New York Times on Transformers movie

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  1. dasaffe

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    Slight mention, but an interesting article nonetheless with an interview with one of the screenwriters of the upcoming movie:

    On Screens Soon, Abused Earth Gets Its Revenge

    By MICHAEL CIEPLY
    Published: March 12, 2007

    LOS ANGELES, March 11 — Tired of abuse by mankind, the earth is angry. Worse, the planet is out to even the score...

    ..In “Transformers,” which DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures are scheduled to release on July 4, robot warriors escape a planet laid waste by civil war, only to arrive on Earth as it faces similar devastation. Mr. Orci added that he had seen a number of development projects recently in which the monster was created by environmental change...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/12/movies/12vill.html
     
  2. Beastbot X

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    ....What? PLEASE tell me the NY Times is as full of crud as they usually are.
     
  3. evebird

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    Maybe Megatron will be released from the ice due to global warming. :lol 
     
  4. Beastbot X

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    Reading it more thoroughly, I have to say, if this is legit, my enthusiasm for the new movie just went way down.

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY down.
     
  5. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    I read the article, I could find NO reason for the mention of Transformers in that article aside from the fact it has a few quotes from Robert Orci, one of the writers. The ONLY real reason I think Transformers is mentioned as much as it is is so that they could get a few hundred extra hits to the story.
     
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    Huh?

    Why did they even mention Transformers - it doesn't have an environmental theme? It's about robots and shit blowing up.
     
  7. thoughtcrime

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    Are they for real? Putting an environmental slant on Transformers?
     
  8. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    So it is not Robots in disguise, but Greenpeace in disguise ?!?

    Lame! :lol 
     
  9. DaraRex2.0

    DaraRex2.0 I'd totally eat the leaf

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    Horse radish!!!

    Unless they're gonna be portraying humans working with Decepticons to steal energon from Earth, then don't bother mention "environment" and "Transformers" in the same sentence.

    Are we agreed?
     
  10. Superman_Alpha

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    Despite what people here will suggest, Bay isn't retarded. This movie is NOT about the environment anymore than any of Bay's others movies ever were. The last guy in Hollyweird to make a preachy, green-friendly action movie had to make their investor's money back on basic cable.
     
  11. Omnibus Prime

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    Are you talking about The Day After Tomorrow (which made over 4x its cost at the box office)? :sly: 
     
  12. Optimus Prime

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    You could probably say any movie has some kind of "environmental" theme, no matter how small or insignificant. This article was probably just some envirogeek's attempt at making it seem like environmental issues are a major topic by naming off a bunch of upcoming movies that have something to do with the aforesaid issues, despite how loose of a connection it is. For example, you could say that "Spiderman 3" shows environmental problems because they show cities with lots of traffic, which causes pollution.
     
  13. MACRAPTRON

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    Huh... maybe it has something to do with global warming and Megatron getting unfrozen. -_-u
     
  14. Seth Buzzard

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    They are reaching to make a connection and I don’t think this is the time or place for an environmental discussion.
     
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