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A Couple Quick Tidbits On TOP GUN 2 And TRANSFORMERS 4 From Paramount!!

The Kidd here...

Where should we begin?

Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, giving a "State of Paramount address," so to speak, and among the topics to come up were the plans for a TOP GUN sequel that definitely looks like it's happening sooner rather than later and the direction of TRANSFORMERS 4. 

So let's start with TOP GUN 2. Goodman confirmed that Tom Cruise would star, reprising his role as Maverick from the 1986 original. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing. Tony Scott is directing. Peter Craig is writing. All of this we know, but the most interesting piece of info to come from Goodman is the plans to do TOP GUN 2 first before they move ahead on another MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE. GHOST PROTOCOL was the highest grossing of the M:I series worldwide, and actually became Tom Cruise's biggest money maker as well. There's no script currently for another sequel and no director attached either, with Brad Bird recently commenting that he probably wouldn't return, thinking it best for each installment to get a fresh vision. However, you would have thought Paramount would be fast-tracking another M:I rather quickly after their uncertainty in the future of the franchise was proven wrong. There's no set date for TOP GUN 2, but it's definitely moving along at a brisk pace. 

As for TRANSFORMERS 4, Shia LaBeouf will definitely NOT be returning, which is sure to please those of us that couldn't take another minute of his nervous rambling speech patterns pushing the robots into the background, so that's a little bit of good news to take away from the next sequel. I know it's still in Michael Bay's hands, and that can be discouraging, but, if what I've been hearing about his approach to the next one is true, if he wants it to be much more in line with the end of DARK OF THE MOON, with some all-out serious action in the hands of the Transformers, and less of the jokey stuff that plagued the previous three films, perhaps we could have a TRANSFORMERS movie on the horizon that we could once again look forward to proudly. 

Then there's the matter of Ehren Kruger though, who Goodman stated would be writing the fourth movie. Kruger is responsible for writing the last two TRANSFORMERS films, in addition to SCREAM 3 and also rewriting parts of SCREAM 4 (after Kevin Williamson departed). He does have ARLINGTON ROAD to his credit, but that was more than a decade ago, and he followed it up with the likes of REINDEER GAMES and THE BROTHERS GRIMM. How's your confidence in TRANSFORMERS 4 now? Can it possibly be any different when it just looks like more of the same, minus The Beouf?


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • April 26, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Will Maverick be an instructor?

    by bigbaldpapa

  • April 26, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Wait. There's a TOP GUN 2 coming?

    by Jethro Bodine

    Will it be as homo-erotic?

  • April 26, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by JMoe

    Sick of that guy . . . he was the reason INDY4 wasn't that great, among others <lucas>

  • April 26, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I was first...

    by bigbaldpapa

    And nothing magical happened. So, what's the big deal about being first?

  • April 26, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by Silv

    Now there's a title that more than meets the eye.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    How's your confidence in TRANSFORMERS 4 now?

    by photoboy

    It's in the toilet and it will remain there until they fire Bay, bring back the Gen 1 designs and get a director with some respect for the property.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Love him or hate him...

    by lochkray

    You gotta give Cruise credit. A career that long, at his age, and still pumping out action hits. Ghost Protocol was fantastic. Not sure if returning to Top Gun is the smartest move (that movie is PAINFULLY 1980s). And love him or hate him, you gotta give LeBeouf points - he's staying out of the next Transformers. Despite the affect this will have on being able to watch his parent's wacky shenanigans (and, gosh, weren't they just the best part of those movies?), I think this is probably a good choice for all.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Thanks, America, for making the Transformers movies hits

    by gaygoonie

    Now we have to suffer more of them. Fight the power.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Who wants a Top Gun sequel?

    by Judge Briggs

    Really? As for Kidd's comments on Transformers ... don't get your hopes up- Bay will once again prove he's a shit director. Bay is the Fox News of movies ... all presentation, no substance ... In other words, quantity (ratings, profit) does not equal quality.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Perfect world, Shia stars in Top Gun 2 and it is a musical

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    And Bay directs. Kills two birds with one stone and maybe T4 is okay.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    gaygoonie: Why do you have to suffer another TFer movie?

    by bigbaldpapa

    Aren't you big enough to NOT buy a ticket?

