Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen robots revealed
Hopefully Michael Bay has put his policy of dropping fake information every where because a comprehensive list of the Transformers in the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has been released online, and it looks rather interesting.
Released have been details of some of the new Transformers that we're going to see, along with some descriptions of what they're up to, and what they aren't up to considering what they once were in the cartoon.
I have to admit that I've been less than interested in the marketing for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, mainly because Michael Bay shouted out up front that he would be releasing loads of false information about the film to keep the media and bloggers off the scent of the actual story, so since I knew a lot would be fake I thought what's the point in reporting on it? Well done Bay, great marketing.
However USA Today have a story, today, that might just reveal all, and I hope there's not a bit of Michael Bay misinformation in there.
Ravage is a Transformer in the shape of a Jaguar. Alex Kurtzman talks more about the Decepticon:
“There's actually another skill set Ravage has that didn't exist before, so there's going to be a surprise for fans.”
USA Today has the photo of the creature which has a single red eye and a large swinging tail that looks like it could do some serious damage. However he's a fair difference from the cartoon version who was actually an audio cassette tape that transformed into the tape player that was Soundwave and together they played back what Ravage had recorded secretly when monitoring the Autobots and human allies.
Now though he's set to be something different, they just won't reveal what, although they do say that Soundwave is in the film now and he's a spy satellite in this one, not a tape player, thank the screenwriters, and Roberto Orci explains:
“They are still connected...But rather than trying to hold onto a notion as antiquated as an audiotape, which some members of our audience have maybe never laid eyes on, we wanted to go a new way.”
One comment that does make me smile is from Orci when he reveals that Ravage won't have a voice, because that would be daft.
“We wanted to stay true to the idea that Decepticons who take visual clues from beasts maintain that...It would be strange to have a talking jaguar, or a scorpion with an English accent.”
Yeah, because huge transforming robots from another planet that hide around the outside of a house so a teenager won't get into trouble from his parents isn't silly?
They also reveal that there are going to be a lot more different Transformers in this one, particularly smaller and weirder ones. Here are some of the new Autobots.
Jetfire: A Decepticon originally, now fighting on the side of the humans and turns into an SR-71 Blackbird spy plane. According to the report he came to Earth a long time ago and is now old and forgetful. He knows the Decepticon's plan, he just can't remember it very well, and he can't transform properly either.
Sideswipe: The General Motor's silver Corvette Stingray concept car.
Jolt: A Chevrolet hybrid car.
Skins and Mudflap: Twin Transformers who are two of the General Motor's concept cars otherwise known in real life as the Trax and the Beat.
Acree: The female Transformer, to pull in the female audience a bit more, is Megan Fox's Transformer, after all you can give the male lead one and then just leave his half-naked, damsel in distress co-star without one. Acree is a hot pink motorcycle.
Okay, what about the new Decepticons?
The Fallen: An ancient robot from one of the original robots who was banished from the home planet for his evil ways. The article describes The Fallen as the Transformers' version of Lucifer.
The Doctor: A spider robot that transforms into various torture type devices. Now that's nice.
Demolisher: A giant robot, and I think the name gives it away.
Wheelie: Another small robot that doesn't get much of a description.
Constructicons: Scavenger, Scrapper, Hightower, Longhaul, Rampage, Overload and Mixmaster: They transform independently but also together into the giant Devastator.
Michael Bay gives us more exciting information about the film that makes us believe this could be the best ever robot transforming action adventure film from a director called Bay:
“Some of the junior Transformers are just dumb...But it's great for kids because they're like the Little Engine That Could. They're (screw)-ups, but they get really heroic at the end.”
Oh great, some Transformers thrown in there for the little kiddies to have fun with. They aren't going to be annoying us throughout are they?
Well there are some cool sounding robots in there, but at the same time there are some rather daft sounding choices. What do you think? Too much?