Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 3:23pm CST

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Movies Online got an exclusive interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, one of the producers of the upcoming Transformers Movie, to be released July 4th 2007.

In the interview di Bonaventura talks about where the movie is at, at this moment.

"I think it’s everybody’s sort of internal barometer, you know. I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously. (Laughs) On the other hand, I take what they represent very seriously. So it’s that sort of balance where you say to yourself ‘you know what, let’s not pretend we’re making War and Peace.’ We’re not. But people feel really passionate about what these Autobots and Decepticons stand for and there’s a very rich mythology so there’s a real demand to deliver that. So for the non-fan of it, we had to have enough fun with it so that they would be entertained and for the fan, we had to take it very seriously what we were executing around the Autobots and the Decepticons".

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Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43818)
Posted by tile_mcgillus on March 6th, 2007 @ 3:48pm CST
Another long deep sigh.

They out and out admit that they are not taking this movie seriously. Why work on the material then if you don't respect it?
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43822)
Posted by Anonymous on March 6th, 2007 @ 3:54pm CST
Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43825)
Posted by The Mad Asshatter on March 6th, 2007 @ 3:58pm CST
N00b with a big mouth wrote:
Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?


You're still here?

What gives?
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43826)
Posted by Anonymous on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:05pm CST
Person who hates the first amendment wrote:
N00b with a big mouth wrote:
Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?


You're still here?

What gives?

What? I've done nothing worthy of a ban, unless speaking my mind is against the rules. Read my post. What did I do wrong? Prove that that Bay&Co don't give a rat's ass about Transformers or how much they disgrace it as long as they make a quick buck?
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43830)
Posted by Robinson on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:10pm CST
Bluebullet the whining is getting kind of old, in terms of a concept big robots that turn into little cars and guns a tapedecks is pretty ridiculous. We all know that you dont like the designs, you dont like the director, you dont like anything associated with this movie, you dont have to pound it into the collective skulls of the people that come to these boards on a daily basis.

That aside you dont have to particularly like a project in order to do good work on it. I dont particulaly like every aspect of my job, but I still do what it takes to put out a good product and that what the makers are doing.

They even said in the interview that for the fans they took it seriously while still making it a popcorn movie for the general public.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43832)
Posted by The Mad Asshatter on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:16pm CST
Person that doesn't know what they're talking about wrote:
Person who hates the first amendment wrote:
N00b with a big mouth wrote:
Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?


You're still here?

What gives?

What? I've done nothing worthy of a ban, unless speaking my mind is against the rules. Read my post. What did I do wrong? Prove that that Bay&Co don't give a rat's ass about Transformers or how much they disgrace it as long as they make a quick buck?


All you've done here is whine and argue for the sake of arguing. It's pretty pathetic.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43833)
Posted by tile_mcgillus on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:17pm CST
1bigray wrote:Bluebullet the whining is getting kind of old, in terms of a concept big robots that turn into little cars and guns a tapedecks is pretty ridiculous. We all know that you dont like the designs, you dont like the director, you dont like anything associated with this movie, you dont have to pound it into the collective skulls of the people that come to these boards on a daily basis.

That aside you dont have to particularly like a project in order to do good work on it. I dont particulaly like every aspect of my job, but I still do what it takes to put out a good product and that what the makers are doing.

They even said in the interview that for the fans they took it seriously while still making it a popcorn movie for the general public.


Wow. Forgot that people weren't allowed to have an opinion on these boards...wait, yeah they are.

Usually people that are producers are the ones that love the material and bring it from the ground up. Like Don Murphy.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43835)
Posted by Robinson on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:20pm CST
Try waiting until you see the movie in its entirety before you say they don't give a rat's ass, because in reality you've seen what a few pictures and sketchs, some teaser trailer footage, and a few figure designs that overall get a positive reaction. Even some of the most critical naysayers have swayed a little bit in their thoughts about the movie but all you can do is still whine and complain like someone sold you a knockoff go-bot
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43838)
Posted by Robinson on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:24pm CST
tile_mcgillus wrote:Wow. Forgot that people weren't allowed to have an opinion on these boards...wait, yeah they are.

Usually people that are producers are the ones that love the material and bring it from the ground up. Like Don Murphy.


