Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Autobot Names Confirmed (Updated w/ Video)

GM held a press conference today at the Detroit Auto Show and official revealed the 4 concept cars and their character names that were used in the movie. A sneak peak video/commercial that shows off the cars as used in the movie is here.
Five Chevrolet-based characters – including four all-new characters – are featured in the new film set to open in the United States on June 26. All of them are at the Chevrolet display. The four new movie characters include:

SIDESWIPE – a stylized Corvette vision concept vehicle
SKIDS and MUDFLAP – twin AUTOBOTS® based on Chevy's Beat (a concept that will go into production as the Chevy Spark in 2011) and Trax concepts
JOLT – an AUTOBOT-based on Chevy's upcoming Volt extended-range electric vehicle
BUMBLEBEE™, the heroic AUTOBOT based on Chevrolet's Camaro concept from the first "Transformers" movie, returns with a high-performance attitude. Joining the vehicles on stage will be BUMBLEBEE in his AUTOBOT form, standing almost 17 feet (5.2 meters) tall and 13 feet (4 meters) wide.

"Chevrolet is thrilled to again be part of one of the most anticipated movies in years," said Ed Peper, GM North America vice president, Chevrolet. "‘Transformers' gives us a great opportunity to connect with young people on their terms, with a dynamic, environmentally friendly image. The new characters represent the change going on in Chevy showrooms. From the exciting Camaro, the 21st century sports car, to the game-changing Volt, there's more than meets the eye at Chevrolet today."

Directed by Michael Bay, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" sees the AUTOBOTS confront a new threat from DECEPTICONS® bent on avenging their earlier defeat on Earth. The new AUTOBOT characters in their current Chevy-based form square off against new, tougher foes determined to rule the universe.
Pictures of the Corvette Stingray Concept and Camaro Concept can be found here or a video here. Thanks to Dave for the link.

Update: Via the14thrider blog, below is the video (or YouTube) that was shown by GM. Yep it is essentially a car commecial...but a commercial using movie footage.


71 comments:

  1. Where is Ratchet in all of these previews?

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  2. Ratchet (and Ironhide and Optimus Prime) weren't a part of this reveal at the Chicago Auto Show.

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  3. But Ironhide and and Prime are in the video link above. No Ratchet what so ever.

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  4. Ratchet and Prime are both in the video, just not featured as much as the newer Chevy vehicles. That video really gets me pumped though. It's fucking awesome seeing the whole Autobot fleet driving through all the movie locations, Especially Egypt.

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  5. is that video supposed to be a commercial?, cuz it looks like one. There are some parts only with Bumblebee, Twin 1 and Twin 2. Those parts look like commercials for the new Chevy cars. It's realy cool how they drive in Egypt, especially near those camels.

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  6. Why don't you use their names? Twins are Mudflap and Skids, Corvette is Sideswipe and Volt is Jolt!! Understood?

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  7. you can have the clip in my blog...
    http://the14thrider.blogspot.com/2009/02/sneak-peak-video-running-optimus.html

    or direct to this youtube link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFj0vQlnDNY

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  8. RATCHET is in the clip at the end. And these clips look like they are all from the movie ;).

    That end clip with Ratchet is where they find Jetfire because its the same hangar from the shoots.

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  9. Counterpunch2/11/2009 3:47 PM

    pffttt.. cant find a better name for the twins huh... *shrugs*

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  10. OK, guess we've had the confirmation of Sideswipe being the Corvette now...

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  11. Spoilers:
    Finally confirmation of the other twin bieng called mudflap. I wonder whether Mudflap will turn evil like in Transformers Cybertron. The video link from the14thrider is cool i wonder whether this is used in the film or is just used to promote the vehicles at the show.

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  12. Counterpunch2/11/2009 4:17 PM

    Gotta feeling one of them new Autobots gonna be killed in the 2nd movie...

    my bets on one of the twins...

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  13. Requiem Prime2/11/2009 4:42 PM

    LOL @ "enviormentaly friendly" These guys must not have seen the 1st movie.

