In the early 1980s, Hasbro’s Transformers franchise erupted into pop culture with an animated series to compliment the craze from their toy line. With Optimus Prime, Megatron and many others, these characters resonated so deeply with millions of consumers than an animated film even launched in 1986. Over 20 years later, celebrated director Michael Bay took Transformers to the next logical step with a live-action film that boasted state-of-the-art special effects supported by a cast of entertaining characters led by rising star, Shia LaBeouf.
Over the years, the Transformers brand has continued to put people in seats, yet long-time fans have tired of the rinse-and-repeat approach that they feel has consumed their favorite characters. Because of this, Transformers is a franchise that fans have a difficult time with, all they want is to correct the course. Well, this week we try something a little different by taking on a film knees deep in sequels, and Remake Transformers RIGHT!
Clips selected from Transformers (1986, 2007)
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An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
John Davenport – The Hollywood Outsider
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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