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Transformers - Movie (Bogey <3'd it!)

MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Singularity Engine++
Friends, Penny Arcadians, and unwashed masses, lend me your ears, I come not to praise Bay, but bury him with accolades praising the fact his movie wasn't a travesty.

Alright, I'm aware that there is a transformers thread, its nigh on 70 pages long, and has a lot of stuff from the early screens and whatnot, and has now degenerated into wild accusations and pornographic reference.

So, being an Australian, this movie just came out here. I, accompanied by my girlfriend (not a nerd, and never seen a transformer before), went and purchased tickets to said movie. Surrounded by one of the most bizarre assortment of movie goers, I awaited with trepidation as to whether I would have the murder of Micheal Bay on my conscious.

Without giving away any spoilers, I have to say this - G1 has nothing to do with this movie, forget it and you may enjoy it.

Now to the bits everyone is interested in.

Robot fight scenes : OMFG OMFG WOW WOW WOW. *Ahem* Passable.

Military Scenes : They used the accurate NATO all arms call for fire, and for the most part the military bits were good.

Pure human scenes : Eh, still not as bad as it could have been. Acting shoddy in places.

Plot : um....yeah *shifty eyes* its there, its not great, and primarily is there for moving the fight scenes along and giving a reason for it all happening.

Acting : Its not horrible. There is a lack of direction evident, but the actors did a good job, bar a couple of people (oh trust me, you will want to kill this guy)

Love Story : Its there, but they are a tad busy with all the shit blowing up to move it along. Which is good.

Cheesy Bits : Yeah there are a few more than I liked, but the gf lapped it up.

Overall, if you are a rabid G1 fan then yeah, you will hate this, like NMA hates fallout 3, 2, tactics and brotherhood of steel. If you can forget G1, and just go and autobots vs decepticons then you may enjoy it. Honestly, best movie I've seen in a long time.

I liked it a lot, my gf, never having seen a transformer before, is now tugging on my arm saying we need to see it again, and wants to know more about the mythos. That can only be a good thing.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2007
    does Unicron show up?

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    hmmm

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited June 2007
    optimus dies and gives the matrix of leadership to hot rod

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    DO THEY PLAY THE TOUCH??????

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    this review was not helpful

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2007
    Does Kenan play a major role?

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Dare to be stupid.

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  • MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    well Im limited as to what I can put down, non-spoilerish.

    Anything in particular you want to know pony?

    PS no Unicron.

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  • SilmarilSilmaril Mr Ha Ha Hapless. Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    MrIamMe wrote: »

    PS no Unicron.



    Oh God



    Well now I may as well not watch it at all.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    how much dialogue do the transformers actually get

    i understand bumblebee doesn't actually speak

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Does Shia LaBeuf die in the end? Tell me yes.

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  • MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    They talk for a bit, but mainly its optimus explaining whats going on.

    The lines the others get can be somewhat retarded, and they can be a gun-happy.

    Bumblebee doesn't talk, they just say his voice was damaged and they leave it at that.

    Lostwords, I'm not spoilering shit, you Americans have gone to war for less :P (I kid I kid).
    please dont shoot me

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2007
    Are there any retarded transformers? I mean, you've got a semi-truck and a jet and a camaro

    anything that isn't a vehicle?

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I hear that Scorponox can transform into a rat.

    Is this true?

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    boy, i think you may be legally retarded

    but i'm no doctor

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  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    optimus dies and gives the matrix of leadership to hot rod

    Did you go into funny bastard training while you were away Knob?

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  • MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    There is a scorpion and a CD-Player and a mobile phone. Kinda like those mini-transformers I saw in one of the cartoons before the stupidity of the episode caused me to black out.

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  • KazhiimKazhiim __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2007
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

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  • MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    nope, hell if you looked at the previews they got the camero fighting and blowing shit up.

