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"The official TRANSFORMERS post (SPOILERS)"
Mon Jul-02-07 11:40 PM by ZooTown74

  

          

basically it was ID4 with robots...
no let me refrase.it was away better ction movie then id4 but it had little to do with the transformers...especially as u dont see the bots tillhalfway through the movie and most of the deceps only in the last half hour

great explosions, and action..but someone needs to tell bay that if u make a robot in just one colur, all detail is lost....all i saw was grey smudge, black smudge, brown smudge

oh yea..and oprimus has frakking monkey lips

patience is a virtue,but heaven awaits those who prey

  

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if it's better than ID4 how can it suck?
Jun 28th 2007
1
Well ID4 was god awful for one thing.
Jun 28th 2007
3
      doesn't mean it wasn't fun
Jun 28th 2007
11
           RE: doesn't mean it wasn't fun
Jun 29th 2007
24
           No. It just means it was God awful.
Jul 11th 2007
260
RE: just saw TRANSFORMERS(and boy it sucked)
Jun 28th 2007
2
LOL
Jun 28th 2007
4
youre in an isolated dome by yourself homie
Jun 28th 2007
5
RE: youre in an isolated dome by yourself homie
Jun 28th 2007
6
RE: youre in an isolated dome by yourself homie
Jun 29th 2007
23
Cosign....
Jul 04th 2007
100
child support must kill you, huh?
Jun 30th 2007
44
I just cant believe this...
Jun 28th 2007
7
So Tyrese didn't die eh?
Jun 28th 2007
8
RE: So Tyrese didn't die eh?
Jun 29th 2007
22
RE: just saw TRANSFORMERS(and boy it sucked)
Jun 28th 2007
9
RE: just saw TRANSFORMERS(and boy it sucked)
Jun 28th 2007
10
I stopped reading due to the nerd criticisms.
Jun 28th 2007
12
You a young bul, though.
Jun 28th 2007
13
Those gripes are bullshit...
Jun 28th 2007
14
      is that fair tho...
Jun 28th 2007
15
      X-Men worked.
Jun 29th 2007
19
      RE: X-Men worked.
Jun 29th 2007
21
      damn, I'm so glad I was never a T-fan
Jun 29th 2007
27
      I kinda wish I wasn't now.
Jun 29th 2007
33
      Some of the changes in this movie works. Others don't at all
Jun 29th 2007
32
      RE: X-Men worked.
Jul 09th 2007
237
      Excellent argument but...
Jun 29th 2007
35
      Really, how many Transformer movies did they make back then?
Jun 28th 2007
16
           1 as far as I know...
Jun 29th 2007
26
                So why does this dude think that there were plenty?
Jun 29th 2007
34
                     He's thinking of Pokemon...
Jun 29th 2007
36
                     Look at his avatar.
Jun 29th 2007
37
                          Talking more about the tv show dvd's and whatnot...
Jun 29th 2007
39
Flames on Optimus prime, gay...
Jun 29th 2007
25
saw it last night...it did feel a lot like ID4
Jun 28th 2007
17
this right here is some bullshit
Jun 28th 2007
18
Doc, man... I give up.
Jun 29th 2007
20
i mean..i LIKED it, but....ye. i feel kinda "meh" after watching it.
Jun 29th 2007
28
RE: i mean..i LIKED it, but....ye. i feel kinda "meh" after watching it.
Jun 29th 2007
29
if you didn't walk out of the cinema with a smile
Jun 29th 2007
30
Twas aiiiiiiiight. A few great nostalgic moments. But overall? Meh
Jun 29th 2007
31
Exactly. And that has been par for the course.
Jun 29th 2007
41
Chevy Cobalt = GM.
Jun 30th 2007
43
      Yes indeed.
Jun 30th 2007
46
      Wasn't Cliffjumper actually a camaro?
Jul 03rd 2007
70
           He was an SD version of this:
Jul 04th 2007
98
the first time a voice came out ... I was like "COOOOOL!!!!"
Jul 05th 2007
151
RE: Twas aiiiiiiiight. A few great nostalgic moments. But overall? Meh
Jul 08th 2007
202
*sigh* i just realised so much of the movie is a WASTE.OF.TIME
Jun 29th 2007
38
fam, you watch it on bootleg or some shit?
Jun 29th 2007
40
na, it was pretty blurry for me too
Jun 30th 2007
42
      oh ok, guess bootleg is a no go then n/m
Jun 30th 2007
45
           I watched it on a pretty good bootleg...
Jul 03rd 2007
57
Fuck...
Jun 30th 2007
47
NOTICE: Relatively high marks from critics (59% at RT).
Jul 02nd 2007
48
boy you suck.
Jul 02nd 2007
49
Yeah, Ima need an opinion from a non fanboy.
Jul 02nd 2007
50
This movie is a B-L-A-S-T (fuck fanboys)
Jul 02nd 2007
52
you're the definition of the target demographic.
Jul 03rd 2007
76
Someone has their 1985 Transformers underwear all in a bunch
Jul 03rd 2007
78
RE: This movie is a W-A-S-T-E
Jul 10th 2007
241
cosign everything you said. Everything looks fine on big screen
Jul 13th 2007
265
it sucked
Jul 04th 2007
95
it was the most absurd movie i've ever seen
Jul 04th 2007
101
I read somewhere that it's 2 hours 23 minutes.
Jul 02nd 2007
51
It didn't feel that long, IMO.
Jul 02nd 2007
53
yes, it did. i felt every minute of that long-ass runtime.
Jul 03rd 2007
62
Agreed
Jul 03rd 2007
63
I wish my seat transformed into a bed well before the 2 hour mark
Jul 03rd 2007
68
      RE: I wish my seat transformed into a bed well before the 2 hour mark
Jul 10th 2007
242
yep
Jul 04th 2007
97
cosign.
Jul 05th 2007
145
Agreed.
Jul 03rd 2007
85
Felt like the quickest 2.5 hour movie i ever saw
Jul 04th 2007
102
And to be fair, the actual movie runs 2:12-2:13
Jul 04th 2007
113
I just got back. The shit's DOPE. Period.
Jul 03rd 2007
54
i feel sorry for those of you...
Jul 03rd 2007
55
Definite Cinerama Movie
Jul 03rd 2007
56
COT DAMN!
Jul 03rd 2007
58
RE: COT DAMN!
Jul 03rd 2007
61
      RE: COT DAMN! you are crazy
Jul 10th 2007
243
thank god for paul allen.
Jul 03rd 2007
59
      RE: thank god for paul allen.
Jul 03rd 2007
66
           spider-man 3, for instance...
Jul 03rd 2007
67
           RE: thank god for paul allen.
Jul 03rd 2007
69
                were you at the 8pm or midnight show?
Jul 03rd 2007
75
The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood has the cars from the movie
Jul 03rd 2007
80
Jul 03rd 2007
60
LOL @ Jazz...... I'm glad they kept him black n/m
Jul 05th 2007
155
i hate michael bay movies. but i gotta admit: he didn't ruin it.
Jul 03rd 2007
64
Fan-Frekin-Tastic
Jul 03rd 2007
65
Devestator was a fucking waste
Jul 03rd 2007
73
I'm a fanboy and I LOVED IT
Jul 03rd 2007
71
This is fucking terrible.
Jul 03rd 2007
72
again.
Jul 03rd 2007
74
Nah. This would just be larger trash on the big screen.
Jul 03rd 2007
79
would you honestly admit you liked it though...
Jul 03rd 2007
82
*whistles "The Woody Woodpecker Song" in the back of the post*
Jul 03rd 2007
77
SHIA AND BLACK TY KILLIN' TARANTINO SOFTLY, YOU KNOW YOU MAD.
Jul 03rd 2007
81
Transformers was epic!!!!!!!! Best movie of the summer hands down
Jul 03rd 2007
83
Good to see my high school (John Marshall) in there...
Jul 03rd 2007
84
Furby truck getting blown up (production video)
Jul 03rd 2007
86
that was awesome i cant wait for the sequels
Jul 03rd 2007
87
As a G1 fan, I enjoyed it
Jul 03rd 2007
88
this proves you cant go by PTP comments. shit was awesome
Jul 03rd 2007
89
Wow. Who is writing these things?
Jul 03rd 2007
90
RE: Wow. Who is writing these things?
Jul 04th 2007
103
no, they didn't
Jul 04th 2007
106
      RE: no, they didn't
Jul 04th 2007
108
           That's not a little thing, they made a big deal about it...
Jul 04th 2007
122
kill yourself
Jul 04th 2007
114
      die.
Jul 04th 2007
115
           I feel bad for you.
Jul 04th 2007
123
                really, there's no need
Jul 04th 2007
133
                     and you liked Transformers, so...
Jul 04th 2007
134
                          and you liked the new bruce willis movie
Jul 04th 2007
135
                               I will pray for you brother
Jul 04th 2007
136
AWESOMELY TERRIBLE!!!
Jul 03rd 2007
91
^^^ This was the most spot-on review in the thread
Jul 04th 2007
120
Actually, he just hooked up the keyboard and monitor...
Jul 04th 2007
124
nope...remember he said he needed a screwdriver?
Jul 04th 2007
127
      ^^^just said morris code
Jul 07th 2007
182
           3 days ago.
Jul 14th 2007
275
i think the allspark healed bumblebee...
Jul 06th 2007
170
You know what would have been hot if what you're saying is true...
Jul 07th 2007
190
COMPLETE co-sign! .......EXCEPT this:
Jul 06th 2007
177
"It's just you and me, Megatron!"
Jul 03rd 2007
92
THIS IS THE WORST FILM I'VE EVER SEEN!!!
Jul 04th 2007
93
boy that shit sucked
Jul 04th 2007
94
yo...i really wonder about michael bay...
Jul 04th 2007
99
and I liked the Island
Jul 04th 2007
110
RE: boy that shit sucked
Jul 04th 2007
104
My audience ate up every single joke...
Jul 04th 2007
125
I was laughing at all the unintentional comedy
Jul 04th 2007
126
Same here
Jul 05th 2007
149
RE: boy that shit sucked
Jul 07th 2007
185
      I actually saw it up north
Jul 07th 2007
186
This movie had too many white people (c) Wesley Snipes
Jul 04th 2007
96
RE:
Jul 04th 2007
105
Black people in 2007 playing DDR...
Jul 04th 2007
107
      people find the most inane things to complain about
Jul 04th 2007
109
           Hollywood finds the most inane ways...
Jul 05th 2007
165
                The black guy was the COMPUTER GENIUS.
Jul 09th 2007
239
                     But what did he do that was smart?
Jul 10th 2007
247
                          Rat that hot aussie bitch out
Jul 11th 2007
258
about starscream
Jul 04th 2007
119
If OKP hates this flick it's gonna kill at the box office.
Jul 04th 2007
111
it's going to make more money than god
Jul 04th 2007
112
basically...
Jul 05th 2007
166
GET THE MYSTERY CUBE!! KILL/SAVE HUMANS!!!
Jul 04th 2007
116
get on IM
Jul 04th 2007
117
      wish i could
Jul 04th 2007
118
ID4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Jul 04th 2007
121
It wasn't all it could be, but it was still pretty fun. (mild spoilers)
Jul 04th 2007
128
It was nothing it could be and was boring...
Jul 04th 2007
129
RE: It wasn't all it could be, but it was still pretty fun. (mild spoile...
Jul 04th 2007
132
How come everytime an autobot didn't have something to do...
Jul 04th 2007
130
Wasn't it kind of fucked up how the kid was selling his grandfather's sh...
Jul 04th 2007
131
Sparkplug would not have stood for that.
Jul 04th 2007
139
^^^energy well spent
Jul 05th 2007
141
I loved the movie, I was kindy misty eyed at some of the scenes
Jul 04th 2007
137
RE: I loved the movie, I was kindy misty eyed at some of the scenes
Jul 05th 2007
152
      Yay good for you!
Jul 05th 2007
163
just okay
Jul 04th 2007
138
I hate Michael Bay and I don't know shit about Transformers...
Jul 04th 2007
140
where do you people come from..
Jul 05th 2007
142
      Agreed. I enjoyed Transformers, but LFODH was FAR better.
Jul 05th 2007
147
           Disagree. Transformers>>>>>LFODH. They both sorta suck tho.
Jul 09th 2007
233
Bumble BEE-OTCH / JAZZ NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :/
Jul 05th 2007
143
I thought I was the only one that saw that dashboard ornament n/m
Jul 05th 2007
156
      Everyone in my audience laughed at that shit...
Jul 06th 2007
168
best movie EVER.
Jul 05th 2007
144
I dont see how any movie goer would think this was bad...
Jul 05th 2007
146
my sentiments exactly
Jul 08th 2007
217
That Shyt Was Da Bomb Diggidy
Jul 05th 2007
148
After a 2nd viewing...
Jul 05th 2007
150
When Transformers first came out as a toy they did have drivers
Jul 05th 2007
153
The movie was great........
Jul 05th 2007
154
the guy who voiced Starscream in the cartoon died I think
Jul 10th 2007
252
don't sleep on a roller skating Decepticon n/m
Jul 05th 2007
157
late pass: Jazz= Eddie Winslow?
Jul 05th 2007
158
BAYOS! Mass Confusion! Michael Bay Q & A (swipe)
Jul 05th 2007
159
Imagine if Richard Donner thought the way he did.
Jul 05th 2007
160
RE: BAYOS! Mass Confusion! Michael Bay Q & A (swipe)
Jul 06th 2007
174
simply put, he's just not very smart...and he has no taste
Jul 06th 2007
175
      He's smart enough to make a hit movie that matches America's taste.
Jul 15th 2007
278
okay, explain this to me
Jul 05th 2007
161
My best guess...
Jul 05th 2007
162
INBOX MICHAEL BAY.
Jul 06th 2007
167
the whole need for them to hide their identities wasn't really addressed
Jul 08th 2007
205
      I was laughing my ass off
Jul 08th 2007
206
           I was like, "why are mofo's still driving towards the robots?"
Jul 08th 2007
212
                two words. nm
Jul 14th 2007
276
                     ha
Jul 16th 2007
287
Bernie Mac said "Mammy"
Jul 05th 2007
164
lol n/m
Jul 06th 2007
171
i caught a lot of that in the movie in general
Jul 09th 2007
234
The Autobots who died in the animated movie
Jul 06th 2007
169
Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet, Ironhide...
Jul 06th 2007
176
      RE: Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet, Ironhide...
Jul 06th 2007
178
           Red Alert got murked...
Jul 07th 2007
196
it was alright.
Jul 06th 2007
172
RE: The official TRANSFORMERS post (SPOILERS)
Jul 06th 2007
173
RE: The official TRANSFORMERS post (SPOILERS)
Jul 07th 2007
184
The cocksuckery of this movie shows how low standards are
Jul 06th 2007
179
i think about "Idiocracy" almost daily now...
Jul 06th 2007
180
SPOILERS
Jul 06th 2007
181
Transporterformers
Jul 07th 2007
183
Wowsers. (swipe)
Jul 07th 2007
187
the leaps they make to justify the numbers is mindblowing...
Jul 07th 2007
188
Don't underestimate the familiarity of seeing one of your own...
Jul 07th 2007
191
      Are they even promoting him as being in the movie????
Jul 07th 2007
197
      Ok, obviously I don't know who this dude is...
Jul 07th 2007
198
           Josh Duhamel isn't latino; it's the guy they tell not to speak spanish
Jul 07th 2007
199
      exactly
Jul 08th 2007
216
Awesome, this certainly means sequels.
Jul 07th 2007
189
Those poor stupid Latinos.
Jul 07th 2007
194
I really liked it!
Jul 07th 2007
192
Jazz's first line was retarded...
Jul 07th 2007
193
If I pay $10 to see a film, I'm not turning my brain off.
Jul 07th 2007
195
      Luckily, I only pay $5.50 at MJR
Jul 07th 2007
200
It was solid, but it shoulda stuck more to its guns
Jul 08th 2007
201
RE: It was solid, but it shoulda stuck more to its guns
Jul 08th 2007
208
      That's some incredible plea coppage
Jul 08th 2007
210
           RE: That's some incredible plea coppage
Jul 08th 2007
214
                Where did I say the movie was terrible?
Jul 08th 2007
219
Honestly, how "deep" can a Transformers movie be?
Jul 08th 2007
203
Who wanted it to be deep?
Jul 08th 2007
204
      Newsflash, the cartoon was even worse
Jul 08th 2007
207
           I disagree completely
Jul 08th 2007
209
                it WAS a dumb action film
Jul 08th 2007
211
                     So why are you disagreeing with people?
Jul 08th 2007
213
                          RE: So why are you disagreeing with people?
Jul 08th 2007
215
                               Actually it's "You're" not "your"
Jul 08th 2007
218
                                    RE: I enjoyed the movie
Jul 09th 2007
220
                                    RE: Actually it's "You're" not "your"
Jul 10th 2007
249
                                         I hope this was a joke? Please?
Jul 14th 2007
272
I'm way late but,
Jul 09th 2007
221
Its a movie about giant alien robots who can talk
Jul 09th 2007
222
      What the fuck are you talking about?
Jul 09th 2007
226
      RE: Its a movie about giant alien robots who can talk
Jul 10th 2007
250
           this dude mad as shit
Jul 10th 2007
253
RE: The official TRANSFORMERS post (SPOILERS)
Jul 09th 2007
223
Uh, Megatron did transform...
Jul 09th 2007
224
Yeah, he flew around for a sec. And I agree with Bay
Jul 09th 2007
225
As opposed to that big ass cube transforming into something the size of....
Jul 09th 2007
228
      Well that whole thing was kind of odd
Jul 09th 2007
231
That transformation is real easy to miss in the film...
Jul 09th 2007
227
      It was? It was clear as day to me that he transformed into a jet
Jul 09th 2007
235
           But with all the random cutting and Megatron looking like...
Jul 10th 2007
254
When Megatron first thawed out
Jul 09th 2007
229
Who designed the Transformers for the film?
Jul 09th 2007
230
read post #159 for a peak into Michael Bay's mind
Jul 09th 2007
232
Industrial Light and Magic
Jul 09th 2007
236
why were all the autobots so weak?
Jul 09th 2007
238
The Autobots were always weaker
Jul 10th 2007
246
For me, enjoyment won out over dissapointment
Jul 10th 2007
240
Anybody peep that the voice of Jazz is Darius McCrary...
Jul 10th 2007
244
RE: Anybody peep that the voice of Jazz is Darius McCrary...
Jul 10th 2007
248
Finally saw it last night
Jul 10th 2007
245
Megatron's Gun..
Jul 10th 2007
251
women feel this movie <--- what cats are sleeping on...
Jul 10th 2007
255
Which is ironic, because Bay/Spielberg are selling it as
Jul 11th 2007
257
fun, but confusing as fuck to watch
Jul 11th 2007
256
I thought it was a good movie...
Jul 11th 2007
259
I loved it. What the fuck did Y'ALL expect -- Godard?? Kurosawa???
Jul 12th 2007
261
Competant Writing???? One Single Stable Camera Shot???
Jul 12th 2007
262
      You expected a CLASSIC???? lol. your expectations were WAY too high then
Jul 13th 2007
264
      you accept bullshit shoved down your throat
Jul 13th 2007
266
      no I really don't. The film wasn't bullshit
Jul 15th 2007
279
           stop leaning on the "high expectations" crutch
Jul 16th 2007
282
                *cough* Iron Giant *cough*
Jul 16th 2007
283
      lol@ "that kid playing sam"
Jul 13th 2007
267
           I never seen/heard of him. Someone else told me he's on Nickelodeon?
Jul 15th 2007
280
                Even Stevens? Holes? Disturbia??
Jul 16th 2007
285
      Nobody listen to that guy...
Jul 14th 2007
270
a) aint seen it in the theater? ur opinion dont matter
Jul 13th 2007
263
Just got back.
Jul 13th 2007
268
Did anyone originally think that digging droid at the beginning was...
Jul 14th 2007
269
RE: Did anyone originally think that digging droid at the beginning was....
Jul 14th 2007
271
      the worst part is, i read they were considering Constructicons
Jul 14th 2007
274
Why do so many people lower their standards for action movies?
Jul 14th 2007
273
Saw it again today....didnt drag nearly as much this time
Jul 15th 2007
277
I liked it
Jul 15th 2007
281
RE: I liked it
Jul 16th 2007
284
      RE: I liked it
Jul 16th 2007
286
           RE: I liked it
Jul 17th 2007
288
As much as I hate Bay, and as much as I hate this movie, I will admit...
Jul 18th 2007
289

