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Merrick here...

Darth Malboro just received the latest edition of Empire, evidently a few days early.  He describes its cover thusly...

The cover has Sentinel Prime, the mystery transformer shown on the moon at the end of the teaser trailer. The article inside confirms the is an autobot and is  described as a big brother mentor to Optimus.

He was kind enough to send us the picture he's referring to. You can EMBIGGEN this image!  

Thanks a ton to Darth Malboro for taking the time to send this in to us! 


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  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by CrazySlasher

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by imagegod

    very, very gay.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by macheesmo3

    I want to be excited for this .... but Mr Bay has made me gun shy. Oh sure I'll go and see it. But I'm not expecting much for my dollahs!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Spock Prime

    by Filmcaptain

    No, really, the face looks like Leonard Nimoy.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    More robots

    by OSAMP1

    Thats exactly what the last transformers was missing. (sarcasm)

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Sentinel Prime

    by twogunjames

    Sounds like a newspaper. Optimus Prime sounds like some kind of weekend self help seminar so . . .

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Man these faces are hard to make out.

    by knowthyself

    Thats my only gripe with the transformer designs. They lack any and all human elements that make you relate to them. On top of that you can't make out any facial features. It's just a mess of scrap metal that sort of resembles a face.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Conan the Blockbuster?

    by marineboy

    Somehow I doubt it :s

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by spidercoz

    'cause he's old, see? feh

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I can't tell if that Optimus is new

    by UGG

    the colours are the only thing's that make them distinguishable when their in motion anyway.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Still, kind of hard to look at ...

    by Judge Briggs

    so many parts and accessories- one has to REALLY study those designs to take it all in, ya know?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    smash em together till they splode

    by KonkBob

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Empire Magazine...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... also known as "Worst fucking Possible News Monthly." A Conan that looks like the third member of Milli Vanilli, CGI-Reynolds, and the ILM Full Employment Act (a/k/a the Transformers franchise for chest-bumping, corn syrup-laden, functionally retarded teen boys).

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Bay lost me at Transformers 2

    by cookepuss

    I'm not gonna jump on the Bay hate wagon, but #2 was pretty low brow. #1 was bad enough with Bumblebee pissing, but #2 took it to a whole new level. From the giant steel testicles to the offensive racial stereotypes, somebody clearly forgot to hit the censor button in the brain. I half expect Shia to don black face and Optimus to shoot Decepticons with a giant metal dong.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Briggs is right - it's a mess!

    by marineboy

    The Transformers should look a lot more streamlined - they look a f*cking mess right now. They all look the same - exactly the same problem Transformers 2 had...indistinguishable :s

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay to his concept artists:

    by ewokstew

    Let's put more detail on these robots than can be possibly absorbed by the human eye...Oh, and better yet! Let's animate all that microscopic detail so people really can't see what the heck is going on. Brilliant!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST


    by Lukes Lost Hand

    that is all

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    You know what? That actually looks pretty badass. And by that I mean...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius


  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    There is only one movie on that magzine cover that I fully

    by OSAMP1

    have confidence in and that is The Hobbit. TF, Scream, Conan, and Lantern can f#@k off. But I might give Green Lantern a shot.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    How to make a cheap trilogy:

    by cricklewood

    1. Put together godawful robot movie #1 2: Edit and juggle shots and plot of #1 to make #2. 3: Edit and re-jiggle shots and plots of #1 and #2 to make godawful movie #3. 4: Sit back and rake in dough from teenagers and immature guys who live with mom.


  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Where's SUPER 8 from last night's OSCARS? Anyone?

    by Mennen

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    hey look, they're poking fun

    by noiretblanc

    by showing a junkyard on the cover. oh, those piles of scrap metal are actually two of the transformers? oops.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    hey now

    by spidercoz

    there's plenty of immature guys who don't live with mom who will shell out for this, most of them are in fraternities

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    BTW... Conan... A real stinker on the way, folks.

    by Mennen

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    See a bunch of CGI blobs that might look like robots!

    by Jobacca

    If you squint....

