Michael Bay has earned his fair share of notoriety for taking popular 80’s franchises and completely ruining them. With his crass remakes of nostalgic classics like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and a soon-to-be-reviled remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, he might just best George Lucas for the title of who raped 80’s childhoods the most.
But it is arguably his work with the Transformers genre that has earned him the most scorn. From it’s beginning as a semi-decent movie that still had all the Bay staples (racist caricatures, sexist portrayals, stupid dialogue, action porn, eye-candy visuals), it quickly degenerated into a franchise that produced equal parts convulsive laughter and vomiting over just how bad it was. And with a fourth movie on the way, its clear he has no intention of stopping.
Luckily (as is often proving to be the case these days) fans of the franchise have stepped up to fill the void left by Bay’s hackish, opportunistic attempts to recreate a childhood classic. Entitled “Attack On Giant”, this mini-film was shot entirely in stop-motion using Transformer toys, sound effects from the original series, and focuses on a fight scene between two original version toys: Battle Tanker and Giant.
Sure, the visuals may not be as intensely colored as in Bay’s movies, and the stop-motion might be a little clunkier than seamless CGI, but the quality and the heart are there in spades. And you got to admit, this was a very fine effort for a fan-made film. This is just one of several stop motion fan films made by Harris Loureiro, a Malaysian amateur filmmaker who has created five Transformers fan-films to date.
So if you like this video, be sure to check out of some of his other videos:
Sources: theverge.com, techtimes.com
5 thoughts on “Fan-Made Film: Transformers “Attack on Giant””
Bay was behind the Friday the 13th and the Amityville Horror remakes? I absolutely HATED those movies (though I thought TCM and Elm Street were pretty good). I hope TMNT and Ouija are good, or I may have to curse the guy.
Yeah, he’s really good like that – taking popular franchises and squeezing new blood out of them. People hate it, but he still makes money!
And we give it to him. Grrr!
Well, not me anymore. I found that I cannot watch his movies without becoming nauseous anymore. It’s not just the terrible quality of writing and the horrible character-acting, its also the frenetic pace of his shooting. It’s like a bad acid trip that runs on stupid!
The only way to get me to watch one of his movies is if it’s horror, or it has Unicron in it.