Sydney Screening with Mark Wahlberg

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  1. sideswipe2005

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    Hi All

    Just got back from the Sydney screening of the special advance footage.

    No expense was spared by the distributor tonight. From the black carpet to the massive cardboard cut out of Optimus riding Grimlock, I was thinking I was going to see the entire film not just 10-15mins of footage. The distributor also had some nice goody bags. Lots of stuff including a Kreo Transformer and a Transformer toy catalogue. I will upload pics of everything soon.

    Mark came on the black carpet on time and worked the media and there were lots of media to talk to ! He mingled with the fans on the black carpet and walked into the packed cinema bar a few empty chairs to introduce the film telling the audience its "F%&*%n awesome...otherwise he wouldn't be here". He took his chair in the front rows.

    Sitting back watching the advance footage was awesome. There were a few cheers when Mark appeared on screen. Amir Mokri and Michael Bay have worked overtime on angles of videography for the film. The score sounded awesome. You can tell its Steve Jablonsky because it gave you goosebumps watching the footage. It was all the same footage that was shown at cinema con

    After the footage, they showed the 3D trailer. Cue the applause from the appreciative audience and then the Q+A started !

    Some bits from the Q+A

    Mark did mention that as he was driving to the airport to catch his flight he saw Bumblebee on a car trailer and mentioned that Michael Bay was still doing reshoots. Looks like they will be working overtime to get the print/film out.

    Mark didn't grow up with Transformers but he is hoping to get some toys.

    His work with TED helped him understand the CGI aspect of Transformers.

    A question was asked about which actor he would like to work with alive or deceased and he mentioned James Cagney.

    He had nothing but praise for Michael Bay:thumb . He mentioned he learned so much from him as directing is a path he wishes to take.

    What a great night. I cant wait till the film opens:) :) .
     
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    Wow....you must be lucky . Didn't get a chance to meet Mr.Mark or Mr.bay?
     
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    Only Mark come down to Sydney.
     
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    No way! I live in Melbourne and I cant believe I didn't go! I thought it was press only :cry 
     
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    Any new footage?
     
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    I don't know much about the production of a film, but isn't a bit late to still be reshooting? No new scenes at all? I really want more drift.
     
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    No new footage. We just got the same Cinemacon footage
     
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    The screening was a mix of fans and press. They held competitions on Facebook to win the tix.
     
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    If I recall correctly, footage shown at cinemacon included the fight between Optimus, Galvatron, and Lockdown. How was Galvatron? And the whole him being controlled by humans thing? Was the fight well-done?
     
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    Here are the pics !

    The black carpet
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    Mark working the media
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    Massive media wall poster
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    Mark on the escalator on the way to the cinema
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    The entrance as you walk in.
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    Massive Grimlock cardboard cut out
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    Yep...we saw the same footage. It was very well done :thumb 
     
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    The decoration is kind of bad. Seems kinda lame for such a big event. Not really anything you wouldn't see at your local movie theatre. Excluding of course Mark Wahlberg.
     
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    Tell me about Galvatron! Did he use his arm cannon? Did he talk? We know Optimus defeats him in the end, but did he put up a good fight?
     
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    It was only a short scene. He didnt talk. Spoiler alert They showed him being controlled by humans in some control room. The arm cannon I saw came from lockdown or was that Galvatron ?
     
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    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!

    Damn this film is confusing :|
     
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    Damn your lucky!
     
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    Please say we have a PoV shot from a Galvatron-Camera?
     
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    If there is they are not going to reveal it now:p 
     
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    Does Galvy kick Optimus's ass at first or is he losing from the start. Do you see Galvy transform?