Fisticuffs
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1. "if it's better than ID4 how can it suck?"
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bignick
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3. "Well ID4 was god awful for one thing."
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Iltigo
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11. "doesn't mean it wasn't fun"
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at the time...during independence day holiday.

best.movie.ever.

after 5 minutes of critical thinking, outside of the holiday context...not so much. (your macbook is compatible, but i can't transfer files onto my pc ...word, really?)

not to start another "turn your brain off" argument (there are way too many on the boards these days)

im just saying the environment you watch a movie is important to the enjoyment.

  

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Stryfe
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24. "RE: doesn't mean it wasn't fun"
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cat shit doesnt smell as bad as do shit...but it's still shit

its a popcorn light movie, absolutely no sustenance whatso ever...
so yea its a turn your brain off flick..but hey..the explosions look cool

(and the mikaela chick is smoking)

patience is a virtue,but heaven awaits those who prey

  

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bignick
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260. "No. It just means it was God awful."
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chinsu
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2. "RE: just saw TRANSFORMERS(and boy it sucked)"
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Fuck that, i'll still b there on tuesday

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4. "LOL"
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This has to be the first truly negative review I've read yet.
Everyone else seems to love that shit.

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farbod
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5. "youre in an isolated dome by yourself homie"
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I've got children in different counties, honey pies in other cities, and homeslices in other states that are telling me otherwise. they're using i-telepathy (only on the new at&t) to let me know you're a fibber.

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Khepere
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6. "RE: youre in an isolated dome by yourself homie"
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Hilarious,
Being a fan of the transformers since childhood, I have to go see this movie. Just so I can at least give it my own review. I am pretty sure there will be a sequel because, that's how they do movies nowadays. They set the first one up for parts 2 and 3. The first one is usually slow and introduce you to the characters so that is what I will expect from this. For me it's more about nostalgia. I would hope it would be a good movie but I do believe that it will fall into the mediocre category.

Qua1ity Da Prophet

  

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Stryfe
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23. "RE: youre in an isolated dome by yourself homie"
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i would have loved it if they actually introduced characters instead of just showing robots...theres a world of difference between the two

patience is a virtue,but heaven awaits those who prey

  

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100. "Cosign...."
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> They set the first one up
>for parts 2 and 3. The first one is usually slow and
>introduce you to the characters so that is what I will expect
>from this. For me it's more about nostalgia. I would hope it
>would be a good movie ...

Mos Def ... if this is headed for sequeldom then do not expect much from this it will be the lightest on the ish you really want... bots battles and booms
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44. "child support must kill you, huh?"
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>I've got children in different counties, honey pies in other
>cities, and homeslices in other states that are telling me
>otherwise. they're using i-telepathy (only on the new at&t) to
>let me know you're a fibber.

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7. "I just cant believe this..."
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8. "So Tyrese didn't die eh?"
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22. "RE: So Tyrese didn't die eh?"
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didn't die no...but it's not like he did anything important besides mark the target

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9. "RE: just saw TRANSFORMERS(and boy it sucked)"
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whut the fuck is ID4

  

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10. "RE: just saw TRANSFORMERS(and boy it sucked)"
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116629/

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12. "I stopped reading due to the nerd criticisms."
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Oh no! They altered the colors! The facial features of a robot displease you!

Fuck that. The most important part of your review is "great explosions and action."

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13. "You a young bul, though."
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You wouldn't understand those gripes...

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14. "Those gripes are bullshit..."
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They made plenty of transformers movies when you was a kid. Go watch those if you want that old shit

  

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15. "is that fair tho..."
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cause i didnt really see the transformers cartoons but people were saying the same thing about the x-men movie... its like if you want to just completely change everything about the characters, why are you making the movie?

The story, the characters theyve proven to work why is there some innate desire to be unfaithful to them when the movie comes around.

  

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19. "X-Men worked."
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Main reason being, the costumes would look really ridiculous on-screen.
If you ever see the Marvel island of Adventure theme park, it's apparent.

They got a few things wrong, but got most right.

===

With Transformers, though?

One of the main gripes was Bay's thorough dismissal of the establish design aesthetic of TFs in favor of him being able to include whatever new flashy GM (read:American) cars he got a boner off of.

He also wanted them to be over complex and ugly, to symbolize their alien nature... ignoring established canon that the robots were initially manufactured as service and military machines, but later gained self-awareness. They shouldn't be ugly, but presentable.
If anything, they should look as refined as a car would, with the mechanisms hidden for the most part.

Other shit?

• Instead of accidentally crash landing their ship on Earth and remaining dormant for millions of years, the new movie has them crash land in 2007 as self-propelled metallic turds that can reshape themselves into any form they please.

• Instead of the Decepticons seeking to deplete the planet's energy sources to return to Cybertron and rule, they're instead seeking a mystical cube that can make a Mountain Dew vending machine and a cellphone turn into robots so they can take over Earth.

• Instead of the being the runt of the litter, Bumblebee is now larger than Jazz and a muscle car... but can not talk, and instead plays songs to convey his thoughts.

• Spike and Sparkplug are now called Sam and Ron, man.

• There is no Soundwave, but theres a little... thing that turns into a stereo.

• Why does Optimus Prime have flames? It betrays his character.

• Jazz dies? You just introduced him! WTF?! (Always gotta be the Black guy, right Hollywood?)

• The film spends more time with the humans, where in the REAL TF movie, the only organic characters were Spike and his son (and a fucking fish).

• The script ends with the plot device gone and the main villain disposed of. Now there is no reason for the TFs to be on Earth. How you gonna make a series of films out of that?

===

IMO, they botched the handling of the actual film (aside from the CGI).
Even worse is, the rift this has caused in the TF fandom, which is as die hard as Star Wars/Star Trek, only on a smaller scale.

And with Hasbro basically giving the middle finger to the incarnation of TF that people know best? I'm pretty much through.

I'm gonna cop the figure in my avy (Hot Rod) and the Masterpiece Starscream and be done with my collecting.

I got better things to do tonight than cry.

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21. "RE: X-Men worked."
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>Main reason being, the costumes would look really ridiculous
>on-screen.
>If you ever see the Marvel island of Adventure theme park,
>it's apparent.
>
>They got a few things wrong, but got most right.
>
>===
>
>With Transformers, though?
>
>One of the main gripes was Bay's thorough dismissal of the
>establish design aesthetic of TFs in favor of him being able
>to include whatever new flashy GM (read:American) cars he got
>a boner off of.
>
>He also wanted them to be over complex and ugly, to symbolize
>their alien nature... ignoring established canon that the
>robots were initially manufactured as service and military
>machines, but later gained self-awareness. They shouldn't be
>ugly, but presentable.
>If anything, they should look as refined as a car would, with
>the mechanisms hidden for the most part.
>
>Other shit?
>
>• Instead of accidentally crash landing their ship on Earth
>and remaining dormant for millions of years, the new movie has
>them crash land in 2007 as self-propelled metallic turds that
>can reshape themselves into any form they please.
>
>• Instead of the Decepticons seeking to deplete the planet's
>energy sources to return to Cybertron and rule, they're
>instead seeking a mystical cube that can make a Mountain Dew
>vending machine and a cellphone turn into robots so they can
>take over Earth.
>
>• Instead of the being the runt of the litter, Bumblebee is
>now larger than Jazz and a muscle car... but can not talk, and
>instead plays songs to convey his thoughts.
>
>• Spike and Sparkplug are now called Sam and Ron, man.
>
>• There is no Soundwave, but theres a little... thing that
>turns into a stereo.
>
>• Why does Optimus Prime have flames? It betrays his
>character.
>
>• Jazz dies? You just introduced him! WTF?! (Always gotta be
>the Black guy, right Hollywood?)
>
>• The film spends more time with the humans, where in the REAL
>TF movie, the only organic characters were Spike and his son
>(and a fucking fish).
>
>• The script ends with the plot device gone and the main
>villain disposed of. Now there is no reason for the TFs to be
>on Earth. How you gonna make a series of films out of that?
>
>===
>
>IMO, they botched the handling of the actual film (aside from
>the CGI).
>Even worse is, the rift this has caused in the TF fandom,
>which is as die hard as Star Wars/Star Trek, only on a smaller
>scale.
>
>And with Hasbro basically giving the middle finger to the
>incarnation of TF that people know best? I'm pretty much
>through.
>
>I'm gonna cop the figure in my avy (Hot Rod) and the
>Masterpiece Starscream and be done with my collecting.
>
>I got better things to do tonight than cry.


