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Jun. 18, 2009by: Omar Aviles

Update: Oh yeah, Michael Bay ain't going nowhere!

Michael Bay Warring robots emperor Michael Bay recently posted on his official site some fun facts that show just exactly what makes TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN so much more awesome than the original, at least in terms of potential for explosions and destruction. Here's a taste:

  • 14 robots last time, 46 robots this time (ILM only)
  • If you had all the gold ever mined in the history of man, you could build a little more than half of Devastator.
  • Optimus Prime will be life size on IMAX screens in many forest fight shots.
  • Devastatorís hand is traveling 390 miles per hour when he punches the pyramid.
  • The pyramid destruction simulation was 8 times bigger than the old rigid simulation all-time record holder at ILM.
  • All robot parts laid out end to end would stretch from one side of California to the other, about 180 miles.
  • Devastatorís parts stacked tip to tip would be as tall as 58 empire state buildings.
  • If all the texture maps on the show were printed on 1 square yard sheets, they would cover 13 football fields.

Read the rest of the fun facts over HERE, including the fact that Devastator's mechanical balls alone are the length of two 747s.

In decidedly sadder news (seriously), it seems Bay has had just about enough of giant, warring sentient robots. He recently mentioned that he would not be directing a third installment in the franchise. Says the detonation pioneer, "I feel like I've had enough of the Transformers world...people have no idea how hard it is to create something like Transformers. They (the critics) review me before they've even seen the movie. After the three and a half years I've spent making these movies, I feel like I've had enough of the Transformers world. I need to do something totally divergent, something without any explosions." Um, what the fuck? Something without explosions? That's like asking Shakespeare to write a masterpiece without words. It's like asking atoms to exist without matter. They simply cannot. And, more importantly, should not.

Extra Tidbit: Who will we get to blow up giant robots now?

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10:51AM on 06/21/2009

Who will we get to blow up giant robots now?

A better director than Bay? Shoud not be impossible to find...
A better director than Bay? Shoud not be impossible to find...
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8:22AM on 06/20/2009

no explosions?

hmm, maybe he should instead do a documentary film on explosions and the effect on society or something and show footage from the hindenburg to Michael Jackson's pepsi commercial gone wrong.

Or better yet (if he's serious) make a movie with Regina King and Harry Lennix (or if you really want to smash Box Office records; Halle Berry & Will Smith) as Michelle & Barrack Obama and call it "Obama: The H.N.I.C" :D
hmm, maybe he should instead do a documentary film on explosions and the effect on society or something and show footage from the hindenburg to Michael Jackson's pepsi commercial gone wrong.

Or better yet (if he's serious) make a movie with Regina King and Harry Lennix (or if you really want to smash Box Office records; Halle Berry & Will Smith) as Michelle & Barrack Obama and call it "Obama: The H.N.I.C" :D
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5:39PM on 06/19/2009
Just because there are more robots doesn't automatically mean it's going to be better. Overloading the film with as many Transformers as possible could end up hurting the story (X-Men 3 for example).

Although I do feel this movie is probably going to top the first.
Just because there are more robots doesn't automatically mean it's going to be better. Overloading the film with as many Transformers as possible could end up hurting the story (X-Men 3 for example).

Although I do feel this movie is probably going to top the first.
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3:11PM on 06/19/2009

"AWESOME FILM"

Im in the uk and have watched revenge of the fallen today and would just like to say despite all the things people have been saying they are completely wrong, the movie was AMAZING!! totaly awesome, 20times bigger, better and more bad ass than the original, awesome action, all the new robots were fantastic, the new megatron was cool, prime kicks major ass, devestator was awesome and completely EPIC! soundwave wasnt used alot but when you did see him it was sweet!! ravage awesome! the fallen
Im in the uk and have watched revenge of the fallen today and would just like to say despite all the things people have been saying they are completely wrong, the movie was AMAZING!! totaly awesome, 20times bigger, better and more bad ass than the original, awesome action, all the new robots were fantastic, the new megatron was cool, prime kicks major ass, devestator was awesome and completely EPIC! soundwave wasnt used alot but when you did see him it was sweet!! ravage awesome! the fallen storyline was great and you learn alot about their past and cybertron, Jetfire was by far one of the greatest aditions to the film he was great and added a bit of humour to the film and when he combines with prime its awesome, this is bay's baby without a doubt 10/10 As a fan im very pleased and cant wait go back watch it again tommorow.
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10:44AM on 06/19/2009

