Ready or not, here comes Transformers 4. The Huffington Post reports that Transformers directory Michael Bay has signed a contract with Paramount Pictures to extend the money-minting movie franchise. Yeah, we know. Most everyone says the movies are terrible, with the exception of some eye-popping (yet very overdone) CGI.

It's hard to blame Paramount or Bay for going back to the well for more Autobot love. After all, the movies gross hundreds of millions of dollars, which makes us think that at least some of you are ponying up at the local movie theater.

As for Shia LaBeouf and the rest of the Transformers cast, word is that they will not be back for movie number four. But you can bet that Bumblebee, Optimus and the remaining cast of bad guys will be back. Bay claims the movie will hit the big screen on June 29, 2014, but there is no script at this point. Many will no doubt debate that there will be no script on June 30, 2014, either.


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      Luke
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Bay claims the movie will hit the big screen on June 29, 2014, but there is no script at this point. Many will no doubt debate that there will be no script on June 30, 2014, either." LMFAO. This is the FUNNIEST line I've ever read on AB. Well done.
        mazzbanger13
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luke
        Dude i was thinking the same thing! funniest line ive seen on here in a while.
      Payton
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm so tired of hearing people crapping on Michael Bay. The guy never claimed to be Scorsese. For the last 20 years he's been making summer popcorn/blowup movies. That's what he does. If you're looking for a drama with Oscar winning performances you're probably sitting in the wrong theater. Michael Bay is the McDonalds of movies. You don't go into a McDonalds and bitch because there's no filet mignon on the menu. The guy'ss movies have grossed millions for a couple decades now. If he was a bad as critics say, his movies wouldn't keep grossing so much money and studios wouldn't keep hiring the guy. I hate crtics. They don't create anything themselves, but they love to crap on people who do.
        Dace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Payton
        The idiots expect to see "Inception" and "The Seventh Seal" everytime the enter the theater.
        FiXer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Payton
        what about 'The Rock' by Michael Bay?
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Michael Gaffney
      • 2 Years Ago
      Getting rid of the human cast? Fine. I don't watch Transformers movies for them anyway. Honestly, those movies are just massive CGI bonanzas. Pure eye candy, and they're some of the best at it. I'd actually rather see the robots as characters rather than waste screentime watching Shia LaBeouf fumbling his lines with an orange-ish knockout who wouldn't even look his way in the real world.
      Misty
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just because a movie isn't thought-provoking and fantastically storied doesn't mean it isn't great. Not every movie is Inception, people, and we need to understand that. When I watch Transformers, it's for the pure entertainment factor. It is a highly entertaining series, though they will never be nominated for an Oscar!
      btdeejay
      • 2 Years Ago
      @Carbon Fibre...No offense...but isn't EVERY movie made an attempt at making some cash? I thought that was the point!? I mean...it's Transformers for heaven sakes!...it's not like they're going to show it at Cannes. Keep Sam's parents. They're the best part! ;-)
      Kevin Parker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why is it that every time Michael Bay makes a movie, a horde of people start bitching about how terrible his movies are. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of the guy... In fact I think he is a fairly shitty director compared to others out there, BUT he is great at what he aims to do. Bay has always been about cutting edge special effects, over the top action and beautiful women. He is not out there trying to make films with captivating characters, or amazing plot lines, he is all about the "wow" factor. The sooner you folks realize this and accept it, the happier you'll be... Then again, I guess everyone needs something to bitch about today haha. Anywho, if you want story or emotion, go see a Scorcese film. If you want a shitload of explosions, **** and big guns, you go see a Bay film. End of ******* story. Now, for all the Transformers purists out there who need to bitch about Bay ******* up the Transformer universe... Name one bloody director who has remained 100% true to the story/characters their films are based off of. The cartoon series was different from the comic book, even the different cartoon series were pretty damn different. If you don't like the movies, don't see them... I for one need a break from thinking about everything going on, and sometimes just want to see explosions, giant robots fighting, and beautiful women. Mmmm... women...
      crimflame
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's funny to see people post stuff about the movies being bad... and there are a LOT of posts about the transformers movies being "Just Terrible" and yet... the people who think these movies are so terrible are the same people that; 1.) Don't like Sci-Fi or Fantasy Movies 2.) Are looking for stunning acting (NOT Action) that will make you cry and get all emotional - In a Sci Fi Action Movie... and 3.) KEEP GOING BACK to these types of movies. That's called... ready for this? STUPIDITY. Try this, it's just as effective. Slam your hand in the car door. It hurts, right? Transformers. Do it again. Still hurts? Transformers 2. Now... looking for something different, KNOWING it;s going to be the same outcome, Slam your hand in the car door a third time. Transformers 3. So for all of you, who think watching Transformers is Terrible, skip the movies, and go slam your hand in the door repeatedly, and keep doing it until the new movie comes out. I will be there watching the movie, loving the CGI, the Action, the explosions, and all the great Visual eye-candy. And might I add, you will not be present, making comments behind me, talking, throwing popcorn at my kids heads, or being annoying... like you are. Oh, and if Michael Bay doesn't have a script, I'll write one for him for a cool 10 Grand. I've got the whole thing already planned. The fun is seeing all the stuff in a movie, and being able to IMAGINE. I know, it sucks for all of you who have no imagination, but for you, there's still... well, nothing. Sorry. Have a great day!
      avconsumer2
      • 2 Years Ago
      They honestly lost me when Jazz was a Solstice - Bumblebee as a Camaro kind of sealed it. Guess they never really had me. :P
        Dr. Claw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @avconsumer2
        Great reply. They could have cast those robots-turned-vehicles a lot better, even IF you were confined to GM vehicles.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      The original cast had apparently too high cost/salary/profit sharing requirements. That being said, it raises and interesting question on actor's equity in the characters...the original actors take the risk of type casting (Sean Connery, William Shatner) for the characters yet don't retain right of first refusal and/or trademark for the characters they play in subsequent rehashes, I mean follow-on movies. The studios have pretty much the power here, the only tradeoff is the new cast might not be as appealing as the original. I still like the second Dr. Who better than the first one and all the others.....
        Ryth
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SloopJohnB
        That's the issues with these trilogies...the actors at the end of them have too much in salary/cost requirements...then they have to reboot them or go to another cast...which I don't always think is a good move. I think they should keep Shia..he's the Spike of these movies. Can't tell me they can't work some deal without bringing back the rest of the cast. Hell his parents can't cost that much can they? Then bring in a new Victoria's Secret model for this next one.
          Eric G
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ryth
          Yeah, I would say Shia helped attract many people who would normally not see the movie, at least particularly in the teenage demographic. They should try to keep him or include him somehow.
      BC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Returning actors' salaries go up with each picture, and their original deals are probably over. Plus, the actors are not the reason people go to see these movies, so why pay Shia Lebouef's current get, even if he's not on probation?
        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BC
        Good point. Eventually Scarlett Johanssen goes the way of Angela Lansbury.....take a look at some of Angela's early movies...she was pretty hot.
      starzzguitar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't think the Transformers movies are bad. Liked them all. Pure entertainment. If you don't like movies like this, don't see them. Go see "The Help" instead.
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