Remember those old test shots

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by eyeballkid, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. eyeballkid

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    Like this one...YouTube - ‪optimus prime‬‏. That looks as good as anything else in the movies. A director could use this simplified transformation to include many more robot shots for less money then the current movies, it costs less, and there is a budget enough to tell a story about the robots.
     
  2. RisingPhoenix86

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    I prefer what we have now instead of this.
     
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    Na, I like the complicated ones better.
     
  4. GFH

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    Eursh, no, he looks awful. Prime would have terribly limited maneuverability, and look like a complete jackass. It's innaproppriate for a live action film. He looks proper the way he was done, it seems more alien.
     
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  6. nametaken

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    they've gotten a little better over time, now its mostly the faces that are the problem with conveying emotion. compare megatron in tf1 to shockwave in tf3, i can understand shockwave, but tf1 megs i was like WTF is that.

    optimus does still have that big stupid nose though.
     
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    Nope. It's okay, though, the more you know!
     
  9. KnightHawkke

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    Well, of course some people automatically hate it with out any objective thought because it's from the original diaclone design:2c: ..

    Now that being said, If it were really to be a "movie" worthy design it would need A lot of work and polish. More detail, some sliding armor for a more sleek look, (more like mp4 or 10) the arms would need more bulk, the torso would need.. less.. The head a bit bigger. Colors would need to be much sharper. etc etc. If given a full treatment by a professional animator I think it could make something spectacular. With it as is simply being, probably a home done animation it shows promise. After all Classics Prime and the before mentioned masterpeices came from the same cab-over type design and look very good.

    Now after that being said, it is Not necessary for a design to look like a tangled mess of parts and cables to be movie presentable.
     
  10. UnicronFTW

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    Ew.
     
  11. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    I definitely don't wish to see this guy run, seriously.
     
  12. Ruthie

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    No. When it comes to full-fledged action at the visual quality of the movieverse, that won't be anywhere near believable. In fact, it would be laughable. Sorry, but the G1 aesthetic simply will not work in a major multi-million dollar film.
     
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    I'll take the complex, if transformers actually existed look any day. But that's just me.
     
  15. CorePrime

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    Uh... wasn't that test shot confirmed to be fan-made?
     
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    G1 fans enjoy this. It the closest thing you will get. I like the movie look now.
     
  17. KnightHawkke

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    Guess what, I am G1 fan and I like both designs.. Hell truth be told I like movie Sideswipe better than G1.
    To be fair, give a cab-over the same amount of time and work the movie designs got and even with a solid armor exterior it could still look fantastic. Otherwise your showing a pretty severe double standard even comparing the two works.
     
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    :puke:  that's all I have to say.
     
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    Sorry I should say geewuners.
     
  20. StrifeZ

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    I like the movie look more than any other look.

    And that's as a G1 fan.
     

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