Michael Bay: Tranformers Haters Beware

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:41 am,

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Michael Bay, the explosive director of this summer’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has posted a new update to his official site discussing some details regarding the IMAX version of the film as well as some other interesting tidbits.

In his post, you can tell the busy man is starting to feel some relief after premiering the film in Japan and as they near the end point of their extremely busy and rushed schedule to have the sequel to 2007’s Transformers out for this summer season. He made sure to thank his dedicated crew for their hard work in getting the project to where it is now.

Also, Bay teases about the film, revealing that there are 42 robot characters in the movie and that they’d be much more developed, to the point where “you really can feel empathy for them.” He also re-iterated that the scale of this film is much more massive and that they’ve kept hidden the best scenes and visuals from the movie as to not spoil them in the trailers and commercials.

I hope that’s true, I hate being spoiled.

The main focus of his update however, was to discuss the IMAX version of the film where Bay revealed that the IMAX version will be slightly longer, exclusively including the specially shot high-resolution scenes that will not be shown in conventional theaters:

“The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.

For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.”

That gives the hardcore fans another reason to see it in IMAX although I’m a little disappointed (just a wee bit) that some of the potentially best shots will be left out of the standard version most viewers will be seeing (and paying for).

The best part of his post, is how he concludes it with “Haters beware.”

That’s awesome. This movie will likely be one of the top three money makers of the year, if not, the highest grossing film of the year and he knows most of those who bash the film will be there seeing it on the silver screen like most moviegoers. Good on him for sticking to his guns and saying it as it is while making light fun of the situation (like he did with the dispute with McG and his Terminator Salvation… although McG lost big time on that one.)

That being said, there best be some big improvements in Revenge of the Fallen over its predecessor…

I’m excited for this movie. Are you?

For more on the robot characters in the movie, check out our Transformers 2 Character Guide and our more recent posts on the characters of Sideways and The Fallen.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens soon, on June 24, 2009.

Source: Michael Bay

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  1. Michael Bay always make a point to brag…

    “Haters Beware”


    So what if there’s slightly more content on IMAX…

    My guess…

    Probably some different angles in the battle scenes in “Fallen”

  2. First!

  3. Everything about the first movie was terrible. From the poorly shot and edited action scenes to Link’n Park ending song.

    From the what I hear (Japanese premier spoilers & novel based on the screen play )…seems like nothing much has changed. Dumb cliche plot, terrible dialogue, horrible comedy, more racist stereotype robots… Oh well I’m sure it will make a billion dollars and be declared as the greatest movie of all time.

    “Leave your brain at the door. Action packed blockbuster popcorn movie. What were you expecting Shakespeare? Its based on a cartoon to sell toys. Mindless entertainment. It made a lot of money it must be good.”

    If you say so……

  4. Curious?
    Not yet.

  5. Can’t wait to see this film…..16 days.

  6. So, is he suggesting that all the trailers I saw featuring the same nauseating, Cuisinart-style editing I saw in all the trailers for this movie were an elaborate illusion?

    Look Michael, those of us who you call “haters” hated the first one for good reasons so numerous that to list them all would make Tolkien balk at the length of it.

    As for IMAX, I think I prefer my lunch inside my stomach where it belongs, thank you very much, and I’m not just talking about the editing now. If there’s any more robot potty humor here, seeing it blown up to hi-rise proportions is the very last thing I ever want to be willingly be exposed to in a theater.


  8. I don’t think he got to finish his line.

    “Haters beware… more terrible comedy!”

  9. Seems that the article title did a good job of bringing in the haters. Get over yourselves guys. Your opinions are not right, they’re just opinions.

  10. I won’t really go in to great detail how I feel about this horrible franchise it’s been expressed several times by me and enough people have pretty much expressed how I feel well enough here.

    I will comment on a couple of other things.

    1. Bay is way to full of him self and comes off as a jerk.

    2. It’s very inaccurate to say the haters will be in there watching it. They are as he saw elegantly put it ‘haters’ they have no need to watch your crappy movie.

    3. I hope that putting extra material in the Imax doesn’t catch on because it’s kind of messed up. The rest of us pay to see a movie and deserve to be able to see the same movie. We should be ripped off with missing scenes because we don’t have an Imax next door. I wanted to see TDK so bad in Imax I really trully planned on it, but the nearest one to me was over 100 miles away. So I’m suppose to not only pay the price of todays outrageous movie tickets at an Imax, but also drive 100 miles and pay for that gas just to see the complete movie.

