Monday, December 23, 2013

Wahlberg Provides Little TF4 Character Backstory

Finally a little bit of "new" Transformers: Age of Extinction news. The quotes are new are intentional as the info being provided was already revealed as part interviews on a Chinese website but still its something. In an interview with The Daily Beast to discuss his next movie "Lone Survivor", he talked a little bit about his TF4 character Cade Yeager.

With Transformers: Age of Extinction, did you agree to do that one for your kids?
Well, it was exciting because it was the first time my kids were really interested in a movie I was doing. Any time they see me with a gun, like Contraband or Pain & Gain, they want to see that, too, but they can’t because of the language and all that stuff. But I loved working with Michael Bay, and I thought he had a really interesting way to make it new, different, and fresh. Plus, being in movies that have the potential to be hugely successful allows me to make smaller movies that I’m really passionate about.

What’s going to make this Transformers different? The first one was OK, but then the sequels were a total mess.
It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing. I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. It’s an ordinary man trying to do extraordinary things to save his daughter and keep her alive—and this boyfriend he didn’t know anything about. He’d had a child when he was in high school and his wife passed away, and the promise he’d made to her was that she wouldn’t date any boys until she graduated and that she’d be at the graduation—because we weren’t due to the pregnancy. So there’s an anchor to it and a realness to it that I like a lot.

[Then, an assistant comes in and places a brace around Wahlberg’s neck.]
I hurt my neck in Hong Kong, and it hasn’t gotten better yet. I just woke up in the morning and couldn’t move, but still had to shoot 10 days of crazy action.

23 comments:

  1. Really? It's Transformers, and they've focused TOO much on the human element of it in the first three movies. It's supposed to be about TRANSFORMERS, not humans!

    I really hope this doesn't end up focusing too much on the humans, once again.

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    1. I have always felt the balance was very well done between the Transformers and humans. If you really think about it some of the movie is about how the Transformers being in our planet is effecting mankind. I hope they keep it the same as the previous 3 movies.

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    2. I really do believe that they focus too much on the humans even in battle, I mean it should be the Autobots be given the honors by the present and such. I kind of don't blame Sentenal Prime of how much he hates the humans they treat them like machines hes right. I'm not seeing this 4th one because I don't trust Micheal Bay hes failed three times its three strikes and your out.

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    3. Then you don't really have a reason to be on here, huh?

      I like the human element and think it is all handled really tastefully

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  2. @Joseph:

    Agreed completely. SLOW news day. . .

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  3. RotF and DotM had bigger box office Than first film, But first film had better reception. And that's because humans had bigger role on it. But I hope can balance robots and humans well this time.

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  4. Alot of people talk shit because they dont like the fact that this movie focuses a lot on the humans. Some say the movies should be like the tv series. What most of you dont know is that michael would want to do it focusing on the robots more but that would mean that their will be more robot time. also if theres more massive scenes with just robot dialogue then this movie will be more expensive. probably 300 to 400 million to make if it just focuses on the robots but the studio will not hand out that much money. so they have to have a story that its affordable to make. so having the main focus on the humans us whats more affordable. Some say look michael. look at the avengers. the movie focuses on the heroes. thats how a movie is made. but in the avengers the actors/superheros are paid all together under 75million dollars plus the scenes where special effects are need main one Iron man are not that complicated and easy to make and very cheap. If transformers was made like the avenger itll be more expensive cuz we all know there is no simple CGI work in those films. I trust Michael and can not wait to see this new installment

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    1. Very well and logically told by you.

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    2. perhaps your right but heres the thing they spend more money on the military than the autobots, if they spend more money on the Autobots and less on the military maybe we can get a better movie

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    3. So I guess an X-Men film shouldn't focus on theX-Men, then? I mean it's Transformers. They should just call it "People who know Transformers" instead, because that's what it feels like. Or how about a Star Trek series that doesn't take place in space except maybe less than a quarter of the time?

