The pitch, or film's presentation, may be considered significant and of some interest since it sums up the film's tone and what to expect from it. It's curious, when looking at the pitches for each of the TFilms (courtesy of IMDb, and I think from some other sites too), which were released some time before the films themselves released, that they all summed up their films fairly accurately: Transformers (2007) - Trivia - IMDb - "Michael Bay described the tone of the film as "Seven Samurai fused with Close Encounters of the Third Kind and charged with 85 mph fight scenes." This being the first TFilm, it sounded spectacularly epic. You've got a bunch of warriors defending a helpless world, a government agency that monitors ET activity, and of course explosive action that only MBay could deliver. It was fantastic. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - Trivia - IMDb - "Michael Bay described the tone of ROTF as "Ben-Hur fused with Apocalypse Now." The idea of a biblical epic combined with a grand war film probably sounded good on paper, but turned out to be a bit disjointed on screen. But then they were contrasting films to use as an influence anyway... Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) - Trivia - IMDb - "Michael Bay described the tone of DOTM as "a homeland version of Black Hawk Down with giant alien robots." Well, they got the BHD part RIGHT: the US Military/Autobots have a major showdown within Decepticon territory. One wonders though whether that was the right film to choose as an influence... It was something curious and interesting I thought worth posting about. Who knows how the pitch for TF4 will be: MBay calls it LAWRENCE OF ARABIA meets ARMAGEDDON or something like that LOL.