Michael Bay Reveals ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ Runtime, Longer Than First

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  1. frenzyrumble

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    I didn't see this posted (though it can be called something completely different)

    From MTV's site
    MTV Movies Blog Michael Bay Reveals ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ Runtime, Longer Than First Film

    Michael Bay’s movies are big. His explosions are enormous. His robots are gigantic. Now, his runtime for the next “Transformers” movie is also getting bigger.

    A little while back, our pal Frosty at Collider had a very revealing interview with the blockbuster director in which he said that the length of his upcoming “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was over 2 hours as he was editing it in early February. So, when we spoke with him recently, we made sure to get an update.

    “It’s four minutes longer than the last one,” explained Bay, saying that the runtime was locked. “So, go figure it out.”

    Well, our crack research team here at MTV News has gotten to the bottom of the mystery – and by that, I mean that I walked over to my DVD shelf just now and looked at the back of my copy. It says that the 2007 “Transformers” was 143 minutes, which means that “Revenge of the Fallen” will run…drumroll please…yep, 147 minutes.

    That’s a good value for your entertainment dollar, in terms of extra time with Megan Fox’s hotness, Bay’s new robots, and the sleek cars that should make the “Fast and Furious” vehicles look like Richard Farnsworth’s “The Straight Story” tractor.

    Nevertheless, Bay said that Hollywood puts too much emphasis these days on the runtime of movies. “I don’t ever talk (to executives) about run times,” he grinned. “Studios always ask, ‘What’s the run time?’ And I’m like ‘If you enjoy the movie, do you care?’”

    All 147 minutes of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” will hit theaters everywhere June 24th.

    Are you of the opinion that the more “Transformers” the better? Or is the thought of 147 minutes already making your butt numb?


    yay!
    147 minutes
     
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    [sarcasm]Oh wow, four minutes![/sarcasm]
     
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    yep, I guess that's all Bay needs to squeeze in thorough character development for the additional 30 characters.
     
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    Wow, such a big stink over 4 extra minutes? ROTF is still under 150 minutes, so it's still about the same length as TF1
     
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    I would laugh my ass of if this extra four minutes comes mainly in the form of opening credits.
     
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    I hope it is a hot steamy shower scene with Megan! nice.. only downfall to that is that it should be more than 4 extra minutes!
     
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    The runtime works for me.
     
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    I hope that's a typo. It needs to read 174 minutes!

    or maybe Bay actually said 40 mins longer, not 4...
     
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    Only four minutes? You are looking at that wrong. Look at it as 240 seconds and it seems longer..
     
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    So with previews and conession, your movie experience is looking to be 3 hours this summer.
     
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    Well, he can get it done with less human screen time . . . . which hopefully will happen. Then we get more robot screen time.


    And alot of robots won't have much detail about their background if any.
     
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    Yup, but as so as the opening has a whole lot a back story it's good enough for me. :D 
     
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    Cool, now I have an excuse for putting my life on hold for a couple of hours as it's more of an actual "thing" than just going to the movies.

    Margret! Hold my calls for June, I'm going out on a thing.
     
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    You're still reading it wrong.

    It's actually 741 minutes.
     
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    It's actually 4 days long, they are going to show it at botcon.
     
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    4 days? Are you sure it wasn't 4 quadrillion years?
     
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    147 minutes is good enough, That is a whole lot of movie.

    So its basically 2 hours and 27 minutes.
     
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    GOOD! The longer the better!
     
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    Considering I didn't want the first one to end as I was watching it in theatres, I'm quite fine with longer. Hell, make it three hours. I can sit through any one of the three extended Lord of the Rings cuts with no problem, so this will be easy as well.
     
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