So I Edited ROTF...Down to 1 Hour Long

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by j.a.f.o., Jan 17, 2010.

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  1. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    When I saw the movie in theaters, I was disappointed that Michael Bay didn't seem to learn the first time after TFTM (namely, we want to see ROBOTS get most of the screen time, NOT humans).

    Therefore, I set out to cut up ROTF to fit my liking...as well as something I feel my 4-year-old boy could watch.

    I trashed 99% of all human appearances including--but not limited to:

    Sam and Mikaela's lovefests
    The Witwickys (epsecially the mom, as annoying as she was, now has ZERO presence)
    Secretary what's-his-name, Lennox, and Epps
    Leo (he's restricted to a few scenes just to keep the continuity of the story)
    Simmons (same purpose as Leo)
    Alice the Pretender

    Oh, and Sam does NOT die and go to Autobot heaven in my version (and the Matrix never disintegrates into dust).

    Despite having made over 200 edits, I managed to preserve the flow and logic of the story line. And since I made it more "little-kid" friendly, all "naughty" language and scenes (i.e. no gratuitous Mikaela's ass-on-motorcycle or Alice-on-Sam's-bed shots) have been edited out.

    Overall, I'm happy with the end result: A movie focused on giant fucking robots beating the shit outta each other.

    Okay Bay, bring on TF3 so I can razor that one up too.
     
  2. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    ~never mind~
     
  3. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    So you cut out every scene in which a human appears.
     
  4. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Aww..No ass shots? :( 

    Why edit out the good stuff like Mikela on the bike?
     
  5. Vince

    Vince Decepticon

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    Awesome, I could watch that.
     
  6. MaxLinden

    MaxLinden Auto-Con

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    Thats why I redid ROTF my self as well....
    I just made it g1ish by changing the music, voices, and sound effects.... But if you do upload it any where, let me know.... I would like to see it... =-D
     
  7. Mumps

    Mumps <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    And this is why I hate going to the movie forum....
     
  8. mrfang2

    mrfang2 leader of team rejects

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    so it can air on tv?
     
  9. tylerzero

    tylerzero Active Member

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    And who has the gun to your head? Nobody. 'Kay GTFO then.
     
  10. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    Amen.....i swear the movie forums are now one huge anti-logical Clusterf*ck........editing the movie is a waste of time...i liked it just the way it is......ugh if people would use logic they would see the movie doesn't have as much problems as they make it out to have
     
  11. Ephland

    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

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    And why would the Mikaela-on-bike shot not air on TV? It's tame compared to what's on there right now.
     
  12. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    THIS.
     
  13. Darthbane2007

    Darthbane2007 Well-Known Member

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    I think what wew should do is have a " ROTF Edited my Way" Megathread, where all of the talented minds that have redone the movie can post it, instead of making a thread each time...
     
  14. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    I can respect the objections to my editing the movie, but just because you liked every single minute of it doesn't mean those who don't are dead wrong.

    My intent was not to remove the human characters altogether, but rather make them secondary to the Transformers.

    And by no means to I think Mikaela's ass shot on the bike is too risque for TV: I think I was just on a roll in cutting bits and pieces out of the film and that brief shot happened to be part of a section I had chopped.
     
  15. Krueger

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    So you’ve turned it into an incoherent piece of shit to appeal to a 4 year old (apparently)? I really adore fan-edits. They always seem to be made by people who know absolutely nothing about film.
     
  16. Optimatron

    Optimatron Autobot

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    To OP:




    cool story bro
     
  17. ectoneon

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    I actually liked Rotf a lot, but I can definitely Get on board a kid friendly version. Even when I saw it in theateres, there was stuff I didn't mind at all, but i still found myself thinking "they actually did this-kids are watching!" The way it sounds, you cut all the parts I now skip through after having saw it a hundred times. I'm curious as to how this plays out.
     
  18. Evil_the_Nub

    Evil_the_Nub Well-Known Member

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    That's what I've been saying, I STILL don't know what the "plot holes" are that people keep complaining about. Although if he wants to make the movie more kid friendly I don't see why not. Hook 'em while they're young, it worked on me.
     
  19. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    I'm not gonna pull a "how dare you desecrate Bay's movie" thing until I see the edit for myself.

    Lets see it and judge it by its own merits.

    Upload it for us, please.
     
  20. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Are you talking about the original or the fan-edit?
     
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