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  5. "The first one was ok but the sequels were bad" weird, I'd say about 2 billion in sales says differently but what do I know. Maybe a movie about giant f@cking robots in a death match requires more character depth. Then again no, no it doesn't. If you weren't entertained by all 3 then check your pulse, you sir are a zombie

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    1. I hope you're not talking about my comment. I only said that and fans and critics don't share same opinions.

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  6. I'd like a little more focus on the actual Transformers, as well. I liked Sam in the first movie, by the end of the second, I was bored with him and the parents were fragging annoying. I actually really liked N.E.S.T. and how they interacted with the Bots.I just felt that Sam and his issues became more of the focus then the Transformers themselves. I don't mind the human element, but in smaller doses. I really hope T4 focuses a bit more on what the movie is actually about, Transformers. I want more character development for the Bots. I wouldn't mind a little backstory on their individual origins and how they came to be with Prime's team. I would also like to see more scenes with the Bots and Cons interacting with members of their teams. I know there was a scene cut in (I think ROTF) between Sideswipe and either Jolt or Dino. I would've prefered that scene to yet another redundant Sam and or his annoying parents scene.

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  7. Everyone needs to get over it. The movies are not JUST about the Transformers. It is about both. Humans and Transformers. If you don't like it then don't see it. Simple answer to a simple problem. If you do see it then don't complain that there is a lot of human character development. It's all 50/50. Would cost way too much to do the movie you all want done. How about we change things up abit. Instead of complaining be grateful a studio, director and writers took the time to give us these movies..after all they could be working on yet another remake of an 80s 90s movies instead of trying to make something we all can enjoy.

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  8. Now I will say something right now. I like the humans they were funny in the last movies but if there are to be a lot of humans then there doesn't need to be a lot of transformers. if your one of the people defending the human element don't whine about it not having enough transformers. just saying, I like the humans but I either want to more focus on the our main stars TRANSFORMERS or more serious humans rather than to goofy humor just change things up.

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    1. Thank you Anonymous 12/25/2013 7:47pm. I have no issue with the human element. If the Transformers are to stay on Earth, of course there's going to be human interaction and involvement. I liked the interaction of the Bots with N.E.S.T. I even liked Sam in the first movie. I just thought there was a little too much focus on the humans and not enough depth given to the Transformers. I never said I wouldn't see the movie or that I even disliked the previous three. Of course I'm going to see the fourth movie. Just as you arrogant first anonymous, everyone else is entitled to their opinion. So I suggest YOU get over YOURSELF before demanding others with differing points of view "get over it".

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    2. But one more thing: Decepticons clearly showed humans that they can't be trusted when they destroyed Xantium and then conquered Chicago. Why would any of the humans hate Autobots now? We don't even know motives of Attinger or his SOG.

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    3. Or wait a sec, if SOG really means something like Special Operations Group, what does Attinger have to even do with that? He doesn't look like a military guy.

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  9. There is no arrogance. Perhaps you should look up the definition. Get over myself? Don't be so foolish. Others are not offering a different point of view. They are complaining about the humans. Complaining that they aren't going to see it because of the humans. Others are complaining that it's all about the humans and not enough robots. I implore you to read all posts before you try to come at me with a half ass retort.

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    1. I definitely think the human element is needed. I'm not arguing against that. My problem is just too much focus on the humans. I thought it was about the Transformers.

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    2. that's what I was trying to say Joseph

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    3. I think if we have too many Transformers and the majority of focus on the Transformers (while it would be awesome) they would have to cut a lot out in other areas due to budget. Which cutting the budget in other areas could potentially ruin the movie. Hence why the human element is pretty vital to the movie as a whole. It's cheaper

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  10. The point is the human elements work if there are not a lot of transformers. Look at the first movie. We at least got to see all the robots transform. Now look at revenge of the fallen. There was a lot of TRANSFORMERS in it. Hey that's a good thing right. No! that's a bad thing. Notice in this movie there were a lot of best looking robots didn't get a lot of screen time. Some DIDNT EVEN TRANFORM(Like some of the CONSTRUCTICONS).DOTM did a little better. So the solution to the problem is have FEW TRASFORMERS PERIOD!

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