Megan and Shia Seem Rather Lethargic in ROTF to You?

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Did Megan and Shia Seem Lethargic to You in ROTF?

  1. YES, could have used some Allspark themselves

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  2. NO, they were on par with their original performance

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  3. They were EVEN BETTER in ROTF!

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  1. Matt Starr

    Matt Starr Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we paid to see the TRANSFORMERS.

    But if we're also going to be subjected to HUMANS for more than half the screentime--which we are, in Michael Bay's universe--I think it's fair to prefer good acting to bad.

    In the original, I think Shia and Megan both brought a lot of youthful ENERGY to their characters.

    In ROTF, they both seemed very "been there, done that". Megan in particular seemed very lethargic.

    Was it just me, or did anyone else pick up on this?

    To me it sapped the movie of a lot of the energy the first one had, to its own detriment.

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  2. Cory Bauer

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    You misunderstood the context of the, "Sam, I'm breaking up with you" line. She didn't really mean it. She didn't really want to do it. And if you paid attention to Sam's response you'd know he knew she wasn't serious either. She was just struggling with how they were going to deal with their long-distance relationship, and used that half-joking line to express her concern.

    Both actors gave very good performances, and I was especially impressed with Megan's interaction with the robots (who of course aren't really there).
     
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    Quit whinning, it's just you!
     
  4. Matt Starr

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    Hey Bauer I'm glad you liked the performances. :) 

    I didn't misunderstand it---I know she wasn't REALLY breaking up with him, it was just the way she said it, in a very lifeless, uninterested way.

    Maybe it was the dialogue itself though, in that instance.
     
  5. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

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    I think they did alright. Personally, I don't think Shia and Megan are the awful actors that some folks make them out to be. Are they the best? Not by a long shot, but they're not the worst either. They've done a pretty good job with these two movies, and I think they were better overall in ROTF than TF1.

    I refuse to vote that they're "EVEN BETTER" though, because that requires more enthusiasm than I want to conjure up :p 
     
  6. Matt Starr

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    I agree, I think they are actually pretty good actors.

    And like I said in my FIRST post, maybe it was just me! :D  So far it has been!

    Maybe I should rewatch it with a fresh set of eyes.

    Peace.
     
  7. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    as good as they were in the first movie, a few spots of improvement here and there but on average just the same not that is a bad thing
     
  8. red4

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    Megan was line-reading in the first movie. In ROTF she actually sounded concerned and interested; maybe not energetic and excited with the situation, but she didn't sound like she was just reading her lines. Shia wasn't neurotic anymore, but that's to be expected after being in a battle with giant aliens.
     
  9. MTME

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    they were just tired from all the damn running in the movie

    or maybe Megan was just tired from all the lip injections she just got
     

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