The promotional poster for the 2007 Transformers movie shows the side profile of Optimus Prime.

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Since the late 1990s, we have been living in an era IP-centric Film production is becoming more extensive and loud every year. There are a lot of movies that can be pointed out to someone as important or iconic Of Sam Raymy Spider-Man Movies Batman begins And Independence Day. And believe it or not, a film that probably deserves that quality is original Transformers Movies

The first live action film released on this day in 2007, and served as the first real attempt to bring Hasbro and Paramount to theaters after the box office failure of the 1986 film. Directed by Michael Bay and starring then-rising rising stars Shia Lebioff and Megan Fox, the film opened enough reviews and was a huge success at the box office, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2007 and grossing $ 709.7 million worldwide. It would be underlined to say how big this film was for its time, and its marketing reflects that. Hasbro partnered with 200 companies to promote the film in 70 countries and created tie-in promos for the film, directed by Bay, Burger King, General Motors. And Pepsi. He wanted the film to be a hit, and when it did, it became a huge franchise that produced lots of toys, tie-in games, and more. There was even a plan for A Transformers Cinematic Universe… until.

For Better or Wors, Michael Bay's Transformers is a Trailblazer

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Now that’s not to say the 15-year-old movie is iconic, though in this case, it’s more than backhandled appreciation. Both first Transformers And its sequels have been consistently used as an example of what can go wrong in Hollywood in adapting to a beloved IP. It is very interested in the mythology of its source material or the characters portrayed by the camera, and they have enough product placements to make you want to be able to install ad blockers in your eyes. From the very beginning, it’s not hard to imagine that Bay has only used autobots and decepticons as a way to create concrete action and chase scenes that don’t involve the military, which he has never failed to look beautiful in his career. And the thing that hated these films so much was that there was no way to get away from them. While there is plenty of other material outside of movies for fans – comics, multiple cartoons and video games, including Cybertron Series साठी For the larger world, the Beacon version of Transformers was the only property experience. Before Riverdale And MCU, ”the questionWhy is this still going on ?!”Was mainly directed here Transformer, Almost all of these made stupid money despite moderate to negative reviews at the box office.

It is not wrong to say that Bay’s first film was also very impressive. If it weren’t for the success of the original film, we probably wouldn’t have had the same toy as other toy movies and show franchises. Foam Lego and Warship To GI Joe, Twice And potential He-man And She-Ra, They were all trying to get on the pie when the robots in disguise started baking. No. Transformers His determination to focus on the show rather than the movie and the substance, will we have so many action movies that dedicate the last 1/3 of their runtime to impact, explosion and slow motion? Probably not.

Despite how disgusting these films are, there are some bright spots: the original film is still very solid overall, with more restraint than its successors. Similarly, the 2018 semi-soft reboot Bumblebee Character-driven heart and manages to strike a good balance between Bright nostalgia spectacle. (It probably helps that this is a movie that broke Transformers Directed by Travis Knight instead of Trend and Bay.) Watching these movies in theaters with friends usually makes them more comfortable, and when they inevitably press the broadcast rotation on FX, there is enough time to sit at home. विशेष More specifically for a handful of sequels Unpublished part of the moon, And Sunset– Confused third law can be very effective for watching VFX blowouts.

And while these films don’t really say anything about their source material, there’s something fascinating about the lore they’ve created on their own basis throughout the film. (I still have questions about how Bumblebee and Transformers in WWII befriended Harriet Tubman. Not really, This is what happens.) These are movies Annoyingly Libran – always rational, easily hurt emotionally, very passionate and maybe a little too intense. Even if a scene or question is worth asking, there may be something in one or more of these movies that you can somehow remember, despite your best efforts to forget. Admit it, you probably do Still Remember those two annoying racist autobots from the second movie.

So yes, happy birthday Transformers. Out of Bumblebee And the other movie section, you’re not a particularly “good” franchise. But you’re important in your own way … beyond having soundtracks in the respective categories of composer Steve Zablonsky and rock artists, which really went up and down. Tell us in the comments how good those soundtracks are कडे Beyond Linkin Park, ClearlyणिAnd I guess you yourself tell us what you think about movies and if your opinion about it has changed over time.

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