'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' is going to have more robots, be more re-rendered, and be more IMAX than ever before! There are going to be 42 robots that are going to be extremely detailed. They have yet to release the best imagery from the movie. The robots have been shot in full 70 mm film and rendered in full 4K. You will see Optimus Prime in his actual size on the 50 foot IMAX screens, which should be very cool. If that isn't incentive enough to see it in IMAX, Michael Bay says that there is an IMAX cut that is slightly longer with more fighting robots.
Here is what Michael Bay tells everybody on his blog:
In Japan today. After a month and half seven days a week most days going till midnight me and my crew have just about finished Transformers. I have never seen such a level of dedication from every crew member in a movie before.
Even today after the press in Japan and right before the premiere tonight, I have to sneak out to a digital house to approve the last few effect shots.
It has been a long hard road, but really fun one to travel. What you will notice that is strikingly different than Transformers 1, is the level of animation detail. The robot characters (42 in all), you really can feel empathy for them. What is also very different is the sheer scale of the movie. We have been very tight holding back much of the best imagery in commercials and trailers.
The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.
For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.
So what do you think? How are you going to see Transformers 2? I've got a 50 foot IMAX screen at the local AMC theater that is great! The picture is crystal clear. By the way, all these other websites that are hating on the IMAX and boycotting it, are just being ridiculous. IMAX is so much better than the regular movie screens in every way, no matter what the size is. So what in the hell are they complaining about?