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Be Careful When Inviting Michael Bay To Your Hometown...He May Blow It Up!! Chicago 'Spolsions Video Here!!

Merrick here...
Michael Bay's filming TRANSFORMERS 3 in Chicago. No matter how big a mess this third film threatens to be, I am really, really eager to see what all of this Windy City insanity looks like on the big screen. I love's one of the few cities in the U.S. I'd seriously consider moving to if I left Austin. But that doesn't mean it won't be fun watching Michael fuck up the place as only he can. This one's from our man Highrise, who's been dutifully chronicling the Bayhem via iPhone whenever possible...

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  • July 28, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • July 28, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    not woah!

  • July 28, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    i-phone takes good video.

    by CreasyBear

  • July 28, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay is a second-unit director

    by kabong

    Hire him to shoot some actions sequences and do some fast-cut editing. Then fire him.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    agreed, looks like shit

    by Stifler's Mom

    everything that's wrong with 21st century cinema is on display in these stupid fucking movies.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Double Rainbow!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    What does it mean?

  • July 28, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    kinda cool seeing chicago lit up

    by lostboytexas

    transformers 3 will make house party look like house party 2

  • July 28, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Nolan did this first

    by Those_arent_pillows

    damn copy cat bay

  • July 28, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    This will be unrecognizable in the actual movie

    by NoQuarter

    because the shots will include at least 800 CGI images, all moving at speeds faster than the human eye can track. Meh.

  • July 28, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I'd hate to be answering phones at Chicago city hall.

    by Royston Lodge

    Imagine being the one to take all the phone calls from concerned citizens who didn't get the memo that a movie is being filmed in their city. I bet they get plenty of 911 calls from people who think they're under terrorist attack!

  • July 28, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by Royston Lodge

    Sorry, that line just jumped into my head and I had to get it out.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    That video will be better than Transformers III.

    by Dharma4

    And that "wow" the dude uttered will be a better dialogue delivery than anyone else will and can do in that movie

  • July 28, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Remember In Inception

    by TheNewDirector

    When an old fuck says " Ass to ass" Inception is all movies.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    and yeah that iPhone video taking

    by Dharma4

    is fucking amazing.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    explain how this looks like shit??

    by Pancho_Villa

    Sure the movie is going to suck but how does this behind the scenes video look like shit? Have any of you been on an action movie film set? The movie is going to suck but seeing Chicago like this is awesome.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Under terrorist attack?

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    I'd say so. This Bay guy definitely falls under the category of "cultural terrorist" in my book. And as our dear Reverend Hicks would put it, he's "a demon set loose upon the Earth to lower the standards".

  • July 28, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST


    by Bluto425

    Transformers 3 is gonna fuckin suck the same as the first 2. It's hard to get interested or excited about Michael Bay blowing something up. It's the only thing he knows how to do. Now Michael Bay taking a screenwriting class, or doing a comedy or drama without a shitload of special fx, that would be something worth reading.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Riddle me this.

    by andy kaufman

    Why is it that this site who trashes tformers on the regular keeps posting the same shit over and over again. Yes they're shooting in chi town we get it move the fuck on.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Don't people at this site cream their pants at this stuff?

  • July 28, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    yes maybe bay should take a screen writing class

    by 2007

    for the movies he doesn't write. What part of intended big silly summer movie don't you people understand. Next you'l be saying Tropic thunder was dumb compared to platoon and the director of that should take script writing classes...if you don't like it don't see it that's all. Inception was great but it won't make $400 plus million domestic, we just don't have the audience here and bay knows that, which is why he's one of the top earners of 2009...the film industry is a business and bay is one of the smarter characters out there.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Tropic Thunder was awful

    by RPLocke

    Saw it on DVD. Once is all you need.

