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A New TRANSFORMERS 4 Logo Heralds The Coming Of Wahlberg!!

 

From Michael Bay's website...  

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.

“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.

A new logo for the film has also been revealed...   

 

All this time later, I've yet to fully recover from  2001's MARKY MARK AND THE MONKEY BUNCH, so I'm not sure how to react to this news.  However, I did rather like DARK OF THE MOON - and we're hearing humans may be less involved in this new picture than in Bay's previous installments (rather, this is allegedly more machine focused than the other ones), so hope springs eternal that somehow this may all come together nicely.  

We'll see...

 

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  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Wasnt this bunk just the other day?

    by lowpassat

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Oh snap, I got a first!

    by lowpassat

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Wahlberg...

    by DANGER_DIABOLIK_

    ...should stick to his new talent...which is 'comedy''...he rteally is quite good at that (no sarcasm) intended...

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I Like Marky Mark

    by paviod

    Think he's a good actor with tons of range potential. Hopefully he brings some light to the series. I for one welcome him and thank god Shia is out.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    YOU GOT THE TOUCH!

    by TDH1138

    YOU GOT THE POW-WWWWWWWER!!!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Dirk Diggler

    by iownyou

    Boom

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I'll only care if there's plenty of tits and ass

    by Pipple

    That's the only way you'll get my money you fucking shitty piece of shit director.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Why Wahlberg?

    by christpunchers2007

    Guy's barely decent in anything. Sometimes he's a funny guy but most of the time he looks like he's got a stick up his ass and is about to snap someone's head off.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Credit to Marky Mark

    by JP

    The guy has survived some stinkers. Woulda prefered to see someone like Jason Statham given a huge tentpole like this though.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I was hoping they'd call it TRANS4MERS

    by I am not a number

    Really looking forward to Marky Mark channelling his role from THE HAPPENING.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Sure. Can't be worse than the last two...

    by adeceasedfan

    Well, I guess it can. I suppose what I'm saying is that my interest in Transformers is great enough to give it one more shot.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    meh, this isn't the worst news ever

    by Redhead_Redemption

    whalberg is likable and he can handle action, i was hoping the jason statham rumour were real but i'll take whalberg over shia anyday

  • OF COURSE that's how a fucking Michael Bay movie would be cast lol "Oh, what's that? No, Mark Wahlberg isn't in the movie, sorry. Althooooough... now you mention it..... hmm.... yes, that's it! It's official, Wahlberg is the lead in my movie!!"

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    The only way . . .

    by Jayeskimo

    . . im going to be interested in this, is if they use the first three as an intro to the transformers and from here on out, they take the war off-earth. That would explain the lack of Shia and his human entourage. Marky Mark however, somehow gets swept up in all the commotion and is carried off world with the transformers. The transformers have 'evolved' further simplifying their appearance (ie to look more like frickn transformers), and the story involves some kind of crazy ass time / dimension type thing where older transformers (having previously visited earth millions of years beforehand) return still harbouring their shape shift identities in the form of dinosaurs aka dinobots. . . is that so much to ask for??

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Transfourmers

    by MajorBludd

    Still waiting for a Transformers movie. Sometimes it can be hard to ignore an adaptation, say a Batman or a Captain America. But for some reason, when I watch these movies I don't feel at all like I'm watching a Transformers adaptation. Same goes for the G.I.Joe movie. The story, characters and look were so different from the source that nothing was really ruined at all. So they can keep making these. One day someone will do a faithful adaptation that is worthwhile. Like Dredd for instance. It may not be for another 10 years but that ok. On second thought, "G.I.Joe 2" actually looks somewhat like a G.I.Joe movie should.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Seriously....

    by John Walker

    Fuck Michael Bay. The sooner he and Donald Trump go away, the better.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    However, I did rather like DARK OF THE MOON

    by Jay

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP_9zH9Q44o

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    That was supposed to be in quotes.

    by Jay

  • And then make it a Transformers crossover. Why not?

