Michael Bay hates Dinobots

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  1. Alienbot

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    On page 27 on the latest issue of Empire magazine I've received through the post (issue 243, dated September 2009), Michael Bay states in an article titled "Hollywood's Most Secret" that

    Sheesh, at least Orci was more civil on Don Murphy's forum when explaining how he isn't a dinosaur fan. Maybe I won't want Grimlock anyway if he gets shafted like Sideswipe and Arcee.

    By the way, isn't it ironic they won't put robots that turn into actual dinosaurs in, but have put in a scorpion (Scorponok), Ravage (a cat), Scalpel (who resembles a spider), a Starscream with a bird face and legs, Insecticons, a praying mantis (Frenzy) and numerous others who bear similarities with various animals?
     
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    I never really thought we'd get them. I really wouldn't want to see how they'd look in movieverse.
     
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    Eh, whatever.

    That mindset just helped him avoid any fanboy rage he would have gotten if he ever decided to include them in TF3.
     
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    Frankly I don't blame him, I don't see the Dinobot's fitting into the movieverse at all either.
     
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    Grimlock could at least be used as a tank or something...
     
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    But wouldnt it of been cool to see a couple dinobots take out devastator and not that rail gun?? IMO that would of been awesome....
     
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    In terms of the movieverse, I'm on Bay's side here. In all seriousness, the dinobots would be pointless and hard to even plausibly write into the movie.

    Plus, outside of Grimlock being a total bad-ass most of the time, all the Dinobots usually sound like cavemen and would not be interesting to the audience.
     
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    Yet you know there will be a ton of people who will not listen to reason and continuously complain about him not being a T-rex.
     
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    I vote Tank style Grimlock, but the dinobots as a whole just won't work in Bayverse
     
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    While maybe he could have worded it better, I don't really want to see the Dinobots in the movies either.
     
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    I also agree there really isn't a reason for them to be in there. However I'm sure they wouldn't have been given any lines anyways if there were in it, so.......

    No truer words
     
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    Of course he doesn't like them, they weren't in the orginal series. Hell, Bay is still trying to figure out why he had to change Leader-1's name and make him a truck.
     
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    I'm not really a big fan of the Dinobots either. Can I has news article?
     
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    I predict incoming nerdrage.
     
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    To be fair to Bay and the writers, there's a good chance that they don't actually know who or what the Dinobots even are considering how incredibley unaware they are of every character that they did include in both movies so far. Bay saying he hates them is probably just his clever way of admitting that he hasn't learned about them yet at "Transformers school".

    /sarcasm

    In all seriousness, though, I'm in agreement with everyone who doesn't want to see giant robot dinosaurs included in these movies. Not just because they wouldn't make any sense at all, but more so because they'd undoubtedly end up being something vastly different to what anyone expects after Bay & ILM are done with them. Devastator #2 is a great example. For whatever reason, even after watching TF1 and seeing what was done with all the characters in terms of new designs, many people still naively hoped and/or assumed that Devy would resemble his G1 version... and even went so far as to start throwing around various images of a poorly done CGI version standing in a construction site to show how "cool" he would look... aaaaaand then look at what we got. That should be all the (final) proof anyone needs to realize that any theoretical Dinobots included in TF3 would likely bare zero resemblance to whatever it is that they're picturing in their heads (ie: like the dozens of fan made pics of 'robotized' Jurassic Park images).
     
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    Design wise, it'd still be pretty cool. That's not what I've concluded from this Bay quote though: rather I'd not have someone include the Dinobots if someone on the film's crew wasn't a big fan of them (eg. Prime is Orci's favourite, Bumblebee is Bay and Spielberg's).
     
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    Oh well. Like everyone here, I never believed for a second that Dinobots (with dino alt-modes) would ever make it into TF3, but I was kind of hoping for at least Grimlock in a vehicle alt-mode. After reading this, though, no thanks. We all know what happens to characters that Bay doesn't like, after all.
     
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    If you want to have a character called Grimlock with that personality, then cool. But as several others have pointed out, it's just not going to work having robots who turn into dinosaurs. Because their robot modes would have to be huge, or their dino modes would have to be comparatively small. Either way, it's not gonna work.

    I suppose if you had a group of 5 robots that combined into a big ass T-Rex looking robot, then that could work.
     
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    I don't care about the Dinobots not being in the live action movies.
    I don't much care about them in any incarnation actually.
     
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    Eh, fanboys should understand, the Dinobots are pretty goddamn dumb in concept, and would only work in "kid friendly" cartoons, a "dumb" character like Grimlock has no place in the movies.

    Cool characters....on TV

    In the movie...retarded
     

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