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Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4?

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The movie news website MovieWeb has managed to get an exclusive interview with Tyres Gibson. In this interview, well it's described as being more of a chat, Tyrese Gibson states his feelings on the Twins and why he's glad they aren't in DOTM, but he also states that should Michael Bay not return to direct Transformers 4 after DOTM, they have a good replacement director in the form of Steven Spielberg.
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Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240675)
Posted by _I_Am_Megatron_ on June 16th, 2011 @ 3:41am CDT
Here's hopeing he does if Bay doesn't decide to.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240681)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 16th, 2011 @ 4:06am CDT
After War of the Worlds, I'm not so sure it's such a good idea. Then again, it could be a LOT worse...like Uwe Boll or Brett Ratner worse.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240704)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 16th, 2011 @ 5:12am CDT
I think it's just Tyrese spouting off. He's a cool guy, I even met him at BotCon, but unless Spielberg says so, I take it as hot air.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240709)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 16th, 2011 @ 5:16am CDT
i dont think he can make the robots like bay can.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240722)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 16th, 2011 @ 5:32am CDT
As far as I'm concerned, Spielberg directing would be like trading out Darth Vader for Emperor Palpatine. Spielberg was a hell of a director at one time, but I think his talent has become polluted by his success. Kingdom of The Crystal Skull was a complete joke. I don't think I've ever hated myself so much while watching a movie.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240724)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 16th, 2011 @ 5:34am CDT
WAIT.... WHAT? Tf4? dotm was supposed to be the ending! Especially after Prime and megs had a truce and returned to cybertron to rebuild their home and unite to form 1 race Yeah... When the movie opens you will know what i mean... I think the movie-verse should end just as it is lol
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240733)
Posted by kookookajew on June 16th, 2011 @ 6:06am CDT
I hope not.. I think this particular movie verse should end.. and they should bring in some beast wars :grin:
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240738)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 16th, 2011 @ 6:15am CDT
kookookajew wrote:I hope not.. I think this particular movie verse should end.. and they should bring in some beast wars :grin:


Oh hellz yeah!!! Lol.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240739)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 16th, 2011 @ 6:18am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:WAIT.... WHAT? Tf4? dotm was supposed to be the ending! Especially after Prime and megs had a truce and returned to cybertron to rebuild their home and unite to form 1 race Yeah... When the movie opens you will know what i mean... I think the movie-verse should end just as it is lol


Like that would last, lol. That would hopefully mean a new chapter for the movies free of human interference.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240740)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 16th, 2011 @ 6:22am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:WAIT.... WHAT? Tf4? dotm was supposed to be the ending! Especially after Prime and megs had a truce and returned to cybertron to rebuild their home and unite to form 1 race Yeah... When the movie opens you will know what i mean... I think the movie-verse should end just as it is lol


Like that would last, lol. That would hopefully mean a new chapter for the movies free of human interference.


Well, prime and megs held hands :shock: and carly found megs sitting in a dark alley and TALKED to him withought being crushed damn Megs is pathetic in dotm
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240741)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 16th, 2011 @ 6:24am CDT
Tyrese runs his mouth with nothing to back it up.

If Spielberg wanted to direct one of these films, he had three chances. There's no reason to assume he'd take over on the fourth one.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240787)
Posted by Astronopolis on June 16th, 2011 @ 8:30am CDT
lol what? this is absolutely ridiculous. as if Speilberg has sunk so low to take sequel scraps from that hack Michael Bay. :roll:

The movieverse was fun, but its time to say goodbye.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240826)
Posted by D-340 on June 16th, 2011 @ 9:34am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:
Like that would last, lol. That would hopefully mean a new chapter for the movies free of human interference.



QFT sir.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240832)
Posted by BeastProwl on June 16th, 2011 @ 9:43am CDT
F*CK MY LIFE.... JUST F*CK IT WITH NO LUBE!
Honestly, I Wan't transformers to blow up into like, 6 movies. but you know steven!
He'll use all the big ideas first, leaving nothing. NOTHING for potential sequels. He'll unicron the hell out of TF4, and try to make a TF5, but there wont be anything good, because unicron was already used!
Just look at fantastic four. it hasnt gotten a third installment due to the fact that they used galactus already. I Mean, what could top galactus in a marvel movie?
seeing as he's a giant cloud, storm could, i guess, but still! all good ideas will be used most likely. all that, or unicron will never see the light of day in the first place.
I mean, wasnt omega supreme supposed to be in DOTM?
We havnt heard a thing, and he wasnt in the books, comics, or anything else was he?
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240854)
Posted by First-Aid on June 16th, 2011 @ 10:21am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:Just look at fantastic four. it hasnt gotten a fourth installment due to the fact that they used galactus already. I Mean, what could top galactus in a marvel movie?