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Directly to DVD looking Conan

    by aphextwin

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    anyone know where that SUPER 8 spot from last night is?

    by Mennen

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Explain to me why people like these but hate G.I. Joe: TRoC

    by NinjaRap

    Seriously. I just don't fucking get it. The Transformers movies are some of the least-entertaining, most poorly-made action flicks of the past decade. G.I. Joe produced a solid auction flick with lots of cheese on top, but my god, at least I had a good time. I didn't feel confused by the direction and insulted by the writing.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by dopepope

    After this, they'll reboot the thing and we'll get streamlined looking robots with happy faces and you'll all piss and shit on them too! Can't wait!!!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Emmm Conan

    by btc909

    Didn't you get the memo, Conan is going to tank. Will Conan even make it to the theaters. I say a limited release, it's pulled & heads to the rental boxes very quickly. Finally to DVD.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Perhaps Leonard Nemoy does the voice for the new Prime.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Looks awful

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    The designs of the Transformers has been dire. They all look like the inside of a clock!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Looks like cat barf, if a cat ate cars.

    by Meinert Hansen

    What a big fucking mess. My kids could design something more coherent by throwing a box of lego all over the floor. Then puking on it.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    SENTINEL Prime? Just great...

    by fanboy71

    Now if we ever do get a decent X-Men film, people will be talking about how they ripped off the idea of "Sentinels" from that shitty transforming robot movie. C'mon Hollywood, think of something original for once.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    If you weren't insulted by the writing of GI Joe then....

    by IndustryKiller!

    man, you must have the patience of a zen master.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Wow Amazing!

    by PlayerHater_of_the_year

    It still looks like a pile of over concepted video game dog shit. I can't wait to never see this movie.

  • Humanoid, fully expressive, but still made from rigid mechanical parts. Ratchet was the closest they got to that on the first and second movies. I can't believe anyone would complain about this face being too busy, it's a massive improvement.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I can see the details fine

    by twogunjames

    Look, I'm the first to admit the stories on these films are written by mongoloids with brain damage, but . . . "more detail on these robots than can be possibly absorbed by the human eye"?? Get some fucking glasses mate. My eye "absorbs" the detail just fine. Or . . . you know . . . I can see.

  • Toilet toilet toilet humour.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Jesus, Conan looks horrible.

    by Somerichs

    That's the lamest looking Euro-trash Conan they could have possible come up with.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I finally saw 2

    by Tom

    And it was so stunningly bad, I can't believe they are making more. It's like they want to make really bad movies. As for Conan and Green Lantern, I'm praying, but not excepting much. Now bring on Thor!!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    The first two posts sum up AICN

    by steve

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by steve

    My eyes hurt trying to figure it all out, and that's without anything moving.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Awesome!! More random junk deemed a Transformer!

    by alienindisguise's not awesome in the least.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    That robot has a fucking moustache.

    by angranoid

    That doesn't even make sense. Yes I know none of it make sense but in the litany of nonsense, moustaches on robots are the nonsensiest.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    "Too much detail!" = The mantra of the short-sighted moron.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    OPEN YOUR EYES! See the awesomeness that is before you and know that it comes with the coke-induced approval of one of the true big budget auteurs of our time: MICHAEL BAY!!!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    New Prime?

    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    Looks more like how Prime should have looked like, like in the 80's cartoon without the stupid metal lips.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    New Prime

    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    They got rid of the Lips

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry but CONAN LOOKS AWFUL. Golan & Globus awful

    by Mennen

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I want this to be good, I really do....

    by SobchakSecurity

    I know I'm probably in the minority on this one, but I actually like Michael Bay and most of his movies, I know I know, I see why people have there problems with them, so it's not totally lost on me, that being said, I can find entertainment value in them, even Armageddon, as dumb as it is as several have pointed out. That being said, I actually am looking forward to this. After ther 2nd movie, that yes, with everything that was wrong with it, I walked away saying it was at least entertaining. Course,I had been up all night the previous night before when I saw it cause I had been working overnight inventory, which is another story. I mean, the 2nd one was def a step down from the first, but it's far from being the worst thing I've ever seen. I really liked the first one. I thought it was a good mix of action and wonder, pretty much all due to Spielberg essentially working through Bay. And is probably one of Bay's best 2 along with The Rock. You gotta admit even if you hate Bay with a passion, that The Rock is a pretty solid/kick ass action movie that does show some potential. I have been approaching this one a lil more on the side of caution, but from what little I have seen, that super bowl spot was pretty badass I think. I hope this doesn't end up being a case of the adds/trailers being better than the first.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Designs have always been one of the best things about the movies..

