CinemaCon Round-Up - What You Might See From Transformers The Last Knight
BaCon - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
As you read this, CinemaCon is in full swing in Las Vegas, Nevada through March 30th. This is the event where movie producers and studios give us their first looks at what they are working on for the year to come. Many Transformers fans are wondering what's happening with the Last Knight. We are glad to be able to offer you some insights on what's being shown at CinemaCon as we speak. Read on for our round up of what attendees have in store for them.
Paramount Studios are there to offer their first previews of the "Transformers The Last Knight" with an extended look at more than 20 minutes of IMAX footage from the movie that will be out on June 23rd. TFormers was fortunate to be at special event that pre-viewed the CinemaCon material and have written a report on our visit with Paramount and BayFilms.
Based on what I have seen in the IMAX previews. The Last Knight brings together the struggle of all sentient beings throughout the Universe. Michael Bay's new work takes a fresh look at what it means to be alive - to believe in the freedom for all. In drawing parallels between the past, present and future. The Last Knight takes a deep look at how technology plays a pivotal role in leveling the odds in the battle between good and evil. By highlighting the contrast between medieval technology and the ultra-futuristic technology of the Transformers. Michael Bay offers an epic view on war, tyranny and the fight against oppression as the challenge shared by humans and beings across the Universe.
There are more interesting bits from CinemaCon to be seen. Two of which are the new posters that were released for the movie and the IMAX experience. Both offering some interesting teasers for those who are willing to look deeper into the presentation.
The first is the CinemaCon floor poster. The wide format movie promo shows the supposed Autobot Leader, based on the slogan "Rethink Your Heroes". While Optimus Prime is looking to the right, we get a landscape view showing some hints at various wreckage or spaceships of a possible Cybertronian origin.
The other IMAX poster is even more interesting, but still mysterious as it offers some graphical queues that could be very revealing or just nice designs. We can only speculate at this point who or what the figures are on the golden shield. The planet at the top appears to be attacking another planet. Could this be a reference to our favorite planet eater, Unicron? Additionally, there's a curious presentation of what may or may not be Transformers characters leading non-transformers characters. Could these be the faction leaders joining forces, or something else? It is not really sure, but the slogan "Every Legend Hides a Secret" suggests there is more than meets the eye to this poster.
CinemaCon is still going on and we're hoping there's still more news to come from the event. Keep it dialed to TFormers for any new updates as they happen.
The results are in for the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards. Transformers: The Last Knight carried nominations in several categories, surely to the surprise of no one who was actually paying attention. But despite all its charms, TLK was up against some tough competition, especially from the incredibly ill-conceived Emoji Movie. The results can either be seen as an affirmation of victory over anyone trying to highlight its flaws, or a crushing blow that it wasn't even bad enough to win here, but The Last Knight walked away without taking a single raspberry. If you're interested in the complete results, you can check out the video below.
Weibo user NOTRAB has posted a gallery of upcoming Studio Series Leader class Grimlock! The new-mold figure is a significant visual upgrade compared to the original 2014 Leader mold. While we might wish for more color, we can't rightly pin that on Hasbro as these figures are designed to be as screen-accurate as they can possibly be. Keep reading to see the photos, mirrored here for convenience!
WhatNot Toys announce that they have acquired the U.S. rights the Herocross line of Transformers Super Deformed action figures. Their new series of movie figures is said to bring a completely new dimension to the incredibly popular Transformer franchise that they hope will resonate with the huge Transformer fan base in the U.S.
Their first wave is shown to include Transformers Last Knight characters Optimus Prime, Megatron, Hound, Bumblebee, Hotrod and Autobot Squeeks. Read on to see them all in the gallery below.
Move toy fans will be glad to know WhatNot Toys is rolling out their own line of Super Deformed Transformers toys, in addition to GI Joe, My Little Pony and others. The promotion on there site shows an The Last Night styled Optimus Prime and Megatron figures that look highly detailed and nicely painted. We'll likely find out about the whole line at Toy Fair later this week.
Hollywood wants to love the the fans, they really really do. But they don't seem to know how when they keep putting too many humans in robot movies. Five movies on, they have literally run this franchise over a cliff. Knights, Unicron horns and even Cogman couldn't save them, It made $500 Million, but raked in a lot the slag with it. The legendary fan force that is Screen Junkies. Takes aim at TLK with their barrel fusion-cannons. Leaving a steaming pile of bashes, laughing all the way.