Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:Dear Michael Bay,
Please show the robots for more than 20 minutes of the two hour movie. Keep the F$^*ing camera still so we can see the robots, which is why we came to the movie.
While I agree with this sentiment, I have to point out that this was actually a very clever move by Bay to have giant robot action while keeping costs down. Remember, he only had a $150 mill budget (I can't believe I just said "ONLY $150 mill"). Still shots and sustained time would probably have cost a ton more out of the budget. Now, with a successful movie under his belt and a likely significant budget increase, we can see more of those still shots and more robots. The way the movie ended was set up for a moderately successful movie as well as a blockbuster movie; if it had done moderately well, they would have found out in the second movie they were the only Transformers left and we wouldn't see many more bots at all. In the case of it being a blockbuster, Cybertronians would begin converging on Earth- as they obviously are doing now in what we've heard- as they would have a bigger budget to spend so they could throw more bots at us.
Also a post movie study found that the movie-goers identified with the vehicles/robots more than they did the humans, which is the way it should be. By writing minimally invasive and shallow human characters they really (and maybe inadvertently) diverted the attention away from the humans (excecpt for Meghan Fox's gorgeous abs....yowza!), resulting in moviegoers being more attached to the bots than the humans. Whether they did this on purpose is up for debate....