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    by laserbeard

    DigglerTron

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Digglerbots

    by laserbeard

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    God-damn it...

    by evilhoban

    Wahlberg being in this means I won't see it in the theater...the other ones weren't great, but at least there was some fun to be had. He's just so nondescript in everything he's ever been in...he's like a worse Sam Worthington.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    I can't be mad at bay's transformers

    by Pipple

    Has he focused too much on stupid shit instead of creating a meaningful intelligent war epic that transformers is supposed to be? Yes... But I've seen this before. That 80s transformers movie's good for the first 30min then becomes shit. How the fuck ya gonna make a transformers movie then kill off optimus and make it about other random characters and shit. It's like all those movies you see as a kid that you think are going to be good, then they're totally ass backwards instead. Street Fighter the movie Super Mario Bros movie He Man movie Now Dragonball Joins the ranks These movies I've listed are awful adaptations, but they succeeded in the on thing they really had to succeed in which was exist. Just the fact that they made a fucking street fighter movie, blew my kid brain straight out of my skull. It was awful yes, but I saw ryu in the flesh. Bliss man... It's just too bad Bay didn't get the memo, and just kept making the same shitty movie 3 times. I could accept it if it was just one and then he finally did things right, but no... each one of them is shit. Each one... It's like if they made a shitty first dragonball movie then Kept making more shitty dragonball movies... yeah.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Will he play a guy who looks confused all the time?

    by Gary Makin

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Phew

    by Jackson

    I thought i was the only one on the planet who liked DARK OF THE MOON

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Hello chicken...

    by MagicJesus

    word to your mother.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Set it in the future..."in the year 2005"

    by juice willis

    Bring on Unicron! Whatever, these movies blow. I hear the toy argument, but the mythology laid out in the original run of the comics (I have issues#1-12) has some amazing potential. Sentient machines at war, with a small group of one faction lying dormant on Earth after having crashed during a battle millions of years in our past. They transform into Earth-based vehicles and machinery to blend in because they have no concept of carbon-based life. That shit is dope. It's just a damn shame that it's beyond Michael Bay's abilities to realize that potential. With the amount of money these films have grossed, just imagine what they would have made if they were actually worth a shit.

  • And then Megatron emerges from Mark Wahlberg's fly. Works for me, I'll be there if that happens! (And no, I'm not gay, but Boogie Nights was one of the greatest films of the 90's, everything Pulp Fiction wished it could be, IMHO...)

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    You mean this post isn't about Boogie Nights 2?

    by J

    I'm outta here.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Mark Wahlberg talks to Transformers

    by macheesmo3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQwXoU140G8 hey, Optimus, you guys know me!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    by skiprat1

    Damn. I can't help feeling a little disappointed - Wahlberg is a halfway decent actor, he doesn't need the Beef's sloppy seconds. I hated the second and third Transformers, but actually find parts of the first to be enjoyable - although that may just stem from #1 being the first time I'd seen photo-realistic giant robots speeding down highways while transforming and kicking the fuck out of each other. That one set-piece in #1 which ended with Optimus punching the other guy so hard his eyeballs came out, then beheading him, was just amaze-balls. 2 and 3 seemed to get really cartoonish looking.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    These are horrible films and need to die yesterday

    by D o o d

    they only exist to serve a the industry in the most cynical way.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    like i care

    by frank

    i didnt see 3 and i am not going to see this. not after that abomination part 2..

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    4TRANSMERS? 4TOBOTS-TICONS?

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Trans4mers

    by Jonathan

    >_<

  • what must have been great sex.

  • How many of these stupid movies will they make before people realize their exactly the same movie. At least with Wahlberg they'll claim that it's fresh and new, but I don't have any hopes.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST

    "highly anticipated"????? say wha?

    by James Robinson

    I think it's safe to say that WE the general public look forward to yet ANOTHER Bay atrocity much like we REALLY look forward to the next time we stub our big toe walking down the sidewalk to the mail box.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    cavejohnson: you missed the best one.

