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Bay + Freeway + Cars = TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN 'Splosion!!

Published at: Sept. 2, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

Merrick here...
Transformers Movie Chronicles has posted some filming of filming of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN that pretty much speaks for itself. See it...

HERE!!!



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  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    first

    by ganymede3010

    bitches

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by byronimation

    Good to see there will be 'splosions in a Michael Bay movie.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Goddammit I love explosions!!!!

    by Baron-Von-Poopie-Pants-the-3rd

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    crappy story, crappy director, crappy actors.

    by TooWhippy

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Dang that's some choppy video

    by thelivingdoll

    Can any site other than YouTube stream video worth a damn?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Wow that was totally... meh

    by Bhaald

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    What time is it in texas?

    by FILMFUNK

    Oh this will SUx!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Haha very nice!

    by Aeghast

    I loathe Bay and everything Bay-related but give me explosions in a highway and I'm sold. Also fun to hear the guys' reaction.. "Holy sh*t this, holy sh*t that", true Americans!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Fuck this shit.

    by UMAGA

    Don't see it.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Two years is not a lot of time

    by Mr Nicholas

    I sure hope it doesn't wind up rushed like X-Men 3.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Wow.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Just wow.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    not working

    by ABking

    :(

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Now i don't need to see the movie

    by g-ride9000

    fuck bay

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Mr Nicholas

    by BackwardGalaxy

    Mr Nicholas: It's a Michael Bay movie. How will you be able to tell the damn difference?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Bay + Freeway + Cars =

    by Bruce of all Trades

    ANY Michael Bay movie... But I like Bay's car chases, so it's all good.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Coherent

    by spencey7

    Nice to be able to make out what exactly is going on. <BR><BR> Sure as hell won't be the case in the final edit.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Bay for Superman

    by samurai sark

    would be better than Singer. All I'm saying.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Bay for Superman

    by samurai sark

    would be better than Singer. All I'm saying.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    ???

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    oh my god....something blew up in a Michael Bay movie???....was it HYPE or an ACTUAL explosion???

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    We start by making a big CG building...

    by photoboy

    ... and then we have a meteor go RAAAAAASH!! CRAAAAAAAWW! And motorcycles burst into flames as they jump over these helicopters, right. An 18 wheeler spins out of control, and it's all like BRAAAAAAAAASHHHHH!! And this huge tanker full of diamonds CRAAAAAFF! BRAAAAAGH!!<br><br> Michael Bay, the man who doesn't know the difference between special effects and story. TINO2 is going to be one huge pile of shit thanks to the shitty scrap metal robot designs, retarded script writers and Bay's inability to film something people with an IQ over 50 can appreciate.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    AWESOME sequel news from the interweb.

    by ArcadianDS

    *KAAAABOOOOOOM*

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    oh, a transformers talkback

    by Bouncy X

    cue the people who claim to hate the first...oh wait they're ehre already, they sure got here fast, that's interesting.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Bay is shitting himself

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Because Cameron is coming back baby.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay > The Rat

    by PirateEmery

    I much prefer Michael Bay in his summer popcorn sellers, than Brett Ratner. Seriously... X3? Really?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    PirateEmery

    by kwisatzhaderach

    That's true. Everything's relative.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    and its gone

    by thinboyslim.

    mirror anyone?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    ANOTHER freeway scene? Does this hack have a single original ide

    by Robots In Das Guys

    Seriously? How many cars blow up on this one?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    A single original idea, that is*

    by Robots In Das Guys

    Fuck this talkback.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay + Explosions + Giant Fucking Robots = Awesome

    by Badass_Harry_Callahan

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    OF COURSE there's a freeway scene!

    by TheAtomicCow

    It's a movie about giant fucking robots that blow shit up and turn into CARS! Where exactly would YOU film them driving fast and shooting each other?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    HA! I love TRANSFORMERS Talkbacks.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!<P>THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!<P>THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!<P>THE POWER OF BAY COMPLES YOU!<P>THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay's rejected TDK script!

    by Robots In Das Guys

    http://tinyurl.com/5c8czb

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Remember when explosions were scary and not pretty?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Saving Private Ryan = scary explosives.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Shit for cretins and juveniles

    by fitzcarraldo2

    More moronic crap for the cud-chewing bovine hordes.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I want a 360 shot of a nuclear explosion.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Rev up the little BMW go-cart, snort a line, slam a green tea and get to work.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    There's something to be said for...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...the sound of a genuine explosion; raw, unfilted and most certainly jolting. Bet what you hear in the finished movie won't be nearly as "real" as what you hear on the footage.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    What's all this bullshit...