  • April 26, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Hey, I like Reindeer Games...

    by Mitch

  • April 26, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Transformers Prime

    by Craig2574

    EK writes for Transforemrs Prime which has better story lines than the films. He had to write for Shiat LePew and Michael Bay.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Give Shia some credit.

    by bigbaldpapa

    TFers did not do him any justice. He is a legit actor. Look at that kid who starred in John Carter. That kid can trash a movie.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by blackhole4140

    I seriously think it's cool that Billy the Kidd rocks a permed mullet, bad facial hair and ear rings. Makes me confident in his nerd cred.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST


    by Umney

    ...and cursed again.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Top Gun 2: Top Gunnier?

    by alan_poon

  • April 26, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Son... your body's writting checks your Geritol can't cash

    by LargoJr

    ... does ANYONE take any of this shit seriously?

  • April 26, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by the new transported man

    I bet he smells bad, too.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    RE: Transformers Prime

    by DJJester

    Gotta agree, just watched the first season of TF:Prime on Netflix Instant watch and the wife and I really enjoyed it. I was worried the kids would be the focus and really annoying at first but they actually weren't bad. The Miko character is a touch annoying and could be toned down a bit but otherwise I really like how they've expanded the universe and where its going. It was feeling a bit too much like the RC & Bulkhead show for a bit there but the last episodes of the season really shifted focus and did some very cool stuff with Unicron.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Damn I hate Tpo Gun! I hated when I saw it in '86.

    by ZodNotGod

    Still hate it. Crap editing and awful action.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    "I'm not hear to blow sunshine up your ass"....Huh?

    by ZodNotGod

    Ugh. I hate that damn thing.

  • April 26, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    The new Transformers film will focus on Optimus...

    by LargoJr

    Thru a series of excruciating autobody sessions, Optimus will finally be able to explore what he's always felt deep down inside... that at heart he's a mini-commuter car born in a trucks body.. and fully intends to let his 'inner auto' out of the closet

  • April 26, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Make them the same movie!

    by You Have MY Voice

    TRANSFORMERS: TOP GUN, starring Tom Cruise, directed by Michael Bay. Two unwanted sequels in one. You're welcome, Paramount.

  • Are those the robots that turn into cars? Yep, that definetly needs some Kubrickian approach.

  • April 26, 2012, noon CST

    Top Gun 2 won't work without Val Kilmer

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Let the jokes about how Val is too fat and would weigh down the Spruce Goose commence. But seriously though, the sequel has to be about don't ask don't tell get repealed and Ice Man and Maverick can finally openly admit their love for each other.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    you_have_my_voice-Awesome idea

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Have Tom control Star Scream and make him play beach volleyball with Megatron and Soundwave!

  • April 26, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by jellypop

    Yay! At last a kindred spirit! Top Gun is the biggest bucket of tosh I've ever seen! I was peer-pressured into watching it from so-called friends as they rated it highly. They don't know shit! My Wife likes it and that says it all.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I dig Cruise, he is one few movie stars left....

    by ZodNotGod

    He makes good, solid flicks most of the time and doesn't have to sacrifice much to get a money maker and some artistic expression going on. Top Gun does seem like a step back. This should have happened in the 80's when people cared about this shit pile of a movie. Dig the Cruise still!

