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A Transformers Movie Thread

aquabataquabat Registered User
edited September 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
So theres a new Transformers movie coming out. So far the character designs are a bit controversial - taking a few liberties with the look and design and updating them for the 90's. I dont have a problem with it, but I thought we could draw out some discussion and share some memories and excitement and stuff

First off we have a Decepticon cop car and - controversially - Bumblebee is now a Camaro. I dont really have a problem with that.

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Then, a very sleepy transformed Bumblebee

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And last but not least, apparently we have Optimus Prime as a truck.

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I'd love if it was his original design but hey, he's a truck and he'll transform and as long as he's voiced by Peter Cullen I'll be a happy geek.

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  • Anonymous RobotAnonymous Robot Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I am so excited for this film. If only it weren't a year away.

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  • CrimsonKingCrimsonKing Registered User
    edited July 2006
    ROBOTS IN DISGUISE MOTHAFUCKERS!

    I cannot fucking WAIT.

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  • IloroKamouIloroKamou Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Hearing the entire theaters reaction when the logo popped up after all that Mars bullshit was awesome. There was no way to see that coming.

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  • aquabataquabat Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Apparently the cop car has "To punish and enslave" on it

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  • Mullitt The WiseMullitt The Wise Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I really can not wait.
    Also, I hope this situation comes up in the movie:
    http://70.86.201.113/imageserv2/stilltemporary/PBF077ADDisassemble.jpg

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  • CrimsonKingCrimsonKing Registered User
    edited July 2006
    This movie has the easiest sucess formula, ever.
    -Get the names right
    -Get the sides right
    -Have cars transform to robots
    -Have said robots fuck some shit up
    And then its the greatest thing ever.

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  • aquabataquabat Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Yeah but look at King Kong

    - Giant Monkey
    - Giant Monkey fights dinosaurs
    - Giant bugs eat people
    - Giant Monkey fucks up New York


    Yet Peter Jackson made it boring!*


    *opinion only

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    aquabat wrote:
    Yeah but look at King Kong

    - Giant Monkey
    - Giant Monkey fights dinosaurs
    - Giant bugs eat people
    - Giant Monkey fucks up New York


    Yet Peter Jackson made it boring!*


    *opinion only

    Eat a King Kong sized dick

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  • GarthorGarthor Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Fencingsax wrote:
    aquabat wrote:
    Yeah but look at King Kong

    - Giant Monkey
    - Giant Monkey fights dinosaurs
    - Giant bugs eat people
    - Giant Monkey fucks up New York


    Yet Peter Jackson made it boring!*


    *opinion only

    Eat a King Kong sized dick

    Would this be a dick the size of King Kong, or a dick the size of King Kong's dick?

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Garthor wrote:
    Fencingsax wrote:
    aquabat wrote:
    Yeah but look at King Kong

    - Giant Monkey
    - Giant Monkey fights dinosaurs
    - Giant bugs eat people
    - Giant Monkey fucks up New York


    Yet Peter Jackson made it boring!*


    *opinion only

    Eat a King Kong sized dick

    Would this be a dick the size of King Kong, or a dick the size of King Kong's dick?

    A question for the ages.

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  • yakulyakul Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    aquabat wrote:
    Yeah but look at King Kong

    - Giant Monkey
    - Giant Monkey fights dinosaurs
    - Giant bugs eat people
    - Giant Monkey fucks up New York


    Yet Peter Jackson made it boring!*


    *opinion only

    Only because he made it three hours long. If you cut out all the bullshit character development, it is like 90 minutes of awesome monkey action.

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: dodgeblanRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    [spoiler:d523b3931d] OPTIMUS DIES![/spoiler:d523b3931d]

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  • aquabataquabat Registered User
    edited July 2006
    DodgeBlan wrote:
    [spoiler:a1cc76bcdc] OPTIMUS DIES![/spoiler:a1cc76bcdc]

    No! Not again!

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    aquabat wrote:
    DodgeBlan wrote:
    [spoiler:7eeb8813b1] OPTIMUS DIES![/spoiler:7eeb8813b1]

    No! Not again!
    I'd probably cry all over again :cry:

    I don't know if I like the fire on Optimus :|

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2006
    IloroKamou wrote:
    Hearing the entire theaters reaction when the logo popped up after all that Mars bullshit was awesome. There was no way to see that coming.
    Except that I knew exactly what it was because of all the talk of "They are making it look like they came from mars."
    Therefore, your statement of "No way to see it coming" only applies to people completely ignorant of any news of this movie.
    Not meant to be an insult, just saying that you obviously didn't know all you could about the movie.