Having an opinion is fine and dandy and I have nothing against that, but it's pointless to whine at every opportunity that you have about something that you really have only seen very little of the overall picture.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43843)
Posted by FracturedKoi on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:33pm CST
People! Back to the subject please. Movie people can't please everybody, which is why this film is so different. It was designed to appeal to both TF-fans AND people who have never even heard the term "Autobot." You'll watch it and more than likely enjoy it too.

So please, be a little more open-minded. :)
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43848)
Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:39pm CST
whatever
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43858)
Posted by Raymond T. on March 6th, 2007 @ 4:46pm CST
*sigh*
:-(
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43867)
Posted by Booda on March 6th, 2007 @ 5:02pm CST
...we had to take it very seriously what we were executing around the Autobots and the Decepticons

Selective vision I guess for some people.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43871)
Posted by Sentinel Maximus on March 6th, 2007 @ 5:06pm CST
Buuuuurp!
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43873)
Posted by The Mad Asshatter on March 6th, 2007 @ 5:09pm CST
Sentinel Maximus wrote:Buuuuurp!


That was foolish and uncalled for.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (43996)
Posted by Grimshock on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:41pm CST
I think we've seen and read about plenty enough to form an extremely educated opinion. And, I'm glad 'cause I had faith in the movie for a long time while I didn't know much. At this point, however, it's nice to know that I really shouldn't allow these guys to make money by completely disregarding all that we came to love.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (44013)
Posted by Anonymous on March 6th, 2007 @ 6:54pm CST
Grimshock wrote:I think we've seen and read about plenty enough to form an extremely educated opinion. And, I'm glad 'cause I had faith in the movie for a long time while I didn't know much. At this point, however, it's nice to know that I really shouldn't allow these guys to make money by completely disregarding all that we came to love.

That is what happened to me. I was extremely hopeful until I saw the trailer. I then became only hopeful despite the monster alien depiction of the Transformers. I hoped for change. I then found this site and became neutral. After the trailer, I lost all hope. I have been out of school with a stomach ulcer since September and I felt lonely. I then joined to interact with people who thought the same and to enjoy conversations with other people. By the time I joined, people I wanted to meet who I shared opinions with were mostly ran off. AK has recently left and I'm left with a depression knowing the conflict of opinion has made the fandom a war zone which I believe has worsened my physical and mental health. This, I believe, is a dark time of Civil War.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (44024)
Posted by Hotrod on March 6th, 2007 @ 7:04pm CST
Shadow12 wrote:
Sentinel Maximus wrote:Buuuuurp!


That was foolish and uncalled for.


I agree.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (44028)
Posted by Hotrod on March 6th, 2007 @ 7:07pm CST
Bluebullet wrote:
Grimshock wrote:I think we've seen and read about plenty enough to form an extremely educated opinion. And, I'm glad 'cause I had faith in the movie for a long time while I didn't know much. At this point, however, it's nice to know that I really shouldn't allow these guys to make money by completely disregarding all that we came to love.

That is what happened to me. I was extremely hopeful until I saw the trailer. I then became only hopeful despite the monster alien depiction of the Transformers. I hoped for change. I then found this site and became neutral. After the trailer, I lost all hope. I have been out of school with a stomach ulcer since September and I felt lonely. I then joined to interact with people who thought the same and to enjoy conversations with other people. By the time I joined, people I wanted to meet who I shared opinions with were mostly ran off. AK has recently left and I'm left with a depression knowing the conflict of opinion has made the fandom a war zone which I believe has worsened my physical and mental health. This, I believe, is a dark time of Civil War.


Now lets turn the drama down. The problem is not that people like or dislike the movie it is the constant personal assults that have become quit frequent. This does not include everyone. There is no Civil War only people who need to learn how to voice opinions without flaming each other.
Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers (44030)
Posted by Burn on March 6th, 2007 @ 7:08pm CST
Bluebullet wrote:Some stuff


Word of advice.

If you want people to respect your opinions, then stop saying the same thing over and over again.

Yes, you don't like what you've seen of this movie. We get that. But the reason you get so much crap is because you say the same thing every damn time.

So if you want your opinion respected, then start saying something other than "this movie sucks" "Bay sucks" etc etc. We've heard it all before and it's gotten repeatative and annoying.

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