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Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« on: Jul 06, 2007, 03:24:14 PM »
There's a mystery movie trailer preview with no title and everyone is trying to figure out what it's for.   Some shitwit chick on the radio this morning said she'd heard it was either another Godzilla redo or Voltron, but had no idea what Voltron was.  ::)
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 2007, 03:51:25 PM »
I saw it at Botcon last Thursday, so I didn't get any trailers.

So, I suppose I can't help you.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 2007, 04:15:33 PM »
They are planning a Voltron flick, but I doubt it's far enough along for a preview.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 06, 2007, 10:34:23 PM »
It. Was. Awesome.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 06, 2007, 11:22:58 PM »
Nope.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 07, 2007, 12:40:14 AM »
I'm going to see it tomorrow.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 07, 2007, 07:02:16 PM »
This movie is a solid action flick even if you don't like transformers.

Plus I took an 18 yr old girl who knows virtually nothing about transformers.

And she said "The flames on the truck were too much it was like mexican style"

THERE IT IS!

COLLEGE FEMALE DEMOGRAPHIC AGE 18 and EVEN SHE KNOWS THAT THOSE FLAMES AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE WITHOUT EVER HAVING SEEN THE ORIGINAL PRIME.

If that isn't proof that they suck I don't know what is.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #7 on: Jul 07, 2007, 07:17:07 PM »
Its as close as Ive ever gotten to an orgasm while watching a movie while I wasn't also masturbating.
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It was good.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 07, 2007, 07:20:46 PM »
Yeah it was.

I got a little misty eyed when optimus spoke.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #9 on: Jul 07, 2007, 10:00:05 PM »
Im saving my ticket for the simpsons movie.
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 08, 2007, 01:38:09 PM »
Prime was a badass. And Ironhide was too. In fact all the Autobots were badasses.
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #11 on: Jul 08, 2007, 04:19:13 PM »
It was a good movie....

As for the trailer, I don't know. It looks like it's supposed to be out later this year. 
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #12 on: Jul 09, 2007, 05:56:22 AM »
I must be the only person who thought the movie was complete shit on absolutely every level.  :poo:
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #13 on: Jul 09, 2007, 09:17:09 AM »
Yes. Yes you are.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #14 on: Jul 09, 2007, 03:49:32 PM »
I must be the only person who thought the movie was complete shit on absolutely every level.  :poo:

While I can't say it was "Shit" as i havn't seen it. After seeing the trailer, looking at the desgins, reading the leaked script, and then confriming that script by reading the comic adaption I can say I have zero desire to see this film. It seemed to me that after you got past the "Wow...big robots!" part there isn't much of a story under it, what story there is, is a cliche one. 

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #15 on: Jul 09, 2007, 07:24:35 PM »
Well, either this mystery trailer is for a Lovecraft movie........






Or it's "Left Behind The Movie: Giant Robo Jesus Kicks Satan's Ass For The Last Time".
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #16 on: Jul 09, 2007, 08:14:31 PM »
While I can't say it was "Shit" as i havn't seen it. After seeing the trailer, looking at the desgins, reading the leaked script, and then confriming that script by reading the comic adaption I can say I have zero desire to see this film. It seemed to me that after you got past the "Wow...big robots!" part there isn't much of a story under it, what story there is, is a cliche one. 

You also get stupid sophomoric humor dumped onto every scene.  The movie takes itself as seriously as 'Batman and Robin' did.  I only appeals itself to the lowest common denominator of movie-goers and I find it sad that people are buying into it for repeat viewings.  There is so much product placement, it makes 'iRobot' look like it had none, so many ads, they should be paying YOU to see it... 

Worst of all, there is absolutely no real character development for the robots.  Our two inept writers, Kurtzman and Orci had no idea how to write for them.  So we get this crappy "a boy and his dog" story for Sam and Bumblebee and the rest of the robots act like bumbling oafs, unaware of civil behavior despite scanning the entire Internet. 

Did I mention that Jazz's first line is "what's crackin' li'l bitches?!"  How far society has come.  :puke:
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #17 on: Jul 09, 2007, 09:52:27 PM »
Hey!

I open with that line in plenty of social situations!

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #18 on: Jul 09, 2007, 11:38:17 PM »
I think that might just reinforce his point.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #19 on: Jul 10, 2007, 03:19:21 AM »
Time for counterpoint.

The movie is all about the giant robot action.  Anyone expecting Shakespeare or Citizen Kane is being totally unrealistic, but if you think this is all silly and insubstantial, remember the source material.  Also consider that much of the movie circles around the Transformer-to-teen relationship for the first half. 

