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We're chomping at the bit in anticipation of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which debuts nation-wide on June 24. We likely haven't even seen all the theatrical trailers, yet Paramount and Dreamworks have already declared July 1, 2011 the opening day for the third installment of the Transformers franchise.

Some film franchises these days shoot movies back to back to cut down on production costs and keep momentum, but that isn't the case with T3. In fact, the third Transformers flick hasn't even been written yet, nor has a writer been hired. It seems that competition for the best summer release dates is fierce, which forces studios to plan far into the future – before a project is even off the ground. We can't even think that far ahead yet, so we're just going to keep our focus on T2, hoping it doesn't let us down. If it flops, we may not even have a Transformers 3 to worry about. Thanks for the tip, Leigh Ann!



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      • 5 Years Ago
      AUTOBLOG: This is incorrect. July 4th 2012 is the date.

      http://transformerslive.blogspot.com/2009/03/bay-wait-year.html
      • 5 Years Ago
      First movie SUCKED. You know, movies about aliens or humans with superpowers actually COULD be realistic, depending on whether or not such things exist. They certainly make you think. But a stupid mechanical robot that drives around as a car the whole time, even though it could easily turn into a plane and fly around much quicker...is just retarded.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the caption in the picture made me lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      T2 is already out. it was released 3 July 1991.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The first Transformers was good, but the sequel is never as good as the first. Let's just hope it gets great reviews, so the 3rd isn't a waist of time!
      • 5 Years Ago
      As long as it has Megan Fox it will not fail.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "champing at the bit"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did someone leave an italics tag open or something? Everything below this article is... italicized.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Transformer 3 The Bailout
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting they are already plugging Transformers 3 when 2 hasnt even hit.

      Depending on how good this 2nd installment is will decide my excitement level. I just hope this isnt going to be like "The Matrix" where each movie got crappier and crappier, just so they can milk every $ out of the franchise.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, the first Transformers was pretty crappy...so...there's nowhere to go but up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Considering how badly the first one sucked, knock yourself out. I won't sit through another 1.5 hour long GM commercial. Here's a review I agree with, 100%

      http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33228
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think the best part was the major fail for GM in the movie, the most badass car in it was a Ford.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's a movie about cars that transform. Would you rather it been Toyota? Would it have really mattered?

        Besides, if you actually saw the movie you would have noticed that the Transformers took a backseat to the human actors throughout most of the movie.
      • 5 Years Ago
      :yawns:

      I'm sorry, but getting excited by a new Transformers movie is sort of like getting off watching porn from the aliens on Alpha Centauri...sure, it's car porn, but since you can't get one, and they look weird anyway, what's the point?

      The Transformers series is no more than a sad form of advertising concealed as entertainment. The "acting" is terrible, the graphics right out of the last decade, and worst of all, some advertising genius at GM actually thinks these ridiculous modified GM models are actually helping GM's bottom line sales.

      I'm sure the pre-teen set loves these movies, but your typical ten year old isn't a big force in the automobile sales market, and anyone very much older isn't going to be attracted, so while there's no harm in these movies, it's really lame to present them as actual automobile news.

      For further advertising stupidity, see the new "Knight Rider" series.

      These movies make Vin Diesel look like a superstar. At least you could build his Chevelle and drive it. I mean, even if he can't do much acting, the cars are real.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh, and I fully agree regarding Knight Rider, though it did become a little more watchable at the end of the season compared to the start...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I've got one major issue with that post(despite my disagreeing with just about everything): Graphics out of last decade?! Did we watch the same movie?! The CGI work on Transformers was light years ahead of any film I've seen before or since; the only hint that it was fake was the fact that there were cars that turned into giant robots. The level of detail was amazing; you could see the reflection of Ironhide's moving face as he's talking in his right shoulder/front fender!
        Say what you will about the movie itself, but don't make up crap to back up your opinion.

        And yeah, they were robbed of the Oscar win that year(nominated, but lost to The Golden Compass).
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