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.Tweet
Michael Bay has the mind of a teenager that only wants over-stylized explosions and sexy women to be important in his "movies". He even says he changes scenes if he sees test groups fidgeting or looking at their phone during the movie. Nothing about making the robots actual characters. Nothing about having an actual good script. No character development. Even Real Steel had better everything!
But hopefully this attraction will be what Waterworld the Stunt Show is to Waterworld the movie.
Personally, I cannot wait to see a car unfold into a multi-story Transformer bot for real. (And that is part of this attraction, according to Universal Creative's Mark Woodbury.)
As for Michael Bay, there seems to be a lot of bad feelings directed toward him here. I guess its "cool" to criticize him as nobody on the internet likes him. But while everybody is busy criticizing him, his movies(especially the Transformers ones) are making a ton of money. I'm a fan. I like his movies and I hope he brings a part of his cinematic touch to this ride.
That's my guess, anyway. I'm sure not flying out to California just for this one ride. I happen to like my Orlando-based theme parks. ;)
This is opening 13 years after Spider-Man, so I expect it to be the next technological leap in 3D rides.
I'm excited for this attraction to open at USH. Glad to see more attractions happening at this park.
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That does not mean that the ride can't be a fantastic experience. Just don't throw too many fast motion things at people's eyes so they can't focus on anything because it's pointless. Spiderman 3D does this to great effect so it can be done.