7 Films Butchering Childhood Classics

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Transformers

Transformers07 7 Films Butchering Childhood ClassicsMichael Bay doesn’t do anything halfway. So when he decided to make a film featuring Hasbro‘s (NASDAQ:HAS) classic robot action figures, we should’ve known there would be over-the-top explosions and more than just one installation.

The first three Transformers films already have blasted their way through theaters, and a fourth is on the way. Lovers of the original Optimus Prime might not have been thrilled by the remake’s take on the characters, but audiences still flocked to its debut.

Transformers was the fifth-most successful film in 2007, grossing more than $700 million worldwide and winning several awards. The second movie — which critics tore apart — grossed even more. The third — fittingly in 3D — broke the $1 billion mark.

You’ll have to wait until 2014, though, to watch Bay again rework Autobots and Decepticons, replace Shia LeBouf, throw in some random hot girl … and, of course, blow stuff up.


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