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Dear Michael Bay:

    by User897

    Let me start this by saying FUCK YOU. We all know that you are only going to fuck up the mythos of the Transformers even further, and now you're going to have Marky Mark hogging all the screen time from the characters that need to be in the forefront. You know, the goddamn TRANSFORMING ROBOTS. You fucking assmaster. Humans should be the SECONDARY characters AT LEAST in a film titled TRANSFORMERS. God I fucking hate you and I wish someone was brought on board that actually understands the concept and respects the established canon started in 1984. Eat fuck you hack.

  • ... hmmm.. yeah.. that can't be good LOL

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    SAY HI TO YOUR MOTHER FOR ME!

    by obijuanmartinez

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    transFOURmers!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Johnno

    I say yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah...! Shia say no no no no no...!

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    user897

    by Jared Syn

    I don't think Michael Bay reads AICN talkbacks.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Why God, why?

    by Cruizer Dave

    Obama needs to do something about Michael Bay to get bipartisan support! I suggest an air strike to stop him from making tf4.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Love the guy, but not right for the role, what happened to Statham?

    by ganymede3010

    Seems like the series is getting worse and worse.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Thank God Disney is in talks to purchase Hasbro

    by ganymede3010

    Then at last we'll finally get a real Transformers movie where the Robots are the stars, and not the bloody humans.

  • Methinks the Baymeister will deliver on this and many other hackneyed fronts of the big screen...

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    I want a movie with Marky Mark and the Fresh Prince side by side...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...and a duet on the soundtrack. Shooter 2? ID5? As long as there is an awesome music video and dance along that is only ever seen by youtube's most faithful. With Jazzy Jeff on the wheels of steel, please.

  • ...I think there is a great Transformers movie just waiting to be made. But, not by Michael Bay. Racism is somehow less offensive when he has Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in tow, than a stable of animated robots. Bad Boys 3 for Bay. Favreau for Transformers, taking after his impressive handling of the original Iron Man.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Contraband had a great script

    by DoubleDuece

    It was like a french farce of an action film. Could have done with some kills by Mark though.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Love the guy, but not right for the role...

    by IceTitan

    You guys are crazy sometimes. Mark would've been perfect to play Spike in the first three movies had they gone better/differently.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:26 a.m. CST

    thulsaboom

    by IceTitan

    Good call. I would love to see either of those movies! BB3/TF4 with Favreau.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:44 a.m. CST

    I don't understand the concessions for Dark of the Moon

    by Larry Sellers

    I'm not going to just say IT SUCKED. But...I felt it did. Why do people feel it's an improvement over Revenge of the Fallen?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:52 a.m. CST

    DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY

    by Damnyou

    DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2 a.m. CST

    Brocktimus Prime? Chestron Rockwave? Jackatron Horner?

    by lv_426

    Paul Thomas Anderson directs. Hot naked Rollergirlbots. There Will Be Transformers

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Dark of the Moon was only an 'improvement' relatively speaking

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    It was still absolute dogshit. I suppose people say it was better because the retarded comedy was toned down. It was still present, however: that stuff with the asian dude from The Hangover was insufferable. And now I feel dirty for having watched it.

  • So it will all levels out into complete uninteresting nothingness. I'm so sorry for all of you Transformers fans. You don't deserve this bad.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Set it entirley on Cybertron

    by Richard

    Mark can be a spaceman who somehow crash lands there/teleported who gives a fuck and is the only human in the film. I want Dino Bots as well. GRIMLOCK.

  • bitches!

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST

    If Disney does buy Hasbro~ Darth Grimlock!

    by T

    GRIMLOCK SMASH PUNY JEDI!

  • Could you please attempt to lecture us about this album by filtering its wiki page through your idiot brain? That is always so impressive. Then after that, maybe you can tell us all about that other top selling album by some weird little black dude no one's ever heard of. I think it's called Thrilling or something like that.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST

    An ex-friend's roomate had a friend who worked for an high priced escort service

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

    This person processed the credit card payments so they were privy to what some of the celebrities who used this service were ordering for themselves. This is how I heard that Marky Mark apparently enjoys young looking effeminate black guys. Very similar to scirocco/asimov's leanings judging by most of his posts.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:43 a.m. CST

    God dammit people he's a peacock you've got to let him fly!