I did not like the mechanical designs, and having seen the movie, I'm still not a fan of them.  But they do work, and work well.  Five seconds into it, it ceased to be an obstacle for my enjoyment of it.  While somewhat hard to tell apart given the shooting style (quick cuts spliced together don't work for me), they are convincing on-screen.

As for product placement...talk about fucking ridiculous.  Seriously, this is about the most fatuous quibbles I've heard anyone come up with.  It has more to do with people's irrational hatred of Michael Bay and the "he sold out!" mentality that's only in vogue if you're a "free thinking" college puss.  As if we live in a world that's not overflowing with branding...it makes sense to see Nokias and Mountain Dew machines randomly.  But, to close this one off, who can question the sheer awesomeness of Dispensor?

Taking itself too seriously?  I wonder if you saw the same first half I did.  The Decepticons came across as a real threat, while the Autobots came across as peaceful and having to adjust.  The already mentioned quip from Jazz makes sense in the context in which they learned the lingo, so just quoting it and saying, "it's stupid," simply doesn't tell the whole story.

With regards to character development, I agree that they weren't personalized much.  But while more personality would have been nice, it's because of the perspective in which it was presented...the human one.  Otherwise, the movie appeals only to fanboys and flops hard.  This is what the sequel's good for.  On the good side, Sam's a good character, whose interactions with Bumblebee, Barricade, and Optimus Prime represent the best non-action aspects of the movie. 

When all's said and done, it's not going to be in the top ten of the greatest movies of all time, and not even in the top hundred.  It could have been better, but to say it was total shit is merely one person's opinion.  In this (very prejudiced against it beforehand) person's opinion, though, it was a whole lot of fun and well worth the ticket price.  I'm taking my nephews to see it this weekend, so that's another $20 it'll get from me.
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #20 on: Jul 10, 2007, 03:45:24 AM »
Some positive word of mouth kinda made me want to see it, but the more I hear about the attempts at humor, the more discouraged I am about seeing this movie.  Am I to understand that a robot pees on someone?  How clever.  The product placement doesn't help either.  I had never seen iRobot until Merla got it on dvd (because she has a chick-boner for Will Smith) and all the product stuff was distracting.  Everytime Will Smith's feet were on the screen, I'd be all "Werd!  fukkin' vintege Cons!!21rfkelw"  The funny thing is that I realize the reality that necessitates product placement, I just think most people are lazy about how to work the product in.

So I think I'd still see it, but I don't live as close to a good theater as I used to.  That and ruder theater-goers make going to the movies a chore that has to be well worth my time.  I may stick it in the Netflix queue when it's finished its run.

I didn't even realize Op had flames until I saw that pic of Gwynn next to it over at the Powet forums.  Flames are totally Mexican.  They should've just used his trailer for the product placement.  That's where it belongs. :lol:

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #21 on: Jul 10, 2007, 05:20:12 PM »
I highly encourage piracy of the film if you intend on seeing it.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #22 on: Jul 10, 2007, 05:43:19 PM »
Ironhide is boss. I love that big bastard cause he's got the big guns!! WHICH, I always thought, More Autobots should have!

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #23 on: Jul 10, 2007, 06:19:07 PM »
See it on the big screen, unless you are just dead set on hating it before you go in chances are you will enjoy yourself and not want your money back.
I really didn't notice the product placement, maybe the little bit about Nokia but they werent shilling it, merely discussing what country made it. If you don't know a damn thing about cars like me, you wont notice the GM stuff. its not anywhere near as bad as the I Converse Robot movie.
The writers did write more dialog for the transformers, but it got cut, hopefully will end up on the DVD, but really I think Starscream is the only one needing more.
If anything watch the movie for Barricade.


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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #24 on: Jul 10, 2007, 08:10:36 PM »
I highly encourage piracy of the film if you intend on seeing it.



I've already downloaded a cam version.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #25 on: Jul 10, 2007, 10:10:53 PM »
Given that the movie's main attraction is about the spectacle of giant robots duking it out on a big screen, a lot will be lost in the translation.
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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #26 on: Jul 11, 2007, 12:16:21 AM »
Yeah, I can imagine.  Part of the reason I may still see it in a theater.  But usually enjoyment of that sort manages to be hindered by the audience anyway.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #27 on: Jul 11, 2007, 02:37:11 AM »
You could just watch it through a magnifying glass on the TV.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #28 on: Jul 11, 2007, 03:26:39 AM »
Brilliant.  I can suspend it from a string so I don't have to hold it.

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Re: Anyone seen "Transformers" yet?
« Reply #29 on: Jul 11, 2007, 10:52:03 AM »
Don't do that - the light from the TV will focus back and burn a hole through you.  :'(
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