THANK U....
i couldnt actually put into words how much the movie annoyed the shit out of me..but u said mst of it right here


also, for all bay's bitching about mass reduction, the frenzy decep(the one that turns into a stereo) manages to turn into both a stereo and a cellphone...
and the big ass mystical cube, bigger then all the robots, turns into a small cube that Sam carries with him...gee wouldnt THAT involve mass reduction?

except or maybe 4 character, no one has a personality....Jazz dies, but who cares, u could've jus as well put ironhide or ratchet in there, i dotn know em anyways


and people tell me i should wait till after the credits, to see what happened to the 2 missing deceps
fuck that..if its important show me in the movie...dont do someting completely illogical and then waist my time even more by making me watch a lot of letters on a screen

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27. "damn, I'm so glad I was never a T-fan"
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33. "I kinda wish I wasn't now."
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32. "Some of the changes in this movie works. Others don't at all"
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>• Instead of the being the runt of the litter, Bumblebee is
>now larger than Jazz and a muscle car... but can not talk, and
>instead plays songs to convey his thoughts.

It was sorta corny but I gotta kick out of it the 1st time Shia picks up Fox

>• There is no Soundwave, but theres a little... thing that
>turns into a stereo.

& a cell phone & a spider & uhhhhhh yeah the movie could've used an actual Soundwave. He was my favorite decepticon.

>• Why does Optimus Prime have flames? It betrays his
>character.

Didn't mind this

>• Jazz dies? You just introduced him! WTF?! (Always gotta be
>the Black guy, right Hollywood?)

The wassup bitches line totally caught me off guard. And was he a Beamer?

>• The film spends more time with the humans, where in the REAL
>TF movie, the only organic characters were Spike and his son
>(and a fucking fish).

If he would've made the robots more engaging then they would've deserved more screen time. Here they're almost just an afterthought or comic relief in a way.

>• The script ends with the plot device gone and the main
>villain disposed of. Now there is no reason for the TFs to be
>on Earth. How you gonna make a series of films out of that?

After seeing this movie did you really wanna see a series of films like it?

>IMO, they botched the handling of the actual film (aside from
>the CGI).

True

>Even worse is, the rift this has caused in the TF fandom,
>which is as die hard as Star Wars/Star Trek, only on a smaller
>scale.

Wasn't aware of this. I was such a big fan of the show & the toys back in the day tho that after the trailer looked decent enough I had to see it no matter what. Still glad I saw it & glad I didn't allow unreasonable expectations. Gotta remember its Bay were talkin bout here.

  

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237. "RE: X-Men worked."
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>Main reason being, the costumes would look really ridiculous
>on-screen.
>If you ever see the Marvel island of Adventure theme park,
>it's apparent.
>
>They got a few things wrong, but got most right.
>
>===
>
>With Transformers, though?
>
>One of the main gripes was Bay's thorough dismissal of the
>establish design aesthetic of TFs in favor of him being able
>to include whatever new flashy GM (read:American) cars he got
>a boner off of.
>
>He also wanted them to be over complex and ugly, to symbolize
>their alien nature... ignoring established canon that the
>robots were initially manufactured as service and military
>machines, but later gained self-awareness. They shouldn't be
>ugly, but presentable.
>If anything, they should look as refined as a car would, with
>the mechanisms hidden for the most part.
>
>Other shit?
>
>• Instead of accidentally crash landing their ship on Earth
>and remaining dormant for millions of years, the new movie has
>them crash land in 2007 as self-propelled metallic turds that
>can reshape themselves into any form they please.
>
>• Instead of the Decepticons seeking to deplete the planet's
>energy sources to return to Cybertron and rule, they're
>instead seeking a mystical cube that can make a Mountain Dew
>vending machine and a cellphone turn into robots so they can
>take over Earth.
>
>• Instead of the being the runt of the litter, Bumblebee is
>now larger than Jazz and a muscle car... but can not talk, and
>instead plays songs to convey his thoughts.
>
>• Spike and Sparkplug are now called Sam and Ron, man.
>
>• There is no Soundwave, but theres a little... thing that
>turns into a stereo.
>
>• Why does Optimus Prime have flames? It betrays his
>character.
>
>• Jazz dies? You just introduced him! WTF?! (Always gotta be
>the Black guy, right Hollywood?)
>
>• The film spends more time with the humans, where in the REAL
>TF movie, the only organic characters were Spike and his son
>(and a fucking fish).
>
>• The script ends with the plot device gone and the main
>villain disposed of. Now there is no reason for the TFs to be
>on Earth. How you gonna make a series of films out of that?
>
>===
>
>IMO, they botched the handling of the actual film (aside from
>the CGI).
>Even worse is, the rift this has caused in the TF fandom,
>which is as die hard as Star Wars/Star Trek, only on a smaller
>scale.
>
>And with Hasbro basically giving the middle finger to the
>incarnation of TF that people know best? I'm pretty much
>through.
>
>I'm gonna cop the figure in my avy (Hot Rod) and the
>Masterpiece Starscream and be done with my collecting.
>
>I got better things to do tonight than cry.

Pretty much everything I was thinking. Actually if you read some reviews, regardless of the Transformers part, the movie itself is full of holes plotwise and other reasons, added on top of the fact that the focus wasn't as much on the Transformers, the "edgy" look of the transformers which made the fighting sequences hard to decipher, blatant product placement that was just plain obvious and annoying, and other aspects and you get a not so great movie, a transformers one at that.

You and many others share this same opinion, regardless of age or appreciation of Transformers. It is a divide. People thought it "rocked" or was a travesty. The day after I watched 10 full episodes of Transformers on YouTube and all was right again.

  

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35. "Excellent argument but..."
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Basically, they want the built in audience and name recognition.

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16. "Really, how many Transformer movies did they make back then?"
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26. "1 as far as I know..."
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34. "So why does this dude think that there were plenty?"
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36. "He's thinking of Pokemon..."
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37. "Look at his avatar."
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39. "Talking more about the tv show dvd's and whatnot..."
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I thought that there was also more than one film, but yeah, I guess there is only the one. It happens when you post pissed off about other shit, I guess. My basic point is that they cant make these movies for the original people that fell in love with the stuff because it was dated material. There were cars from the 80s, etc and there's no way that they could have a boombox in the movie, kids today wouldn't even know what that is. I had some gripes about the xmen movies along these lines, but realized that if you just sat back and forgot most of the shit that you knew about them from your childhood, you could enjoy the film for what it is.

After reading another one of your posts where you went into detail about the items they changed/altered I can understand your point, but I still dont want to see the old transformers in a movie made today. I have the dvd for the first film, and when I want to watch that, I'll just watch that.

As is, I'm psyched as fuck for this movie and think that the updated transformers actually look pretty cool. They're not the original ones that I loved as a kid, but there's a bunch of stuff that I used to love as a kid that doesn't really interest me now

  

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25. "Flames on Optimus prime, gay..."
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Lips on a robot? Unnecessary animation...and gay.

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17. "saw it last night...it did feel a lot like ID4"
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and i liked ID4 for its brainless action and effects.

transformers is a fun ride if you can stomach all the obligatory corniness and slow exposition scenes. don't expect a great story either.

and as far as robot design -- they look great when they're standing still, but when they're moving fast it's hard to tell them apart sometimes or even discern features. sometimes they look like giant metal blobs with sharp edges.

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18. "this right here is some bullshit"
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>it had little to do with the transformers...especially as u
>dont see the bots tillhalfway through the movie and most of
>the deceps only in the last half hour

how are you gonna have a movie about Transformers and hardly show 'em in there? FOH.

Even if Megatron blew up the Paramount logo The Doc wouldn't watch that shit.

  

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20. "Doc, man... I give up."
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28. "i mean..i LIKED it, but....ye. i feel kinda "meh" after watching it."
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the scenes with the Autobots hiding from Sam's parents? funny, but completely a waste of time. the bots barely got any dialogue, the Decepticons being the main ones getting lines cut. i remember the writers explaining how the Starscream and Megatron dynamic would still be in place, but all we got was a 10 second exchange between the two in which Megs shows he is displeased with Starscream "yet again".
there was just simply too much time spent on humans, and that stupid, STUPID love story with Sam.

this is a movie about the ROBOTS. screw all these secondary human characters. ppl wanna see big robots smashing shit, first of all. second, the bigger fans of the franchise wanna see the bots interacting with each other. THEY'RE the stars of the film, so they deserve more screen-time with non-corny, expository dialogue.

lol @ Jazz getting canned. anyone else just go "ok, ye, there's the obligatory black dude gettin kiled".

i dunno, overall good but bad.

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29. "RE: i mean..i LIKED it, but....ye. i feel kinda "meh" after watching it."
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This type of shit happens CONSTANTLY in movies. I understand the idea that something needs to drive the film forward, and make it attractive to mainstream...

I get that.

But frick that noise. Who needs some love story to drive the movie? How much more do you need than robots transforming and trying to murder each other? Why do I need all the dialogue and extra garbage? Why change things for the sake of changing them?

Blah.

  

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30. "if you didn't walk out of the cinema with a smile"
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and/or utter curse words, then fuck you

once the action started, it was a wrap

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31. "Twas aiiiiiiiight. A few great nostalgic moments. But overall? Meh"
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I gotta admit I was pretty giddy after the 1st "transformation" & old school transforming sound even if the sound didn't really mesh well w/ the actual transformation.

If you were a HUGE fan of the toys like me when I was young then you just gotta love when Shia rubs his thumb across the center of the steering wheel after he sits in Bumblebee for the 1st time & the autobot sign is revealed. I was grinnin like the fucking Joker after that scene

Also had to love how the more than meets the eye line was used. I had a feeling Bay threw it in there regretfully outta retrospect. Throwing it in again at the end was overkill tho.

Some of the action was cool but at other times it was hard to tell what was goin on. And I don't think it was just because I was sitting so close.

The 1st time 1 of the transformers talks the whole audience started cracking up. People thought Batman's growl was bad? Wait till you hear this shit.

And I'm convinced now that the only reason why Bumblebee was a Camaro instead of a Bettle is because Chevy was willing to pay for it & VW wasnt. Just like obviously Pontiac was willing to cough up some dough to get their Solstice in there as well.

I liked Shia, Tuturro, Fox & Taylor but the rest of acting besides a funny moment or two (some will consider it cooning) from AA & Mac, the rest of the acting was laughably cheesy.

C+ mostly for the nostalgia factor. I cant imagine peeps not familiar with the toys or the old show enjoying it very much.

  

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Dr Claw
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41. "Exactly. And that has been par for the course."
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>And I'm convinced now that the only reason why Bumblebee was a
>Camaro instead of a Bettle is because Chevy was willing to pay
>for it & VW wasnt. Just like obviously Pontiac was willing to
>cough up some dough to get their Solstice in there as well.

GM put their money into this film, so their cars were used. At least, it was kind of cool how they made Bumblebee start off being the shittiest Camaro ever and then have him become the '09 Camaro. Just think: Knight Rider (though, GM made them stop saying "Pontiac" because dumbasses kept going to dealers asking for the "Knight Rider Car"). It would have been more "Bumblebee" appropriate if Bumblebee was a Chevette that turned into a Aveo, but Aveos ain't really running off the shelves.

VW wouldn't have done it anyway, they have problems with their cars being used for "war-like" functions, due to the company history and ties to Hitler, etc.

When Transformers came out (particularly, their root toys in Japan), they didn't have to worry so much about licensing the actual vehicles and what not; now, that's a real big deal with the IP hounds and whatnot. Not too long ago, they had to modify the hell out of a Transformer toy (that transformed into a Mercedes SUV), to avoid the legal complications (even though the original one had no Mercedes-Benz logos, it was very obvious that it was that car).

Like The Doc has said, it ain't about what they transform into, it's what they're transforming from ....those robots look like garbage.

  

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43. "Chevy Cobalt = GM."
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I've seen tons of these little guys on the roads, and even a few in yellow.
It's updated, small and sporty enough to be Bumblebee... but Bay just wanted a "kick-ass" car in his film.

The bots are how they are just because Bay wanted it that way.

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46. "Yes indeed."
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That definitely could have worked.
The Doc ain't mad at all the GM vehicles.
Hell, not even at the Decepticon police car. But ...Bay fucked up them robots. That "Frenzy" or whatever up there... it looks like the inside of a Transformer, not a Transformer itself.

  

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70. "Wasn't Cliffjumper actually a camaro?"
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I could have sworn he was.

