More Transformers movies?


Source: Dark Horizons

Word came out a few months ago that Paramount was collecting a group of screenwriters to work on a Transformers Cinematic Universe (an example of a Cinematic Universe is a shared universe like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Cinematic Universe- a collection of films that all take place within one another. Cinematic Universes are currently the thing with movie studios. Everyone is looking to expand a franchise into a “Universe” as episodic films seem to be the money making thing right now).

transformers_age_of_extinction_Now comes word that Michael Bay is back to direct a fifth Transformers along with another animated origin film that is currently being written. There was a pitch meeting, with producer Stephen Spielberg, where 9 stories were pitched 5 of which were picked up as potential films.

While I loved the first Transformers film I haven’t exactly loved the rest of them. They have spun off into confusing, vomit inducing action sequences that make no sense. I used to be a huge fan of Michael Bay (lets just say ‘Bad Boys’ and ‘The Rock’) back when he didn’t fully rely on special effects to make his films.

My personal feelings on Cinematic Universes (CU) is that, not everything needs to be within the same world. From the websites I read and podcasts I listen to we’ve got Universal coming up with a Universal Monster CU, Sony coming up with a Robin Hood CU along with merging 21 Jump Street and Men in Black and possibly a Ghostbusters CU (and honestly, if anything, Sony should have Ghostbusters and Men in Black in the same universe since MIB is a rip off of Ghostbusters. I’m just saying) and I’m pretty sure Warner Bros. is chomping at the bit to get Harry Potter made into a CU. And that’s just to name a few off the top of my head.

Some of us prefer just stand alone movies. Not everything needs to be in a shared universe or a trilogy. Sometimes one story is just enough.

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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