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watched it a few weeks ago in IMAX, pre-ordered it last night at BB..

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I realize that if this keeps up into the movie, I'm going to have to stooges slap all three simultaneously and then duck the keystone kop security.
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Can't wait for this one in 3D Blu-ray (IMAX screen's aspect ratio?) ...That would be so Michael Bay fun!
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Can't wait for this one in 3D Blu-ray (IMAX screen's aspect ratio?) ...That would be so Michael Bay fun!
By "IMAX screen's aspect ratio" I guess you mean reframed for 1.78:1?
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By "IMAX screen's aspect ratio" I guess you mean re-framed for 1.78:1?
Yes, and using IMAX cameras too; for those non CGI scenes - a la Batman and few other films in the past, where the screen's aspect ratio adjusts to the IMAX scenes.

* I love the scope of IMAX cameras and projections (at the theater and at home), the scale of details, and I'm also a 3D fan; when done with artistic taste.
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Lol. Nice analogy.

Bay says let the haters hate. They're still gonna see the movie.

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Hey wabo how was the film?
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Hey wabo how was the film?
Took my family to this last night. I enjoyed it. My kids liked it more than I did. The battle scenes in TF4 are mind blowing. Especially on the massive IMAX screen. The chick and her shorty-shorts are sssssmokin' hot. Bay sure knows how to pick 'em. The icing on the cake was LaBoof isn't in this one. Day one purchase on blu.
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Took my family to this last night. I enjoyed it. My kids liked it more than I did. The battle scenes in TF4 are mind blowing. Especially on the massive IMAX screen. The chick and her shorty-shorts are sssssmokin' hot. Bay sure knows how to pick 'em. The icing on the cake was LaBoof isn't in this one. Day one purchase on blu.
The fight choreography in this installment seemed nearly identical to all the prior installments.

Pew.. Pew... Duck and Roll, scream Aaaarrgghhh and Fire... Pew.. Pew.. Pew... Rinse and repeat in every single fight.

I am amused to see the lack of comments along the lines of "So much destruction.. how many people might have died?? Optimus Prime

coldly puts a hot slug in a human.. and let thousands of people die! Oh, blasphemy!!

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The fight choreography in this installment seemed nearly identical to all the prior installments.

Pew.. Pew... Duck and Roll, scream Aaaarrgghhh and Fire... Pew.. Pew.. Pew... Rinse and repeat in every single fight.
LOL funny you should mention that....did you see the youtube 'Triple Feature' video I posted on the previous page?
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The fight choreography in this installment seemed nearly identical to all the prior installments.

Pew.. Pew... Duck and Roll, scream Aaaarrgghhh and Fire... Pew.. Pew.. Pew... Rinse and repeat in every single fight.

I am amused to see the lack of comments along the lines of "So much destruction.. how many people might have died?? Optimus Prime

coldly puts a hot slug in a human.. and let thousands of people die! Oh, blasphemy!!
Lol. I didn't go to the movie to see Optimus have a moral deliberation. I paid to see Transformers kicking ass and chewing bubble gum. And they're all out of bubble gum.
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Took my family to this last night. I enjoyed it. My kids liked it more than I did. The battle scenes in TF4 are mind blowing. Especially on the massive IMAX screen. The chick and her shorty-shorts are sssssmokin' hot. Bay sure knows how to pick 'em.
The icing on the cake was LaBoof isn't in this one. Day one purchase on blu.
...Same here.
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Took my family to this last night. I enjoyed it. My kids liked it more than I did. The battle scenes in TF4 are mind blowing. Especially on the massive IMAX screen. The chick and her shorty-shorts are sssssmokin' hot. Bay sure knows how to pick 'em. The icing on the cake was LaBoof isn't in this one. Day one purchase on blu.
I knew you would like it and the kids enjoyed it too Oops!! If I remember now there I'm sure there was a F bomb thrown in there at the time.
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Lol. I didn't go to the movie to see Optimus have a moral deliberation. I paid to see Transformers kicking ass and chewing bubble gum. And they're all out of bubble gum.
Lol exactly !!
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Yes, and using IMAX cameras too; for those non CGI scenes - a la Batman and few other films in the past, where the screen's aspect ratio adjusts to the IMAX scenes.

* I love the scope of IMAX cameras and projections (at the theater and at home), the scale of details, and I'm also a 3D fan; when done with artistic taste.
No IMAX 15perf 70mm film cameras was used in this movie - all digital, mostly 3D rigs (RED cameras) and some 35mm film.
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For those interested in visual perception, camera movement, composition and editing in movies - this one might interest;

What is Bayhem?

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scream Aaaarrgghhh and Fire...
I swear this is one of the most irritating things in movies. Screaming and yelling while shooting. Guess it makes it more dramatic for the general movie going public. Just makes me want to turn the movie off.

