Transformers to open at Universal Studios Singapore on December 3
The highly anticipated new Transformers ride
from Universal Creative will open on December 3, Universal Studios Singapore announced today
Concept art from Transformers at Universal Studios Singapore
The press event will happen the day before and feature Transformers film director Michael Bay, who consulted on the attraction.
The breakthrough attraction will feature 12 scenes, comprising sets blended seamlessly with hyper-realistic 3-D digital media and special effects to bring tactile realism to every moment. Guests will be unable to discern illusion from reality as they get transported onboard advanced motion-based ride vehicles into the TRANSFORMERS universe, and partake in the ultimate 3D battle against the DECEPTICONS right alongside the AUTOBOTS.
Transformers also will debut at Universal Studios Hollywood in the spring of 2012.
I hope the ride is better than the movies. I found them too frenetic and visually confusing and when they made the latest one in 3D I think somebody went into wacky overload. Sometimes you have to slow things down a bit to get more effect. Some CGI movies succeed at doing this but, for me, Transformers missed the mark.
The problem is that Michael Bay is the worst movie director working these days, and he is the creative consultant of this ride.
I agree with Daniel and Rob! I won't say Michael Bay is the worst director right now as there are a few others like M.Night Shamalamadingdong, Uwe Boll (yes he's actually still working), and Zack Snyder (300 was only good because the source material translated well to movies... everything else though? He failed).
Gotta agree with everyone else (I hate Micheal Bay). Now I highly doubt this will be better than Spiderman, but we'll see.
I agree with everyone here in that I absolutely hate "The Transformers" movies. They're made for the dumbest possible audience. But I also hate Stephen Sommers' movies, with "Van Helsing" being one of the worst movies I've ever sat through. I hate the "Mummy" movies, but Sommers' was one of the creative folks behind Universal Orlando's "The Mummy's Revenge" and that ride blew me away. It's possible that guys like Sommers and Michael Bay might make better ride designers than movie directors. These rides don't need well rounded characters or involving stories, and they only last around five minutes. That's perfect for guys like that.
Absolutely, Ron. I think if you look at what most appeals about Bay's movies (and they make a ton of money, so they do have appeal for a lot of people), it's the same sort of stuff that makes for a great theme park attraction - immediate, in-your-face action and spectacle. There's no danger of 60 minutes of incomprehensible plot bloat in a theme park attraction. There's no time for that.
This ride is going to be awesome. Can't wait for the Hollywood version but its going to be interesting to see what people say of the Singapore version.
I enjoyed all three of the Transformers movies, and I wasn't even really into the cartoon series when I was younger. Shame this won't be coming to Orlando, but I can't help but think that's why they've taken the time to (finally) demolish the old Hard Rock Cafe building that's been sitting there for, jeez, what, a decade? Then magically they remember it's there and tear it down?
California (specifically Disney's California Adventure) will also have Cars Land as a new and unique attraction. Yes, I will be venturing to the West Coast to check all of it out.
A little off topic but who pays for 3D movies anyway?
Wait nobody likes the mummy films they are my fav sure branden fraiser has his list o horrible movies such as journey to the center of the earth and there coming out with a 2 movie still mummy is a good movie and ride
I love the tranformers movies is to bad it wont open at Orlando but I will go this summer to california to go to the new cars land and to ride transformers I never been to California so un exited
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