The DVD release of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” delivered a slew of extra features, including previously unseen footage of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox teaming up with, and quite often running away from, shape-shifting alien robots. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” actually clocks in at a slightly longer running time, so we can certainly expect the film’s DVD to contain a hefty helping of deleted scenes.
“Because we’re 3-D, you’re shooting digital all the time,” LaBeouf told MTV News. “The beauty for us is, let’s say I’m doing a scene with [John] Malkovich or Frances [McDormand] or [Patrick] Dempsey or even Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] — we’d just riff. You’ve got hours and hours of all that … where you’re just riffing and ad libbing and trying to come up with lines.”
When you consider the film is about two hours and 40 minutes long, and the final hour is taken up with an epic battle scene in which Chicago is reduced to rubble, you can start to understand why some of that ad libbing was left on the cutting-room floor. Director Michael Bay was tweaking his cut only a month before the movie hit theaters. One short scene, for instance, featuring Malkovich’s oddball boss as he leaves a meeting with LaBeouf, Huntington-Whiteley and a few Autobots, was only cut recently.
“It was just a little tiny thing where I go back to Rosie after I leave the apartment and try to get her number,” Malkovich explained. “That’s the kind of thing that could be true to the character and could not be true to the character — hard to say — but is utterly superfluous to the forward movement of the film.
“You’re a figure in someone else’s dream, and however their dream plays out is the way it is,” he added.
Wise words from a Hollywood veteran. But Huntington-Whiteley, who made her acting debut in “Dark of the Moon,” came to the same conclusion. “I trust Michael so much on his judgment,” she told us. “He’s made every single castmember look fantastic in this movie, and it’s a long film, so he really has to choose the best scenes and what makes sense to the story line.”
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