Producer Defends Mac's Crazy "Transformers" Role

When Bernie Mac told Rotten Tomatoes that he plays a used car salesman who sells the "Transformers" in the upcoming live-action movie, it may have worried many fans. It's funny, but is it really appropriate for the material? The film's producer, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, assured fans that there is no disrespect.

"I think it's everybody's sort of internal barometer," he said. "I personally can't take 32 foot sized metal robots all that seriously. On the other hand, I take what they represent very seriously. So it's that sort of balance where you say to yourself, 'You know what? Let's not pretend we're making War and Peace. We're not. But people feel really passionate about what these Autobots and Decepticons stand for and there's a very rich mythology so there's a real demand to deliver that."

There may be more fun to be had by putting the robots in disguise on earth, but the filmmakers aren't burning any bridges, except the literal ones in the giant robot battle. "For the nonfan of it, we had to have enough fun with it that they'd be entertained. And for the fan, we had to take it very seriously what we were executing around the Autobots and the Decepticons."

As for Mac's role it is as crazy as it sounds. "He's insane in the movie. He's so insane I can't believe it."

Comments

privatepilesleftnipple

bobo boboki

Is there a point to this?

Mar 9 - 02:16 AM

Modano

T H

Michael Bay and giant robots who morph into vehicles don't care about black people.

Mar 9 - 05:34 AM

Modano

T H

Michael Bay and giant robots who morph into vehicles don't care about black people.

Mar 9 - 05:34 AM

GreenBastard

Craig Storey

The Autobots are all Fords arn't they, you'd need a better salesman than Bernie Mac to sell them, unless free Crack comes with each car sold.

Mar 9 - 06:19 AM

PrecentorEpsilonXVI

James Humpula

Lol. Damn straight.

I like how this guy automatically believes that since there is giant robots in a movie, it can't be taken seriously. Perhaps, sir, you could be original and maybe see what happens when you do take a giant robot movie seriously?

Mar 9 - 08:02 AM

PrecentorEpsilonXVI

James Humpula

Lol. Damn straight.

I like how this guy automatically believes that since there is giant robots in a movie, it can't be taken seriously. Perhaps, sir, you could be original and maybe see what happens when you do take a giant robot movie seriously?

Mar 9 - 08:02 AM

LilAlex

First Last

Whew... I thought from the title they were going to
gay this up with an Apple on-screen ad.

Mar 9 - 10:20 AM

TheBlackGuy

Arman Tanzarian

He's right. You cannot take a movie about giant robots seriously. I pity you if you do.

Mar 9 - 10:48 AM

TitusCosminus

Cosmin Iacoban

[b]''SIGH OF RELIEF''[/b]
Thank God that he's a normal salesman, I thought Benie Big Mac was going to be a ''Transformer'' porn actor, with roles ranging from intercourse with Opitmus Prime to gang-banging the Autobots and wacking Bumblebee's weasel.

Mar 9 - 05:16 PM

GreenBastard

Craig Storey

#676808 PrecentorEpsilonXVI on Mar 09 2007, 08:02 AM writes:
In reply to this comment (#676798)
Lol. Damn straight.

You absolute Gay Lord! I cant wait to see Transformers. I just think Ford America make pig-shit cars. I was canning the running advertisment for sub-standard American shit boxes!

Mar 10 - 09:07 PM

The Dude Dean

The Dude Dean

Let's hope this doesn't suck.

Mar 11 - 12:01 AM

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