Ummm, they only made two FF movies...

I think Spielberg should do it. He's got the talent to do it. Hasbro is making too much cash to stop the movies, and likewise for Dreamworks. I meean, they've made two films at a cost of $350 million total, with a total gross over a billion and a half for a profit well over a billion dollars. It would be stupid in the most extreme way to let it go when they have such a cash cow. Every businessperson knows that if you make money doing something, keep doing it and improving on it until you stop profiting.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240859)
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 16th, 2011 @ 10:32am CDT
Not going to happen. These big names don't like to be married to a project for more than 2-3 movies before they move on to something new (or the studio makes a change). Assuming this one has a definitive ending, expect a reboot in 3-5 years.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240899)
Posted by shamone on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:19am CDT
"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240915)
Posted by First-Aid on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:34am CDT
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240922)
Posted by shamone on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:44am CDT
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.



but they did insult others of race, shrimp taco !!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240955)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 16th, 2011 @ 12:31pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.


QFT. Its only racist when you consider their actions/appearance a representation of a race to begin with.

Still, Spielberg directing can lead to nothing good. The man's lost his touch over the years, at least were summer blockbusters are concerened. After War of the Worlds I wouldn't trust him in the director's chair of something like Transformers.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240958)
Posted by shamone on June 16th, 2011 @ 12:32pm CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.


QFT. Its only racist when you consider their actions/appearance a representation of a race to begin with.

Still, Spielberg directing can lead to nothing good. The man's lost his touch over the years, at least were summer blockbusters are concerened. After War of the Worlds I wouldn't trust him in the director's chair of something like Transformers.


which he seems to have considered
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240973)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 16th, 2011 @ 12:45pm CDT
...So they're gonna be a Transformers 4? God, here we go again... 8-} But, it has Spielburg, which is a thumbs up for me! ;)
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1240976)
Posted by Seibertron on June 16th, 2011 @ 12:47pm CDT
I think this would be awesome. I think Michael Bay did a great job, but I'd love to see what someone else could do with the live action films.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241027)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 16th, 2011 @ 1:42pm CDT
let him direct the reboot cause bayformes has to die
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241036)
Posted by First-Aid on June 16th, 2011 @ 1:52pm CDT
shamone wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.



but they did insult others of race, shrimp taco !!!!!!!!!!!!


No they didn't. Do not confuse culture with race. They were stereotypes of the hip hop culture. By insisting that a particular race is commonly associated with a particular culture, it is inherently racist.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241044)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 16th, 2011 @ 1:58pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.



but they did insult others of race, shrimp taco !!!!!!!!!!!!


No they didn't. Do not confuse culture with race. They were stereotypes of the hip hop culture. By insisting that a particular race is commonly associated with a particular culture, it is inherently racist.


THANK YOU!!! Frak me I've been trying to say that for how many threads now!? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241046)
Posted by Seibertron on June 16th, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.



but they did insult others of race, shrimp taco !!!!!!!!!!!!


No they didn't. Do not confuse culture with race. They were stereotypes of the hip hop culture. By insisting that a particular race is commonly associated with a particular culture, it is inherently racist.


And when did making light of culture or group's behavior become synonymous with being a rascist comment? George Carlin would be rolling around in his grave, and then he'd tell everyone to go f^c& themselves.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241048)
Posted by KingEmperor on June 16th, 2011 @ 2:01pm CDT
I highly doubt Spielberg is gonna direct a part 4, if there is gonna be one. He never directs sequels of movies that were not his babies in the first place.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241108)
Posted by BeastProwl on June 16th, 2011 @ 3:06pm CDT
they only made 2! I MADE A MISTAKE!!!
anyway, unicron and omega supreme would have been cool!
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241132)
Posted by Burn on June 16th, 2011 @ 3:45pm CDT
Spielberg would be the second last person i'd want touching the franchise (the last being Uwe Boll). His previous movies are too family orientated for my liking and TF needs that little bit of edge to it.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241158)
Posted by alternator77 on June 16th, 2011 @ 4:23pm CDT
i just got a disturbing image sam on a bike crossing a full moon with wheelie in the basket with one glowing eye :lol: :lol: :lol:




then again indiana jones did find the tomb of the primes 8-}
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241162)
Posted by Road-hole on June 16th, 2011 @ 4:28pm CDT
Spielberg would not direct a fourth TF movie. I think they should give the series a little rest or it might end up like Pirates of the Carribean.

