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Michael Bay Talks Transformers in New Video Interview

Postby TheMuffin » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:51 pm

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Brian Jacks of MTV.com has notified us of a video interview with Michael Bay. The discussion covers the making of the Transformers Movie, future sequel possibilities and the input from fans among other things.

You can view the video interview here.

Or read a written version here.
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Postby TheMuffin » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:02 pm

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And before anyone even gets the urge to go nuts. Keep it civilized if you're going to get angry.
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Postby zoso504 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:18 pm

As much as I'd hate to admit it, I have to agree with him about the blockiness. Maybe not the fake part, but the boring part. Just wished he did something a little more terrestrial.
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Postby magnusupreme » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:23 pm

thats stupid it's blocked
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Postby Blitzwing the warrior » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:25 pm

Im with Bay 100% 30ft blocky robots would be boring and unrealistic, I think a 1000 parts is much more visually impressive and stunning to see in a movie.

And not showing too much in the trailers is pretty smart, you dont want all the action of a movie to be shown in just the trailer
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Postby manas » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:30 pm

Yes, terrestrial. Perfect adjective to describe 35 foot tall alien robots 9_9
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Postby UltraPrimal » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:36 pm

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WTF is with this thing about being able to watch the video if you live outside the US?! Seriously! WTF? And it's not just MTV. CN and NBC won't let so watch episodes on their sites too. This really pisses me off! Why is this?
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Postby TheMuffin » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:43 pm

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I figure it's because they don't want to cut the video 400 different ways to accompany different censorship laws in different countries.
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Postby bumblezzz » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:44 pm

Wow, he is not a bad guy after all. Sequal please include cliffjumper and grimlock and devestator. please bay please!
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Postby Yeti » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:49 pm

I'm in New Zealand and I could see it.

Anyway, I'm glad he's handling it tbh. I could have all gone so wrong if a "big fan" of the show had done it instead. I'll always remember Danny Cannon waxing on about how much of a Judge Dredd fan he was blah blah blah and he get's the gig directing it and stuffs it up. A bit of distance is sometimes what's needed.

The thing that confuses me is when he says fans hated the stripes on Prime?? No, we hate the flames but it's done now, so...

Overall a pretty good interview.
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Postby bumblezzz » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:55 pm

prime plus flames kicks ass
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:00 pm

He listened to us?

If so, at least as far as design is concerned, he didn't care.

I'm sure the action will be great, but I'm still scratching my head over half the designs.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:07 pm

I do give him credit though, he knows how many people are hating him, still he sticks to his guns, and unlike McFarline with Spawn(look in the special features of that DVD), he isn't apologizing for his vision.

As an artist, I can say alright to that.
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:18 pm

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Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:28 pm

I don't know if anybody's mentioned this, but it is possible to "listen" & then completely disreguard everything you heard because you believe your idea would be much, much better.

.....just thought I'd throw that out there......
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Postby Marcus Rush » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:41 pm

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Ironhide's gun has 10,000 parts? Damn this interview sequence is great.
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Postby jgilkinson » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:18 pm

interesting how he seemed to try and dodge the sequel question. Anyone think he might be doubting the success of this thing since it seems that other big budget movies like this have the sequel being written before the first even hits the theaters
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Postby Marcus Rush » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:33 pm

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jgilkinson wrote:interesting how he seemed to try and dodge the sequel question. Anyone think he might be doubting the success of this thing since it seems that other big budget movies like this have the sequel being written before the first even hits the theaters


No I think he's playing koy. Just by his body language he expects a sequel if not more than one. He's giddy.
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Postby j-man » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:42 am

Plain and simple for anyone who doesn't like the design and stuff, just don't go watch it...if you got issues, find $.50 and call someone who cares because most of us don't care about complainers....
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Postby Bluebullet » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:32 am

Nemesis Cyberplex wrote:I don't know if anybody's mentioned this, but it is possible to "listen" & then completely disreguard everything you heard because you believe your idea would be much, much better.

.....just thought I'd throw that out there......

Where have you been? :roll:

j-man wrote:Plain and simple for anyone who doesn't like the design and stuff, just don't go watch it...if you got issues, find $.50 and call someone who cares because most of us don't care about complainers....

I'm going to ignore that stupid statement and move on.
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Postby City Commander » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:11 am

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Seriously blocky is bad, but how about comic style blocky? 1000 pieces to a gun is ridiculous.
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Postby Leonardo » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:26 am

Is nobody else seriously concerned about the prospect of Bad Boys III?
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Postby MaikeruSama » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:36 am

For the people who didnt like the flames its all ready done bay didnt want to take it out becuase the painter worked hard on it.I also agree with bay 100% but hes still an old man.
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Postby Wheeljack35 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:16 am

zoso504 wrote:As much as I'd hate to admit it, I have to agree with him about the blockiness. Maybe not the fake part, but the boring part. Just wished he did something a little more terrestrial.


The Alternaters could of been used along with the Masterpeices

MP Starscream is very realistic if you never had seen him and saw him only in his plane mode you would think he was a nicely constructed model

I will never agree that they were blocky he was looking at the cartoons not the toys Frenzy looks like the son of General Grevious and is made up of antennas
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