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Michael Bay Makes Me Happy



Posted by Steve

In an article over at Entertainment Weekly Michael Bay talks about Transformers 2, or as it is apparently titled, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN. In the article, he confirms something he’s said since his interviews and commentaries during the release of the first movie. He says, “There are a lot of rumors out there, but we’ve released a lot of fake stuff. We’ve done a really good job of keeping things secret.”  I absolutely love that and have no idea why.

I have been thinking for years that movie makers who want to keep their projects under wraps should engage in misinformation campaigns.  What’s great is that everyone is reporting every little tid bit of information they get their hands on as if it is the real deal.  So, as far as we know, the title may not even be real.

Therefore, I will now take this opportunity to inform all the great readers of Geek Out Online (The official website of The Geek Out Loud podcast.) That I will remain spoiler free when it comes to Transformers 2 from this point forward.  Sadly, this means no breaking news on the film will be found here on the site.  That is, unless, Mr. Bay would like me to visit the set, editing bay, sound design room, or just have a sit down and talk Transformers in general.  (I know you’re reading this Michael Bay.  You googled your name and this blog came up.  I just want you to know that I am more than willing to help promote your film and will also assist in any misinformation campaign you wish to undertake.)  Note to all readers:  Please disregard everything you just read.  If you see any news on the upcoming sequel to Transformers here on the site, you can totally trust it.

I think the main thing to take away from this post tonight is….corn on the cob is good.

3 Responses to “Michael Bay Makes Me Happy”

  1. Bryan Says:

    Ok good, because I heard they were going to have a Transformers-Muppet crossover. Sounds like a great movie idea. I of course must believe it now

    Mmmmm, corn on the cob.

  2. (Satellite Feed) Denis Says:

    Hey Steve, hopefully I can help explain why Michael Bay’s “misinformation” leaks tickled your fancy.

    For a long time now it seems that studios have been ruining their own movies via their marketing campaigns. With all the trailers, commercials, cast and crew interviews, television specials, online exclusive clips, and viral marketing campaigns, it feels as if the movie studios show all their cards. I pretty much knew the whole plotline to Indiana Jones IV, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk before ever going to the theaters. The old gripe of “all the good stuff is in the trailer” seems realer than ever before, since by the time of actual cinematic release, there’s hardly any surprises left. Some might argue that the studios make film adaptations of the initial trailers to that end.

    By keeping details scarce and unrealiable, it assures fans a wholly fresh feel of excitement while in their actual movie seats as they experience the story for the first time. This is something that can never be recreated once plot points are revealed (ie: Mutt Williams being Indy’s son or Tony Stark making a guest appearance at the end of Iron Man). Once you know, you can never un-know.

    I hope this reaches you well and even though I won’t get to see you in San Diego, rest assured you’ll be there in spirit and our Geek Out Loud fanboys’ (and girls) hearts.

  3. (Satellite Feed) Denis Says:

    Oops! Slight typo, I wrote:
    “Tony Stark making a guest appearance at the end of Iron Man” change “Iron Man” to “Incredible Hulk”. Of course Tony Stark is in Iron Man! Duh! My bad.

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