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  • Bob The MonkeyBob The Monkey Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

    Oh wow I feel bad about getting that reference.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    "tugging on your arm"

    how old is your girlfriend?

    for some reason, just that one line really creeped me out

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

    Oh wow I feel bad about getting that reference.

    especially because it's wrong; he was a red-tailed hawk

    it's called being a nothlit

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  • SixSix Seal the deal and let's boogie for a while Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    My gf is tugging at her reins to go see this ASAP. I have a feling we'll both really enjoy it. It's the first movie I've wanted to go see in a theater since Episode III.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    high fives for seeing it early Mr terrible name

    #pipe on
  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Is Perceptor in this movie? Is he a pussy?

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    The ending was very weird when I thought about it afterwards:

    (minimal spoilage)
    Spike and what's-her-face making out on a hill on Bumblebee's hood. So, making out on top of Bumblebee. Then the camera pans out and all the other Autobots are just sitting there watching.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    OH MAN I THOUGHT THE SAME EXACT THING

    #pipe on
  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

    Oh wow I feel bad about getting that reference.

    especially because it's wrong; he was a red-tailed hawk

    it's called being a nothlit

    But then the Ellimist gives him the power to morph again

    Although at the end he does go into self imposed exile so it's almost the same I guess

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    #pipe wrote: »
    OH MAN I THOUGHT THE SAME EXACT THING
    I didn't even notice at the time. I was halfway back to my car and I suddenly went, "Wait, what?"

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

    Oh wow I feel bad about getting that reference.

    especially because it's wrong; he was a red-tailed hawk

    it's called being a nothlit

    But then the Ellimist gives him the power to morph again

    Although at the end he does go into self imposed exile so it's almost the same I guess

    I know.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    The Transformers: Voyeur Robot Freaks


    edit: Also, I hate when firefox gives a shitty spell correction choice and I change a misspelled Voyeur to Viewer without realizing it.

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

    Oh wow I feel bad about getting that reference.

    especially because it's wrong; he was a red-tailed hawk

    it's called being a nothlit

    But then the Ellimist gives him the power to morph again

    Although at the end he does go into self imposed exile so it's almost the same I guess

    I know.

    Skull Man lets talk about Animorphs

    For a kids series there was some heavy shit in there. I mean, it was no Digimon, but still.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

    Oh wow I feel bad about getting that reference.

    especially because it's wrong; he was a red-tailed hawk

    it's called being a nothlit

    But then the Ellimist gives him the power to morph again

    Although at the end he does go into self imposed exile so it's almost the same I guess

    I know.

    Skull Man lets talk about Animorphs

    For a kids series there was some heavy shit in there. I mean, it was no Digimon, but still.

    rachel dying was pretty intense

    just smacked to death by a polar bear

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Skull Man wrote: »
    Kazhiim wrote: »
    Is Herbie a transformer that just got stuck in vehicle mode, like how Tobias got stuck as an eagle in Animorphs?

    Oh wow I feel bad about getting that reference.

    especially because it's wrong; he was a red-tailed hawk

    it's called being a nothlit

    But then the Ellimist gives him the power to morph again

    Although at the end he does go into self imposed exile so it's almost the same I guess

    I know.

    Skull Man lets talk about Animorphs

    For a kids series there was some heavy shit in there. I mean, it was no Digimon, but still.

    rachel dying was pretty intense

    just smacked to death by a polar bear

    Arbron stuck in Taxxon morph

    Hell, even some of the simple human stuff, like Marco's relationship with his dad

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I preferred goosebumps

    #pipe on
  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    #pipe wrote: »
    I preferred goosebumps

    I was too much of a pansy for Goosebumps

    fuck, even the covers gave me nightmares

    Although whenever I see wheel of fortune I can't help but think of that faggot

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    how about tobias and his fucked up home/alien father

    that was nuts

    also cassie and her issues with killing

    I remember that at one point she demorphs from wolf after a battle and when she gets home she realizes she has some hork-bajir flesh between her teeth

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Tossrock wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    I preferred goosebumps

    I was too much of a pansy for Goosebumps

    fuck, even the covers gave me nightmares

    Although whenever I see wheel of fortune I can't help but think of that faggot

    explain

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  • ZuelZuel Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Stay for after the credits. There's extra stuff.

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  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Zuel wrote: »
    Stay for after the credits. There's extra stuff.

    can't wait for 30 people to ask for the youtube and an in-depth description of said stuff

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