  • July 28, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I see

    by bva2476

    I love this site. That said, why does every post have to just be profane and vile? You people talk about directors that make the same movies and how bad they are, yet for some reason, you still click on the links and read/watch and then feel the need to type out a profanity laced post, which you feel makes your point more valid? Am I missing something? Great, I get it. You HATE HATE Transformers....and from majority of the posts I read, you people here hate ALL movies. So my question to you is, why come to a site that you know will post stuff that angers you? I'm all for writing and giving feedback or comments on a movie/director. But come talk about Bay how he can't make a movie without explosions, but on the same side of the coin, you can't write a post with swearing. Just saying. If you all you angry posters hate this site and it's content soooo much, then start your own site where you can talk about the movies you do like. Not sure what those would be....OH, and let me save you some thought process, here is a reply subject line you can use: TRANSFORMERS FUCKED YOUR MOM AND RAPED YOUR DAD WHILE YOUR SISTER ATE MY BALL SACK...all caps too so it's extra smart. And my regards to 2007, nice post.

  • July 28, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    When posters slack on Bey I just remember that these same people think Dawn of the Dead is good.

  • July 28, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    you are all Michael's bitches

    by frg10

    each man that does his job and lives the way he wants without paying attention to anybody is my kind of guy. Bay doesn't give a flying fuck what people on web say about him. He just does his thing, the way he wants it and all the critisism from all the suppoused to know something about cinema loosers around the web - like here all the so smart so full of taste and love for cinema art ball lickers - doesn't affect him. Not only this, I deeply belive he doesn't even know that site like this, AICN, exists. And I assure you, the first moment he would invite Harry to loccation - like the one recorde above - you would all start having Harry's colums about his one and only eye for action. michael bay rules. he fucks your mom's for breakfest and eats your sisters. That's the man you should worship. That's the man who said GET THE FUCK OUT to Megan Fox. This is the guy your mother wanted to fuck in her 3rd year of marriedge becouse already then she was bored to death by your father and dissguested by you as a child. And it goes to each an every one pussy in front of computer writing crap about this guy. He fucks your moms, that's it. even though they are ugly as a motherfucker. Eat shit. Vote for Snakes on a Plane. Kick-Ass and other geek turds here. The guy owns all of you!

  • July 28, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Gotham City.

    by imagin78

    Now THAT is how the ferry scene should have ended. It is hard to watch The Dark Knight and take it seriously when all I see is Chicago. The realism needs to be dialed down in the next Batman film. Oh, and who really cares about TF3?

  • July 28, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    consumer video

    by nametaken

    is getting pretty amazing. no more blurry big foot pictures in our future.

  • July 28, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I would never invite

    by Kremzeek

    Bay to my home town... unless he was going up in one of the explosions. That would be some really cool filmmaking.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    damn thats the best commercial for an iphone

    by WickedJacob

  • July 28, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I saw The Beef yesterday driving Bumblebee on Wacker

    by terry1978

    It was cool to see it happen in real life, regardless of how iffy the flick itself may be as a final product.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    seeing your own city in a film

    by 2007

    and not having the film refer to the city by name is very distracting

  • July 28, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Stupid nerds...

    by Lemure_v2

    As soon as I saw there was TF3 news, I wanted to see it because I ENJOYED THE FIRST TWO. Then, I scrolled down to see a bunch of sad fanboys saying how rubbish this film will be, and how much they hate Bay. Well, fuck off and stop clicking on TF links then, dickheads! Harry, it would be great if you could disable talk back on the TF news. It would be so funny to think of all those attention seeking nerds not able to whine about something they don't like. Try it, for an experiment.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Oh, and so you know...

    by Lemure_v2

    this film will make 500 million plus and there's not a damn thing you can do about it, because some of that money will be yours. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • July 28, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Rosie felt Profane and vile, and the heat in the trailer...

