Archive - Jun 24, 2009

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Transformers invade San Diego - sort of

Entertainment site Shoot Online has posted an article discussing "Revenge of the Fallen" filming in the city of San Diego. The city served as the backdrop for several key scenes including one involving a car being suspended from a helicopter! The article states "One of the most electrifying scenes in the movie was filmed while a CH-53 Marine helicopter flew up and down the city's waterfront over San Diego Bay while a Saturn was suspended in mid air.".

New York Daily News interviews Ramon Rodriguez

The New York Daily News interviewed actor Ramon Rodriguez yesterday. The actor portrays the role of Leo Spitz in "Revenge", a conspiracy theorist obsessed with aliens on Earth and government cover ups. The actor discusses his audition with Michael Bay, the role of being a latino in Hollywood and more. You can read the full interview with Ramon Rodriguez here.

"Revenge of the Fallen" earns $16 million overnight

Critics may be panning it, but audiences spoke with their dollars last night as "Revenge of the Fallen" debuted at midnight showings. Sales figures for the midnight showings alone have reached $16 million according to Marketwatch. The article states "...Fandango.com, an online ticket sales service, said Tranformers sold out 2,000 midnight and early-morning shows."

MTV's Splash Page covers Transformers comic books through the years

The MTV sub-site dedicated to comic books known as "Splash Page" has posted an article that briefly describes the major eras in Transformers comic book history, starting with the Marvel Comics series all the way to the current IDW Continuity. Read the full article here.

Revenge of the Fallen Depthcharge Reviewed

Aquatic Transformers are rather uncommon. Most years, you see maybe one or two "boat based" Transformers at the most. This year one of the first is Depthcharge, a heroic Autobot who transforms into a military naval vessel. Read my review of Revenge of the Fallen Depthcharge here.

Kansas City Star interviews "Revenge of the Fallen" actress Megan Fox

The Kansas City Star has posted an interview with Megan Fox, who portrays Mikaela Banes in "Transformers" and this summer's sequel "Revenge of the Fallen". Fox discusses women and their portrayal in movies and her own image. She also talks about her upcoming role in "Jonah Hex", a film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Read the entire Kansas Star interview here.

"Revenge of the Fallen" Press Reviews

Reviews for "Revenge of the Fallen" have begun to appear online at major news venues and fan sites. Here are some quotes from various reviews:

San Francisco Chronicle
"Funny, percussive and 20 minutes too long, the film could do with less of its overserious Pyramids battle climax. "

New York Daily News interviews "Revenge of the Fallen" actress Isabel Lucas

Megan Fox isn't the only key female character in "Revenge of the Fallen". The "Transformers" sequel introduces Alice, a potential love interest for Sam. The Australian actress was cast after being on the HBO series "The Pacific", due next year. It was Spielberg himself who suggested her for the role. Despite rumors to the contrary, she insists she and costar Shia LaBeouf are not romantically linked. "She laughs off the rumor, and insists LaBeouf is nothing more than a friend." the article states.