TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Won’t Be “Goofy” Says Michael Bay

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UPDATE! We’ve added even more new pics from behind the scenes. And how about that new Camaro?!

Despite the incredible special effects and fantastical explosions, Michael Bay’s Transformers movies have failed to impress the hardcore fans of the original properties. General movie-going audiences have shown their support, however, as Paramount continues to produce the films due to the huge success of the films. But what is keeping the hardcore fans from embracing the films? The biggest thing, aside from the questionable story choices is the un-needed and rather juvenile humor that has been at the forefront of the three previous films. At least, that’s one of the biggest things I’ve seen being discussed.

As we know, Bay opted to return for the fourth installment, but he decided to turn over a new leaf and take a new direction on the project, setting the film in the same universe, but focusing on an all new group of humans. As we’ve seen from recent images, the robots have also taken on a fresh new look, both in automobile form and robot form. What else does Bay have in store for us? Well, according to a new interview that Yahoo! posted with Bay, it seems that silly humor may be on its way out and he’s taking a more “cinematic” approach to the film.

“I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool,” Bay told us from the Detroit set of this fourth chapter. “This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one].”

That’s a good start, but let’s see if he holds true to that. Bay is also quick to reiterate that Age of Extinction is not a “reboot” per se, but more a new chapter in the series, taking place three years after the events of Dark of the Moon, keeping with real time, as the third movie was released in 2011.

Also popping up online recently are two more images from the film, which you can check out below. The first image depicts the updated Optimus Prime “rolling out” with his posse. Behind him, you can see that killer Bugatti, which we can now say will be an Autobot, along with that very cool Corvette Stingray. That one I’m hoping is an updated take on the highly under-utilized SideSwipe from the previous films. The second image shows Michael Bay going after star Nicola Peltz with a large claw, which will likely be converted to a robot hand in post-production.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to hit theaters next summer with Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, TJ Miller and Kelsey Grammer. Be sure to check out the full article for Yahoo’s full set visit and chat with the cast.

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Source : Yahoo