Only thing that really grabbed me.

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Sioce, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Ebay:
    Much as I liked ROTF, it seemed to me that Hasbro didn't have much of a hand in the making of it.
    Hasbro has given us a rich mythology, with varying continuities and deep characters.
    I guess that is the only thing about ROTF that I wasn't huge on.

    I wonder if Bay just kind of ignored hasbro and went with most of his own ideas.
    Please don't flame, this is a thread for discussion.
    I don't care if bay made your babies cry, or made you punch your hello kitty pillow until you fell asleep from exhaustion.
    Do you think Hasbro didn't have a strong hand in the story of ROTF?
     
  2. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

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    How exactly? 99% of the plot was past transformers mythology and ideas taped together.
     
  3. Kraken2009

    Kraken2009 Megatron's Right Hand

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    I agree Sioce.
    I think Bay mainly came up with his down ideas. If Hasbro really had a hand, we would probably not gotten random protoforms and contstruticon clones. What, with all the humor and everything.
    Hasbro wouldn't really make the "Twins" on their own.....would they? Hasbro just went along, and of course, made $$$$$.

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  4. *Soundwave*

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    The guy next to you?

    oh.....wait


    i agree w/your point sorta-ish
     
  5. Ephland

    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

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    Hasbro's name was front and center on this film. Any hand they had in it was their own choice.
     
  6. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have to say since Bay was the director, he should be able to make all the plot choices and everything. I think Hasbro has the robor designs, and then uses the movie as one HUGE commercial for their product. So, I am cool with Bay using his ideas and leaving Hasbro out of it.
     
  7. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    While Bay has made a big deal about going to Transformers school at Hasbro HQ you do sort of have to wonder did he actually learn anything or did he just shake his head a lot then throw out all of their ideas.

    My feeling is that I saw a lot of signatures of a Bay in both Transformers and Revenge of the Fallen, but I didn't really see the touches that would make me think Hasbro had any sort of huge influence on either film. Felt more like they just wanted their name connected to movies and to sell toys than anything else. Of course I kind of feel exactly the same way about GI Joe Rise of Cobra as well.
     
  8. Attacker_Prime

    Attacker_Prime Optimus Prime forever

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    This. The plot goes back to the origins of the transformers (the Primes) and yet manages to fit the Allspark in aswell.
     
  9. Thundersmacker

    Thundersmacker More then meets the lie

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    Bay basically gave Hasbro the best 2,5 hour commercial they ever wanted. On a financial level Bayformers reigns supreme.
    Even if one considers the TF multiverse I think Bayformers more then holds is own.
    To me Bay remains the best director for the chosen format.
     
  10. shroobmaster

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    AFAIK, Hasbro had to approve every little thing that went into the script, so we know they had input, it just happens that they liked Bay's direction and let it be.
     
  11. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I don't think Hasbro would allow their product to be made into a live action film without them having a huge say in how it was made. That's just not how any business would work.
     

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