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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    bad reviews are pouring in, as expected : )

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    let the hate begin lolz

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Damn them all persuading me into buying those fancy Oakley 3D glasses!!



    I can't wait to see this!!

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    OMG, I just got back...

    That's me with my Soundwave shirt on, and that's the mega line(s) behind me for the midnight showings. I of course saw the 9pm showing.

    It was a mind blowing imagery of adrenaline of coaster ride, beyond any E-ticket ride could had imagine! I'm not just saying it cuz I love the Transformers because I hated part 2 but enjoyed the original but this film is in class of it's own. Yes, it has some faults too, Bay never really represents geographic sites well (D.C. doesn't have skyscrapers).

    The solid story with some plot surprises that's glued together with, yes, solid acting. Keeps you entertained, especially with added co-stars like Ken Jeong, John Malkovich, McDreamy (Patrick Dempsey) was were added bonus, the latter (Dempsey) as a key role more so then the other new comers.

    The film was beautiful in 3D, and as for the CGI, what CGI? Not since Jurassic Park did I ever think twice I was watching something fake. The stunts for this film were hyper extreme, and like no other I ever seen before (especially the flying men & the falling skyscraper sequence). The action sequences defiantly had me seat at the edge of the seat like I was on 100mph roller coaster ride. Remember all that talk about how the Matrix 2 had a killer car chase sequence, well Bay topped that in the first half hour, and mind blowing ****.

    There were even emotional moments, yes hard to swallow but since this film is much of improvement, the emotional parts do there job for you to care. The film has great human interaction with the robots and the last hour and half is nothing but robot on robot orgy of action that us Transformer fans had been longing for.

    It was like 007 meets Transformers, the crowd loved it but be very warned with those who are taking the kids. Even though it's PG-13, it might as well be rated R. You see humans being blow up like Spielberg's War of the World's but this time, you actually see the flesh, blood and skulls roll down the street (at times in your face). It's more violent then any PG-13 I had ever seen.
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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Good start...
    'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Rakes in $13.5 Million From Tuesday Night Showings

    12:39 PM 6/29/2011 by Pamela McClintock

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    The Paramount three-quel made $5.5 million in special pre-midnight 3D sneaks.

    Paramount's Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed $13.5 million special 3D and midnight shows Tuesday night.

    Taking no chances, Paramount hosted sneaks Tuesday evening in 2,700 3D theaters as a way to pump up 3D attendance.

    That was followed by midnight shows in both regular and 3D theaters.

    The sneaks earned $5.5 million, while midnight grosses were $8 million.

    It's a strong start for Michael Bay's three-quel, which returns Shia LaBeouf in the title role, even if Tuesday’s business was behind the second Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which grossed $16 million in midnight shows.

    Paramount is prepared for the three-quel to come in behind Revenge of the Fallen, considering the depressed domestic marketplace. Revenge of the Fallen opened to roughly $200 million in its first five days; Paramount expects Dark of the Moon to gross $155 million to $165 million through July 4th.

    Dark of the Moon
    came in well ahead of the first Transformers, which grossed $8.8 million in Tuesday evening and midnight shows.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    1 Star from Ebert
    0 Stars from NY Post

    Reviews won't matter ... but I got burned on Transformers 2 and have no interest in this. I doubt the memory of that will keep many people away.


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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    According to Rotten Tomatos, 90% of the audience liked the film from over 60,000 votes (Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Rotten Tomatoes)


    The second wave of reviews averages an up the middle review but only because those that liked it really liked it and those that didn't pretty much just hated it and didn't hold back.

    Entertainment Weekly B
    Dark of the Moon is hardly a fleet production, but here Bay makes his best, most flexible use yet of all the flamboyant bigness at his command: Computer-drawn characters and human actors seem to occupy the same narrative for once.

    Collider B-
    You have to grind through 90 minutes of tedium to get to the chewy, chocolate-y center of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. There are moments where the jokes work and the earlier action scenes are kind of cool, but the movie’s sole purpose is to drive you to the spectacle at the end of the 3D rainbow. It’s the rare film I can point to and say “If you’re going to see it, see it in 3D” because the silliness of the technology is perfectly matched to the silliness of the movies that Michael Bay makes. Swerving wildly between the insultingly stupid the ironically idiotic, Dark of the Moon is Bay at his worst and at his best.

    The Hollywood Reporter
    When the 154-minute Transformers: Dark of the Moon finally ends, your feeling is one of exhaustion, not exhilaration. Pleased with his first effort but downright apologetic about the second Transformers movie, director Michael Bay has thrown every imaginable visual effect, CG animation and physical stunt, all in 3D, into the battle for planet Earth. Bay really needed a gag shot where one alien transforms itself into the kitchen sink.

