Sunday, July 3 by

Did Michael Bay Use The Same Incomprehensible Footage In Two Movies?

Alfred Hitchcock once said that “self-plagiarism is style.” Well, if that’s the case, Michael Bay must be one stylish son of a bitch. YouTube eagle-eye “cinefilojermain23″ posted a shot-for-shot comparison of footage in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Michael Bay‘s earlier The Island, and as you can see above, the similarities are startling.

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If this gets the attention of Michael Bay (and at almost 800,000 hits as of this writing, it’s likely that it will), he’ll probably just laugh it off, since it is his footage, after all. Still, it is pretty unusual for a big-budget blockbuster to use warmed-over footage like an episode of Battlestar Galactica from the 70s. (The Hollywood Reporter)



  1. July 3, 2011 8:15 pm


    That’s smart filmmaking right there.

  2. July 3, 2011 8:15 pm


    Theres a reason for it. There was an accident when filming that scene so they couldn’t finish it and in the accident someone got a head injury and is paralysed.

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