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  14. Well, if you look at the "How To Build Bumblebee" part, there's a read Camaro, that to me said Cliffjumper! Now, that would be pretty cool seeing both Bumblebee and Cliffjumper together in the same movie, hopefully though he won't die off like in the 1980's movie

    -sl-

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  15. hopefully though he won't die off like in the 1980's movie

    Cliffjumper didn't die in 1986 movie :P

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  16. lol guess i was the only one that noticed they revealed the official plot there....."decepticons bent on avenging their earlier defeat on earth" lemme guess... theyre not revealing the real plot till next month ? i know someones gonna say it, lol

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  17. OK,I totally missed Ratchet at the end. He still is mising in much of the released footage. Then again so is Arcee. Maybe they are off doing their own thing. :)

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  18. ya i finally caught ratchet at the end, hes behind the VOLT, u can see his lights and stuff on the roof. Thats about the only footage out of Ratchet.

    I think Ratchet is dead. Prolly killed in the beginning of the movie. There haven't been many pics or video of him at any site. Wouldnt be surprised if movie opens up with the fight at the steel plant, and Soundwave makes his presence known by destroying Ratchet.

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  19. 1st full trailer out at the beginning of FRIDAY THE 13th. supposed to be online a few days after that, see if Ratchet is in any of those clips.

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  20. To the above, it would make sense for the Decepticons to kill Ratchet off right away, since im sure they know hes the medical droid. Get him out of the way so they can tear up on the autobots and have nobody to fix them up.

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  21. i agree. Ratchets dead! Would be a great way to start the movie off, in more of a "dark" way. Feel this trilogy going in the direction of the original star wars trilogy.. and thats not a bad thing..

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  22. Also, i live in chicagoland area, so ill be going to the Chicago Auto Show, and see the reveal Sideswipe. Will be sure to take tons of pics and find out any info i can on any transformers.
    Any of you not in chicago, check listings for the WGN superstation, every year they do a special on the car show. So im sure it will prolly air either this coming sat or sun night. And im sure they will show the Autobots.

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  23. lol guess i was the only one that noticed they revealed the official plot there....."decepticons bent on avenging their earlier defeat on earth" lemme guess... theyre not revealing the real plot till next month ? i know someones gonna say it, lol

    Yes, yes, you are so freakin awesome mister "i know all and see everything that is photoshoped" :) Please, tell us more, oh master :)

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  24. Somebody PLEASE tell me this is not gonna be all of my fellow bots thats gonna take on the incursive decepticons in this movie...gotta be more than this and arcee and our fellow air guardian skyfire to take on all those decepticons mention

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  25. Anyone think that the Volt looks a little to plain to be a robot? He looks like an average sedan, except for the back, and is kinda boring with that one tone blue. Oh, and if Ratchet is seen discovering Jetfire at the Smithsonian, then how would he be killed off early? I doubt the Smith scene is the first in the movie.

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  26. i hope that springer thing is true and he will appear in the movie, and so is the navy boat..the autobots needs help...

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  27. Sigh ok, I will have to like the new names.

    Just my thoughts,

    1. Sideswipe without sunstreaker is just not right. its like his other soul will be missing.

    2. I dont know of any other twins then Sideswipe and sunstreaker. I can live with Mudflap and skids, But to me they should have been Cliffjumper or windcharger, and Brawn.

    3. Volt? Should have been Bluestreak.

    Yes i am what you people call a Gwwooner or whatever. But I can live with Names that I grew up with and or names of Real Characters. Its great to see the Story and they deep History of the robots, but the lore when it comes to characters is not right. I can live without the right colors and type of cars, but Please keep to the character lore.

    Just having Sideswipe and Sunstreaker not in the same movie, just bugs me more. and calling the other guys twins. Sorry But Mudsucker and Skids are not the twins.

    Sue me call me a geweener or whever, but Just not right in my book.

    Yes it will be awsome and yes I will go see it. I just want it to be right. Not made up. Thats all that bugging me.

    Sometimes I wish we could express out views to People like M. Bay and Orci, explain to them that this is how we feel.

    I know this is only my personal opinion, but to me I feel let down on the character names. Who knows maybe at the end of the movie all kinds of Autobots will be in it. Everyone from Prowl to Inferno. at some climatic battle. Even if their is simple hints to the characters like they did in X-men. They were not main, but they gave them thir full respect.

    Sorry for ranting, I must be on my TF PMS trip right now about the names. I guess I never heard of Mudflap and Jolt is made up. I am ok with Skids, but I can live with Jolt and Mudflap and no Sunstreaker. I feel we are cheated out of the correct lore.

