Exclusive Clip: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Modeled After Classic Westerns Most big-budget action movies require the efforts of an army of effects specialists (as anyone who’s sat through the end-credits can tell you) — and that’s especially true on a Michael Bay movie. Hundreds of people are credited for the elaborate computer artistry in Transformers: Age of Extinction. In this behind-the-scenes video, seen here first on Yahoo Movies, we get to see how dominating Dinobots were made to come alive on the big screen. (Featured in the clip are, in order of appearance, screenwriter Ehren Kruger, visual-effects supervisor Scott Farrar, digital artist supervisor Michael Balog, and digital compositing supervisor Jeff Sutherland.) "It’s like classic Western shots," says Farrar of a sequence wherein Optimus Prime rides a galloping Grimlock, "only it’s a robot on a dinosaur." Unfinished work is on display here, offering a hint of the immense number of man- (and woman-) hours that went into making the monstrous summer blockbuster.
This past weekend saw the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy, which has been touted as a very different kind of summer blockbuster. “In the eyes of fans, more really is better when it comes to these films,” he said.
Michael Bay is calling your bluff. According to the director, even his biggest critics will end up watching “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the latest installment in his ever-growing franchise. The first “Transformers” movie has the highest with 57%.
Between the brawling robots, blatant product placement, and manic Michael Bay-o-vision camera work, subtlety is at a premium in Transformers: Age of Extinction. While showing off the elastic property of the “transformium” element that gives the robots their shape-shifting ability (yes, it’s really called transformium), a goofy lab tech (James Bachman) turns the blob into a series of different objects, including various weapons and, briefly, the My Little Pony character Rainbow Dash.
Big guns, bulging biceps, and lots of robot-wrought destruction: Yes, the just-released official poster forTransformers: Age of Extinction has all the hallmarks of its famed director, Krzyysztof Kieślowski. Oops, hold up — we meant famed director Michael Bay! Sorry. We get those two mixed up all the time.