BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
The Transformers franchise could take a different approach next time out, moving the metal massacre to the Transformers' home planet Cybertron.
These guys are taking control of the Transformers universe.
Michael Bayís Transformers film franchise is a crushing colossus that callously walks across box-office surfaces to the sound of trembling Earth as it smashes its competition to bits. Yet, the only real takeaway from the films is that they break the world to bits in each entry. Now, thanks to this hilarious supercut, we get to see an array of our favorite films suffer their wrath!
Furious 7 just overtook Transformers: Age of Extinction as the number one grossing movie in China.
Hasbro and Paramount Pictures are not ready to give up on Transformers. We already knew that Transformers 5 and more live-action sequels were in the works, but when are they coming?
Shia LaBeouf has once again taken aim at the Transformers franchise and Michael Bay.
It is being reported that Paramount Pictures has big plans for the future of its Transformers film franchise in the form of multi-part sequel films to the already-enduring series of movies. Yeah, thatís right, the cinematic world is not quite done with the frenetic, destructive, product-placing world in which Autobots and Decepticons turn our cities into their personal Thunderdome.
Apparently Paramount thinks Transformers 4 should win Best Picture this year. No, I'm not even kidding.
Michael Bay will definitely not be returning to the Transformers franchise for a fifth film after it was revealed that he will direct 13 Hours instead. Will Michael Bay finally deliver a nuanced, subtle movie rather that a bombastic blockbuster though?
We've seen Cinema Sins tear apart quite a few movies in their time, but never has there been a film that needed a full half hour, two part takedown. That is, until now.
Since trade embargoes have loosened between China and America, it's resulted in a flood of Hollywood product reaching their shores, when earlier it was only a select few movies that would arrive in China, following heavy government censure.
It's almost as if he's throwing shade at other franchises for their crossovers, subtly implying they've run out of stories. Pretty disingenuous considering we're dealing with properties based on toys: to say the four Transformers films actually have stories is like saying Mark Wahlberg would make a convincing Texan.
Hey, remember when Michael Bay gave the Transformers franchise a facelift, and the fourth installment opened to a jaw-dropping $100 million during its first weekend? Probably. That just happened this past weekend, but if executives from the studios not named Paramount Pictures are to be believed, it didnít actually happen at all.
In today's Monday Movie Memo, I argue that the only way for Michael Bay to save the Transformers franchise is to hand it off to a different director for the series can benefit from an infusion of fresh blood.
While the 1990's were THE era of the film driven single/soundtrack, the practice has kept itself alive in the niche of teen driven franchises. Outside of that domain, Michael Bay is one of the remaining purveyors of the music tie in, and he excels by keeping up with modern musical tastes. So naturally, he replaced previous partner Linkin Park with a fresh band that's sitting on top of the world: Imagine Dragons. The result of this pairing is more epic than you could dream of.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a pretty awesome title for a movie, as it promises a lot in just four small words. Transformers: Lost Age is yet another really cool way to name a movie with mechanical creatures that time forgot. Either way, the movie is promising stacks of fun and explosions, and either way audiences worldwide are going to show up. So why then is there two different trailers, with two different titles, showing most of the same footage? PRIIIME!
But where do they go without Michael Bay? Surely he couldn't be coming back for a fifth film, right? The guy makes, literally, hundreds of millions on these films by shooting them in his signature kinetic style, securing licensing and merchandising funding, and getting these pictures wrapped under-budget and ahead of schedule.
Iíll be very excited to see what Bay has to show. We know next to nothing about this sequel, as itís a departure from the trilogy Bay helped launch back in 2007. No Shia LaBeouf. No Megan Fox. No John Turturro getting ďurinatedĒ on by an Autobot.
Actually, assault-with-a-deadly-air-conditioner sounds like a perfect tactic in a Michael Bay movie like Pain & Gain or Bad Boys II, but it was an unplanned part of his real life on the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction, which is currently filming in Hong Kong
Whether you love or loathe the director behind such unapologetic action spectacles as Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon and the Transformers threequel, can you help but smile at the sheer joy this moviemaker gets at blowing shit up for the sake of cinema?