    Carl

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  28. hey anonymous douche, get off my dick. i still havent been proven wrong.. your repeated stupidity will just make it all the sweeter if im right, but since ur so bravely posting anonymously, i wont know whos face to rub it into... u hav ur opinion, i hav mine

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  29. I agree Carl. How can there be a Sideswipe, but no Sunstreaker? That's just weird. They're ready made twins! I was hoping for their antics. I have no idea how the Autobots will take on the Decepticons, when most of the Autobots are smaller than Jazz was, and he was tiny. I'm glad for Jetfire, and stuff, but we need bigger Autobots. Maybe they have some cool firepower or some ninja moves or something that'll make up for it. Rachet dying, noooooooooooooooo! Kill the expendables! This movie will still be cool though. I'll be there opening night!

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  30. i agree to the guy above me..only prime,ironhide,rachet and jetfire has a small chance facing the decepticons..the other autobots are easily to be rip off.decepticons are bigger that before,imagine this autobots fighting the fallen,devastator and megs.they are too small for them..

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  31. Given the Brawl/Devastator mixup from last time, just be glad Bay is going with Sideswipe and didn't insist on Grimlock or fucking Huffer because he "liked the name better".

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  32. where can i download the video??

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  33. I Don`t care because I still is going to go and see this movie

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  34. Counterpunch2/12/2009 12:42 AM

    I agree with both anonymous posts above snortpocket.

    I have written my displeasure at previous threads in here about how the Autobots are gonna cope with the Decepticreeps when their ranks is made of short robots.

    Twins, Jolt & Arcee... not much firepower is there size wise?

    Hence why I said Superion should be in TF 2.

    Idiots can go to to the farms if they think this group of Autobots is enough to take on the Decepticreeps, Devastator & Fallen.

    I dont think so.

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  35. Spoilers Responce to counter punch:
    The only way the autobots can defeat devastator is by destroying one of his legs or chest parts.

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  36. Counterpunch2/12/2009 2:19 AM

    Scorpio:-

    I dont think the storyline would be that simple. If it was it would just beat the whole purpose of having Devastator in the movie just so that a lucky shot by the Autobots to his leg or chest would be enough to take him out.

    Besides, how the heck are the Autobots gona handle the Decepticreep's army?

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  37. Spoilers:

    I think from what we have heard all the autobots are jumping ontop of him and attacking him atleast thats what one of those other posts said. To be honest i think that the autobots cant win unless Starscream weakens megatron in a fight and Devastator is killed by the fallen?

    This would leave only Megatron and the fallen for them to beat.

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  38. you guys know this isn't real right

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  39. hey anonymous douche, get off my dick. i still havent been proven wrong.. your repeated stupidity will just make it all the sweeter if im right, but since ur so bravely posting anonymously, i wont know whos face to rub it into... u hav ur opinion, i hav mine

    Ok, here, my nick is Rasputin. You are happy now? :P Did this change something? :P And no, you weren't proven to be wrong. You were proven to be an idiot. Why do you try so hard to denied obvious things? :P

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  40. I have to say that I have high hopes for this movie. my only hope is that it doesn't turn into a super "combiner" Transformer movie by the third edition, but I like where it is going for sure. By the way, What ever happened to the Saab Aero-X being in this movie or was that just rumor only? Because that car would have fit perffect in this movie, even better if it was Wheeljack.

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  41. Oh dear, I don't see any chance how the autobots would even have a chance against the decepticons. I mean, they have 3 formidable bots: Optimus, Ironhide and Ratchet(who may be killed early on)and Sideswipe and Bumblebee to a lesser extent. The rest are just pretty much useless pieces of scrap metal because as it seems in the transformers universe, size does matter.

    So essentially nothing has changed for the autobots since the last movie and the decepticons have a bunch of new guys + Devastator. Even that is enough to crush half of the bots in one step D:

    Also I hate how Skids and Mudflap look like they have down's syndrome. I want my bots to look badass, goddammit!

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  42. ALL HAIL SAM WITWICKY2/12/2009 10:23 AM

    will the scenes of the autobots driving in formation be in the actual film

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  43. Replying to "ALL HAIL SAM WITWICKY"
    We have no idea at the moment however more information is to be released tommorow as the trailer is released in cinemas. Hopefully it will be leaked early in the morning so we can all discuss about it. If it is not leaked by Saturday then it was confirmed that one website would have it up on monday. P.s New information shows that the trailer may not be attatched to all Friday the 13th films in cinemas!

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  44. Counterpunch2/12/2009 12:11 PM

    an-tan:- read all my previous posts in other threads. I share the same sentiment regarding the Autobot firepower.