    by kingoflight

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 5:25 a.m. CST

    TRANSFORMERS PRIME is the REAL TRANSFORMERS!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    It has been infinitely better than the movies without a doubt. Another plus is it keeps the "human" uses to a minimum. If you're looking to see a REAL Transformers show and not 'coke color cans' and CGI explosions on screen than try TR:Prime.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Everyone, please. Just don't go see it.

    by Ricardo

    I know I won't.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn you Michael Bay

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Bad News, Good News, Bad News

    by stlfilmwire

    Bad News: Directed by Bay Good News: Mark Wahlberg Bad News: He'll be playing a Dinobot

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Who wants to see this shit. Jesus...

    by MariusXe

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Whalberg is the worst leading man in years.

    by knowthyself

    Dull and dishwater. He's only good in side roles and comedies.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:06 a.m. CST

    big surprise, it's a shit logo

    by nephilim138

  • Absolutely terrible, but very expensive looking.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Mark Whalberg as Grimlock!

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Dinobots smaaaaaash!

  • One of the things that makes these movies unwatchable (besides the fact that the robots are poorly designed and the "action" is hard to follow) is the fact that there are like 8 storylines going on at once. There are way, way too many characters and plots. It's like there are 4 different movies going on at once, and it is reflected in the running time. You could easily lop off an hour of any Transformer movie.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Dark of the Moon was quite possibly the worst film ever

    by Snake Foreskin

    Especially when you figure in the cost of making the movie. How did that storyline, that script, get a greenlight? It was an incomprehensible mess that should never have made its way to the big screen. Michael Bay has no business making movies.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Terrible director, actor, and logo

    by John C. Croker

  • All i remember is utter destruction, going on for roughly two hours and some birds arse over a motorbike. I f you told me no actors were in any of the previous movies, i would have no choice but to believe you. It doesnt matter who you put in this, Mark Wahlberg, whoever, they just get washed away by shrieking, rending, banging, shattering and any other incomprehensible sound effects. Get Brian Blessed in it, then you may have some chance of any actor making even a marginal impact in one of these efforts.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Terrible director, actor, and logo.

    by John C. Croker

    This is most certainly not cool news. Its just here taking up space. The only thing that would get me to watch these Transformers movies is a total reboot with a competent director.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Marky Mark survived Shamalamadingdong

    by Volllllume3

    The man perseveres.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    The inherent flaw with these Transformers movies

    by Ray Tchoulakian

    is that the robots only actually show up for the action sequences. They don't actually contribute anything to the movies otherwise. If the action sequences at the end of every movie were cut out, and the few other sequences in the middle of each film as well, all that would be left is some stupid pointless drivel about a kid who fawns over some super slutty girl in high school, then goes off to college where his mom eats some pot brownies, and then struggles to find a job post-college. Those are not stories, nor do they form the base of any coherent movie. Count me out for TF4.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    @Mr this_is_the_zodiac_speaking

    by albert comin

    You know you are a crazy person, right? You evne mistake people for others and then call both, that's seriously fucked up. And yes, there are a lot of younglings who know shit about Pink Floyd, but a crazy person like you wouldn't know that, of course. Reading your posts reminds me of The Wall, for some reason.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    @Mr volllllume3

    by albert comin

    So does cockroaches, and i don't find them admirable.

  • If it works for a teddy bear, why not a transformer? These things are basically comedies anyway.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    what will Marky's abs trans4m into?

    by cozy

  • ...I try not to post in TBs where I'm just being negative, but these TF movies really piss me off. Couldn't help it this time.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    hollywoodhellraiser...yes.

    by Darkman

    Any one episode of TF: Prime kicks the crap out of the movies. <br><br> And DARK OF THE MOON was the best of them...which is like calling someone the world's tallest midget.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Let me know when they sign Alexa Vega to play the lead female.

    by Danny Boil

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    asimov/scirocco, you are a complete package of stupid