  

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98. "He was an SD version of this:"
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http://www.d1.dion.ne.jp/~ghiyama/LOVELOG_IMG/2005022175c8e933.jpg

And has been remade recently as this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Cliffjumper-classics.jpg

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151. "the first time a voice came out ... I was like "COOOOOL!!!!""
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202. "RE: Twas aiiiiiiiight. A few great nostalgic moments. But overall? Meh"
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Actually I think the people who aren't familiar with the original cartoon enjoy it more than the diehards. When I talk to people that don't know the cartoon, they love it. Its the purists that trash it.

  

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38. "*sigh* i just realised so much of the movie is a WASTE.OF.TIME"
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too much shit bout Sam and cliched teenagery shit.

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40. "fam, you watch it on bootleg or some shit?"
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>if u make a robot in just one colur, all detail is
>lost....all i saw was grey smudge, black smudge, brown smudge

EDIT: on 'it'

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42. "na, it was pretty blurry for me too"
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the actions scenes between the bots were too close-up, it blurred the characters and u couldn't tell wtf was goin on sumtimes.

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45. "oh ok, guess bootleg is a no go then n/m"
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Theres alot wrong with today. It kills to ignore it but it doesnt hurt to care.

  

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57. "I watched it on a pretty good bootleg..."
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... and got the same effect. I attributed it to being a bootleg though.

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47. "Fuck..."
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And I was finally warming up to the idea, too. Oh well. I'll still go see it.

  

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48. "NOTICE: Relatively high marks from critics (59% at RT)."
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Ebert thought it was fun, 72% from Cream of the Crop...

Nerds be damned. This movie is gonna be fucking awesome.

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49. "boy you suck."
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50. "Yeah, Ima need an opinion from a non fanboy."
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Someone that knows nothin of TF outside of buying their little brother Optimus Prime.

Because I'm really not trippin off any specific shit as long as the MOVIE is good.

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52. "This movie is a B-L-A-S-T (fuck fanboys)"
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It turned me into a huge Transformers fan tonight. The movie is unexpectedly funny (lots of laugh out loud moments) and the story doesn't feel awkward or confusing despite trying to introduce the concept as a whole.

Action scenes? Top fucking notch. Everyone complaining about blurriness and the like... huh? Shit, I wasn't wearing my glasses and I could tell everything that was going on. Sure, there were the obligatory obstructed or shaky shots, but it wasn't overboard. I could easily tell who was who in every scene.

Loved, loved, loved this movie. Girlfriend loved it, brother loved it, friend loved it... and the audience I was with felt the need to applaud at the end (I don't do that lol).

This is the definition of a summer blockbuster.

Go Wings.

  

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76. "you're the definition of the target demographic."
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read: unintelligent and easily amused by shiny things.


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78. "Someone has their 1985 Transformers underwear all in a bunch"
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read: get a life

Go Wings.

  

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241. "RE: This movie is a W-A-S-T-E"
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fucking sucked. story had mad holes. dialogue was so damn corny. movie was too long. transformers talked like 12yr old dorks. not nearly enough megan fox. action scenes were cool, thats about it. oh, and the one scene with megan fox at the beginning was hot as hell. movie sucked tho, waste of $10 and 2 and 1/2 hours.

  

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265. "cosign everything you said. Everything looks fine on big screen"
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>Action scenes? Top fucking notch. Everyone complaining about
>blurriness and the like... huh? Shit, I wasn't wearing my
>glasses and I could tell everything that was going on.

cosign. I didn't have too many problems. A couple shots at the final battle were confusing for a couple seconds but nothing I would consider a major flaw in the film.

>Loved, loved, loved this movie. Girlfriend loved it, brother
>loved it, friend loved it... and the audience I was with felt
>the need to applaud at the end (I don't do that lol).

ours did too.

>
>This is the definition of a summer blockbuster.

yep. Its definitely an audience movie.

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95. "it sucked"
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101. "it was the most absurd movie i've ever seen"
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me and my boys spent the entire car ride home ripping it apart... and i never owned a single transformer. it was just fucking retarded. entertaining for about an hour and a half i guess, but the lines and the personalities they gave the transformers were fucking awful.


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51. "I read somewhere that it's 2 hours 23 minutes."
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2 hours, 23 minutes.

Michael Bay, come on, b.

Harry Potter is shorter than your joint

And that was a thick-ass book

Come on, b.
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53. "It didn't feel that long, IMO."
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Maybe there was a slow moment or two, but I think the length was a good fit for this movie.

Go Wings.

  

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62. "yes, it did. i felt every minute of that long-ass runtime."
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63. "Agreed"
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68. "I wish my seat transformed into a bed well before the 2 hour mark"
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242. "RE: I wish my seat transformed into a bed well before the 2 hour mark"
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co-motherfucking-sign

i was fighting not to fall asleep
checked my watch at least 10 times

  

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97. "yep"
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checked the cell about 5 different times

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145. "cosign."
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With all due respect...
ask around.

  

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85. "Agreed."
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Only felt *slighty* long. I didn't get too antsy and I had to pee.

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*Effasig*

  

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102. "Felt like the quickest 2.5 hour movie i ever saw"
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113. "And to be fair, the actual movie runs 2:12-2:13"
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with about 10 minutes of credits

And yes, I watched them

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54. "I just got back. The shit's DOPE. Period."
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55. "i feel sorry for those of you..."
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downloading this and expecting it to be good on your computer screen.

this movie is meant to be seen on the big screen... preferrably one like the cinerama in seattle.

judging a popcorn movie by some poor quality bootleg copy? comical.

  

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56. "Definite Cinerama Movie"
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Noway those big ass bots would've looked as good on a normal screen.

Finally, a summer movie that I had fun going to

  

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58. "COT DAMN!"
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Man, this movie was FANTASTIC, and it was funny as shit too,man I have nothing but praise for this movie, except for Sam's girl, yeah she was fine but her acting was BAD!

other than that man o man,..........I am seeing this again.

  

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61. "RE: COT DAMN!"
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You took the words right out of my mouth. This movie has got to be the summer's best. I've never been glued to the screen like this before in my life. My eyes were dry because I forgot to blink! A must see.

  

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243. "RE: COT DAMN! you are crazy"
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are u fucking insane? that movie sucked. and megan fox was the only good thing about it.

  

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59. "thank god for paul allen."
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http://www.cinerama.com/theatre3_tech_innovation.html

that movie was made for that theater.

  

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66. "RE: thank god for paul allen."
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i've been very underwhelmed by the cinerama the last few times i've been there. then again, maybe it was the obnoxious audience members that just distracted me from the movie. if possible, i would rather see movies on the IMAX screen down the street.

>http://www.cinerama.com/theatre3_tech_innovation.html
>
>that movie was made for that theater.

  

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67. "spider-man 3, for instance..."
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should ONLY be seen on that imax screen you're referring to

  

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69. "RE: thank god for paul allen."
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>i've been very underwhelmed by the cinerama the last few
>times i've been there. then again, maybe it was the obnoxious
>audience members that just distracted me from the movie.

I hear you on that one. I'd pretty much given up on seeing a movie anywhere close to opening because of all the MST3000 wannbees. Last night the crowd was one of the better crowds (as far as silence) that I'd seen there in a while

  

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75. "were you at the 8pm or midnight show?"
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the 8pm crowd was the perfect crowd if you ask me. everyone had their iphones out before the movie (they let folks in at least an hour early) and they cheered as the lights went down (last time i heard a crowd react like that when the lights went down was at "the phantom menace"), and cheered louder when "hasbro" came up...

they laughed and moaned at all the right parts, and cheered loudly when the credits began to roll...

that was the 8pm show btw...

  

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80. "The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood has the cars from the movie"
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parked outside
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60. ""
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That was a pretty cool transforming robot movie trapped in a god awful comedy movie.

I must have slapped my forehead 200 times.

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155. "LOL @ Jazz...... I'm glad they kept him black n/m"
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64. "i hate michael bay movies. but i gotta admit: he didn't ruin it."
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aside from some bad casting (who is megan fox? josh duahmel and anthony anderson did NOT belong. you never want josh duahmel in yr flick....), some gratuitous slow-mo/close-up stuff, and some really weird editing, it wasn't all that bad.

no one hit their humor marks except shia labeouf (and this is the kind of humor he excels at. i kept thinking of "even stevens" watching him in this.) and his parents.

i liked the introduction of the autobots and their "visit" to sam's.

but bumblebee in trouble reminded me of that old '80s flick, "short circuit." 'round the eyes, anyway.

i don't know. that li'l michaela chick (megan fox) nearly ruined the human storyline. and the military stuff was mad cheesy. all of it. but whatevs. it's not really about any of that. it's all about the robots. and bay did deliver the robotic goodness.

  

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65. "Fan-Frekin-Tastic"
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First off, there are a lot of things to nit pick or are just straight up wrong in this film. Prime with flames? Jazz not a Porshe? WTF is up with the voice (or lack thereof) of the Decepticons? Devastator should be 5 robots, not a tank. Megs cryogenically frozen for 80 years? How can they fix Bumblebee but not Jazz (my favorite Autobot from the beginning of time)? Anthony Anderson? Tyreese?

But as was stated, once the action started, it was a wrap. Jazz was still black. Prime had his sword (and his voice). Megs had his mace. Starscream was absolutely the baddest ass robot out there, because he was straight fucking up shit. I wished Blackout would have tore more stuff up with that prop plade, but damn if it didn't look cool. While the robots were overly stylized, they looked good in their transformations and when they fought (even though it did get hard to see at times and could be blurry, even on the big screen)

Overall, as much was wrong with the film, I would still see it again and will be buying it as soon as it (legally) comes on DVD and Bluray.

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73. "Devestator was a fucking waste"
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you completely pissed away the whole constructicons character
they would have made great villains for the (inevitable) sequel
bring in ultra magnus, and it would have been a wrap for a badass sequel

  

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71. "I'm a fanboy and I LOVED IT"
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PERFECT summer movie...

the crowd loved it. kids loved it.

the jokes were good.

the action was good despite some weird editing/angles.

i'm a fanboy but you gotta realize they can't stay 100% true to the source. don't go in there to pick it apart. relax and have fun.

  

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72. "This is fucking terrible."
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I'm about 30 minutes in.

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74. "again."
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go see it on the big screen, not some lame ass poor quality bootleg on your 13" laptop screen.

it's a popcorn movie... it's not going to be nominated for best picture at next year's oscars.

  

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79. "Nah. This would just be larger trash on the big screen."
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I seen this shit and still get to keep my $10.

I will, however write a less-biased review later this week.

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82. "would you honestly admit you liked it though..."
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since you've trashed it in another post

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77. "*whistles "The Woody Woodpecker Song" in the back of the post*"
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81. "SHIA AND BLACK TY KILLIN' TARANTINO SOFTLY, YOU KNOW YOU MAD."
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This was Michael Bay's best movie since The Rock

No lie

Emotionally, it took me right back to when I was 12, peeping the animated movie with my cousins back in Tha Zoo

Certainly entertaining

But he really could have brought it in at 2:10 and been fine

My eyes glazed over with all of the talk about the cube and what would happen with the fate of the world and blah blah blah

I didn't care

I did care about the battles, and the effects, and they delivered on both counts

And I really appreciated the "edgy" humor

Shia's a funny dude, I can see why Spielberg's digging on him

Also, Anthony Anderson won

And TURTURRO

And my man Brian Stepanek won, too. For those who have seen it, he was Turturro's driver/right hand man

He also played Meter Maid (yes, that was his character's name) on an episode of Cuts that I wrote

Good dude

I'm sure the more I think about it critically, the more I'll find wrong with it

But for now, I'll say I enjoyed it quite a bit
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BrooklynWHAT
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83. "Transformers was epic!!!!!!!! Best movie of the summer hands down"
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I could've had more screen time for Starscream though.

Shia Lebeouf and Megan Fox did a good job. So did Tyrese and that white dude that was w/ him the whole movie. The robots were great, the action was great.

The Camaro was sleek and sexy. Also, Megatron would've sucked and been really corny as a gun.

G1 nerds need to go back to their Hobbit hole and STFU.

  

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84. "Good to see my high school (John Marshall) in there..."
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and did anyone catch the Furby truck taking a beating?

and the used car lot in Altadena is an auto shop. I took some snaps on my last trip to L.A.

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/333658113_e3706c7006_o.jpg

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

*Effasig*

  

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86. "Furby truck getting blown up (production video)"
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http://blogging.la/archives/2006/09/transformers_movie_furby_truck.phtml

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

*Effasig*

  

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87. "that was awesome i cant wait for the sequels"
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88. "As a G1 fan, I enjoyed it"
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There were a few details to nitpick about, but overall I had a good time. I'll probably take my girl to see it this weekend.

Megatron should've been a tank, though.



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89. "this proves you cant go by PTP comments. shit was awesome"
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everyone was clapping, people were in awe each time Transformers came on the scene. Definitely took me back

the people who hate just like to hate. fuck em

  

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90. "Wow. Who is writing these things?"
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I just got back. And I enjoyed myself more than with the so-called Die Hard movie but I couldn't help but notice how horribly this thing was written and/or edited. what happened w/ hot hacker girl, turturro on tooo much coffee and john more rumsfeld than rumsfeld voight? no one knows because they didn't bother to resolve their storyline. just a black fucking hole.

if optimus prime can't beat megatron shove the all-important cube of mystery into his chest. it's the only hope. well, the only hope besides shaving it in megatron's chest instead.

oh and how could bumble bee talk all of a sudden?

oh and megan fox was a bad girl. and that was important because?

there was some great action and lebouf is a bonafide star and his charisma drives the movie. if they had cut a lot of the extraneous characters and given him some more to work w/ (esp. developing a real relationship w/ the autobots and bumble bee it would have been a much better movie)

that shot w/ whichever robot flips over that woman is one of the dopest things i've ever seen

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
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"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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103. "RE: Wow. Who is writing these things?"
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>I just got back. And I enjoyed myself more than with the
>so-called Die Hard movie but I couldn't help but notice how
>horribly this thing was written and/or edited. what happened
>w/ hot hacker girl, turturro on tooo much coffee and john more
>rumsfeld than rumsfeld voight? no one knows because they
>didn't bother to resolve their storyline. just a black
>fucking hole.

