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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Thank goodness we saw it at our neighbors house last night rather than paying actual money to see it! (he borrows boot-legged DVD's)


    I see in todays paper that the two "stereotyped" transformers were slammed for their "ebonical" language and gold tooth!

    Despite the reviews and controversy, BIG money was still made.

    I once heard the quote, "it's a script, a camera and a paycheck" from a very popular and VERY rich actor.

    Makes sense to me...

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    --IMAX(R) Theatres Generate $18.3 Million of Film's Worldwide Total Highlights Include:
    - Domestic per screen average of $85,000 for the first five days
    - 18 of the top 20 domestic locations housed an IMAX(R) theatre
    - Biggest single-day domestic gross of $3.9 million
    - Biggest five-day domestic gross of $14.4 million
    - Biggest international three-day weekend for an
    IMAX DMR(R) title of $2.1 million
    - Biggest international single-day gross for an
    IMAX DMR title of $770,000 on Saturday

    LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that the Paramount Pictures release Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience, directed by Michael Bay and featuring scenes filmed with IMAX(R) cameras, posted exceptionally strong opening results, with an estimated $14.4 million coming from 169 IMAX(R) theatres domestically, for a per screen average of over $85,000 during the five-day opening from Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28. The IMAX release contributed more than 7% of the film's $201 million total on less than 2% of the screens.

    The film continued to play well in IMAX theatres internationally, grossing approximately $3.2 million, bringing the international total to $3.9 million from 60 screens since opening on June 19. The IMAX release continued to set records for the biggest IMAX opening in international markets including China, Australia, and France. The film's worldwide IMAX total has reached $18.3 million.

    "The IMAX release of this film has delivered exceptional results," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures. "The film looks and sounds incredible in IMAX and we're so pleased to see a growing number of moviegoers taking advantage of the opportunity to experience the film in this unique way."

    "We're very happy with the performance of the film across our growing network, and Paramount Pictures has once again delivered a blockbuster to IMAX theatres," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "These box office records are driven by the continued expansion of our network and the strong consumer appetite for The IMAX Experience(R) in new markets."
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Here's my review in a local paper:

    Click here to read the full review on the newspaper's website:
    Santa Maria Sun | Film

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    Of course, practically the only reason to even have puny humans in this movie is so we can imagine ourselves in their place, and think of how cool it would be to have our own robot pals. Thus, it’s rather awkward when Sam just wants the Autobots to go away so he can pursue a normal college existence. Hey Sam, I know being caught in the middle of an intergalactic war has got to suck ... but dude, seriously—your car turns into a giant space robot. Don’t you find that the least bit awesome? LaBeouf’s best moment is the scene where he’s going crazy with AllSpark knowledge during a class. They should have let him do more of that, and less imitation of Tobey Maguire’s sullen reluctant hero routine from Spider-man 2.

    I had enough material left over (mostly negative) to write a whole other review. I prefer the recent "Transformers Animated" on Cartoon Network .
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Oh, and question ... didn't the one general guy (who was the head of NEST) die in the first movie at the first attack on the base in Qatar?
    You mean 24's Aaron Pierce? Not sure, don't think so, but maybe he had a twin lol.







    I just saw this movie, and all I can say is.............
























    All the critics and reviewers can kiss the white hairy part of my lower exterior!!!





    This movie was sweet and it kicked total (____Y____) !!!!!!


    And was it possible for Megan Fox to look even hotter in this film?



    The film had lots of laughs. I will admit, the twins were a bit much, but still funny. It took me a bit to recognize the voice behind "The Fallen" as actor Tony Todd, from the final destination movies, and was recently seen on 24.

    And I was expecting Devastator, if you can call him that, basically the beast that the constructicons formed,.....to be more vertical.



    Still this movie kicked........and I even liked the soundtrack to it. That's now 2 transformer movies that ended with a Linkin Park song. Nice!

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Linkin Park annoys me. At least they do when they're in end credits. As soon as I heard their song, I groaned.


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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    Linkin Park annoys me. At least they do when they're in end credits. As soon as I heard their song, I groaned.
    Every song that played as the end credits rolled were just tidbits. But you should be more annoyed that there was a Nickleback song in there too.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    Every song that played as the end credits rolled were just tidbits. But you should be more annoyed that there was a Nickleback song in there too.
    That goes without saying.


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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Coheteboy View Post
    That goes without saying.


    lol


    In other words, relay to the worst band thread, eh?

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    And let me just add to my review I posted earlier



    (before I get lambasted by some of those that didn't like it, cause that seems to be the consensus here)


    I will agree, balls on a robot. Not needed. The humping of the two dogs. Not needed.

    But what was not needed........



























    A CLOSE UP OF JOHN TURTURRO'S WHITE BUTT, IN A THONG!!!!!

    HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL NO!!!!! DEFINITLY, NOT NEEDED!!!!