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    About Mike Bay doing coke? Snorting coke off hookers' asses and stuff. Has this ever been known to have taken place? Grow the fuck up. He's an awesome action director who made a success out of transformers.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    cool....

    by DigitalBeachWar

    an explosion and some guy talking... awesome!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    How about a spoiler warning?

    by Irina Spanko

    Now we know there will be an explosion in Transformers 2. It's a Bay movie. Let the man have his explosions. At least he makes them look good, even if they are meaningless.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    No, actually....

    by Premiere Warlord Bush

    ...that was just a terrorist attack. Way to bring us this non-news AICN...

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    not only is bay doing coke....

    by floatybrownthing

    But he's fucking 12 year old mexican boys in his trailer too, cause that's just how he rolls. ohhhh yeah. Oh and seeing as it hasn't been said: damn you michael bay

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    stuff go boom

    by Fineus Fog

    yep - its a Bay movie. Thanks for the obvious A.I.Obvious.News. I will go see this though - enjoyed the fuck out of the last one

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Get a Life Haters

    by JOHNCONNORS_FORESKIN_CAMEO

    You bunch of Wankers! We all know you'll be the first in line to watch Bayformers 2, so shove it! Mickey Bay comin' to pwn your ass this '09

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    cool

    by slkboxrman

    i hate filming of filming..but it did look cool... and all u haters can keep on hating ......transformers 2 is gonna be awesome....and really , u lame-o fanboys better get ur heads out of ur asses.....if u didnt like the first one, blame the writers, not bay....obviously all u so called movie professionals with iqs over 50(photoboy)dont know the definition of "director"....go look it up, u smart fuckers have a dictionary im sure.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    An Explosion? IN A BAY MOVIE?

    by finky089

    no fucking way! <p> TINO2!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay can't tell a story.

    by Evangelion217

    But he sure knows how to make some decent entertainment. His style is unique, and fun to look at, when I'm in that type of mood. His films don't appeal to my personal preference, and some of his films flat-out suck. But the ones that I do like, are good escapism on a saturday night. :)

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Blew up real good

    by skimn

    Bay = The McKenzie Bros of filmmaking

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I bought Tformers on bluray today and...

    by rsdigi

    feel like I was gyped. What's with all the talk of how beautiful it looks? I'm watching in 1080p and don't notice anything better then the reg. dvd. I have Troy and I am Legend and they look fuckin' awesome. But Tformers still has the grainy quality the dvd has. Does anyone else here think the bluray looks good? cause I don't.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Geeks who hate Transformers

    by bottombrick

    Do Not Go to the sequel! The first time you had to see for yourself, who new it could be that bad. But if you go this time you are destroying cinema. Leave it for the people who find their entertainment in a bag of popcorn, flashing colors, and laBeefsploitation.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Or if you do go don't pay for Transformers

    by bottombrick

    Its really easy to pay for one movie ticket and walk into a different feature.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    slkboxrman

    by photoboy

    I know the definition of director, it's the person in charge of getting a good script together, hiring competent production designers and then making a coherent film that people will enjoy watching.<br><br> For TINO, Bay hired idiots to ruin the classic robot designs. He then hired idiots to write a story about a boy and his car. He then proceeded to make a film about robots urinating on people and dogs urinating on robots. With explosions.<br><br>

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    as long as robots piss on people and say "my bad", I will be the

    by geraldbeans

    What black person will he exploit in a racist scene this time now that bernie mac is gone?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Never...EVER...eat Taco Bell on the go!!!

    by JDanielP

    See what happens?!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Gerald

    by skimn

    Anthony Anderson's still available. Get an extra box of doughnuts.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Bay = Retarded 10 Year Old Boy With A Raging Coke Habit

    by LaserPants

    Hence, this.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    FUCK MICHAEL BAY!

    by FuckMichaelBay

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    FUCK MICHAEL BAY!

    by FuckMichaelBay

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:26 p.m. CST

    FUCK MICHAEL BAY!

    by FuckMichaelBay

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Mr_Saxon

    by FuckMichaelBay

    There is no reason to stop smoking spliffs. It had nothing to do with your brain fart. You are fine.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    NEW AND IMPROVED!