  • April 26, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise is starting to look like Roger Moore

    by Spandau Belly

    and that last Mission Impossible movie was terrible. Cruise should focus on doing more good movies like Collateral, Rain Man, and Magnolia instead of looking like a weird old man in lousy in vanity project action movies that are trying way too hard to make him look cool.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Cruise gets ripped on alot but,

    by Patrick Pettay

    I can't think of another actor (except maybe Jackie Chan) who commits harder to making the film he's in. In "Ghost Protocol" when he goes out that window, 95 stories in the air, the camera follows him out onto the building. You see that it is clearly him and he is way the fuck up there. I saw it in IMAX and the sence of vertigo in that scene was enormous. I know he had all kinds of wires holding him but Damn that took balls to do. Big Cast Iron Balls. So I salute you Tom Cruise, you have a big ole pair of gonads on you sir.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    blackhole4140, yeah I dig Billy's Corey Feldman look too

    by Spandau Belly

    this site just needs a Corey Haim type and they can do a Siskel & Ebert type thing

  • April 26, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah and Transformers 4

    by jellypop

    will be crap too. Why not combine the two films-Tom Cruise transforms into a massive jet-thing and fights off Leonard Nimoy and chums. No, actually don't.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    How about a Transformers inspired Born on the 4th of July sequel

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Ron gets a yellow wheel chair named bumblebee that can transform into a robot. Willem Dafoe gets a decepticon wheel chair named Megatron. Both are on a race to find the martix of leadership, and along the way protest the war on terror while drunk off their asses.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Transformers will be rebooted to infinity.

    by wonderboy2402

  • April 26, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    wonderboy2402-As it should

    by Samuel Fulmer

    They should've rebooted the film series after that shitty 2007 flick.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    The character of Maverick

    by Rob

    is pretty much too old to even be an instructor pilot... he will have to be the captain of an aircraft carrier or, even more exciting, manning a desk in the halls of the Pentagon!

  • April 26, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Top Gun 2? dont care! Bring on Krull 2...

    by Gorgomel

    ... and Buckaroo Banzai against the World Crime League!!!

  • April 26, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    The worst bits of Transformers *are* the robots.

    by higgledyhiggles

    I vote for wall to wall *comedy* this time, get every classic actor who`ll sell his soul to run around like a cartoon making silly noises. it`s like embarassing vaudeville antics to distract the viewer from the eye-gouging that takes place and there`s a lot of optical scraping in this series.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    We can all bitch and moan all we want but....

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    if your reading this site (or especially if your posting comments) there's a good chance that your gonna see both of these movies. Even if it's just so you can validate your bitching.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Somebody drag Kilmer from DTV hell...

    by AnalFissure

    ...and get the fat bastard a gym membership. It just won't be Top Gun without the fucking Ice Man!

  • April 26, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Top Gun 2 + IMAX

    by dvdmike

    What Scott did with 35mm mounted cameras would destroy the IMAX box office (and make many people sick) To look at unstoppable it put directors in their 20's to shame, the guy will be 70 when Top Gun 2 hits! #scottbrosdonowrong

  • April 26, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Kilmer as Ice Man

    by dvdmike

    No way, he is more ice cream man now! Dude would look like Porkins in a cockpit! Plus I think the F35 has a weight limit

  • April 26, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Or scott could shot digital 3-D 48 fps like Peter Jackson

    by Samuel Fulmer

    And make Top Gun look like a low budget telenovela! But don't worry that it looks like shit, we'll get used to it.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    samuel fulmer

    by dvdmike

    That would 100% destroy everyone with any hint of motion sickness

  • April 26, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry... "Respect for the Material?"