    That shot made everyone in the theater cring, squirm and reel! Ugh, gives me bile just thinkin about it. Felt like I needed to wash or gouge my eyes out at that moment.



    Anyways, yeah I'll agree it took a lil too long for Sam to get to Optimus. But to see you know who get the upgrade, it made it worth it. It kept me on the edge of my seats. And you needed a scorecard for all the extra decepticons there. But I have to say, not much screen time for the other autobots there.

    Another thing I liked, was the intro of another super hot chick in this film, the college girl that was all over Sam, played by Isabel Lucas. It may bring about a Fox vs Lucas thing on all mens magazines everywhere.

    And did anyone else take notice that Anthony Anderson did return for the second film, but he did the voice of Jolt. Would that be the blue toy truck?

    BTW, it was also great to hear Soundwave's voice again, ...........as Soundwave....the orbiting satellite?!?!?!

    Yes, it had some holes in it. Most that I read online on an article I saw on Yahoo! the other day. But I just tried to ignore them. It's why I wasn't shocked when that one bot went kaput. But still, it was entertaining, and it kicked butt in my opinion, as an action flick. Yeah, it may be one of the most highly overrated worst films of all time to some people, but I don't care.

    I liked it. Nuff said.



    Now, I need to go wash my eyes out.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    And did anyone else take notice that Anthony Anderson did return for the second film, but he did the voice of Jolt. Would that be the blue toy truck?
    According to Wikipedia, the blue toy truck was named Wheelie, and was voiced by Tom Kenny, who also voiced Skids. Jolt was supposed to be a hybrid car called a Volt.

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    • Jolt, a blue Chevrolet Volt armed with a pair of electric whips, befitting his electric car alternate mode.[50] He was a last-minute addition to the cast as General Motors, the film's car supplier, wanted to promote the Volt.[51] The writers had already wanted to include the car in the script before the Writers Guild strike, so they had to work out a character that would fit well within the Autobot team afterwards and convince Bay to approve the addition.[52] Welburn was pleased the Volt's character was christened Jolt by the filmmakers, as it reflected that car's design "character".[32]
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by animagusurreal View Post
    According to Wikipedia, the blue toy truck was named Wheelie, and was voiced by Tom Kenny, who also voiced Skids. Jolt was supposed to be a hybrid car called a Volt.
    Slight correction, Jolt is GM's new electric car named "Volt". ERV (extended range vehicle) it's got an on board generator to power the car once the battery hits a low charge point but runs on total electric power. It was one of the main reasons why I saw the film and a was little disappointed that they didn't show my future car enough in it.
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Big bucks for 'Transformers' at foreign b.o.

    Paramount pic tallies '09's best box office in 2 weeks

    Big bucks for 'Transformers' at foreign b.o. - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    According to what I've heard, JOLT (the blue car that shows up at the end to make that certain transformer version of a hail mary pass) was a last minute addition. They probably didn't have enough time to insert him in to that many CG scenes but they probably did have Anthony Anderson record dialogue perhaps. I don't know the full story, but the writer's strike probably had a huge play in how flawed this movie is.

    First Jazz and now Jolt... i'm seeing a pattern.


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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by animagusurreal View Post
    According to Wikipedia, the blue toy truck was named Wheelie, and was voiced by Tom Kenny, who also voiced Skids. Jolt was supposed to be a hybrid car called a Volt.
    Tom Kenny, also known as the voice of Spongebob Squarepants. He also does voices on the Transformers animated series.

    He should have stayed in his pineapple under the sea.


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    Michael Bay's & Megan Fox's War of Words

    This was posted on Yahoo! this evening, thought I'd share with yall. Rather than post it in a separate thread, I thought I'd follow in ALIASd's footsteps and place it in this thread.

    It's basically an article from US Magazine, and if you read through what was posted on Yahoo, it would appear that Mr. Bay is a little full of himself. Sounds to me he's coming off as making all these actors into BIG STARS! "Nick Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him. etc etc etc "

    Us Magazine - Director: Megan Fox "Says Some Very Ridiculous Things"


    Director: Megan Fox 'Says Some Very Ridiculous Things'

    by Us Magazine    July 1, 2009

    Megan Fox slammed "Transformers" director Michael Bay for focusing more on special effects than acting, but he doesn't mind.

    "Well, that's Megan Fox for you," Bay tell the Wall Street Journal. "She says some very ridiculous things because she's 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do.

    "You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think, 'Okay Megan, you can do whatever you want. I got it,'" he goes on.
    Fox told Entertainment Weekly: "I mean, I can't s--- on this movie because it did give me a career and open all these doors for me. But I don't want to blow smoke up people's a--. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting."

    Bay says he "100 percent disagrees" with Fox.

    "Nick Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in 'Armageddon.' Shia LaBeouf wasn't a big movie star before he did 'Transformers' -- and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from 'Bad Boys'," he points out.

    Bay thinks Fox could be a little more grateful, though.

    "Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in Transformers," he says. "I like to think that I've had some luck in building actors' careers with my films."

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