouldn't be made, but bay just Paul WS andersoned all over the franchise. The story sounds lame, the designs are too busy, all you care about is the giant splosions and neat-0 CGI. So much for good taste. There was so much potential for this. Pretty sad when the CARTOON had a better origin then the live action movie.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Who's dodging an argument?

    by DocMHumphrey

    Energon, did you even read what I posted above? The block look won't work and the 'several websites' does that include the white prime transformering or the other ILM fake from you tube? They look just that..giant toys transforming.<br> <br> Answer this is if you can in justification:<br> Would you want Prime transforming and pulling his gun out of thin air or it dropping from the sky?<br><br> Do you want his trailer to disappear off frame?<br> <br> Those are the things that bother me. Plus line up those designs and see how much movement that looks realistically functional to fight/talk/walk in real world physics? Hell, if we had it the way the G1 purists, we could all buy some Robosapiens and have them shuffle around while Peter Cullen does his voice-over.<br> <br> All I'm saying is let's see a G! model Prime like the one in the YouTube spot put his hand together in front of his chest. They would never touch without drastically changing the mechanics of the arm; hence some of the principles of the new designs.<br> <br>It's refreshing to see some of the characters this way. Prime looks good; modern; functional. <br> <br> As I said on another one of the talkbalks; If all of you G1 purists are so concerned about look, compare the cartoon to their toy counterparts - Ironhides toy and Ratchets are identical and don't even have heads.<br> <br> According to your post, I assumed that you would want Ironhide (who is one of the toughest Autobots) to transform into an SUV with a carseat and soccer ball in the backseat. He could even be an Eddie Bauer edition.<br> <br> I don't even want to know which private back water ambulance company still uses white vans to transfer patients.<br> <br> Still a pretty sad defense for hating on the film.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Okay, now i'm impressed

    by Napoleon Park

    being a '60s kid I'm not into shows based on '80s toys, but now that I see that the Robot King Kong from Destroy All Monsters is going to be in this, I guess it's going to be all right.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Found that Ambulance company!

    by DocMHumphrey

    They still use glass IVs. God I hate new ambulance/fire companies that paint their equipment/vehicles in colors that are easy to identify and use modernized tools. Man a van is a perfect rescue vehicle that can drive off-road or into dangerous situations. Who would want to have a militarized vehicle or a big heavy duty truck to do that kind of work. I'm sure we'll save lives and money if we use white vans.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I don't think he does -

    by DocMHumphrey

    I think Skorponok for the film is more of a minion ala Ravage/Frenzy/Rumble. I'm not sure if he has an alt mode that we see, but there have been several Transformers (Dinobots included) that stay in their alt modes more than we have even seen them in bot mode.<br> <br> Grimlock is a paradigm to this, as when I think of him in my head I think of him in his alt mode. Even in the animated feature, he never transforms into his bot mode and frankly I prefer to think of him this way. Skorponok in my mind doesn't matter and I don't hold him up to the standards and charm of Grimlock; so why should it matter in this film. <br> <br>His original toy was a bot that had a minion that tranformed into his head, but the toy was huge.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Actually

    by DocMHumphrey

    In the years that I worked in the EMS industry I have seen many vehicles that are painted with bright neon green and other colors that are more noticible at night time or that reflect light. It helps to keep workers safe (most medics receive injuries by being hit by drivers not noticing them). I might be biased in that respect, but it makse a lot of sense to me for him to be painted in those colors. Most fire depts color their boxes red with neon reflectors that are green or yellow, while most private firms that I have seen use reflective green/red with white base.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Google ambulance search

    by DocMHumphrey

    Wow...the pictures on the first page of that search...wiki came up...had ambulances from the following countries under the pics (San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico; Czech Republic). The chopper looked US/Euro; but hmmm....painted in bright Yellow from cockpit to prop.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    If the source didn't do it; Why should the film?

    by DocMHumphrey

    I gave examples with Grimlock. The source did it; so why does it make any difference to you if a secondary character that is not really known transforms or not?<br> <br> That doesn't make a bad movie. 'Troll 2' is a bad movie.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    DocMHumphrey, how dare you criticize TROLL 2

    by Frietag

    That deathless classic is playing in L.A., at the Nuart, on August 10.

  • June 15, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    No, seriously. TROLL 2.

    by Frietag

    At the Nuart. On August 10. http://tinyurl.com/2mmm95

  • June 15, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I think you missed the part of the arguement

    by DocMHumphrey

    Skoronok can transform...I just don't think he does in the film. <br> <br> People who use the 'TINO' phrase as a trump card in a conversation is the irrelevancy. Please explain how this is possibly Transformers in Name Only. <br> <br> So are you saying that every toy compared to the cartoon/comic are TINO? Hell, there's a red edition of Bumblebee and a Yellow Cliffjumper. I have them both. I did not scream to the sky 'TINO'!<br><br> My example of Grimlock does have weight. How much time does Grimlock spend in dino mode compared to bot?<br> <br> What about my Ironhide/Ratchet example? Their toys sucked compared to what they looked like in the cartoon, but yet you don't cry TINO to those.<br> <br> My point is that you selectively pick one or two little things about this film and cry horror, comparing it to the inconsistant original source. I loved both playing with the toys, reading the comics, and watching the show. I never cried TINO over the differences, nor do I use it to end a conversation.

