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No More Pontiac Cars in "Transformers" Films

Posted: April 28th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
No More Pontiac Cars in "Transformers" FilmsSubmit Comment
Hollywood may have foreshadowed the future of Pontiac in "Transformers" when one of the film's heroic robots, played by the carmaker's two-seater roadster, was violently ripped apart and tossed aside.

General Motors had long put Pontiac on the endangered-brand list, but the Detroit automaker Monday said it was officially pulling the plug on the 83-year-old company by the end of 2010 as it focuses its efforts on its Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC cars. It's getting rid of its Saturn, Hummer and Saab brands, either selling them off or eliminating them altogether by the end of this year.

For Hollywood, the retirement of Pontiac means the loss of a brand that has played a major role in movies and TV shows since it bowed in 1926.

Personified mainly by its muscle cars, Pontiac drove its way into pop culture, with its GTO the focus of a song by the Beach Boys, its Trans Am serving as Burt Reynolds' getaway car in the "Smokey and the Bandit" trilogy and the model for "K.I.T.T." in NBC's "Knight Rider" and its Firebird the favored set of wheels for James Garner's detective Jim Rockford in "The Rockford Files."

The company's Solstice roadster received considerable exposure when it was chosen by Michael Bay to portray Jazz in "Transformers," landing a prime spot alongside Chevy's new Camaro. But the shape-shifting bot was killed off by the villainous Megatron in the 2007 pic, ending its chances of appearing in this summer's sequel.

Source: Variety


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WAFFLE MAN writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 5:57:24 PM

NOOOOOO!!!! just work on the Firebird and GTO!!! *a real one* pleeeese *sniff*
MrSammich writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 7:14:36 PM

LOL WAFFLE MAN! You put that in your pipe and smoke it! LOL!
Native Jedi writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 7:32:52 PM

i want to see old classics,...cars that we wouldnt look twice at..like a 1988 Taraus, or a 1995 Dodge caravan. and throw in some Hondas, and maybe a BMW or two. :)
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 8:51:14 PM

FAIL!
PrevalentMind writes:
on April 28th, 2009 at 10:13:45 PM

So Megatron gets fried completely and dropped into the extreme depths of the ocean and comes back in the sequel...but Jazz gets ripped in half at the waist and there's no chance? Pffffffft and they said Jazz "wasn't" the black guy transformer...suuuuuuurrrrrreeeeeee.
Johnny Neat writes:
on April 29th, 2009 at 10:26:40 AM

It's sad how horrible designs & choices from CEOs have caused solid brand names to go to shame. Pontiac's Solstice & Saturn's Sky were two solid choices in the right direction and now look.
ACTIONFIGURE writes:
on April 29th, 2009 at 2:51:25 PM

Poor Old Nitwit Thinks It's A Cadillac...Go Dodge...next movie make Bumblebee a changller!!

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