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Transformers - Movie (Bogey

MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
edited July 2007 in Social Entropy++
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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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • SixSix 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

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

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

    (minimal spoilage)
    Spoiler:

    The Genius of the Daleks

    Latest upload: Chapter Five on 13th of March, 2014
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    OH MAN I THOUGHT THE SAME EXACT THING

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  • 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

  • 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?"

    The Genius of the Daleks

    Latest upload: Chapter Five on 13th of March, 2014
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Oh snap, goosebumps. Those books scared me so bad as a kid. Especially Slappy the Dummy. The tv show was pretty bad though.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2007
    Skull Man wrote: »
    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

    Can I get the youtube and an in-depth description of said stuff?

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Skull Man wrote: »
    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

    They give you the letters RLSTNE or some such for the final puzzle.

  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS 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

    Animorphs movie, anyone?

  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    And I thought at the end of Animorphs, Tobias was on the ship that rammed the pool ship.

  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    He was. If by poolship you mean Bladeship.
    Wiggin 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

    Animorphs movie, anyone?

    The TV Series blew ass. Major ass. I doubt they'd ever green light a movie. Not to mention there's just too much content to cover anywhere near faithfully with a movie.

    Now Everworld, maybe



    god I'm a fag

  • Skull ManSkull Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Hunter wrote: »
    Is Perceptor in this movie? Is he a pussy?

    I mean

    he's a doctor

  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    What the butt is going on with the thread titles?

    The Genius of the Daleks

    Latest upload: Chapter Five on 13th of March, 2014
  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I was about to say

  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Is this ecapsknalb's doing? Perhaps a crusty dean is behind it.

    The Genius of the Daleks

    Latest upload: Chapter Five on 13th of March, 2014
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    MrIamMe wrote: »
    I liked it a lot, my gf, never having seen a transformer before, is now tugging on my penis saying we need to see it again, and wants to know more about the mythos. That can only be a good thing.

  • AggronautAggronaut Registered User
    edited June 2007
    So, basically either the Autobots are voyeurs, or Spike likes when people watch him go at it?

  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    Wait, what was everworld?

    And honestly, an Animorphs movie could be decent if they just did a chunk of the story. Say, the first attack on the pool. The kids get their powers, spend some time experimenting, and then raid the shit out of the yeerks.

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    OK, I'm at work and I had a thought that there is probably Animorphs fanfic out there, and it involves sex...in animal forms...between characters where one may or may not be in animal form.

    OH GOD THE INTERNETS HAS CORRUPTED ME!

    Also, I bet a lot of furries grew up loving Animorphs.

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    They were probably too busy whacking it to Disney Afternoon to read.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2007
    You know what game I thought was really, really acceptable?

    Hitman 2.

  • AggronautAggronaut Registered User
    edited June 2007
    You know what game I thought was really, really acceptable?

    Hitman 2.

    Unless there's 47 slash Transformers movie coming out, wrong thread?

  • BrogeyBrogey Aca-awesome! Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2007
    A group of us will be watching a screening of the movie this evening.

    Also, if anybody's near Westwood, CA, they have a bunch of the robots and cars on display in front of the Fox theater.

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    PSN: Bogestrom

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  • BrogeyBrogey Aca-awesome! Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2007
    This movie was so incredibly rad!

    It was an excellent summer blockbuster explosion feature, just don't go in expecting recycled crap. Michael Bay's best cheese yet!

    :^:

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