Well, it’s finally hoving into view: the next chapter in the Transformers… saga? Is it a saga now? Five movies counts as a saga, right?
Anyway, it’s almost here!
And, just to get you PUMPED, here’s the official trailer!
Okay, true confession time: I’m a big Michael Bay fan, and I am NOT pumped.
Bay does great action movies: Bad Boys, The Rock, the first Transformers, even a surprising dramatic turn in the excellent 13 Hours. But this is his fifth Transformers movie. He’s been doing them for ELEVEN YEARS and I kinda get the feeling like it’s beginning to wear on him.
Hence why this one feels less like something he really cares about (versus 13 Hours and Pain & Gain) and more like something he’s doing because of the ABSURDLY large paycheck and the fact the studio includes bankrolling his passion projects as part of his salary. At least in this case, his seeming disinterest has produced a movie that seems a little sub-par.
Don’t get me wrong, I hope it’s entertaining as hell. It’s just that this trailer doesn’t really indicate that, you know?
So, shaky cam. What a bunch of garbage. Even when it happens in movies I love.
Why is it so prevalent, though? Well, according to YouTuber AllOuttabubbleGum, it’s because the MPAA has gone all censorious over common, everyday, NECESSARY fight choreography.
I’ll let his video speak for itself.
I’ve complained about this before, most specifically on Geek Gab, where stupid MPAA rules mean that intense, visceral fight scenes are limited to R-Rated movies, while PG-13 movies (which can’t show impacts) are limited to floaty, fake, uninteresting fights. I’d never considered that shaky-cam was a result of that same censorious impulse, however.
Rocky, 40 years old this year, is one of the all-time American classic movies and one of the two career defining performances of Sylvester Stallone. In a nation partial to underdogs, Rocky Balboa was one of the underdoggiest.
The character is immortal, to the extent that they released a new film starring the Philadelphia pugilist—Creed—just last year.
To celebrate four decades of Rocky’s journey, here’s 9 things you probably didn’t know about his debut.