    Bleeding Cool
    If you have a young son or nephew you’re sure to have seen them at it. Clutching one action figure in each grubby little fist and repeatedly smashing them together as he softly growls to himself the coolest one liners from a dozen superhero movies. This is the script that was playing in his head as he did that. How emotionally invested you can get in a fight between two action figures is open to debate however, no matter how many Samuel Barber references are squeaked into the underscore. This Roboterdammerung is impressive to look at, and fun in parts, but like the talking car showroom that forms the main part of the cast, it’s a little thin on heart.

    Chicago Tribune 1.5 stars/?
    a work of ineffable soullessness and persistent moral idiocy, concludes with Chicago taking it in the shorts for 50-odd minutes, at the hands of the Decepticons in an alien takeover scored, partially, to an emo-ballad mourning the "cataclysm" of it all.

    Empire Magazine 2/5 stars
    An improvement on Transformers 2, but then what isn’t? To paraphrase the Bard, it’s a tale, full of sound and fury and extremely stupid dialogue and nonsensical plotting and preposterous stunts and robots punching each other’s heads off, signifying nothing. Needless to say, it’s going to be huge.

    Roger Ebert 1/5
    a visually ugly film with an incoherent plot, wooden characters and inane dialog. It provided me with one of the more unpleasant experiences I've had at the movies.

    NY Daily News 1/5 stars
    if you're looking for a shock-and-awe experience, the third in history's most bombastic summer series will do the trick. There's no arguing you'll leave feeling like you were assaulted by an army of alien robots yourself. Anyone hoping to engage even a single brain cell, however, is out of luck.

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    You know, despite all the bad reviews, I've suffered through the first two, and I will make an effort to see this (I'm seeing it Saturday).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra5drgntKOI

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    154-minute Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Did Michael Bay learn nothing from Transformers 2 (that was at least 45 minutes too long)?

    Movies like this should be NO MORE than 2 hours long.


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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    154-minute Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Did Michael Bay learn nothing from Transformers 2 (that was at least 45 minutes too long)?

    Movies like this should be NO MORE than 2 hours long.
    and how was the Green Lantern? =0~

    This person had same attitude as you, and after seeing it... (it's a entertaining review)

    His quote: "Is a good time, no alcohol required"


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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    Transformers take over TIME SQUARE New York City


    ---------- Post added 06-30-2011 at 11:51 AM ----------

    Oh, I'm so sorry Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, you just got a beat down by the Transformers =)~

    Box office update: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' scores year's biggest opening day with $37.3 mil

    by John Young

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    It’s going to be a good week for Excedrin. On Wednesday, Transformers: Dark of the Moon blasted off with the year’s largest opening day so far. The $195 million action film, the third in the Michael Bay-directed series, grossed an estimated $37.3 million on Wednesday, including $8 million from midnight showings. (The movie earned an additional $5.5 million from “sneak preview” screenings Tuesday night, which aren’t being counted toward its Wednesday debut) This year’s previous opening-day record holder was Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which plundered $34.9 million its first day.

    Dark of the Moon‘s opening-day figure falls in between its two predecessors. The 2007 Transformers generated $27.9 million its first day (excluding the $8.8 million it made from sneak previews the prior night), while the 2009 sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, collected a massive $62 million on opening day. Dark of the Moon should continue to split the difference between the two movies throughout the week. At this rate, look for it to earn just under $100 million during the four-day holiday weekend. By the time the fireworks start flying Monday night, Dark of the Moon should have grossed around $165 million in six days.

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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    They seriously need to hire a better on-screen interviewer. She was quite a train wreck.

    As for TF3's opening day gross, i don't see why they can't just do the first 24 hours which includes the Tuesday night earnings. It seems to me that that's where a lot of the bread and butter would be.


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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    OMG Yes!

    While promoting Transformers 3, Variety got Bay & crew to open about 2012's biggest theme park attraction, and it's opening...


    Variety also got dibs on the concept art, it does seem Ravage has a key role, just like what we've seen in the interactive waiting area. Even Industrial Light and Magic is part of the creative team by creating something innovative that no theme park has ever used/seen before. Looks like Universal is will be getting Disney by the balls. =}~


    'Transformers' drives into U's theme park Ride tied to film franchise will bow next spring in H'wood

    Transformers: The Ride -- 3D' is due to open next spring.
    By Marc Graser

    Michael Bay may prefer to wreak havoc, destroying Chicago at multiplexes this weekend -- but when it comes to the offscreen lives of Hasbro's robots, the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" director is in construction mode.