Um, they resolved it. Frenzy KOed itself and they live

>that shot w/ whichever robot flips over that woman is one of
>the dopest things i've ever seen

IRONHIDE!!!!!!!!!!

  

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106. "no, they didn't"
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when characters just disappear it's not a resolution

but nice try

give the mysterious return of bumblee bee's voice a shot?

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-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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108. "RE: no, they didn't"
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>when characters just disappear it's not a resolution

They're little storyline was over when Frenzy KOed itself. They got the word out to the military through that radio. There was nothing else for them to do.

>give the mysterious return of bumblee bee's voice a shot?

magic? i dunno, but I'm not looking for little things to nitpick about.

  

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122. "That's not a little thing, they made a big deal about it..."
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114. "kill yourself"
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>And I enjoyed myself more than with the
>so-called Die Hard movie

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115. "die."
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hard.

and take 16 Blocks 2 with you to hell

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123. "I feel bad for you."
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133. "really, there's no need"
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i'd rather be the person who doesn't enjoy a shit movie than the person who does

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"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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134. "and you liked Transformers, so..."
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navajo joe
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135. "and you liked the new bruce willis movie"
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what you think and feel, if you think and feel, is mute

your life is as empty as your mind.


kill yourself. for real

http://www.realknots.com/knots/noose.htm

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136. "I will pray for you brother"
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91. "AWESOMELY TERRIBLE!!!"
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the transformers in this movie are amazing. they can honestly not get any better with special effects. the character designs are flawed - WAY too busy - but the actual animation, transformations, effects, etc. are like 2 or 3 levels above anything else that's every been done in film.

the problem is michael bay.

this mother fucker can't just tell a simple story. he has to have 5 useless storylines, a forced, shitty romance and the entire US armed forces involved in every fucking movie he makes.

he just has SO. MUCH. SHIT. going on, it makes you naceous.

and why is EVERY GOD DAMN SHOT DONE WITH SHAKY-CAM? jesus fucking christ, man. you have the best special effects ever made, but i can't make any of it out because you keep SHAKING THE FUCKING CAMERA. i would have KILLED to have those action scenes shot with a locked-down camera.

and some of this dialogue...holy fucking christ...unbeLEEEEEEveably corny.

it's a really awful movie, but worth seeing just for the autobots.

oh, and i love how Bumblebee gets his fucking voice back for no god damn reason. amazing writing, guys.

oh, and how a retarded black guy can hook up a computer from 1980 to a radio from 1940 and output morris code to the Air Force miles away. fucking brilliant.

  

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120. "^^^ This was the most spot-on review in the thread"
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124. "Actually, he just hooked up the keyboard and monitor..."
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Mech

  

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127. "nope...remember he said he needed a screwdriver?"
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he hot-wired the computer up to the radio and transmitted morris code

i know...i didn't want to believe it, either

  

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182. "^^^just said morris code"
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Back like...

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275. "3 days ago."
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http://www.myspace.com/k_o_s_determination

  

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170. "i think the allspark healed bumblebee..."
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...like, if a transformer touched it, it healed him or something? i think that happened with the li'l mousey bugger before. so bumblebee handled it at one point and his voice got better... or somethin'...

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190. "You know what would have been hot if what you're saying is true..."
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Let's say the cube completly heels a transformer. Let's say the Autobots and Decipticons fuck each other up. It would have been tight if they had to play a game of keep away with the cube to keep the other side from repairing itself.

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177. "COMPLETE co-sign! .......EXCEPT this:"
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i still think the CGI could have been nicer. there were many spots where it looked more like a computer game than real footage (you can find some better work on youtube nike commercials and shit). but the colors were great. visually still amazing. the character design was FAR too busy, but the close-ups still showed actual shapes and art direction.

everything else you said: my thoughts exactly. generic Bay plot, inability to soak in what you're looking at because every shot has to be fast and shaky and wild angle...like ZIP! BAM! BOOM! all movie.

BUT! ...shit (somehow) was still amazing! lol

  

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92. ""It's just you and me, Megatron!""
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"No, it's just me!"


Okay, so I enjoyed this movie immensely just as a (flawed) action film with giant robots and cool automobiles and explosions and battles.

There were some... deviations from classic Transformers that bothered me, most if not all of which have already been addressed in this post. Also, Jazz's death pissed me off GREATLY.

Other than that, I really enjoyed this movie and will probably see it again. But that would be most to look at the robots. Too much human element in the film.

I just wish I could take my nephew and then bask in how cool he would now think I am because his auntee knows about things like robots.

  

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93. "THIS IS THE WORST FILM I'VE EVER SEEN!!!"
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That's not hyperbole, that's not fanboy anger and yes, the caps are worth it.

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94. "boy that shit sucked"
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not a fanboy, just wanted to see a good summer flick

denied

and nobody was laughing at 80% of the jokes

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99. "yo...i really wonder about michael bay..."
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>and nobody was laughing at 80% of the jokes

i imagine him watching his little dailies monitor just cracking the fuck up over the mother saying "i'll kick the crap out of you" or saying the dog has "bling"...i mean, he must seriously be stuck in some sort of sustained adolescence or something...this mother fucker seriously has the mentality of a 6-7 year old.

he needs to be a DP and stay the fuck away from any sort of script.

  

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110. "and I liked the Island"
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for what it's worth, Armageddon wasn't bad either

but did they even screen-test the jokes? Spiderman 3 got more laughs

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104. "RE: boy that shit sucked"
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>not a fanboy, just wanted to see a good summer flick
>
>denied
>
>and nobody was laughing at 80% of the jokes

Wow. My theatre was cracking up.

  

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125. "My audience ate up every single joke..."
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I was shocked. But, I think it's one of those things where if enough people laugh, the whole audience will laugh.

The only thing I thought was funny was when Megatron plucked away that human.

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126. "I was laughing at all the unintentional comedy"
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"in 50 years...don't you want to say you got in that car?" *Bay cues Bon Jovi*

but yea, for a packed city showing there weren't many people laughing at most of the jokes

Die Hard and even Spiderman 3 had more audience reactions

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149. "Same here"
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The audience was in stitches throughout the movie. It got to the point where I was doing over the top fake laughter to mock them.

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185. "RE: boy that shit sucked"
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>
>and nobody was laughing at 80% of the jokes

the south is slow


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186. "I actually saw it up north"
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96. "This movie had too many white people (c) Wesley Snipes"
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That's pretty much the only thing wrong with this movie.

S-P-O-I-L-E-R-S Below


The opening scenes where Bumblebee is in the lot and fucking up Bernie Mac's lot = comedy.

The scene where bumblebee is playing the music without dude knowing his car can transform and thus increasing the mood = more comedy.

What was up with the cooniggery with the black folks playing DDR?

The only other major bad thing about this movie is the ending. What was up with starscream escaping into space? There better be 15 deleted scenes on the DVD.

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105. "RE:"
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Black people do play DDR

And Starscream got away because Starscream is "B-A-D-A-Z-Z S-T-A-R-SCREAM Yeah That's Me!" awesome

  

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107. "Black people in 2007 playing DDR..."
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Of course they had to pick the fat dude living in his mother's basement. Nick Cannon wasn't available? They coulda at least had dude doing something intelligent like researching the phenomenon but no, dude had to feed into stereotypes.

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165. "Hollywood finds the most inane ways..."
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...to represent black folk in summer blockbusters.

While I liked the movie for the most part ("Awesomely terrible" is as good of a description as any...), there was more than a little not-so-subtle racist undertones/xenopobia/cultural insensitivity prevalent throughout.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who picked up on it.


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239. "The black guy was the COMPUTER GENIUS."
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> ...to represent black folk in summer blockbusters.

>While I liked the movie for the most part ("Awesomely
>terrible" is as good of a description as any...), there was
>more than a little not-so-subtle racist
>undertones/xenopobia/cultural insensitivity prevalent
>throughout.

Like what?


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247. "But what did he do that was smart?"
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He didn't even come up with the morris code idea.

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258. "Rat that hot aussie bitch out"
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119. "about starscream"
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he got away in the movie because he ALWAYS got away in the anime. i thought it was perfect how they did that.

>That's pretty much the only thing wrong with this movie.
>
>S-P-O-I-L-E-R-S Below
>
>
>The opening scenes where Bumblebee is in the lot and fucking
>up Bernie Mac's lot = comedy.
>
>The scene where bumblebee is playing the music without dude
>knowing his car can transform and thus increasing the mood =
>more comedy.
>
>What was up with the cooniggery with the black folks playing
>DDR?
>
>The only other major bad thing about this movie is the ending.
>What was up with starscream escaping into space? There better
>be 15 deleted scenes on the DVD.

  

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111. "If OKP hates this flick it's gonna kill at the box office."
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the 12:45am show where i live did very well.

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112. "it's going to make more money than god"
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and i hope we can up the post of people saying this was going to bomb from way back

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166. "basically..."
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the movie was a blast. period.

i was skeptical at first. i hated the designs. bay is one of the worst directors i can think of.

but it worked.

yeah, some of it was really corny, but come on now... it's a movie about ROBOTS. cartoon robots, no less. this is not citizen kane, nor is it supposed to be.

bay won.

  

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116. "GET THE MYSTERY CUBE!! KILL/SAVE HUMANS!!!"
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DONT LET THE JOCKS WIN!!!!!!!!!!STUDY SOUNDWAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!BLACK PEOPLE HAVE CLINGY FAT ANGRY MOMS AND YELL A LOT!!!!!!!!

Worst story ever.

Great action but it should have been pitched to kids and dumped almost every human character except for Shia.

Transformers fans should be satisfied that the movie is just as brain dead, hollow and stupid as the series was--and they are.

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117. "get on IM"
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"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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118. "wish i could"
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but my borderline jobless broke ass doesn't have his own computer at the moment.

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121. "ID4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "I AM MEGATRON!"

Damn that movie sucked.

  

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128. "It wasn't all it could be, but it was still pretty fun. (mild spoilers)"
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I'd say there was too much story. Just gimme the robots fighting. Cut that 15 minute scene in the house with the Autobots on the lawn. Cut the sequence where they escape from the Sector 7 people just to get captured again immediately. Cut all of the Australian blonde computer genius (lol) and Anthony Anderson shit. I need robots fighting humans, robots fighting robots, and a small dose of boy-and-his-robot.

But man.... the special effects were fucking bonkers.

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129. "It was nothing it could be and was boring..."
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The mind boggling bad writing aside, the action was boring. It's like everytime they wanted a Transformer to do something cool, they had it do a flip and shoot a missle from god knows where on its body.

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132. "RE: It wasn't all it could be, but it was still pretty fun. (mild spoile..."
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>Cut all of the Australian blonde computer genius (lol) and
>Anthony Anderson shit.

while i understand you, that blonde girl was fine as fuck and her accent was driving me crazy!

  

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130. "How come everytime an autobot didn't have something to do..."
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...they stood arms akimbo?

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131. "Wasn't it kind of fucked up how the kid was selling his grandfather's sh..."
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Wouldn't his dad be supper pissed?

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139. "Sparkplug would not have stood for that."
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141. "^^^energy well spent"
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or is it???

  

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137. "I loved the movie, I was kindy misty eyed at some of the scenes"
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The part where they go "one shall stand, the other shall fall"
all the dialogue between prime and megatron from their fight. They took some of it from the cartoon and movie.

I knew from the get go they were not going to make the movie exactly how the cartoon was (story wise) and I have no problem with that.

Those of you who wanted this to be a carbon copy of the show, sorry you would need a budget of half a billion dollars to pull that off.

I am going to see this again.

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152. "RE: I loved the movie, I was kindy misty eyed at some of the scenes"
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>The part where they go "one shall stand, the other shall
>fall"
>all the dialogue between prime and megatron from their fight.
>They took some of it from the cartoon and movie.
>
>I knew from the get go they were not going to make the movie
>exactly how the cartoon was (story wise) and I have no problem
>with that.
>
>Those of you who wanted this to be a carbon copy of the show,
>sorry you would need a budget of half a billion dollars to
>pull that off.
>
>I am going to see this again.
>
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i can take the first 3 transformer episodes, cut out some robots, update it so its current(have the endbattle be in irak instead of a nameless us desert) and still have better movie and script, for less money then he spent now


have u ever seen the alternator line?
thats how u make cars that transform into robots.not a guyver crossbreed

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163. "Yay good for you!"
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138. "just okay"
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good senseless action crap story

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140. "I hate Michael Bay and I don't know shit about Transformers..."
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...but I enjoyed the hell out of this! This, my friends, is how summer blockbuster movies are supposed to be. A lot of fun, a hell of a lot better than "Live Free Or Die Hard", that's for sure.

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142. "where do you people come from.."
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>a hell of a lot better than "Live Free Or Die Hard",
>that's for sure.

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147. "Agreed. I enjoyed Transformers, but LFODH was FAR better."
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233. "Disagree. Transformers>>>>>LFODH. They both sorta suck tho."
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143. "Bumble BEE-OTCH / JAZZ NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :/"
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156. "I thought I was the only one that saw that dashboard ornament n/m"
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168. "Everyone in my audience laughed at that shit..."
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144. "best movie EVER."
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146. "I dont see how any movie goer would think this was bad..."
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It was highly entertaining and the special effects were some of the best I can think of in recent memory.

Sure it was corny at times, but nowadays, almost every movie is.

This is top 3 of the year so far for me, along with Grindhouse and 300, with Knocked Up right there.

Isn't it funny that Spider-Man 3 and Fantastic Four 2 were supposed to be the big comic movies this year, but the ones we will probably all remember when it's said and done will be Transformers and 300.

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300 came out of no where and ws one of the most exciting movies and this one was great as well.

I never planned on seeing Fantastic 4 cause i'd knew it would suck and SM3 was disappointing.