    by CeejayNightwing

    Don't give a flying monkeys about more detail than I can comprehend in a shot, that's realistic! The bland block robots from the cartoon were easy on the eye but nothing about them did the job these do of selling these guys as Aliens first, Robots second. For those who can't tell them apart or distinguish the quality of the work the FX guys put into thee transformations and designs, unlucky! My eyes and my brain actually adapt after an extremely short time, ]it's no different to seeing detailed ships in Star Wars for the first time after years of smooth and plain space ships in other Sci Fi films and shows. I studied pictures of every SW ship until I knew them inside out as a kid. The kids today do the same for Transformers, you guys are just old and set in your ways so you moan, how sad!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by BuffyFaithtribyeah

    Never had Lips!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by Right Bastard

    These continue to be the worst character designs I've ever seen. From a visual storytelling standpoint, they are nothing short of terrible. Messy, cluttered, and entirely distracting. Even a Cal Arts student working for Dreamworks wouldn't come up with something this ba...oh, that's right.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Transformers will go down as...

    by jimmy_009

    ... an example of what NOT to do in creature and character design. What a cluster-fuck.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    "Explain to me why people like these but hate G.I. Joe: TRoC"

    by D.Vader

    Because, as I've said in other threads this week, GI JOE had illogical, half-thought out braindead action. Transformers may be cheesy at times, goofy in others, partially offensive too. But it NEVER has anything as mind-numbingly dumb as... ... Villains needing to fire nanite rockets at the Eiffel Tower, so instead of doing it discreetly from their helicopter or from an alley, they run into an office building, fire their machine guns in the lobby- thereby drawing the attention of the authorities and the JOES- and then RACE up the stairs to find a window to shoot out of before escaping on that helicopter. Transformers has nothing this brainless, as far as I can recall. All the action stems from some believable impetus, whereas this particular scene in JOE paints the villains (or the screenwriter) as retarded. Then of course there's Channing Tatum's inability to act, but that's a different story. Anyhoo, that's my take. I hoped to enjoy JOE on the level of Transformers but it was just way worse in the lack of intelligence department.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    More close-up shaky-cam battle scenes?

    by ravenloff

    No thank you. Despite being a huge sci-fi geek, I didn't bother with the second one and won't with this one. Maybe they should read up how to use the Zoom Out function of their cameras.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    D. vader one point and I'll shut up

    by Phategod100

    Robot Heaven There no defending that shit. Don't even try.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen

    by steve

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    ok, I don't like what comes from Michael Bay but

    by D o o d

    from all you that love Transformers. Is that image a good one of a robot...? Cause it just looks like a mess to me!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    See I had *completely* blocked that out of my memory. I've seen Transformers probably over 10 times since its been on HBO and TNT a lot lately. I've only seen Revenge of the Fallen Once. BUT, even with that bizarro scene, might there be some explanation? That it wasn't really Robot Heaven but a "dream" implanted in his head by the AllSpark or the Key or whatever it was? See, at least its *somewhat* defensible, whereas that JOE scene I mentioned is not (as far as I can tell). What say you?!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    D.Vader, Transformers 2 had destroyed robots--

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    --fighting later in the movie. I wouldn't call that much money spent on animation to be a continuity error, rather just plain stupidity. Oh, and the complicated over designed look of each transformer just about equals the stupidity of the nanite Eifel Tower scene. Vades, these are some bad movies that we just can't shake.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Vades, don't forget about Bumblebee piss and ancient robot farts.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    And those annoying Jar Jar bots.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I still don't get the 'mechanical beards'...

    by buttsey57

    Jetfire had it, now 'Sentinel Prime' has it... do they 'grow' facial hair or are these robots super old/wise looking from their first 'construction'? Its ridiculous. However, I love Transformers and will end up seeing this movie. Ugh.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    No Thanks.

    by SithMenace

    I was done after the first one, which wasn't exactly terrible, but wasn't enough to keep me going. From what I heard about the second one, I made the right decision.

