‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ IMAX 3-D Featurette: Okay, Michael, We Get It, This Movie Is BIG
When Michael Bay makes a movie, he likes to make a BIG movie. No measly 35-millimeter film stock for him. Bay, like James Cameron and others of their ilk, enjoy being on the cutting-edge of filmmaking technology, utilizing the newest, boldest thing to make their movies pop off the screen. And regardless of your thoughts on the Transformers franchise, there’s nothing quite like seeing them in an IMAX movie theater.
As Bay explains in this featurette, Transformers: The Last Knight is the first blockbuster to use “98% IMAX footage.” That means that it wasn’t just the big battles and explosions that were shot using his new rig, it was everything. Even the boring scenes where people just sit around and talk? IMAX 3-D, baby. Bay and his crew attached two IMAX Alexa cameras together to get their 3-D footage, similar to what Peter Jackson did on The Hobbit movies. That’s two huge images combined to form one, plus all the crashing, clanging CGI robots you could ever want.
When all seems lost, a few brave souls can save everything we’ve ever known. The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters June 21.