Monday, June 14, 2010

Transformers 3 aims to correct issues with Revenge of the Fallen

There are many directors and producers out there who are satisfied with simply making money. One would assume there was no problem with a movie that has made $836m worldwide putting it behind only Avatar, but "awesome" Michael Bay acknowledges the faults with last year's Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and is prepared to correct them.

It appears that both Bay and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura weren't 100% happy with the way the sequel to the greatest movie of the decade turned out despite it's outstanding financial success and are promising something a bit more of what made the original so great by correcting the errors in judgement of the sequel.

While were are promised that there will be less "dorky comedy" in Transformers 3, we will be given a superior villain - provided that is that Bay takes his inspiration from the comic books as opposed to the animated series. It has been revealed that Shockwave, the powerful Cyclopian Decepticon, second in power only to Megatron will be the new antagonist. I'm certainly on board with that, I always liked that character. He had a completely different leadership style to old Meg and his plans seemed to be a bit more focused than others. He was always a purveyor of absolutely pure logic, to a point where he once rescinded command of the Decepticons to Megatron because "it was the most logical thing to do."

Shockwave was originally going to be in the original Transformers movie but his role eventually evolved into the Decepticon Blackout, which was a good call. The character was given a movie-style treatment by the creators of the Transformers video games, but I'd think it unlikely that that design will be used in the movie itself considering he seems to resemble his G1 appearence far too much in comparison to most other characters. It would be a nice touch to give him only one eye though.

Another change made that might only upset you if you prefer brunettes to blonds as Whopper Award Nominee Megan Fox has been replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley of Britishland.

As for plot points, all we know is that it delves into the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet's most dangerous secrets.

Source: USA Today


Bruce Russell said...

Brunettes > Blondes

vaughan said...

Faults, Errors of Judgement?!?!? All I remember is the moment the line "The hatchlings are dying!" as a decepticon pulls a dying baby transformer from it's cocoon and turning my head to see the Colonels face screaming out to say "What the fuck!!" and lets not go into anatomically correct decepticons or jive talking autobot twins!