  

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148. "That Shyt Was Da Bomb Diggidy"
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yeah i went ol' school

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150. "After a 2nd viewing..."
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it was still a pretty cool transforming robot movie trapped in a god awful comedy movie.

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153. "When Transformers first came out as a toy they did have drivers"
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I found that intersting that they would put drivers in all vehicles as holograms.

It was a twist to see the real time phsyics to transformers being conditioned to the decades but always changing Transformers. I can accept the realistic view of this genre.
not see jazz as the racer he was is a turndown.Scatt Man Crothers RIP is a obvious reason why jazz voice wasn't the same. When they were first displayed as action figures they had no voices and Marvel's animation brought them to life and that was many childerns first introduction to tranformers but i do remember when they were just cars in boxes.

Yes my first transformer was Jazz.

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154. "The movie was great........"
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I shed a tear at Starscream transforming in mid-air............ I just WISHED they had used a similar voice in the movie for Starscream as in the cartoon though.............

The Starscream voice in the cartoon, made his character.

  

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252. "the guy who voiced Starscream in the cartoon died I think"
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>The Starscream voice in the cartoon, made his character.

yup. I wished they has still made Starscream have that type of high-pitched highstrung type voice.

I wished Megatron's voice had been more like the cartoon too.


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158. "late pass: Jazz= Eddie Winslow?"
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159. "BAYOS! Mass Confusion! Michael Bay Q & A (swipe)"
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Boy, a lot of this is going to piss some of you off even further. Oh well. From ew.com:

>Summer Movie Q&A

Optimus Prime Time

''Transformers'' director Michael Bay opens up about working with Steven Spielberg, the art of the action film, and the possibility of a sequel

By Adam B. Vary

''I've thought more about robots in a year and a half than probably anybody,'' sighs Michael Bay. Slouched in his chair, a gentle breeze wafting through his surprisingly zen Santa Monica, Calif., office, he's still hung over from the previous evening's mega-premiere of his latest summer-action extravaganza, Transformers — the movie adaptation of the 1980s cartoon TV series and Hasbro toy line about a race of alien machines who bring their war to Earth. (He may be doing more celebrating after seeing the estimated $36.3 million in box-office revenue from the movie's first 36 hours in theatres, including $27.5 million on July 3, its first full day of release, a new record for a Tuesday opening.)

Over the course of the next hour, Bay talked to EW.com about his working relationship with exec producer Steven Spielberg, what helped him get over the notion of directing just ''a toy movie,'' and how he feels about being, you know, Michael Bay.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I have to tell you, as a Transformers fan since childhood, the special effects were pretty darn cool.

MICHAEL BAY: That's what it's all about. I worked a long time on that. It wasn't always easy.


EW: I can see why — the machinery is incredibly intricate. Why did you want to go in that route and not more —

MB: Simple? Like a cartoon? Basically it's the equivalent of, like, the Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters. It's got to withstand, you know, a 40-foot screen — you just need a lot of detail and a lot of things moving just to keep your eye dazzled by these complex machines. It wasn't always peaches and cream. The robots kind of sucked in the beginning. My whole thing is lighting with (visual) effects. We all know something in our brain is telling us it's not lit right — that's what makes you say it looks like a cartoon. You figure out how it's all going to reflect different pieces of light — different materials reflect differently.


EW: What first hooked you into wanting to direct Transformers?

MB: It was a pitch that Steven (Spielberg) gave me. The story is true: I hung up (after we talked) and went ''I'm not doing that silly movie because it sounds like a toy movie.'' I thought about it. And I said okay, you know, (I'll) just go to Hasbro (for) this thing called Transformer School. I sat in this conference room and we went through the entire lore of Transformers. I like Japanese anime movies — I just think visually they're really cool. There were some images in the room; I kept looking at one and I'm like, you know, if I make it real and edgy, it might be something really interesting. So I was a non-Transformer fan, but that's good because I think it makes it more accessible for people that are non-Transformer fans. I kept having this image of a kid hiding his robots from his parents. To me that's just a great kid fantasy. You have alien robots that are your friends. That's charming to me. (Chuckles)


EW: My understanding is that Spielberg really was the guy that roped you into directing this film. What was the first time that you realized that he was following your career?

MB: When I was 27, I did a whole string of commercials that were pretty famous, the type of commercial where people go to a bar (and say), ''Did you see that commercial?'' That ''Got Milk?'' stuff, a whole string of funny Nike ones, whatever. So I sent this reel (of my work) around Hollywood. I get this call from my agent. ''Steven wants to see you.'' I go, ''Steven who?'' ''Steven Spielberg wants to see you.'' Okay. I drove down to his office. A true story — I said, ''You know, when I was 15, I worked at Lucasfilm and I filed your Raiders of the Lost Ark storyboards. I saw the entire movie (in storyboard form) and I honestly thought it was going to suck.'' (Laughs) And he started laughing. And I said, ''When I went to the Grauman's Chinese (Theater) with my parents and saw it, I went 'Oh my God, I've got to do this.''' (Pause) I don't know, he's always been nice to me.


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: There are stories of him asking you how you would pull off certain shots, or certain sequences.

MICHAEL BAY: What was fun working with him, we would sit in my war room and (I'd say), ''Oh, Steven, I got this scene and I want to do it like this and shoot like that.'' And he knows what I'm talking about. He goes, ''Oh, what if you do that?'' But you can see when I'm showing him stuff that his gears are ticking for Indiana Jones 4. (Chuckles) You can see that he's a competitive director.


EW: I'm told he worked a lot with the Transformers' screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to bring a certain innocent tone to the film. The motto seems to have been, ''It's about a boy and his car.''

MB: Yeah. That was the hook to the movie. But I added a stronger military thing at the beginning to make it more, I guess, badass, to make the stakes higher. But originally the tone was very suburbia. We kind of changed that and made it edgier. I like the idea of the suburbia. I specifically shot this a little bit more suburbia, meaning, like, I would never put actors at a Burger King, but it's what people do, you know what I mean? Or in (lead character Sam Witwicky's suburban) house. It's not a sexy house. But it's identifiable, and more accessible.


EW: Was there a particular demographic that you thought would be your target audience?

MB: I just thought it would be from kids to, you know, to 20-something whatever. The first day on the set I'm working with all these guys in the military and I was apologizing for the movie. Forty-something guys. I was like, ''Okay guys, I know this sounds really stupid, but there's a 40-foot-tall robot over here and it's going to flip and land right here.'' They're like, ''Which robot? Is this Starscream?'' I'm like, how do these guys know that? And I realized, oh my God, it's a lot older than I thought.


EW: What is your work ethic with actors? What do you want and expect out of them when you are on the set?

MB: I want people to bring their A game. There are some directors that sit in a chair. They sit in their trailer. I am always on the set. I do 12-hour days, that's it, and I don't go in overtime. And I shoot very fast. When I am doing action I'm like your worst nightmare basketball coach. I am there with my kneepads on, right next to you, and I'm there because I'm trying to instill the adrenaline. When they see me intense, I see actors' intensity starting to rise. It's like a game you've got to play. Sometimes you create a bit of chaos. We call it on the set ''Bayos.'' But no, honestly, it's like a manipulation thing.


EW: You made certain changes to the Transformers from the '80s series to update them and make them cinematic — like giving Optimus Prime a long-nose truck cab instead of a flat-front. There was a lot of fan uproar about that. There were even rumors that you got death threats.

MB: No. You get these funny talkbacks, like, ''Damn you, Michael Bay, you wrecked my childhood, Michael Bay. I want to hunt you down.'' I mean, whatever, you know. People are passionate about their childhoods. (Laughs) But honestly, they remember the cartoons greater than what they really are if you look at them. Because they don't stand up at all.


EW: I watched the 1986 Transformers animated movie the night before seeing your film, and it was, um, kinda not so good.

MB: Yeah, I saw 15 minutes of that movie and I wanted to put a gun to my head. ''I can't see this. I have to go into my own head about what this movie (I'm making) is.'' (Laughs) So yeah, you take the heat, but they weren't seeing (the robots) in a 3-D world.


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I couldn't help noticing that all the Autobots other than Optimus Prime are GM cars.

MICHAEL BAY: Why did I do it? I did this movie for (a budget of) $150 (million). That was a hard number. Steven, he's tight with the budget. So it forced me to get creative. I opened it to any car company, from Ford to Porsche, anyone. I just did it to keep an open mind because I wanted to find Bumblebee. I did not want a Volkswagen (like in the original cartoon series) — it's the Herbie Love Bug to me.

I've had a relationship with GM, so they took me to where they do these cool concept cars. I saw this picture of that Camaro (used in the film), and I'm like, That's the car. It saved me $3 million on my budget, getting all those cars. I don't think you are whoring out the movie, because I think each car kind of fits the character. Maybe not Jazz . Jazz is the one thing which I was like, ehhh, I wish he was a different car, personally. It's too little. But that's why I did it. It saved me money.


EW: Was there any concern that you were also serving Hasbro, making sure that you are true to the toys and original characters?

MB: Well, I said ''Listen, if I do this, I'm going to redesign these things. You might not like everything, but I'm going to do it my way or I'm not going to do it.'' Starscream (the Decepticon fighter jet) they had a big f---ing problem with, you know. When we were deciding characters it became kind of ridiculous. Ian Bryce, my producer, came to me: ''Mike, they need the molds (of the Transformers for the toys).'' (I said) ''We don't have a script yet. We're only on page 30!'' He goes, ''They need the molds in China. What kind of vehicles do you want?'' Literally, we were scrambling.


EW: There was a poem that leaked on the Internet this spring, seemingly written by someone within production, that blamed DreamWorks for giving you too much creative control over the movie. Is it weird being the director people seem to love to take shots at?

MB: No. I'm pretty content with who I am. I feel like I'm happy in my life. They take cheap shots because people don't really know me. They think (what I do) is not art. Like, a nice woman from the Hollywood Foreign Press, she (asks me), ''Wouldn't you want to do more of an art movie, like something that's hard to do?'' And I said, ''Are you kidding me?'' I had this big picture of Bumblebee (behind me). That took a team of artists. It is so much harder to do, these type of (big action) movies, than a little art movie in the south of France. I mean, if you can take something that doesn't exist and make it look like it's got a soul, that's art. It's just frustrating when people just think it's like, oh, it's easy.


EW: How are you sitting with the idea of directing another Transformers movie?

MB: Let's see how this one does. I've got a lot of ideas for the next one. There's a lot of really cool, big robot stuff that I had in my head that we didn't do. I just want to see how this works. You might not grow as much as a director (to do a sequel). But it's kind of like you have your baby and you don't want someone else to take it.


EW: So, hypothetically, if you were to take on a Transformers sequel, would it be your next film?

MB: I don't know if it would be ready. It just takes so long to do a script. A couple things are on the horizon, but (maybe) I'll do my little movie that I can knock out, because we all think we're going to have a strike.


EW: What is it?

MB: Pain and Gain. It's a true story, happened in Florida. Just love the characters. It's these guys who work at a gym, and nothing's good enough. They're all looking for the American Dream, and they end up kidnapping. It's like a mixture of Fargo and Pulp Fiction, but it's all true. And they're knuckleheads. The whole point is no one's happy with what they've got. It's a fun character piece. No action. One car crash.


EW: Maybe that woman from the Hollywood Foreign Press will be satisfied.
MB: (Laughs) I don't know! If I shot in the south of France, maybe she would!
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160. "Imagine if Richard Donner thought the way he did."
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Or for current times, Sam Raimi or Christopher Nolan.

Scary.

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174. "RE: BAYOS! Mass Confusion! Michael Bay Q & A (swipe)"
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If I didn't like Michael Bay before, I really don't like him now.

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175. "simply put, he's just not very smart...and he has no taste"
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he has the taste level of a 14-year-old...he's just interested in fast cars and explosions.

he wouldn't usually show a suburban house because it's not "sexy"? jesus christ. he just needs to be a DP and stay the fuck away from any sort of script.

and his only justification for making the characters so visually complicated is to give the audience more to look at? fucking brilliant.

i'm really confused as to why spielberg just didn't direct the movie himself....the "boy and his robot" would've been a fuck of a lot better than the shit michael bay threw up on screen.

  

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278. "He's smart enough to make a hit movie that matches America's taste."
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Dude knows EXACTLY what he's doing apparently.

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161. "okay, explain this to me"
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Our technology is all derived from Megatron, yet his plan is to transform this derivative inferior technology to take over the universe? What benefit is looking like a Pontiac going to have in deep space?

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162. "My best guess..."
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Megatron has been frozen for about 80 years and in that time a lot of technology had been produced from him. I guess he figures they scientists have unlocked some secrets through him and he believes he is entitled to them. Maybe a stretch....

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167. "INBOX MICHAEL BAY."
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205. "the whole need for them to hide their identities wasn't really addressed"
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And I still want to know how they were going to cover up the HUGE battle in the city that had to have killed a ton of people.

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206. "I was laughing my ass off"
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it's like 20 minutes into a city-wide battle with skyscraper robots

and people are still sitting in coffee shops and driving on the roads

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212. "I was like, "why are mofo's still driving towards the robots?""
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276. "two words. nm"
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peace & blessings,

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287. "ha"
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164. "Bernie Mac said "Mammy""
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in 2007. Damn Bernie.

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171. "lol n/m"
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234. "i caught a lot of that in the movie in general"
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169. "The Autobots who died in the animated movie"
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In the first scene some autobots were stright sluaghtered. Can you name them all?

I only remember Brawn, Ratchet and Ironhide.

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176. "Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet, Ironhide..."
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...Wheeljack, Windcharger, Red Alert (offscreen), Prime.

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178. "RE: Brawn, Prowl, Ratchet, Ironhide..."
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Red Alert off screen? How did you hear of this?

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196. "Red Alert got murked..."
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...in a storyboarded, but unanimated scene.

After the Dinobots fail to beat Devastator, Devastator falls into the interior of the city where he's faced by Ultra Magnus and a few of the Autobot cars.