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    What material? What is inherent in Transformers... er... "lore" that needs to be held to some standard higher than warranting three (and now four) multi-million dollar budget films? What story can be mined from the rich historical legacy of cars that are really robots? A solid actioner has been made from a theme park ride, so I'm not saying it can't be done, but in that case there was also a pretty radical departure from the theme park's original.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    What's with all these guys making sequels 15 years too late?

    by Mugato5150

    It's like their characters were frozen in carbonite during the '90s. Cruise is one of the few actors who doesn't need to bring back one of his '80s films. And I agree, I don't give a shit about his personal life. I don't care about his nutty "religion" or whether or not he has to tape a picture of Val Kilmer to Katie's back in order to cum, he gives 100% to everything he's in despite not being cool at all in the slightest. He's like the anti-Harrison Ford. And anyone over the age of 17 who gives a flying fuck about the Goddamned Transformers needs to take a hard look at themselves. I realize this is a movie geek website but there is a line.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST


    by Beosker Posey III

    I liked the first Transformers movie and I remember it being liked by the most. Now it get's lumped with the other two which I didn't care for.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I'm telling you stick with the Don't Ask Don't Tell plotline for Kilmer

    by Samuel Fulmer

    He could be the fat stay at home dad who gets to watch his and Mav's adopted baby and is jealous that he can no longer fit in a jet.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Transformers G1 designs

    by tempurasan

    For those of you insisting on a G1 Design for a live action Transformers. You're all idiots. The G1 Design work on the formats it originated on, as plastic toys and cheaply produced cartoons. It does not work on the big screen. One of the reasons the designs of the Transformers are so intricate is because it allows Transformations while they are moving. It allows more fluid action scenes and less clunky movements. It also harkens to an alien organism rather than a manmade object. I love G1 Designs, I grew up in the 80's too, but they don't belong on the big screen. I offer no comments on the humor or the scripts of the Bay's films.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    The first transformers

    by dvdmike

    Was a story about a boy and his first car and girlfriend, it was a coming of age with giant bad ass robots. It had major issues, but it at least had heart ant the others lost that.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Combine the 2 best 80's flying movies into one sequel

    by Rob

    it will be called: Top Gun II: Iron Eagle V Maverick and Doug Masters team up to dogfight against Usama bin Ladin's 5 sons who are the best fighter pilots in the Iranian military.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    The first Transformers movie sucked

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Good effects, but that was about it. It sucked in 2007, and it sucks now. The fact that the sequels were even suckier doesn't matter, Transfomers 2007 is a shit film period.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I take it back, Cruise was super cool in Collateral.

    by Mugato5150

    Michael Mann made 80s fashion cool in Miami Vice and Tom Cruise cool in Collateral. The guy's a miracle worker.

  • April 26, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Billy the Kid!

    by kongoman

    You definitely have my support for employee of the month!. As far as I'm concerned, based on output, you seem to be the only employee there with a couple of contributors.

  • Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST



    All I heard was zzzzzzzzzz.

  • Imagine Maverick going up against Decepticon's Thundercracker, Skywarp and Starscream (Yes, Fuckers! G1, F14 designs, please!!) in capable hands, it just might work for the helluv it. Bay does have a Military fetish, but all in all he's jus another hack job.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    LaBeouf and Cruise in the movies

    by Ken Young

    TG2 should not be predictable/cliche and show Maverick as an instructor. Cruise even said he'd have no interest in that role for that very reason. Looking at what makes Mav tick- it'd be perfect for him to be a TEST PILOT, still living life on the edge. Ice Man (insert fat joke), would be perfect as an instructor. Arrogant as ever, he DID win the Top Gun course that year, Maverick came in 2nd. I'm a fan of LaBeouf, and I enjoyed his presence in the first one. But it was ABSURD to keep him around as long as they did. Sgt Lennox (Duhammel's character) should have taken over as lead human in #2, and Sam should have been shown once in a while if they needed something from him. Hopefully the 4th will emphasize on the robots as characters themselves, with a small amount of attention on the relationship they have with the military.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Wait... what?

    by epitone

    It's "discouraging"that Michael Bay will be making the next Transformers movie? Michael Bay IS the Transformers movies. Do you really think that's the problem, that someone more talented needs to get a shot at filming giant 80s toys attacking each other? Does the next Transformers movie need to be more pensive and character-focused? What are you waiting for, Werner Herzog's Transformers? CHRIST ON A POGO STICK, people, this is all a case of the Simpsons Halloween special where the mascots came to life. JUST DON'T LOOK and it will all go away.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Top Gun 2: These F35s are not very good.....