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

    I haven't mistaken diddly. I've pegged you for exactly who you are, Carlos. So I wouldn't know that there are young people that know about Pink Floyd? That makes no sense dude. If these youngsters already knew about Pink Floyd, why would you then try to inform them about it like it's something obscure that only pretentious douches like you are aware of? Reading your posts reminds me of just how fucking dumb you really are. Combine that idiocy with your unwarranted self-importance and you have, well, you. The saddest sack of shit imaginable. It's hilarious to me how you actually think no one notices your patterns though. Want me to list all your "tells" for you? There's a good twenty or so. Here's just one of them: the words "this" and "these". You are the only fucker on this site who still can't figure out the appropriate usage of those words. I'll give you another "tell" the next time I call you out for your pathetic and cowardly fronting. Be sure to wait a couple hours again before you slink back in here to attempt yet another lame comeback though. That way no one will noticed just how terrible you are at covering your ass. Does it take you that long to come up with your standard bullshit retorts or are you just too scared to enter the fucking Octagon with a clearly superior opponent? If it's the latter I would suggest you just stop responding like you said you would the last time I shamed your sorry ass. But then again, your malignant narcissism guarantees that you just can't not respond..so bring it on you silly little bitch.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Maybe I should catch up & watch 2 & 3 . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    On second thought: Hell no . . .

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    It`ll probably go as far as Renner in Bourne.

    by higgledyhiggles

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    @beggarman this_is_the_zodiac_speaking

    by albert comin

    You are batshit insane and it's unfortunate i caugh your eye, but that's the kind of shit that happens with loonies like you. All i ask of you is for you to please stop disrupting my stays in this talkbacks and please fuck off. Can you do that for me, please?

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by thefinn68

    Being a child of the 80's I was so excited about the Transformers coming to the big screen. Gotta say, after the first one, they lost me. Just never seemed to have the soul of the original series or even come close to Transformers: The Movie. Just my 2 cents.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    See, there you go with another "tell"

    by This_is_the_Zodiac_speaking

    Deflection. You pull that same shit EVERY TIME. If I'm insane for noticing who you are, then so is turd_is_floating_underneath_the_gravy and docpazuzu (two of the more rational posters here). Face it, you've been spotted ya' fuckin pussy. Now quit whining and just own up to it. YOU wanted this attention. YOU made a spectacle of yourself by having a four year long temper tantrum because you're just an aging loser stuck in that dingy little back alley of a country, without any hope of ever making films or convincing anybody that you're not a raging homosexual. Disrupting your stays in talkbacks?! And why should I do a thing like that. YOU should quit disrupting MY stays in these talkbacks. How about that? Seriously though, what an entitled cunt you are. You've got a whole fuckton of absolutely NOTHING at all to offer anybody here. Retardedly rewording wikipedia pages does not impress. People have asked you to fuck off for four years now and you still don't listen. What makes you think anybody should do anything at all for you except shovel your bullshit back onto you? You used "this" wrong again as well, Mrs. Saraiva.

  • And yet the only two transformers you can recognize are Optimus and Bumblebee.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    What? No...!

    by Andy Dodd

    I'm glad I'm the only chuckle-head that remembered to say this, bitches...

  • News: "Ebay blows up today with collectors rushing to sell thier Transformer toys with news that the New Kid on the Block is in the latest Transformer movie." In all seriousness..I kinda like Walberg in some movies...he' not as bad as a LOT of actors/actresses out there. We'll see... For some reason I like the Transformer movies, but not NEARLY as much as Star Wars, and ALL the comic book movies out there.... I just can't seem to watch this over and over and over like I can with many movies. The only reason I can think is that to me when they fight each robot isn't DISTINCT enough. I mean, they all just look like a thousand bits of metal parts just all thrown together. I feel they focused on the setails to the point where the CGI just overwhelmed the actual machine. Just doesn't do it for me.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    More of these?

    by Andrew Coleman

    It doesn't matter who is the human... Bay and his team maybe created ten total good minutes in the three films combined. Wake me up for the reboot.