If Speilberg were to do another TF movie, I believe he would pick JJ Abrams as the new director.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241164)
Posted by Burn on June 16th, 2011 @ 4:35pm CDT
Road-hole wrote:If Speilberg were to do another TF movie, I believe he would pick JJ Abrams as the new director.


Oh goodie! TF's which you would rarely see and a storyline that requires a 6 month analysis before Abrams comes out and explains it all.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241165)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 16th, 2011 @ 4:37pm CDT
Road-hole wrote:Spielberg would not direct a fourth TF movie. I think they should give the series a little rest or it might end up like Pirates of the Carribean.

If Speilberg were to do another TF movie, I believe he would pick JJ Abrams as the new director.


Abrams would be a good choice, if he can keep the referances to his TV shows down to a dull roar. Of course if Slusho got referenced in a Transformers film he made there's the implication that Alias, Lost, Cloverfield, and Transformers and Star Trek are all the same setting.

Mind you I loved Star Trek and Cloverfield. The latter was the first good American kaiju film after the disaster that was GINO.

Also: I don't want Roland Emmerich anywhere near the franchise.

Edit: To translate, GINO stands for Godzilla In Name Only. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241263)
Posted by DJ D on June 16th, 2011 @ 7:38pm CDT
Michael Bay and Shia "The Beef" are the 2 worst things to happen the Transformers franchise. I'll be glad to see them both gone. I hate the current trend of unnecessary reboot/remakes/re-whatevers these days, but in this case I'd love to see that happen. Just start all over with a director who actually respects the source material and knows what the fans want to see. And yes, it IS entirely possible to do that while attracting new fans. I hate that tired argument that just because you're trying to attract a new generation, that you have to change all the fundamental things that make a franchise recognizable.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241270)
Posted by OptiMagnus on June 16th, 2011 @ 7:50pm CDT
DJ D wrote:Michael Bay and Shia "The Beef" are the 2 worst things to happen the Transformers franchise. I'll be glad to see them both gone. I hate the current trend of unnecessary reboot/remakes/re-whatevers these days, but in this case I'd love to see that happen. Just start all over with a director who actually respects the source material and knows what the fans want to see. And yes, it IS entirely possible to do that while attracting new fans. I hate that tired argument that just because you're trying to attract a new generation, that you have to change all the fundamental things that make a franchise recognizable.

1. Explain how Michael Bay direspects the brand.
2. Explain what "the fans" want to see. As far as I'm concerned, I'm a fan, and I'm seeing what I want to see out of the movies.
3. Explain how all the fundamental things that make Transformers recognizable have been changed. We have Autobots vs. Decepticons, Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, we have robots that change into vehicles, they come from the planet Cybertron: shall I go on?
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241293)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 16th, 2011 @ 8:20pm CDT
OptiMagnus wrote:
DJ D wrote:Michael Bay and Shia "The Beef" are the 2 worst things to happen the Transformers franchise. I'll be glad to see them both gone. I hate the current trend of unnecessary reboot/remakes/re-whatevers these days, but in this case I'd love to see that happen. Just start all over with a director who actually respects the source material and knows what the fans want to see. And yes, it IS entirely possible to do that while attracting new fans. I hate that tired argument that just because you're trying to attract a new generation, that you have to change all the fundamental things that make a franchise recognizable.

1. Explain how Michael Bay direspects the brand.
2. Explain what "the fans" want to see. As far as I'm concerned, I'm a fan, and I'm seeing what I want to see out of the movies.
3. Explain how all the fundamental things that make Transformers recognizable have been changed. We have Autobots vs. Decepticons, Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, we have robots that change into vehicles, they come from the planet Cybertron: shall I go on?