    by FuckMichaelBay

    FUCK MICHAEL BAY! <br><br>FUCK MICHAEL BAY! <br><br>FUCK MICHAEL BAY! <br><br>FUCK MICHAEL BAY! <br><br>FUCK MICHAEL BAY! <br><br>FUCK MICHAEL BAY! <br><br>FUCK MICHAEL BAY! <br><br>YEAH!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Transformers 2: More Hysterical Screaming Negroes

    by LaserPants

    Yes, I used the word negro on purpose. Bay is one of those guys who is a raging racist but doesn't know it. I honestly don't think he realizes that ALL of his minority characters are raging stereotypes. Lots of people are like that -- they're so deep into the programming, they don't realize that they're racist at all. Its rather sad.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    NEVER

    by Phategod2

    put Bay and Superman in the same sentence. Pathos mutherfucker.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Agreed Laserpants

    by Phategod2

    very true.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    bunch o G1 wankers the lotta ye

    by bongo123

    bay's transformers was a fucking blast and thankgod he scrapped any notion of listening to rabid fancocks who shouldve grown up by now about using original designs, the guy made a kickass summer flick for the masses not you bunch of fucking retarded crybabys who havent so much as made a home made porno flick let alone bring a fucking enormous special effects blockbuster under budget, in time and which went onto to make a fucking ton of money, i hope he cranks out loads more of em..

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Too bad he didn't listen in film school either

    by Phategod2

    About making scenes coherant and the action able to view. To watch a Transformers action scene you have to have Power level of 1,000.00 That was DBZ reference if you missed it. Honestly though I could care less about the G1 Aspect after I read the script which was shit and was the same shit he shot.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Fuck Don

    by Phategod2

    Want to hear a secret? I actually liked Shoot em up.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    What would YOU prefer...

    by UltimaRex

    Bayformers 2 or Pearl Harbor 2? I'll watch fun Bay just to stop "serious" Bay. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Hate away, fatties!

    by xevoid

    Here come the mouth-breathing Bay-haters.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    he blew the hell out of that shit real fucking good!!!!

    by BMacSmith

    heehee

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Transformrs2 :More GiantRobots Hiding From Each Other

    by BMacSmith

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Regarding PhartGod - I believe that guy (either Don Murphy or one of his minions) rides under the name "FartGodTheIRSTard" (or something to that effect) now. I haven't seen him post on AICN in quite awhile though. Keep your eyes open was we inch closer to TFers 2.<P>BTW - that party sounded AWESOME.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    the_X_From_Outer_Space

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    TomBodet?!<P>What the fuck happened you crazy bastard?

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Transformers 2: Jazz gets new Rims...

    by br1947

    Fuck Michael Bay and his fat little buddy George Lucas too

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Awesome. More cars blowing up on a freeway.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    Yeah, this is definately a download.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Anyone know why the Scriptgirl TB got shut down?

    by FuckMichaelBay

    Hopefully it was because they realized it was pointless.<br><br>Maybe it had to do with telemarketer's random and seriously deranged postings.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    br1947

    by FuckMichaelBay

    George Lucas and I are not friends.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    That SUV with the camera on top

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    looked like that commie death probe from The Six Million Dollar Man.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    For As Awful As It Was, And Will Be...

    by LaserPants

    most of the action set-pieces and efx were pretty awesome. Which leads me to hope that one day someone will get around to making a really awesome giant robot movie, say, like NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, GUNDAM, MACROSS, or the new best one evah, GURREN LAGAAN.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay just doesn't have enough explosions in his movies...

    by DavidDuchovneys_wandering_cock

    Ahhhh, j/k that was fucking awesome!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    *KABOOOOOM*

    by worldofwarcraft

    So true.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Once Had Yummy Labia!

    by bobjustbob

    "Cars exploding on a freeway" IS THE definition of a Michael Bay film. He just adds various vomit-inducing stereotypes to change things up a bit.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    @ mr saxon, you fucking moron

    by jason baum

    really, you're joking around about that shit? you're not cool, edgy, funny, or mean; yer just a fucking idiot. i don't care what bay did to yer movie experience, get a clue dipshit. i hope they find that shit on yer laptop & then you can tell your little jokes in prison and see how funny those guys think you are. internet crybabies like you who have to take things to that level give the rest of us a bad rep. fucking tool.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Transformers 2: Jazz Gets Rimmed

    by bobjustbob

    would be more appropriate.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    YAAAAAAWWWWN

    by J.B.M.A.

    Frankly who gives a shit. 'Splosions or not this film will be as fucking terrible as the first one - cue the rantings of the under twelves who actually enjoyed it...tedious little cunts the lot of them.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by J.B.M.A.

