Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame

Transformers News: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame

Monday, October 11th, 2010 2:51PM CDT

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As filming continues for Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, it seems that the film crew continues to be plagued by a string of bad luck. According to TMZ.com, the TF3 was filming when a reported bomb scare caused an Explosive Ordinance Police Vehicle to accidentally enter the set and collided with the Camaro that has been used as Bumblebee. TMZ also has a video embedded showing scenes from the accident. The Police Officer involved in the collision has been taken to a nearby hospital. To view the video, click here.

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Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134216)
Posted by Robinson on October 11th, 2010 @ 2:54pm CDT
Bee took a pretty nasty hit. Good thing the ferrari wasnt tailing too close behind.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134222)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:01pm CDT
First and foremost, a speedy recovery to the driver; as bad as the accident with the extra was, the idea of a police officer being injured in the line of duty because of a movie seems a bit worse in principle, even if it's (hopefully) nothing long-term in this case.

Secondly...think the footage might actually make its way into Dark of the Moon, or would that be too much of a legal headache regardless of the outcome for the cop? They could just give Bee that battle damage in robot mode...

Thirdly, any word on whether there really was a bomb?
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134224)
Posted by Pyrostrata on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:02pm CDT
Jeebus! That was a right royal t-bone!

Wonder how many kittens Bay had over that one!
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134225)
Posted by ashe5k on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:02pm CDT
Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?

Yeesh... hope everyone was ok, but even our ambulances and police here still crawl through intersections and such.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134228)
Posted by It Is Him on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:07pm CDT
Wow! I hope the officer is OK.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134231)
Posted by Bed Bugs on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:15pm CDT
If it were actual movie footage, that could have made an excellent alt mode/re-introduction of Barricade. Unfortunately, it wasn't. :(
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134236)
Posted by ImperiaxPrime on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:18pm CDT
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134237)
Posted by Captziltoid on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:22pm CDT
omg my prayers go to the drivers to recover fast. i hope no one got hurt. i thought id never say this but who cares about bumby, i just hope the people ar ok.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134238)
Posted by Robinson on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:25pm CDT
ImperiaxPrime wrote:
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.



Wow the Bay hate is strong with this one.

The cop comes out of no where and the cars/drivers did their best to slow down to avoid the hit.

The cop was driving down the oncoming traffic side of the road as well and actually swerved out of the way to avoid prime and the others when it hit the camaro.


Emergency officials still have to slow at intersections and make sure it is safe to cross, they cant just tear thru a busy crosswy.


Another Angle, you dont see the hit tho.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbiJEml563w
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134240)
Posted by paul053 on October 11th, 2010 @ 3:43pm CDT
Robinson wrote:
ImperiaxPrime wrote:
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.



Wow the Bay hate is strong with this one.

The cop comes out of no where and the cars/drivers did their best to slow down to avoid the hit.

The cop was driving down the oncoming traffic side of the road as well and actually swerved out of the way to avoid prime and the others when it hit the camaro.


Emergency officials still have to slow at intersections and make sure it is safe to cross, they cant just tear thru a busy crosswy.


Another Angle, you dont see the hit tho.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbiJEml563w


Yeah, with that close range, if Optimus made the sudden stop, I don't think Ironhide, Ratchet, and Sideswipe will survive. Good thing is only Bumblebee, though. And hope everybody is okay.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134255)
Posted by Liftgate on October 11th, 2010 @ 4:20pm CDT
ImperiaxPrime wrote:
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.



Do we need to go down this path with everything that's even remotely movie related? Come on, man. Car wreaks happen, people do random things and you can't prepare for every possible contingency and outcome.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134267)
Posted by OptiMagnus on October 11th, 2010 @ 4:53pm CDT
Wow this is pretty scary. Prayers for the drivers of the vehicles involved. As for the Camaro, Gm can whip up another.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134269)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on October 11th, 2010 @ 4:56pm CDT
Liftgate wrote:
ImperiaxPrime wrote:
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.



Do we need to go down this path with everything that's even remotely movie related? Come on, man. Car wreaks happen, people do random things and you can't prepare for every possible contingency and outcome.


