Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 7:46AM CDT

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Not only is the big Transformers: Age of Extinction happening in Hong Kong, along with music by Imagine Dragons and all, Shanghai is also getting a piece of robot action. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Shanghai International Film Festival will be closing with the upcoming Michael Bay movie. And in other (actually quite clever marketing) news for Chinese fans, currently preparing for the college entrance exams, main human cast members Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor have recorded wishes of good luck! Check out the videos and news pieces below.

No one can accuse the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival of lacking in diversity or international appeal.

The festival in China’s financial hub and most cosmopolitan city will open with the restored classic Two Stage Sisters, a film from 1964 about two actresses in pre-revolutionary China, and close with a movie from half a century later that is almost its total opposite -- Transformers: Age of Extinction.



In an alternative marketing approach, cast members of Transformers: Age of Extinction, including Mark Wahlberg, have posted videos in China wishing nearly 10 million high-school students good luck with their college entrance exams.

It is hard to overstate the importance of these tests in China, which take place this weekend. In a country where education is one of the most highly prized assets, getting into one of China’s top universities is a national obsession.

The whole country goes respectfully silent during the exams. Flights are re-routed, and people are banned from honking car horns near the exam rooms nationwide. Outside the exam halls, anxious parents wait, many having spent weeks attending temples to make offerings to ensure success. Exam hall monitors are not allowed to wear high heels or perfume for fear of distracting the students.

Transformers: Age of Extinction will open in China day-and-date with its June 27 U.S. release, a week after its world bow in Hong Kong. That will be after an estimated 9.39 million high-school students take the university entrance exam this year, an increase of 3 percent over last year.




Credit(s): The Hollywood Reporter
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580092)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 7th, 2014 @ 8:31am CDT
I just thought of something. This is most likely common knowledge, but whatever. Mark Wahlberg has a different connection to Transformers other than being in AoE. In the movie Boogie Nights he covered the awesome and iconic Stan Bush song "The Touch" as his character, Dirk Diggler, attempted a pop music career. The cover sucked, he couldn't sing, but still. There it is.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580370)
Posted by Dr Va'al on June 8th, 2014 @ 5:57pm CDT
The official Transformers Facebook page uploaded a couple of images from the Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade, which featured Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime! Well, his truck mode, at least, courtesy of Western Star Trucks. Check out the shots mirrored below, including one of the amusing 'My other ride is a Dinobot' sticker.

[quote]The official Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime movie vehicle from Western Star Trucks made an appearance at last weekend’s Rose Festival Starlight Parade in Portland, OR.[/quote]





Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580372)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 8th, 2014 @ 6:02pm CDT
I remember when this new alt mode was 1st revealed I thought it was a bit tacky due to the chrome and rounded body, as opposed to the really square edges on the Peterbilt (which I still prefer) but this kinda grew on me. So much so that I actually bought the leader class figure when it was released. Not the ugly First edition, but the Generations version, with the chrome. I keep it in truck mode on my desk, it actually looks cool. Will Western Star allow its logo to be used in the film, unlike Peterbilt back in 2007?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580421)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 8th, 2014 @ 9:11pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:I remember when this new alt mode was 1st revealed I thought it was a bit tacky due to the chrome and rounded body, as opposed to the really square edges on the Peterbilt (which I still prefer) but this kinda grew on me. So much so that I actually bought the leader class figure when it was released. Not the ugly First edition, but the Generations version, with the chrome. I keep it in truck mode on my desk, it actually looks cool. Will Western Star allow its logo to be used in the film, unlike Peterbilt back in 2007?


My guess would be that Western Star will be all over the chance to have their creation hyped and their logo hitting the big screen. For the first movie, Prime's alt mode was basically a used truck purchased by Paramount and overhauled by their team of mechanics/detailers/body-work guys. This version came direct from Western Star, fresh out of the factory built to custom specs. and like you, I despised this version at first but it has since started to grow on me. I'm actually considering picking up one of the toys for this if they happen to come out with a voyager version that I feel meets my standards.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580608)
Posted by Dr Va'al on June 9th, 2014 @ 5:53pm CDT
Thanks to a tip by fellow Seibertron.com user KirbyForce1, we get shakey look at yet another TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction, featuring some shots of Bumblebee in his classic 1967 Camaro mode (the basis for the High Octane Deluxe figure) and some new lines by Mark Wahlberg's character Cade Yeager. Check it out embedded below!

Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580615)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on June 9th, 2014 @ 6:15pm CDT
Thanks. :D
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580617)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 9th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Thanks to a tip by fellow Seibertron.com user KirbyForce1, we get shakey look at yet another TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction, featuring some shots of Bumblebee in his classic 1967 Camaro mode (the basis for the High Octane Deluxe figure) and some new lines by Mark Wahlberg's character Cade Yeager. Check it out embedded below!



Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580632)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 7:25pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Thanks to a tip by fellow Seibertron.com user KirbyForce1, we get shakey look at yet another TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction, featuring some shots of Bumblebee in his classic 1967 Camaro mode (the basis for the High Octane Deluxe figure) and some new lines by Mark Wahlberg's character Cade Yeager. Check it out embedded below!



Now put Wahlberg in Neeson's place as he speaks to the bad guys in this movie about letting his daugher, Tessa, go.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580706)
Posted by Flashwave on June 10th, 2014 @ 12:39am CDT
I actaully have slight chills. Maybe it's my allergies acting up, but that was kinda nice. I want to see this movie now.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580707)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 10th, 2014 @ 12:40am CDT
Ooh! Another TV spot!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580727)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 10th, 2014 @ 3:12am CDT
The PR department for this film is on top of their game, it seems. Not only did we report on a new ad, here, but now marlinfan1995 and Comic Book Movie (aka CBM) have provided links to two new ads as well! And that's not all! In the clip provided by OnFormers, we get to see that Kelsey Grammer stopped by Late Night with David Letterman to promote the film and brought along an exclusive clip to show off!

First up: CBM's offering which features a bit of dialogue between Attinger (Grammer) and Cade (Wahlburg) plus Optimus declaring that the rules have changed!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ ... /?a=101625


Up next: marlinfan1995's video, titled "Conversation"



And last, but not least, OnFormers which features a longer snippet of the Attinger/Cade discussion and take note of how dark it seems to be:

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580730)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 10th, 2014 @ 3:28am CDT
wow wow wow, the more they show, the best it looks, I can't wait for the movie, I even got my decepticon shirt for it. 8-}
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580731)
Posted by Ravage XK on June 10th, 2014 @ 3:30am CDT
I watched that clip and I smiled....am I warming to the new movie?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580732)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 10th, 2014 @ 3:38am CDT
Just added a new video. Check it out!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580734)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 10th, 2014 @ 3:57am CDT
hey guys beetter check it on hi ress from michael bay itself

http://vimeo.com/96960184?r=seibertron
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580735)
Posted by K2vox on June 10th, 2014 @ 3:59am CDT
Is Jon Bailey doing the voice for the (Transformers A Michael Bay Film June 27th) segment? What epic justice that would be/is.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580742)
Posted by dragons on June 10th, 2014 @ 6:01am CDT
Second tv spot was watchable but had some glare echo, look forward to this every passing day
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580785)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on June 10th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
HD version of the conversation clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5jUgvDZaLc
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580827)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2014 @ 11:33am CDT
Another!

Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction to Close Shanghai Film Festival, Actors Wish Chinese Students Good Luck on Exams (1580841)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 10th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
Finally, Drift in action! Against a bunch of Stinger clones, no less! :D