Novel Driller VS Movie Driller

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If you read the novel, which version of the Driller did you liked?

  1. Movie

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  2. Novel

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  1. abc55abc55

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    In the Transformers DOTM novel, the driller was an individual character, but the movie, he was refered as Shockwave. Why is that?

    In the novel, Optimus talked about how the Driller was a mining robot that Transformers used. But in the movie, all Optimus said was Shockwave, and said nothing about the Driller. Maybe, it's to make Shockwave look stronger. But to me, I felt like the Driller was not part of Shockwave at all.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. Lazerwave

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    Movie Driller.
     
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    The notion that the Driller is part of Shockwave is fuel for oh-so-many off-color jokes.
     
  4. UltraMagnus2008

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    Shockwave was controlling it during the Chernobly incident, so to refer to it as Shockwave would be accurate since he's directly responsible. Now when its on its own its the Driller. Epps clarifed the differance between the two during the building assault
     
  5. Dinodigger97

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    Movie Driller has spikes....Novel Driller does not....and I like spikes.;) 
     
  6. abc55abc55

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    Haha, good piont.
     
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    I like the idea of the Driller being an extension of Shockwave. Something he can control remotely. Otherwise it's just a big animal/machine.
     
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    I like visuals more than words.
     
  9. Stryker055

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    I prefer novel.

    I've seen enough hentai...
     
  10. LemonPrime

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    No real preference for me. In both cases, I took the Driller as little more than a Cybertronian beast of burden. The novel simply states it outright whereas the film is a bit vague on just what it is, but there's enough for the audience to figure it out.
     
  11. Hot Shot.

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    That's sad. I'd take a good story with bland visuals over an incoherent string of special effects on a paper-thin plot anyday.


    Substance > Superficial
     
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    I think he means only in regards to Driller and I think you know that.
     
  13. General Magnus

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    Meh, as long as it entertains me.
     
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    No, I don't actually. His statement seemed pretty general to me.
     
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    What General Magnus said!
    But honestly I think maybe a bit more explanation could have been given, otherwise I think the movie Driller was fine.
     
  16. Egami

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    Movie Driller is better imo.
     
  17. thebruteslayer

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    I did mean the Driller.
     
  18. Sso02V

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    Because you misunderstood the scene?
     
  19. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Oh. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     

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