Monday, 2 July 2007

Transformers there... transforming here...

*This is not a spoiler*

It was drizzling and an old man was fishing by the harbour. His rod (the fishing version), caught something and he turned around to hallow to his friend that he caught something. As he struggles to control his catch, he turned around and shouted…”It’s a big one!” Soon, we can see the water level rising and wooden bridge by the harbour was uprooted, chaos was approaching. That’s when the word appeared in most of the viewers’ mind at that time… the word was “Godzilla”.

Having built up to much hype, Godzilla turned out to be one of the flop of the century.

The same kind of hype was tagging along with the current blockbusters, Transformers. But you know what happened? As I walked into the cinema last Friday, Jules told me she was feeling sleepy and she hoped she will not fall asleep. She came out telling me that she doesn’t mind watching it again.

It was like living the days of my childhood again and being the zewt that I am, I went and read up a lot about the film. Here are 7 things you may or may not know about the current blockbuster:

7……
It was G.I. Joe which was supposed to make the big screen. But the producer negotiated to have Transformers instead. Hmmm… I think G.I. Joe would be cool too… Cooooobraa!!!!

6……
Transfomers’ slogan “Their War, Our World” was actually the original slogan for Alien vs Predator. AVP changed it last minute to “Whoever wins… we lose”. Didn’t know Transformers is a copy-cat eh?

5……
Many have known this point… the voice of Optimus Prime is played by Peter Cullen, the original voice in the cartoon series. But Frank Welker, the original voice of Megatron, has aged too much to take on the role again. So Hugo Weaving a.k.a. Agent Smith from the Matrix trilogy took on Megatron’s voice.

4……
Michael Bay, the director originally turned down the offer to direct the movie branding it “a stupid toy movie”. What the… a stupid toy movie?????

3……
Many said that Bumblebee is supposed to be a beetle. The reason why Bumblebee appears as a Camaro instead of a Volkswagen Beetle is because the director wanted to avoid comparison with Herbie the Love Bug. What the… what Love bug????

2……
Megatron transforms into an “interstellar jet” instead of a gun for Starscream because the toyline distributor refuse to make gun for any of the characters. So yeah, the reason why Megatron didn’t transform into a gun is because a toy company said so. Oppss… did I just spoil the movie for you? Ok… no more spoilers ok? Promise!

And the number 1 thing you may or may not know about Transformers….

The sequel will be out in 2009 and will feature the planet-sized robot, Unicron. So start the countdown!

See, no spoilers right? Those are some facts which you will not get from watching the movie. Anyway, for those who have not watch the movie… don’t get your ass off the seat too soon… there are some scenes in between the credits. Don’t say I didn’t tell you…

Closer to home, the city of Kuala Lumpur also made some transformations yesterday. The clean air in KL has transformed into… hazy air once again. Yup… the haze is back and make a wild guess who is the culprit. Altogether now… IN…DO…NE…SIA!!!

Our neighbour who supply us with cheap construction worker, cheap maids, phantom voters migrants, criminals have again deliver its annual gift to us. Here begins the annual process of Malaysia-demand-apology-Indon-say-sorry-Malaysian-die-they-no-worry.

Grass anyone?... oh, I mean cleaner air, anyone?

49 comments:

angel said...

Haha...


Don't mind me... I'm just laughing :p

2009? Not 2010 ar? Monkticon said that he got spoilers wor... do u know who's monkticon? THE biggest Transformers fan with so many Transformers toys/figurines that he kena featured in the Star a few times already.

ps: I think Optimus P is not so bright lor... what u think? :p

pps: I heard that Die Hard 4.0 is awesome too...

day-dreamer said...

Wow. Wow wow wow. I really lost count how many blog posts dedicated to Transformers that I have read today. Hahaha!!

Sigh, haze again. Those people are really dung brains. Fishmongers!!! :D

Johnson Tee said...

hey,

remember how optimus prime died. check it out here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mlgMbQsoSY

Helen said...

I didn't know that...

(5)Hugo doing the voice of Megatron? I'll take note of it. I din think of him much in Matrix, but, I was completely smitten when he wore his mask and became V. *oooh, so romantic. Too bad the mask never came off...and his pants *

Yeah, from Indon with Love... Haze is in the air.

J.T. said...

I am not here to talk about Transformers because I have not watched it neither am I a big fan of it. Still, I do remember the cartoon version when I was younger - it did its job entertaining me. :)

So, haze is back huh? If this is an annual affair, how come nothing is being done about it? What are our environmental fellas doing? Something else taking up their time? Asking for apology is not enough. Offences will be repeated if the responsible country cannot "pay for its sins".

Wennnn said...

Wah realli nice wor U guys can watch Transformer.. here still waiting 4 it to come out lor!!!

ehon said...

why everyone blogging about transformers? im sooo behind for not blogging about it! =/ i must go watch!

