Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival

Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival

Friday, June 22nd, 2007 8:19am CDT

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Hollywoodreporter.com has posted an article regarding the showing of Transformers Movie at the Taormina Film Festival in Italy. The article explains in great detail, the positive response from the movie-goers, comments from Michael Bay and some of the cast who were present at the festival, as well as the anti-piracy measures taken during the showing.

read the article here.

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This article was last modified on Friday, June 22nd, 2007 8:50am CDT

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Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177400)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 22nd, 2007 @ 8:35am CDT
Sweet! More good news! :D
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177411)
Posted by First-Aid on June 22nd, 2007 @ 8:48am CDT
This is just freaking huge...wow. Unbelievably huge. I really have no doubts anymore...we may be looking at the biggest movie release in years. This makes the anticipation for Star Wars: Ep I (before we knew how bad it was) look small...just....wow.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177477)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 22nd, 2007 @ 9:31am CDT
Glad to hear it! ;)^
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177489)
Posted by Archanubis on June 22nd, 2007 @ 9:37am CDT
Considering the buzz on this film, if this doesn't break box office records, I'll be very surprised.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177493)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 22nd, 2007 @ 9:39am CDT
I never heard of this festival but all the better :P :)
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177502)
Posted by trailbreaker on June 22nd, 2007 @ 9:42am CDT
"Steels"????

Shouldn't it be "steals"???
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177586)
Posted by awesomo on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:43am CDT
Should be trailbreaker.

Perhaps it`s in cybertronian :)
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177587)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:43am CDT
trailbreaker wrote:"Steels"????

Shouldn't it be "steals"???


No, it's just a play on words. Big robots fighting.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177604)
Posted by bl80 on June 22nd, 2007 @ 11:00am CDT
First-Aid wrote: This makes the anticipation for Star Wars: Ep I (before we knew how bad it was) look small...just....wow.



Dude.. please.. Don't even try to go there.

Star Wars EP1 was, to say the least, an epic event. Think what you will about the movie itself, but as a "movie event" nothing will ever top it in our lifetime.

Transformers has a very large fan base but it does not scratch the surface compared to Star Wars.

Not.
even.
close.

But I agree that that TF will make HUGE amounts of money and spawn several sequels and I will be there first day, first in line for all of em.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (177954)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on June 22nd, 2007 @ 2:56pm CDT
bl80 wrote:
First-Aid wrote: This makes the anticipation for Star Wars: Ep I (before we knew how bad it was) look small...just....wow.



Dude.. please.. Don't even try to go there.

Star Wars EP1 was, to say the least, an epic event. Think what you will about the movie itself, but as a "movie event" nothing will ever top it in our lifetime.

Transformers has a very large fan base but it does not scratch the surface compared to Star Wars.

Not.
even.
close.

But I agree that that TF will make HUGE amounts of money and spawn several sequels and I will be there first day, first in line for all of em.


I will go there then

I love Star Wars but this to me is the same

I couldn't wait for Revenge of the Sith and to me the anticipation for that is as high as it is for this.If your a transfan this is the best time in your life
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (178049)
Posted by bl80 on June 22nd, 2007 @ 4:13pm CDT
wheeljack35.. understood.. for some fans this is bigger than star wars..

i was speaking globally.

there is a huge amount of excitement.. would never try to take that away.. but... its not EP1 .. not even close when taking the general population into it.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (178408)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 22nd, 2007 @ 7:38pm CDT
bl80 wrote:wheeljack35.. understood.. for some fans this is bigger than star wars..

i was speaking globally.

there is a huge amount of excitement.. would never try to take that away.. but... its not EP1 .. not even close when taking the general population into it.


Oh great. Now we have the super Star Wars fanboys coming out of the woodwork.

Yay.

Go put on your Jedi tunic, grab your Lightsaber, and wait for Lucas's next idea for making money.

In the interim, let us enjoy what we like and think how we wish to. Oh and uh...shut up while you're at it.

Don't be a jerk, just because there's no more SW for you to get all moist about.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (178538)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 22nd, 2007 @ 9:30pm CDT
*sigh*

Guys, I'm a big Star Wars fan (or was, rather, before the prequels and the killing of all the expanded universe characters) and a big Transformers fan. I am easily more a fan of TF than of SW.

That said, the release of TF is not anywhere close to the Event of Star Wars Ep 1 being released. The original Star Wars trilogy was the American epic, in the same way the Greeks had the Odyssey and the Romans had the Aeniad. You can quote passages from SW to random people on the street and most people will know what you are talking about.

TF is the newcomer in the movie field. Yes, it's an event...but in the same way that many new franchise movies are an event. Like Spiderman 1, the first Keeton Batman movie, etc. It will spawn sequels, it will probably do well, and gain more followers than it currently has...

...but you can't, right now, go up to a random person and say "Till all are one" and have them know what you're talking about.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (178644)
Posted by tacogrande on June 22nd, 2007 @ 10:35pm CDT
I certainly hope it's not like Star Wars episode 1... a lot of hype and then the movie sucks so much ass that not only are people quoting it on the street, they're laughing their ass off at it while doing some lame jar jar imitations.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (179005)
Posted by Anonymous on June 23rd, 2007 @ 2:45am CDT
Wheeljack35 wrote:
bl80 wrote:
First-Aid wrote: This makes the anticipation for Star Wars: Ep I (before we knew how bad it was) look small...just....wow.



Dude.. please.. Don't even try to go there.

Star Wars EP1 was, to say the least, an epic event. Think what you will about the movie itself, but as a "movie event" nothing will ever top it in our lifetime.

Transformers has a very large fan base but it does not scratch the surface compared to Star Wars.

Not.
even.
close.

But I agree that that TF will make HUGE amounts of money and spawn several sequels and I will be there first day, first in line for all of em.


I will go there then

I love Star Wars but this to me is the same

I couldn't wait for Revenge of the Sith and to me the anticipation for that is as high as it is for this.If your a transfan this is the best time in your life


I agree with BOTH of you.

But I must say, Star Wars is played out. Not because of it's age: 30 years on, but because of it's CONSTANT presence in the public's conciousness, for good or for bad.

Ever since the re-release of the original 3 Episodes in theaters back in the late 1990s, it has been IN OUR FACES.

Now, it is time for the TRANSFORMERS to shine for a change.

It is a change that I welcome.

I can't wait for the movie.
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (179026)
Posted by Bumbled on June 23rd, 2007 @ 3:15am CDT
I wonder which Spotlight it is going to steal next :lol:
Re: Hollywood Reporter Article : 'Transformers' steels spotlight at Taormina Film Festival (179037)
Posted by Anonymous on June 23rd, 2007 @ 3:27am CDT
Bumbled wrote:I wonder which Spotlight it is going to steal next :lol:


One thing is for sure at this point: Emo Spider-Man is about to crap his spidey pants...and Craptastic 4, Rise of the Silver Beach Bum...HA! Forget about it!

This film will OWN the summer.

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