Video: Alleged Recycled Footage Found in 'Transformers 3'

Video: Alleged Recycled Footage Found in 'Transformers 3'

Michael Bay is accused of recycling footage from his old movie for a high-speed car chase sequence in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', and adding 3-D touch to it.

Making blockbuster summer action film with estimated $195 million budget, Michael Bay may have cut some costs in the production of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". The filmmaker has been alleged of recycling footage from his old movie "The Island" for action scenes in the latest installment of the sci-fi film franchise.

The said scenes involve a high-speed car chase featuring a robot crashing cars. The similarities are seen in a car placement, damage from impacts and flying debris which are all set on the same street background. The robot is believed to be digitally superimposed through CGI.

Interestingly, the 2005 movie starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson was not made in 3-D. Thus, the original scenes may have had to be converted post production.

Should the accusation be true, "Dark of the Moon" won't be the first "Transformers" movie which uses recycled footage. The first film had a scene featuring an aircraft carrier which was previously used in "Pearl Harbor". In the original scene, however, there are fighter jets on the ship.

"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" scene in comparison to "The Island" scene

"Transformers" scene in comparison to "Pearl Harbor" scene


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    Jul 25, 2013

    So? in my opinion it was a wonderful movie and I have watched it more than once and that scene really doesn't stand out to me even if it was a copy from another movie.

    Jul 07, 2011

    An extra was seriously injured during a car scene while they were filming. They couldn't finish the scene which is why they had to reuse scenes from The Island

    Jul 06, 2011

    What do you mean so what!!?? If underpaid americans rehashed work in similar fashion, they'd be reprimanded or fired. This asshole rehashes with all that money and it's okay!? Geezus the people in this country will accept ANYTHING these days, which is exactly why this AWFUL movie is on the top of the box office

    Jul 04, 2011

    I what. It's the movies....especially in the digital era. To take make an example of these scenes in the context where they were used, is ridiculous. If it was another movies line and it was blatant, then you have a story.

    Jul 04, 2011

    So what?

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