Are you a Transformers fan? (I’ll assume the answer is yes, since you’ve made it this far.) Do you have ten minutes to kill? You’ve come to the right place.
io9 pointed me to this ridiculous mashup combining every transformation in all three of Michael Bay’s Transformers films into one video, and if you’re not convinced that this franchise consists of about 30% paper-thin story and 70% metal-on-metal gnashing, seeing all of these changes in one spot may change your mind. Check this out:
I remember reading that ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) rendered 10,000 different moving parts for Optimus Prime and somewhere in the realm of 80,000 for Devastator in Revenge of the Fallen, and while that level of detail is certainly impressive, even when I’m looking specifically at these robots transforming before my eyes, it’s often difficult to actually comprehend the mechanics of how those transformations take place. I know those VFX guys strive for intense realism, but watching this gets sort of brain-numbing after a few minutes.
In any case, director Michael Bay returns with a new star (Mark Wahlberg) and new Transformers (Dinobots!) in Age of Extinction, which opens in theaters on June 27th, 2014.
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