  • So long as these films keep making the kind of money they are, they'll keep making them. And stop bitching about Bay...He ain't making films for Film nerds and hipsters...he's making films for Joe Six Pack and his mouth breathing kids...which means he is making movies for the vast majority of our, and the worlds, population. Bay is possibly the most in tune Film maker working today...he has his finger on the pulse of the common man, and he delivers exactly what they want. I choose not to watch them...but more power to him. Film is a Business...any ART that happens is a happy accident.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I rather liked DARK OF THE MOON

    by Gabe Athouse

    Did you, rather? What part did you like best, the golden light glinting off metal things, or some of the finest living American actors humiliating themselves for a fucking paycheck? Please go around saying that you're a big Transformers 3 fan so people know what to think of you.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck do quotes disappear in the subject line on this site?

    by Gabe Athouse

    I was quoting the dipshit who wrote the article. I didn't like Dark of the Moon, nor do I type it in all-caps.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Wahlberg is perfect for this movie

    by Epsilon

    No one is better at carrying around a "What the fuck is going on here?" face for 130 minutes. Go back and watch the Tim Burton Planet of the Apes or The Happening. Wahlberg will do a great job looking shocked at what's happening with these giant robots.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    But will there be more Malkovich?

    by animatronicmojo

    Gosh, I couldn't get enough of his zany antics. Also, this time, can we have an offensive Asian stereo-type Transformer? I don't think they've covered that one yet. Just let Sacha Baron Cohen lose to create his own wacky Transformer character. Minstrel Transformers, Hunchback Transformers, Werewolf Transformers, Harry Knowles Transformers... s'all good. <BR> Honestly, I really don't know what to make of these so-called "movies." Yeah, they've certainly got the finger on something. I just know that after watching Dark of the Moon, I felt really cheap and dirty, like I'd done something really really bad covered in motor oil and now wife was so going to find out about it. <BR> It's not a good feeling. <BR> I just... I can't do this anymore. <BR> Damn you, Michael Bay.

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Bay needs to be fired

    by photoboy

    He's had three tries and each film has been such a shit stained, diarrhoea filled abortion that contains so little actual plot or characterisation that it makes watching white noise seem like the height of intellectualism. Bay should be fired and someone who can actually put G1 designs on the screen moved into the director's chair. Spielberg needs to be fired too as he clearly hasn't got a clue what he's doing. Maybe Disney will come along and save Transformers like they saved Star Wars...

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Will this movie put the lotion in the basket?

    by Darth Macchio

    Or will it get the hose again? I want a giant female mutant robot with three giant metal boobies. They fire lasers and heat AND cold seeking missiles (see? cold-seeking missiles! you heard it here first! unpredictable! original!!!!!). She should also have metal stiletto heals (double as side-winder missiles) and a thumpin metal booty. She should also have a built-in frozen yogurt dispenser (chocolate and vanilla so we can do zebras!!!!) (Mike, if you read the above and use it, you don't have to pay me or even give me credit. unless you put the yogurt dispenser in there - I'd like a zerba in a sugar cone. thanks!)

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST

    conspiracy : Spot on my man.

    by GINGE_MUPPET

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Bay+

    by Violator90

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Bay+Transformers=Don't care

    by Violator90

    Damn edit button! :l

  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    What will he ruin next?

    by Luigi

    The Dinobots, perhaps? Or come up with an all new Transformer that has the same name as an original one yet looks completely different for no logical or justifiable reason...

  • Destroyed starscream, the wurm, soundwave and sentinel prime... and cybertron got ripped apart when the transference beam was cutoff... So why? What's 4 about? I just wanna see some kick ass cars on the big screen and more plot points with the robots. it would be nice to see a transformers movie ya know detailing the time and life of the transformers... just a thought ya know.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    The Logo is Interesting.

    by Jean-Luc Gothos

    When I looked at the logo, and I am sure I'm not the only that noticed this, but that half of the logo is Decepticon. Which makes me wonder if this movie might be a little darker than the last ones. I have enjoyed all of the movies that have come out, and I think a more darker turn might be good for the series.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Switching Directors Next? PLEASE!

    by LizardMan

    Glad they now got a lead who could actually go 12 Rounds with Galvatron. Losing ADHD LeBouf will help the cause. But as long as Mr. Bay's in the director's chair, these will continue to be be AWFUL films (which make an obscene amount of money... so Bay's not going anywhere).