The Autobots launch missiles into Dev, knocking him apart into the 6 Constructicons.
The 'Cons then fire back, murking out Red Alert in the process.

Megatron is heading into the interior where all that happened by the time Prime catches up to him, which we actually see.

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172. "it was alright."
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it was entertaining.

but...

the editing, music, and some scenes seem unfinish or misplaced.

the action was great though.

I rate this a B-

it was alright.

  

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173. "RE: The official TRANSFORMERS post (SPOILERS)"
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Saw it and had some reserves about it. Not as much as the dude with the original post, but I think I would like to see it again in the theater because that is the best way to get the full affect of the movie.

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184. "RE: The official TRANSFORMERS post (SPOILERS)"
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i actually did go and see it again with my son...
and its even worse the second time around..now u can really se the giant plotholes and bad action scenes...
for instance(and i've been wondering this since the first time i saw it)

Prime claims megatron is gonna use thecube to transforms eaths technology and take over the universe right....
but if the cube has been stuck on earth 10.000 years.....long before technology was around...what didhe want with it then?

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179. "The cocksuckery of this movie shows how low standards are"
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Idoicracy?
Mike Judge is fucking Nostradamus.

  

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180. "i think about "Idiocracy" almost daily now..."
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people were laughing their fucking ASSES off at the "hot rod" trailer just because the guy was falling off his dirtbike and hitting walls and shit...it was EXACTLY like the "Ouch, My Balls" show in "Idiocracy"

  

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181. "SPOILERS"
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They fuckin' killed off Jazz! Fuck this noise! Fuck!

Actually, I was pleased with this movie. Can't wait for Hot Rod, Wheeljack, Astro Train, Thundercracker, and the Dinobots in the next installment (which is what I say should happen).

  

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183. "Transporterformers"
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It's hard to make Transformers a really unwatchable movie but Bay came close. Too many storylines, too many lame jokes, overall hyper-camera/editing was too much. And then after all the world's communications go down, there's almost a war, and "Mission City" gets blown apart, we're led to believe that somehow nobody noticed and the government was able to cover it up?

Action-wise, there needed to be more stuff like the Starscream fight sequence. Half the time I had no idea what was going on.

And for all of the storylines, there weren't really any interesting characters. The decepticons especially were lousy. They should have had Starscream be the first attack to establish him a bit.

Still, despite slow parts, I was entertained although it really was just a big budget Transporter-type flick with robots.

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187. "Wowsers. (swipe)"
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And we know: "So? The movie still SUX elephant donkey ass." The demos are interesting, though, and that's why this was posted. From your girl Nikki Finke:

>SATURDAY AM: Paramount says Transformers made $22.5 million Friday from 4,011 North American theaters and has a new cume of $107.4 million. Box office gurus tell me that, after a record breaking Fourth Of July week opening, the DreamWorks battle of the bots should haul in $60 million this weekend for a 6 1/2-day cume of $150 million. That's 50% more gross receipts than Paramount anticipated, and 20% more than box office gurus predicted. That's also equivalent to the budget of the rock 'em, sock 'em movie without marketing costs. "Word has gotten out to the parents that it's OK to take the kids," a Paramount exec told me Friday.

The studio just told me it believes Transformers's first 6 1/2 days of release positions it as one of the biggest non-sequel 7-day openings of all time, alongside Spider-Man 1, The Passion Of The Christ and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.

Cinemascope gives Transformers an A with "under 18" and "18 to 24 years olds" giving it an A+. Biggest reason why moviegoers went to see it was "subject matter" (63%) and "type of movie" (35%). Other data have showed a strong nostalgia factor for Transformer toys and toons.

Paramount also tells me preliminary exit polling shows that, among general audiences, Transformers is playing strongest with general audiences' older females (Moms) and through the roof with kids (90% of boys say they would definitely recommend) and parents (82% say they would definitely recommend).

But the studio believes that what is making the big box office difference is not just African Americans flocking to see the film but especially Latino audiences. They attribute this to the casting of Amaury Nolasco, the star of a popular telenovela as well as Fox's Prison Break who in the movie plays ACWO Jorge "Fig" Figueroa. He was recently included in a USA Today list of the 26 guys to watch.

Meanwhile, Transformers has smashed one-day records for Tuesday ($27.8M), Wednesday ($29M), and Thursday ($19.1M) as well as for Independence Day. On Monday night, the pic directed by Michael Bay and supervised by Steven Spielberg took in $8.8M.
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188. "the leaps they make to justify the numbers is mindblowing..."
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Latino audiences are flocking in to see the guy from Prison Break?

Yeah, I'm sure the giant robots blowing shit up has nothing to do with it.

  

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191. "Don't underestimate the familiarity of seeing one of your own..."
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You're not really an American until America starts marketing to you.

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197. "Are they even promoting him as being in the movie????"
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Aside from the fact that he gets taken out about 30 min into the film.

  

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198. "Ok, obviously I don't know who this dude is..."
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I'm thinking he's the lead white military guy.

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199. "Josh Duhamel isn't latino; it's the guy they tell not to speak spanish"
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And I really can't imagine many people are going to the movie for a guy that's barely in any trailers/commercials.

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i've sen many people go see movies off of some small name actor cause they relate to them or like them is X show/movie./

  

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189. "Awesome, this certainly means sequels."
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I don't think those numbers include overseas either.

Go Wings.

  

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194. "Those poor stupid Latinos."
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Go out of their way to see a movie starring one of their own, only to find out the character is constantly told to not speak Spanish around others, and then he dies.

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192. "I really liked it!"
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I will say that the screenplay had some issues, but overall, I enjoyed it a great deal. I did have one question though: Why was the cube turning everything evil? And why, if it's energy fixed that lil' Decepticon bastard immediately, did it not fix Bumblebee's vocal issues immediately?

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193. "Jazz's first line was retarded..."
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"what up bitches", are you serious? You introduce one of the cooler autobots with a line like that?

Optimus Prime was on point, had the right voice, and was kicking ass.

We all know Michael Bay fux movies up with ridiculous subplots and a lot of added preservatives that detract from the original concept (think Pearl Harbor), but if you just go in with your thinking cap off, its a hell of a ride. The CGI work is nothing short of amazing, and everything, minus the script, meshed extremely well.

In the changer:
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195. "If I pay $10 to see a film, I'm not turning my brain off."
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That off switch gets flicked only when I'm trying to ignore someone's incessant, annoying blathering.

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200. "Luckily, I only pay $5.50 at MJR"
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or $4 if I'm seeing it at the drive-in.

Or at the Star for free (if it's rated R - thanks Johnnie Walker)

All three are certainly turn off your brain guilt-free prices. Sucks for you.

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201. "It was solid, but it shoulda stuck more to its guns"
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Way too much storyline shit cutting away from the actual robots themselves. Bay coulda cut a good 20 mins by editing out some of the needless government and analyst scenes...shit was just pointless. If they give that time to more fighting and more shit with the transfomers, along w/ the Shia-Fox angle and the special forces team, I really woulda enjoyed the movie that much more. The multiple storylines felt completely tacked on, lemme see the bots in action dangnabit.

Far too much sector 7 nonsense and especially showing that the decepticons can tamper with and eliminate the US's communications, WE GET IT! Some corny ass dialogue didnt help either, too many attempts for one liners esp from Duahmel and that line from Shia about thinking about your life 50 years from now, no idea how they got through that with straight faces, lol.

Otherwise, I enjoyed the movie for what its worth....a summer, action blockbuster, and with my boy Shia getting some serious shine. Fox was solid, but the whole backstory just felt too tacked and trying to force some character development. The special forces cats played their roles well too imo.

The pacing coulda been way better if they woulda just edited some of the needless stuff along with that scene at Shia's house....the autobots hiding gets old after the first 5 mins and then Jazz's first line? WTF? If Bay just sticks to the bots and Shia, and cuts out the other needless storylines along with alot the shit about the cube, it would be a far better film.

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208. "RE: It was solid, but it shoulda stuck more to its guns"
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Wow...
There are some SERIOUS haters in here... I have no words really.

As far as the movie is concerned.. I enjoyed myself supremely.. this isn't the TF that we knew & loved but honestly MB said that he was just updating the series. Me & most other TF fans know that there are other TF incarnations that no one liked *IE: Beast Wars* & since Hasbro got TF's back from Kenner it's been nothing but cars since. The way it should be. That within itself is a good reason to let all that sh*t go & just dig what we've been given.
Agreed... there were holes *BB's voice, (which honestly is a tactic they stole from the Junkions in TF: The Movie back in 86')... the peeps in the room with frenzy, etc* & Some of the TF's looked ridiculous with all the over detail & whatnot but honestly I put that all away.. there's no such thing as a perfect or near perfect movie. Period.
Basically I got schooled by a friend of mine who knows 1 of the writers. He told me that they really are fans of the show back in the day & the o.g. movie & when you write something like this... you understand that there's some things that just won't translate well or that you have to get rid of. Sometimes you have to sacrifice certain things in Hollywood in order to have an overall good project. Sometimes your babies have to be fucked with.
& honestly when GM offers to pay XX,XXX,XXX.XX in order to have TF's be a walking talking rolling AD for their cars please believe it will be done. In order to make an omelet...
I am a TF fan. I have actually seen every single cartoon. Literally. Yes I was pissed about Jazz in every sense. Yes I was pissed about Frenzy in every sense. Yes I think Megan Fox is overrated in every sense BUT since this is what Hollywood has to offer & this is what we get. I'm satisfied.
Trust, they pulled no shorts with this movie.. It was talked about then written then talked about more then written more, then talked about again then they wrote the SECOND draft... so just take it easy on them.

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210. "That's some incredible plea coppage"
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The script was terrible. The only good thing about the film were the effects and the fights.

This had nothing to do with the past. It's comparable to Miami Vice. That movie didn't suck because it moved away from the original, it sucked because it was a terrible movie.

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214. "RE: That's some incredible plea coppage"
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Wow... that was a really in depth description of why the movie was so terrible...
I'd love to see you write a paper.
Doesn't even deserve a response.

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219. "Where did I say the movie was terrible?"
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I think I've always said the movie was entertaining. But the script was poorly written, the characters were one dimensional, and you could have cut out a lot of the scenes/characters and not changed the action/plot of the movie.

Aside from Bernie Mac's cameo and Shia's performance, how many non-action moments would be considered laudable or even passable? The hacker and Josh Duhamel storylines were superfluous and even some of Shia's scenes were questionable (the now infamous get in the car line). It was a bad script and for the writers to try to blame anyone but themselves is major pea coppage and just plain wrong.

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203. "Honestly, how "deep" can a Transformers movie be?"
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Or did you want them to take all the story stuff away and just have robots fighting for 2 hours? You have to be joking. this is a summer action flick. this isnt some deep complex art film OR a video game. It had enough story to keep it glued together (Shea is an amazing actor, he did great) and that was enough. It did what i paid for. My definition of failed attempt would have Jamie Kennedy in Shea's place and some made-for-tv visuals. This was fun and exciting. Just what I expected out of a Transformers movie. Not sure what some of you were looking for

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204. "Who wanted it to be deep?"
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I don't think anyone said that at all.

- They could have trimmed the storylines. There was no need for the Anthony Anderson or the British girl. The film should have been less than two hours IMO.

- They could have given the remaining characters actual personalities. Aside from the personality Shia brought to his role, the other human characters were bland. The Decepticons didn't even have personalities.

- Punch up the dialogue, it was pathetic.

The visuals and the action scenes did what they were supposed to but everything else in the movie seemed like amateur hour. From a story standpoint, its absolutely ridiculous. It's not that it wasn't deep, it wasn't good. It made Armageddon look like Casablanca.

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207. "Newsflash, the cartoon was even worse"
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The dialogue has been corny from the get-go w/ Transformers. It's not like the cartoon was on some Shakespearean shit.

There wasnt much character development. It was basically "Deceptions = Evil, Autobots =/= Evil. They must do battle!"

The movie took a corny 80s toy commercial (because lets be honest, thats what the cartoon was) and made it respectable and relevant to a new generation

  

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209. "I disagree completely"
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Starscream had a personality and he and Megatron's relationship was interesting. There was an allusion to it but it was hardly anything. The Decepticons might as well have been the aliens from War of the Worlds; they brought nothing except someone to fight with.

And to say that the cartoon wasn't Shakespeare is silly. Of course it wasn't, but the stories at least made more sense and were paced better.

I didn't even hate the movie but if people are honestly going to defend the screenplay as being anything but 100% hackery, then I think you're defending it just to defend it. It was a big, incredibly dumb action film. I stand by my comparison to Transporter.

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211. "it WAS a dumb action film"
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and thats EXACTLY what i wanted out of it. And as for the story, it kept the action glued together. It needed a story, but not too deep of a story. At least thats what i expected out of it

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213. "So why are you disagreeing with people?"
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You admit it was just a dumb action movie. It wasn't a quality action movie. And personally, I thought there were too many story points. They could have cut most of it out and still kept the action.

In the end, you had minimal expectations. I wasn't expecting much but this thing wasn't even Armageddon. It had entertaining action but could have been a LOT better.

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215. "RE: So why are you disagreeing with people?"
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Ok stop posting now.
Seriously. Quit.
Your about as smart as your name.

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218. "Actually it's "You're" not "your""
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But what do I know?

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220. "RE: I enjoyed the movie"
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abd megan is HOT

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249. "RE: Actually it's "You're" not "your""
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Wow.. I so apologize about my internet manners... my bad.
Glad YOU'RE an English teacher & not a movie reviewer.
Fire YOUR ass in a heartbeat.

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272. "I hope this was a joke? Please?"
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>Fire YOUR ass in a heartbeat.

  

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221. "I'm way late but,"
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The screen writers should be killed. Or who ever approved this horrible script. Cliche wrapped in cliche. Mofo's hamming it up something terrible. How much comic relief to you need in a movie that is 75% unitentional comedy.

It was pedestrian, hack and well, just fucking bad.

