Mark Wahlberg On The TRANSFORMERS 4 Human Element

Mark Wahlberg (2 Guns) discusses what kind of of interaction his character will have with Shane (Jack Reynor) in Transformers 4, a young kid that's dating his daughter, Tessa (Nicola Peltz).

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By Mark Julian - 8/11/2013
Transformers 4 human element
Attending a press event for 2 Guns in the UK, actor Mark Wahlberg discusses what type of interaction his character and Jack Reynor will have in Michael Bay's Transformers 4. "I give him a lot of shit in this movie. I didn't know my daughter had a boyfriend and then all of a sudden, this punk kid is thrust into my life and I have to deal with him while dealing with this very extraordinary set of circumstances...I have to entrust the most important thing in my life to him at a certain stage in the movie, 'if something happens to me then protect my little girl'. I love the human element of the movie. "

The actor also humorously describes an action scene he filmed a few days ago with Stanly Tucci where a new camera rig gave him a few "problems".



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Starring in "Transformers 4" is newcomer Jack Reynor as Shane, a race car driver. Actress Nicola Peltz plays the female lead, Reynor's girlfriend. She's also Mark Wahlberg's daughter, who plays Flynn Vincent. Sophia Myles has an unspecified role as a scientist along with Stanley Tucci. Peter Cullen will return to provide the voice of Optimus Prime. Kelsey Grammer signed on to play the lead villain named "Harold Attinger". Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Michael Bay will return to direct his fourth installment of the film series from a screenplay written by Ehren Kruger.
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Azazel1 - 8/11/2013, 11:04 AM
Micheal Bay is a [frick]ing useless director

This film will suck just like the other 3
TheGeekBoy17 - 8/11/2013, 11:24 AM
Please no Human element. That shit is getting old
thewonderer - 8/11/2013, 11:29 AM
How about the robot element
TheIlluminati - 8/11/2013, 11:32 AM
Heyyyy!!!!!!!!!! Dont F@#k with the Bay!!!! Respect the M@n!!!!!
CaptainObvious - 8/11/2013, 11:41 AM
Nobody cares about a teenage girl with daddy issues in a Transformers movie because it's, you know, a Transformers movie.

Humans, shut up and let the robots do all the work. You're not good at it.
Ironnick - 8/11/2013, 11:43 AM
Why are you dissing the movie before you've even seen it, so...
Pheezmatic - 8/11/2013, 11:49 AM
sounds like another michael bay bag of exploding shit.
WYLEEJAY - 8/11/2013, 11:49 AM
Ya know I wish they would at least do an animated movie that shows us what happened on Cybertron. My sons a huge fan and I wrote a story of my own that perfectly connects plot points from all three movies. It actually makes the films plots make more sense. Nothing I can do about the bad humor and human characters though. It takes place before Optimus is in charge just like the WFC games. Then introduces the big players from all three live action movies, and I found a way to make the three movies plots connect together.
SoundWave - 8/11/2013, 12:07 PM
Marky-Mark must be much better the LeBeouf was. I'd like to see Willis as captain solder or the Lennox as main charatet with a lot of war-action. More robots, more action, less "human element"!
Mike89 - 8/11/2013, 12:08 PM
Sounds like another Bayformers movie with annoying characters, forced comedy, racist stereotypical robots and too much emphasis on the humans and not enough on the autobots and decepticons war. Hollywood. Please Reboot this franchise!
supermarioworldE - 8/11/2013, 12:19 PM
Whalberg got big after Pain and Gain.
maninfinehat - 8/11/2013, 12:24 PM
Transformers may suck, but Michael Bay directs great guilty pleasure movies. Give the man some credit.
FEJ - 8/11/2013, 12:31 PM
It doesn't matter what anyone on this post thinks. How can you compare a couple dozen haters to the amount of people who will go watch the movie. It will make as much as the other three or more. Because the people that will watch this movie are common folk, people of the land, the common clay you know....morons. Hahahaha!
BboiBlack - 8/11/2013, 12:35 PM
omg a human element? We hate the human element...you know like all the great films of the past few years, the human element sucks and no films should have one...

fools.

Bay makes hit movies without a good script. Not everyone can do that.
FOOM - 8/11/2013, 12:36 PM
A 'human element' in Transformers? After 3 films in the franchise isn't that a little late now?
Vaportrail - 8/11/2013, 12:44 PM
Sorry, guys.
The human element is necessary.

Do you know how much time/money a 2+ hour live-action movie starring the robots as the main characters would take?
Neither does the studio. And it'll likely stay that way.

If Michael Bay actually understood how people behave IRL, instead of giving us all these stereotypes, I'd be a little bit happier. Still, the movies are fun.
TheBlackNerd - 8/11/2013, 12:50 PM
I agree with @Vaportrail.

Everyone mentions the War for Cybertron and Fallmof Cypertron films but the transformers are on EARTH. There will be humans they'll encounter. Even though I would even love to see a 2 hour Autobots vs decepticon story it is necessary.

That's like saying we're going to do a human vs. human battle underwater and expect there to be no fish. (Yeah that sample sucked) but hopefully you get what I'm saying. lol
TheBlackNerd - 8/11/2013, 12:51 PM
*that example* I really need to watch my grammar! smh lol
BlackestNight - 8/11/2013, 12:54 PM
I actually trust Mark Wahlberg to deliver on this movie nicely. He is a much better actor than anyone else to touch this franchise, and I think his wit and charm will contribute nicely. Perhaps he is the breath of fresh air we needed in part 4. Hey, it least its a step up from the several dozen scenes of "NONONONONO" we get from Shia.

