Was the first film’s plot leaked?

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  1. QLRformer

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    I recall the second and third films’ plots were leaked through the comic adaptations. When people got wind of the storylines there was mass debate (there was particularly one git who kept posting “Sentinel Prime kills Ironhide” nonstop at IMDb) and though disinformation and misinformation abounded in spades, the damage was done. When each film released, people had known the story and picked holes in it beforehand.
    (These comic novelizations kind of ruined it IMO. I mean why would you release novelizations containing spoiler information, BEFORE the film released? Tie-in stories, fine, but adaptations of the film?)

    Anyway I think the fact that there was no real leak reported for the first film was an additional factor to its success. There was majorly the fact that it was an unprecedented live-action TRANSFORMERS film (which gave it a frenzy of interest and speculation), but I find it curious that there were no plot leaks for the first film and plenty for the sequels. Can anyone please explain this situation to me please?
     
  2. Nachtsider

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    The entire script for the first film was leaked before it aired.
     
  3. Krueger

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    Yeah, which is worse.
     
  4. TheDemonDzko

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    I remember before the script was leaked, Bay went through some high efforts to troll fans.

    " The movie is about a kid, that finds some glasses and uses a cube to save the world"

    ... The exact plot. Who knew?
     
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    An early draft, though. There were significant changes, although many core concepts were intact in the final film.
     
  6. Nachtsider

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    Barring one or two name changes and the absence of an absolutely epic final scene, pretty much everything in that script made it to the final product unaltered.

    The epic final scene in question was Optimus Prime transmitting his message to other Autobots elsewhere in the galaxy from the summit of Mount Everest, wind and snow whipping around him.
     
  7. Matty

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    I would have liked to see this. I don't remember reading/hearing about it initially.
     
  8. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I remember that script. So many people telling others to shut up whining about stuff in it they didn't like because the final film was going to be absolutely nothing like the script.
    And then it was.
     
  9. eagc7

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    according to the movie 1 making of features, bay computer was hacked and the script (along concept artwork) wer e leaked online
     
  10. Matty

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    Does anybody have a link to the original script leak handy before I go searching? I'd at least like to read the final scene.
     
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    i tried to find it but i have no luck
     
  12. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    It wasn't that bad that it got leaked. It was the bad that we learned about how much screentime useless characters got and the fact that the Army and Transformers only supplement Spam and Mikool-aid...
    But that answered your own question, right?
     
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    um what question
     
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    Give me a bit; I'll go upload my copy somewhere you can download it from.
     
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    Much appreciated :thumb 
     
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    And it's available for downloading!

    PM me for the link, folks.
     
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    I did read it a few years ago. I remember that Jazz got a whole lot more lines. Also, his death was a bit more profound, with Ironhide screaming out his name as Megatron tore him in half.

    However, there were some not-so-good bits, as well. I do remember that there was a lot more use of subtitles originally. For example, the entire scene when the Autobots are atop the observatory was subtitled. That would have been horrid.
     
  18. Autovolt 127

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    Oh man. Why does Bay have to change the cool epic stuff. That would have been magnificant.
     
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    i thought we all knew the plot with out the leaks!?

    giant robots punching each other. with explosions behind it. and a half naked chick running around screaming, being useless!

    along with actors standing around, pretending like they can destroy giant robots!

    :lol 
     
  20. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    ...that would've been so cool. But hey, the sunset and hills are cool too.
     

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