If the walmart special is really animated

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by iheartarcee, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    and not strips voiced over please post on here!! Id love to know asap
     
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    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I figure we won't know untill someone goes out at midnight to get it and posts about it. This fills me with visions of still images.
     
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    Cool...for me. I'm getting a steel case. At least now I know I won't be missing out on much.
     
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    fail x 10 but i cant say i didnt expect it. fye case for me.
     
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    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    yay i dont have to waste a trip to walmart.
     
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    I'm still getting it. I enjoyed the prequel comic, and hearing the voices from the movie over it would be kinda cool. None of the other incentives really blow my mind anyway, with the exception of the MP3 player which no one at my blockbusters seems to know about.
     
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    Just got back from Walmart. Picked up the bonus DVD "Beginings". It is not animated it is a glorified animatic of the prequel comics. The story in narrated bt Bumblebee, not Cullen. Cullen does have a few lines as Prime, but that's it. As a little treat, Frank Welker does the voice of Megatron.

    Other than that, it's nothing amazing. 19 minutes long. No new artwork. If you have the prequel comics, it's nothing new.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I quite enjoyed it. I liked the fact that it was comic panels with movement in them. I really enjoyed it and recommend it. It's not as bad as people are saying. I think those people expected a full on cartoon or something.
     
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    So the lesson is keep your standards low and you won't be disappointed?

    No, thanks.

    I'm sure the "Beginnings" DVD is perfectly entertaining for what it is, but it doesn't seem worthy of skipping the real studio produced bonus content/buying a second copy of the movie for.
     
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    i honestly dont see why people expected a completely new animated feature [and to have it packaged for free with the DVD? yikes. where's your head again? fanboy-land?]



    but then again, maybe its because i knew it was the voice-overed prequel comics from the start

    *shrug*

    still hella cool. Artwork i helped make gets a little movement AND has the voices of the cast speaking the lines.






    [but seriously....how did you honestly expect more? :p  ]
     
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    I think part of it is the fact that it is only offered with the standard single disc version of the movie. If they expect us to give up all the extra content on the special edition...one would assume the bonus would be a bit more than a glorified slideshow.
     
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    meh. so it was 5 bucks extra.

    when has a OAV costed only $5 :p 


    it just wouldnt add up either way. would it be nice? pff.. shyeah it would. a free animated movie? sign me up. but thats kinda out there as far as reality goes. Perhaps if it was released independantly from the movie then *maybe*

    but either way

    *shrug*


    ah well. enjoy it if you want :p 


    i think the extra is quite worth it. Saves you from payin $15-20 for the comic book trade, you get it quasi-animated PLUS features the voices of some of the movie cast. sounds like a frikken deal to me :p  and for only 5 dollars extra too! xD
     
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    I guess the thing is.. I can use my imagination to animate pictures for free! I dont want to spend 5 bucks to do kinda do that and hear peter cullens voice
     
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    Most people are too lazy to do that ;P
     
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    I thought that is was much better dubbed than many of the last few cartoon series. I hope that the new cartoon is as well dubbed.
     
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    Most people are also too lazy to get out the dvd, put it in the player, and have to sit down on their couch to watch it everytime they want to read the comic at their own pace. I know I am :D  Its just more convenient to read the trade, and for alot of comics fans, its even more convenient to just download the whole thing.
     
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    Since when does a 22-minute animatic count as an OAV?

    And if you don't buy the comic book trade, and invest your money better in the 2-disc special edition (which Walmart stores don't even offer), then you haven't wasted $20 on a piss-poor exclusive.

    Me? I'm re-shrinkwrapping mine and taking it back for a refund. If WMT's exclusive bonus disc had replay value, it might have been worth it. But if you've seen it once, chances are you won't watch it again.

    I posted my other thoughts on it in the thread linked previously.

    It's not dubbed. It's not animated, so there's no lip-flap to dub to. And the new cartoon is a US production. While the bulk of the animation will be produced overseas, the production itself will not be dubbed. The voice cast is recorded prior to animation. With Japanese anime that imports to the US, it's the opposite.
     

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