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#1 Posted on 30.6.06 1601.09
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It's not much . . . but it's out.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=abFaQKBp2GM&search=transformers%20teaser%20trailer

Sorry for it being in YT format, the actual site, www.transformersmovie.com was reacting pretty slowly. It must be receiving a lot of traffic.

I still don't know what to think about the whole movie. I really get the feeling it's going to be really awesome or really crappy -- with NO inbetween.

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#2 Posted on 4.7.06 0859.13
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Interesting ... but no "eee ooo ah ah" sound effect? Disappointing.

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#3 Posted on 4.7.06 1021.36
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Michael Bay has yet to make a good movie. I can't believe this will be his first. Bummer.
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#4 Posted on 4.7.06 1201.11
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The trailer doesn't say shit but it's interesting enough to make me want to learn more.
Call it nostalgia. ;)
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#5 Posted on 4.7.06 1256.27
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    Originally posted by General Zod
    Michael Bay has yet to make a good movie. I can't believe this will be his first. Bummer.


Whoa whoa whoa. Don't ever dis THE ROCK like that again, young man.
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#6 Posted on 4.7.06 1302.00
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Hmmm... I really had no idea this movie is actually called "Transformers: Michael Bay"-- kind of a weird twist on the TF mythos, eh? [/sarcasm]

But seriously, I have a problem with the fact that toward the end of the trailer, the way Michael Bay's name appears below the "Transformers" title makes it seem like his name is indeed a part of the movie's title. Totally cringeworthy.

Unlike the trailer for "Spider-Man 3," which does a great job of, you know, actually building up the MOVIE, IMO this trailer just doesn't work specifically because of the point made above.
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#7 Posted on 4.7.06 1305.00
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    Originally posted by RKMtwin
    Unlike the trailer for "Spider-Man 3," which does a great job of, you know, actually building up the MOVIE, IMO this trailer just doesn't work specifically because of the point made above.


To be fair, though, the Spider-Man trailer is intended to hype up the movie, whereas this isn't. They probably aren't ready to show everyone what the transformers will actually look like yet, so there really isn't much movie footage they can show. All this teaser is meant to do is tease the concept. Unfortunately, at this point, that means that Michael Bay is probably the biggest name attached to the project.
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#8 Posted on 4.7.06 1318.51
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    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
      Originally posted by RKMtwin
      Unlike the trailer for "Spider-Man 3," which does a great job of, you know, actually building up the MOVIE, IMO this trailer just doesn't work specifically because of the point made above.


    To be fair, though, the Spider-Man trailer is intended to hype up the movie, whereas this isn't. They probably aren't ready to show everyone what the transformers will actually look like yet, so there really isn't much movie footage they can show. All this teaser is meant to do is tease the concept. Unfortunately, at this point, that means that Michael Bay is probably the biggest name attached to the project.


I'll definitely agree with you on your points. And yeah, there certainly is a big difference between a teaser and a trailer. With that said, I really hope that over time, (with no pun intended) advertising for this particular movie won't make it seem as if "TF" is merely a vehicle for Michael Bay the way this teaser does. One MIGHT be able to get away with that if one's name happens to be Martin Scorcese or even Quentin Tarantino to some extent. Michael Bay? Not so much.

And who actually thinks, "DAMN! Michael Bay's directing that movie? I'm SO THERE!!!"
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#9 Posted on 4.7.06 1319.50
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Sadly, you VASTLY underestimate the popularity of Bay's movies.
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#10 Posted on 4.7.06 1330.08
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Really? Well, if that's the case, perhaps he WILL bring the goods for this movie. Because after all, it's TRANSFORMERS!!!

The severe cynic in me has made my mind up about movies way too soon most of the time, so I'll try my best not to be so judgmental about this one.
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#11 Posted on 4.7.06 1711.27
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    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    Sadly, you VASTLY underestimate the popularity of Bay's movies.


What popularity? The Island was one of the biggest bombs of last year. Pearl Harbor was a gigantic disappointment in the eyes of many. The Rock came out over 10 years ago.

I think you undersestimate the widespread apathy and indifference to his movies.

I also don't like Bay's name in the title. Since when did Transformers become Michael Bay's intellectual property?

Is anyone even paying attention that one of the credited screenwriters was responsible for CATWOMAN?
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#12 Posted on 5.7.06 0905.18
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    What popularity? The Island was one of the biggest bombs of last year. Pearl Harbor was a gigantic disappointment in the eyes of many. The Rock came out over 10 years ago.


I grant you that they aren't cinematic masterpieces by any stretch, but between "Bad Boys", "The Rock", and "Armageddon", you've got three all-time rewatchable movies, right there. Also, "Bad Boys II" was really good (the chase scenes were ESPECIALLY top-notch) until they had to go off into "Miami cops invade Cuba"-territory.