Plus, Stanley Tucci and that girl from Underworld is in it. Hasbro, take my money.
ABH1979 - 8/11/2013, 12:56 PM
Anyone who wants a good Transformers story, with zero human element, should read James Roberts' "More Than Meets The Eye" -- it's the best Transformers since G1.
TheBlackNerd - 8/11/2013, 12:59 PM
Transformers 4 vs. Ninja Turtles

Captain America: TWS vs. Guardians of the Galaxy

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 vs X-Men Days of Future Past

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes vs. Godzilla
TheBlackNerd - 8/11/2013, 12:59 PM
Who will win? lol
Moohika - 8/11/2013, 1:05 PM
I don't get it. People bitch and complain that there is too much human involvement and storyline in Transformers and then a movie like Pacific Rim tries to cut out most of the human story element and just have robots fighting and people complain that there was not enough human story, wtf?
Alaba - 8/11/2013, 1:19 PM
What a lot of you people dont understand is if they make a Transformers movie based only on yhe robots, its not gonna make as much.money. Theres nothing wrong with the human elements of Bays movies which i have totally enjoyed. Studios need to think about a larger fanbase than you few robot only fans. Bays a great director and his movies have been entertaining.
ABH1979 - 8/11/2013, 2:16 PM
@Moohika - I never heard that complaint, but personally I'd say there is a big difference between sentient alien robots and giant mechs that need human pilots.
SoundWave - 8/11/2013, 2:37 PM
@TheBlackWolverine
"Transformers 4"
"Captain America 2: TWS"
"X-Men Days of Future Past"
and don't care about the last pair) not going to watch them.
JatevinM - 8/11/2013, 2:49 PM
Bays films are pure entertainment and that's what I watch them for. I don't go to a Michael Bay directed Transformers movie expecting an Oscar worth film. I go expecting explosions and shit
geno2876 - 8/11/2013, 3:19 PM
The boots can not be the main characters in a 2 hr film. It doesn't work. It just doesn't. It works in a tv series because you have time to build those characters over time. I promise you if the robots were the focus there would not be more than 1 or 2 movies. Fans are not enough to support a franchise; they have to have mainstream support. That's just a fact.
geno2876 - 8/11/2013, 3:19 PM
"Bots"
HOTSHOT - 8/11/2013, 3:22 PM
Yeah Michael Bay, that's just what this franchise needs, more focus on the human's personal problems and less.on the robots. Just take a bow Michael. -_-
CaptainObvious - 8/11/2013, 4:11 PM
"The bots can not be the main characters in a 2 hr film. It doesn't work. It just doesn't."

Wrong. It does work. If WALL-E can be focused primarily on robot characters, then these movies are overqualified. Nobody goes to see these movies for the human characters. They see them for the Transformers, the title characters who aren't even the main focus of these damn movies.
SpectacularJoShFest - 8/11/2013, 4:18 PM
@CaptainObvious....AMEN!
And yes...Transformers should have been all about the...uhm...TRANSFORMERS...not the humans...shia ledouche sucked in the first two movies and was somewhat of a good actor in the third, but that movie was a mess in every possible way so nobody really cared.
Like the NostalgiaCritic said, Michael Bay's idea of a good flick is just to grab any scene and PORN IT.
CaptainHulk3 - 8/11/2013, 5:04 PM
The human element SUCKS!!!!! = BAY STILL HATES US!!!! SO BAY............. YOU BLOW IN AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED!!!! Gi Joe 2 > Transformers 2,3 Thats sad bc Joe 2 was a horrible collection of scenes with a single button on the bomb thingy?????? GTFO&KMA!
GetsugaTensho22 - 8/11/2013, 5:08 PM
The Human Element would be necessary...IF WE WEREN'T BOMBARDED WITH POORLY WRITTEN CHARACTERS WITH STUPID STORY ARCS OVER THE COURSE OF 3 MOVIES ALREADY.

At this point, we NEED TO GIVE THE HUMANS A BREAK.
Why don't you stupid Bay supporters see this?
geno2876 - 8/11/2013, 5:39 PM
@CaptainObvious...WallE was animated. Big difference. Yes you could make a 2hr animated film with the robots as the main focus. That would work. Cybertron and the other worlds from the comics would work great in animation. But in live action, the scale is just cost prohibitive. And as I said before, the mainstream audience wouldn't get it. And they are the ones who tentpole movies are geared towards. Without them, these movies don't get made. I hate that part, but it's reality.
Alvahnomicron - 8/11/2013, 7:48 PM
Well, there. You have it. Transformers 4, yet another TF movie where the Transformers GUEST STAR, and MAKE CAMEOS, in their own films, and, this one is about Marky-Mark, and how he's a Dad, losing his daughter, to boys, and dating, and how the Autobots, and Decepticons add to his stress-level.
Alaba - 8/11/2013, 8:31 PM
Lol a lot of you dont get it. Whats the point of making a 200 million dollar movie for a small robot fanbase that wont wont even earn 'em half of the budget? Not everyone wants to sit through a trilogy filled with talking metal,its like having a Terminator movie without humans. Like what a lot have typed here, they needed to attract a larger audience. Most times what works on animation would never work on tv. I really dont care about the psychology of robots, how they feel oruch of their emotions, interactions etc...i just wanna see them blow shit up and bay overdelivers that.
Alaba - 8/11/2013, 8:32 PM
Or much*
StingrayX - 8/11/2013, 8:32 PM
The human element is what screwed up all the other movies...we had some bad a** robot action going on, then it cuts to some people running...then back to robots...just please make transformers 5 (if there is one)...STRICTLY robots!
Azazel1 - 8/11/2013, 10:13 PM
Bays Transformers movies are hugely racist, sexist, completely devoid of any intelligence

And full of stereotypes

Micheal Bay and M.Knight need to retire together- just stop, please!
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