  • Although he says "The real fault with that movie is that it ran into a mystical world. When I look back at it, that was just crap. There were also too many ends, or things that felt like ends". He also goes on to blame the writers strike but personally I would have to say that there were ALOT more problems with that film than just 'mysticism'. He also apparently got together with the writer to compile a do's and don't list: 1. No sand. 2. No "dorky" humor ("We wanted to make it a lot more serious, more adult") 3. when robots die, they are really going to die and we're going to show that. 4.We're not bringing people back. 5. Give the robots more weight in the movie ("They were missed in movie two. We've given them a strong story, more pathos.") It seems a bit retarded to be talking about 'pathos' in regards to giant transforming robots though and at the end of the day, the designs still look like crap.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Conan is Going to Literally Make Most of U Eat ur Words...

    by blhotz

    He absolutely pwned on Stargate: Atlantis hand-to-hand AND any kind of weapon. You bandwagon haters are in for a huge surprise and maybe a smile.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST


    by smudgewhat

    mustache transforms into dildo. yeah, i know. but that's all i've got today.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    You nerds! You nerds are your goddamn Transformers!

    by D Ropaela

    Grow the FUCK up!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by D Ropaela

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    So, is there going to be a white trash Transformer in this one?

    by D Ropaela

    To balance out Car Car Binks in part 2?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    d.vader - They had an explanation.

    by NinjaRap

    We saw that they were in a lab activating the warheads on the ground when the Joes located them and swooped upon them. I guess you wanted them to run up to the roof and leap into one of those vehicles right then and there, but you know, they didn't exactly have a reason to assume they were being targeted right there. It maintains more internal logic than the Transformers films ever did.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Super 8 tv spot last night wasn't new - same as Superbowl one

    by aicnmscott

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Why I hate these movies.

    by Stifler's Mom

    It's not just because haters gotta hate. It's because far better movies get denied theaters, and therefore audiences, when these shitty, bloated borefests open on 4000 screens. Case in point, summer 2009, my theater dropped both The Hurt Locker and Food Inc before I'd gotten a chance to see either, because Revenge of the Fallen, the single worst movie of the year, opened on multiple screens. Mouth-breathers might learn a thing or two if they were forced to select a lesser-known movie instead of being forcefed prepackaged garbage.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Unfortunately, robots with beards isn't a Bay thing

    by beane2099

    There were robots with facial hair in the G1 cartoon. Alpha Trion, Scorch, Wreck-Gar, and even Unicron all had beards. Although I'm content to foist a lot of other things on Bay's shoulders (i.e., the travesty that is Revenge of the Fallen) this isn't one of 'em. It looks like they're combining Sentinel Prime and Alpha Trion into one character.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Stereotypical Evil Archer

    by D.Vader

    You're confusing animation shortcuts (which everyone has done; Lucas used the similar philosophy with the Trench Run in Star Wars) to dumb story problems. Not quite what I'm talking about. One is a budgetary issue, the other is a screenwriting issue. Oh, and the same goes for Transformers design issues/criticisms. Its not quite the same thing I'm talking about in regards to "stupidity".

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    This will be the second best movie of the Summer

    by ganymede3010

    X-MEN First class will be the best. That is all. C.A doesn't stand a chance. Thor, maybe.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    For the next installment I want to see an Orion Pax movie

    by Jesiah

    Orion Pax for those who aren't aware, is what Optimus Prime's name was before he became the leader of the autobots. This whole prequel thing isn't going to go away anytime soon, so we might as well get something good out of it.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    NinjaRap- good defense

    by D.Vader

    I had forgotten that the Joes were already chasing them at this point. Well then here, let me throw another wrench in here. If I remember correctly, the Joes lost Cobra and didn't know where they were until they opened fire in the office lobby? Is that right? Its still poorly thought out. The helicopter still shows up at the end to retrieve them. Drawing attention to themselves by opening fire in a lobby didn't do anything other than alert EVERYONE to their whereabouts. And then they didn't even bother to take a hostage. Tsk tsk. They're not very threatening, or intelligent, villains in my opinion. At least Megatron was willing to cut open Shia's brain while he was alive, if I remember that part of Transformers 2 correctly.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    again way over designed

    by manonfire

    bring on the reboot in 15 yrs or probably 5

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    LOOK! Get Real

    by D o o d

    The reason why Michael Bay and Shit le Beef admit that Transformers 2 was shit is because it was TOTALLY shit and there's no going back or covering it up. I don't give idiots like that props for admitting they made shit and I guarantee you that TF3 will be just as much SHIT as TF2 was. The man can't direct from the heart. He directs from his cock and ass!

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Orion Pax Movie based in Cybertron would rock..

    by ganymede3010

    That would mean no humans:) That's the TF movie I want to see.