  11. I don’t really care, and didn’t really read it, but just wanted to make a comment, that location in that photo was one of the locations from an episode of Stargate SG-1. The one where there is an alternate future where humans made friends with this race of beings that pretend to provide us with technology and miracle cures but in fact are making us sterile, then at the end, the SG-1 team tries to send a message back in time to their past selves warning them about these people. The exterior shot of them transporting in (via teleport device, not stargate) was shot where he is standing now, if I remember correctly…

  12. Psyko,

    You contradict yourself. There are no right or wrong opinions. That’s one of the defining characteristics of an opinion, just as yours is no more or less “right” than mine.

    And as for myself, I never claimed mine was anything other than my own opinion.

  13. I’m not driving all those miles to an IMAX, wasting gas, just to see more dumb humor and horrible acting. I will see it in a normal theater with my 2 boys. My boys are 10 and 11, and they liked the effects and action of the first but didn’t care anything about the stupid humor and acting. Humor does not have to be dumb to be funny.

  14. He’s a nut, so what?

  15. For you guys that can’t stand transformers you sure do know a lot about it. If you hate it so much why not waste your time and energy on another post? Just keep coming back – that’s what bay loves.

  16. the first movie was surprisingly great. i can’t wait for this one

  17. Ken J,
    Good catch .
    I think that was the title .
    It was my favorite episode.

  18. I must say that if the action sequences are shot at close quarters like in the first film, I do have a concern about seeing this in IMAX.


  19. The haters don’t fool me. They enjoy the movie just as much as the rest of us. Then they just complain for the sake of complaining. If they really didn’t like TF’s they wouldn’t go see it or spend so much energy trying to shoot it down. Their arguments are so weak and they claim the movie is so bad, yet how much money did it make? How long was it at the top of the chart? Haters…seriously, you don’t fool us. Transformers is just great fun, and thats what going to the movies is all about.

  20. @ Dnite.

    No one cares if you are first here. We only care if you have something valuable to add to the discussion.

    That being said, I don’t really plan on seeing Transformers in IMAX, unless the regular version is good enough to warrant a second viewing.

  21. @Wickamo

    Hey, thanks for telling me what I think, appreciate it.



  22. @Kahni,

    Your polite post aside a direct e-mail to Vic through the contact page would be a wiser place to solicit this type of info, IMHO.

  23. first time commenter. yea, the first one didn’t win any awards, and things could have been done better, but it was the first time it was done. i am sure this version will be better with special effects and fight scenes.
    it is michael bay, so i am sure it will include the same humor and camera angles bad boys and transformers had, with slo- mo explosions like pearl harbor. as long as im entertained and see some robot action, cool.
    and why all the linkin park bashing? I like that band.

  24. Good afternoon:

    I would like an address so I can send in a novel “Expedition Everest” by Author Evan Pedone. My son’s second novel was released earlier this year; it is an incredible adventure and I would like to see the novel made into a movie.

    With that being said; is there an address for Michael Bay so I may send a copy to him?

    Kindest regards,


  25. I liked the first one becuase it was both Fun and honest. It was unapologetic at aiming stright for kids and the short attention span-video game cutscene- axe body spray wearing- pop culture , dummies. And they hit a bullseye!! Unlike Terminator which portented to be a more cerebral franchise 9all the while behind the scenes Fox working to turn Terminator into a more kid friendly ,pop corn dummy franchise targeted stright at Michael Bay’s noots!! complete with their own Giant Robot and our Giant Robot is Bigger than yours crap and the new kid friendly ages 3 and up Terminator action figure line)
    I liked Transformers as a kid and a couple years back sold my boxed Megatron for $300 bucks!! Thanks Michael Bay!! Looking forward to this because it has been very honest about what we are getting and the first one was fun

    I think Michael Bay should direct the next Superman

  26. Despite being honest about what your getting you were still getting that. I mean honest or not who wants something like that? You basically insulted the hell out of the movie said you liked it and then commended it for being honest about being crap. Very confusing post.

    Superman has had enough bad movies lets not make it worse and put Bay in the director chair.

  27. @cantizzle
    Actually it won a “best movie that hasn’t come out” award at the mtv movie awards of that year… I know mtv isn’t really credible but its still an award.

    P.s i like linkin park as well…