At first, the headline “Michael Bay is doing a film about Benghazi” was difficult to get our heads around. In a way it makes perfect sense: Bay loves a sunny set location (the sun gets most of its acting work in Bay’s films) and his ability to craft addicitve action cannot be denied. Still, Benghazi? In 2012? That’s pretty full on for Bay isn’t it? Maybe, but judging by this new trailer, maybe not. Continue reading New Trailer for Michael Bay Benghazi Drama “13 Hours”
If there’s one thing that Michael Bay thrives at, it’s building considerable hype for films that people don’t think they want to see or even want to be made. A veritable lifetime of Transformers sequels have given him a valuable education in spinning an unattractive franchise into something that might be worth spending some of your take home pay on. The usual tactic for this spin doctor masterclass is playing on the nostalgia of young and old by dredging up something from their childhood that they only remember well enough to get a chuckle from and not well enough to recall that it wasn’t all that good.
Right, that’s quite enough laying into Michael Bay I think. After the giddy news that Paul Casey would definitely be making an appearance in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the next flashback from your formative years is a peak at the new mode of transportation the heroes in a half shell will be rocking. On top of that, Screen Rant is reporting that Bay is sticking to his lucky Transformers formula by previewing all the vehicles that will be making an appearance. Well, let’s have a look then:
Wow actually that’s…that’s pretty cool. And it has Taratuga written along the side – that means turtle! It really does match up to one in the TV show. Oh hey, and look at this one:
It’s the Polaris Slingshot three-wheeler! No way! This is gonna be awesome!
Ahem, anyway, it all looks to be above board and set to bring back as much from the original series as possible. Will we be seeing Krang taking the wheel of the turtle truck? Well no, I mean, obviously he has no arms so that would be an incredibly flawed plan. Maybe the body he rides around in can.
The truck looks pretty cool though right?