Jolt

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  1. Faxon

    Faxon Well-Known Member

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    I'm presuming that if you are here, you either don't care about spoilers, or have seen the movie.


    What the hell did the writers say to Bay to convince him to include Jolt in the movie. All he did was turn up for a couple of shots in car mode and play with a Jefire's body, all of which could have been used to give Ratchet a bit more airtime.
     
  2. Bass X0

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    To Sell Toys.


    Not that less than a second's worth of screen time would make people want to go buy him nor could his appearance really have taken much away from other characters potential screen time.
     
  3. tehKOREANdude

    tehKOREANdude inimitable, original

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    actually it wasn't to sell toys.

    it was to sell cars

    gm wanted to publicize their eco friendly car somehow, so they asked the screenwriters to write him in. gm decided to be deuchey and only made this request after finishing the script. so the writers had to find a way to fit him in without changing the story or having to reshoot anything, thus he was primarily in an all cgi scene, doing something that could've/would've been done by ratchet, had gm not made the request.
     
  4. mattjy

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    It's a pity that his toy doesn;t look that brilliant either; he looks pretty cool from the artwork on the RPM packaing. I get the feeling that when I see the film I'm going to wish that Jolt and Sideswipe were given the Twins' screentime, mainly because they're just cooler.
     
  5. Bass X0

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    I don't really remember seeing him in vehicle mode.
     
  6. Ritesh_Prime

    Ritesh_Prime THE PHIL!

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    He has a line, he is cool and he does something cruicial to the plot.

    Seems important to me.
     
  7. Lennox

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    This is NOT what happened. Roberto Orci specifically requested that the Chevy Volt be turned into a character, back when the Volt actually looked awesome (in concept form).

    From what I've heard, he doesn't have a line in the movie. I'd love to believe otherwise. What is it? :) 
     
  8. Ritesh_Prime

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    I can't remember exactly but it is directed at ratchet before prime is revived, atleast I think so >_<

    I know you hear him at one point.
     
  9. rodster6

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    He may have had a line, but if so non of us can remember what it was so it cant have been very important. He doesnt do anything thaty Ratchet couldnt have done alone. It would have made more sense for Ratchet to have done it alone and have the scene seen as he didnt do much else in this film after being quite a main character in the first film.
     
  10. Aptom

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    spoilers.............








    he does not speak. ive seen the movie twice in 2 days once at imax. ratchet asks him to somethingerize the parts, he whips out his energon whips, one to prime one to jetfires corpse, the parts lift up in the air and seem to magnetically attatch to prime. that is his only real moment. looks kinda cool, would have been cool to see him fighting with the whips. he is also seen in car mode for a split second and also robot mode when the milatary surround the autobots.
     
  11. normtrooper

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    Does anyone else think it would've been cool to name him blur, I think he looks an awful lot like him.

    Then again I don't really see the volt as being a super fast car...
     
  12. JetRaid

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    Jolt wasn't in there because every 5 minutes he had to charge his battery ;) 
     
  13. Yurre

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    The more car/bots the marrier...
     
  14. shroobmaster

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    They probably just added him so they could have a good explanation of how Prime was upgraded in 20 seconds.
     
  15. DeceptiKreep

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    No ... because then we would have people complaining about how Blurr got screwed out of the movie. If they are going to use Blurr in the future, I only hope they give him a decent amount of respect.
     
  16. tehKOREANdude

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    I'm pretty sure we didn't see the same movie. in the "i've seen it" thread, you said ironhide and sideswipe had a shizzload of screentime. either you live on another world, or you saw a different movie.
     
  17. tehKOREANdude

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    agreed. ratchet says something along the lines of "jolt, electrify prime!" or something
     
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    Do we ever see Jolt actually transform?
     
  19. Dom

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    Jolt got a shit deal, end of story. Sidewsipe who had the most potential got worse
     
  20. shroobmaster

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    On the bright side, we can now all pretend he's the cute shy Autobot of the team that doesn't like being on the screen or speaking at all.
     

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