    by Afzal

  • April 26, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Cruise is a nutjob of the highest order...

    by ZodNotGod

    yet he does more as his nutty self than the actors consdiered normal. There's a reason why no one talks about Travolta is because he's a hack of the highest order that makes shitty films no one cares about. Cruise is dedicated to whatever he is doing. He makes solid films and I can respect that. I don't care about his worshipping of the alien Zen La, who cares! He makes good stuff.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Watch Boeing spend a shit load to make the F-35 the star

    by Afzal

    Seeing that the plane is shit and we are paying for it....

  • April 26, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Risky Business Top Gun The Color of Money Rain Man Born on the Fourth of July A Few Good Men Interview With The Vampire Jerry Maguire Magnolia Minority Report The Last Samurai Collateral Just off the top of my head all films,regardless of whether their classics or not, I've enjoyed. And he's been good in. So yeah, Cruiser bashing is old news. I don't give a fuck what sofa he leaps off. And he gets a lifetime pass for Tropic Thunder anyway. Also, remember his wife's tits in The Gift. He motorboats those fuckers.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Transformers : One of the few movies that ACTUALLY needs a swift reboot!


    Bay's style will infect it no matter how hard he tries ... He had his turn ... a few things worked, many didn't ... time to try again.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Top Gun 2

    by Rob Taylor

    It'll blatantly be along the lines of... "Top Gun was disbanded because of the drone use and automation, but of course the enemy get wise and become supieror dogfighters... They hire Maverick to restart Top Gun and find "The Best Of The Best"... there will be some kid (Goose's probably) like he was and it'll be like the "I'll fly with you" thing at the end... Kilmer would work, I could see Iceman being a Senator or something who greenlights it... Oh and Meg Ryan will show up somewhere...

  • April 26, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    The era of manned fighter jets is just about

    by Rob

    over.... They should have them flying drones that patrol over Afghanistan. That way, fat Iceman can still fly from the comfort of his lazy boy chair while eating cheetos.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    It';s the worst. I love my 80's cheese, but that one was neither fun nor outright awful, just bad enough to be bland and slightly boring. Again, crappy, incoherent editing and lousy story and action. Although a brief reconsideration for the hotness of a very young Meg Ryan..... yummy.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Maverick would be retired or an Admiral by now...

    by narmychief

    Robert "Rat" Willard was the aerial combat coordinator for the original movie and is currently a 4-star Admiral and head of the US Pacific Fleet. Of course, in real life, Maverick would have been permanently grounded after the first tower flyby incident and would currently be flying rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    What about Michael Ironside?

    by C Magna

    Spoiler if you haven't seen the first Top Gun (just being polite--the movie's 20 years old). . . Top Gun wasn't just about Tom Cruise. . . It had a bunch of excellent supporting performances. Obviously Anthony "Goose" Edwards is out since he died in the first, although Meg Ryan could come back as his widow. You've also got Val Kilmer as Iceman, Michael Ironside as Jester the instructor, and Tim Robbins to work with. On the other hand, story should come first, and you shouldn't create cameos for the sake of doing cameos (unless it's for Stan Lee). But there are plenty of supporting roles that could take more of the forefront, with very strong actors to play them, and a bunch of directions the writer(s) could take them.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    tikidonkeypunch sums it up beautifully.

    by Uncle Pooky

  • April 26, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    AICN Transformers 3 negativity?


    What happened, did you all spend the pay cheque they gave you for the reviews? I went to watch that steaming pile of shit (against my better judgement) based on AICN reviews. If I remember correctly EVERY contributor gave a positive one. I still stay they were paid off on that one and AICN owes me my ticket money. I can't see any other possible explanations for how positive they were over what was probably the worst film I've seen in a cinema. Since then I don't trust a single review from this place.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    AICN & iPhone Safari


    Does AICN every crash Safari on iPhone for anyone else? Only ever happens on this site.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Finally watched Transformers 3 this past weekend...

    by HB_Dad

    ...I thought it was FANTASTIC! I really enjoyed the first one, disliked the second one, but this third was the best one yet in my opinion. As for Shia, he was annoying in the first two but I thought he and all of the humans were great in this one! Fuck the haters!

