Transformers 3 "Leaked Script" Review

Real or fake, Wadey gives his take on the Transformers 3 script!

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By Wadey09 - 12/12/2009
As we all know, the first two Transformers films left us fans wanting. We wanted more GIANT FREAKIN' ROBOTS, more action! Bay tried to appease us with this year's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Make no mistake, that movie made several HUGE improvements over the first. But it still had it's own downside: humping dogs, Megan Fox, Turtorro's butt, Megan Fox, etc.

Now supposedly, this is an official draft. I came to that conclusion after seeing in big letters, the word DRAFT on every dang page! So, is it a good script? I can honestly say that it goes in a completely different direction from the Bay films which isn't overall a bad thing. Unfortunatley, that leads me to the conclusion that the script is a fake. Oh, well..... It is still some nice piece of fiction!

Remember when Michael Bay said there were around 43 bots in ROTF? Well, it dropped to about 36. Not neccessarily a bad thing. But I do not see a mention of Jolt anywhere! I was looking forward to some character development on his part! So all you can expect to see are the Aerialbots, the Combaticons, Perceptor, Wheeljack, Ultra Magnus, and Shockwave just to name a few.

That being said, this was an AWESOME read! If ever you were a fan of the 1984 cartoon series, you will be rewarded! This is the ultimate homage to G1! The story needs work but then again this IS a draft!

*Beware of spoilers*

The story kicks off when Sam needs Prime's help with another fragment of the All Spark. Yeah, like they never keep running out of those. The fragment could create an infinite amount of Energon, the lifeblood of the Transformers. But when they are experimenting with it aboard the Ark (Dude! Nerdgasm!), Megatron attacks in his own ship. Somehow they all manage to travel back in time to the year 1982. (Yeah, I know. Another time travel movie.)

This is where the cool stuff happens. Prime orders everyone to assimilate a new mode to blend into the time period. Prime becomes the flat nosed cab over engine Peterbilt Semi we have all come to love! And Sam makes him lose the flames! Mirage keeps going back and forth between a Formula 1 Race Car and a Pontiac Trans Am. It's great!

I won't give away all the details. Like I said, it's a great read. But I must add that Sam realizes that he can erase the Autobot/Decepticon War from earth's history by getting rid of the Cube! Oh and he meets up with his grandad! Not his great great grandad, but his grandad you know? His father's father? That's it! That's all I am saying plotwise! Read the rest yourself!

To sum it all up, this would make an EXCELLENT movie! And if directed correctly (AHEM! Mr. Bay!) could win some real awards other than best special effects. Which of course I hope ROTF wins this year. I can't see Michael bay sanctioning this script though. Not enough military presence and way too short.

I give this script an 8 out of 10.

This is only a draft, so if it is real, there will probably be some major changes by the time it hitd theatres!

Please let this be real!

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Wadey09 - 12/12/2009, 5:35 PM
@SuperkaL27
I cant copy the script over. her's a more accurate address:
http://tformers.net/pdf/tf-3-script-leaked.pdf
Wadey09 - 12/12/2009, 7:53 PM
@SuperkaL27:
just emailed you a copy of the script.
sorry for the wait.
;)
ArmouredAvenger - 12/12/2009, 7:53 PM
Seeing is how Micheal Bay, Steven Spielberg and crew only just met in October for there to be a draft in just a month seems kind far far-fetched. And I don't ever remember hearing they have a writer to pen Transformers 3 but I could be wrong. But this definitely. isn't a real draft script.
Wadey09 - 12/12/2009, 8:00 PM
@KiNGJohn,
Ehren Kruger is attached to pen TF3.
Orci and Kurtzman are out.
RorMachine - 12/12/2009, 8:04 PM
Still haven't read it yet..I will though. I have to say, I didn't think ROTF was an improvement on the first movie at all, I really liked the first one. Sure Bay upped the action and gave us more robots, but he also upped all the other moronic shit too. I think the script and over all plot was much stronger in the first movie too.
flames809 - 12/12/2009, 8:43 PM
u forgot to mention about sam proposing to megan fox and the fight in space. yea they go to to space this time around and actually fight in space.
Wadey09 - 12/12/2009, 9:18 PM
@Flames
i tried to leave Fox out of it as much as possible. but yeah, the relationship is upped in the script. the ship to ship fight in the review is the space battle i just forgot to say "space."
i also forgot to mention Leo's meager role as cheerleader.
i thought Ramon Rodriguez said his character would develop more. that is what leads me to believe this is fake. but still.........
fake or not, the script isn't half bad!
mounted88 - 12/12/2009, 9:59 PM
Wadey@ i know its not the same article, but didn't you post this earlier.
Wadey09 - 12/12/2009, 10:03 PM
@Mounted
i posted the discovery of an article that showcased the script. i read their take, read about two-three pages and posted it under news.
i also wrote in that article that after i finished reading the script, i would post a review.
Wadey09 - 12/12/2009, 10:53 PM
@SuperkaL
no problem.
glad you liked it.
CyborgNinja - 12/12/2009, 11:08 PM
The 2nd movie was great, but came with some faults (and I don't think megan is one of them).

As far as the bits of this probably fake script. I've never been big on "time travel" in movies, so I'd probably really freaking hate to see it now. Space battles and some other bots is cool, but when there is more character development on the back of the toy box it kind of makes adding more robots pointless.

Skip on the time travel, introduce energon energy source (leave the spark fragment out) and have more robot story/character development. Less humans...
RoadDogXXIV - 12/12/2009, 11:19 PM
@CyborgNinja

What makes the fan script so good was that there was an almost equal share of time between the humans and the Transformers. When Sam's character makes his first appearance in the script, it's with Optimus Prime. That's just the tip of the iceberg. It's also unique that "Transformers 3" (SPOILER!) ends on a cliffhanger.

I also loved the script treatment of Mikaela. The character got some unique stuff to do. And the 80's satire were top notch (watch out for a reference to Knight Rider).

This, definitely, needs to be looked at by Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. If this script is accepted and done right, Michael Bay will have his "Empire Strikes Back" victory that "Transformers 2" didn't earn.
Montross - 12/12/2009, 11:58 PM
I just finished reading the script, and I must say that I was most impressed. I think the time travel element works really well here, especially because of the incorporation of elements from the previous 2 movies. It's a great homage to the 80s series and it dispenses with the ridiculous antics from the RotF.

If this is only a fan-made script, then it's a damn good effort. However, if this really is official, then come 2011-2012, I think we'll be in for a real treat.
shibazz - 12/13/2009, 2:56 AM
just cuz we are all feelin a lot o' bit lovely right now ...(come back SD) does nont mean i still cant kick yer ball bearings down your exhaust pipe for spewin up some real skid marks! That synopsis is crap because if it would work.... the autobots would have never been sitting in a hanger just waiting for the humans to lose the "All Spark"..... i now hate all sparks and Jordan sparks for the same damned reason. That being said..... give me energon or give me ThunderCats. HO!
Jimdlux - 12/13/2009, 3:14 AM
Don't buy it at all!
2010warmachine - 12/13/2009, 5:51 AM
FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!
Wadey09 - 12/13/2009, 6:38 AM
@Grif, 8 out of 10 is about with me.
it needs a bit more development with the characters. i love the Starcscream/Megatron dynamic but i cant read into the chemistry of the rest of the script. it felt like an homage instead of a film. as an homage: 10/10! but as a film and seeing as how it's a DRAFT, i'm giving the script an 8/10.

i usually don't go that high.
LEEE777 - 12/13/2009, 6:51 AM
I'm sure i left a comment on here lol??
Joe6Pack74 - 12/13/2009, 7:29 AM
Its got to be a fake. It takes what Bay did with Transformers and merges it with the G1 Stuff. Not going to happen. I will print out that script and eat it if TF3 is remotely anything close to that draft.
DegenX - 12/13/2009, 7:37 AM
No Dinobots=FAIL
1chris2 - 12/13/2009, 9:34 AM
i thought it sounded pretty good for a rough draft,i just wish prowl would make it into the films.i liked that shoackwave made the cut.just remember people this is a rough draft they should change a few things but it does sound better than tf2.
Timerider84 - 12/13/2009, 9:39 AM
Would be cool to see BumbleBee have to transform into a VW Bug as well. Maybe even see the SR-171 from ROTF but a little younger. I personally like this script fake or not. I do hope time travel is in the real script, because that's a great fish out of water for all of them story, and lots of laughs for us.
georgia49th - 12/13/2009, 10:00 AM
How would sam begin to even get rid of the cube? they would have to travel to cybertron and prevent the war between the Autobots and Decepticons, which would be highly unlikely., this sounds a bit to back to the future, for me T3 needs to deal with cybertron could be they just need it to rest awhile rush to soon and failure looms ahead
CorneliusLow - 12/13/2009, 10:36 AM
yeah thats probably not a real script and such
Wadey09 - 12/13/2009, 10:42 AM
@Georgia
actually the script deals a lot with Cybertron.
The key to Vector Sigma is uncovered in the grandad's hidden cellar which controls Cybertron. also by the end of the script there is a New Cybertron.
by getting rid of the cube, i meant let the Autobots take it away.
no cube+no key=no Transformers on Earth= no intergalactic civil war on Earth!
flames809 - 12/13/2009, 4:02 PM
yo wadey send me the script.
wussupman - 12/13/2009, 4:23 PM
I kinda though that the old school font being used as a T3 logo had significance . It the same font style used as the 80's t.v. show .
1chris2 - 12/13/2009, 5:00 PM
i really hope this is the real deal beause it sounds better then transformers 2.
LaffaTaffa - 12/13/2009, 7:35 PM
I have to say changing the vehicle forms would be really a downfall I think. I like how Prime looks in the movie. If they change back to a flat nose I would be disappointed. Dont get me wrong I love the flat nose Prime. I even own a G1 original, but to go back and do that would really just be a let down. I like where they have gone as far as choosing vehicles(biast opinion)since I am from a GM family.

As far as the next movie goes I want to see Barricade back in action even though he dies in the comic prequel to ROTF which IMO shouldnt have any effect on the movie. They should just bring him back. They should also add in some of the game characters like Breakaway the F-35 as a contender for Starscream in the air as well as Aerialbot and Protectobot but with real names.
- Ratchet needs to start actually healing Autobots in the next movie as well since he is suppose to be the medic for the Autobots. What I mean by this is fix the parts that Jetfire gave Prime and let Optimus use those parts for the next movie to kick some Decepticon ass.
- Just dont move backwards and pay to much homage to G1, the best part about the new style is the invention of that style.
- No clones in this next one either. Devastator was more than disappointing for this movie. He didnt devastate shit IMO. He was just really hunngry and wanted to eat some pyramid.
- Keep a clear continuity as well. Scrapper was killed to rebuild Megatron but for some reason we see him later on in the movie trying to ball and chain Sam and Mikalia off the roof with Starscream and Long Haul.
- Don't kill Ironhide in the next movie. He is to much fo a bad ass to kill off. If they have to kill an autobot let it be Jolt. He was only in the movie for about 3 minutes of the movie.
Wadey09 - 12/13/2009, 9:28 PM
@Flames
what's your email? i'll send a copy.
if you dont respond by the 11:30 by CBM time, i'll email it to you tomorrow.
eatburn - 12/14/2009, 6:56 AM
lame, fake too
CorndogBurglar - 12/14/2009, 9:12 AM
i don't believe this "script". there's no way, i want to see the more classic TF's also, but that would be a stupid way to do it. also, TF2 was in NO WAY an improvement over the first transformers movie.

i enjoyed the second, but it was no where near as good as the first
1chris2 - 12/17/2009, 1:24 PM
i loved the script exept prowl was not in it it was great for a draft.
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