Now I know why Machinima won't stop

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  1. Wubglitch

    Wubglitch Decepticons Weapon Specialist

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    Machinima has uploaded the full series of Titans Return on YT. As majority of us has shown to be terrified, traumatized and disappointed on this, surprisingly I've found a lot of people actually liked it. (check their channel out for yourself) I don't know how and why. I'm not insulting towards those who like it. But I'm finding this very strange for anyone to like the series. This shows why Hasbro and Machinima still thinks making more of these are a good idea. Well, they're a big company. I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking "Don't touch it! It's evil!"

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    People like it, fine. People don't like it, fine. Really none of my business as to what opinion people have of it. And Hasbro is going to do what Hasbro is going to do. In the end, they're my toys once they're in my hands and if I don't like the fiction, I can make my own.
     
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  3. Wubglitch

    Wubglitch Decepticons Weapon Specialist

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    Man, that spirit of a fan-fiction writer. I dig that.
     
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    I think it has to do with one's expectations going into it. I expected relatively little out of a short series of short episodes...and I was pleasantly surprised. But if you're looking for a topnotch in-depth blockbuster, you will likely be disappointed.
     
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    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Pretty much this, although I don't think your expectations need to be that high to be disappointed. But I think if you go into these understanding who is making them, what the shows' role is in the brand, and what limitations they're laboring under... this is really the most likely result you could expect. Best to either ignore it or enjoy it for what it is, even though it's not what many of us would want.
     
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    Yeah...I went a little overboard with the blockbuster part, but you get what I'm saying, you know? Now, I WOULD like (and would have high expectations for) a full-blown series.
     
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  7. Blunderzag

    Blunderzag Magna Convoy will lead us to victory

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    I thought it was okay compared to combiner wars. But wasn't anything great. The main faults lie in the execution of what would otherwise be a great show that I would watch.
    This ranges from it being released on go90 to the fact that Menasor was voiced by Dashie.
    Sure the sound design was rushed and lacking, and so what the animation made it seem stiff and lifeless?
    I have hope from the future.
    Just remember that sometimes we have to get through the Energon to get to Animated and Prime and G2 to get to the Beast Wars.

    "Patience will succumb to those who wait"
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    The main flaws:

    Wanting it to be all about Starscream again and as a result butchering Trypticon as a character.
    Everybody being a theatrical, dumb action hero without a grain of sense.
    Trying to milk the 'edgy' 'cool' anti hero Megatron that a lot of people saw as the saving grace of CW (saving grace does not equal that was great).
    "Oh no!!! If we don't do this it will be the end of the world!!! This is the greatest threat to the universe we have ever encountered!!!!!!!"
    Everything being a battle or a conflict.
    There is not a single line of honest to good well written dialogue in the thing.

    There are others. But these are what I could come up with on short notice.
     
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    Wait wait wait, have any of you seen the G1 cartoons? Listen, as a kid I enjoyed them. But sorry, when comparing them to anything modern day, only the first season could even hold a candle. While I am not crazy about what Machima did here. It is mainly intended to sell toys. It's not the comic in animated form or something like that. So let's not pretend like G1 was an Emmy award winning show. In all honesty, Animated was probably the best of all the Transformers shows.
     
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    I assume it's people who only watched the G1 show and they see G1 characters who don't look like Bay designs or the "kiddy" new shows, which equates to nostalgia bucks.
     
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    I agree with everything here except Animated being the best TF show. The terrible human villains in Animated.

    Let's be honest there hasn't been a flawless Transformers series.

    I have enjoyed Titans Return as a guilty pleasure. The only thing ruining it for me is Menasor's voice.

    Menasor was my favourite Combiner for 3 decades but every time he opens his mouth, I cringe. It's in my top 5 annoying Transformer voices: TR Menasor, Energon Ironhide, Rattrap, Dinobot and Quickstrike.

    Dishonourable mentions: Movie Crosshairs, Drift, Lockdown, Devestation Starscream, Devestation Thundercracker and G1 Red Alert.

    I wish they used his voice actor from RID or Devestation.

    Anyway none of us here ever agree on everything. Let's just respectfully agree to disagree.
     
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    Me and the wife started watching it last night on youtube. Not too bad, kinda fun to watch, Overlord is awesome!

    Main gripe, when all the combiners merged into a,...........well.......a "Mega-Victorian? Like seriously, what?
     
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    Wait...you didn't like Rattrap's voice??
     
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    Afraid not. I found it grating. His character is an asshole and the stupid buck teeth on his robot face were silly.
     
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    He... he’s supposed to be a rat... of course he’s gonna have buck teeth
     
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    Why should Hasbro and Takara, or whoever ever stop producing inexpensive run out of the mill 5 minute flicks that could have been written by a five year old when the public endorses them?

    I mean I am not against anyone who does but dont expect to do so and then hope for realistically anything better. I mean Overlord bitchslapping the mistress and Starscreams Ghost taking over trypticon just as it happened 30 years ago is as far as it gets.
     
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    valisihaud No rest for the delirious

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    There is a difference between what the Sunbow cartoon and Machinima set out to do. Sunbow was a merchandising vehicle first and foremost, while Machinima tried to make the "game of thrones of animation" and failed miserably.
     
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  19. pilot00

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    I dont even think that would ever cross their minds, but if they DARED to even think that, let alone believe it.....oh boy.......


    And yes lets throw the comparison of a 30 year old dead thing again because....reasons? Whatever the flaws of G1 only beast wars and Prime managed to best it. Which speaks volumes of the ability of the franchise's writters.
     
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    In rat mode sure. But on the robot face it just looks silly.
     

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