Every year people wait for the new summer crop of movies to come out. We’ll look at reviews, read the blogs and choose for ourselves which ones we’ll go see to help us get through the rainy day blues when the weather goes south on that hot July day. Summer movies are there for one reason and one reason only; to help us forget about what is going on in the world around us for a 2-3 hour stint. Generally fun, action packed and completely mindless these summer flicks are usually short on story but big on action.
Take movies like the Transformers series for example. Giant robots that come to the planet Earth because they’ve screwed up their own home planet of Cybertron. The good guys, the Autobots can transform into any manner of vehicular transport available, they seem to have a conscious and thankfully they like people. The Decepticons are the bad guys who simply want to destroy everything and kill everyone. Back in 2007 director Michael Bay brought the franchise to life and in the process introduced and entirely new crop of people to the little toys that the kids of the early 1980’s fell in love with.
Today the Transformers are a pretty hardcore bunch, and with production of film three underway the franchise has no intentions of slowing down. Transformers 3 is currently filming in the Chicago area and is set to be released in 2011. The nice part is that thanks to some folks with some handy cameras spy shots have began popping up on the net thus giving us some insights as to what kinds of cars we’re going to see in installment #3. So far the list, from what I can see is as follows:
• Aston Martin
• Corvette Stingray Concept
• Datsun 510
• Ferrari 458 Italia