transformers review

sorry am i the only one. but where is the transformers review
sorry am i the only one. but where is the transformers review
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10:17AM on 06/19/2009

they should trade!

michael bay: batman 3
chris nolan: transformers 3
michael bay: batman 3
chris nolan: transformers 3
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1:52AM on 06/19/2009

Go back to your real baby.

There is no doubt that Transformers could not be pulled off by any other director working today but I feel his pain. Back to back film will hit you mentally and physically. After this one we need a 3 to 5 year break and Bay to do what he does best like a Bad Boys III. I would kill to see BBIII and then go back and hit hard with a third Transformers film.
There is no doubt that Transformers could not be pulled off by any other director working today but I feel his pain. Back to back film will hit you mentally and physically. After this one we need a 3 to 5 year break and Bay to do what he does best like a Bad Boys III. I would kill to see BBIII and then go back and hit hard with a third Transformers film.
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11:23PM on 06/18/2009
Wow, I think Michael Bay finally grew up with the Transformer movies. As much as I like some of his earlier work ("The Rock" is still my all-time favorite of his) it feels like he's only gotten legitimacy since folks saw how bad ass the Transformers were, never mind if it was well-written or not.

But all that said I can't wait to see what he can do without huge gratuitous explosions. The man oughta have some inkling of how to make a movie sans destruction.
Wow, I think Michael Bay finally grew up with the Transformer movies. As much as I like some of his earlier work ("The Rock" is still my all-time favorite of his) it feels like he's only gotten legitimacy since folks saw how bad ass the Transformers were, never mind if it was well-written or not.

But all that said I can't wait to see what he can do without huge gratuitous explosions. The man oughta have some inkling of how to make a movie sans destruction.
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11:16PM on 06/18/2009
Sounds to me like they went overboard on the effects budget... I hope they left some for the plot.
Sounds to me like they went overboard on the effects budget... I hope they left some for the plot.
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10:36PM on 06/18/2009
come on guys this is so obvious!!

JJ ABRAMS!!!!

I just got back from seeing it guys,I tell you it was fuckin awesome,trust me,flawed yes,could have done with 30 mins taken out and it was definately missing something,but there are moments which give you a real buzz,i loved it,much better than terminator hands down and by no means as bad as people say.I'd love to say more but don't wanna spoil it

8/10
come on guys this is so obvious!!

JJ ABRAMS!!!!

I just got back from seeing it guys,I tell you it was fuckin awesome,trust me,flawed yes,could have done with 30 mins taken out and it was definately missing something,but there are moments which give you a real buzz,i loved it,much better than terminator hands down and by no means as bad as people say.I'd love to say more but don't wanna spoil it

8/10
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10:32PM on 06/18/2009
come on guys this is so obvious!!

JJ ABRAMS!!!!

I just got back from seeing it guys,I tell you it was fuckin awesome,trust me,flawed yes,could have done with 30 mins taken out and it was definately missing something,but there are moments which give you a real buzz,i loved it,much better than terminator hands down and by no means as bad as people say.I'd love to say more but don't wanna spoil it

8/10
come on guys this is so obvious!!

JJ ABRAMS!!!!

I just got back from seeing it guys,I tell you it was fuckin awesome,trust me,flawed yes,could have done with 30 mins taken out and it was definately missing something,but there are moments which give you a real buzz,i loved it,much better than terminator hands down and by no means as bad as people say.I'd love to say more but don't wanna spoil it

8/10
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10:27PM on 06/18/2009
come on guys this is so obvious!!

JJ ABRAMS!!!!

