TRANSFORMERS at the Orpheum!
posted by moviejs on July 13, 2007 at 10:53 am
LOS ANGELES, CA — Seen it yet? The last big battle between good and evil takes place in downtown L.A. on Broadway…in the classic theatre district! The Orpheum, Rialto and several others will never be the same.
This makes sense seeing that the movie was partially filmed on Broadway.
I have no intention of seeing this movie. Frankly, INDEPENDENCE DAY and WAR OF THE WORLDS satisfied the “alien invasion” genre for me.
I kinda agree with you, lvhg. ID4 and both versions of War of the Worlds, as well as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Day the Earth Stood Still rule the alien invasion genre, but E.T. is king when it attracts a huge worldwide audience. As for the theater’s prominence in the movie, I thought it was the old Loews Orpheum in NY, not the NYC one. It made sense when the movie took place not in NY, as to not to remind moviegoers of 9/11 again, this time with robots instead of terrorists. Good thing Mike Bay didn’t set a part of the story in Iraq or Afghanistan, and made Transformers a very real but fantasized version of post-apocalyptic America.
Come on!!!! Didn’t any of you grow up in the 80’s???? It’s the TRANSFORMERS!!!! How can you not see it. I have not gone myself yet. Hopefully will get around to it before this release goes to DVD.
The great ol' city of Detroit is featured as well.
Hey SNWEB: General Motors reported an $893 million quarterly profit today, their third consecutive quarterly profit. All is not lost for the City of Detroit!
To all Historic Theatre gruru’s out there – please help me answer this challenge question…
Can you identify ALL of the Historic Theatres featured in the new movie “Transformers”?
Hint: Most of the Historic Theatre Marquees are featured in the final fight sequence.
These are the ones I remember seeing…