No "2" please and new domain registered by Hasbro!

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  1. Smokescreen

    Smokescreen The Ultimate Gambler TFW2005 Supporter

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  2. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I honestly don't think it makes much of a difference, but whatever floats Paramount/Dreamworks/Hasbro's boats really. It's their party.
     
  3. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    I'll still call it TF2, otherwise I'll be typing ROTF....
     
  4. Dropshot

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    If they are going to drop the numbering, then the first movie need it's own subtittle, alas Star Wars or LOTR
     
  5. NIDARAM12

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    I think they dropped a simple, perfectly normal sounding title for something that I never want to say in public ever.

    "Hey, son, what's that new Transformers movie called?"

    "REVENGE OF THE FALLEN"

    "....ook"

    :p  It will be TF2 to me. It's just easier that way.
     
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    I'm going to go with "Transformers Balboa"
     
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    Transformers 2.

    There, what ya' gonna do 'bout it, now?


    *thwack!*

    Ouchies!


    Revenge of the Fallen sound corny. The traditional "2" on the end to signify the second installment is much more fun to say. Plus the abbreviation reminds me of Team Fortress 2's.
     
  8. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Get ready for your special new editions of the first movie, "Transformers: Rise of the Allspark."

    Either way, though, people know it's a sequel. and who didn't see the first one that's going to see the second one? Are there that many people who will think, "well, I didn't see the first one, so that 2 scares me off!" I don't think so.
     
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    You would think with the success of sequels number 2 would tend to help the movie. Maybe the third movie could use all the help it can get.
     
  10. a person

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    Rise of the Fallen would have sounded a lot better.
     
  11. Jetfireinthesky

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    I like that they dropped the 2 because by the time they go straight to DVD ala Land Before Time they won't stand out on a DVD shelf having the first three numbered and then the rest subtitled. :tongue: 
     
  12. Silent_Magnus

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    It reminds me of our fellow board member Transfan2.

    What ever floats their boat.
    I still call "Tankor" Octane and "Rodimus" Hor Rod after all.
     
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    only one figure is allowed to be called hot rod in my house.....powerlinx armada hotshot :lolol  :ev: :p 

    any other incarnation of hot rod is renamed rodimus so that 20th anniv. prime doesn't either kill him or make him guard the base

    (loves armada hot shot cause of grimlock 13 :lolol )

    and i will call it TF2 forever cause it is so easy to say, and it also reminds me of Transfan2's G2 motormaster that i got first dibs on if he EVER decides to sell it (it would be stupid to sell it anyway :lol )
     
  14. Moonscream

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    The subtitle would be okay if it actually referenced something from the first movie, like how the audience already knew who the Empire was from the first Star Wars film and thus was set up to anticipate an exciting continuation.

    If I were a casual fan who'd just seen the first film, I would assume 'Revenge of the Fallen' referred to Megatron rising from his watery grave to wreak vengeance, not some entirely new character.

    --Moony
     
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    Eh, I don't give a shit about the title. For this movie I'm more concerned about how much horse shit humour I'll have to endure before I get to see some awesome robots moving.
     
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    Seems a bit odd to drop the 2 out of the title. I could see them dropping the 2 off the new Hulk movie since it was a relaunch but since this film is by the same team as the first movie it's a 2. Are people going to think it's not an attempt to cash in on a franchise just because they dropped the 2?
     
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    Electric Boogaloo > Revenge of the Fallen
     
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    hell , they should call it transformers: revenge of Fort Maximus's junk.....
     
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    While I agree that this is silly and I know I'm going to refer to it as TF2 as much as possible (or "Bayformers 2" in the company of people I want to irritate), there IS a kind of precedent for this sort of thing...

    I was there at the time, and I'm pretty sure I don't recall people calling The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi by "Star Wars 2 & 3"... except maybe by a few clueless adults. :) 

    It seems like Hollywood is trying to recapture that kind of marketing. HOWEVER, it rings false... the original Star Wars trilogy was all about capturing that old-time adventure serial feeling, complete with corny subtitles. Hence "The Empire Strikes Back" fits stylistically. Transformers on the other hand, had none of that mood or style attached to it, so going for that kind of subtitle is forcing it a bit.

    Removing the goggles of nostalgia, I'm not sure if Revenge of the Fallen it really any better or worse a title than Empire or Jedi had... they're all pretty corny. But at least for Star Wars it was appropriate to the material.

    zmog
     

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