'Transformers 2' to be 'Godfather Pt. 2' of Cars That Turn into Robots Movies

October 2, 2007


Somehow the makers of Transformers have gotten the impression that it's the deep, dark story and rich, well-developed characters--not an adolescent desire to see robot cars fight each other, or 20 and 30-something males clinging on to their fading youth through misplaced nostalgia--that drew viewers to see Michael Bay's take on '80s camp. Thus, visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar is promising an even darker, deeper story and characters for the sequel:

['Transformers 2' is] all going to be dramatic. I think the commitment is not to just chuck out a sequel. The commitment is—and this makes us really happy here—that it's a deep story. There are lots of layers to the story of all these Decepticons, everybody. And so they want to really keep the characters rich.

I know I'll hear some dissenting opinion on this, but if this means more talking and less robotic destruction, they've probably lost my ticket. I already nearly threw up paying for anything from the mind of Michael Bay. However, if his idea of added drama includes someone ripping that wavy, slicked-down hat that Shia LeBeouf calls hair off his skull, let's get on it.

Transformers 2 More Ambitious [Sci-Fi]

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