"Transformers 2" Sets a Record in Quality

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  1. AntiGod

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    Bay says ROTF will barely make it to theaters....so no advance screening?

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    In a recent interview, he said it will barely make it to theaters, and normally, advance screenings will be done 2 to 3 weeks prior to the official release. By bay's tone, i'm beginning to feel that he doesn't even have a 2 week allowance, and the movie isn't even finished yet. The theatrical release is 30 days away, and he is still racing with time.
     
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    Interesting. Well this can only be a bad thing really. The only positive is for the studio if the movie is bad, and they didn't screen for critics. That way there won't be bad reviews going into the opening weekend.
     
  3. Master Fwiffo

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    People are totally missing out on this article. Not only is King Michael The Awesome covering budget and how much effort he puts into ti (Say what you will about Bay, but he is a dedicated director), but he also confirms TOM KENNY IS VOICING A ROBOT IN ROTF!
     
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    Um, I don't think that he is saying they wont be screening for critics or anything. ALL of the Lord of the Rings films just barely made it to theaters. Jackson and crew were constantly tweaking things and nearly missed the due dates on all of them. I think that is what Bay means. He is JUST going to send it to the printers for mass production in time for reviews.

    Also, this is not a bad thing. Most of those movies that are not screened for critics are completed a while ago. The directors just stuopped working on them. It is the studios who decide to get the film out before the bad word gets out. I think it is a great thing that Bay is working everyday to make the film better.

    Also, don't we know of some confirmed date for a premire? Like, some week or so before it shows up for mass consumption? Do you think that, maybe, juuuuuust maybe, that is what he means? He will finish it just before the premire?

    There is also the very real, Bayish possibility, that he is exaggerating!
     
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    He better get that shit finished, i'm gunna be there opening night!!!
     
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    No advanced screenings, eh? You know what that means, don't you?

    The movie probably sucks.

    Traditionally, if a movie is not giving advanced screenings, it's because they know word-of-mouth risks being bad, which could hurt the hype for a movie and sway some movie-goers to stay home on opening weekend.

    And before people jump down my throat for being a pessimist, they should look up other movies that weren't given pre-screenings, and tell me what they think. I'm just quoting precedence here, people. Not taking sides.
     
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    Nowhere in the article does it say there will be no advanced screenings. Not in one place. That was the OP's guess, and nothing more.
     
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    Not all advance screenings use finished effects.

    In fact that guy at Donmurphy's worked at a screening, and apparently some scenes had generic 3d models as decepticons instead of finished designs.
     
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    Hmmmmmm. I bet it is just a case of the effects not being done. I mean, we have seen a bunch of scenes in various TV Spots and Trailers that are updated as newer TV Spots and Trailers are released. Even at this point.

    All I have to say is that I would rather see the movie pushed back than have rushed and unfinished effects. I mean, look at the atrocity that was "Wolverine." I almost laughed out loud when I saw some of those effects.
     
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    There is an interview with the movies writers in the new toyfare mag where they state that the special effects are worked on right up until about two weeks prior to the films release and that things are constantly being tweaked with the characters until that point.
     
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    This all depends on how Michael Bay defines "barely make it". Come on guys, the whole article is plugging the film. This is hype.
     
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    "This one," he said, "is barely going to make it to theaters. You have no idea how complicated my life is."

    Jesus Christ people. Chill out.
    OMGZ MOVIE SUXORZ NO SCREENINGGGGG
     
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    strange...... well the movie is being brought forward to the 19th in the UK. the first movie had an advanced screening, i was at it. people say the first movie sucked (not one of them i may add) well we'll find out soon.
     
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    If you insist.

     
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    I also love how McG and Bay actualy planned their feud.
     
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    Director Michael Bay revealed to LA Times that "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" has set a record for the biggest film in history, in terms of computer memory.

    The new movie is taking up 140 terabytes of disk space, while the first "Transformers" took up only 15 terabytes.

    Transformers 2 Sets a Record in Quality

     
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    What he doesn't say is that 120 terabytes of that is just explosions.

    :bay 
     
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    Hot damn.
     
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    Damn right!
     
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    !!!! WHOA !!!! I really can't wait to see this!!!

    Because he films those. Bay likes to film as much as he can, no matter who may be put in danger. The exploding bus from the first movie (the one that Bonecrusher cleaved in half) was filmed on site and Bonecrusher was added in later.
     

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