Thursday, June 23, 2011
SHOCKWAVE ON THE ATTACK... This New York Times article goes into lengthy detail about the different cinematic elements that comprise the Transformers: Dark of the Moon screenshot above. The article states that one of the four Special Ops parachutists shown above is computer-generated (the other three are actual stuntmen), since he’ll land on Shockwave’s shoulder in this scene. (One can assume that this soldier will swiftly meet a painful end for sneaking up on the one-eyed Decepticon like that.) The article also mentions that Shockwave won’t talk much (or at all) in Dark of the Moon...essentially making him a Darth Maul-type character where he remains silent while wreaking havoc on our protagonists in the film.
Transformers 3 comes out in theaters in less than a week...so we’ll see if Shockwave will leave as much impact on audiences as Darth Maul did in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (seeing as how Darth Maul and Liam Neeson’s character Qui-Gon Jinn were really the only positive aspects to take note of in Episode I). Stay tuned.