I just got back from seeing it guys,I tell you it was fuckin awesome,trust me,flawed yes,could have done with 30 mins taken out and it was definately missing something,but there are moments which give you a real buzz,i loved it,much better than terminator hands down and by no means as bad as people say.I'd love to say more but don't wanna spoil it

8/10
come on guys this is so obvious!!

JJ ABRAMS!!!!

I just got back from seeing it guys,I tell you it was fuckin awesome,trust me,flawed yes,could have done with 30 mins taken out and it was definately missing something,but there are moments which give you a real buzz,i loved it,much better than terminator hands down and by no means as bad as people say.I'd love to say more but don't wanna spoil it

8/10
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9:07PM on 06/18/2009

What?

Maybe Bay just needs a break. I can't see anyone else directing a Transformers movie.
Maybe Bay just needs a break. I can't see anyone else directing a Transformers movie.
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8:39PM on 06/18/2009
Bay and Transformers was a match made in Heaven. I can understand him wanting to focus on another movie between 2 and 3, but hopefully in a few years he'll come around.
Bay and Transformers was a match made in Heaven. I can understand him wanting to focus on another movie between 2 and 3, but hopefully in a few years he'll come around.
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8:32PM on 06/18/2009
I'm not worried about it...he'll end up doing it in a couple years. It's Michael Bay!
I'm not worried about it...he'll end up doing it in a couple years. It's Michael Bay!
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8:20PM on 06/18/2009

he should do a...

romantic comedy
romantic comedy
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7:33PM on 06/18/2009
As long as it has a transformer jumping over a smoking hot milf I don't care who directs it.
As long as it has a transformer jumping over a smoking hot milf I don't care who directs it.
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7:26PM on 06/18/2009

oh my...

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7:20PM on 06/18/2009
Get Nolan to direct the third one so it's dark, brooding and has Sir Michael Caine in it.
Get Nolan to direct the third one so it's dark, brooding and has Sir Michael Caine in it.
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7:05PM on 06/18/2009
Michael Bay should direct the third movie but should take a break too.
Michael Bay should direct the third movie but should take a break too.
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7:03PM on 06/18/2009
There's not one single living humanbeing who could make Transformers (3) as great as Bay... What a shame... Can't even believe it.. Come on. Still don't really believe it... Do your trilogy.
There's not one single living humanbeing who could make Transformers (3) as great as Bay... What a shame... Can't even believe it.. Come on. Still don't really believe it... Do your trilogy.
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6:58PM on 06/18/2009
They forgot two.

- If you take all texture maps of each transformer, multiplied it by the amount of cash spent on Megan Fox's botox, multiplied that by the amount of money Bay got making TF2 (in Dollars), you'd only get a quarter the amount of Michael Bay's ego.

- If you take the amount of robots in TF2 (46), subtract the amount of robots in the first (14), subtract that to the amount Terabyte disk space it took for the first TF (20), you get the approximate age of Michael Bay's mental
They forgot two.

- If you take all texture maps of each transformer, multiplied it by the amount of cash spent on Megan Fox's botox, multiplied that by the amount of money Bay got making TF2 (in Dollars), you'd only get a quarter the amount of Michael Bay's ego.

- If you take the amount of robots in TF2 (46), subtract the amount of robots in the first (14), subtract that to the amount Terabyte disk space it took for the first TF (20), you get the approximate age of Michael Bay's mental state.
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6:48PM on 06/18/2009
How about McGay.
How about McGay.
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6:28PM on 06/18/2009
RE: Tidbit

Me! I'll do it! I love Bay! But even I can understand that he must want to think about something else for a while. Why not give transformers a few years in between, let the master go and do something else before coming back? Transformers popularity will be around for a long time so there's no real need to ru$h.
RE: Tidbit

Me! I'll do it! I love Bay! But even I can understand that he must want to think about something else for a while. Why not give transformers a few years in between, let the master go and do something else before coming back? Transformers popularity will be around for a long time so there's no real need to ru$h.
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