  • Special effects, baby. Green screen. Digital background replacement. The insurance companies and completion bond companies wouldn't allow a high-dollar star to do anything that would allow him to possibly even break a finger or sprain an elbow. You can forget all your fantasies about actors being stunt performers. It's all part of "the sell".

  • April 26, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by dvdmike

    You are actually fucking insane, seriously in a dream world. Did they fake the hotel guest videos? and pay off everyone who actually saw him do it? Grow up you conspiracy theory nutjob, just fucking blind stupidity.

  • April 26, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    jawsfan - he really did. Apparently there's an extra on the blu showing it all.

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Big fuck-off bollocks.

  • April 26, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    He really did the stunt

    by dvdmike

    As Jaygarnham says there is a huge feature on the blu about nothing but

  • April 26, 2012, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I have no problem with Shia Laboeuf.

    by bubcus

    He's a great actor. He was not the problem with the fourth Indiana Jones movie. A weak climax, the swinging monkey scene, and for me, the CG gophers near the start were my issues with that film. Otherwise it was on par with the previous three. Some of Laboeuf's rambling in the Transformers movies was a bit annoying but I don't hold it against him, he portrayed a likeable character throughout. The Michael Bay directed Transformer movies are frustrating to me. There are aspects of them I love and others that have me rolling my eyes. I'd rather see a new Transformers cartoon movie than a fourth Michael Bay outing but whatever.

  • April 26, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    @ ali_kerim_bey

    by Lemure_v2

    Transformers was a sound and light show, with no meaning and goofy characters? So, you don't want them to stick to the source material? Make up your mind.

  • April 26, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    go crazy and SWITCH the directors!


    shake things up abit and get Scott to do TF4 and Bay to do TG2. also BRING BACK Kilmer and McGillis and do like a modern day retelling of Pearl Harbour (Cruise in the Ben Affleck role as Maverick, Kilmer in the Josh Hartnett role as Iceman and breaking both their 50 year old+ hearts - McGillis in the Kate Beckinsale type role as Charlie)... plus a healthy dollop of Brokeback too. basically something like Mav and Ice are in secret brokeback love and still playing volley on the beach, teaching the youngsters etc but back on the scene is 60 year old Charlie looking to rekindle the romance with Mav. lots of emotional anguish as Mav wrestles with his feelings trying to decide between Ice and Charlie - Faltermeyer montages, bit of Berlin as well, Mav riding into the sunset on Kawasaki looking at planes deep in thought etc, the works.... then there is a Pearl Harbour 9/11 type attack on the US, Mav and Ice put their shit to one side and are back in the air - dog fights, shit hitting the fan, they kill all the baddies, save the day but then Ice goes rogue and flies to Charlies house to sidewinder it and Mav is torn between his love for Ice and his love for Charlie. will he take down the man he loves before he blows Charlie up or does he let him do it, chalk it up as collateral from the attack and love him forever more? this would be the big climax at the end after they save the day - i aint telling ya! you gotta see the movie! Top Gun II: Wings Of Desire starring Cruise, Kilmer, McGillis, Meg Ryan with Tim Robbins, Michael Ironside and Anthony Edwards (Goose dream cameo telling Mav what he should do) rated PG13

  • April 26, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    If Kilmer came back..

    by professor murder

    ..then 50 cent would also be in this movie, because 50 cent seems to be in every Val Kilmer DVD that comes out these days. Oh, and if Paramount went to Kilmer about Top Gun 2 and said, "If you get your weight down and work out hard to burn off that excess fat before filming starts...." I bet Val could kick it into high gear. He's been out of Theater releases for so long now, how could he pull the lazy card and say, 'aawww, sorry, but nope."