  • is sentinel prime the firetruq I've been seeing spy pics of? Is his overly large right shoulder supposed to be his ladder? Oh wait this is a bay fliq, excuse me, a bay "transformers" fliq so any sense of Reason or logic goes way out the window. At least my liking of the seventeenth letter of the alphabet doesn't hurt anybody, the creators of this franchise just keep smashing any replayability these movies have imo.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Wasnt Sentinel Prime the predecessor of Optimus

    by KilliK

    who was killed by Megatron?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Yes, Sentinel Prime is that giant red/black fire truck

    by Kamaji

    I hope they won't go for that crotchety old-man angle they did with Jetfire in the last film.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I mean, "Conan" just doesn't look very good

    by Gozu

    I mean, I don't hate Jason Momoa in the role per se but Marcus Nispel already took a giant shit with "Pathfinder" and this really doesn't look that much better. If anything, it looks worse. The costumes look store-bought and the stills released so far make it look like a SyFy movie (which I guess is okay for you "Atlantis" fans). I could give a shit about Transformers, the first one sucked, what I saw of the second one was terrible as well, and the only arguably good part(s) of the first two films won't be in the third (Megan Fox). "Conan" has really needed a make-over for some time now and...well, hopefully third (or fourth if you count the TV show) time's the charm.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    i hear the new alt-mod of Megatron will look like

    by KilliK

    Megan Fox's vagina.Bay did that to get his revenge with this true?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by Marat


  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    So easy to see what's gonna happen

    by Acappellaman

    Sentinel is going to betray Optimus, and they'll have to duke it out. Bay is so transparent.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    PS: Looks like trash.

    by Marat

    Only film on the cover I care about is Hobbit.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    These movies are ass, as is the vast majority of Michael Bay's directorial output. They also portray black people as being not much more than loud-mouthed, Stepin Fetchit-like buffoons. "Somebody call 9-1-1!" "I'VE got a gun! If I'd a known this was gonna happen I woulda brought my mother fuckin' gun!" These are just a couple of examples. And then there were the ridiculous Gangsta-Bots from Transformers 2, all gold teeth and illiterate. What sweet fun! Idiocy.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    i like the Conan picture,he looks more faithful

    by KilliK

    to the authentic book version than Arnold was.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by Phil

    Total crap. The Bay era Transformers are just a fucking mess. Words cannot express how much I hate this franchise. I forced myself to finish watching the first movie- seriously one of the worst pieces of crap I've seen in recent times. No one single redeeming feature. Not one. Oh and Micheal. Bumblebee is a VW Beetle. This travisty alone makes me hate you with the burnign passion of a thousand suns.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    It's too bad Orson Welles is dead...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...cuz it would have been great to hear him turn Michael Bay down when asked to reprise the role of Omicron.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    I know its stupid to expect any real characterization

    by Bass Ackwards

    And I know they need new toys to sell, but still, I really don't need any new robots when they haven't even bothered to make the robots that are already "cast" in any way compelling or memorable.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait For A Reboot of the Entire Franchise Without Michael Bay

    by Henry Fool

    I still have my childhood memories of the Transformers. My first ever Transformer was "Sunstreak" my mom bought it for me on her way home from work.<br /> <br /> I'm glad he wasn't in the movies because it'd taint the whole memory. Seriously, does anyone really expect this to be good after the monumental piece of shit that was the first two films? There has never been a worse movie in the history of big budget popcorn cinema than "Transformers". It makes "Waterworld" seem nuanced, with a rich mythology. "Transformers 2" was slightly more watchable, I didn't hate it but it was still unworthy of the franchise.<br /> <br /> It kind of amazes me that Kurtzman and Orci penned these films. They've done such great work on Star Trek and Fringe. It was kind of brilliant the way they managed to make Star Trek a prequel/sequel and redux of the franchise all in the same film. But with the "Prime" franchise they're just slumming it. I can only assume they're writing what Michael Bay wants and what Michael Bay wants is to make films while ingesting voluminous sums of Cocaine.<br /> <br /> I bet you he has an office somewhere with a big mountain of coke, like in Scarface. And I bet he put it there because he loves Scarface and views that mountain of coke as a sign of success. No one could go from making cool popcorn cinema like "The Rock" and "Bad Boys" to crap like "Transformers" without some sort of logical explanation. It defies the senses, really.<br /> <br /> If anyone is reading this please respond by giving a list of all the drugs you think Michael Bay has done over the years.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by Phil

    All of them.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Can only go in one of two directions...

    by PhineasFlynn

    Either 1) Sentinal betrays Optimus (as someone else pointed out), or 2) finally, a big good guy --- er --- bot dies. Either way, I won't be shelling out change to see it.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Conan the Librarian

    by animatronicmojo

    That Conan looks like John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox during his PCP period.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Was Sentinel in the original cartoons?

    by darthwaz1

    He looks sorta like one of the characters in the later (post-movie) episodes..