I believe that after all these years we should realize that these questions you ask will never be answered since it would cause them to invalidate their own point in the first place.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241379)
Posted by First-Aid on June 16th, 2011 @ 10:38pm CDT
DJ D wrote:Michael Bay and Shia "The Beef" are the 2 worst things to happen the Transformers franchise. I'll be glad to see them both gone. I hate the current trend of unnecessary reboot/remakes/re-whatevers these days, but in this case I'd love to see that happen. Just start all over with a director who actually respects the source material and knows what the fans want to see. And yes, it IS entirely possible to do that while attracting new fans. I hate that tired argument that just because you're trying to attract a new generation, that you have to change all the fundamental things that make a franchise recognizable.


Knows what the fans want to see? Or knows what those that buy the toys want to see? You're going to end up with a "Cars" robots franchise. Kids buy the toys. I've said it many times before...collectors and long term fans make up LESS THAN 4% of the total sales of the toys! Why the bloody f---ing hell would they make a movie that appeals to only a few thousand people? Economically it's a recipe for loss and disaster. Hasbro and Dreamworks are out to make money. Period. If they focus on us fans, they woulnd't make sh!t. Period. End of story. And that would result in the end of, not only the movie franchises, but the TF franchise period.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241380)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on June 16th, 2011 @ 10:40pm CDT
I wouldn't mind Spielberg directing Transformers 4. It would hopefully introduce a new, fresh perspective on the film series and keep things from getting stale. I think if they made another one, the story would have to go towards discovering Unicron and Megatron becoming Galvatron, since all the other main Decepticons are dead. As much as I prefer Megatron over Galvatron, that's the only direction I could see the story progressing in; Megatron just doesn't have enough parts left.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241419)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 16th, 2011 @ 11:50pm CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:WAIT.... WHAT? Tf4? dotm was supposed to be the ending! Especially after Prime and megs had a truce and returned to cybertron to rebuild their home and unite to form 1 race Yeah... When the movie opens you will know what i mean... I think the movie-verse should end just as it is lol


Like that would last, lol. That would hopefully mean a new chapter for the movies free of human interference.


Well, prime and megs held hands :shock: and carly found megs sitting in a dark alley and TALKED to him withought being crushed damn Megs is pathetic in dotm


And I hope and pray that scene with Carly and Megs is replayed word for word on the big screen exactly as described in the novel because that was f****ng EPIC!!

Back to the Spielberg topic though, I say NO WAY! End this while it's still at the trilogy stage. Taking a series beyond 3 films (unless you go for prequel style which is tricky to not screw up) is practically putting a bullet in the brain-pan of any series. After the 3rd film they just become laughable. DotM is an excellent stopping point and handing off to anyone else after we have already gotten used to Bay's style, even if some folks despise his style and even if the hand off is to someone with Spielberg's astounding credentials, would just feel totally wrong.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241613)
Posted by shamone on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:13am CDT
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.



but they did insult others of race, shrimp taco !!!!!!!!!!!!


No they didn't. Do not confuse culture with race. They were stereotypes of the hip hop culture. By insisting that a particular race is commonly associated with a particular culture, it is inherently racist.


the phrase shrimp taco is an insult to a race

liek when a politician called turkish workers kebabs
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241614)
Posted by shamone on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:14am CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.


QFT. Its only racist when you consider their actions/appearance a representation of a race to begin with.

Still, Spielberg directing can lead to nothing good. The man's lost his touch over the years, at least were summer blockbusters are concerened. After War of the Worlds I wouldn't trust him in the director's chair of something like Transformers.


tyrese damn he some racist
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241633)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:45am CDT
shamone wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.


QFT. Its only racist when you consider their actions/appearance a representation of a race to begin with.

Still, Spielberg directing can lead to nothing good. The man's lost his touch over the years, at least were summer blockbusters are concerened. After War of the Worlds I wouldn't trust him in the director's chair of something like Transformers.


tyrese damn he some racist


I agree. If he sees African Americans in the culture the Twins represent than he is indeed racist.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241635)
Posted by SlyTF1 on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:48am CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
shamone wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.


QFT. Its only racist when you consider their actions/appearance a representation of a race to begin with.

Still, Spielberg directing can lead to nothing good. The man's lost his touch over the years, at least were summer blockbusters are concerened. After War of the Worlds I wouldn't trust him in the director's chair of something like Transformers.


tyrese damn he some racist


I agree. If he sees African Americans in the culture the Twins represent than he is indeed racist.


