The Robo-Testicles in ‘Transformers 2’ Explained

Of the many new characters introduced in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, one robot in particular is sure to cause a stir among fans of the franchise. Swinging between the legs of Devastator, the massive robot formed when a team of Decepticons known as “Constructicons” merge together, is a giant pair of wrecking balls clearly meant to resemble, well, testicles.

How did the curious — and seemingly useless — appendages end up on Devastator? Blame director Michael Bay. “That was Michael,” Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar told us earlier today at the film’s press day. “I thought it was outrageous and funny. It also provided a good line for [John] Turturro, and that’s really what it’s all about … The actors sell this. Imagine, if you will, what the shots look like with only the actor there. John is one of those guys that when he delivers these lines, you believe that the robot is there.”

Farrar does have a point. Few actors in Hollywood can sell a robot testicle joke quite like John Turturro.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens everywhere on June 24, 2009.

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