Friday, May 08, 2009

Shia Talks Energon

In an interview with IESB, Shia LaBeouf discusses how the movie is better then the first, how the character evolves and the college theme. Below is the segment regarding Energon, but the full interview can be found here. Thanks to MetalAnsWer for the link.
Q: How does your character change? How does he evolve from the first movie?
SL: Well, Sam saved the world the first time, right? So just imagine Brad Pitt going to Trader Joe's to go get a granola bar. If you save the world you have a real problem trying to buy a granola bar, you know? So, like, anywhere you go, you're the guy who saved the world. And you're trying to go to college and have like a normal life. And as you know college is a humongous, humongous deal for kids who didn't enjoy their life in high school because it's a chance to start over. And Sam was this nebbishy, neurotic, dorky kid in high school who fell into the most ridiculous situation.

The movie starts two years later from where the last one left off. He's on his way to school to start a new life, to get away from his parents, to get as far away from his parents as he can because he's stifled and feels like most kids do who have extremely protective parents. He's sheltered. And on top of that he's got Bumblebee living in his garage, who is his guardian. And he's just sick of having guardians. He's trying to create his own world and create his own personality free from other people's input. And he goes off to college and when he gets to college he starts having problems, meaning he starts having these spastic fits of information where like his great, great grandfather, Archibald Witwicky, starts having these visions. These things just start popping up into his head. And he's seeing symbols and comes to find out the symbols are a map which lead to Decepticons, or the Autobots to the Energon source that is still being held here on Earth.

Decepticons and Autobots need Energon to create armies, to revive fallen comrades, to create new worlds, to create armies - to do everything. It's their main resource. And the little bit that's left here, the only way to find it is through this map and the only way to use the map is through my mind. And so they stop my little stint at college to handle business.

21 comments:

  1. first! This sounds interesting, spoilers anyone? Maybe energon has replaced the all-spark

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  2. It does sound kind of intersting. I'm hoping this movie doesnt end up like the first( I liked the first movie a lot, I just want this one to bring something new to the table).

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  3. yep "...with the allspark destroyed, we cant return life to our planet..." so what they do...make cubes---using the harvester to take energy from the sun...

    anyway...i still want to see how the make sam's hand get injured...

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  4. well the Allspark was destroyed remmber horever the last shard is still in the movie

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  5. who could possibly care how sams hand gets injured? His is being atacked by robots all through the film...I think it might be kinda easy to figure out the hand injury...duh...lol. I hope that wasnt a serious remark.

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  6. PYRAMIDS = SOLAR NEEDLE

    ...yeah well it made *me* lol.

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  7. I wondered where Energon was in the first movie. That was the driving force behind all TFs in the cartoon. I'm curious how they are going to adapt it to reality. Very interesting...

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  8. I think Sam's injury has to do with Scalpel the spider like robot that i guess tortures him for information.

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  9. Its a Space Bridge guys, Sam doesn't get injured in Auto-Con metal fight.

    Maybe His @$$ warped to Cybertron and upper Body to Unicron. ahaks.

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  10. "Decepticons and Autobots need Energon to create armies, to revive fallen comrades"

    to revive fallen comrades???

    perhaps this is replacing the sparks that are used to revive megs, maybe energon revives him

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  11. Someone had a good point about even the mention of energon missing from the first movie would be odd. Yet I'm still glad to see that the idea of energon is going to be brought into this film, just another nod to the fans.

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  12. I agree with SEANZOR maybe they are using energon which someone like Longhaul brought from Cybertron. Though i am still wondering who the fourth robot was who can be scene resurecting Megatron?

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  13. What is that weird shaped thing sam picks up in the trailer?? wonder if that belongs to the fallen...

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  14. I thought the fourth robot going down there was confirmed to be Soundwave

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  15. @scott C, not hardly. no one knows who all is involved with the attack.

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  16. they didn't show that deceptipunk for a reason. they are hiding whoever it is. probably Soundwave or should I say, I hope it's him.

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  17. The Allspark and Energon are two completely different things. The Allspark is equivalent to the soul, their life force. Energon is equivalent to their source of energy. They need Energon to sustain themselves and need their Spark to live. They can't live without either.

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  18. ^^^^
    Actually in the movie verse it is something like this:

    The Allspark is needed to substain Cybertron and can be replenished by draining solar energy.

    Energon is a rare substance which can be used to bring to life any dead transformer or add power to those who are already alive.

    The Matrix is a rare object passed down inside the sparks of Primes.

    A spark is the lifeforce of Transformers and can be replenished by using energon.

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  19. Ok so Prime says there is no way in hell we can rebuild Cybertron and that the Allspark has been destroyed.

    Oh and look now a way to rebuild Cybertron and the Allspark is back.

    Come on people this is the same movie just bigger. It was fun at first despite Bays racist Humour. But now the plot is repeating i may skip this one.

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  20. Did anyone else catch this:

    "...to revive fallen comrades..."

    Hello people, that means Jazz still might have a chance. Bay and the writers really didn't kill off Jazz. So there still might be chance to bring him back.

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  21. New news! Sam will change his name to a more modern version of "Kicker" and he will begin to hate all robots. Also, some bot named Alpha Q will show up with odd looking predator-like bots to mine the energon.

    I really hate how the whole Unicron trilogy is getting so much reference here.

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