a transformers the movie review...by KA!

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  1. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    okay guys check it, i just got back from the fan prescreening and the movie was....

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    are you ready? are you ready?

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    dya wanna know? huh? huh?

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    okay for real now

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    it didnt suck.

    the movie rolled really nicely up til the ending, even the boring expository bits in the middle were okay-ish, but then the ending, in spite of the visual feast that it was, lost momentum midway, and really brought down the movie a notch, for me at least.

    anyways, the review proper:

    the 1st act of the movie was actually really good, hitting all the right notes. by the end of it, you cared for humans and wanna know more abt the robots.

    btw frenzy is crazy frog. just so you know.

    anyways, going into the 2nd act, my fave part was barricade/bumbles chase scene: despite already having seen blackout and frenzy in action, watching barricade fluidly transforming into car mode in hot pursuit did it really dawned on me - OH SHIT THIS IS A TRANSFORMERS MOVIE.

    the rest of the movie went along great. people were in actual awe when the autobots were 1st introduced. my brother was like 'zomg dude im gonna cry'. the VA was great, even when the characters were hokey. there was actual drama. you really felt for the connection between bumble and sam during the intense scenes. when the big scenes started to happen - with primes and bonecrushers fight on the highway, youll be like, oh it is on now.

    but then you get to the prime and megs supposedly climactic battle scene. i think bay basically lost me somewhere around where the jet fighters began their attack on megsy. you get this big buildup and the action flows non stop but for some reason i didnt get the payoff i was expecting. i think its prolly due to the editing, where they had to balance scenes of bumble n mikaela/duhamel and soldier dudes fighting/prime, megs and sam - i just thought they feel disjointed and couldve flowed better.

    still, us fans had lotsa fun, whoopin and hollerin along the way, ooing and aahing at the effects and being OH SHIT GUYS THE AUTOBOTS THEY BE ROLLING. so overall, it was okay really.

    like i said, it didnt suck.
     
  2. Lateralus

    Lateralus Well-Known Member

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    Alright...
     
  3. Op_Prime

    Op_Prime One With The Matrix TFW2005 Supporter

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    I shed a tear during that scene. Yes, guys cry too, but they be tears of manliness!
     
  4. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'm not reading this d/t spoilers, but I'm looking forward to it after Thursday. Not 'cause of the review, but I'm expecting to get some lols.
     
  5. NGW

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    Can't wait to see it.

    Glad to hear it...didn't suck (though I expected as much). Speaking of Frenzy...what exactly does he do in the movie? He as viscous as he looks?
     
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    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    I don't think it's possible for an action sequence to be to be too confusing for me. After absorbing (and enjoying!) the last hour of ARMAGEDDON, my brain was permanently rewired to accept such things.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    dont worry, its spoiler free.
     
  8. Op_Prime

    Op_Prime One With The Matrix TFW2005 Supporter

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    Indeed he is, let's just say he stole every scene he was in.
     
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    Glad to hear it.

    I'd put him and Barricade near the top of my favorite movie TF list, such a badass little guy.
     
  10. MACRAPTRON

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    KA you crazy man... it didn't suck, but did you like it?
     
  11. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    yes, but i kept wishing that prime and megs fight was better.

    also jazz went out like a bitch :( 
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Yay KA review!

    Actually, hearing you give this film a :thumb  makes me pretty excited.
     
  13. CANNABIS PRIME

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    yo thanks KA...for the honest review. i have now lowered my expectations just a lil. all the hype has raised my expectations but your review has somewhat grounded me. glad to hear it didnt suck!
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    ok dudes, part 2 of my review, scene reactions (includes spoilers):

    - nice intro narration by cullen, its a wonder hes not a more prolific VA.
    - blackouts intro, this was as cool as i thought it was going to be.
    - humans intro, so far so good. oh man my brother just cracked up at bernie mac, and he hasnt even open his mouth. my bro loves him some def jam comedy.
    - wow frenzy is pretty slick.
    - oh man, bumblebee with the bat signalling, goosebumps.
    - holy crap barricade is fricken awsum.
    - zomg autobots intro joygasm
    - turturro just came on, my bro whispers to me 'sneaky, sneaky sir'. note to self, tell bro to lay off the sandler juice.
    - fat black dude just came on, bro laughs even before he does anything. bro needs to lay off the farelly bros juice too.
    - optimus give speech, thats cool, but howd they get there in 1st place. whatever.
    - oh shiat decepticon roll call! awsum awsum
    - oh shiat the autobots they be rollin into battle, nerdgasm
    - oh shiat starscream! megatron scolds starscream out of nowhere? whut? i started to loose it there. weve seen barricade and frenzy so far and the 1st thing megs does is scold screamer? whatever.
    - oh shiat battle in the city this is intense.
    - holy crap the effects are like wow.
    - fight fight fight
    - aw, bumble lost his legs :( 
    - more fighting
    - aw jazz went out like a bitch :( 
    - the fighting it does not stop
    - ok its just a lot of fighting i stopped caring what the heck is going on, parking mah brain now
    - at the top of the building with megs talking to sam, oh shit, i can hear agent smith
    - battle ends, eh? more prime n megs plz
    - prime gives a speech, end.
     
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    Jazz Did Not Go Out Like A Bitch! *shakes Fist*
     
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    "Transformers II: Prime vs Megatron"

    For 90 minutes, the Cybertronian titans punch each other and form energon weapons and beat each other... then credits.

    No Hotrod. No Sam. Just 90 min of Rock 'em Sock 'em robots.

    Listen in awe as all the taunts the two opponents used in the 80's cartoon are reused... OP = "You're old, Megatron! Last year's model! Ready for the scrapheap!"
    M= "Who's the scrapmetal now, Prime?"
    "I've waited an eternity for this... it's over, Prime!" "NEVER!!!!!!!!!"
    and more!!!

    And if you buy your tickets today, we'll send you a bonus, absolutely free... Stan Bush's "The Touch" re-mixed in an electric house mix, soulful ballad, and mariachi.

    ;) 
     
  17. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i think i basically got the gist of the fight.

    - megs goes after sam
    - sam falls
    - prime saves sam in process makes himself vulnerable
    - megs goes in for the kill but distracted by puny human planes
    - same shoves allspark up megs ass

    but actually watching it on screen did not convey the straightforwardness of the above summary. it was like, bay got caught up with the effects and forgot the editing. maybe ill feel better abt it with a 2nd viewing but the 1st definitely left me unsatisfied, not from TF fan perspective, but from a film buff's. there was this nagging in the recess of my brain that was asking, where is the satisfaction of prime really laying it into megs prior to him getting hurt saving sam.
     
  18. Khelben

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    This was in response to Starscream's admission that he let the humans escape with the Allspark.
     
  19. Khelben

    Khelben I like stuff. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I agree. He stayed behind to keep Megatron busy so that Ratchet and Ironhide could see Sam to safety. So he died as a hero.
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    megs basically said, once again you fail me starscream, and within the context of the movie, we were not shown starscream failing prior. so more then anything it was a nod to his previous incarnation.

    nice nod to fans, but laymen wouldve been like, eh?
     

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