Exactly. Besides, if it was anyone's fault, it was the driver of the cop SUV's. If he had tried not to be such a hot dog and look where he was going, this could have been avoided. Maybe now that he's laid up in a hospital, he will have time to rethink his driving strategy.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134271)
Posted by OptiMagnus on October 11th, 2010 @ 4:59pm CDT
Liftgate wrote:
ImperiaxPrime wrote:
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.



Do we need to go down this path with everything that's even remotely movie related? Come on, man. Car wreaks happen, people do random things and you can't prepare for every possible contingency and outcome.

Thank you! This was not Bay's fault. I hate to point fingers but this was unfortunately the cop's fault. He did not yield for traffic, which he is required to do when approaching an intersection. He failed to do that and unfortunately risked his life. Although I can understand what pressure he could have been under in the event of the bomb scare.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134283)
Posted by Robinson on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:18pm CDT
The cop walked away from the accident, he's probably just getting checked out fully at the hospital
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134285)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:20pm CDT
ImperiaxPrime wrote:
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.


Stop. Just stop.

If you watched the video and still came to that conclusion, then you're clearly unreachable and being stubborn simply to do so.

Until this film, Michael Bay has had an incredible track record when it comes to filming safety. Close calls, yes, but people came out unscathed. This movie is the first time he's ever had a serious problem.

You should be ashamed of yourself, you're using this cop's misfortune as a means to let your opinion run rampant. You don't like Bay? Fine. Keep it to yourself. That's not what this thread is about. If you want to dog him out, open another thread or something, this is not the place.

Oh, and it's the cop's fault. He ran into that scene like a crazy person and caused a wreck. I hope he's doing well and makes a full recovery, of course, but it's still his fault. Where were his sirens? Why didn't anyone in law enforcement contact the set and say there was a bomb threat and that they have an officer en route? Bay works with cops, military, etc, and has a close relationship with them. He respects them, he puts them on pedestals, and he most certainly would've shut down the production for the day to let the police do their job.

This accident did several things:

1.) Injured a cop. (Again, I hope he's doing well and makes it!)

2.) Wrecked a police vehicle. (Which I'm sure the taxpayers will have to foot the bill for.)

3.) Wrecked a studio prop. (Bumblebee, in this form, was made specifically for the production and is not a production model from GM. I can't even imagine the price tag.)

4.) Put the other stunt drivers, and pedestrians watching, in danger.

All they had to do was tell them that a cop was on his way, responding to a bomb threat. They'd have given him full access without incident. Instead, he barreled through the scene, caused an accident that could've been catastrophic, and caused possibly millions in damage.

None of that is Bay's fault.

Your post is full of fail sir. Good day.
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134292)
Posted by Dai_Ceefax on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:35pm CDT
Firstly, best wishes from over here in Blighty to the injured party, here's hoping they get well soon.

On a lighter note, Michael Bay should take all this misfortune as an omen and push the film back a year. That way, us Brits might get end of the Generations line before the toy shelves clog with TF3 crap...
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134294)
Posted by Robinson on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:37pm CDT
Dai_Ceefax wrote:Firstly, best wishes from over here in Blighty to the injured party, here's hoping they get well soon.

On a lighter note, Michael Bay should take all this misfortune as an omen and push the film back a year. That way, us Brits might get end of the Generations line before the toy shelves clog with TF3 crap...



Bay's paycheck doesnt wanna wait for you to buy toys that arent related to the movie. :P
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134297)
Posted by SlyTF1 on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:40pm CDT
No, Bumblebee! Why!? Why did you have to die, damn you!!! Why!!!!?????
Re: Bumblebee Camaro Gets Totalled, Bomb Scare to Blame (1134300)
Posted by Abraxsis on October 11th, 2010 @ 5:43pm CDT
Liftgate wrote:
ImperiaxPrime wrote:
ashe5k wrote:Wait, so it was a closed set with a barricade and everything and they went around it?


As a police officer, he gets to do that. This footage proves just how bad a director Michael Bay is. If he'd have taken his head out of his ass and realized that the officer was not part of the shot, he could have stopped the scene and avoided the accident. Good job Mike. Way to endanger lives.



Do we need to go down this path with everything that's even remotely movie related? Come on, man. Car wreaks happen, people do random things and you can't prepare for every possible contingency and outcome.


Yeah, we kinda do. Bay's a total douche, so anything bad that hampers the production of this turdfest is cause for joy, for me anyway. :KREMZEEK:

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