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Transformers Movie details revealed! ** Spoilers **

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by DailyGeek, 23 May 2006.

  1. DailyGeek

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  2. fieldy

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    Superb, really wanna see this, as with most kids from my genaration we grewup on transformers, they OWN!
     
  3. DailyGeek

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  4. elroberto

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    I've a feeling this film will destroy one of my most treasured memories of my childhood! Hope they take the soundtrack from the original movie though!
     
  5. The Bear

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    I agree, i hope to god Spielberg doesnt mess this up. Saying that i also want this film to be awesome, but i just cant see how they will recreate the atmosphere and feeling that the series and animated film gave off!
     
  6. chimaera

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    Gotta love the 80's power rock, you know they wont though as it wont appeal to kids these days, just us oldies who remember when it first came about, they'll get some rocky poppy type band to record a few annoyingly catchy tunes, either that or go the emo style route and get a moody kiddy rocker :(

    You've got the touch...da, da daaaa, this is the end of the road megatron

    ....oh classic.
     
  7. utherpendragon

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    I seriously still get geekboy goosebumps when 'You've got the touch' starts up in Transformers The Movie. I must have watched it far too much as a child.
     
  8. Mellownatts

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    Should be an awesome film or it will ruin a'lot of cool memories for me.
     
  9. Wyrdo

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    I still watch the original movie on DVD with my son! I hope this new movie is as good.
     
  10. Mic

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    Not a chance.
    Not even using the original voice actors.
     
  11. SoliD

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    man hope this does rock, the morphing effects were tested in the citroen c4 advert iirc, and look pretty kick ass, so hopefully they will make something good of it. transformers was quality but if i watch it now i do laugh at the cheese in it :D still i have found memories of it.
     
  12. Wyrdo

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    So they're going to all sounds different? Meh :(
     
  13. SteveOBHave

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  14. keef

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    now all we need is thundercats! :D
     
  15. Nismo

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    I'm a massive TF fan, but I'm not getting my hopes up too much.

    Hopefully they will do a decent job and try and keep it vaguely in line with G1 :)
     
  16. soundwave

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    I'm not holding out my hopes either I honestly think they are going to completley ruin it.

    From what I've read on the script preview it all sounds wrong!!!!!

    I was so looking forward to this but the more details that get leaked the worse it sounds.

    As an example...Bumblebee cant even speak...he communicates through a series of beeps??? WTF

    Anyway here is some points from the script SPOILERS FOLLOW be warned...


    SPOILERS

    On the Autobot end, the leader OPTIIMUS PRIME, his first lieutenant JAZZ (exotic car), IRONHIDE (the pickup truck) the weapons specialist forged in the Tri-Peninsular Torus states of Praxus, RATCHET (the ambulance) the medical officer, emissary to the High Council of ancients and last but not least BUMBLEBEE (camaro). Bay himself said on his site that the names will be changed other than the main few. That mainly applies to the Decepticons I think because in the script the Autobots, refer to each other in dialogue as the above names. These are the main and only Autobots. In the script we are told the Autobot names have been selected to approximate their behavioral temperaments.

    Now the Decepticons. The names could change if the names in the script are aliases as Bay alleges, but you can’t change the character descriptions in the script of what they are. Anyways the Decepticons, of course there is MEGATRON, then there is the latest F-22 RAPTOR tentatively titled STARSCREAM, an M-1 ABRAMS TANK tentatively titled DEVASTATOR, a MINE CLEARING VEHICLE tentatively titled BONECRUSHER, an MH-53 PAV SPECIAL OPS CHOPPER tentatively titled VORTEX, a POLICE CAR tentatively titled BRAWL, the MECHANICAL SCORPION Quint saw at Bay’s offices tentatively titled SKORPONOK, and my favorite little decepticon – a BOOMBOX that transforms into the 4 ½ foot SOUNDWAVE.

    So out of respect to the filmmaking team on Transformers, I’m only going take a quick peek at the 1st 10 pages and keep the spoilers as lite as possible. I will just paint the broadstrokes.

    The script opens 1 million years before the dawn of man with the energon cube hurtling through space on it’s path towards Earth. A narrator tells us that the ravages of war destroyed Cybertron, a war raged between the legions who worship chaos and those who follow freedom. They battled for a supreme power, the Energon Cube. It’s origin unknown yet it bears the life-force that created the transformer race. They fought until their world was awash in death until the very ground swallowed whole their once mighty cities and the cube was lost to the limitless stars. Then by fortune or fate, its course was altered, drawn to a planet called Earth. They have searched for the cube across desserts of time, hoping to find it before the dark legions, but as fate would have it, they were already too late.

