A couple of days ago James Cameron and Michael Bay took part in a conversation hosted by Paramount Studios called 3D: A Transforming Art for a specially invited crowd of film students, print/online journalists and assorted industry types. Subjects covered included their similarities (if a mirror absorbs approximately 4% of the light reflected on it then Michael Bay is ostensibly Cameron with something missing), and of course they discussed Cameron’s favourite subject, 3D. Cue lots of technobabble and how Bay was won around to shooting the forthcoming Transformers sequel in 3D, despite an initial bad start after losing whole days filming because of a faulty hard drive.
Theywere treated to the opening five minutes of the film in 3D which were said to be impressive. A couple of days later we have a 3D edit of the theatrical trailer. It has a smattering of different shots not seen before of even more things going boom and of course the speaker troubling bass is in full effect. If you are 8 years old then this will probably be your ‘bestest film in the world ever’. If you’re not, I fear that there isn’t going to be much more in this for you. Unless your a fan of Shia LaBeouf. There are still a few I’m told.