Michael Bay Writes Thank You Note, Continues Trumpeting 3D for TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon finally hits theaters this week, and with the recent decline in 3D box-office Michael Bay is doing everything he can to make sure people see his film in the third dimension. A couple of days ago, we reported that Bay and Paramount had contacted theater owners across the country to ask that they increase the brightness on their projectors for 3D prints of Dark of the Moon, in order to improve image quality. Now Bay has written a thank you note that he uses as another opportunity to talk about the high quality 3D used on the film:

“‘Dark of the Moon’ has some of the most technically challenging sequences ever shot. And shot in 3D. I must urge you to find the very best theatre and see this movie in that format. 3D was a forethought, not an afterthought in this movie. I’m glad Jim Cameron and Steven Spielberg really convinced me to shoot in this new technology.”

Even though it’s hard to deny the financial boost Paramount and Bay would receive from more people seeing the film in 3D, it’s definitely nice to know that theaters will (hopefully) be projecting Dark of the Moon in the highest quality possible. Hit the jump to read his note in its entirety. Transformers: Dark of the Moon stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The film opens everywhere on Wednesday June 29th.

Transformers 3 Transformers Dark of the Moon IMAX Poster One-SheetHere’s Bay’s full note, courtesy of his blog:

“I just want to take the opportunity to thank all the fans around the world for letting me have fun with the Transformers franchise. It has been a wonderful opportunity to have worked with about 4000 crew members around the world. These artists are some of the very best in the entire film business. I’m honored to have had you work along side me. We had an amazing time.

‘Dark of the Moon’ has some of the most technically challenging sequences ever shot. And shot in 3D. I must urge you to find the very best theatre and see this movie in that format. 3D was a forethought, not an afterthought in this movie. I’m glad Jim Cameron and Steven Spielberg really convinced me to shoot in this new technology. We used and invented many new techniques to make the 3D sharper, brighter and more color contrast. I think theatre owners heard their audience that they need to respect the specs of the projectors and not dim the bulbs to save money.

Many theaters are presenting it in the brand new 7.1 sound, which is awesome. This is the most complex, intricate sound track that me and my Academy Awarding winning sound team have done. They really out did themselves to make this a big picture experience. Hopefully you will have as much fun watching this movie as we all had making it.

Thanks,

Michael Bay”




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  • Rune Alexander

    Another Transformers film? Another film from Michael Bay? This movie will be so horribly bad. So it’s good to know that it will look great at least.

    • Phile

      Shut up fatty. Why are you commenting on a movie you haven’t even seen yet?

  • Bromance

    I love this man.

  • Bromance

    Can people just f*ck off with the hate for Bay already! We GET it! Enough is enough – it’s beyond annoying at this point, especially since you’ll pay to see it like everyone else, just to talk sh!t.

    People like you I want to punch.

    • Jesus

      Nope, Bay created a Transformers 2 so bad that people won’t be falling all over themselves to see it – out of enthusiasm or spite. Will it make money, probably, but the people who feel burned by the first and second films won’t be the ones paying to see it.

      • gimpsuit

        And would you be one of the tards who read how horrible T2 was, yet still paid for a ticket just to whine on and claim Bay ‘owes’ you for T2?
        Get over yourselves you juvinile sock-humpers. Make a desicion like an adult, if you want to see it buy a ticket and see it. Don’t buy a ticket just so you can whine on about it.

      • Michael

        Gimpsuit, you are aware that your post is a juvenile one? Why couldn’t you take your own advice and act like an adult as well?

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  • Papayon

    This movie is going to be awesome!!! I don’t care what anyone says, I’m watching it in 3d!

  • Papayon

    Totally agree with bromance

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  • gimpsuit

    Bay is obviously a huge A-hole, imagine trying to get cinemas to project a film in the best possible way so audiences get their money’s worth, the audacity. What a douche.
    He should just shut up and let them show it at a reduced brightness so people can complain and have something to whine on about.
    Watching this in 3D, without a doubt and you’re jsut denying yourself if you don’t. Either way the haters will be hating on Bay no matter what. God could have directed this film and haters would be ‘meh’.

  • Kurt

    After watching this last night in true IMAX, and being someone who hated the 2nd one and loved the first one. Those two don’t hold a candle to this one. Bay has changed the way he shoots his films, he uses steady shots and tracking shots. He’s cut out alot of the quick cuts. The effects and 3D in this movie are the best to be released yet. The way the artists have meshed the cgi with real people and places is breathtaking. There is a scene on the freeway, if your mouth isn’t open and your not saying WOW then you need to check your pulse.

    • James Howlett

      OH look, the seeds that were left here by Michael Bay has turned into a PLANT!

      • gimpsuit

        I saw a rough cut of TDKR’s on the weekend. Nolan has fucked up bigtime.
        Just planting seeds for next year.

    • Dogg

      Did he back up f#%king the camera? When I’m dragged to one of these movies all I care about is seeing ILM’s latest graphics. But Bay’s got the camera so close he can’t even give me that. It’s like two hours in a blender filled with metal shards.

  • Ted

    Shameless self-promotion, Michael Bay.

    • Michael

      A fool and his money are soon to part. Unfortunately, there will be plenty of people who willingly oblige Bay and satisfy his ego by spending much cash to see this movie. And I’m sure millions of them will see it more than once at the theater… in 3D, because Bay said so.

  • ALTER Ego

    “I’m honored to have had you work along side me.” LOL!!! His ego is sky high!!

  • Kurt

    Say what you want, haters are going to hate. That’s for sure, but this is one of the best movies of the summer. I’m not a plant, just an IMAX projectionist that screened it on Saturday night. I had a good time watching it and so did the 5 other people that watched it.

    Dogg, yes he did. This is the best looking Transformers movie to date, the mess of real word and cgi is seem less. ILM does amazing work and this is their best yet.

  • Amardeep Lakra

    Now the ticket price will rise drastically because to make brighter projection they have requested to use the bulb best possible way.

  • Kurt

    Ticket prices are not going to rise because of this, the media is causing a melt down over “Not enough light, under used bulbs” When not a single one of them has been in a booth and looked at system. Tested the systems light out put, its all done by the eye. And its not all theatres that are giving sub par presentations. The few give the many a bad rap.

  • ringbearer1420

    A great movie makes you forget you at a dollar theater.

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  • ryanc

    As much as i would like to believe that theater chains are turning the brightness up for the 3d, it would be better to see some type of press release of some sort from AMC or Regal to acknowledge that they are doing so.

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  • Bromance

    Saw it for myself.
    The story is kinda weak, and the acting by the humans is forgetable, sure…

    there you go haters…go on you flatulent twits – flap away…

    BUT!
    The action is flat out the most intense, incredible MINDF*CK I’ve ever watched. It’s a really BIG movie in every sense. A lot of stuff happens, it is wall to wall action from minute 30 on….
    Prime is full on awesome…

    This is the movie of the summer. F*ck Harry Potter.

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  • ryanc

    any word on how the 3D and brightness was?

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