    ...and these days pretty much EVERYONE does this better than Bay, which is just really depressing on a huge scale.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Optimus

    by Rommel Catuncan

    shows up and is he's like, NINJA!!! and Megatron sees him and goes, "PRIIIIIME!" and then this good robot (I'm not sure which) goes, "I'll cover you" and does this insane rolling thing and shoots the other one, the bad one- I didn't catch his name- but he was one mean-looking badass s.o.b. Shoot! Clang! Laser! Bonesaw! Breakdance! Ozone! Turbo! Extensive building damage!!! Yeah!!!

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay...

    by Sir Psycho Sexy

    ...is the motherfukin' man, motherfuckers! I love explosions! I love giant motherfuckin' robots! I love Michael Motherfuckin' Bay!

  • Fuck anyone who disagrees.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    "Fuck anyone who disagrees"

    by Phategod2

    Award winning commentary. Really you should write a book.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Mr. Saxon

    by kinksy

    Roman Polanski is a pedophile and a rapist and he still makes films so starting that rumor won't do you much good.

  • Sept. 2, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    oh em gee.

    by halberd

    So sick. Can't wait to see that on some fast cameras.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Looks like TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Fuck yeah!!!

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Serious Bay?

    by tomdolan04

    Pearl Habour was serious? Seriously? Well I laughed, maybe it was just me.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Note the "'s

    by UltimaRex

    It was "serious" not serious. If you get my meaning.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 4:53 a.m. CST

    re:rsdigi

    by tattooray

    I just finished watching it myself and was actually thinking it was a great transfer 'cause of the way they preserved the film grain. Way too many transfers go overboard with the glossing over. And while Transformers is by no means classic cinema, I was glad to see the makers' film choice left intact. Here's hoping they do this on more blu-ray releases.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    If you can't tell what's going on it isn't exciting.

    by Mr Gorilla

    Simple as that. I'd also add: if you don't care about the characters, it isn't exciting. And, if the action scene doesn't flow out of the plot in an emotional way... it isn't exciting. Michael Bay will talk about these things, as will Jerry Bruckheimer. But they will never UNDERSTAND them, as filmmakers.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST

    I've gotta defend it...

    by tattooray

    It's the only Bay film I haven't outright hated. I really do like it, in fact. As far as not being able to follow the action, I had no problem whatsoever. I loved the action, in particular the jet fighting while transforming back and forth. This movie was just plain fun.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    You know, I was just thinking...

    by MonkeyLord

    If you took Bay's version of transformers, and just renamed all of the characters, he could have easily marketed it as Gobots instead. Oh, and it would still be a shitty movie.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Transformers In Name Only....

    by Darth Macchio

    Or it could be a guy who drives an early 90's camaro and wears a lot of gold chains.

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Opening Scene Set in China?

    by DeeJay

    Say what you will, but that's a smart business move when you go for an international market. Hitting screens just under a year after the Beijing Olympics, the scene has the potential to have an incredible amount of resonance (depending on its execution, of course) with a global audience. Hopefully, part 2 will do a better job of teasing some of Steve Jablonsky's score before the release of the film. On top of this, Bay's crew has the potential to hint at a number of things within the framework of the world they've created (biological weapons based on microscopic life forms inadvertedly brought to Earth by the characters in part 1, Transformers speaking in multiple languages, visually "risky" vignettes from battles on other planets, etc). They could even fuse the Autobots' martial arts kata-like poses with some iconic images from sequential art (taking a hint from Sam Raimi in "Spiderman 1"). The question I have is this; *if* they plan to make this a 3-part series, then the protagonist must lose something in part 2. What could that be?

  • Sept. 3, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Cool!

    by Wisewoman

    Explosions!

  • Sept. 4, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    M-O-M...you disappoint because...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!<P>THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!<P>THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!

  • Sept. 4, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    M-O-M

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nice to see that no matter the Talkback, THE POWER OF BAY COMPELS YOU!!!

  • Sept. 4, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    MOM...

    by DeeJay

    ... while many of Bay's films have some glaring weaknesses (ineffective prose and characters with missing dimensions), would you not agree that Bay has a rather unique set of talents? Among those talents, he looks to be one of Hollywood's best directors when it comes to logistics, raising capital, motivating staff above and below the line, executing the visuals that he plans, etc. Is it that his films are often weak in the areas you deem as most important, or are you not willing to recognize the things that they (with the exception of "Pearl Harbor") often do correctly?