I specifically mentioned that I doubt he would have necessarily needed that money to finish the film. Bay does product placement flooding in all his films, whether he needed the money or not, it's just his thing. Remember this guy was a music video director in his early days, product placement was his job.5150 Cruiser wrote:Now this is what really gets me fired up. Because you don't approve GM products being used in the movies, you asume that bay pockets the money that was given to help fund the movie. Bay doesn't pocket the extra cash that sponsors give. Its used in the budget of the movie. If the movie is succesfull, then he (along with many others) get to reap the benifits. I like the alt modes and they didn't take anything away from the movie for me so i don't have a problem with it. The fact that other movies have done product placment different is irrelevent. Those weren't transformers. There computers didn't nearly crash attempting to animate characters and ships from the film.
Also no. I'm not impressed that his computers nearly crashed rendering that stuff. Another production came out back in 09 with effects that were just as impressive as his movies, and I do not recall seeing GM or Pepsi cans all over the friggin place in that film. Here's a hint: It wasn't Avatar.
Well, I'm saying that people (allot of people) that straight up can't afford the cars go out and buy them on credit. Again though, Cruiser is right, I was speaking as it being a problem with society. My family only buys old used cars, because that's what we need, I've been raised to believe credit cards are for convenience and nothing more, if you can't pay it off fast don't do it, etc. Besides I'd rather spend my spare money on computers.GetRightRobot wrote:During the hype of the first movie, I invested both time and money into a Sunday driver. I have always had a second vehicle for play and sensible vehicle for that A to B thing. Just as many people do it responsibly as irresponsibly: