In anticipation of the upcoming “Transformers: The Last Knight” premiere, a 30-minute preview of the movie was screened at in Gandaria City Imax theater in South Jakarta on Saturday (08/04).
The preview also had a prerecorded clip from the franchise’s acclaimed director, Michael Bay, who talked about the filmmaking process.
Bay went the extra mile in the filmmaking process by incorporating revolutionary Imax 3-D technology to give his audiences the best cinematic experience. He claimed that “Transformers: The Last Knight” was the first movie to ever be filmed in Imax 3-D.
“We are going to spend $10 million and we’re going to do it right. In fact, we are the only movie this summer that was shot in 3-D,” he said. “I want to keep 3-D alive. Just like your eyes, you see the depth and it’s beautiful, it’s not something you can fake.”
Bay also went to great lengths to a deliver footage in high-definition.
“We place two cameras on top of each other to give you the amazing resolutions. The resolution, the detail and the clarity, it really is in my bubble,” he said.
The preview ended with a massive applause from fans. Marsekal Taris Ilmamsyah, a die-hard fan who won a ticket to see the preview, was thoroughly impressed.
“The [visual] effects were very amazing [..]. I cannot wait to see the final result since it was made with advanced technology and used an Imax 3-D camera,” he said.
Marsekal said every edition of the film has given him a different experience and he never gets bored watching it.
“I have followed ‘Transformers’ since the beginning and in this latest movie, I am sure that Michael Bay will give us more surprises. I cannot wait to see the [surprises] soon,” he said.
Maylani Christianti, a prize winner who was also invited to the preview, said she believes the movie is going to be very successful.
“I love the effects and the visuals that were in the preview. With this kind of quality, I am sure that ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ will break the box office record.”
Mark Wahlberg, who starred in the 2014 “Transformers: The Edge of Extinction,” reprises his role as Cade Yeager, an inventor who befriends the “Transformers.”
The sneak peek reveals that Yeager is followed by the Transformers Reaction Force, a government-backed private military unit working to hunt down and destroy the Transformers.
The preview showed the history of the Transformers, which have a major impact on the plot. It also reprised the character King Arthur, played by Liam Garrigan.
Yeager also teams up with astronomer and historian Edmund Burton, played by Anthony Hopkins, who has extensive knowledge about the history of the Transformers.
Burton then reveals the Transformers’ legacy that was kept hidden from the public for over 10,000 years. Both of them work together to try to understand why the Transformers keep returning to earth.
Earlier this year, to the dismay of his fans, Bay published a post on his official website that suggested that this may be his last Transformers movie.
“Transformers The Last Knight” is the fifth installment in the series and will open in cinemas worldwide in June.