But with the technical enough confusion. This part of the DVD focuses on one particular action sequence in the first half of the movie and all the various stages it went through during pre-production (design; animatics; proof of concept; scouting; production). A lot of it seems to revolve around an image the Bay-master soon designated as a 'trailer shot' and was filmed on an old missile range in Mexico. As usual Bay liked to put his actors in as much real danger as possible, and he proudly recounts how the fear on their faces is actual terror instead of acting. The Decepticon itself was represented on set only by a remote control piece of it's tail and the famous ILM Sphere (which is held up to collect the right reference for reflections to be added on the CGI version). Also notice that all this behind the scenes footage is so well documented that whenever someone is not facing a microphone, he or she gets subtitles. Still that's not hardly as weird as a the actual Transformers film which featured subtitles in a Decepticon font. Surely the first movie ever to have alien subs!
7 out of 10
P.S. There are also four bits and pieces hidden in the menu's on the second disc as not so hard to find easter eggs. First up is a fake commercial for an all new 'Bay-Bot' (an Autobot with a human head that bears a superficial resemblance to Michael Bay). Next is a short piece on the casting of Mojo the Chihuahua (since they had to film the dogs for reference anyway, why not put it on the DVD?). The last two eggs revolve around the filming of two deleted scenes (both of which would have been part of the big brawl in Mission City). Mind you, the effects for these portions were never finished, so don't expect to see the 'deleted' parts themselves. In the scene where an X-box turned into a Decepticon (because of the Allspark), the 'X-con' was supposed to tear a socialite (Michelle Pierce)'s dress off. This Benny Hill style gag was omitted, presumably because mild nudity is still harder to get through the censors than violence. The second casualty left on the cutting room floor involved Michael Bay's own Hitchcock cameo moment in which he would be torn out of a car by Megatron. Notice that Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox were on hand to watch (and Megan was wearing even skimpier clothing on her day off than she does in the film).
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