Transformers 2 Coming in Summer 2009?

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Want more Transformers? According to Slashfilm, DreamWorks is making sure you get your wish -- and sooner rather than later. Back to Article

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RoadDogXVIII

Michael Zimmerman

Well put, criddic. Horror films and comedies haven't been too good lately. The only good comedies this year came from heavyweights like Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up") and Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz"), while the rest were either disappointing ("Blades of Glory", "Evan Almighty") or had no choice ("Balls of Fury", "Mr. Woodcock"). And horror films, as everyone is aware, is too determined to offer gore for the sake of gore instead of focusing on the aspects of suspense, plot, and character. Hell, most of the latter genre's films were either torture porn (soon to include "Saw IV"; don't know why that franchise is hot) or disappointing sequels/remakes ("The Hills Have Eyes II", "Halloween").

"Transformers" was a dumb movie. But unlike past efforts, Michael Bay used it to his advantage to make an enjoyable blockbuster film. Shia LaBeouf and Magan Fox, as I said before, mopped the floor with Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler's carcasses (i.e. they had a stronger love story). And kudos for getting Peter Cullen to reprise his role as Optimus Prime; no one can do Prime like Cullen can.

Sep 25 - 04:28 PM

anas

anas nasheed

Second your motion....WHOO AAAA

Sep 25 - 10:58 PM

anas

anas nasheed

And i second my motion too...;)

Sep 25 - 11:00 PM

punktuate

Justin Montello

maxim is totally right michael bay is a big action not a lot of thinking completely over the top director thats why he makes good summer movies it's not like he's making memento he's making blow em ups with a little humor tossed in ala the bad boys movies or anything else he does stop being haters it's a movie about big !@#%ing robots beating on evil big @#%$ing robots

Sep 26 - 12:05 PM

tsalin@hotmail.com

Tod Salin

Could everyone for the love of all that's good in the world just admit you hate Micheal Bay because of Pearl Harbor and move on. I hated pearl harbour cause the acting sucked ***. but even with the transformers being a little campy, (go back and watch the cartoon) effects were f'n crazy. and it's fuccking stupid to say go and fuccking die. and then take it back. that's the thing i acutally mean it. go and fuccking die. who cares. oh wait i didn't really mean that... sorry... even what i said about Pearl Harbor. i suck and i'm going to start the i love micheal bay fan club just for all of you like like to ***** about nothing. blah blah blah blah... everyone die now please. thank you....and please go fucck yourselves...

Sep 26 - 12:37 PM

hollywoodjackson

Rob May

Transformers 2... This post may be a bit longer than normal. Sorry!
No matter what anyone says; I think people should stand back and think about the million's of kids (like me!) growing up watching these amazing cartoons who one day wanted to see it in live action.. I grew up watching the cartoon myself, coming home from school to get a glimps of my favorite characters, later reading the comic, going onto 2 art degrees to study art - almost because of the very cartoons themselves.

I knew the movie would be hard to make, but Bay pulled it off in a great way.. even harder to put together than most people would think was the story, the human and robot characters, the plot.. I think they did a fantastic job with the action, CGI. No doubt.

Mr Bay. I would like to propose you have the writers get more into the characters of Prime, and his entourage. The writers could learn a lot from the original characters craeted on TV - small details like Prime's "AutoBot's, Transform and Roll Out" or Prime's "robot series" transform calls to surrounding autobots by name call-offs... Jazz, Bumblebee, Ironhide, SideSwipe, Sunstreaker, Cliffjumper - Transform and Roll out! There was one moment in the film, I could see it coming.. and yet - he had them run off, instead of all transform beside one another and actually - Roll Out!

Little things that made the characters stand together, when going into battle, or missions of sorts. The more the development will take place for the robots, the rest will fall into place.

I know this post to a lot of people out there, won't make any sense, and I don't expect it too - but adding these small things which translate from the original series will help the overall feel of the film to die-hard fans like "us" out there who followed those dreams.

