If you had to use one word to describe Michael Bay movies—especially the Transformers franchise—that word would be big. The explosions are big, the Autobots and Decepticons are big, the story is big, and even the manner in which the film is created is big. Bay and IMAX have been partnering for the past decade to both revolutionize the IMAX and film industry at large. And with Transformers: The Last Knight hitting theaters in June of 2017, it looks like Bay has truly outdone himself this time around.
In the above clip, IMAX CEO Greg Foster explains how their partnership with Bay really pushed IMAX to improve its 3D capabilities and become more nimble without compromising resolution. That work and growth is definitely evident in the Transformers films. While some of Bay’s Transformers films have received mixed reviews from fans and critics, you can’t deny that those movies are visually stunning—you can’t take your eyes off the screen when the action’s happening.
For The Last Knight, Bay pushed IMAX and 3D technology even further, rigging up IMAX 3D cameras that allowed him to shoot 3D in real time. That’s a huge advancement for Bay and IMAX 3D, and will likely change the way large-scale action movies are shot and watched for years to come. And, if nothing else, it looks like we’re in for a badass and amazing adventure when Transformers: The Last Knight hits theaters this summer.
What did you think of the featurette? Do you like how Michael Bay has helped the IMAX 3D industry grow, or are you over 3D films? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Feature Image: Paramount Pictures