    Helmer is giving his creative notes to "Transformers: The Ride -- 3D," a big-budget theme park attraction under construction on the lower lot of Universal Studios Hollywood that opens next spring.

    The motion-based ride will tell an original "Transformers" story and use 3D animation, animatronics and the latest flight-simulator technology to place guests in the middle of a battle between the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons.

    Because the films breathed new life into Hasbro's toy line in 2007, the toymaker chose to embrace the look of the shape-shifting characters from the pics for the ride, its first theme park attraction since exploiting its brands ("G.I. Joe," "Monopoly," "Battleship," "Ouija" and "Candyland," among others) across various entertainment platforms.

    "We're always looking for ways to engage people and show our characters where people want to experience them," Aaron Archer, Hasbro's VP brand creative, brand design and IP development told Variety.

    Exec has been overseeing the "Transformers" line for the past 12 years. He worked closely with Bay's art department and was part of the pitch that got the helmer interested in the property in the first place.

    Audiences have grown accustomed to the look of the pics' bots after the first film earned $710 million worldwide and its sequel hauled in $836 million.

    As a result, toy sales tied to the franchise generated $482 million for Hasbro after its first outing and more than $600 million around the second, providing a case study on how toymakers can capitalize on film and TV shows based on their popular playthings.

    Hasbro, which owns the rights to the brand and how it's spun off, didn't necessarily have to stick with the design; its new animated "Transformers" series on kids cabler The Hub steers clear of the look.

    "It's definitely set in the film universe," Archer said. "We wanted to have the best experiences of the movies come forward and bring it to life with all original content."

    Chip Largman, senior VP of creative at Universal Studios Hollywood, calls the ride "a natural follow up to the films" that serves as "an extension" of what auds have already seen in theaters. "But it's not dependent upon your experience in seeing the film."

    The move will benefit both Paramount, which can use the ride to promote its film franchise, and Universal, which is always looking for new attractions based on tentpoles.

    Par, in particular, is looking to keep the films going. Although Bay has said the third installment is his swan song, it's only a matter of time before the studio reboots the series with a new helmer.
    Given the popularity of the films, Hasbro is naturally eager to keep the property alive on the bigscreen, as well. Until more films are made, it has the ride to keep auds interested.

    To do that, Hasbro enlisted Industrial Light and Magic to reprise its role from the films to create the photorealistic 3D characters and visuals and for the ride, and hired Peter Cullen to voice Optimus Prime and other actors from the series.

    It also won't be cheap, with U said to be spending significantly more than the roughly $40 million it spent to build "The Simpsons Ride." An identical "Transformers" ride is also being built at Universal Studios Singapore.

    The timing of next year's launch of the "Transformers" ride "had a lot to do with the amount of time truly needed to create and implement a technical feat," Largman said. "We were not in a position to do something that was lockstep in time with the release of the film."

    The project, which replaces the former "Backdraft" attraction and Special Effects Stages, is the second time Universal Creative, which designs attractions for U's theme parks, has partnered with a major effects house on a ride after working with Weta Digital on Peter Jackson's "King Kong 360 3D" that opened last year.

    Bay's collaboration on the ride also isn't new for U. It developed the King Kong ride with Jackson, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park with J.K. Rowling, "The Simpsons" ride with the show's creators James L. Brooks and Matt Groening, and a number of attractions with Steven Spielberg, who is a creative consultant to the parks, and was an exec producer of the "Transformers" films.

    Of course, Universal hopes "Transformers" becomes another main attraction at its Hollywood park, especially as rival Disney is readying to open its 12-acre "Cars Land" park inside California Adventure next summer.

    "We've pushed the boundaries of 3D, hyperrealism and immersive visual effects to transport our guests, physically and viscerally, into the world of 'Transformers,' " said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative.

    Meanwhile, Universal is overhauling its "Spider-Man" ride at its Islands of Adventure park in Orlando, Fla., with updated, high-definition 3D footage to tap into the trend in theaters.

    "Transformers' is about change and converting from one thing to another," said Archer. Over the years, "the brand has evolved from cars to animals and dinosaurs and now realistic cars that you can buy at a dealership. If you're a fan of these films this is one of the best ways to experience it."

    Contact Marc Graser at [email protected]
    Source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118039268?refCatId=13
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    Re: 'Transformers 3' 7/1/2011

    I just died and gone to heaven, my two all time favorite villains (Skeletor vs Megatron) villain mash-up.

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