I know we say this all the time, but Hollywood’s lack of originality has seemed to have reached a new low. How, you may ask. By not just trying to get a new movie project going based on a toy, but by trying to get a new movie going based on a toy ripped off an other toy. You may remember the Go-Bots, and the epic battle between the sainted Guardians lead by the appropriately named Leader-1, and the evil Renegades whose boss, Cy-Kill was a robot that – yes – turned into a motorcycle. Then again, you may be too young to remember the 80s, the last time anyone mentioned the term “Go-Bot” without any sense of irony. But remember them or not, the Go-Bots may be soon back on the pop culture radar. (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…)
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Blah blah die Michael Bay something something hate the movies yadda yadda sucks. There, now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s rewind back to around May of this year when we heard about a new Transformers cartoon in the works. At the time it was unnamed, or at least they were bouncing around a few names. Today the interwebs are alive with the sounds of robots transforming into stuff and trying to destroy each other, and lo, there was a name attached to the project. It’s called ‘Robots In Disguise,’ and you don’t get a more Transformers title than that. It’s sprinkled with a few new faces, and a familiar one gets a promotion. Steer your optics over to the next page for more info and a full video teaser of the series. (more…)
Michael Bay is almost universally hated, if you believe everything you read online (but choose to ignore the box office receipts). His movies, such as those in the Transformers franchise, are always released against horrible reviews and there are many a fanboy who has credited Bay for destroying the memories of their childhood. Thanks to a new quote from USA Today, these fanboys may have a reason to celebrate today. (more…)
Also, do you like details? You’re in luck! Here’s something close to that… sort of! On the show this week, Jeremy, Jason and Blastr.com writer Matthew Jackson discuss: (more…)
Michael Bay recently sat down with MTV News to discuss his latest movie to hit the big screen Transformers: Age of Extinction when asked about his Internet haters, Bay had a few interesting thoughts. (more…)
Transformers: Age of Extinction is out this week and with it, viewers are in store for more of “tough guys acting tough, hot girls being hot, giant robots fighting, and stuff blowing up real good” (a line taken from our recent Review, which you should check out). It also means, a barrage of new toys and collectibles. There can’t be a new Transformers movie and there not be another assortment of transforming plastic play things for kids and young adults to enjoy. The cynics out there will undoubtedly roll their eyes at the overwhelming and sometimes unnecessary slew of merchandise, but when it comes to HASBRO toys, you cannot argue that they make options for every type of fans – from the adult collector, easy to please idyllic youths and everyone in between.
Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro have worked out a deal to bring The Transformers into the Angry Bird fold. It was most likely only a matter of time after the successful Angry Birds Star Wars addition to the Angry Birds franchise. (more…)
Whether you are aligned with Marvel or DC in this fatuous battle for supremacy, you have to admit that Marvel has been on a bit of a winning streak since the release of the first Iron Man movie; revolutionizing the way that people look at comic book IP and event films while earning a ton of money and accolades in the process.
Perhaps that’s why it feels so weird to see Marvel sustain body blow after body blow as they’ve had to deal with blowback from the Edgar Wright/Ant-Man divorce, Drew Goddard’s ill-timed departure announcement from the Daredevil TV series and rumors that Marvel’s publishing arm might pull the plug on The Fantastic Four and the Ultimate FF comic book series’ to deny FOX a promotional boost in the run-up to the release of their Fantastic Four reboot film. Add to that, X-Force creator Rob Liefeld’s tweeted-out observations about the lack of an X-Men: Days of Future Past action figure line and his proclamation that, “The Fox shut out is real”, and it appears that Marvel may have a new fire to put out… unless they just ignore this controversy until it flames out on its own.