Transformers Images!!

Thanks to Scott Johnson at myextralife.com for this awesome link

This Thread at the tfw2005.com message boards contains a compilation of CGI images, toy prototypes, and other design images of the robots to be seen in the upcoming Transformers movie!

If you’ve never seen Transformers, here’s the basic premise.

There’s a faraway planet called Cybertron, populated by fully sentient robotic creatures, known simply as Transformers. They are capable of transforming between humanoid form and a vehicle form. There are 2 “races” I suppose is the best word to use, the Autobots, and the Decepticons. The Autobots are culturally a race dedicated to law, order, justice, and pretty much everything virtuous. The Decepticons are the opposite, they are scheming, selfish, and generally just plain evil.

As you can well imagine, these 2 have been at war for who knows how long. The movie will probably show something along the lines of how the specific group of Autobots and Decepticons got to Earth, but most incarnations of Transformers (and there are several) basically utilize the premise of them coming to Earth for a new source of energy, in prehistoric times. However, the fighting between the 2 groups in space causes both of their vessels to crash land on Earth and sends them into dormancy for millions of years, until awakening in the present day (usually by some kind of natural disaster disturbing the crash site). The movie will probably vary widely from this, at any rate.

To remain hidden on Earth, the Autobots and the Decepticons adopt earth-based vehicle forms to blend in among the populace. However, the war still rages, and they won’t remain hidden forever.

Peter Cullen is confirmed as the voice of Optimus Prime. He’s most famous for being Prime’s iconic voice in the original cartoon series. Hugo Weaving is confirmed to be the voice of the Decepticon leader “Megatron”. Hugo Weaving is best remembered as Agent Smith from the Matrix and Elrond in Lord of the Rings

I think this movie is shaping up to be awesome, and I’m very much looking forward to catching it. Here’s some more links to check out if you want

Official Site (warning, Flash heavy)
Wikipedia Entry
The original teaser Trailer
Some Battle photos
Trailer – “Hidden”
Trailer – “Destiny”

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