This week Parris Lilly and I catch up on Parris’ adventures at E3 along with Gamertag Radio’s noteworthy interview of Phil Spencer. Additionally, we talk at length about the Transformers. From the original cartoon, to the animated movie (1986), to all of Michael Bay’s efforts – there’s a lot to get to. Enjoy!
In preparation for the new Transformers debacle this weekend, I decided to delve into the source material that everyone claims was ruined by Michael Bay. Obviously the only real preparation for a nearly 3-hour long explosion is ear plugs, but I started watching the original Transformers cartoon yesterday to see what all the fuss is about. And let me tell you: this is weird.
Seeing the inspiration for set pieces, hearing one-liners that were used in the scripts (there were scripts for the new movies, right?), seeing this stuff in reverse is surreal.
I plan to watch the animated movie (1986) before the weekend is up and chat about all this with frequent podcast guest Parris on Monday. Until then, I’ll leave you with this:
Yes, that is Optimus Prime surfing a tidal wave.
Robots. Explosions. Bay.
Release Date: July 1, 2011. I’m not afraid to admit I will be paying for a showing in IMAX and 3D.
If you haven’t followed my tweets close enough, I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen last night. I do my best to refrain from swearing in this slice of the internet, but when the time is appropriate I cannot hold back. Holy Fucking Shit! That movie was awesome. Continue reading
Michael Bay is a paradox. He knows how to deliver, but he comes off as an arrogant ass. His track record is filled with summer blockbuster after blockbuster, the numbers don’t lie. Which brings me to Transformers 2. Ladies and Gentlemen, start the Hype Train. All aboard the Boom Town Express. Continue reading