Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times

Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times

Monday, March 12th, 2007 6:01pm CDT

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Our own Aurax has brought us news about a new article about the upcoming Transformers Movie. The New York Times has published an article about new movies that focus on problem the Earth faces. You can read the article online by clicking here.

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Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (50901)
Posted by Hotrod on March 12th, 2007 @ 6:09pm CDT
Front paged and credited.
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (50906)
Posted by Kayevcee on March 12th, 2007 @ 6:30pm CDT
I can see how an invasion of giant robots could be bad for the environment, yes :)

-Nick
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (50910)
Posted by JazZeke on March 12th, 2007 @ 6:30pm CDT
I don't see the connectiosn between alien robots and enviromentalism.
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (50916)
Posted by First-Aid on March 12th, 2007 @ 6:39pm CDT
Hmmm...Megatron vs. Al Gore...I'd pay to see that one...

Al Gore: I feel your pain Megatron, but you must respect all living things for they support our own life. It's bad to destroy, can't you see this? Even if you destroy my body, you'll never destroy my spirit.

Megatron: What the hell have you been smoking? (Steps on Al Gore, making him one with the Earth he loves so much)

Al Gore: OUch! My spirit!
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (50944)
Posted by partholon on March 12th, 2007 @ 7:07pm CDT
whilst transformers has had eco links in some stories in the past this counts as the biggest pile of shite ive ever read. there not coming here to save the planet, theyre here to get the matrix and kill all humans :grin:

who ever wrote that story was seriously streatching his point. i mean honestly is anyone going to go see transformers for its message about the enviroment!?!
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (50995)
Posted by Stormrider on March 12th, 2007 @ 7:48pm CDT
Interesting- there is no mention of Lord of the Rings, in which Tolkien shared his impression of Industry vs the Environment.
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (51064)
Posted by InvaderJes on March 12th, 2007 @ 8:28pm CDT
Yeah, it's reeeeally pushing it, but I ain't complaining. I like seeing TF references in the media.
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (51086)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 12th, 2007 @ 8:36pm CDT
New York Times, thats the big time.

Still, they aren't over the top till Soundwave is a guest on The Daily Show!
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (51148)
Posted by Anonymous on March 12th, 2007 @ 9:13pm CDT
All I read was: Environment, environment, Global Warming, environment, Transformers, environment, Al Gore, environment, and, "Pass the magic pipe, bro."
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (51540)
Posted by Gierling on March 12th, 2007 @ 11:39pm CDT
Well it is a hollywood movie, so you have to expect some politicization.

Well as much politicization as a movie about a red white and blue robot who spouts off about how freedom is an inherent (see God given) right. Can be.
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (51558)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on March 13th, 2007 @ 12:05am CDT
Honestly, if the movie was done "right," it would have the potential to be a very good environmental tale--from the very beginning, the Transformers has dealt with issues of dwindling resources (heck, the whole planet was more or less shut down), with nearly every episode of the cartoon dealing with Megatron trying to steal some resource.

That said... there wasn't any overtly environmental message that I saw in the movie script I've seen, so yeah, someone is just stretching things to make a "point" about Hollywood.
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (51631)
Posted by Ransom on March 13th, 2007 @ 2:58am CDT
Transformers and environmentalism - yeeeaaah. It is true that the Transformers, depending on which universe you go by, were looking for resources. The central theme was about freedom - those who fight for/against it - not environmentalism, so it is quite a stretch to lump it in with other environmental thematic movies. Overall, the article has an interesting point, but definitely stretches some things to support its hypothesis.

Still, at least the movie is getting some attention. I can't understand why Paramount is not marketing the movie a lot more, considering that July 4th is not far away (using marketers' reckoning).
Re: Transformers Movie Featured in the New York Times (51896)
Posted by Aurax on March 13th, 2007 @ 10:31am CDT
It was a real stretch for the NYT. Then again, it is the New York Times. One of two things was at play for this prominent mention: Either there actually is some guerilla-esque marketing going on to generate buzz before a more official marketing campaign hits, or Cieply is a transfan just doing his part.

Either way, not many are going to go see the film for its environmental theme (such as it is) or will remember these early mentions. It does stoke the fire just that much more, however.

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