Jemima said...

Yep, grass please.. even I need to break free.. despite the odds against my decision right now..

Tunku Halim said...

So Mr Haze is back? Best to hide in the cinema then and watch Transformers. Lots of eye candy, loud music I'm told. Like so many other movies these days.

If you get a chance watch "Pan's Labyrinth", a Spanish movie that is so absolutely good!

jaezrel said...

BAD AIR=BAD HEALTH

Tine said...

Why do they hate us so and burn our air??? *sob sob*

me said...

*cough cough! gasppppp!* in zewt's blog also got haze ahhh? *pushing haze aside* i saw the movie too. i got a high each time i saw optimus prime transform and i think he's the coolest...but the fighting scenes left me a little dizzy.

ah nel said...

i tink tis transformer disease more worse than haze...

Huei said...

hahahhaha

they bring HIGH criminals >.< hehehhe

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

I have to waite for another 2 months before can see the movie as no cinima where I leave & also I have to waite for cheap & clear DVD version to cum out. Nice review & have a nice day.

anigma said...

I went for the movie last Friday also because it was free. Haha.

Some people told me not to highly expect the movie to be really good. I didn't have any expectations. I just want to see if this movie could let me relive my childhood days.

Indeed it does. I enjoy this movie tremendously. Nobody should miss this "stupid" toy movie. Hahah!

Herbie is a love bug mah. Number 53. :)

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

I have not watched this movie yet! So many movies to watch... I heard Die Hard 4.0 is also AWESOME!

guaisaujai said...

So i guess Malaysia will send someone there again.....
another year....

H.C. Tan said...

am i the only katak di bawah tempurung that hasnt watched transformers yet?

alan zed said...

wah, got sequel ar ? can't wait... :D

lingzie said...

transformers was really cool! i thought it'd be just another action movie...but i really did enjoy it and definitely wouldn't mind watching it again...was so thrilled watching those robots transform! :)

as for the haze, its in penang too!i'm so miserable because of it, with my sinus acting up due to the polluted air...i want grass!!!

TingTitLei said...

AUTOBOTS ROLL OUT!!!

lets send unicron to indonesia to consume the whole island up.

and leave the chinese indons, coz theyre hot

aSstHa said...

dun woree hc... you're not alone.. i too hvn't watch d movie yet... wat to do? all my friends watched it during my mth end closing whislt i was working my weekend away so now i'm left with no one to watch wit...

anyone wanna go w me? (oh, dangerous grounds)

Jonzz said...

Agh! Spoiler! You revealed Megatron's transformation! Tsk... tsk... tsk...

rinnah said...

I can never see Hugo Weaving doing any other movie without going, "Oh look, it's Agent Smith!". Now I won't be able to watch Transformers without thinking about Agent Smith each time Megatron speaks...

Winn said...

eh where's the female autobot 'myth' u said u gonna reveal..

*falls out*

zewt said...

angel - i think if i join the chup club, u will win hands down. anyway, dunno who is this monkticon woh...some fanatic? haha... Prime is well known for his wisdom, how come now wise? but i do know i am wise?hahaha... kidding.

day dreamer - dung brains indeed. and our ppl will just breath in those filthy air.

johnson tee - yeah, watching that clip brought back old memories.

Helen - ahhh... so you've got a thing for hugo weaving eh?

JT - it has become an annual affair that's without any solution. what can we do? stop them for burning down their forest? the only option we have is to move away.

Wennnn - hahaha... want me to tell u to whole story or not?

Calvin's Wife said...

I need a 'green grass', *sniff sniff*... stoopid haze, am sick again...

zewt said...

ehon - what are u waiting for?

Jemima - we all need to break free... just need to wait for the right time and the right chance.

Tunku Halim - I think I have heard of that film. Will certainly check it out since you recommended it.

jaezrel - and it's = stupidity.

Tine - cos we dont do anything drastic or radical enough to counter them. sigh...

me - fighting scene always like that ler. but sad... the original 'transforming' sound only appeared once.

zewt said...

ah nel - you sure? you sure????

Huei - and much more... right?

Hor Ny - 2 more months... wah... that's very long leh.

anigma - yeah, it exceeds ALL expectations. i will certainly watch it again and again. still dunno what is that herbie love bug thingy.

purple mushroom - that bruce willis sudah tua lor... still wanna come. so many old movies coming back.

guaisaujai - yo! welcome here! send someone there for what ler? still useless.

HC Tan - it appears so. bila mau watch la.

zewt said...

alan zed - yeah man... start the countdown!

lingzie - we all want grass. but first... will do with just some clean air. i wanna play football this sunday... sigh...

TTL - hahaha... how u know they are hot?

aSstHa - why dangerous? maybe someone will drop u a message from here...