  • June 15, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Regular

    by DocMHumphrey

    I love the characters too, I grew up with them also. It just doesn't mean the end all be all.<br> <br> Ratchet for instance, it just doesn't bother me. Being a huge hummer capable of going off road and maybe actually rescusing someone in a forest fire or a flood. A van ambulance can't do that. It make him a little tougher in my mind, a little more durable. I can understand a change like that. I'm hoping that when I see the film that I'll have the same connection I did with the major characters like Bumblebee and Prime. Look back and watch the initial G1 pilot. How many lines did Ratchet have in there.<br> <br> One question still lies though, why do you berate the film vs. cartoon, but yet don't mention anything like the cartoon vs. cartoon inconsistencies or even the toy vs. cartoon ones.<br> <br> There are many inconsistencies in this franchise, so why is the film critizied so heavily while the others are not? Was it the chance for the filmmakers to, "get it right"? Sometimes things just add up right. Yeah she's a hot chick and she rings your bell, but once you go on that date with her and find out that she is as interesting as a brick it changes a part of the dynamic.<br> <br> Bringing the Transformers to film in a realistic setting just maybe didn't translate well. Having tough and fast moving vehicles are great example. Bumblebee looks great as a Camero, honestly, look at how many different incarnations of Bumblebee there have been and you going to be critical about him being a Camero now?<br> <br> I understand about Prime, I wanted to see the flat nose too and the flames bother me too. I thought it was a smart and interesting choice with the Peterbuilt, because they are a bigger truck and also the salute to Spielburg for 'Duel'. That's cool, maybe did it entirely have to be in the 'Transformers' movie, no, but I'm not going to go crazy and about it.<br> <br> I gave up on the Transformers franchise after Beastwars and when it turned into Pokemon/Power Rangers crap. I'm looking at this movie to breathe life back into the stale franchise, differences and all. It could fail for me on a personal level, but I haven't seen the film yet, so I don't really know how to judge it as a whole quite yet.

  • June 15, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I don't know what's worse

    by ZombieKeef

    That these arguements continue on and on with such intensity and conviction and still mean nothing since the movie hasn't been released or the fact that I read every single post in this talkback. We are all such nerds.

  • June 15, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    regularface, you are funny...

    by Boober

    Beyond the aesthetic maelstrom known as "flames on Optimus", there are reasons for changes. I loved the TF in the 80's as a kid. I ranked it above Star Wars, GI Joe, Thundercats...He-man ran a close second. This is live action, sport. Peterbilt = added mass for size...thousands of moving part to accomodate realistic movement and articulation...etc, etc. Rent the original cartoon/movie if you need a "box"obot, mass-shifting fix. talkbackers who whine about reasonable changes to the TF = nipples on Batman.

  • June 15, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    DocMHumphrey, Europe needs to thank these people first

    by Bronx Cheer

    Russians (Soviets)...and then Britain...we come in third...and while we do definitely deserve some credit, the Soviets were the main reason Hitler fell, and without the long and sustained efforts of all three nations, Hitler would have conquered Europe. It's in the history books.

  • June 16, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Thanks Regular for the back-up

    by DocMHumphrey

    The Soviets weren't the main reason Hitler fell, it was the fact he attacked the Soviet front by dividing his forces. It's in the history books that the Russians at the time didn't have the equipment nor the resources to fight the war, hence the huge ratio in Nazi casualties vs. Russian casualties. If Hitler wouldn't have gotten over-confident, he could have concentrated the rest of his troops on us and we would have had a huge fight on our hands. <br> <br>Never mind anything like statistics or valuable information. I mean England is roughly the size of Florida and at the time of WWII their population was not even close to the United States at the time. Yeah the Brits are great fighters and they fought with us, but saying the Russians 'defeated' the Nazis is a long shot. The only thing they were good at was grabbing spoils at the end of the war. Anyone from Berlin want to add to this? Thank a Russian? Anyone here from China? North Vietnam? Korea? Afganistan? Any takers? Even if they could answer someone would be banging on their door in the next day or so. Let's look up Charles de Gaulle or maybe Churchill; they have some interesting opinions on Americans and our contributions.<br> <br> Anyways...I still think this one-sheet poster is European or Asian. I don't think it will be in an American theatre. Has anyone seen it?

  • June 16, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    "This looks like photoshops!!1! Can't be reel!! lawlz"

    by Vi

    Idiots. What do you think people in Hollywood use - Magic? Dum dum dum dum.... They use Photoshop.

  • June 25, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap!

    by SakeDickens2006

    I think I just shat myself!

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