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  • aquabataquabat Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Kusugattai wrote:
    IloroKamou wrote:
    Hearing the entire theaters reaction when the logo popped up after all that Mars bullshit was awesome. There was no way to see that coming.
    Except that I knew exactly what it was because of all the talk of "They are making it look like they came from mars."
    Therefore, your statement of "No way to see it coming" only applies to people completely ignorant of any news of this movie.
    Not meant to be an insult, just saying that you obviously didn't know all you could about the movie.

    I think he meant that the teaser was overtly Transformers until the logo came up at the end.

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  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: dodgeblanRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    One thing they need to get right is the Transformer falling down noise. Whenever transformers fell down in the cartoon I was like "Oooohhh, that musta hurt."

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  • ArbitraryDescriptorArbitraryDescriptor Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    aquabat wrote:
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    "To punish and enslave"

    [spoiler:f90ccd2bb5]all my dicks are cumming[/spoiler:f90ccd2bb5]

    Edit: That is so shit hot I can't even stand it.

    Michael Bay don't you fuck this up for me. Don't you fucking do it.

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  • RidleySariaRidleySaria AnaheimRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Would it have killed them to get the right kind of truck for Prime? Oh well, it could be worse.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    aquabat wrote:
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    The relentless, power-hungry tyrants...have a guy who turns into a symbol of law and order.

    What does that say about the film's potential philosophies?

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    There's an SE++ vibe in here.

    Also, in regards to the movie, that trailer threw me for a loop. Good work from the people behind it.

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  • The_Infernal_MachineThe_Infernal_Machine Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Am I the only person who thinks this should have remained a cartoon?\

    The concept of this movie is far too silly to be an actual, live-action movie.

    Please, not in the face!

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Am I the only person who thinks this should have remained a cartoon?\

    The concept of this movie is far too silly to be an actual, live-action movie.

    Please, not in the face!

    No, I tend to agree with you. I still find the concept of a live-action movie based on this franchise to be completely idiotic.

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  • aquabataquabat Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Or the best movie in the entire universe? Most likely.

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I'm hopeful, but then that's because I've talked to Bay personally and he seemed really concerned about staying true to the spirit of the original cartoon.

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  • chuck steakchuck steak Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    wow, i had no idea about this. but live action transformers? as long as they only fuck it up half way it will still be... well i can't even think of the words...

    :shock:

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  • Saiyan ChampionSaiyan Champion Registered User
    edited July 2006
    DodgeBlan wrote:
    One thing they need to get right is the Transformer falling down noise. Whenever transformers fell down in the cartoon I was like "Oooohhh, that musta hurt."

    You mean the really dull sounding "Pung" and "Clunk" sounds? Yes. Also, it is mandatory that it has Cullen, Welker and the proper transforming sound. None of this Armada transforming sound crap.[/i]

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    aquabat wrote:
    Or the best movie in the entire universe? Most likely.
    I'm quite looking forward to it yes; but of course it won't beat the original movie.

    [spoiler:70124ae678]YOU'VE GOT THE TOUCH... YOU'VE GOT THE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!![/spoiler:70124ae678]

    They should get Stan Bush back.

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  • CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Well, if they can't get Stan Bush back, they should DEFINITELY re-use the Transformers Theme as performed by Lion.

    There were 4 possibilities for this film:

    Use the original designs, original everything, but make it live action, and make it a decently written movie.

    Use the original designs, original everything, but make it live action, and make it a really badly written movie.

    Use new designs, updated transformers and the like, and make it a decently written movie.

    Use new designs, updated transformers and the like, and make it a really badly written movie.

    The first 3 would literally be fine for me. The last one would ruin 2007.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I must have watched the movie a hundred times when I was a kid. I think I've still got all the dialogue memorised.

    But the best scene would be:

    "Megatron must be stopped... no matter the cost..."
    *cue cheesy 80's rock ballad "you've got the touch"*

    And Optimus then proceeds to kick the ass of the decepticon invading force by himself and in pure style. I will ALWAYS remember that scene, and if Michael Bay can give us a scene as awesome as that I would weep tears of joy like a little girl.

