Critical Analysis of Transformers the Movie

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Critical Analysis of Transformers the Movie Chesley Baird ENG 225: Introduction to Film Kristy Nelson November 20, 2012 Critical Analysis of Transformers the Movie There is an old saying that there is an 8-year-old child inside every person, "Transformers" is just the movie to bring out the kid in everyone. Big, loud and full of testosterone-fuelled car fantasies, Michael Bay's actioner hits a new peak for CGI work, showcasing spectacular chases and animated transformation sequences seamlessly blended into live-action surroundings. There is no longer any question whether special effects can be made more realistic but the issue is whether disposable actors can be trained to play better with blue-screens. As a child I was intrigued by…show more content…
There are approximately 630 visual effects shots in the film that had to be shot individual shots in order to capture the proper theme of the storyline. Technical advancements were made in environments, lighting, and simulation of physical effects and integration of CG characters in a real environment. This movie was a true success through the use of well-known actors, and by using proper voice over acting throughout this film. Actors such as Tyrese Gibson (SGT Epps), Magan Fox (Mikaela Banes), and John Keller (John Turturro) just to name a few of the actors that made this movie a huge success. The reason acting played a significant role in the accomplishment of this movie was because they had to act without having the most significant actors being present, the Transformers themselves. All the acting conducted in this movie had to be conducted without the use of real robot actors and most by standing in front of blue screens. By the use of editing the theatrical scenes were superimposed into the background of the acting conducted. It took a team of editors and computer programmers in order to accomplish this mission. This leads us into our second topic for discussion, the type and style of directing along with how this movie was edited. The director of “Transformers”, “Michael Bay”, is a very hands on director. He is known for his ability to tell challenging stories through his own unique abilities and the ability to put
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