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Whose watching this tsunami of brain-dead shite?

    by Sepulchrave

    Think girls are dumb for watching Twilight? Buying Justin Bieber records? Going to 'Step Up' movies? This is EXACTLY the same, tailored by the same studio robots for dumb little boys in men's bodies.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Mark Wahlberg? But will he bring in the Funky Bunch?

    by ThaJackaL

    Only one thing on this planet can beat the decepticons! The good vibrations of the Funky Bunch!!!!

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 1:53 a.m. CST

    It is depressing to think...

    by Relugus

    How great a Transformers film could be if it was actually about the Transformers and used some of the best ideas from the various comics, etc. Bay was completely the wrong director as he can't do characterization in his movies, and thus cannot hope to present the Transformers as sentient beings. He sees them as special effects, and they fit into the usual Hollywood tropes when it comes to robots. The fact he hated TF and Spielberg still hired him shows that Spielberg was thinking of the money, and nothing else. Bayformers is Transformers made by someone with no understanding (or interest) of Transformers. The whole charm of Transformers (for me, at least) is how it subverts the cute robot/mindless drone machine portrayals in most media, and gives us something really odd and unique. The Transformers are pastiches of humans, and, if they are done right, there's no need for human characters, as the Transformers themselves represent human traits. The tech specs depicted a wide variety of colorful characters, whereas Bay's Transformers are dull archetypes. Starscream is meant to be treacherous and vain, considering himself handsome, yet what we got was an ugly boot-licker who did next to nothing. Shockwave usurped Megatron in the comics (He's arguably a better villain than Megs), but in Bayformers he just rides around on a worm and does fuck all. What's the point of Grimlock, for example, when Bay has already shown us Optimus Prime behaving like Grimlock? "We will kill them all". Yep, Grimlock is a wonderfully complex character in the comics, but we all know Bay's interp will be shite. Also, where are the Transformers unique weapons and abilities? Bayformers all seem to use bland guns. Where was Megatron's iconic fusion cannon? Where are interesting characters like Mirage and Sunstreaker who add shade to the Autobots? Bay replaces them with his own generic, stupid creations (Muddflap and Skids) when Sideswipe and Sunstreaker or Runamuck and Runabout would have been a thousand times better. And let's not forget Bay turning Wheeljack into a ridiculous Einstein-bot. The Decepticons were depicted as mindless drones, whereas in all other TF lore they are as individualistic and as colorful as the Autobots. No Thundercracker, no Dead End, no Rumble and Frenzy, no Octane, and no Swindle; the potential of the latter in a movie is pretty huge. Brad Bird directing, with Simon Furman involved in developing the story, would be my ideal.

  • Sums up Bay's entire Transformers movies. And now there will another one, making it less 99.50%.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Pseudo-Trasnformers 4 heralds thecoming of Mark Yawnberg.

    by albert comin

    A cure for insomnia is on the way.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Furman bitch-slapping Bay

    by Relugus

    Simon Furman bitchslaps Michael Bay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkkyHXtT4qI When the writer of many of the best Transformers comics stories and the creator of most Transformers lore says your movies are shit, they are shit.

  • Nov. 12, 2012, 5:04 a.m. CST

    TransBOREmers 4...

    by Darkness

    So, here we go again. Michael Bay, who prefers a meaty pay cheque over artistic integrity (not like he had any to begin with) decides to bring Wahlberg along on his ongoing mission to turn cinema into a travesty. Meanwhile, Shitty leBuff is overseas indulging in some real onscreen sex in Lars Von Triers "Nymphomaniac" - Wise move. Enough with the Robots belting fuck out of each other nonsense!...I mean really!

  • Nov. 12, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    If he whips out his fake dick at the end, I'm in.

    by IronEagle74

    Hey, it'd be more entertaining than any of Michael Bay's actual Transformers movies.

  • Nov. 12, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    These movies suck

    by ThaWhiteShadow

    The trailer should start off by saying "Just when you thought these movies couldn't get any worse...."

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Wahberg was in Boogie Nights...

    by Relugus

    ...which used The Touch by Stan Bush, which was from Transformers. The Circle is Complete.

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