My simple movie answers

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  1. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    there is so much talk, chatter, whining, and arguing going on. There are a lot of questions that have been given some good answers, most of which are long enough that lazy people won't read them. So here's a collection of to-the-point answers i've gathered from the boards regarding questions about the movie.

    Q: Why are the autobots scary looking?
    A: Because they're giant alien robots built for war.

    Q: Why are the new designs so ugly?
    A: It's all opinion, but basically for those who asked this question: because it isn't G1.

    Q: Why is Optimus not a flat-nosed red truck?
    A: Flat nosed would have made Optimus small and fat.

    Q: Why don't the transformers look boxy like in G1?
    A: Realism. Marketing. Money.

    Q: Why is Michael Bay directing this movie?
    A: Because it's an action movie. He's one of the top names in action films, and his action sequences have won academy awards.

    Q: Why isn't (insert character) in it?
    A: There wasn't room in the introductory film. There will be more in TF2 and TF3.

    Q: Why does Megatron have teeth?
    A: Visual aesthetics. He looks more threatening, and he also is supposed to eat sparks. Can't eat a spark without incisors.

    Q: Why isn't Bumblebee a VW bug?
    A: VW wouldn't sign on with the movie. Besides, Camaro > Beetle

    Q: Why didn't they let the fans write the script?
    A: Because it would have sucked, for numerous reasons.

    Q: Why hasn't Michael Bay been listening to the fans?
    A: He has.

    Q: Why are there more decepticons than autobots?
    A: Emphasizes on how heroic and awesome the Bots are.

    Q: Why is frenzy so ugly?
    A: Because he transforms into a boombox and/or other everyday gadgets. Not much you can do with that.

    So there. Any other Q&As you have that can stay within two sentences? post away!
     
  2. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Is this a flamebait list? :duel 
     
  3. Ceerad

    Ceerad Well-Known Member

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    Well said.
     
  4. Draven

    Draven Banned

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    A. Only if you make it one.
     
  5. OmegaVPrime

    OmegaVPrime Uhm, yea? So what?

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    I do have to say the anwser to "Why is their more decepticons" To prove that Autobots are tough as nails :D 

    And Well said Poho, you anwsered quite a few, I still think some wont understand why the Fans couldnt direct a film as such.

    And for those that understand why, is because conflict of great minds.
     
  6. Prime crotch

    Prime crotch Well-Known Member

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    Actually aren't the flames in Optimus to make him have a good red and blue ratio?
     
  7. OmegaVPrime

    OmegaVPrime Uhm, yea? So what?

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    Id imagine so. I think he would look weird with the color i am sure they had in mind for the truck.
     
  8. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I've revised some of your answers. I hope you don't mind.

    Q: Why are the new designs so ugly?
    A: Because you think they are. It's all opinion.

    Q: Why is Optimus not a flat-nosed red truck?
    A: They can make a taller robot that way, and flat nosed trucks are pretty much out of the business.

    Q: Why isn't Bumblebee a VW bug?
    A: Volkswagen wouldn't give permission.

    Q: Why are there more decepticons than autobots?
    A: It makes the story more dramatic.
     
  9. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Double post FTW
     
  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Due to the fact that all the responses are largely subjective and based on poster opinion, YES! :D 
     
  11. kjeevahh

    kjeevahh n/a

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    just a few of my takes on some of the answers.....

    Q: Why is Optimus not a flat-nosed red truck?
    A: Because flames let him be blue and red, and if he was a flat nosed truck he would be pretty damn small, the only reason they managed to get him even close to the size of the average decepticon - ie. jet, tank etc - is through the extra bulk provided by the nose of the truck.

    Q: Why don't the transformers look boxy like in G1?
    A: because g1 looks rubbish. the only place it could possibly work is in a flat simplistic 80s cartoon. the transformations are absurd, just take a look at my ironhide animated gif and youll see what i mean. the robots just look like men in carboard transformers costumes, it would be totally impossible for any g1 cartoon or comic transformer to actually transform into a vehicle. the g1 toys could transform fro mvehicles just fine, but their robot versions looked like crap and could barely move. imagine if movie optimus prime had the same degree of articulation as g1 toy prime, or any of them at all for that matter hahahaa

    Q: Why didn't they let the fans write the script?
    A: Snakes on a plane. The average fan doesn't know shit, how many of them have english degrees or have been to film school?

    Q: Why are there more decepticons than autobots?
    A: Because that's a key part of transformers - the autbots are always portrayed as the underdogs, in G1 the decepticons can fly, have big guns, control cybertron.
     
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    Prime-A-Cron Well-Known Member

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  13. Magelite

    Magelite I make stupid look good

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    Q: Why are the autobots scary looking?
    A: Only if you think they do. I don't think they look ugly, and neither do the decepticons. As much.

    Q: Why are the new designs so ugly?
    A: It's all opinion, but basically for those who asked this question: because it isn't G1. Agreed

    Q: Why is Optimus not a flat-nosed red truck?
    A: Because no mass shifting and they need Prime tall enough to fight Megs.

    Q: Why don't the transformers look boxy like in G1?
    A: Realism. Marketing. Money. And not looking like a 20-year old cartoon.

    Q: Why is Michael Bay directing this movie?
    A: Because it's an action movie. He's one of the top names in action films, and his action sequences have won academy awards. Agreed.

    Q: Why isn't (insert character) in it?
    A: There wasn't room in the introductory film. There will be more in TF2 and TF3. Agreed.

    Q: Why does Megatron have teeth?
    A: Visual aesthetics. He looks more threatening, and he also is supposed to eat sparks. Can't eat a spark without incisors. Or bite if he's in hand-to-hand combat.

    Q: Why isn't Bumblebee a VW bug?
    A: VW doesn't want anything to do with the flick. Also, Bug=Herbie.

    Q: Why didn't they let the fans write the script?
    A: Because it would have sucked, for numerous reasons. Ditto.

    Q: Why hasn't Michael Bay been listening to the fans?
    A: He has. Re: Megs head.

    Q: Why are there more decepticons than autobots?
    A: To make the autobots seem more heroic and kick-ass.
     
  14. Team Jetfire

    Team Jetfire Pop-POP!

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    Actually according to Hasbro Frenzy is

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    Able to change into other objects too.



    DECEPTICON FRENZY™: Faction – DECEPTICON. Vehicle/Alternate Mode – boombox or other everyday gadget. DECEPTICON FRENZY is one the smallest DECEPTICONS and is often seen converted into an everyday gadget (eg, boombox) for purposes of spying on humans.
     
  15. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Because a flat nose didn't have enough mass/volume to make Optimus as tall as they wanted him to be in robot mode.
     
  16. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    Some of that info from the link looks like it was written before final character designs or are trying to be non-specific. Jazz="white car" etc. check out Megs

    They don't know WTH is going on :LOL
     
  17. Magelite

    Magelite I make stupid look good

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    Imagine a Tank/Jet/Blaster/Bot Quadruplechanger Megs. Would be awesome.
     
  18. PunkMaister

    PunkMaister Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much this whole thread is a flamebait for those that dislike the movie for whatever reasons and it is the only reason it was probably created in the first place...
     
  19. Simian

    Simian Biscuits and Gravy....???

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    poho...Is that John Petrucci on your avatar..If so gratz on your musical taste.....

    Carpe' Diem....
     
  20. Simian

    Simian Biscuits and Gravy....???

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    NVM...just seen your profile so I know the answer to my question..Since you obviously like great musicianship...I love to spread the word of bands people may have never heard of...Ill shoot you a pm of some great ones...If you like dream theater you'll like all these guys..


    Oh yeah...Transformers rock...
     
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