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.