Mr. Bay - I would like to help write the script, and story line on TF2. Why not bring in someone from the outside, who isn't a writer, but knows these characters better than the writers themselves.

Anyways, I'm probably not the only out there who feels like this about the film.
Think about the possibility of the next story and where it could go. Starscream.. taking over.. Megatron not really dead.. I mean, the cube brings life.. it doesn't take it away (ex..frenzy being rebuilt by it power)..."Jazz" dead ?? Why not intrdocuce "Chip" from the cartoon series.. a genius who understands their programming and design.. could he fix him... the battle ongoing with Prime.. new transformers brought to earth who arrive.. Energon.. .

God the story isn't over and there is so much that could be built on.. I've got the ideas... now let's get em' on paper ! Oh - Mr. Bay - if you ever read this... no matter what anyone says online, the film was great. I saw it oh, I don't know.. 5-6 times to take it all in - all angles, effects, charater use and verbage.... I mean as a kid, I would have just been blown away at the possibility of something like this happening. I guess some of us are able to step away from the "what the @$@##" to "that was just an awesome film - plain and simple.

The film was awesome and I can't wait for #2. Great job

Sep 26 - 08:09 PM

Lithium1989

lithium 1989

Well said, hollywoodjackson! :)

Feb 18 - 05:38 PM

Bernz

First Last

They better put in Soundwave with the minions in here or i will get p issed
Megatron will return
FOR SUREEE!

Sep 28 - 03:57 PM

DIABLUSX

TOMMY WILBANKS

Transformers is about robots. ROBOTS! Hopefully the next will have some more characters like an updated Soundwave. That would be great if the could update him correctly and make his little robots also look great. I would pay just to see that.

Sep 29 - 08:37 AM

Uradik Smoke

J-red FF

Transformer 2 Must haves ...

1) Soundwave and his minions

2) Megatron must return and over throw Starscream who has taken leadership

3) Jazz must be re-built or brought back with that small piece of cube Prime has

4) The Constructicons and the real Devastator need to be in this

5) More Autobot favs , Cliff Jumper , Braun , Prowl etc... BUT KEEP IT GEN 1 . No cross overs yet , so no Arcee , or Kup or Hot Rod yet ...

6) Energon ??? There needs to be a plot about energon

7) Lets see some Cybertron scenes , some flashbacks or something

8) I was kinda depressed that there was no Ark , they need some kind of base right ???

9) Lets have sonme more Decepticon dialogue and character building

10) More Fight/Action sequences

Sep 30 - 03:46 PM

PrimeMaximus2K9

Jacob Jacob


I'm sure Hasbro probably wants to introduce a female robot for all the ladies out there. Arcee would be a great addition. Keeping it strictly generation one is good and bad. I think the fans are ready for it anything at this point. Whether you're a fan or not; you now know what the transformers are all about and Michael Bay can easily add some generation 2 characters with ease. I'd like to see all the robots you mentioned above and also

Auto Bots-Ultra Magnus, Hotrod, Sky Linx (Space Shuttle Columbia), Arial Bots ( could be a squadron of F-15's/F-16's/and a modified Concord or SR-71Blackbird. I can only imagine what the Dino Bots would be like in CGI!

Decepticons-Megatron back, but transformed into the original version from Generation One! That would be Wicked!!! I could see a scene where Soundwave is getting ready to revive Megatron and Sector 7 and the Autobots attack and somehow a Sector 7 Soldier gets blown away and his Rifle gets tossed into the particle beam in Soundwaves device and totally shifts Megatrons cells (whatever) into taking the form of the gun and it's irreversible!

