Wednesday, April 06, 2005

More Than Meets The Eye

Boommeister Michael Bay (Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) has been tapped to direct the live-action Transformers movie, due out in fall 2006.

My favorite part about the article is the high-toned plot summary. The Transformers is about cars and planes that turn into giant robots and blow things up--it's not some kind of morality play!

"The Transformers are divided into two groups of robots, one led by Optimus Prime, which believes in tolerance and the sanctity of life, the other by Megatron, which espouses survival of the fittest and the extermination of biological life."

I would love to hear their descriptions of previous Michael Bay movies...

The Rock: A delicate rumination on the nature of heroism and what we owe to our fighting men.

Armageddon: An ensemble of actors deals with the existential dilemma when the world is threatened by a giant asteroid.

And so on. Come on, people, the essence of your oeuvre can best be summed up by a quote from the movie XXX: "Blow sh-t up!"

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