Jonzz - just one la... one only. and then u can explain to ppl why megatron is not a gun... haha

rinnah - hahaha... remember the time he always say 'mr anderson' to keanu reaves? imagine him saying ... mr prime... haha... that would be funny. me and my friends always have this joke.

Winn - oh... there was supposed to be a female robot... arcee... but she was scrapped due to some popularity issue.

Calvin's wife - i think a lot of ppl gonna fall sick again. but do u think we can do anything? sigh...

Wuching said...

transformer? i thot its those equipment to step up or step down voltage wan! hehehe

Russ said...

Haze in Malaysia again? Alamak...
Thanks for spoiling the movie for me Zewt.. kekeke
I still preffer the japanese version anytime of the Transformers from Toei animation anytime.. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKN8YTGqkEI

Rashikaps said...

Haven't seen the movie yet.. but will.
Grass? oh yes.. only temporarily though. :) Want to travel to Malaysia and Thailand this August.

Greenleaf said...

I haven't watch the movie too. I hope I can watch it soon.

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Princess Eileen said...

Haha, my family very kiasu, monday 11 something in the morning already went down to buy Thursday night premiere show and already the few rows at the back are fully booked. So we have to split into two groups. I got a friend who miss the premiere due to traffic jam, what a waste!

Yeah, die hard 4.0 should be a awesome movie too! Zewt, when are you going to do the research and share facts that we do not know yet? *waiting*

Doreen said...

Transformer!! have heard lotsa good comments about it! I better go watch soon then!

Freethinker said...

I think it redefines a bit the CGI genre in this generation

Manal said...

More than meets the eye....


Apparently, Astro ria has been airing those 80s cartoon reruns.

Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the decepticons.

There were quite a few morphic type of robot cartoon those days like voltron, but very few of the robots manned on their own. Voltron has 5 people transforming their robot cats with 5 different elements and unite themselves into a bigger robot.

Damn...those kids during my SRK school days were bloody proud to own transformers toys. And usually, they were a bit kaya than us.

may said...

I went to the cinema to buy myself a ticket for tonight's show, and they were sold out!! nooooo!! *sob* *sob* *wails*

looks like I'll have to wait till next Tuesday for the next cheap-movie day... *sigh* ($15.00 on any other day is just too expensive for me, even for Optimus Prime!)

cibol said...

ratchet is supposed to be an ambulance and jazz, is better looking in this movie than how it should be and .. i tot i saw soundwave, but it was frenzy, barricade's buddy .. and barricade's super geng la .. ha ha ha. i mean the car, not the robot

Hail Unicron!!! i'm expecting fortress maximus to be in the next movie .. ha ha ha. but i guess not.

baby sa said...

i am gonna watch that show tomorrow, i hope i will not fall asleep.
talk about the haze, it really gets on my nerves!!!!

zewt said...

Wuching - yo! that's transformers who didnt go thru the golden era of cartoons in the 80s! hehe...

Russ - but i think the movie beat any cartoon anytime. and hey... it's cartoon... not animation la... hahaha... i think i am being hit with the 80s bug.

Rashikaps - perhaps you should include singapore in your itenirary?

Greenleaf - well, better be quick... u r missing the fun of talking about it!

Princess Eileen - about diehard 4? aiyooo.. i dont give a damn about that movie la... hahaha... even if i do, u all wanna know meh?

Doreen - you better!

zewt said...

Freethinker - heard it took 35 hours to create one frame of CGI... think it's a bit too much... dont u think?

Manal - tell me about it!! another cartoon i really wanna see it on the big screen is "mask"... u know the movie? i still got the toy... it meant the whole world to me cos i saved saved and saved to buy it.

may - shit! so exp? how much is it on tuesday then?

cibol - they changed a lot of the character to give it a bit more 21st century look... i think they did a good job ler.

baby sa - must say tenkiu to indonesia ya...

AngryYoungChild said...

AHHHHHHHH *high on transformerrrr*

Rashikaps said...

Hey, Have been to Singapore before.. for a short while though.

narrowband said...

Thanks for the Trivia. I never knew those. The yellow Camaro is absolutely sexy. Also the Mustang police car.

And I really think that the Haze issue will be an annual affair. Seriously. All parties won't take action. I am damn disappointed with its recurrence, year in year out.

Friendfromtaiwan said...

just cant wait for this film, but we have to wait a month for it to come out in the UK damn damn damn!

zewt said...

AngryYoungChild - haha... everyone is... better go cure the addiction...

Rashikaps - oh, in that case, then u can give it a miss haha!

narrowband - yeah... damn! means i may have to give my sunday football session a miss for my lungs sake! it's like that year in year out!

friendfromtaiwan - haha... suddenly u miss being in malaysia right?