The Glaring Omission in the 2007 Transformers Movie

3 07 2007

I had a great time watching it, as I previously said. But all the while, I felt that something was missing.

  • Giant transforming robots. Check.
  • That “transforming” sound. Check.
  • Homages to the cartoon series. Check.
  • Gratuitous shots of Megan Fox. Check.
  • Cool (or cheesy, depending on age group) songs by The Cars (Drive), Marvin Gaye (Sexual Healing) and Player (Baby Come Back). Check.

Or not. Then it occurred to me. There was one 80s song (or two) from some singer named Stan Bush that should’ve been somehow bludgeoned into this summer’s Transformers movie. It needs more cheesiness.

For those who can’t make the connection, Stan Bush’s “You’ve Got The Touch” was a defining moment in the original 1986 Transformers: The Movie.

Probably the best moment in that movie (for someone who was less than ten years old that time):

An even cheesier video, with Stan Bush hisself!

Stan Bush is Good Enough for Dirk Diggler! (awesome Marky Mark scene from Boogie Nights)

You think the bass is taking away from the vocal?





5 responses

3 07 2007

Man…no Stan Bush….I don’t know if I even want to see the movie now. “You’ve Got the Touch” and “Dare” really really really should be in the new movie.

Clip containing Stan Bush’s Dare (music starts about 1 minute into it)

3 07 2007

Just go watch it, bring along an MP3 player with Stan Bush loaded and blast away with your headphones/earbuds during the action scenes! 😀

3 07 2007

Here’s another omission? Did you see Barricade die in the movie? Neither did I.

3 07 2007

I think that being the sole Saleen FORD Mustang in a lineup of GM vehicles, he was made to die a quiet death off-screen.

3 07 2007
Dirk Diggler

[…] The Michael Bay-directed, gigantic budget, summer blockbuster comes out today, but some may remember the 1986 animated feature Transformers: The Movie. Released the same year the current film’s star Shia LaBeouf was born, the animated classic cast the vocal talents of Orson Welles, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Idle, Judd Nelson and Casey KasemPosted in LAist ( 5,229 links from 1,590 sites) The Glaring Omission in the 2007 Transformers… […]

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