    It is bad enough that the new guys are small, well except for Sideswipe who looks bad-ass.

    And to think we will have 2 Decepticons to join our ranks. One who is old & battered & the other a chicken at heart.

    Sigh.

    Where are you Superion?!

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  45. Where are you Superion?!

    Superion: Right here, waiting for TF 3, cause i am not in RotF.

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  46. Where are you Superion?!

    Superion: Right here, waiting for TF 3, cause i am not in RotF.

    Along with Blitzwing and the seekers!

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  47. Counterpunch2/12/2009 1:00 PM

    The Seekers will be in TF 2 you noob. Who do you think will consist of Starscream's army when he returns to Earth?

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  48. The Seekers will be in TF 2 you noob. Who do you think will consist of Starscream's army when he returns to Earth?

    I think it will consist of... anybody :P It don't have to be them.

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  49. Wheeljack, where the hell is Wheeljack?

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  50. Power to the People2/12/2009 2:08 PM

    LOL Someone adds a coment and "Counterpunch" attacks them with all the rudeness possible. Besides where is your evidence that the seekers are in Transformers 2 there has been no news on them so unless you have evidence Fuck off and leave everyone else alone you Noob

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  51. LOL Someone adds a coment and "Counterpunch" attacks them with all the rudeness possible. Besides where is your evidence that the seekers are in Transformers 2 there has been no news on them so unless you have evidence Fuck off and leave everyone else alone you Noob

    Because he saw those "awesome" Starscream repaints, ya know, Ramjet und Skywarp, and no he thinks, that they will be in the movie, just like those repaints od Energon Superion :P Because, you know, that's what true fan (not a NOOB!!) would though :P

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  52. Counterpunch2/12/2009 2:46 PM

    Power to the People:-

    take a hike. at least learn how to spell before you slag people off.

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  53. Power to the People2/12/2009 2:47 PM

    I know but he thinks everything that the guy scarpio says is crap and he isnt a fan of the comics as when the guy said that unicron could be in the next film "counterpunch" said that unicron wasnt even in the movie storyline and that the Fallen wasnt even conected to unicron which we now know is Bullshit. All i`m saying is that this "Counterpunch" should lighten up and stop bieng such a gay smackhead and taking the piss out of this guy for having an idea!

    Also a true fan would know this is about the live action film and the charecters in it instead of Non movie based toys!

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  54. Power to the People2/12/2009 2:51 PM

    Replying to counterpunch

    Your a dickhead you pick on every on this blog and cant even tell the diference between non film items and movie toys. Ramjet, Skwarp and thundercracker toys are not in this film so apolagise to that scarpio guy and then leave everyone else alone. Look at all the people who have thanked him for information and compare it to anyone else. He helps out more people than your crappy comments ever do say take a hike yourself and i hope you fall of the cliff and go to fucking gay hell for all those insults!

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  55. Hey "Power to the People" Stop trying to help me it is only making matters worse if Counterpunch, Snortpocket or Willybilly dont believe my posts it is up to them. Besides they all know that from now on unless i say otherwise all my posts are true and that i have said if they have any complaints to tell me!

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  56. Power to the people2/12/2009 2:59 PM

    Ok sorry about that Scorpio and sorry for missspelling your name. It just gets me so annoyed when people come onto this blog and tell people stuff only to have another person come along and keep bieng rude to them. It seems this blog is a bit to annoying and rude for me i`m leaving.

    Oh and sorry to anyone i mentioned. Also Counterpunch The seekers are not confirmed for this film so please read up before you post stuff like that!

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  57. Counterpunch2/12/2009 3:26 PM

    What a noob! Power to the people only talks BS after BS. bad spelling too on many occasions. Gee... sorry your friends didnt pay much attention to you.

    Counterpunch

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  58. Scorpio and Power to the Poophole, you are without question two of the whiniest faggots I have ever come across on the internet. Do you watch the first movie together holding hands, and then afterwards reenact all of Sam and Mikaela's scenes?

    Power to the Poophole: Scorpio, no matter what happens, I'm really glad I posted on that blog with you

    * cue Goo Goo Dolls *

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  59. Counterpunch2/12/2009 3:41 PM

    AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA!

    Good one mate!

    We Aussies love people who's got humor like you!

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  60. Hello people. I have to admit, this ad looks great, to see all the Autobots rolling out.

