After reading the blog below, most will fear and run away from this movie. Don't. I am basically just going to post here what I said in the comments below.
For one thing ol Newt claims to be a huge fan from the old days but, didn't really do any kind of reading and such on the new movie. I am a fan from the old days, and when this movie was announced, I paid close attention to it, read up on it, and did what I could to stay on top of things. So....
Newt said..."It's got the name, it's got some big robots, but is it really going to be anything remotely like Transformers?"
1. In the recent trailer we see Optimus Prime transforming and we faintly hear the old school cartoon noise made when they transform, which is all I needed to get me geeked up. Along with the fact that some of the original voices from the cartoon are doing this movie, such as Peter Cullen. Who was, and still is, the voice of Optimus Prime. The actor who voiced Megatron is dead, so he obviously couldn't make it to do the voice this movie.
Next said..."The other big problem is Michael Bay. "
2. True Armageddon Pearl Harboer and The Island were pieces of shit. But Michael Bay is not the only one behind this movie. Bay exec produced this movie but he directed this movie in the same way Tobe Hooper directed Poltergeist. For those uninformed on that movie. Steven Spielberg Exec Produced both movies under a very watchful eye. Nothing went forward without Spielbergs OK. So this is also a Spielberg movie.
This movie is basically rated R. Sure all previews show it as PG-13. But the story behind that is pretty simple. The MPAA gave Transformers an R rating. But Spielberg being Spielberg basically went to the MPAA and said, "No its going to be PG-13." And they made it PG-13 without having to make any edits or cuts. If anyone else was Exec Producing, cuts would have been made and it would have gotten watered down. And the last time Michael Bay gave us R Rated action movies, they were called The Rock, and Bad Boys. Both of which are awesome movies.
Newt said..."Tyrese is the only star attached to this and I think he was in one of those shitty car race movies. "
3. And so Tyrese is in this. And yes, 2 Fast 2 Furious sucked. But Tyrese was great in Four Brothers. And saying he is the only star in this movie is retarded because we have....
Emmy Award Winner Shia LaBeof who is a great actor and is currently kicking ass in the box office with the surprise hit Disturbia. He was also in Constantine, in which he was great in.
Academy Award Winner Jon Voight. Another great actor. Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy, Varsity Blues, Heat...
Emmy Award Winning Golden Globe Nominated John Turturro of Big Lebowski fame. Rounders, O Brother Where Art Thou, and more.
Screen Actors Guild Nominee Anthony Anderson who is a fuckin phenomenal actor who showed so in Season 4 of The Shield. As well as in The Departed.
I see in your funny lil pic the dude saying Who Am I? Thats Josh Duhamel, Emmy Award Winning Josh Duhamel who has came from being a soap opera star to being a pretty good actor in movies such as playing Tad Hamilton.
Oh yeah, and HUGE FUCKIN WEAVING. Agent Smith from The Matrix. V from V For Vendetta.
Basically, you have a cast of great actors lined up in this movie under the watchful eyes of Spielberg. I forgot that Tyrese was even in this movie until you mentioned him. But to say he is the only star over people like Hugo Weaving, John Turturro, and Jon Voight?
The main thing that showed me that Newt didn't know what the fuck he was talking about is when he said......
"Everything his name is attached to turns out to be standard action fare. His latest movies, The Island and The Amityville Horror were considered terrible."
Michael Bay didn't make The Amityville Horror........ Andrew Douglas did. All Bay did was provide funding. Its the same thing as when they were promoting Hostel and just because it said QUENTIN TARANTINO PRESENTS HOSTEL, everyone though it was a Tarantino movie. Eli Roth made Hostel.
So theres some facts about Transformers for you all that were scared after reading Newtons blog, and for Newton himself to read to get him caught up on the facts of this movie.