DOTM - just more of the same?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by SKowl, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. SKowl

    SKowl Rubber Golem

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    I'm looking forward to DOTM as much as the next person, but after watching the trailer, I couldn't help but think I'd seen the same thing before... It all seems so recycled to me... I find I'm not getting excited, because there seems to be very little that's actually new with the formula.

    I'm not trying to be overly negative here - since I know this forum hates that - just bringing up what I hope is a legitimate point.

    Ingredients to a Transformers Movie trailer:

    Have Shia get out of car slowy - check:

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    Have Autobots drive into military base - check:

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    Have Optimus give a speech to military personnel - check:

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    Have Bumblebee transform and rescue people - check:

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    Have girlfriend be frightened - check:

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    Have Shia tell people that everything will be ok - check:

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    Have military guys stare into the sky as Bay shoots the 360 degree hero shot - check:

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    Have Optimus Prime give another speech about blah blah blah fate or destiny or whatever... it doesn't matter, nobody is listening anymore.:

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  2. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    I laughed.
     
  3. PredaconX

    PredaconX Decepticon Combiner

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    U def do make some very valid points, but.......

    I personally dont care how similar certain scenes are, i think the movie looks killer and i cant wait to see it.

    I guess it all comes down to personal opinion.
     
  4. ErbFan28

    ErbFan28 Go Dennis Erb Jr. #28!!!

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    I sure hope they don't use the same formula. I'll love it either way probably, but its nice to see a new fomula for the plot
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    Not so much a rehash of the plot as just repeating scene set-ups and cliches.

    The only plot points/concepts it really seems to be redoing is the alien invasion and the Government wanting to break their alliance. Only it seems to be doing them way more competantly. (the alien invasion was more like alien loitering and the dissention with teh Government was barely touched on and went nowhere, where as they seem to be major plot points here)
     
  6. LightningZERO

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    I like the '360 degree hero' comment ^^
     
  7. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Bay seems to follow the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." formula when it comes to making trailers.

    They all do the same thing, but you can't deny the fact that they succeed in pumping the audience up.
     
  8. brains

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    You've obviously never seen a Michael Bay movie outside transformers. Alot of those camera shots are Bay's trademark and in all his movies.
     
  9. Cyber Star

    Cyber Star Why so Geewun, Loser?

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    nice catches on all those pics!!
     
  10. caitlindevi

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    to be fair you could probably do this comparison with every Bay film
     
  11. SKowl

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    I see it more as "it's broken - please fix it."
     
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    Expecting the Movie franchise's status quo to change is akin to expecting the Rockies to crumble.
     
  13. theironhulk

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    Its been two hours and we're already shredding the poor trailer. I thought it was amazing!
    The whole sequence with the decepticons awakening was WOO!!! Awesome!
     
  14. SPLIT LIP

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    Then you should give your eye doctor a quick call.
     
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    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    You missed the scene from the first movie where Bumblebee transformed to save Sam and Mikaela from falling.
     
  17. transformervic1

    transformervic1 HI!

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    Tisk tisk critics. just enjoy getting pumped for the damn movie! im still blinded by the awesomeness that is that little 2 minute trailer!
     
  18. soundwaverulls

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    I was thinking that too. You forgot Starscream staring at the humans.
     
  19. shroobmaster

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    Thankfully you're VERY alone in your vision. Now go back to whining while we focus on the shitload of cool stuff that this trailer got.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    That's more of the same, but better, since just coming from off-screen, catching them and sliding is cool enough, but seeing him transform, jumping and wall-running then landing is plus 1000 cool points.
     

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