Transformers 2 Shot For Imax

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imax Transformers 2 Shot For Imax

IMAX corporation has announced that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will have three sequences shot with IMAX® cameras. So for those of you who like to check out the summer blockbusters on the really big screen, you’ll get at least three scenes specifically tailored for your viewing pleasure, with the rest of the film (up)converted to the IMAX format, but not shot using the special cameras.

Building upon its box office success, the first Transformers film was re-released three months after its inital opening as Transformers: The Imax Experience with a few added scenes. This time they’re taking the initiative and pre-planning for an IMAX release right from the start. This news follows the trend begun by The Dark Knight having several scenes shot in this way and the news that Jon Favreau will shoot Iron Man 2 at least partially in IMAX. I expect that in the future, we’ll be seeing more and more summer tent-pole films filmed for this format.

So what can we expect from this?

Insanely high quality and mind-blowing action sequences, probably. Unfortunately this “high quality” has nothing to do with the actual screenplay which was the real issue with the first Transformers.

Oh, and hi-res Megan Fox on an enormous screen – that should sell a ticket or two.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is due out June 26, 2009

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. IMAX BITES!!!!!!!!!!

    But that’s just because there isn’t one within 60 miles of me. :)

  2. @INK

    I drive 45 miles to get to my nearest IMAX. Totally worth it.


  3. That seems to be the problem for most people.

    For my friends and I, we have to cross through several towns to get to the nearest IMAX.

  4. @Vic

    Well some of us don’t run a highly profitable, movie news and information website, Mr. Moneybags :)

    I will try and see Ironman 2 there though.

  5. @INK

    Yeah, right… moneybags. Good one.

    I pick and choose which pre-screenings I attend for movie reviews because even though they’re free they’re so far away it costs me $12 in gas round trip (and I have a 4 cylinder car).



  6. Haha. INK,,, I know for a fact that Vic has his own Stark Industries Lear jet, with a custom Advanced Iron logo on the side. Full Bar and go/go girls to entertain the other writers on his staff.
    He’ll deny it though. :-)
    It was payback for his 5 star review.
    Hahaaa !!!!
    IMAX is overkill,,, I can see just fine thanks.

    Besides there’s nothing new here,,, you’ve seen one Transformer battle, you’ve seen them all.
    Just a mess of crunchy metal and blurry gunfire going on.
    Its like watching monster truck porn,,,
    I’m so disinterested in Trans2. Just fyi.

  7. @790


    Thanks for the laugh, buddy. :-D


  8. Just like I said, Vic’s gonna deny it!
    8-) 8-) 8-)

  9. Meh, Imax screens are not that much bigger than regular screens. I don’t see what the big deal is.

  10. @Rolando

    Um, what?

    A standard IMAX screen is 72ft wide x 53ft tall and some are even larger. A regular movie screen starts at about 26ft wide by 15ft tall.

    That means that as far as square footage an IMAX screen is about TEN TIMES LARGER than a standard screen.

    So yeah, not much bigger. ;-)


  11. So what is the deal now…
    Transformers 2 is coming out this week!!!
    What do you guys suggest… is it worth it to see it in IMAX quality.
    I mean for those scenes that are not shot for IMAX–> how is the picture going to be…. is the quality gonna be worse than in a regular theater screen?


  12. I can’t agree with your comment about a hi-res Megan Fox on an enormous screen. You can definitely see all the flaws and it does take a few points away from her “hotness” meter.