Woo Hoo!!! ............I know, keep dreaming... =(

Jan 10 - 07:42 PM

Daniel Aaron

Daniel Gentry

gee..thanks...after bay already ruined the transformers as is i.e Bumble bee pissing on a guy (crass and out of character).being a camero not a bug...all the transformers designs ect. ect. oh and that magical ending with a tied up (if i can even call him megatron) being thrown into the sea...duh..dont you think after what just took place they wouldnt have dismanteled the robot? anyway it was a horriable movie for a great idea and now it looks like we will get a second helping

Sep 30 - 09:08 PM

Donthateonme

J W

Listen if you hate Transformers then why would you ever go see a transformers movie and then come on here and talk ****...it juts makes you a lil ***** for bitchen about something you hated from the start...so if I see you at the T2 premiere I will show you the fast way to an *** beaten...you may now start crying.

Oct 16 - 04:34 PM

buzzman

steven robison

idk wut you guys are complaining about, i thought the first one wuz just fine, the only thing they could've done to make it better is involve more action with the transformers. I believe the second one will be even better cuz it gives them a chance to bring in the rest of the characters like RC and soundwave, and it also gives us a chance to see what happened to starscream, because he never died.

Oct 17 - 07:34 PM

PrimeMaximus2K9

Jacob Jacob

Transformers was a well rounded film "haters". Ok, some of the scenes were probably uneccessary if you just want to see s!@t blowing up. The director every one loves to hate did a spectacular job in introducing the Transformers to the world. They were introduced as more than just giant robots, but characters everyone could relate to. By the way, was I the only one that noticed the battle in Mission City where Jazz speeds up in vehicle mode and transforms on top of Devestator changing the direction of his cannon that was nearly a copy of a similar scene in Transformers the Animated movie? Remember when Kup and Hotrod are fighting outside the city and Kup does a similar squence forcing Blitzwing to miss firing upon Hotrod in Tank mode? That was so awesome and I'm not sure if Michael Bay did for the fans or if it was just coincidence; Way to go Michael Bay!

Jan 10 - 07:20 PM

PrimeMaximus2K9

Jacob Jacob


I'm sure Hasbro probably wants to introduce a female robot for all the ladies out there. Arcee would be a great addition. Keeping it strictly generation one is good and bad. I think the fans are ready for it anything at this point. Whether you're a fan or not; you now know what the transformers are all about and Michael Bay can easily add some generation 2 characters with ease. I'd like to see all the robots you mentioned above and also

Auto Bots-Ultra Magnus, Hotrod, Sky Linx (Space Shuttle Columbia), Arial Bots ( could be a squadron of F-15's/F-16's/and a modified Concord or SR-71Blackbird. I can only imagine what the Dino Bots would be like in CGI!

Decepticons-Megatron back, but transformed into the original version from Generation One! That would be Wicked!!! I could see a scene where Soundwave is getting ready to revive Megatron and Sector 7 and the Autobots attack and somehow a Sector 7 Soldier gets blown away and his Rifle gets tossed into the particle beam in Soundwaves device and totally shifts Megatrons cells (whatever) into taking the form of the gun and it's irreversible!

Woo Hoo!!! ............I know, keep dreaming... =(

Jan 10 - 07:42 PM

Lithium1989

lithium 1989

I don't care what any of you say. I happen to love the Transformers movie. I don't know how true it held to the old series but I don't bloody care! It had a great story line, if you care to pay attention to it and the autobots and decepticons were very ... humanized. ;) Please tell me you're gonna introduce some female autobots into the movie, Michael Bay!!! :D

Feb 18 - 05:36 PM

Transformers295

Sam Belly

chick robots (no offence to any girls) would prouable ruin the movie, cuz then ud have to get involved with ***king feelings and, they suck! (feelings not girls)

Apr 5 - 01:57 PM

Lithium1989

lithium 1989

Well said, hollywoodjackson! :)

Feb 18 - 05:38 PM

tec666

tommy coates

f anyone who dist transformers it waz du bom if ur not a fan get out of here

Mar 27 - 04:45 AM

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Mar 27 - 04:53 AM

Transformers295

Sam Belly

thank you!!

Apr 5 - 01:51 PM

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