Once upon a time, America was secured by one man who, although he wasn’t a field agent, still did the U.S. of A. proud by protecting its interests at home and abroad. In the 21st century though, Jack Ryan just isn’t the big stuff he used to be. The last Jack Ryan movie, designed to reboot the movie series into a Bourne-again action franchise, was a disaster, barely scraping together $50 million at the domestic box office. Perhaps Jack Ryan just needs a change of venue to recharge, and that seems to be what Paramount Pictures is thinking by giving up the dream of an action movie franchise, and embrace the possibilities of streaming TV. (more…)
Many of us would likely agree that if you’ve seen one Transformers movie, you’ve seen them all, but this post is about Michael Bay showing us something new. The director has been slowly but surely revealing hints about who and what Transformers: The Last Knight will contain, but the real question is if the director will finally give fans of the franchise the movie they want, or will this be another Bayhem fuster-cluck? This post will not answer that question, but instead offer you a first look at a brand new Autobot created for the film (so you know it’s good!) and the return of an old face to the franchise. (more…)
Transformers has had some serious criticism thrown its way since the first film was released back in 2007. This hasn’t stopped director Michael Bay developing more movies involving the ongoing battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. When the title was announced for Transformer 5 (The Last Knight) audiences were also reintroduced to the leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime in a very short teaser video, with Prime’s face followed by the title. Putting two and two together, fans have theorized that the “Last Knight” could be Optimus Prime himself. Now, today, audiences were introduced to another cast member....
Ready for more Bayturtles? Paramount Pictures has released a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer (which you can check out below,) the 2nd in the Nth iteration of this roller coaster of a franchise. Packed with brand spankin new footage of Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, Casey Jones, April O’Neil and, of course, the Heroes in a Halfshell (Turtle Power!) (more…)
You can’t stop a lucrative thing from churning out sequels. Whether you love or hate Michael Bay‘s approach to cashing in on 80’s nostalgia, the Transformers movies are a definite hit and as such, have already planned ahead for 3 more sequels, scheduled to hit theaters in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively. However, according to Hasbro, a fourth film has currently been greenlighted, to tell the stand-alone tale of one of the second most famous Autobot…
The staff at NerdBastards is very much divided on the Michael Bay-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies. Half of us watched the first film and secretly acknowledged that it at was at least a good way to waste two hours of our time. The other half bayed at the heavens as soon as they caught wind of the new CGI Turtles, cringed as they watched the first teasers roll in and slowly curled themselves into the fetal position all the way up to Act 3. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of The Shadows recently announced, most of us feared a repeat of the oh-so-gradual lapse in quality that began with Secret Of The Ooze. What we didn’t expect however, was that the movies would be as bold as to introduce one of the TMNT’s cartoon series most iconic villains. (more…)
It’s an answer to a question no one cares about, but is Michael Bay going to be coming back to the Transformers universe to direct the as-yet-untitled fifth film in the franchise? Transformers 5 will surely be the pride and joy (for critics to crap on) in the summer of 2017, and at this point, it’s hard to imagine the film without the signature Bay-hem that Michael has brought to the billion-dollar series over four movies now. Well, good news, because it turns out we won’t have to imagine a Transformers without Bay, at least for one more entry anyway. But make no mistake, Bay says this is it, and believe him, this “this is it” is it! (more…)
I’ve got to tell you up front that the Transformers franchise lost me after the second movie, meaning that I’ll just wait and see those sequels when they come to premium channels on television. It was probably the wrecking ball… balls. I still care about the franchise as a whole, but would rather my Transformer dollar go to toys or statues at this point. Paramount is already working on Transformers 5, Michael Bay is in talks to direct once again although Bay says nothing is in stone yet (Negotiation tactics) and many think it might be his last go at directing for the franchise, there are still plenty of new Transformers movies in the Paramount pipeline. (more…)
Contrary to popular belief, the first four Transformers movies had scripts. I know, I know, sounds unlikely. It’s like ancient aliens, Nessie and an honest politician, a rumor too impossible to be believed. However, with the notably exception of Revenge of the Fallen, which was mostly plotted through pre-visualization thanks to the 2007-08 Writers Strike, every Transformers movie has begun with a script. Well now they’re going to begin with a team of writers deciding on a story for that script. As per recent reporting, Paramount Pictures has put Akiva Goldsman in charge to oversee a writers room for all upcoming Transformers movies, and some familiar names are amongst the first roster of Transformers’ writing staff. (more…)
The Michael Bay’s Transformer series has offered nothing but an unnecessary amount violence, racism, sex, and copious amount of explosions. Hoot and holler all we want, the fact remains, the Bayformers movies make money. Lots of it. So they’re gonna keep making them, sadly.
Doesn’t mean we can’t continue to have a little fun at the director and the franchises expense.
If you thought Bay’s Transformers have done enough to ruin film-making, they’re just getting started. The Autobots and the Deceptions have taken their mass destruction into other movies where they don’t below. Watch as giant robots ruin scenes from Inception to Forrest Gump to Jerry Maguire and more. (more…)