• Mar 14, 2007
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Before the new Transformers movie opens on July 4th, the film's producers thought it would be a good idea to round up the cast and take a friendly family portrait before all hell breaks loose and it's robot against robot. Let's see, we've got Optimus Prime on the far left sporting his new flames (uggo), Ironhide and Ratchet in the middle, and Barricade on the far right. The front row is, of course, occupied by Bumblebee and Jazz. That guy in the back? Oh, that's Starscream, a.k.a. an F-22 Raptor. You don't really want to mess with him. Clearly you want this as your desktop wallpaper, and we're happy to oblige. This image and the ones below in our high-res gallery are currently watermarked, though we're in contact with Paramount to get you the full, unadulterated versions real soon.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      GM products? Man, the Autobots are doomed if the Decepticons are Toyotas.

      "Where's Bumblebee?"

      "Oh..yeah... he ran out of gas and his driveshaft broke... sorry Optimus."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Johhny B. The Third picture:
      http://www.autoblog.com/photos/transformers-live-action-cars/184771/
      Clearly shows a refueling probe in the white and blue livery of Air Force One. Something not eveident in this photo
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Boeing_VC-25A_82-8000_USAF.jpg

      I was under the belief that AFO could take on fuel midair but did believe it could offload.

      • 7 Years Ago
      That Cayenne was/is not a chase vehicle, but actually something called a "high speed camera platform." It is customized to carry a fully remote operated (by operator in back seat of car) crane capable of going 10' or more in the air or mere inches off the ground. The crane arm can pan a full 360º around the car.

      The paint is a matte black. There are custom covers that go over the headlights and taillights to cover them up. The interior sports a roll cage covering the front and back seats. Not sure about this particulr one, but the one that I have seen had the back seat removed and a racing seat mounted sideways. Also inside are two flat screen monitors: one for the director in the passenger seat, and one for the camera crane operator in the back. There is also an integrated in car communication system for driver/director/operator.

      There are other vehicles, too. There is a Mercedes SUV that has been customized, too.

      I have been on one shoot that used a Cayenne ("Talladega Nights") and one that used a Mercedes (Suzuki car commercial.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mainfr4me,

      I totally agree. But you can't compare the ridiculas story of X-Men 3 to this. NOt unless you hae seen a copy of the whole Transformers.

      You can't always blame the director on how bad a movie is. About X-men 3 I heard some Exec. at FOX thought of the third Movie as a L.O.T.H.R. type film, not really sure why when they have a couple more X-m films coming out, but you can see why that film went wrong with that kind of thinking.

      Back on topic I guess I like the Transformers. Cuz I'm looking forward to see this even with GM involvement. The cars look great.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why was my comment deleted?

      Anyway, this movie is going to suck, it's going to be one big GM advertisment. The only way I'll see it is if GM pays me to sit through their advertising for a few hours.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not sure where you get your information, but yes "Air Force One" does have a refueling probe.(Not really sure why you said this, there isn't a picture in the gallery with a good enough picture of the aircraft)...Eh?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still no calipers on bumblebee
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why is everyone so afraid of minor changes? Prime is still a semi truck, Starscream is still a jet, the 'bots and 'cons still land on Earth and have a war, the good guys still make friends with a human kid. Honestly, why is everyone so pissed?

      You want to see some changes, watch the later cartoons from the 2000's. This is the closest thing we've gotten to the original since, well, the original!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its still a travesty that they made optimus something other than the slab fronted tractor
      • 7 Years Ago
      2 things I noticed...1 there using a Cayenne as a chase vehicle and air force one doesn't usually have a refueling probe...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Re #3:

      Eh, "Optimus Prime" has had a number of configurations, and there have been a number of Primes (ignoring Rodimus). I've warmed to the flame-ensconced truck cab after going back to look at the variations on Convoy (Prime in the Japanese original) like Fire Convoy and Lio Convoy.

      Plus, really, Transformers was a cartoon created to sell a toy line. It was ultra cool, but its canon has *always* been messy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I apologize used the wrong terminology..it has a refueling boom, not sure if probe is the correct word
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