  • April 26, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    A great list, but lose A FEW GOOD MEN, terrible film. Replace it with ALL THE RIGHT MOVES, excellent film that shows even at an early stage, the kid had range... Say what you will about Tom, but he's made tons of great stuff.... can any of his contemporaries say the same? Emilo, Matt Dillion, Ralph Macchio et all?

  • April 26, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I see the Cruise bashing as jealousey...

    by ZodNotGod

    He seems relatively happy, his career is hotter than ever after 25 plus years he's a real movie star with quality work on his resume, not junk adapted from television cartoons and video games. I would hate to be an actor now...21 Jumpstreet? Really? Who will remember that in 10, 20, 30 years? Exactly.... no one.

  • April 26, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Lea Thompson does get them out in All The Right Moves....

    by Kill List Hammertime yeah good call. From what I remember good film too. Gonna have to agree to disagree about Few Good Men, however. guilty pleasure for me.

  • April 26, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    STOP THE MADNESS!!!!! Please stop butchering Transformers

    by Wcwlkr

    I can't take it just stop for the love of GOD. Just stop, I do wish they'd fast track another M.I. movie but you know what taking your time and getting it right always proves better than just shoveling out another movie before it's actually ready. I'm looking at you Spider-Man 3 and Iron Man 2, both movies I liked but could've been so much better.

  • April 26, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    he did the stunts

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    he did some mental stuff in MI2, as well. That knife-almost-in-the-eye trick was awesome. Tropic Thunder does indeed give him a lifetime pass.<P> Also, Kilmer is the balls. That photo of him at his fattest? He looks pretty contented, probably cause he is Val fucking Kilmer..

  • i wouldnt want Bay to mess up the important stuff - he could do all the action and Lee do the intimate scenes. get it right and we are talking Titanic oscar levels.

  • April 26, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST



    several site are reporting its been rated '15' in the UK which could mean either PG13 or R normally PG13 = 12A in the UK (e.g. Terminator Salvation, Transformers, Star Trek, Dark Knight etc) and R = 15 or 18 (e.g. T2 = R/15, Matrix = R/15, Alien = R/18, Predator = R/18)....but some PG13 stuff like AvP, Knowing, The Ring and Die Soft 4 were 15 in the UK... so Prometheus could still end up PG13, even if it gets 15 in UK :(

  • You don't know shit. You're talking out of your cum-dripping asses.

  • April 26, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST


    by Richard

    The series grossed over 1 billion. Yet people on here still seem to think paramount paid AICN writers to give it good reviews. Yeah the films would have bombed without AICN. So what the guys on here liked it. Deal with it.

  • April 26, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by Richard

    Yes. It took me 3 attempts to write my post.

  • April 26, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    'If that means it's an R rating, so be it' - Tim Rothman.

    by CARTMANEZ ll-be-cut-says-tom-rothman.jhtml

  • why am i posting Prometheus rating info in the first fucking place?!

  • April 26, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Top Gun 2? I'd much rather see Hot Shots 3.

    by sweeneydave

    Those movies are so funny! The parodies of today do not compare to those. Just as those didn't compare to the Airplane flicks. I suspect that the parodies of the future will require a laugh track so people can be told what is funny.

  • April 26, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Other than this douche ^^

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    I'm glad to see some Cruise respect. No one cares what religion someone is as long as their work is solid, which his has always been.

  • April 26, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I'm not saying someone should kill Bay ...

    by Cruizer Dave

    but I wouldn't be sad if they did. He's ruined that franchise. It needs to die for 10 years and come back with a real director, not a music video director.

  • April 26, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Transformers needs the Dark Knight treatment. Kill Optimus' parents

    by happybunni

  • April 26, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST

    "new approach" to transformers

    by nametaken

    exact same thing was said about the 3rd transformers. that series ain't changing.

