Michael Bay Makes Fun Of Terminator Salvation

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terminatortransformers Michael Bay Makes Fun Of Terminator Salvation

Michael Bay either gets one point for blunt honesty, or loses one for being jealous: You decide.

On his official forums, Mr. Bay came out and spoke as if he and his upcoming film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are already the King of this year’s summer movies, and they’re just sitting and waiting for all the other films to get their promotional material out so they can then shatter it all with theirs.

The following is the post he made:

“Okay it’s time to turn up the heat on Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen. We’ve waited low in the weeds letting all the summer movies get their stuff out. We’ve seen the great year end movies, and watched the upcoming clips of the upcoming summer fare. We’ve seen certain movies coming out even try to duplicate Transformer size robots in their ads. Please, come on.

Well, I promise you we will rock your world with Transformers 2. The fans wanted ROBOTS KICKING ASS – well we got it. Today we are releasing the teaser poster and soon the onslaught will continue with a steady drum beat until June 26th.

I’ll keep you informed.


I can’t say he’s wrong when it comes to calling out what he’s obviously referencing as Terminator: Salvation in trying to copy giant robots and other cybertronian-looking vehicles in their film and trailer. It is a good point and it’s been commonly thought of and commented on in several previous Terminator stories here on Screen Rant: In the article about the teaser trailer, in a story on two new images from Terminator: Salvation, and on a story on the concept art for the film.

From the motorcycle Decepticons, to the Hydrobot that looks like Skorpinok’s tail, to the giant Harvester, a giant bipedal killing machine that has two red eyes (which I think is stupid and you can read about why here), Terminator: Salvation is really changing the units of the future from what we saw in scenes from the first two Terminator movies. It is also reported that the movie will feature 10 brand new Terminator units.

That being said, the original Terminator films did include giant mechanical Terminator units with tank trends instead of legs so it is not the size of the units featured in Terminator: Salvation, it’s more of the look of several of them that we’ve seen in the marketing blitz.

Do you think McG is trying to cash in on using the style of Transformers, or is Bay just trying to promote his own project?

Terminator Salvation hits theaters May 22, 2009 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen debuts June 26, 2009.

Source:  The Official Forum of Michael Bay

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  1. You know, I don’t even remember any of those. I only saw the movie once and I guess I must not have been very entertained because I have already forgotten most of everything about the movie except for a few cool scenes like the scene with the A-10 Hogs…

  2. The new terminator salvation trailer actually does look better than the transformers one. Bay should stop making sequels they always fail except 4 of course terminator 2. Don’t get me wrong Terminator 3 was really a disappointment to me manly because james camron didn’t direct it. Terminator 4 will be what I wanted terminator 3 to been like. James camron was involved with t4. I hope bay should consider making a Metal Gear Solid movie because t4 and transformers copied Kojima’s idea!

  3. @Nasim Samad

    Actually James Cameron wasn’t even slightly involved with T4, he’s come out as say he hasn’t read the script and doesn’t know much about the movie beyond what we do and what Sam Worthington’s told him and he believes it could go either way, but he hasn’t been involved in it at all.

    And how exactly did they copy Kojima’s idea?

  4. I don’t know, the trailer for T4 was pretty incredible. I mean, I’ve seen movies that had great trailers that totally sucked, but something tells me that this trailer is more entertaining than Transformers 2 (the entire movie) will be…

  5. Why does every giant robot have to be considered a transformer!?! Hell, the one in Terminator doesn’t even transform!! or talk I think. And Terminator has been out much longer than Transformers. This argument is as stupid as the whole ‘Batman’ suing Batman. I also want to know how that went.

  6. Mike, most likely they settled, it’s cheaper than actually going to court over something so stupid.