"Transformers 4" Michael Bay is back! No sacrifice, no victory!

“Transformers 4” Michael Bay is back! No sacrifice, no victory!

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Transformers fans — don’t fret any longer! The wait is over. Michael Bay has decided to carry on the tradition of his trademark heart-racing, adrenalin-pumping, action-packed blockbuster hit series, Transformers. And thank goodness. Imagine what would happen if, after the movie magic and mastery of the first three, another director took the reigns? Utter chaos. Possibly Armageddon. The event, not the movie.

It all began in 2007 with Steven Spielberg executive producing a little movie based on the popular Transformers toyline. Add Bay, who, in the mid-to-late 90’s, had been busy winning awards for music video creation and making commercials for high profile products like Coca-Cola, Nike and the Miller Brewing Company (where he won the coveted “Gold Lion” for Best Beer Campaign), according to IMDb.

What We Can Expect

As far as his movie-making habits, Michael Bay is intense. In the June 2014 release of “Transformers 4,” expect a lot of dramatic visuals, slow motion shots, helicopters set in front of a backdrop sunset, a hot chic (who cares if she can act), big explosions and at least one appearance by the film’s U.S. President. Could we maybe get a cameo from his pet Bullmastiff, Grace? IMDb’s list of Bay’s film trademarks is classic.

What We Know

  • The last three Transformers flicks have earned more than $2.7 billion (yes, that says “billion”) worldwide, according to the Huffington Post.
  • Michael Bay did some soul searching after attending the, new at the time, Universal Studios ride, “Transformers 3-D,” in Hollywood. He didn’t want anyone to start off the new franchise by screwing it up, so he hopped back on board for the next installment, as mentioned in an interview with the Huffington Post.
  • Shia LaBeouf and friends will be replaced with new faces; while new robots are sure to delight.
  • The movie will begin where it left off in Chicago and will be carried on from there, Bay explains in the interview.
  • Of course! Peter Cullen will be back as the voice of Optimus Prime, exclaims Bay to the Huffington Post.

How Can We Get to the Set?

Have you heard of a little contest called “Doritos Crash the Superbowl” contest? It’s been drawing amateur directors and commercial making hopefuls alike, into a world of consumerism and the social media voting system for 6 years. In other words, anyone makes a Doritos commercial, if it’s selected as one of five finalists, it’s posted online and votes are cast. Two winners will be determined by their online popularity and the commercial will be shown during the Superbowl, which will be played in New Orleans on CBS on Feb. 3, 2013, says USA Today. Fans will then vote between the two and, as they have in the past, the winner will win $1 million.

BUT WAIT! This year, there’s more. And it’s big! The winner gets to join Michael Bay on the set of the anticipated “Transformers 4,” which is slated to begin filming this coming winter after Bay’s current project,”Pain & Gain,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, is released and promoted.

There is another world in the making with the addition of “Transformers 4.” Sometimes it’s best for directors not to let go of their best works. What would have happened if Steven Spielberg turned over directing duties to someone else during the “Indiana Jones” series? Or if Peter Jackson dropped the reigns and hopped off the “Lord of the Rings” horse? Some things are just meant to be and Michael Bay should be the visual leader of the next Transformers.

Article by guest author Freddie Coull. Freddie writes about financial news and teaches Spanish at a local community college. He is planning another trip to Mexico City in the next year.