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Jane Russell has died, aged 89.

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    btw.. Michael Clarke Duncan should voice this mother!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    A god-damned firetruck... How inspired.

    by Keblar

    Should I really expect anything less - meaning more?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Cat on a Christmas tree...with a 'stache!

    by Gojira_X

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by steves

    Liam Neeson has filmed a new scene for the Blu-Ray edition of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith. Frank Oz also involved.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    HBO should have funded Milius to do a Conan mini

    by lv_426

    series like they did with Rome.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    It boggles the mind

    by lv_426

    how Hollywood resists to the bitter end in funding awesome and potentially profitable films like Avatar, Inception, Halo, Neuromancer, Robotech/Macross, Battle Angel Alita, Ender's Game, etc... Yet they've already spewed out two Transformers and one GI Joe film with more sequels on the way.

  • May God have mercy on all your souls, because I won't. You're helping to destroy good movie-making because you've sent the message to Hollywood that they can make shitloads of money off of.....well........SHIT.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Turd: Bright Angel Falling = James Cameron's Armageddon

    by lv_426

    I assume you are familiar with the giant asteroid movie that James Cameron was working on. I have a copy of the script, haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but from what I've heard is that all the various writers that worked on Armageddon lifted material from Cameron's Bright Angel Falling screenplay. Because of Armageddon and Deep Impact already in the works, supposedly Cameron said fuck it due to not wanting to be making the third giant asteroid film of 1998. Also a factor were the studios, who feared Cameron had gotten too big due to Titanic's success, and in their eyes he would bankrupt whichever studio decided to greenlight Bright Angel Falling. Anyways, the word is that Bright Angel Falling wasn't tainted with the crass humor of Armageddon. Bay's film supposedly also ripped set pieces and action beats straight out of Cameron's script. Although, that might not be Bay's fault, but those who worked on the Armageddon script in the first place.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Why do we need to see the interior bits and pieces of the bots?

    by IceTitan

    If their argument is "well.. there's only so much paneling to cover so much area", then I would rather they cover the bots better (like I dunno, the cartoon?) and explain that it's stacked in layers on the car in vehicle mode to account for the coverage of all of their parts. If not ALL of their parts then 50% MORE of their parts so we're not trying to make sense of a jumble of circuits/wires, hydraulics, rods and turbines the entire movie. "Oh he's a racecar! Hold on he's transforming, i think he's doing a cartwheel! No wait he's just throwing a punch.. wait I think that's 3 different robots... Is he holding something? Oh hold on it's just two robots.."

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    What a load of old Bollocks.

    by blackflowerX

    So<BR><BR> Don't<BR><BR> Give<BR><BR> A<BR><BR> Fuck...........<BR><BR>

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    What is that part with the 07 on it?

    by IceTitan

    Is that his left forearm or is it his thigh/knee area?

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Robots do not have facial hair

    by Adelai Niska

    Or for that matter, robots do not walk with a fucking cane either. Bay's entire thoght process is so retarded I honestly cannot believe that the nerds in the special effects houses would ever listen to him without breaking out screaming and slapping bay across the face with their Optimus action figures.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Why wouldn't a society of robots use beards

    by Nerd Rage

    as a sign of wisdom and distinction? Couldn't they simply customize their appearance in a way different than humans but for the same purpose.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I think someone has some Sith issues.

    by OnO

    So the second movie was about Megatron's mentor and now the third movie has Prime's mentor father figure in it. So basically it's a rehash of one sans the giant rubix cube with two sprinkled in it only reversed to the good side from what you can tell from the trailers. Unless this place's haters explode with cinematic love for it into it's second week, I'll just catch it on Netflix.

  • Feb. 28, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by Ye Not Guilty

    I dunno if Sentinel Prime was in the old comics or cartoon, but he was recently in the game - Transformers: War for Cybertron. Off to Google Sentinel Prime now . . .

