Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Will Be Longer in IMAX!
by Alex Billington
June 7, 2009
"Haters beware." That's how Michael Bay signs off in the latest update on his official blog. Bay posted one last update before heading off to the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in Japan and mentioned a few interesting things. Not only does he confirm that there are a total of 42 different robots in this movie, but that it's just barely getting finish because of the attention to detail all of the animators are putting in. He also mentions that the IMAX version of the movie will be "slightly longer" with "more robot fighting." Now you know exactly where you'll have to see this in theaters starting on June 24th - in IMAX!
"What you will notice that is strikingly different than Transformers 1, is the level of animation detail. The robot characters (42 in all), you really can feel empathy for them. What is also very different is the sheer scale of the movie. We have been very tight holding back much of the best imagery in commercials and trailers." Thank goodness! I love when they really hold back on the best stuff so that we can experience it all in theaters for the very first time. This movie has already been sold to audiences, it's going to be a huge hit (probably the biggest of the summer), so he doesn't need to put any of those scenes out there to sell anyone.
"The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens." Whoa! He adds: "Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes." I really can't wait, this is unquestionably the one movie I'm looking forward to the most this summer, and just like with The Dark Knight in IMAX, I have some incredibly high expectations for it that I expect it to surpass with ease.