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…)
Michael Bay just tweeted the first look at Arrow‘s Stephen Amell in full Casey Jones Mask, armed with his hockey stick. It will be interesting to see Amell on the big screen without his bow and arrows. He brings a solid fan base to the TMNT franchise that while it should have some crossover, will help the movie at the box office. (more…)
No doubt trying to drum up some hype for the latest TMNT installation after the mixed feelings about the first film (and by mixed feelings, I mean primarily bad feelings), producer Michael Bay released three images from the set of the upcoming movie on his website. The images depict two vehicles that will be used in the film; a garbage truck that also functions as a party wagon for the Ninja Brothers, and a Polaris Slingshot. (more…)
It was a great day for Michael Bay! That is if getting an award nomination regardless of the implications of said award is cause for celebration. Still, seven nominations is nothing to sneeze at, and Transformers: Age of Extinction is the most honored movie of the year for the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. Compounding the laurels (darts) for Bay is that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which he co-produced, received five nominations including the coveted Worst Picture trophy. Other top nominees include Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules, which received six nominations, but it seems that the Razzies are also losing some of their vitriol in the second half of its fourth decade as, for the first time this year, their giving out an award for coming back after multiple Razzie nominations and/or wins. This year’s Worst of the Worst is compiled below. (more…)
It’s no surprise to many that the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie produced by Michael Bay is showing up on a lot of this year’s Worst Movies of the Year lists. That won’t stop its sequel from hitting theater screens in 2016 though, in fact I doubt even a successful hacking threat would stop Bay and company from continuing to perpetrate their own brand of Theatrical Terrorism on the movie going public. In case you needed some proof to back you up when discussing how bad this movie is, Screen Junkies Honest Trailers has done all the leg work for you’ll need in the video below. (more…)
Coming off the back of a cumulative worldwide total of just over a billion dollars, fuelled by the predictable ‘ending-that-screams-out-sequel’ fare, we were all expecting the announcement of a sequel to the critically panned, Transformers: Age of Extinction. It came as no surprise Paramount fast-tracked the follow-up to the Box Office behemoth, adding in a tentative 2016 release date for good measure. The business model is sound: you keep lapping up the goods; we’ll keep producing the material – in other words, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, a few questions still remain… and one of the big ‘uns is whether Michael Bay is returning to direct the follow-up. (more…)