  • March 1, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Conan looks like it will suck!

    by JestaFool

  • March 1, 2011, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Oh hey this is great

    by CT1

    Oh, hey, cool, how can this movie POSSIBLY fail by shoving the same stupid repeated played out tired shit down our throats? I wonder if we get the big all-spark or little all-spark this time, huh boy im excited 2 find out. But hey, it's probably best to save the brainpower of the people who create the visual look of the film, instead of having any sort of creativity or interesting "fresh" ideas this fucking piece of shit Transformer garbage ass franchise, fuck it in it's gay looking urban-talking break-dancing gold tooth steel testicle dog humping pot brownie humor free GM cars military vehicles filmed in Days-of-Thunder-Vision stupid generic wanna be danny elfman fag music score terminatrix rip off stupid college roommate John Turturro acting like a fucking retard megan fox toe thumb fucking ASS "All they know is there's a situation.. they don't know who or what.. they're just creating a perimeter" "You think I want to ESCAPE from this? There is no escape, from this..." *deep growl* "You don't want to hurt the franchise, Michael." "It's not about what I want, it's about what's FAIR!!! You thought we could be decent men, in an indecent time!! But you were wrong.. the fans are cruel, and the only morality with cruel fans is repetition.. unbiased, unprejudiced.... stale. This one's got the same chance the last 2 had.. 50/50." "What happened to Transformers wasn't just repetition.. WE decided to act.. we three." *glaring calm fury* "Then why was it ME who was the only one who lost credibility?!" "It wasn't." "Spielberg chose ME!!" *panting* "Because you were the best of us.. he wanted to prove, that even someone.. as.. hacky.. as you, could fall." "And he was right."

  • March 1, 2011, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Conan the blockbuster?

    by tomimt

    seems like wishful thinking to me. They are lucky to make 100 mil worldwide and that is something I don't see happening.

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  • March 1, 2011, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Reason 659 Bay sucks ass: Optimus Prime taking joy out of killing...?

    by Toruk_Makto

    give me your face? Fuck Michael Bay.

  • March 1, 2011, 4:20 a.m. CST

    It's nice to see TreeBeard picked up some work.

    by OnO

    The royalty checks from the Two Towers can only go so far.

  • March 1, 2011, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Looks like a bad design of Alpha Trion

    by photoboy

    Doesn't matter what they do, the robot designs are shit, the vehicle modes are adverts and the scripts are terrible. I fucking hate Bayformers and can't wait for someone with talent to reboot them.

  • March 1, 2011, 10:35 a.m. CST

    This looks fucking lame.

    by Stalkeye

  • March 1, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by Han Cholo

    FUCK MICHAEL BAY!!! <p> Yep, MCVX..... or whatever his name was.... this Talkback is a tribute to you bro. You are right, FUCK MICHAEL BAY!!

  • March 1, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    As bad as GIJoe was...

    by Stalkeye

    ..Tranny 2 Rvenge of the fallen or more like ROTF, was far worse. C'mon Devastator's balls? John Tutoro's unfunny scenes, and don't get me started on those Amos and Andy Autobots.Fuck Bay and Speilberg for making one of the worst films of the past 5 Years. I'll stick with War for Cybertron (VG) instead.

  • March 1, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Bay logic

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    robot designs have ten thousand moving parts = time consuming/exspensive incoherent CGI expensive CGI = very little screen time very little screen time = no character development no character development = shia ledouche comedy, his poorly written love story, 40 different comedy relief characters and no transformers transformers have little screen time and no character development in their own move = Bay logic

  • March 1, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by catlettuce4

    On your GI Joe point: The bad guys went to get the nanomite warhead "weaponized", and drove to the lab in their truck (presumably so as not to make a scene with the weird flying machine over the city) and were thereafter immediately chased by the Joes. They had no chance to get to their aircraft and safely fire the thing, that's why there was a big action scene, etc. It made sense. I'll rake that movie over the coals for other things, but not that. Oh, and Transformers sucked hard for oh so many reasons... it was just a mess, of both plot and characters. I personally think GI Joe was better, but not significantly so. They were both a bit brain-dead and treated the source material with disrespect. For whatever reason (I'm thinking the sheer spectacle onscreen and good marketing) Transformers made a lot more money.

