Battleship, right!?!

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by starscream 2005, May 1, 2012.

  1. starscream 2005

    starscream 2005 it's megatron, retreat!!!

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    i knew threw other treads that this was going to be a rip off of my beloved transformers. but i just got done watching some clips on youtube. 1 clip not only had the same sound affects from movie 1 but the stupid shredders things that were in that one clip were bacicly shockwaves drilll monster's "hands" rolling around. cant wait to see the transformers 4 fan made trailers with the movie sliced in it. sorry for the rant. good night and please tip your waitress.
     
  2. Wars

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    While it does seem to take a lot of cues from Transformers, the film itself is good.

    The story line is different enough from any of the films in the live action trilogy.
     
  3. starscream 2005

    starscream 2005 it's megatron, retreat!!!

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    but

    i,m not talking storyline at all. i was talking about sound affects and the look of the aliens.

    ILM or DD must be doing the affects becuase they are the same.

    i just dont wanna see everything they do thats alien related have transformers affects. make new ones you lazy bastards
     
  4. Megatron31

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    this also came to mind from some of the trailers

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    if you dont remember this was concept art from ROTF
     
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    Well, I can see how Transformers affects other movies.
     
  6. jackgaughan

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    As crap as Battleship was, I'm fairly certain they didn't reuse character models. And I don't know if you know this, but.. CGI is hard work!
     
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    It was made by Hasbro and advertized as "from the same minds who made Transformers". It isn't a ripoff, it's the exact same guys banking on their earlier success. Smart move for anyone who wants to make money.
     
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    *trying to say that hollywood shouldn't reuse generic-sounding soundclips*

    *the Wilhelm Scream exists*

    Your argument is null and void. Sound reuse has been around since like, forever, and the obvious thing going on here is that Battleship is, in a way, trying to capitalize off of the popularity of the Transformers movies. Thus, they borrow a lot of things such as the sound effects.
     
  9. Autovolt 127

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    Liam Neeson....

    ....your filmography was flawless then you did this? WHY???

    Oh wait The Dark Knight Rises comes out this year....allright all is forgiven.
     
  10. Aernaroth

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    Films were aping the effects and motifs of Transformers even years ago, in Terminator: Salvation.

    Using what has been successful in other films in yours is a time-honored hollywood technique, even if it's creatively bankrupt. And given that Battleship is being produced by many of the same people as the Transformers franchise, its no wonder they'd look to past successes.
     
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    I'm still waiting for Patrick Stewart as Uncle Pennybags in "Monopoly".
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    What? I like Liam Neeson a lot. Pisses me off he's in this movie at all.

    That is brilliant, this must happen.
     
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    Why must everyone hate first and actually see the movie/TV show/song/etc. last? Of those whining/hating on Battleship... are you doing so because you've actually seen the movie, or because it's currently fashionable to be sooooo above such nonsense?

    All I'm saying is, I plan to actually see the movie before I start making unfavorable comparisons (sound, picture, or otherwise) to other films.
     
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    This!
     
  16. SouthtownKid

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    I like him, too. But the quality of the movies in his filmography is all over the map.
     
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    The movie definitely shares some elements in its effects, but I'd hardly call it a rip-off. I'm willing to bet that a lot of sci-fi movies in the future will draw inspiration from Transformers (don't fix what isn't broken- at least as far as the box office is concerned).

    Clash of the Titans and Star Wars Episode I say "hi".
     
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    Sigh. I hate it when fans are so quick to scream, "RIP-OFF!!1!1!" whenever they come across something that bears any similiarities to the series they like without doing any proper research first. Battleship is NOT a rip-off. It just comes from Hasbro and is produced by the same people who made the Transformers movies, as advertized.

    Seriously, bro.

    Seriously.
     
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    Given that the film directly ties itself back to Transformers in the trailer as "FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU TRANSFORMERS", and given the obvious similarities in terms of lighting, sound effects, shot placement, and alien aesthetics seen in the trailer, it is not unreasonable to state that Battleship appears to borrow heavily from the Transformers franchise.

    Sigh. I hate it when people are quick to denounce criticism without actually addressing it.
     
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    ILM did make the effects for Battleship...
     

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