I can see where people come from when they get the idea, but the twins don't represent a specific race. They're robots who simply speak slang...just like the majority of these bad ass kids out here who kill people.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241637)
Posted by shamone on June 17th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
shamone wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
First-Aid wrote:
shamone wrote:"I never liked those characters, and I am glad they're not back. I think that every nationality in the world deserves to walk out of a movie and still feel good about themselves. I think it's a responsibility to the fans. I just didn't like some of the things they were saying, and the way they were going about whatever it was they were doing in that film. To be honest, I didn't think that they added to the movie at all. I guess (Michael Bay) was just feeling something out. Moving on, we're here now. Let's go ahead and close it out. We'll close it out with Trans3: Dark of the Moon!"

glad im not the only one uncomfortable about the twins in rotf


I will make a note of the fact that the twins were not a nationality or a race, nor did they represent a nationality or race.


QFT. Its only racist when you consider their actions/appearance a representation of a race to begin with.

Still, Spielberg directing can lead to nothing good. The man's lost his touch over the years, at least were summer blockbusters are concerened. After War of the Worlds I wouldn't trust him in the director's chair of something like Transformers.


tyrese damn he some racist


I agree. If he sees African Americans in the culture the Twins represent than he is indeed racist.


I can see where people come from when they get the idea, but the twins don't represent a specific race. They're robots who simply speak slang...just like the majority of these bad ass kids out here who kill people.


im not going to go on about it anymore, we have done this dance before round and round and round again :-)
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1241991)
Posted by OptiMagnus on June 18th, 2011 @ 12:56am CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
OptiMagnus wrote:1. Explain how Michael Bay direspects the brand.
2. Explain what "the fans" want to see. As far as I'm concerned, I'm a fan, and I'm seeing what I want to see out of the movies.
3. Explain how all the fundamental things that make Transformers recognizable have been changed. We have Autobots vs. Decepticons, Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, we have robots that change into vehicles, they come from the planet Cybertron: shall I go on?


I believe that after all these years we should realize that these questions you ask will never be answered since it would cause them to invalidate their own point in the first place.

If my questions are not answered, then I can only assume my points are at least minutely valid and difficult to challenge. ;)
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1242007)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 18th, 2011 @ 2:49am CDT
OptiMagnus wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
OptiMagnus wrote:1. Explain how Michael Bay direspects the brand.
2. Explain what "the fans" want to see. As far as I'm concerned, I'm a fan, and I'm seeing what I want to see out of the movies.
3. Explain how all the fundamental things that make Transformers recognizable have been changed. We have Autobots vs. Decepticons, Optimus Prime vs. Megatron, we have robots that change into vehicles, they come from the planet Cybertron: shall I go on?


I believe that after all these years we should realize that these questions you ask will never be answered since it would cause them to invalidate their own point in the first place.

If my questions are not answered, then I can only assume my points are at least minutely valid and difficult to challenge. ;)


1.) He disrespects the brand by disrespecting us. Not the source material or the characters, but us. When we, the collective fandom, presented him with an award? He made note of it being plastic and bitched about the whole shooting match. If it wasn't for us, the brand would never have made it this long. Their main focus at Hasbro is kids, and kids obviously stopped giving a damn back at the end of G1. G2 didn't fly, and it wasn't until Beast Wars came along (kids love animals and dinosaurs), but collectors kept the whole thing going, even when it was dead.

Beast Machines? Collectors.
Oh, and for example, a magazine article mentioned that as a brand, TransFormers did, on average, about $75 mil a year. The movies? Made it jump to a billion. Between the collectors and the kids, we keep the whole thing alive. You can't tell me that kids, alone, do a billion dollars worth of TF business.

We write Bay's paycheck. We defend him when other fans want to tear him apart. If it wasn't for us buying the obscure figures and repaints and remolds, Hasbro would have no way to make their money back. Kids won't buy those, parents won't buy those, WE do.

The movies are also aimed at our age bracket, not kids like he claims. I most certainly wouldn't allow a kid to go see these.

Considering how much we've done for him, and he for us, you'd think he'd understand that we need each other and not one over the other. So yeah, by disrespecting us, he's disrespected the brand that made him more money than he knows what to do with, and given him more word of mouth than he ever had before.

Before TransFormers? My Dad didn't even know who Michael Bay was, and he watches a lot of movies. Now? My Dad knows who he is, and so does everyone else.

He should be thankful, not a whiny bitch.

