Transformers Recycles The Island
Filmmakers often use stock footage to save money from traveling to capture an exterior of a city, house or location. Its a very common occurrence which you likely never notice. Michael Bay has used stock footage in most of films, but he also goes one step further borrowing shots from his earlier movies (Transformers, borrowed a shot of an aircraft carrier from Pearl Harbor). This YouTube video shows that Bay is doing it again, using recycled shots from an action sequence from The Island in his latest blockbuster, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. I’m not sure how often this kind of thing happens, but my guess is that it happens probably more than you would think.