Michael Bay is rebooting the Transformers franchise, with Mark Wahlberg replacing Shia LaBeouf, though I am not entirely sure the casting change will make a whit of difference.
That’s a pity because, if another director were to take the helm, it’s quite possible that we would get something new and engaging this time around.
And I get that the ‘Transformers’ films have made a gazillion dollars. That doesn’t mean that they were any good, only that they were viewed by lots of people.
I am going to go out on a limb and predict that what viewers are going to get this time around will be exactly the same things that the first three films delivered in spades, which was: lots of explosions, (admittedly cool, for the most part) special effects and minimal character development.
The thing is, there’s a third path: The first entry was written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman; the second by Orci, Kurtzman and Ehren Kruger, and the third by Ehren Kruger alone.
If someone were to take on the writing chores that actually cared about character development, then maybe the end result will make more of an impression on viewers for reasons that have more to do with the number of explosions per frame.
And yeah, the image above is the logo for the upcoming film. It’s pretty lame, if you ask me.