    by conspiracy

    wasn't helping matters much. "Do it for fame, do it for fame..." the model turned actress repeated over and over in her head as she took inch after in of Bays sweaty prick into her mouth from the slit in his leather pants. "Yeah..Baby...MUCH better than Megan...Much better; plus you don't smell like vasaline and make-up...yet" Bay groaned to his newest find. All in all Michael was happy with the situation; his former on set fuck Megan Fox, having spent months bad mouthing her benefactor, and showed up on set a skanky 98 pounds of silicone impregnated flesh, had been dispensed of with easy...a robot prop and a bucket full of piss and Megan was now in the last ticks of her 15 minutes. Bay smiled as he remembered the piss drenched Fox, tearily leaving the set that day. "Yeah Megan could take a fisting..." Bay though as Rosie contiuned her minstrations on his surgically enhanced member; "...but the cunt believed her own hype...she'll be giving me her first born to get back into the biz in about 8 years...should be ripe enough to fuck by then"</p><p>KABOOM! From outside the trailer a huge explosion shook the building as one of Michael patented explosions went off. "FUCK!..."Bay screamed out; the explosion had caused his nubile new protoge to bite down on his erection. Grabbing her by her hair Bay lifted the startled model from the floor, her face controted in pain and suprise. "YOu'll soon learn control little one..." Bay whispered through clentched teeth, and opening the door through Rosie through it an onto the ground in front of the trailer. "I'm done with it..."Bay screamed, coke fueled sweat dripping from his face, hand stroking his engorged prick as a cloud of dust from the explosion covered the area; "...she is all yours..I'll watch". Bay cackled..the joy of being "Bay" filled his dark heart...and Jack the Caterer could not believe his luck.

  • July 28, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Sorry for sp and typos...5 minute job

    by conspiracy

  • July 28, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Mr. Bay, call for you...

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    Hello? Oh hey Mayor Daley! What's up? Loud noises? Panic in the streets? Yeah, it is sort of loud, why? People are upset? Why? Didn't you tell everyone I'm in town filming? Well, yeah... I'm blowing up downtown Chicago, of course! Whuzzat? I said... I'm BLOWING UP Chicago... it's gonna look AWESOME on the big screen! Huh? No! This is mass destruction on a huge scale! It's my oever, over-wah, whatever that damn French word is... HUH? Fuck no I'm not using CGI explosions! That'd be so gay! I'm only using REAL explosions! I'm Michael FUCKIN' BAY, dammit!!! Gotta run, Mr. Mayor, we're knocking the Willis Tower into Lake Michigan in 5 minutes! *click*

  • July 28, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay


    Damn You Michael Bay

  • July 28, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    "Huge" explosions?

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    No. "Huge" is 30 or 40 megatons. Those were fucking sparklers.

  • July 28, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Was that taken on the iPhone 4?

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    If so, that's magnificent and perhaps worth the trouble of having no calling signal when you hold the damn thing the wrong way, as well as slow streaming speeds on the net.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Wow, it's a good thing he actually caught the explosions

    by RPLocke

    Point your camera at the street where explosions are going off in the opposite direction.

  • July 28, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Please for the love of Primus let this

    by Dennis_Moore

    be the last one so we can get a reboot.

  • July 29, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST


    by JonChambers

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    by JonChambers

  • July 29, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay is a god among directors.

    by Joely_Boy

    He does whatever the fuck he wants and I like it. An auteur with a budget. Too rare.

  • July 29, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST


    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Your vagina is full of and looks like shit....but I still fuck it.

  • July 29, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    AICN bitches always talk about Bay and his directing....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    like they know how to put a movie together. Talk about ArmChair Quarterbacks, ya'll are DirectorChair faggots!

  • July 29, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    I can see a tree from my window

    by BenBraddock

    Seriously nice view there! Awesome beautiful town, Chicago. Nice video, man

  • July 29, 2010, 5:58 a.m. CST



    ...I invite Michael Bay to my hometown, can I blow him up instead ?

  • July 29, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST

    maybe the remake

    by 2007

    will be as good as the michael bayless GI Joe atleast the fanboys will be happy

  • July 29, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    is the whole movie being filmed in that neighborhood?

    by MamboMan

    so far every single video is from that location

  • July 29, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I hate the Bay, but I have to admit...


    ...when you have a main road closed off in a major American city, with dozens of that city's police force running security essentially at your command while you're setting off huge pyrotechnic explosions on your current, $200,000,000+, major-studio franchise film... you've gotta feel like the sun rises and sets from your balls. <p> Trust me... I'm an absolute Bay-hater, through and through. But the son of a bitch is definitely living my dream life. If only his movies were good, then he'd have it completely.

  • July 29, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by frg10

    you got my respect