Recently I saw Transformers: Dark of the Moon and while I found the film to be “artistically” inferior, I have had to admit that it’s an entertainment juggernaut.
Budget: $150 million
Gross: $710 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Budget: $200 million
Gross: $836 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Budget: $195 million
Gross: $418 million (as of July 5/11; just 6 days since its release: Box Office Mojo)
Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
my review (Hey! I have to plug my own s**t, don’t I?)
In looking at the above numbers, it’s almost a foregone conclusion film number three is going to do just as well as the first two, all with about the same “rotten tomato” rating.
In contrast, heads are going to roll at Warner Brothers over the following financial disaster.
Can anybody truly know what’s going to work or not going to work? And when I say work, I mean capture the attention of a fickle public who are going to shell out $15 or $20 for the cinematic experience. $20? Heck, throw in a popcorn and a drink and you’re talking about some serious cash for a date!
In contrast to the blockbusters, the lesser films have smaller numbers but face the same problem of turning a profit.
Michael Bay reuses footage from an earlier film
Here’s the premise: Michael Bay has taken footage from his 2005 film The Island and spliced it into the film Transformers 3. Britain’s Guardian discusses this with a link to a YouTube video which shows both films together. The video certainly makes a strong, okay obvious, case. Apparently this is not the first time Bay has done this having swiped a shot of an aircraft carrier from his 2001 film Pearl Harbour to use in the first Transformers.
Uploaded by cinefilojermain23 on Jun 30, 2011
Transformers 3 scene from The Island
Scenes from the movie Transformers 3 of the movie The Island-2005.
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