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MSNBC's Take on the Transformers Movie

Postby Air Commander Starscream » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:16 pm

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A MSNBC contributor named Stuart Levine has posted his thoguths of 10 upcoming summer blockbusters and how he thinks they are going to do. For the Transformers Movie he has a few questions about the movie and its producer Michael Bay.

"It’s got a lot of buzz among the fanboys but it’s still tough to predict if it play beyond that core group. One thing’s for sure, if this one’s no good, Bay won’t be working anytime soon."

Stuart predeicts the Transformers Movie to bring in around $235 million which puts it at #6 on his list. To read the rest of his take on the Transformers Movie and 9 others, please click here.
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Postby Brakethrough » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:36 pm

It might not beat Spidey or Jack at the box office, but since a lot of parents have already bought their kids Spidey and Jack at the toy store, Hasbro's going to clean up bigtime on toys.
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Postby Acecool » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:37 pm

You mean that Bay's career hangs in the balance with this craptacular movie? Oh thank god. Good bye Mr. Bay. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Good job Mr. Bay, no one thinks it'll play beyond the core fanboys and you've alienated them.
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Postby Screambug » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:38 pm

"fanboys"? /:)
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Postby Dragontron88 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:38 pm

Who cares what this guy thinks, nobody knows what will happen till its released, done and over with.
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Postby Robinson » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:00 pm

Acecool wrote:You mean that Bay's career hangs in the balance with this craptacular movie? Oh thank god. Good bye Mr. Bay. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Good job Mr. Bay, no one thinks it'll play beyond the core fanboys and you've alienated them.


You'll just say anything to try to dog Bay won't you. The group of "fanboys" that are "alienated" seems to be dwindling by the day. While not everyone likes all of the designs they will still give the movie a chance.
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Postby jdre_124 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:27 pm

"thoguths"??
Regarding Stuart Levine's comments I say to not believe him. Many times box office predictions arent true. A prime example is 300. 300 is making a hefty profit and Box Office predictors said it would get past 150 million. Its made more than double that. Well I guess Transformers rides on us fellow Transformer Fans. If we call BS after July 4th the movie may fail. I'm looking foward to the movie. ;)
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Postby The Shadow » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:27 pm

If I could make one change to that list it would be to place the new Transformers movie in the number 5 spot.

I freely admit I still have concerns about the movie - but if the movie is done well [treatment of source, quality-wise, etc.] I think the movie up could hit the number 3/4 spots {$270 - $290 million on the list}.

However, if the movie is not done well [see above] we could easily see a mirror performance of Dean Devlin's and Roland Emmerich's 1998 "Godzilla" movie. A rather good/respectable first weekend but quickly tapering off in subsequent weeks as as Transformers fans and average movie-goers look towards other films.

I'm pretty certain that PotC and Spidey have the number 1 and 2 spots locked down tight, I don't think any other movie this summer will be able to touch 'em.
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Postby Roboto750 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:32 pm

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I'm sorry, but I really don't agree with this list as a whole. Yes, the top 2 films will be Pirates and Spider-Man, but I could see TF as a close third. Shrek had a strong following for the second film and such, but it seems to have lost a lot of steam since then. The same goes for yet another Harry Potter film. True, it is a hot property, but the films just don't seem to get the buzz the first few did. Lastly, WTF is Evan Almighty doing in the #5 slot? :shock: TF will beat that by a long shot, if none of the others.
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Postby PrimulArchangel » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:35 pm

it's going to take the #1 spot and crush all other movies.
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Postby TheMuffin » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:42 pm

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Theres no way in Hell it'll beat POTC or SM3. And as Roboto said....Why the Hell is Evan Almighty even on that list? It'll be lucky to break 80 million. I'm sorry but Steve Correll does not have the draw the Jim Carrey did. That and from what I've seen, the movie looks like crap.
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Postby Collector Maximus » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:03 pm

1337W422102 wrote:I can't help but laugh at the quoted part.


Same here! I got a good laugh from that. I'm sure the movie will perform well despite some disagreement about character designs and what not.
And Die Hard isn't on the list...Though I guess I'm not surprised.
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Postby NuclearConvoy » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:04 pm

I liked The Island...
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Postby Powermaster Jazz » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:14 pm

I still don't know what the appeal of the Pirate movies is.
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Postby Nemesis Primal » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:59 pm

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Ranked BENEATH Evan ALmighty? BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That's just LOW, MSNBC. Shame on you for even putting that on the list.

I see Transformers in the number five slot easily, and only because Harry, Spidey, Pirates, and Shrek are huge mega-franshises movie-wise already, whereas Transformers haven't been on the big screen in 21 years.
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Postby clk430r1 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:04 pm

Evan Almighty #5 without Jim Carry infront of Transformers? please...Wheres FF 2 and Die Hard 4? If anything they should be on that list above Evan Almighty
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Postby skeletal13 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:28 pm

Nightwatcher wrote:Theres no way in Hell it'll beat POTC or SM3.


I've seen it predicted in several places that the box office hits will be POTC 3, SM 3, and TF, in that order.
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Postby TheMuffin » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:37 pm

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That is my thought as well. Shrek to me is way past it's prime. I have a crapload of nieces and nephews and none of them even know a third one is coming out. They all want to go see Transformers and Spider-Man 3. This is coming from 4-11 year old kids.
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Postby clk430r1 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:47 pm

I have a feeling that Transformers will do better than some insiders are predicting. Take away the fact that every other dude at my work is excited to see it. But a couple of weeks ago I and two of my female friends who are 21 and 23 years old went to see Disturbia. Before the movie started they played the TF trailer again. Not only did it get the biggest reaction out of the crowd but both girls grabbed me and said, "were seeing that". That shocked me comming from those two who know nothing about Tf's
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Postby Sentinel Maximus » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:15 am

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"One thing's for sure, if this one's no good, Bay won't be working anytime soon." The End of Bay? BWAHAHAHA! Fall, FALL!
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Postby Leonardo » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:14 am

No more Bay films would be good but is a failure this summer really going to hurt him? Hollywood always needs shallow movies.
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Postby SeekerInAFakeMoustache » Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:15 am

Screambug wrote:"fanboys?" /:)


I know. :lol:
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Postby Kayevcee » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:18 am

Is fanboys like the 'n' word? It's only okay to say it if you're one of them?

I suspect the reviewer here hates Michael Bay (his movies, him personally, or both) and is transferring that to the page. He's being unrealistically pessimistic because, like Acecool and Sentinel Maximus in this very thread, he wants him to fail and be kicked out of the business. Since most people will be going to see TF because 'Hey! Giant robots that turn into cars!' rather than 'Hey! That director is a skilled storyteller and I admire his other work!' I don't think the film has much to worry about.

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Postby Ultra Convoy » Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:19 am

I am going to take a wait and see approach for the 2007 movie. I know for shure it will make more than the 1986 animated movie.
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