    In fact, this thread DEMANDS something to illustrate the point:
    SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE THE ANIMATED MOVIE!

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1164689046252207811&q=transformers
    If they don't keep the sound of Optimus' blaster, I am going to seriously hurt their sound guy.

    Also


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05R3GMyL91o&mode=related&search=transformers%20movie
    Hot Rod Vs. The giant squid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4GaPcLgOs&mode=related&search=transformers%20movie
    Unicron's transformation

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    As long as the movie keeps the Transforming sound then I will be happy.

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  • reVersereVerse Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Hacksaw wrote:
    I'm hopeful, but then that's because I've talked to Bay personally and he seemed really concerned about staying true to the spirit of the original cartoon.

    See, in that sentence there's two things that argue in favor of this movie sucking a lot:

    1) Michael Bay.

    2) Staying true to the spirit of the cartoons.

    The cartoons were terrible. The only reason I was a Transformers fan was because of the awesome comics. The one and only good thing the cartoons had going for them was Soundwave's voice.

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  • [Tycho?][Tycho?] Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Man there is an incredible amount of fanboism for this movie.

    They've already made bumblebee NOT a bug. I doubt they will do things like keep the exact same sounds for Optimus's blaster, and tiny little things like that. Its a live action movie, and there are lots of things they wont do from th cartoon. Be warned.

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Personally, I think this movie COULD work, in theory. A realistically styled Transformers film sounds like it has potential(NOTE: I am a Beast Wars fan, that was what I grew up with, so I have a huge love of quality CG/live action transformers).

    But, it's going to take lots and lots of effort and luck and talking to the fans to make it work well. I have some high hopes for this movie either way, though.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    [quote=[Tycho?]]Man there is an incredible amount of fanboism for this movie.

    They've already made bumblebee NOT a bug. I doubt they will do things like keep the exact same sounds for Optimus's blaster, and tiny little things like that. Its a live action movie, and there are lots of things they wont do from th cartoon. Be warned.[/quote]

    Oh I have little doubt that the movie probably will suck in the end. That won't stop my trip down nostalgia lane and some of the pointless optimism it breeds. 8)

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    subedii wrote:
    I must have watched the movie a hundred times when I was a kid. I think I've still got all the dialogue memorised.

    But the best scene would be:

    "Megatron must be stopped... no matter the cost..."
    *cue cheesy 80's rock ballad "you've got the touch"*

    And Optimus then proceeds to kick the ass of the decepticon invading force by himself and in pure style. I will ALWAYS remember that scene, and if Michael Bay can give us a scene as awesome as that I would weep tears of joy like a little girl.

    In fact, this thread DEMANDS something to illustrate the point:
    SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE THE ANIMATED MOVIE!

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1164689046252207811&q=transformers
    If they don't keep the sound of Optimus' blaster, I am going to seriously hurt their sound guy.

    Also


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05R3GMyL91o&mode=related&search=transformers%20movie
    Hot Rod Vs. The giant squid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4GaPcLgOs&mode=related&search=transformers%20movie
    Unicron's transformation

    That scene where Optimus owns the Decepticons all alone is simply amazing. They just don't make cartoons like that anymore :)

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  • aquabataquabat Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I think them fucking this up would almost be the equivelent of them fucking up Spider-man 3 for me

    Heartbreaking

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I'm posting here simply because, well... sig, av...

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  • The_Infernal_MachineThe_Infernal_Machine Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I'm posting here simply because, well... sig, av...

    You're a brave man. No matter what happens, we'll be here for you.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Just kidding, I have actual stuff to add.

    http://kino-express.ru/stills/transformers

    More pictures, and most likely the source of the ones the OP has. Most noticeably, there's an older Camaro, the same yellow and black as the new Camaro, being chased by the cop car. Then there's the new Camaro, which makes me wonder if we're going to see some kind of 'Bumblebee gets destroyed/Bumblebee gets a new body' scene.

    Also, http://kino-express.ru/pics/tf/transformers_onset_7.jpg, a larger version of the cop car with "To Punish and Enslave" visible. Linked because it's huge. And, http://kino-express.ru/pics/tf/transformers_onset_16.jpg. The rumors are that Megatron is going to be a tank, so, Megatron?

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