"Pearl Harbor" was pretty good but due to the subject matter and cheesy ending it is NOT rewatchable, IMO.
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#13 Posted on 5.7.06 1108.59
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Gross receipts and rankings for Michael Bay's movies, listed earliest to most recent. Figures are not adjusted. Thanks to Box Office Mojo. (boxofficemojo.com)


TITLE DOMESTIC OPEN WKD ALL-TIME WORLDWIDE ALL-TIME
(% OF DOM) RANK(DOM) RANK (WW)
BAD BOYS $65,807,024 23.6 631 $141,407,024 N/A

THE ROCK $134,069,511 18.7 182 $335,062,621 126

ARMAGEDDON $201,578,182 17.9 68 $553,709,788 33

PEARL HARBOR $198,542,554 29.8 70 $449,220,945 62

BAD BOYS II $138,608,444 33.6 168 $273,339,556 183

THE ISLAND $35,818,913 34.6 1,304 $160,285,073 N/A


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#14 Posted on 5.7.06 1119.19
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Movies made this century:
The Island
Bad Boys II
Pearl Harbour

Domestic Revenues:
$372,851,911

Approx. Production Budget (from Box Office Mojo):
$396,000,000

Average Loss per Film:
$7,716,029.66

Of course, this isn't accounting for DVD sales or worldwide revenue, but it also isn't accounting for advertising costs or the theatres' cuts.
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#15 Posted on 5.7.06 1306.00
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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    Of course, this isn't accounting for DVD sales or worldwide revenue, but it also isn't accounting for advertising costs or the theatres' cuts.


Wait, HOW CAN YOU LEAVE THAT STUFF OUT? That's HALF A BILLION DOLLARS for the worldwide revenues alone and reeks of you spinning numbers to have them say what you want.

I'm not looking to become the Michael Bay-apologist, but I'd think that when you look at the total picture, ANYONE running the studios or making the films would take those numbers, even at 75% if you're factoring more costs (at a guess).
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#16 Posted on 5.7.06 1321.04
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Wait, HOW CAN YOU LEAVE THAT STUFF OUT? That's HALF A BILLION DOLLARS for the worldwide revenues alone and reeks of you spinning numbers to have them say what you want.

    I'm not looking to become the Michael Bay-apologist, but I'd think that when you look at the total picture, ANYONE running the studios or making the films would take those numbers, even at 75% if you're factoring more costs (at a guess).


If I included the worldwide without being able to account for the theatre cuts (usually 50%) and the advertising budget, I'd be spinning it the other way. I think that pitting domestic vs. production is a fair enough comparison, as I believe the others roughly cancel each other out.
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#17 Posted on 5.7.06 1742.52
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I grant you that they aren't cinematic masterpieces by any stretch, but between "Bad Boys", "The Rock", and "Armageddon", you've got three all-time rewatchable movies, right there. Also, "Bad Boys II" was really good (the chase scenes were ESPECIALLY top-notch) until they had to go off into "Miami cops invade Cuba"-territory.

    "Pearl Harbor" was pretty good but due to the subject matter and cheesy ending it is NOT rewatchable, IMO.


Bad Boys, The Rock, and Armageddon sorry but I don't consider them rewatchable like say the Indiana Jones and Back To The Future films which I feel this movie should be more like.

Bad Boys 2, which I waited to see on cable is one of the worst action movies I've ever seen. I hate the style of how he shoots his movies, and The Island it finally backfired on Bay this time.

I hate his over-exaggerated colors, and his car fetishism. I get it Michael bay, YOU LIKE CARS!
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#18 Posted on 6.7.06 0152.08
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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    If I included the worldwide without being able to account for the theatre cuts (usually 50%) and the advertising budget, I'd be spinning it the other way. I think that pitting domestic vs. production is a fair enough comparison, as I believe the others roughly cancel each other out.


You believe wrong, big-time. If all films relied on domestic versus production to turn a profit 80% would never make it into the black.

And Vile1, trust me, I feel the exact same way about Bay. Sadly we aren't representative of the general public. His name does hold some sway with people, and at this early jundture they may as well advertise the one selling point that's written in stone.
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#19 Posted on 6.7.06 0935.29
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You're way wrong about the theater taking a 50% cut domestically. They're lucky to take 20%, and they don't usually even get that much. The theater's cut of the film revenue is usually just enough to cover their operating expenses. They make all of their profit from the concession stand, which is why everything there costs a fortune.
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#20 Posted on 7.7.06 0921.40
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Can I just say that I don't care how much a movie makes, I care if it is a good movie. Bad Boys was well bad. The Rock, while Bay's best film was still pretty dumb. Astroid Doom or whatever it was called was crap and Pearl Harbor was terrible. I'm sad it took me four movies to realize the problem is him and I have avoided his stuff ever since. Transformers will probably make a bazillion dollars but that doesn't mean it will be a good movie.
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