Movie watching & people watching during TF2

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  1. SuzyPrime

    SuzyPrime The friendly lurker

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    Rather than start another "You're stupid if you liked the movie" or "You're a moron if you hated the movie" thread, how about this?

    I went to see the movie again yesterday and I decided to watch people watch the movie, and their reactions were interesting.

    There were three young boys sitting behind me (which is kind of a shame to subject them to all the sexual crap) but every time a new Transformer character came on they practically shouted each name and were really excited. During the action scenes they were absolutely riveted. I loved their reactions because they were enjoying it so much.

    There was a fifty-something-year-old women sitting down the row from me, and when Megatron shot Optimus through the chest, she put her hand over her mouth and looked absolutely shocked.

    Anyone else see audience reactions?



     
  2. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    When I went to see the movie there were two teenagers sitting next to our seats, and I swear they looked somewhat like Skids & Mudflap! Seriously!

    Haven't seen any reactions though, since I've only seen the movie once and I didn't want my attention somewhere else.
     
  3. ngnikolaos

    ngnikolaos Well-Known Member

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    I was shocked when people clapped and cheered when Jet-Prime said: "Let's roll" and when the movie ended. I was like: "Wtf? Am I the only one with a brain here?"
     
  4. red4

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    I didn't see anyone's reactions, but the entire room laughed every time Skids or Mudflap spoke - including my friends who were with me. I didn't laugh; but that's to be expected from me, as humor in movies very rarely amuses me (I stay away from comedy movies like the plague). I did, however, closely observe about a dozen people while we all waited in line. There was only one guy with a TF shirt of any kind (G1, no less). Two teenage girls who were next to me in line were there just to be part of "the scene", as my friend put it. They seemed really disinterested in Transformers, and even made fun, rather secretively, of the fans who surrounded them. I felt like slapping them both in the head.
     
  5. HerbieC

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    why wouldnt you cheer?
     
  6. HerbieC

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    a girl sitting in front of me put her hand up to block the explosion when sam and mikaela we jumping from one building to the next. a guy in the audience yelled 'NOOO' when prime was mortally wounded.
     
  7. ganymede2010

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    My theater loved it. Everyone was cheering and laughing hysterically all during the movie. And almost everyone clapped at the end.
     
  8. ngnikolaos

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    When the movie started, I was ecstatic. I was so happy I would get to see the sequel to one of my favourtie movies. In the first 30 minutes, everything was more or less fine, even though I thought the Demolisher fight was way shorter than I thought it would be, and Ravage's infiltration lacked the impact of Frenzy's. Every scene afterwards I would be less and less cheery.

    Then, during the end of the second act of the movie, it hits me.

    I don't like what I see.

    And in the end, the final battle was so messed up, I wanted to cry out in frustration.

    And I see everyone cheering. And I'm like, WTF?

    Maybe the biggest reasons I disliked the movie was that a) I had read so many spoilers about the story's structure nothing really surprised me, and b) I didn't see what I waited to see (Soundwave screentime, Starscream bitching and backstabbing, Devastator vs the whole Autobot team, and a more serious tone in the characters, rather than most of them acting like caricatures).
     
  9. jonatron26

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    i contained myself when i saw it, should i assert my true feelings verbally next time on sunday?
     
  10. omegagoalie

    omegagoalie Cybertronian Puckstopper

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    Nobody put a gun to your head and forced you to read spoilers. And your complaints are personal preferences which makes me wonder if you even know what you're looking at. No Devastator did not take on the Autobots. He had a greater purpose of uncovering the Sun Harvester. Megatron and Starscreams relationship was 100% on the money couldn't have been anymore G1 accurate. Soundwave was the most important Decepticon in the friggin movie! He got plenty of screen time and orchestrated the Decepticons on Eatrh AND found and had Megatron resurrected. Nobody wants to see a boring serious toned robot movie. Except you and a small handful of others here. Both times I saw it Thursday the audience cheered and laughed and got silent instantly with Prime died. It was SILENT. Kids and adults alike clapped during fight scenes and of course at the end. Great movie.
     
  11. Ephland

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    I sat next to a 9 year old kid at the theater, and we laughed at the exact same stuff. When the mom (in the movie) got high, he leaned over to his dad and asked what was going on. That was kinda funny.
     
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    I was unfortunate enough to sit next to a group of teenage kids who would not shut up for a SECOND, texted like crazy during it, and basically made fun of everyone around. There was nowhere to move, but after about twenty minutes of it, three people turned around at the same time and told them to be quiet, so the kids left. After that, everyone was enthralled in the movie, clapping when Bumblebee stuck it to Alice, gasped when Prime died, laughed at everything the Twins said, gasped when Devastator was made, cheered at the brief cameo of Scorponok, gasped and cried when Sam died, cheered when Prime was resurrected, and gave a standing ovation when the movie was over. There was one man, however, in front of me who must've been in his fifties. he was there with his son, and before the movie started he clearly didn't want to be there. But maybe a minute into Shanghai he was on the edge of his seat and commented to himself whenever something cool or sad happened. He was very entertaining. :D 
     
  13. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

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    I can vouch that my jaw hit the floor when Devs started combining.

    I think I gripped the movie armrests with the force of a million suns too.
     
  14. StarSaber79

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    My sister was grossed out when The Doctor put that worm thing in Sam's mouth. I heard some parents do dis-aproving grunts when Wheelie was humping Mikila's leg. Lots of people laughed at Wheelie, Jetfire and the twins(including me). I also say a little kid bring a Preview Bumblebee with him.
     
  15. red4

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    When the movie started, some guy a few rows back said out loud "Oh yeah!". I quickly responded with an over-sexed "OooOohh Yeheeeah".
     
  16. ntsan

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    Well I enjoyed my 2nd viewing of the movie far more than I did during the 1st time, granted this time I went with friends and see it on IMAX instead of normal theater.
     
  17. TFfan08

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    Well, My crowd reaction is pretty kinda funny. They laughed all of the comedy scene. Everyone in the theater cracked up when Leo accidentally tazed himself
     
  18. TIE Bomber

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    C'mon, let's be real here, teenage girls are disinterested in everything except cell phones, cigarettes, getting drunk, getting laid, gossiping & shopping for clothes/shoes.


    There's not much worse in this universe than teenage girls. Better not slap'em in the head, it might cave in.



    Now THAT'S friggin cool!!!
     
  19. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Lot's of people cracked up at the scenes where Mudflap, Skids, Wheelie and Jetfire spoke. Not many people laughed at the humping scenes. There were a lot of people drawn aback when Optimus Prime died, and some squirmed when Scalpel put the little bot in Sam's mouth.
     
  20. SMS55

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    We're you expecting Shakespeare from an cartoon? The movie played like one of the G1 episodes, which is what launched the franchise.
     

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