48 minutes of cringe trimmed and I didn't miss 47 of it (Prime's speech at the end). The battle in the city at the end of the movie is vastly improved, but hard to follow in a few spots... that will likely improve on repeat viewings. This will be the version I watch next time I scan my collection and get the urge to watch Transformers again.
uncanny antman does it again with another fantastic edit.the movie has had most of the useless talking and forced exposition removed. the movie now focuses on the decepticons searching for the last person to see the cube and megatron sams grandfather.they hyjack air force bases and even air force one until they realize samhis his grandfathers glasses,unknown to them bumblebee has secretly been tasked to be sams protector .
the movie flows nicely from begining to end and is only slowed down by some bad dialogue.
*there are a couple of scenes i would have removed just because they felt out of place.
1.@the car dealers they are checking out bumblebee ,then bobby(car dealer)says to mechanic that he hasnt seen car before and that its not one of his,very next scene he gives them details about the car and asks $5000(sam and dad had to have heard they are standing right next to him)
2.transformer in alley saying whats ups bitches or something like that.
3.awkwark scene where sams parents walk into his room sams mom starts asking him if he was masterbating.
other than that a fine edit.deifinately worth a watch
I’m an unapologetic Michael Bay fan. I own and enjoy every single one of his movies but that’s not to say that I think he’s a perfect director. His films (with maybe the exception of BAD BOYS and THE ROCK) are films that I love despite there being a lot of unnecessary crap in them. I’m able to look past said crap because the stuff that works really works for me. For a lot of people, it’s the exact opposite.
Uncanny Antman has tackled Bay before, with ECHO, his fanedit of THE ISLAND. With that, he took a movie that I thought was one of Bay’s strongest and excised the fat that just didn’t work. His treatment of TRANSFORMERS is very similar but much more agressive. He’s taken what is, admittedly, bloated action spectacle and turned it into a lean, mean, bit of destructive action filmmaking.
UA focuses solely on the story and this could’ve alternately been called “TRANSFORMERS: The ‘Get to the Point’ Edit”. The stupid humor is gone. Weird character tics and moments are excised. A lot of what passes for “character development” is gone. This will surely be a bone of contention for some people but it didn’t bother me. Mikaela is the victim of the brunt of these cuts but her role is essentially still the same: she’s the damsel in distress.
There are still a few humor moments here and there that still don’t work but I assume they couldn’t be cut for continuity reasons within the scene. The infamous “Transformers in the backyard” scene is still there too but, once again, I feel like this scene would be next-to-impossible to edit around. I like the fact that Optimus’s superfluous end speech has been removed but the shot seems kind of awkward without it. It reminds me of the scene extensions from BLADE RUNNER that were added for Deckard’s narration. In the Director’s Cut, they seemed awkward with the narration removed. All in all, I think this is the ultimate edit of TRANSFORMERS. I hope that UA will some day tackle REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.