    The topics you all are talking about are quite interesting.

    We see Ratchet at the end with Sideswipe & Jolt, so he'll be in the movie, but I have a feeling that he will die, along with Wheelie, Jolt, probably one of the Twins and possibly Jetfire(because he is old).

    Maybe there is a reason that they didn't have Sunstreaker in this one. Hasbro are the ones who get to choose who can come in the live action movies, so the Autobots we have are purely down to Hasbro, not Michael Bay.

    Most likely we will see more Autobots, it's just at the moment we're not seeing all of them, so let's wait until the movie comes out to see who will be there.

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  61. Insider scoop, Sunsteaker is in the movie, Just he dont make it to earth with the rest of the guys. And sideswipes anger does show up in his personality. 8( Also we will see a few more Autobots, Just small hints but they dont last long. 8(

    This is true info just cant post how or who told me. Guys I really wish I could tell you. I just cant for a friends reason. I just hope he dont get in trouble for me posting this.

    This is the ONLY question I asked him, And I had to beg for this one for about 24 hours.

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  62. This is true info just cant post how or who told me. Guys I really wish I could tell you. I just cant for a friends reason. I just hope he dont get in trouble for me posting this.

    This is the ONLY question I asked him, And I had to beg for this one for about 24 hours.


    You know a dude, who knows few things about the this movie, and the only thing you beged him to tell you was "does they mention Sunstreaker in the conversation between them?"?

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  63. All I can say is:

    Yipee, great, another 2 hour GM commercial.

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  64. Yipee, great, another 2 hour GM commercial.

    Yeah, i so want to buy their cars, when i see them being blow up.

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  65. My point being is THAT is all you are seeing.

    We all know the VW's issue with Bumblebee, but what about Honda, Ford, Mitsubishi, Lamborghini (Sunstreak)??? What happened to the others?

    Bay saved 3 million dollars on TF1's movie budget cause he used GM vehicles. 3 million is nothing when it comes to movies. It is almost becoming a Buy American movie. o.O

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  66. on NOV of 2007 this was released, now they say its COULD BE a fake but who knows, this matches up with the teaser trailers so far alot. some parts deff seem off but others seem very true and possible http://viewer.zoho.com/docs/tdbccRb, bay also didnt use foreign cars because he said he is against them, granite he drives one he doesnt want to promote them, he wanted to support strictly american cars and Chevy paid the most.

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  67. ""Where is Ratchet in all of these previews?""

    this is a GM car's movie, not hummer movie... that's why

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  68. "He wanted to support strictly american cars and Chevy paid the most."

    Sad if he wants to strictly support american cars when he is using a Japanese Cartoon/Toy Line/Idea to do it. Know what I mean? It was Japan's first, now you are making money off of it and you are only going to prompt US made Vehicles? Dumb@$$

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  69. Ok guys, i saw Transformers 2 on monday june 22 (lastnight) in a premier activity, damn!! was amazing, an explosion package of sound, battle scenes, Matrix Effects, transforms, in this movie they bring Soundwave w/ Frenzy and Ravage, the enormous Jetfire (cool toy in Generation 1 Transformers), The Primes History, Who is the Fallen one and his Origin, Talk about the Matrix, Constructicons anWOW!!!!! DEVASTATOR (THIS SCENE WAS SO SO SO AMAZING)...guys Optimus Prime die in this movie but he reborn later at the end thnks 2 Sam and gain super powerfull energy with the energon and decepticon matrix of Jetfire and Old Decepticon that change to autobot, bringin' Optimus a Unique Force & Power...really guys this movie won't let you sleep for hours, i still amaze with the quantity and Quality of effects and scenes. It has a lot of Comedy too, drama, sexy scenes. You wont regret..i promess. And of course at the end...obviously 1 3rd one will come.

    New autobots too, a twinbrother autobot, 2 other new and tiny cars ones, motorcycle robots one of them named Arcee, the gray corvette (don't remember the name), and the regulars, like Ironhide and Bumblebee. See ya!! Enjoy it!!!

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  70. just saw tranformers 2 and i give it a 6 out of 10. the battles just wern't as epic as in the first movie. oh and someone fill me in on all those other transformers movies cause half of the names u guys said i didn't follow. the only other autobot from the caetoon sereies that i know is hotshot?? like waht the hell happened to him in the cartoon sereies i never finished watching the episode where they get attacked and he has to fight megatron or starscream.

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