    We are then in the artic circle in 1897 on a national Antarctic expedition and focus on a derelict sailing vessel trapped in ice. The crew works desperately to free the ship. The dogs bark, there is something in the ice. The captain, two men and the dogs go out over the artic shelf and look at whatever is buried under the ice. A huge rift opens, one of the dogs and the captain falls into a 30ft fissure. We pull back and see the captain standing on the palm of a giant steel hand, half in and half out of the ice. A mechanized face is embedded within the ice wall, expression frozen in a scream. The Captain wipes away ice to reveal symbol on the mechanoid – the Decepticon emblem. The captain takes a pick axe and stars chopping away at the ice to take a better look, activates something on the robot’s chasis and something happens.

    Next we are in present day Qatar, the Middle East as two air force cv-22 ospreys skim the dunes. Piloting the two planes, we meet SERGEANT WILLIAM LENNOX US AIR FORCE COMBAT CONTROLLER, and ARMY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER JORGE FIGUEROA “FIG”, Dominican by way of the Louisiana Bayou who sings along to Reggaeton on the stereo. Lennox and Fig arrive back at Soccent Operations Center and we meet the rest of the Army team there on the tarmac – SARGEANT FIRST CLASS DONNELLY (Irish-American), and STAFF SARGEANT EPPS (the Tyrese Gibson character). We also meet an Arab boy MAHFOUZ.

    Inside the operations center, a bogey appears on radar. Two f-22’s go and intercept the bogey. The bogey, a massive MH-53 helicopter appears over the dunes. The f-22 gives the bogey a warning and then escorts it back to base. There seems to be a mistake because that chopper was shot down 3 months ago. Something is not right with the Soccent Watch Commander. There has got to be a mistake. At the loading bay, the bogey lets out a loud shriek, disables all the radar and computers, transforms into the Decepticon VORTEX and attacks the base! It vaporizes a row of c-17 cargo planes! All the planes hangars are destroyed in the blast! Vortex rips the roof off of the JOC JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER and attempts to hack into the cray computers and tries to download a file:

    PROJECT: ICE MAN: ABOVE TOP SECRET: SECTION SEVEN ACCESS ONLY. We see the alien transformer code. A techie takes an axe and cuts the hard line; the cable explodes, cutting off Vortex’s connection. Vortex obliterates everyone. The op-center explodes in a thousand directions. Vortex stomps down and crushes a vehicle King Kong style! Complete chaos at the base. Skorponok disengages from Vortex’s back and goes on the hunt for Lennox, Epps, Fig, Donnelly and the other soldiers!

    And that is just the 1st 10 pages folks! Action packed! The rest of the script is just as tight. The 3rd act is wall to wall action! A Transformer fan’s dream!

    Some other 1st act story details:

    - After the blockbuster opening we meet SAM WITWICKY at Tranquility high school, the unfortunate yet adorable dork that he is, his love interest MIKALELA BARNES, her boyfriend TRENT DEMARCO. We also meet Sam’s Chihuahua MOJO.

    - Sam’s father RON picks him up after school and they meet up with a shady car dealer BOBBY BOLIVIA. Since Ron got 3 A’s, his dad got four grand to buy Sam a car. Sam ends up buying a 75 Camaro, which we by now all know is BUMBLEBEE. The Autobot emblem is on the steering wheel.

    - Later we meet MAGGIE MARCONI, 28 and GLEN WHITTMAN (Michael Clarke Duncan) who work at a Washington think tank the Rand Corporation.

    - Maggie gets taken to the Pentagon by agents and gets recruited by JOHN KELLER, the secretary of defense (John Voight), since she is a signal analyst to make sense of the signal and shriek that hit Qatar.

    - And in a super cool sequence towards the end of Act 1, SOUNDWAVE is aboard AIR FORCE ONE! A Decepticon aboard the same plane as the President!


    Neil
     
  17. keef

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    i hope that it is good cos i would love to go and see this with my son! he has never thought i was cooler than when i knew the names of the turtles! imagine how cool i will be when he realises that i know about transformers as well! :D DADDY COOL ;)
     
  18. Nismo

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    Reading through that it sounds as if it might have some promise, just depends on how they actually go about doing it.
     
  19. Phalanx

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    It looks fantastic, it's about time a good transformers sequal came out. All those japanese ones are god awful :(

    I agree with the soundtrack, cheesey rock just like the old Movie.
     
  20. nero120

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    This is gonna be sooooo cool! Comon! That script preview sounded good, but I see no signs of hot rod anywhere? Or will it be rodimus prime? You got the touch! :D