Transformers Dark of the Moon - Craaaazy! Story Details
Reported by Jack Quan - 03:17 PM 2011.04.15
Entertainment Weekly (EW) are reporting new details from a Transformers Dark of the Moon press preview that was recently given. With none other than Michael Bay presenting. A preview offered new footage from the film that seems to complete some of what we have seen in the trailers already. One scene explained, was the one with the tentacled robot moving beneath the pavement and what happens next. More is revealed by Bay himself describing what to expect in July: "This one is a more mature storyline. It’s definitely darker."
The report from the Entertainment Weekly admits they cannot get an idea what DOTM will be like from the preview, but have described it as "Craaaazy!" What's described is a sort of doomsday scenario much like what was presented in Beast Machines. The Decepticons are in control, vastly outnumbering the Autobots. The Decepticons are on pest control, only it is not roaches. It's humans being exterminated. As described in EWs report: "Squads of American fighter jets casually shot down in the sky over Chicago like flies sprayed with bug spray."
Bay says he's not messing around. Back on his bandwagon of ROTF "Sucked." Calling The Fallen a "kind of a bulls[hit] character." Explaining the how the "goofball humor" and problems around location logistics impacted the film. Not to look too remorseful, he reminded everyone that making $836 million worldwide is not a sign that people hate the movie.
More is revealed about how much they have worked on the story this time. Eight months were spent with Ehren Kruger on the new script. It was highlighted that some inspiration for the story was taken from "Black Hawk Down." Bay has stated this is a leaner storyline:
“I don’t want to say it’s bigger,” Bay says. “What I like about it is, we use the term ‘Black Hawk Down’ in that it’s a small group that you follow and there’s no cavalry coming. We tried to make the cavalry unable to come. It makes the movie more intimate.”
The real spoiler here is the basic story line was given away. What may be a disappointment to some, but is more or less a love story? Sam and the boys gotta get to Chicago to save Carly who's trapped in a building in Chicago. Bay goes on the explain how audiences have responded to the relation Sam has with his women. He says he has taken a lot of the comments about Revenge of the Fallen seriously. The director says he really wants to make up for what was done wrong. I have to wonder if he is still wrong focusing on Sam. All people want is a movie about Transformers.
Read the full report now at Entertainment Weekly