I thought it insulted the intelligence of kids, Young kids. How much can you possibly dumb something down. I left as the credits were rolling. I just didn't care anymore. The cars outside the Arclight were awesome though. That f3500 truck was incredible.

Action - A-
Everything Else - F

That Shia Labouf has got the goods, he won.

Box office destruction aside, this movie was shit. I get it that some people liked it. I didn't hate it, but we all know that movie was flat out awful.

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222. "Its a movie about giant alien robots who can talk"
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Lets get real, name 1 movie with a tag line like that, that was AMAZING in all departments. Y'all really missing the point if you think Transformers was suppose to be anything different. And yes I have watched the cartoon recently and its BAD !!!!, our memory has really enchanced Transformers.

The movie was GREAT!

And stop getting riled up folks, you know internet folk don't like shit.

  

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226. "What the fuck are you talking about?"
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The first tranformers movie is tight and the first season of the show is entertaining. All that aside, you would have an argument if it was an hour and a half movie. It wasn't. It was packed with more filler than a prison meatloaf.

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250. "RE: Its a movie about giant alien robots who can talk"
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>Lets get real, name 1 movie with a tag line like that, that
>was AMAZING in all departments. Y'all really missing the point
>if you think Transformers was suppose to be anything
>different. And yes I have watched the cartoon recently and its
>BAD !!!!, our memory has really enchanced Transformers.
>
>The movie was GREAT!
>
>And stop getting riled up folks, you know internet folk don't
>like shit.

CO MUUUFUCKIN SIGN!!!!
Good lord people as stated before I have seen EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of the cartoon & I have to say it was as cheezy & goofy as it gets but it was PLENTY OF FUN.
THAT was the point of this film. FUN.
God... gimme a break.

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253. "this dude mad as shit"
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lol

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223. "RE: The official TRANSFORMERS post (SPOILERS)"
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My hubby was upset how they made Megatron so much bigger that Optimus. And, the fact that Megatron didn't transform also pissed him off.

Overall, it was a good movie.

But, if you are a fan of the cartoon, don't expect it to be a live action version of the cartoon. Different story.

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224. "Uh, Megatron did transform..."
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...He transformed into a jet of some sort. Granted, it was for about 4 seconds, but he did transform. I think Bay has said that he changed Megatron's transforming mode because making him a german luger wasn't feasible/practical.

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225. "Yeah, he flew around for a sec. And I agree with Bay"
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Having him turn into a gun (or Soundwave go from a small radio to a huge robot) would have been a tough sell.

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228. "As opposed to that big ass cube transforming into something the size of...."
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...a blender. I'm not knocking you, but Bay could have come up with something more interesting than a gay looking jet.

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231. "Well that whole thing was kind of odd"
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I can't really rationalize the handy travel size cube.

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Mr Mech
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227. "That transformation is real easy to miss in the film..."
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I'm not sure if I would have caught it if I hadn't already seen the toy.

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235. "It was? It was clear as day to me that he transformed into a jet"
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he did it twice if im not mistaken.

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Mr Mech
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254. "But with all the random cutting and Megatron looking like..."
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A big angry ball of tin foil, I still think it could be easy to miss.

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229. "When Megatron first thawed out"
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he transformed into a starfighter-looking jet, and blasted out of there, then tranformed back. It was only for a couple seconds.

One of the best scenes to me was when Bumblebee was captured. No idea how they pulled off that emotion on a robot's face, but it worked for me, and Shia's acting was stellar as usual.

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230. "Who designed the Transformers for the film?"
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I'm sure Bay had to tell someone to make it look sexy.

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232. "read post #159 for a peak into Michael Bay's mind"
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i saw an interview where he said the only reason he put flames on Optimus Prime was because it "looked bad-ass".

he made the characters so visually complicated because he thought the audience would be bored if they didn't have a lot to look at.

this is the guy they put in charge of $150+ million budgets.

  

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236. "Industrial Light and Magic"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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238. "why were all the autobots so weak?"
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every decep was badass
all the autobots were relatively weak
we missed the bumblebee/barricade fight- and why? so we could see soundwave attacking shia.

why wasnt ironhide more of a badass?
i dont remember megatron being that much stronger then optimus. where was prime and his badass blade during that fight?
devastator a mere tank? they basically wasted what could have been an awesome antagonist for a sequel.

not enough robot for a robot movie, too much military. shiawasgreat though, i liked bumblebee a lot.

  

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246. "The Autobots were always weaker"
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In the original U.S. cartoon line, Autobots were the descendants of a line of robots created as consumer goods by the Quintessons on the planet Cybertron. Their bodies were forged by the Plasma Energy Chamber and given intelligence by the mega-computer Vector Sigma in order for the work to be carried out. Eventually, they developed sentience and rebelled against their creators. However, A-3, the resistance leader was displaced from time by Quintessons from the future in order to stop the insurgency. The resistance had help from future Autobots (whose transformation technology frightened them) and A-3 returned to turn the tide by activating his coda-remote which deactivated the Quintessons' Dark Guardian robots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobots

In the original animated series continuity, the Decepticons owe their warlike ways to their faction's origin as military hardware robots, created by the five-faced aliens, the Quintessons, while the Autobots were designed as consumer goods. Following the rebellion that forced the Quintessons off the planet, the Decepticons - as they named themselves - lusting for power, began a civil war. The Autobots could not hope to match the superior firepower and battlefield powers of the Decepticons, and instead turned to stealth, developing the art of transformation, modifying their bodies so that they could assume other forms. With this additional power, the Autobots were able to win the conflict, and a period of peace began, known as the Golden Age of Cybertron, when energy was plentiful and the planet shone with a golden hue.

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240. "For me, enjoyment won out over dissapointment"
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...By a nose

Also I'd love to know the polygon count on those models. (O)__(O)

  

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244. "Anybody peep that the voice of Jazz is Darius McCrary..."
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BKA Eddie Winslow from Family Matters http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0566902/. Where's he been?
Also, one of the soldiers from the beginning of the movie was the dude that played the bully in "Christmas Story" http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911934/.

Overall I thought it was great for what it's worth. Yeah it was cheesy and times but there was great action, a lot funnier than I expected, and awesome special effects. I'm not sure if you guys were looking for a remake of Season 1 of the cartoon or something. I'm a huge fan of TF and I'm not disappointed at all. You know GI Joe will probably be next

  

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248. "RE: Anybody peep that the voice of Jazz is Darius McCrary..."
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G.I. Joe will be next... and Mark Whalberg is slated to play Duke.

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245. "Finally saw it last night"
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Well shit, I really enjoyed it. Actually, my girlfriend really enjoyed it too.

Of course there were some brutal Michael Bay moments, but I had prepared myself for the worst in that regard.

For sure there was a little too much of the humans at times (ahem, that Josh Dummel dude and Tyrese), but whatever. Shia was great.

The only aspect that really dissappointed me was the lack of time spent on Megatron and Starscream's beef with each other.

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251. "Megatron's Gun.."
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Was I crazy or when Optimus & Megatron were fighting did Meg bring out his gun for a hot second & blast the living shit outta' Prime..?
It didn't look the same.. like it was made of both arms or someshit..

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255. "women feel this movie <--- what cats are sleeping on..."
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transformers has longlasting franchise
written all over it...

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257. "Which is ironic, because Bay/Spielberg are selling it as"
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the story of a boy and his car... which just happens to be a robot

(those who disagree, please email Michael Bay and/or Steve Spielberg with your vitriol, I ain't reading no more of that shit)

But you are correct, the girls/women are digging on young Shia and ol' girl and the mom
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256. "fun, but confusing as fuck to watch"
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259. "I thought it was a good movie..."
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Kept me entertained from the beginning to the end...

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261. "I loved it. What the fuck did Y'ALL expect -- Godard?? Kurosawa???"
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C'mon. Some of y'all need to pump your brakes.

I'll admit, I was pretty skeptical at first, based on the commercials, so I wasn't sure if I was going to pay to see it in theaters. But when I kept hearing repeatedly, by word of mouth, how good it is, I figured even if it was overhyped it would at least be decent. So I went to check it out.

the movie exceeded my expectations. I expected the average Michael Bay movie and I think this was the above average Michael Bay movie. Performances were on point for the most part & I didn't expect the movie to be so funny. I mean its a summer popcorn blockbuster movie and it was very entertaining. Yeah, it had some plot holes & dull moments, but for the most part it was a very well-done way to bring some classic iconography into the present. I'm glad they didn't keep it super-locked-into the historical plotlines and came in with a new story that's more relevant to modern times.

The transformers themselves, of course, kicked ass. Visual FX were very well done & everytime something cool happened on screen, all the men in the theater had a shared "guy moment". was great. The theater applauded at the end.

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262. "Competant Writing???? One Single Stable Camera Shot???"
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this could have been a classic movie...an E.T. for a new generation...but instead, it was completely disposable, instantly forgettable, sloppy trash.

i mean, how you fuck up giant robots that turn into cars, i don't know...but leave it to michael bay...

why do we need the hacker subplot? why the iraq subplot? why is every action scene shot by a parkinsons patient having a seizure? why does a shitty little gremlin transformer take up most of the screen time? why does bumblebee get his voice back in the last scene for no reason? why do we waste 45 minutes looking for grandpa's glasses? why do the autobots give the most important object in the universe to a teenage human to protect? why does optimus prime tell sam to stick the allspark in his chest when it's just as easy to stick it in megatron's? why is there a Sambo Autobot? why is the Sambo Autobot the only one to die? why introduce the character of sam's "crazy" friend and never show him again besides a useless cutaway shot? why are the characters so badly overly-designed that we can't tell who's who in the battles?

i'm all about fun popcorn movies...but fun doesn't mean incompetent...and i'm sick of people praising garbage

  

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264. "You expected a CLASSIC???? lol. your expectations were WAY too high then"
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Again, what did y'all expect? I mean seriously, if any of you have ever seen any Michael Bay movies, you know that you're not going to be blown away by the intellectualism or rich nuances & emotional subtleties of the of the film...displays of fine method acting or complex symbolism & alla that.

ITS A PG-13 SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE ABOUT GIANT TRANSFORMING ROBOTS.

Its not like the source material had some kind of profound philosophical insights on life or was of a particularly high standard of quality...so it stands to reason that an adaptation probably isn't going to become some sort of transcendental experience.

The main reason most of these 80s cartoons have such iconic status now is (a) nostalgic remembrance colored by the fact we were kids ingesting the media (b) connection w/ the merchandising. If you go back and look at the original material, most of it is not really that good by adult standards. The toys were cool as shit though.

As far as the movie, the writing was fine (again, some holes, but very entertaining for the most part) and the camera movement was typical of a big-budget action movie. On the big screen I had no problem following the camera and I didn't think it was overly choppy. I dug the visual look of the film. I'd willingly see it again.

The subplots I thought were relevant and I liked the terrorism angle. Ditto w/ grandpa's glasses. i thought all those things were a good way to tie the humans into the story of the robot war. The decepticons as hostile extraterrestrials that are initially perceived as terrorists worked for me.

I also particularly liked the kid playing Sam, I thought he did a great job performance-wise. His scenes were funny and the subplot w/ the girl worked for me. I liked the soldiers in action too and I didn't expect the film to be as funny as it was.

I think a lot of folks had unrealistically high expectations or maybe were fanboys disappointed that the film didn't exactly mimic the 80s cartoons. As someone else pointed out, that would have been incredibly corny.

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266. "you accept bullshit shoved down your throat"
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if you're cool with that, fine.

i expect at least basic film making competency. sorry.

  

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279. "no I really don't. The film wasn't bullshit"
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it was exactly what it appeared to be on the surface -- light summer entertainment. If you have unrealistic expectations of some sort of soul-enriching cinematic masterpiece, and the film fails to live up to it, then that's on you.

I am quick to categorize a film as bad if warranted. in this case I didn't think it was warranted.

Did you pay to see it in theaters or you downloaded it?

if you paid and thought it was that bad, why sit through the whole thing?

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282. "stop leaning on the "high expectations" crutch"
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it failed in BASIC FILMMAKING. ya know... like a fucking script that makes sense, interesting dialogue, intentional comedy, coherent camera work...

you like giant robots. i like giant robots. that's cool. and they looked amazing when they were transforming. but there was NOTHING else in this movie worth looking at. and they focused on that other worthless shit for a good chunk of the movie.

i may be way off base, but i'd rather have awesome giant robots AND a good movie at the same time. believe it or not, that's actually possible.

  

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283. "*cough* Iron Giant *cough*"
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Just sayn'...

  

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Cold Truth
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267. "lol@ "that kid playing sam""
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shia is kind of big time now, it suprised me to see that statement is all

  

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280. "I never seen/heard of him. Someone else told me he's on Nickelodeon?"
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if that's the case, it would make sense why I haven't heard of him...either way I thought he did a great job here

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285. "Even Stevens? Holes? Disturbia??"
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Cmon man, Shia is that fucking dude. Spielberg agrees as well since he casted him as the son in the new Indiana Jones coming out.

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270. "Nobody listen to that guy..."
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He's a Gator... in other words they don't know shiz about films.. just how to run.. & throw... & shoot.
FSU alum... now we know the movies... all I have to say is think about the nature of the cartoon... that in turn decides the nature of the movie.
Check.

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263. "a) aint seen it in the theater? ur opinion dont matter"
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b) why they aint all link up and shit

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268. "Just got back."
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So cheesy....BUT SO DOPE


Shia TheBeef kills it as the nerd, that broad was out of control hot, and the special effects were no joke the greatest I've ever seen.

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269. "Did anyone originally think that digging droid at the beginning was..."
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Rumble?? lol

I saw him jump off the helocopter and start moving underground, and I was losing it... "OH SHIT!! Rumbles gonna get'em! OH SHIT! They got RUMBLE!!"

Than I saw a robot scorpion, and I was like WTF?? lol

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271. "RE: Did anyone originally think that digging droid at the beginning was...."
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