Artificial Continuum

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Michael Bay turned to USA Today as a platform to release information regarding his gigantic blockbuster sequel to the Transformers franchise. Bay not only confirmed that the film will be released in 3D (Big surprise), but announced numerous plot details.

First off, Bay admitted that his efforts in the latest Transformers film were subpar (which seems to be a fad these days). Although he blamed his failures on the Writers Guild of America strike of 2007, it is good to see the often egotistical director take some humility. Bay also said that the film will thankfully have a more serious tone then the previous joke filled installment: "One thing we're getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy." He goes on to confirm that the critically slammed robotic twins Mudflap and Skids will be barely present in the newest outing. However, John Turturro, who played Agent Simmons in the previous films, will return as comedic relief.

Shia LaBeouf's character, Sam Witwicky, will also return, and will struggle with helping his Autobot allies and maturing.

The villain for the latest outing was revealed to be the classic Transformers antagonist Shockwave (G1 design shown above), who became dictator of the planet Cybertron following the events in the previous films.

Bay also hinted at connecting the war between the Decepticons and Autobots to the Cold War between the US and the USSR

My Opinion: While I'm disappointed to see Bay giving into the 3D fad despite claims that he wouldn't, overall I like what I'm hearing. This film, like the second, has a lot of promise. However if I've learned anything from Michael Bay, it is to remain skeptical. Things could still get very, very bad.


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