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USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby MYoung23 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:59 pm

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2008-12-28-transformers-side_N.htm

Transformers stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox again play civilian kids Sam and Mikaela, who know the secrets of the heroic Autobots (led by good-guy leader Optimus Prime).

This time, the story finds Sam and Mikaela under attack by the evil Decepticons because of something Sam has learned about the origins of the Transformers and their ancient history on Earth.

To acquire this knowledge, the invading Decepticons need to capture Sam instead of kill him.
Meanwhile, the U.S. military and an international coalition has united with the good-guy Autobots to fight back the villains' attack.

Some of the most important newcomers are in the robot cast: Decepticons Soundwave, a fearsome communications expert, and Devastator, whose arms and legs are built out of other Transformers. And on the Autobots' side is Jetfire, a villain whose age and broken-down physicality leads him to help the Autobots.

"It's not Shakespeare," LaBeouf jokes.

During one scene shooting in New Mexico, Fox and LaBeouf flee an ancient temple while villainous Decepticons stomp and crush their way through a village in pursuit.

LaBeouf and Fox are supposed to run toward the line of tanks and soldiers blasting guns at the giant robots above and behind them - to be added later as digital effects.

Racing into gunfire is instinctively daunting, but the actors say it's easy to find motivation when enormous gasoline bombs and packs of dynamite are sending up walls of flame and clouds of debris behind them.

"It makes you run fast because you are genuinely terrified," Fox says, looking sun-baked and weary. "And you still feel blanks. With that many guns going off, you don't really know."

It requires an act of faith in the troops who are aiming machine guns toward them.

"I've got 75 military officers firing at me, and I have shrapnel falling on my head that's bigger than my arms. It's hard to be normal," LaBeouf says, sweating after several hours of running and diving in the sand.

"Not that we don't trust (special effects coordinator James D.) Schwalm and the boys," he adds. "But even an eyelash flying at you at 700 miles an hour will cut you. You're running past them, and your clearance is only about 10 feet. These dudes are moving, and if one trips or falls and we run into the muzzle of a blank, that could blow your chest open or burn you."

The danger leads to camaraderie on set between stars and servicemembers. At the conclusion of one sequence, a soldier who spent the blazing day crouched in full battle gear beside a Humvee asks Fox and LaBeouf for an autograph as they pass, apologizing almost shyly as they take his pen and paper.

"What are you (expletive) sorry for?" LaBeouf says and starts signing right away.

Suddenly, a half-dozen other soldiers gather around, extending pens and paper.
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby mattyc1007 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:16 am

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby doms_05061994 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:30 am

WOW!!!!

I'm really starting to become very excited for this movie!

I'm going to watch it for sure!

And the ROBOTS RULE!!!!
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Dclone Soundwave » Mon Dec 29, 2008 2:50 am

Transformers on Earth a long time ago? I wonder where I've heard a story like that before....*cough* Shockwave & Dinobots *cough*
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby ultra_magus » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:10 am

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Nickolai » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:44 am

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Okay, when did they officially retcon the tank into Brawl? I watched the movie the other day and the tank calls himself Devastator.

I thought it was only called Brawl in the toyline?
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Primus, Second-In-Command » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:32 am

WOOHOOO!!!! i'm betting they've worked the dinobots into the story with "origins on earth"
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Iron Prime » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:36 am

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Nickolai wrote:Okay, when did they officially retcon the tank into Brawl? I watched the movie the other day and the tank calls himself Devastator.

I thought it was only called Brawl in the toyline?


They did that right away - the movie subtitle is a typo.
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Runael » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:47 am

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Man I can't wait for the movie to come out! I'm even more excited now then I was before. It's gonna be an awesome movie, I know it!
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Tekka » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:54 am

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Nickolai wrote:Okay, when did they officially retcon the tank into Brawl? I watched the movie the other day and the tank calls himself Devastator.

I thought it was only called Brawl in the toyline?


They did that right away - the movie subtitle is a typo.

And yet it still hasn't been fixed. =/
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Omega Charge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:20 am

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I'm really starting to become very excited for this movie!

I'm going to watch it for sure!

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby ponycorn » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:08 pm

Devastator! The real Devastator! Squeeeeee! :mrgreen:

I can't belive also, Jetfire starting as a Con and then changing sides, what a perfect G1 nod.
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Postby It Is Him » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:20 pm

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Southpawpartner » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:16 pm

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Posted by Primus, Second-In-Command on December 29th, 2008 @ 7:32am CST

WOOHOOO!!!! i'm betting they've worked the dinobots into the story with "origins on earth"



One would hope, but no. Bay said so(then again....),i think its the Fallen coming to earth, and helping build the pyramids so that the humans will worship him, and give him thier energon. if you read, they say that the pyramids will have a big part(atleast, i though they sayd that).
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Coolyfett » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:07 am

Ancient Pass that same knows about? I think Sams great grandfather found more than Megatron in that ice, But Megatron was the one that burn the info on his glasses. Someone in this movie is being searched for, similar to the Allspark. I think the plane at the museum is the discovery.
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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby OPTlMUS PRlME » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:43 pm

just reading about this movie makes me even more possessed WITH TRANSFORMERS I ADORE THEM SOO MUCH MORE THAN ANYONE I ADORE THEM SOOOOO MUCH AN I ALWAYS WILL SO MUCH! i wonder if sam and mickaela kiss in the TF2?hehe
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Postby Dead Metal » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:24 pm

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby FortisVox » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:05 am

I'm actually surprised at how much info has been "Leaked" about this, especially after the Mis-information Campaign that Bay promised...

Would not surprise me at all if all of this turned out to be true...



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by OPTlMUS PRlME on Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:43 pm

just reading about this movie makes me even more possessed WITH TRANSFORMERS I ADORE THEM SOO MUCH MORE THAN ANYONE I ADORE THEM SOOOOO MUCH AN I ALWAYS WILL SO MUCH! i wonder if sam and mickaela kiss in the TF2?hehe




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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby Iron Prime » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:19 am

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

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Re: USA Today ROTF Article (possible spoilers)

Postby nate80 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:05 pm

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