“Transformers Fun Facts”


So Michael Bay released a number of “fun facts” about Transformers 2, and they’re genuinely pretty interesting. Given all the shit I’ve been talking about Revenge of the Fallen, I thought it was only fair (I’m tough but fair, remember) to post some of  ’em here.

? 14 robots last time, 46 robots this time (ILM only)
? Optimus Prime will be life size on IMAX screens in many forest fight shots.
? The pyramid destruction simulation was 8 times bigger than the old rigid simulation all-time record holder at ILM.
? If all the texture maps on the show were printed on 1 square yard sheets, they would cover 13 football fields.
? Devastator is as tall as a 10 story building.
? Devastator has more than 10 times the number of individual parts found in an average car.
? If you had all the gold ever mined in the history of man, you could build a little more than half of Devastator.
? Devastator’s hand is traveling 390 miles per hour when he punches the pyramid.
? Laid out end to end, Devastator’s parts would be almost 14 miles long.
? TF1 took 20 Terabytes of disk space. Trans2 took 145 Terabytes. Seven times bigger!
? 145 terabytes would fill 35,000 DVDs. Stacked one on top of the other without storage cases, they would be 145 feet tall.
? If
you rendered the entire movie on a modern home PC, you would have had
to start the renders 16,000 years ago (when cave paintings like the
Hall of Bulls were being made) to finish for this year’s premiere!

So if you had been making Transformers 2 on your own, I hope you started at 14,000 BC, I guess. Anyways, my crack team of Topless Robotic Researchers managed to unearth a few more fun facts about the film, too. Hope you enjoy!

? 46 robots in the movie, but you’ll only be able to tell 6 apart
? Devastator’s testicles took up 2.3 terabytes of disk space all on their own
? 86 number of times Wheelie says “Why I oughtta…
? If you laid Devastator end to end, he’d want to cuddle afterwards
? 12% amount of the script that isn’t Shia the Beef yelling “No!”
? 3 gallons of robot urine peed on John Turturro in the first film, 18 gallons in the second film (group golden shower)