• Mar 12, 2008
OK, we admit it. We went a little bit overboard in the six months (maybe a year) leading up the Transformers movie. It's hard for us not to love a movie that includes a Mustang vs. Camaro battle scene and a seriously bad-ass Optimus Prime. If you were with (the few of -Ed.) us panging in anticipation of the first Transformers movie, you'll appreciate the fact that Michael Bay already has a countdown to the second installment of what will likely be a long-running movie franchise.

According to Mr. Bay's countdown to Transformers 2, the date to remember is June 26, 2009. That's about 470 days from now, which will give us plenty of time to start stalking begging Bay to throw in a Camaro vs. Mustang vs. Challenger battle to the death. It does scare us that the movie arrives closer to the (supposed) launch of the Chevy Volt. We're really excited about the car, but if one of the Autobots has to plug in the middle of a fight scene, we'll be pissed.

[Source: Michael Bay via Winding Road]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The first one was terrible. I usually love movies like these, and was very disappointed. A ridiculous story with robots that transformed into cars to get around rather than jets or anything that made more sense, and the feel of a GM commercial.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was pretty happy with the way the first movie came out so I suppose I'll be waiting in line to see the second one.

      As far as one make. That didn't bother me. The cars looked super cool, and the Saleen Mustang with the Stereotype Cop driving was downright badass.

      Now if they went all Camry and Corolla on us I'd boycott the movie and never watch a Michael Bay movie again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are they going to have the same attractive girl in the movie? That was the best part of the movie. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      does anyone know if it will still be GM-only? to me this was the only weakness of the first film. i don't care if there are kias, i just don't want to see the movie dominated by a single brand.
        • 6 Years Ago
        AGREED. The whole movie was one long GM commercial.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ......except for the scenes with the mustang
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think it was as distracting as "I Am Legend".
          • 6 Years Ago
          really? aside from the speeding mustang at the beginning, which really felt more like a mini-commercial, i wasn't too bothered by fords' placements.

          with transformers, it is kind of pathetic/far-fetched that out of all the vehicles on our roads, they all happen to scan the gms. not to mention, transformers really revolves around their vehicle disguises, where as in i am legend the vehicles weren't the stars.

      • 6 Years Ago
      A glimspe of a rare idea bird "Dreamworks"...(the golden egg???)

      Every so often there comes a passionate idea, group of projects and professionals with such great creative talent it makes people want to go out and watch/catch a film.

      I believe "all" those who worked on "Transformers" accomplished that and deserves credit/merit. I hope everyone enjoyed viewing films such as this.

      Perhaps, there are many more rare projects to come...


      • 6 Years Ago
      what other cars were there in i am legend besides the mustang? i dont really remember.
      • 6 Years Ago
      most movies these days are sponsored by one company..even Juno looked to be sponsored by Toyota. So a movie about cars, a lot of manufacturers will be panting at the opportunity.

      Maybe Ferrari sponsors this one =)

        • 6 Years Ago
        I wish it wasn't that way. It seems like the Iron Man flick coming out might be some deviation from the norm. as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      bring it on Michael...as Optimus prime says..."we are waiting"
      • 6 Years Ago
      It was a fun movie to watch, and I thought the cinematography and graphics were really good. I loved the transformation scenes! Plus, I loved Transformers when I was a kid. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Transforemers 2 with no Megatron??
      • 6 Years Ago
      Transformers 1 had some of the most ridiculous writing of any movie I've ever seen. Hopefully they use this opportunity to make a decent flick this time.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pete, you need to watch the movie again. I really enjoyed the movie in the theater and thought it was awesome until I watched it again. Then I saw all the painful, lame storyline parts as I waited for the cool robot parts. While the robot/car scenes were awesome, there was just too much lameness to suffer through for the movie to really shine. They need to dump the kid and the girl, reconstruct Jazz somehow (he was my favorite movie character... who would've thought a Pontiac Soltice w/Hardtop would look so cool?? =D), and make Transformers 2. That would work out well.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What was so bad about the writing? I mean, what were you expecting? It was hilarious, and that was intentional. It was clearly not taking itself too seriously, which was a good thing considering there were transforming robots walking around. It was a far cry from the worst writing I have ever seen. I think Bay did a great job considering the material.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i dont get why people are so peeved that the movie had primarily GM cars.. who the F#$% cares?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would love to see a move that actually has some sense of plot and story rather than a bunch of cars driving around between explosions.

        Bay's idea of a good movie is to blow up everything on camera to hid the fact that there are no more wide-angle lenses in all of Hollywood.

        The first movie sucked so bad I almost hated myself for liking The Transformers to begin with... then I went home and put in my Transformers the Movie (cartoon) DVD and took solace in GOOD writing and GOOD voice acting and, wait for it.... a PLOT
        • 6 Years Ago
        I DO! Why? Because I am a car enthusiast, and I NOTICE CARS IN MOVIES. This means that in Transformers, it detracted from the movie, as absolutely ALL shiny clean vehicles were GM vehicles. The only other marques they showed were a beat up BMW, and a few other random cars in the background. That is lame. It reduces the realism of the movie, as I've never seen a city with 99% GM cars, even detroit isn't like that. It is annoying to people who notice cars, it is unrealistic, and it is a sell out.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What about the eleventy billion GM vehicles they had? Yeah, they had ONE ford mustand, but they removed the ford emblems, and it was JUST ONE CAR.

        Yep. Real believeable universe. The only new cars are GMs (& one ford), and of course all the good guys are GM vehicles.

        What a joke.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would love to see a move that actually has some sense of plot and story rather than a bunch of cars driving around between explosions.

        Bay's idea of a good movie is to blow up everything on camera to hid the fact that there are no more wide-angle lenses in all of Hollywood.
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