Shanty town on Lower Wacker? Things aren't looking too good for humanity in TF3

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  1. EShadowP

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    A friend had seen the Autobots stashed down on Lower Wacker so while they were filming up on LaSalle I took a trip down there. "Base Camp" had been cleared out but sure enough, there were the Autobots:
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    but what was more interesting was that half a block further east of the Autobots, they have built a four block cardboard shanty town on lower Wacker just west of the impound lot. Just rows and rows of cardboard boxes and tents stuffed with sleeping bags and blankets and the sporadic burnt-out shell of a car with filming screens set up all around. It was amusing to see so many security guards watching over what amounts to the TF3 version of Hooverville:
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  2. JetRaid

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    Interesting. The Decepticons must have really screwed things up in America. I wonder if its a global attack or just USA.

    In the background, who is in front of Ratchet? Theres that silver car and a blue one in front of it. Hmm.
     
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  3. Beastbot X

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    DECEPTICONS FOREV-- I mean, uh... those poor, poor humans...
     
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    hopefully Global & they've set the USA as main Decepticon HQ
     
  5. RebelMan

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    the blue tarp could either be Sideswipe, the Blue Mercedes-Benz, or someone new. that silver one looks to have the front end of a Chevy Tahoe to me, which means either another new someone or just standard background vehicle
     
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    I hope it's a global attack. I mean, why is it in every movie that they attack only the United States? They aren't that important...
     
  7. Sidecutter

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    They actually attacked all around the world in RotF. However, the reason their main foxus has been the United States is because that is where the Autobots first landed, and where they have taken up residence and worked with the government.
     
  8. Fit For natalie

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    It's an American movie intended for american audiences, so you tell a story about America. Also, the United States is militarily, politically and economically the most powerful nation on Earth. If aliens can defeat the US, the rest of the world would surely fall.
     
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    If the alien invaders studied earth first, before they attack and find out that earth in fact is divided in different nations and not united, all that is true. But most movies seem not to suggest that they do this. Except for example Independance Day, but still they target the main capitals of the world.

    And yes in ROTF they were shown to attack everywhere on earth, so it seems to be logical they still do that in TF3.
     
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    God dammit Optimus looks so damn awesome with that trailer.
     
  11. EShadowP

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    Working back from the front, the order was Optimus Prime, Mercedes (grey tarp), Ferrari (red tarp), Sideswipe (blue tarp), Film Crew Chevy SUV, Ratchet, Autobot Fire Truck (Crash Engine).
     
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    Interesting.

    :lolol 
     
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    thats not a set, that is actually lower wacker drive all the time.
     
  14. EShadowP

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    Haha. The best part was how, up close, it looked completely unrealistic. The cardboard boxes were all completely uniform and brand-new. The camping equipment practically still had the tags on it.
     
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    Yeah, I was gonna remark about how brand-spanking new that shanty town looks. It doesn't look "lived in".

    Although, if this is a relatively recent thing (like people who lost their homes and livelihoods due to Decepticon attack) rather than long-term homeless people, it's not terribly fake.
     
  16. VaderPrime1

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    They should take that "new stuff" and trade some hobos for THEIR stuff, then it would be a legit set. :D 
     
  17. RebelMan

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    seems from the Chicago Fan Footage so far the Decepticon invasion/takeover of Chicago possibly starts at night then leads into an all daytime battle the next day OR starts sometime in the morning dawn & leads into an all daytime battle.
     
  18. Cyber Star

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    looks like decepticons did some crazy stuff!
     
  19. rainningstorm

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    About time I was sick of seeing the cons losing in the movies.

    They need some wins.
     
  20. Fort Max

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    Any Dark Knight locations Bay hasn't used yet. :p 

    More importantly if that's the bot lineup for a particular scene then I guess that confirms that the fire engine is definitely not Optimus, juts in case anyone still thinks it might be.
     
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