2.) I can't argue there. I'm a fan and I got what I wanted. The first movie, while reeeeeeally boring and too long, did deliver the wow factor. The second movie was just a lot of fun and had a nice pace. The third is shaping up to be excellent, perhaps the best of the trilogy. So, all I can really say is that the fans don't know what they want from one day to the next.

3.) I can't argue here either. Just because some of the key elements had a makeover, visually, doesn't mean the core of it has changed.

I should add this: I'm no longer a fan of Michael Bay, the person. He's a dick. Ungrateful. However, as a director, I find that he's quite competent and delivered. I also don't blame him for the film's problems. I place that blame directly on the writers. I don't know much of John Rogers' work, though Catwoman was awful, so I'm sure he didn't help the first movie much, if at all. The second film, the good scenes, had to be done by Ehren Kruger. Had to be. None of that's Bay's fault, that's all the writers. Allowing excessive goofy humor? Bay's fault, but the story? No.

He shouldn't have had death threats, he should have had his home broken into, he shouldn't have had stuff stolen from him, but he also no longer deserves respect when he acts like a jackass.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1242165)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 18th, 2011 @ 12:49pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:1.) He disrespects the brand by disrespecting us. Not the source material or the characters, but us. When we, the collective fandom, presented him with an award? He made note of it being plastic and bitched about the whole shooting match. If it wasn't for us, the brand would never have made it this long. Their main focus at Hasbro is kids, and kids obviously stopped giving a damn back at the end of G1. G2 didn't fly, and it wasn't until Beast Wars came along (kids love animals and dinosaurs), but collectors kept the whole thing going, even when it was dead.

Beast Machines? Collectors.
Oh, and for example, a magazine article mentioned that as a brand, TransFormers did, on average, about $75 mil a year. The movies? Made it jump to a billion. Between the collectors and the kids, we keep the whole thing alive. You can't tell me that kids, alone, do a billion dollars worth of TF business.

We write Bay's paycheck. We defend him when other fans want to tear him apart. If it wasn't for us buying the obscure figures and repaints and remolds, Hasbro would have no way to make their money back. Kids won't buy those, parents won't buy those, WE do.

The movies are also aimed at our age bracket, not kids like he claims. I most certainly wouldn't allow a kid to go see these.

Considering how much we've done for him, and he for us, you'd think he'd understand that we need each other and not one over the other. So yeah, by disrespecting us, he's disrespected the brand that made him more money than he knows what to do with, and given him more word of mouth than he ever had before.

Before TransFormers? My Dad didn't even know who Michael Bay was, and he watches a lot of movies. Now? My Dad knows who he is, and so does everyone else.

He should be thankful, not a whiny bitch.

[...]

I should add this: I'm no longer a fan of Michael Bay, the person. He's a dick. Ungrateful. However, as a director, I find that he's quite competent and delivered. I also don't blame him for the film's problems. I place that blame directly on the writers. I don't know much of John Rogers' work, though Catwoman was awful, so I'm sure he didn't help the first movie much, if at all. The second film, the good scenes, had to be done by Ehren Kruger. Had to be. None of that's Bay's fault, that's all the writers. Allowing excessive goofy humor? Bay's fault, but the story? No.

He shouldn't have had death threats, he should have had his home broken into, he shouldn't have had stuff stolen from him, but he also no longer deserves respect when he acts like a jackass.


I felt like bolding that last part, because it proves my point. What exactly did we do as a fandom to make him respect us? Threaten to kill him, break into his home, and steal his stuff, hold protests outside his office. You say we thanked him because we went to see these films in droves, yet you fail to understand the kind of bad taste these events put in his mouth. Our seeing these films wasn't thanks, it was an apology at best. And apologies don't always make a person your friend.

Sorry, but we already disrespected him as a person long before he "disrespected" us. If anything we earned his disrespect, and judging by the action of people on places like this forum we're still earning it. Just because he calls us out on the crap we've done doesn't make him the "ungreatful dick." That would be us, really.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1242181)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on June 18th, 2011 @ 1:14pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote: 2.) I can't argue there. I'm a fan and I got what I wanted. The first movie, while reeeeeeally boring and too long, did deliver the wow factor. The second movie was just a lot of fun and had a nice pace. The third is shaping up to be excellent, perhaps the best of the trilogy. So, all I can really say is that the fans don't know what they want from one day to the next.


