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.
Reader Feedback - 37 Comments
Good thing I'm seeing the IMAX version then (already pre-ordered the ticket)
Sean Kelly on Jun 7, 2009
Oh great...now I gotta go find that one freakin' theater that shows it in proper IMAX. lol
LSP on Jun 7, 2009
i was so so on seeing this in theaters, but now i know i'll wait for the DVD to see the whole movie
John Kilder on Jun 7, 2009
Seeing it in IMAX! best movie of the summer FTW!
zach on Jun 7, 2009
........i just jizzed in my pants.
imarapyeyermom on Jun 7, 2009
that sucks there is no imax in germany...
john on Jun 7, 2009
Thats kinda, not fair! Does he still expect all us "nowhere near an IMAX" people to shell out our ten bucks to see the "slightly shorter" version?
xpgeek on Jun 8, 2009
Ok come on man, it's Transformers. It's not going to be TDK. It's going to be eye candy. Granted, 50' eye candy, but eye candy none the less.
Icarus on Jun 8, 2009
Really looking forward seeing this flick, although I highly doubt the only theater in our town will get the IMAX version... But 42 robots? Wow, imagine all the rendering, and then add battle and battle damage and then Devastator's and any other merging we'll see... Must have taken even a supercomputer atleast a week to render everything... Just hope they made most Transformers like the iconic Transformers we know from the comics and series (granted, some things have to be changed but if Soundwave doesn't get his robotic voice I'm going to be pissed - I'll still enjoy the movie but... Common).
Felix on Jun 8, 2009
wow, sounds awesome! seeing these comments, I guess I am lucky to not have to worry about whether my theaters have IMAX or not..
Susana on Jun 8, 2009
oh yeah! A IMAX screen is getting started on 24th June in my near hometown Graz in the Cineplexx-Cinema! Right decision to start the premiere with Transformers 2.
flybot on Jun 8, 2009
This made my day. Bought my tickets for the IMAX midnight the day tix went on sale. this is just the cherry on top of the sundae
Jim on Jun 8, 2009
*I thought that there were only three scenes shot in IMAX? not that im bitching about an extra IMAX scene...
Jim on Jun 8, 2009
Japanese new trailer http://cinematoday.jp/page/A0002211
Teodo on Jun 8, 2009
@#7 I agree, I wouldn't have a clue about IMAX, closest one I know of is in NSW. And I love eye candy... damn.
Merc on Jun 8, 2009
and more footage http://cinematoday.jp/page/A0002221
Teodo on Jun 8, 2009
Another reason to see it in IMAX. Sweet!
Cat on Jun 8, 2009
FLYBOT, are you sure it's a real IMAX screen? You won't be seeing the IMAX version unless you see it on an authentic screen....in Southern California your best best is to go to the Bridge Theater near LAX or Universal Citywalk in Burbank. All the others aren't real.
LINKFX on Jun 8, 2009
"that sucks there is no imax in germany…" isnt there one in Berlin at Posdammer PLZ ?? No IMAX in Denmark 🙁
martin on Jun 8, 2009
in berlin? yea sure ill be driving seven hours from one side of germany to the other side just to watch this on a probably not even big imax screen in berlin... ( ATTENTION IM BEING SARCASTIC)
john on Jun 8, 2009
I will be there on my Lunch Break
Trey on Jun 8, 2009
Thats kinda BS to me, IMAX shouldn't have special shit in it until there's an IMAX in every city, I would have to go a state away to even find out, weak.
Richard on Jun 8, 2009
I kinda agree with #23. How about us folks who can't find a "real" IMAX theatre close by? Oh well, i'll still be there openning night, IMAX or not! =D
solider on Jun 8, 2009
This seems like a pretty stupid idea. If you don't have an imax nearby you might as well wait for blu-ray to see the movie in its entirety. All about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
germs on Jun 8, 2009
I can't wait for this movie myself Alex.
Fisherr on Jun 8, 2009
Hang on just a minute people. They had an extended version of the first Transformers when they re-released it in IMAX Theaters and it wasn't on the DVD when it came out that I noticed. (even though it was only an extra 3 1/2 minutes) So I'd make sure to see it in IMAX just in case!
The_Phantom on Jun 8, 2009
@ #15 Nice footage dude. 16 more day!!
GTO on Jun 8, 2009
If it is longer on the IMAX, except it to be a max of 30 min longer. Right now the films at 147min, and im pretty sure IMAX cant run 3 hr films....either way im excited for more footage!!
Nikhil Hariharan on Jun 8, 2009
I agree with #23, they shouldn't be doing that unless most cities have them. There's only one in Oregon and I remember when I saw TDK there (a month after the release date) it was beyond packed. So it's going to be really crowded opening weekend! Better go buy my tickets!
Caitie on Jun 8, 2009
I love Bay's cockiness! I would be cocky too if I had $100 milion in the bank. chuck
entertainmenttodayandbeyond.com on Jun 8, 2009
@17 that site looks like the japanese version of firstshowing
Name (required) on Jun 8, 2009
How can Michael Bay still manage to walk around with you fanboys sucking on his cock all at the same time?
Shockwave's Ghost on Jun 9, 2009
Yet another reason to dislike this man. How do people actually think he cares about the "art" of film making when he pulls shit like this to get more money? IMAX is nothing special unless the movie was shot with IMAX film (a la certain scenes in TDK). It will look just as good on a good digital screen yet cost $6 less. This is bullshit.
dqniel on Jun 11, 2009
Will see the movie at the IMAX in Nuremberg (Bavaria, Germany). The IMAX in Nuremberg is the biggest in Europe with a 600 m² flat screen (plus a 1000 m² dome screen). So don't be stupid saying there is no big IMAX in Germany! We're the biggest Country in Europe, so we have to have the biggest screen...
Megatron on Jun 13, 2009
IMAX is Done.. and the Sydney Imax screen no less... the Biggest in the world.
zedg on Jun 14, 2009
Transformers 2 was so bad, the worst movie of the year. A great grinding garbage disposal of a movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen isn't so much a narrative film as a cacophonous series of explosions intermittently interrupted by needless dialogue. Call me old fashioned, but I like a little side story and character to go along with my order of big, loud special effects.
George on Aug 22, 2009
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