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I swear this is one of the most irritating things in movies. Screaming and yelling while shooting. Guess it makes it more dramatic for the general movie going public. Just makes me want to turn the movie off.
I think it's more for the movie makers and writers than anything else.

I would get just as much out of someone firing a BMF gun while silently tucked behind a wall as with someone defeating the whole purpose of shoot and scoot by jumping out from behind a perfectly good wall/revetment/gun emplacement, screaming and holding a BMF gun at the hip where it would be the least accurate.

The whole idea is to shoot them without getting shot at back. Especially if they outclass you.

It ranks with the deliberate clap (which I've never seen anywhere but goofy uplifting movies) as an annoying Hollywood construct. I'm just waiting for someone to try it in real life.

I liked the combat in Battle Los Angeles, where hiding without jumping out and doing an aria was the norm.
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No IMAX 15perf 70mm film cameras was used in this movie - all digital, mostly 3D rigs (RED cameras) and some 35mm film.
I was just mentioning one of my personal preferred option, a la IMAX original first 'Transformers'. ...Remember that one, the Walmart IMAX version/edition on Blu-ray. But not 3D, just some scenes that were shot with an IMAX camera.
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For those interested in visual perception, camera movement, composition and editing in movies - this one might interest;

What is Bayhem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2THVvshvq0Q
People can say all they want about Michael Bay; the guy, his speeches, his style, etc., but he is a true cinema artist; he knows how to operate a camera or two. ...Total awesomeness on the screen!
...The cars, the girls, the planes, the boats, the shots, the action, the explosions, all that entertaining jazz...

* He just needs some more work with his scripts, storytelling, actor's intelligence, love stories, more polished film values; by hiring the right people...that's all really.
But Michael is more into screen's effects, impacts, polished moving pictures, and sound too.
And why not; he's making good money at it.

Yep, just a little more film value; for the soul and the mind.
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I swear this is one of the most irritating things in movies. Screaming and yelling while shooting. Guess it makes it more dramatic for the general movie going public. Just makes me want to turn the movie off.

I would have to agree, although I might may have to give an exception if the one doing the shooting is a raccoon.
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* He just needs some more work with his scripts, storytelling, actor's intelligence, love stories, more polished film values; by hiring the right people...that's all really.
I know he tries to keep the same crew on every film he shoots. I think he's just had so much success now that nobody really questions him. I know at least on The Rock he had a lot of studio pressure. He probably had to pick his fights more than he does now and gets away with more as a result.

When he was doing The Rock and Armageddon he had guys like Quentin Tarantino, Aaron Sorkin, and JJ Abrams working on the screenplays. His best films have also been the ones Bruckheimer produced. His best Transformers one was the first one, and I'm guessing thats the one Spielberg was most involved with and maybe one reason the quality has gone done since.

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He just needs some more work with his scripts
I still refuse to believe he uses them.

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I think he just instructs one of three things to his actors/actresses:

Be a badass.
Be sassy/snarky
Be a total spazz

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I think he just instructs one of three things to his actors/actresses:

Be a badass.
Be sassy/snarky
Be a total spazz

That is all.
Based on his movies, I'd say you're not far off. Sure, I own some of his "work". Every subwoofer has to eat. But other than demo scenes his movies don't see a lot of playing time at mi casa.

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I know he tries to keep the same crew on every film he shoots. I think he's just had so much success now that nobody really questions him. I know at least on The Rock he had a lot of studio pressure. He probably had to pick his fights more than he does now and gets away with more as a result.

When he was doing The Rock and Armageddon he had guys like Quentin Tarantino, Aaron Sorkin, and JJ Abrams working on the screenplays. His best films have also been the ones Bruckheimer produced. His best Transformers one was the first one, and I'm guessing thats the one Spielberg was most involved with and maybe one reason the quality has gone done since.
♦ Michael has been through extreme high pressure over the course of his career as a filmmaker.
And it reflects too sometimes in public life.

The guy deserves great respect for his art, his creativity, his imagination, his dedication, his forward thinking, and all that cinema jazz.

He is a genius, a true artist, a sensitive human being, a creator, and a technology pioneer when it comes to moving pictures, and sound distribution; with all his team of people.

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I still refuse to believe he uses them.
♦ Oh but he uses scripts; and he has people who he hires to help him too. ...No fooling around here, this is serious business, in particular regarding Transformers stuff, based on the Hasbro comic books.
Just ask him. ...Muy importante to respect the comic fans. ...They are the most outspoken and easily sensitive people in our planet.

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The missing link, I think, is the human interaction sometimes, between each other, and that needs a human expert; which he is probably not from my perspective and other's perspective.
But heck, who is perfect! ...I think he has improved anyway, and it can only get better, from the way I know Michael. ...He is truly dedicated to people, us.
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