And that in itself is a problem that kind of contradicts a majority of your arguement. If the fans don't even know what they want, how can you expect the director or any part of his team to know. And having said that, is it then fair to get in case case when he shows his fustration?
Capt.Failure wrote: He shouldn't have had death threats, he should have had his home broken into, he shouldn't have had stuff stolen from him, but he also no longer deserves respect when he acts like a jackass.


I felt like bolding that last part, because it proves my point. What exactly did we do as a fandom to make him respect us? Threaten to kill him, break into his home, and steal his stuff, hold protests outside his office. You say we thanked him because we went to see these films in droves, yet you fail to understand the kind of bad taste these events put in his mouth. Our seeing these films wasn't thanks, it was an apology at best. And apologies don't always make a person your friend.

Sorry, but we already disrespected him as a person long before he "disrespected" us. If anything we earned his disrespect, and judging by the action of people on places like this forum we're still earning it. Just because he calls us out on the crap we've done doesn't make him the "ungreatful dick." That would be us, really.[/quote]

Very, very well said Capt. Failure. :APPLAUSE: I mean, this thread is perfect evidence of it right now. We have a new possible Director for the movies, and already, the majority are taking down on him. What director is going to care what the fandom things of him/her when they see this kind of reaction?

I don't think people realise just how hard it is to direct movies such as TF that have such a large fan base, and at the same time trying to include aspects that wil appeal to the general audience NOt easy. Not easy at all.
Re: Tyrese Gibson Interview - Steven Spielberg To Direct Transformers 4? (1242212)
Posted by First-Aid on June 18th, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:1.) He disrespects the brand by disrespecting us. Not the source material or the characters, but us. When we, the collective fandom, presented him with an award? He made note of it being plastic and bitched about the whole shooting match. If it wasn't for us, the brand would never have made it this long. Their main focus at Hasbro is kids, and kids obviously stopped giving a damn back at the end of G1. G2 didn't fly, and it wasn't until Beast Wars came along (kids love animals and dinosaurs), but collectors kept the whole thing going, even when it was dead.

Beast Machines? Collectors.
Oh, and for example, a magazine article mentioned that as a brand, TransFormers did, on average, about $75 mil a year. The movies? Made it jump to a billion. Between the collectors and the kids, we keep the whole thing alive. You can't tell me that kids, alone, do a billion dollars worth of TF business.

We write Bay's paycheck. We defend him when other fans want to tear him apart. If it wasn't for us buying the obscure figures and repaints and remolds, Hasbro would have no way to make their money back. Kids won't buy those, parents won't buy those, WE do.

The movies are also aimed at our age bracket, not kids like he claims. I most certainly wouldn't allow a kid to go see these.

Considering how much we've done for him, and he for us, you'd think he'd understand that we need each other and not one over the other. So yeah, by disrespecting us, he's disrespected the brand that made him more money than he knows what to do with, and given him more word of mouth than he ever had before.

Before TransFormers? My Dad didn't even know who Michael Bay was, and he watches a lot of movies. Now? My Dad knows who he is, and so does everyone else.

He should be thankful, not a whiny bitch.

[...]

I should add this: I'm no longer a fan of Michael Bay, the person. He's a dick. Ungrateful. However, as a director, I find that he's quite competent and delivered. I also don't blame him for the film's problems. I place that blame directly on the writers. I don't know much of John Rogers' work, though Catwoman was awful, so I'm sure he didn't help the first movie much, if at all. The second film, the good scenes, had to be done by Ehren Kruger. Had to be. None of that's Bay's fault, that's all the writers. Allowing excessive goofy humor? Bay's fault, but the story? No.

He shouldn't have had death threats, he should have had his home broken into, he shouldn't have had stuff stolen from him, but he also no longer deserves respect when he acts like a jackass.


I felt like bolding that last part, because it proves my point. What exactly did we do as a fandom to make him respect us? Threaten to kill him, break into his home, and steal his stuff, hold protests outside his office. You say we thanked him because we went to see these films in droves, yet you fail to understand the kind of bad taste these events put in his mouth. Our seeing these films wasn't thanks, it was an apology at best. And apologies don't always make a person your friend.

Sorry, but we already disrespected him as a person long before he "disrespected" us. If anything we earned his disrespect, and judging by the action of people on places like this forum we're still earning it. Just because he calls us out on the crap we've done doesn't make him the "ungreatful dick." That would be us, really.


Well said.

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