DOTM highway scene, was that when the film really took off?

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  1. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

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    I always praised the pacing and timing of the film, that they managed to fit in all this action, but at the same time the film give us the time to have one final stand off between optimus and sentinel. While in TF1, the action only happens towards the last 30 mins, and ROTF happens in the first half of the film, the film slows down way to much and we have this huge gaping hole, and then it starts up again during the Egypt battle.

    But I wanted to ask everyone, do you guys think has soon as the highway scene gets underway? is that when the film really takes off? not just when the invasion of Chicago begins
     
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    The action started as soon as Sentinel Prime was resurrected.
     
  3. Hotshotprime43

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    The movie was awesome from start to finish
     
  4. superkamiguru

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    For me it picked up when sentinel turned
     
  5. Sso02V

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    I wonder how it would have played out if the extra wasn't injured, and they didn't have to fill in the gaps with scenes from The Island.
     
  6. MV95

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    Probably would've been awesome.
     
  7. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Sitting through the parts before the highway scene can be painful. But from the highway scene on the movie was fantastic.
     
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    No. The film really only stayed interesting to me when Sentinel killed Ironhide. I hated the Highway Scene and still do. All it did was remind me that the Decepticons were going to still be shit.
     
  9. lee9

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    Totally opposite for me, and I don't mean it to sound flippant. At the highway scene I realized it was going to be a chore to finish watching the movie.
     
  10. Bountyan

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    Nah, it took off when I saw Carly's ass.

    Seriously though, that was the one of the first exciting moments in the film for me.
     
  11. Muramasa

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    It's a great way to steer up the action and Steve Jablonsky's epic score made it very exhilarating. I definitely say it took off from there.
     
  12. Thalack

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    We're talking about when the movie took off, not your pants. :p 
     
  13. UTF

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    Perhaps, but never having seen The Island, it really didn't affect me. The reused scenes in ROTF were another matter.
     
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    Yep. The highway scene was indeed epic and set the film off. Before that, it was only "eh".
     
  15. TylerMirage

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    I'd say that yes, after the highway sequence things definitely do take off. But for that first hour, I found that it basically went five minutes on of awesomeness, five minutes off of awesomeness. More or less.

    ie

    5 minutes of the war on Cybertron and Sentinel/space race
    5 minutes of Sam and his life
    5 minutes of the Chernobyl sequence
    5 minutes of job searching
    5 minutes of the Autobots at the NEST base, Mearing, Aldrin, secrets revealed, etc..
    5 minutes of Dylan and Carly.
    5 minutes of Optimus/Ratchet on the moon and the 'Cons in Africa
    5 minutes of Sam at the office

    *But at least the above-mentioned five minutes of boring had something to do with the Transformers, whether it's merely Wheelie and Brains with Sam, hinting at Wang's paranoia due to Laserbeak, foreshadowing Dylan's true nature, etc.. Rarely is it ever actually pure, 100% no-Transformers all-human scenes, save for a few. There's pretty much always something Transformer-y in those human scenes.

    And so on and so forth. Then the last 1.5 hours is pure :bay 

    Honestly, probably not that different. I mean, yes, they wouldn't have been the exact same shots. But they still would've been "car crash shot #4" and "car crash shot with debris and smoke #21".

    Granted, we actually have no idea how much the incident affected the sequence/filming. My comment above is based solely on the assumption exclusive to the reused shots. Perhaps the sequence had a lot more planned to it? Maybe they had a dramatic slow-motion shot of the car getting totalled with CG humans inside screaming planned (and cut it for obvious reasons)? Who knows?
     
  16. NCStarscream

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    As usual, TylerMirage is correct.

    The Dreads' sequence is one of the highlights of the franchise, to me. Got me on the edge of my seat every time I saw it in the theater.
     
  17. twiztidRodimus

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    ^this. Started with the great cybertron war scenes, Rosies Ass, then ended with a lengthy and worth it climax. DOTM was awesome, and this is coming from a g1 loving 29 year old.
     
  18. Rusty24

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    I like DOTM, but it didn't take off for me until the highway chase. Before that scene was just more of the same and way too many human scenes. This is odd for me because it didn't bother me as much in the first two films and I don't know why.
     
  19. FatalT 71

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    The highway chase scene is one of the few scenes I will watch in DotM when I feel like returning to the movie. Once Sentinel turns, I'll usually switch it off.
     
  20. Silk Spectre

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    I bought the blu-ray for the highway chase and Dread fight scenes. Those are the only ones I like to rewatch. I never want to watch it all the way through, haven't since I saw it at the theater.

    Those scenes are awesome. Wish I liked the movie they were in. :cool: 
     

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