Kurtzman IGN interview. minor spoilers

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  1. Sinshen32

    Sinshen32 Well-Known Member

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    In an interview with MTV, Kurtzman said about the genesis of the flick: "We took some time to think about what were the sequels that we loved, and why did we love them. The Empire Strikes Back, Superman II, Aliens, Terminator 2 - all amazing movies ... Wrath of Khan, what do those movies have in common?"

    Answering his own question, he said: "They stand on their own - you don't have to see anything that came before for that movie to be a great movie. And there was always some massive emotional test that the lead character had to go through and come out the other side of."

    Another aspect of Revenge of the Fallen they liken to these titles is the hardship endured by the lead protagonists: "The good guys get their asses kicked," Kurtzman said. "Superman gives up his powers for love, or Kirk loses Spock ... you need that darker idea that tests your hero, to really make the sequel sing."

    Unlike The Wrath of Khan or Empire, however, Revenge won't directly set up a necessary threequel. Orci said: "We wanted this movie to stand on its own - even though things are set up, it's not exactly a cliff-hanger. You're going to get the whole movie."

    We'll have to see for ourselves whether the movie will live up to these classics when it's released worldwide at the end of June.
     
  2. Tell_Story

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    Well, it's good to hear that they are trying to make a classic and they know they want this movie to stand on it's own. It sounds like they made an excellent movie. Now my question is who do they consider the lead in this movie Sam Witwicky or Optimus Prime?

    To me hands down the lead is Optimus or at least he's supposed to be.
     
  3. diablien

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    Hopefully it doesn't turn out to be a classic the likes of Ghostbusters 2.
     
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    *hangs his head in shame*

    ...i like ghostbusters 2. You may hit me now.
     
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    Will you hose him please?
     
  6. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    Do you have a Link to this Interview?
     
  7. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    :gen069: :poke :horse: :deadhorse: :lolol :throw :stick: :Gouki: 

    actually, i never saw the second, so i dunno if you deservethat beating
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    *dumps a truck load of mood slime on Rogzilla* for shame!
     
  9. JuicyNo

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    I'll admit it....it's a guilty pleasure for me too (though it's got nothing on the first). How could you not like a movie with such great lines as, "HE'S VIGGO!!! You are but the buzzing of flies to him"?
     
  10. Sinshen32

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    I like ghostbusters 2 as well.
     
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    True that! Love the original.
     
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    Well, I heard on shootfortheedit that Alex Kurtzman and Orci are NOT writing TF3.

    But, I hope that is not the case. Orci and Kurtzman OWN.
     
  13. Razorwing

    Razorwing The Fallen Alternity.

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    who ya gonna call?
     
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    I figure as long as we don't see Peter MacNicol talking to a portrait of The Fallen anytime during the film, we'll be okay.
     
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    why is the majority of this post a gb2 bash?
     
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    Papa Johns . . . hungry :p 
     

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