With that new Bumblebee movie coming out, the subject of Transformers Ethics and Culture has been gaining increased attention and scrutiny lately. This national focus has caused many Transfomers scholars to ponder some complicated questions, such as this ethical pickle: if a Transformer dies, is it disrespectful to…
Let’s be honest: even for a series of movies based on a line of plastic toys, the Transformers movies have generally sucked, pretty dramatically. So, my expectations for this new Bumblebee movie are pretty low. That said, there’s been some decisions that have given me the barest bit of hope: Bumblebee is a Volkswagen…
You may remember a time when Xzibit would put your Transformer into your Transformer. But imagine someone actually putting a Transformer into a 2014 Bugatti Veyron—or at least painting it like one—and asking almost $2 million for it.
A couple months ago, hints were dropped that the Transformer known as Bumblebee would return to his original automotive form, a yellow Volkswagen Beetle, for the new standalone Bumblebee movie currently in production. Now, we have what appears to be photographic confirmation of this, and, even better, I have…
Let’s be honest: the Transformers series of movies are pretty awful. Even if we accept that a movie about space-robots that turn into cars and trucks isn’t the sort of framework that’s going to beget Citizen Kane, they’ve still been idiotic. But at least one good thing is happening: in the upcoming standalone Bumblebee movie
If you’re like me and have thoroughly enjoyed at least one of the soon-to-be five movies in the Transformers franchise, you probably know that all of the gritty explosion-ness and car flipping is mostly done for real, just minus the giant robots. But how do they convincingly get all those cars to flip?
Transformers: The Last Knight, set for release next summer, is currently filming near Detroit, so fansite Seibertron.com took the opportunity to grab a close-up video walkaround of some of the cars appearing in the video. They are all absurd. Every one of them. And yet, the kid in me kind of digs them.
Bumblebee, the Transformers Autobot based on a Chevy Camaro that started out as a toy and then became a savior of the Earth in a slew of horrible, mindless action films will be getting his/its own spin-off film, because Hollywood is dead and the Camaro is doing really well.
As if Christian Koenigsegg’s cars weren’t cool enough already, he’s now making robot cars way cooler than Michael Bay ever could.
While director Michael Bay might not be known in film circles for his nuance or profound cinematic leaps forward, one thing is undeniable: his films resonate. Transformers grossed $319 million, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen grossed over $400 million and was second only to Avatar in box office gross for 2009.…
Local Motors marketing guy Buddy Crisp pulled off a great get convincing Michael Bay and friends to put the Rally Fighter off-roader in Transformers 4: My Big Fat Robot Wedding Strikes Back. Here's what Crisp had to say about his car starring in the (second?) most successful film franchise based on a toy.
"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" will likely beat "Roger & Me" as the most GM movie ever made. With an onslaught of product placement, scenes shot at actual GM workplaces and employees making cameos, it seems designed to help get the troubled automaker some temporary goodwill as it slogs through an inescapable public…
I'm guessing Optimus Prime has just fired his lousy accountant, because even though he has a new movie about to come out, regular unwashed bastards like you and me can ride in Optimus Prime (in semi truck cab form) by simply hailing him through Uber. Well, so long as you're in one of these three cities.
Chevrolet is leaning hard on product placement in Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction to get the Chinese market fired up about their product. But it's not the Camaro they're expecting to get the most mileage out of; it's their new micro SUV the Trax.
Most Transformers are terrible, because they're really great, but then they're not real, because they're a cartoon, or a toy, or components of a Michael Bay film made entirely to sell toys. But this transforming busker that actually drives around is the best Transformer ever, because it brings Transformers to life.
The Bagger 288 is not only one of the largest earthmovers in the world, it's one of the largest land vehicles anywhere, full stop. And now someone has turned the 13,000-ton coal-chewing crawling beast into a fire-spitting stomping Transformer. Because why the hell not.
There are worse ways to kill two hours on an airplane flight than by firing up one of Michael Bay's Transformers movies. There are also better ways, like reading, but whatever. The films never disappoint when it comes to cars and explosions.
Transformers: Age of Extinction, AKA Transformers 4, will not only feature a Pagani Huayra and a Ferrari 458 Speciale, but also plenty of regular-Joe cars as well. Including what looks to be a Chevrolet Malibu, getting sliced completely in two.