  • it was headline news someone caught him on their cell phone video as he climbed past their window in the building and he stopped and waved at them. It's legit.

  • April 26, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    @user897 Yes, yes and yes.

    by adeceasedfan

  • Unicrons got no chance.

  • ...or the kid from AI. And talks about his feelings.

  • When a film is not even worth stealing, thats fucking bad.

  • April 26, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Not another Top Gun

    by Christian Sylvain

  • April 26, 2012, 9:22 p.m. CST

    I could barely get through the original without growing a vagina

    by Christian Sylvain

    @rebel scumb is gonna have a field day with this.

  • April 26, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise got pilots license a decade after Top Gun

    by Nem_Wan

    Maybe he'll do his own flying this time. Harrison Ford got the insurance company to allow that in 6 Days 7 Nights and he only had a few hundred hours at that time. By now Cruise probably has thousands of hours. I doubt he'd be allowed to even taxi an F-35 but there could be scenes where Maverick flies a personal aircraft that Cruise is totally proficient with. Cruise flies a P-51 Mustang, a Gulfstream IV and more.

  • April 27, 2012, 4:01 a.m. CST



    Does it ever happen on any other websites for you? Have yo noticed a pattern? I think it might be when all of the comments are expanded on a talkback with a lot of comments, especially when you try to comment, is that the same for you?

  • April 27, 2012, 6:15 a.m. CST

    damn it, no one liked my pitch? - Top Gun II: Wings of Desire


    i spent abit of time on that. started out as a jokey thing relating to the well documented homoerotic subtext of TG, and just intended to write a few lines to make me chuckle...but then i started getting into it, imagining the scenes playing out, the possible storyline, how it would tie into the themes of the original etc. by the end i was very happy with the pitch and especially the title (i actually looked it up on imdb and only an obscure 80s german film has used it) the only thing i regret it saying that Ice and Mav would be having a full on brokeback affair from the start - there would be no need to do that, just implied. at the start we see Ice and Mav are very good friends who also have girlfriends, sleep around with the new recruites(female) etc, but as the film progresses we know theres something more...until at the end Ice professes his love for Mav leading to all the shit going down

  • does Maverick shoot down Ice or let him sidewinder Charlie....

  • April 27, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I know I'm in the minority here....

    by Jaster Mareel

    But I thought Dark of the Moon was by far the worst of the 3. It's absolutely atrocious and a real chore to get through. Aside from the metal snake thing chewing through the building, Dark of the Moon has no memorable scenes. Just a collage of clashing metal.

  • April 27, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST


    by alexander

    Yes, not Since Kevin Costner has an actor with so much star power exercised such a level of control over a potentially amazing blockbuster picture. Everyone knows Michael Bay and Orci-Kurzman were down with Transformers and wanted to essentially make it as a bad ass version of the Seven Samurai or Magnificent seven with sentient Robots from outer space, until that meddling disney kid diva brat supporting his family came along, and ordered them into altering it into the self indulgent delights of a skitish boy and his robot cars. He started by pitching any envisioned hilarious comedy scenario in which all the robots would - get this! - hide around outside his folks place, doing their best to blend in with the environment. Also at one point his folks try to catch him wanking. Gold. Because that's Transformers. And we all have LaBeef to thank. You dipshit.

  • April 27, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    When are we going to get some photos or footage from Horns?

    by alexander

  • April 27, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    I feel the need....

    by Mitch

    "The Need for Greed"! Can nothing be left alone?

  • April 27, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I loved Top Gun when I was a kid...

    by Jaster Mareel

    But looking back it was just a fascistic wet dream and I actually have no need to ever see it again, let alone a crappy sequel.

  • April 27, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Bruckheimer, Bay, Get it together...

    by darshn22

    Who gives a fuck about Top Gun 2 and Transformers 4. WE NEED BAD BOYS 3!