  • March 1, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by catlettuce4

    Yes, the Cobra "helicopter" (dude, it wasn't, but whatever) does show up later, and there's firing in the lobby. Dig it: Baroness was firing to panic the folks and impede the Joes chasing her as well as clear the place. The flying craft arrived later, yes, to save them from the half-botched mission, once he city was already in chaos. No point in being stealthy or trying to hide it then, it was a wash and they needed to evacuate in an emergency. It makes sense... just cut it out. We get it, you hate GI Joe. But the arguments don't hold up.

  • March 1, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    halfbreedqueen - you got it

    by catlettuce4

    I'm with you. Saw the first movie and didn't care for it. Why would I go see the sequel(s)?

  • March 1, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    These robots are not distinctive enough

    by Teddy Artery

    The robot fights look like a car crash, and a boring one at that.

  • March 1, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    I mean, seriously

    by Teddy Artery

    Just compare this stuff with R2-D2 and C-3PO. Icons of film versus very similar looking masses of metal.

  • March 1, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    teddy artery

    by lv_426

    "Just compare this stuff with R2-D2 and C-3PO. Icons of film versus very similar looking masses of metal." Just about any of the droids in the Star Wars films are more iconic and memorable than these new Transformers... ... as well as the Terminator, Robocop, the Borg, the Cylons, hell, even the insect-like machines from The Matrix trilogy. Those, and the ones you listed have something special about them. And yes, some of the ones I mentioned are technically cyborgs, but close enough for the point I'm trying to make.

  • March 1, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST


    by lv_426

    Yeah, I've been meaning to give Bright Angel a read soon.

  • March 1, 2011, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Just wondering when Conan the Barbarian became a gay Hawaiian?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    When did that happen?

  • March 2, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    These transformers are like puzzles

    by David Cloverfield

    If you want to see the robot, you have to work for it you lazy bastard!

  • March 2, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Cheesy Rip off of Alpha Trion

    by will2power

    Does anything else need to be said?

  • March 2, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    racial stereotypes my ass

    by blunted666

    I love how only middle and upper-class white people are offended by a depiction of lower-class culture and mannerisms -- that's what's insulting, that you do not want to be even considered the same race as someone behaves in a lower-class manner. Ironically, the trailer parks and ghettos eat these movies up

  • March 2, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Who is actually going to see this?

    by Mr Gorilla

  • March 2, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay makes movies for faggots.

    by AsimovLives

  • otherwise its like a Bizzaro Optimus vs Optimus cover

  • March 2, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The Michael AssBay's Trashformers movies have lots and lots of unbelievable mind-numbing idioticies like having people drive directly from Egypt to Jordania without crossing Israel first. In fact, the second movie had a land border between Egypt and Jordania. This get even dumber considering that Bay is a jew. Then there's the thing about they being able to drive from Gize to Petra and back in a single afternoon. If you do not understand the retardness of this, go look it up on a map. How about AssBay's insult on audiences intleligence in the first movie where we are presented the soldiers in Qatar, we cut to another scene at USA, then we are back to the same soldiers still walking about in the middle of a desert and the movie tells us in subtitles that they are in Qatar? So shit! Nobody would had figured that out if not fro those subtitles, hem, Bayass asshole fuck! How about that Allspark mcguffin crap which starts as a huge cube then gets reduced to this small portable little cube that a boy can carry it around? Conservation of mass, anybody? Just because something gets smaller doesn't mean it loses mass. Regardless of size, the mass would still be the same. Bayass again fuckign up like a retard. Bouncing rubber-like tanks! And people complained about Ang Lee's Hulk, that is nothing compared to the Bayass's crap! How about we have a movie called TRANSFOFMERS and we spend 80% of the movie's time with this uninteresting anoying human fucks? Bay made the robots the secondary characters of their own movie. How about Bayass transforming what used to be a children show into a juvenille piece of retardation shit full of masturbation jokes and dogs fucking? I'll never defend a crappy movie like GI JOE, but compared with Mickey AssBay's TRASHFORMERS retardation movies, it's quite alright. At least it looks like a movie. Bayass's shit can only look like the shit they are.

  • March 2, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "Ironically, the trailer parks and ghettos eat these movies up" There's no irony in there, considering to whom this movies are really made and marketed to.

  • March 2, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    There is not a single clever moment in ARMAGEDDON. That movie is total complete retardness. All of Mickeyl Bayass's movies are all very stupid, but ARMAGEDDON surpasses then all.

  • March 2, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    "Bay made the robots the secondary characters of their own movie."

    by Toruk_Makto

    So true.