The Movie Reporter - A Second TF Script Look

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  1. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    Hye everyone, The Movie Reporter has taken a second look at the TF script. There are some major spoilers in here, so avoid at all costs if you are going at this movie spoiler-less :) 

    http://www.iesb.net/dreamworks2006/052106.php

    Also, please remember that the names are said to be alias' of the final names, we don't need this thread turning into yet another thread about the names being so and so.

    Thanks!

    EDIT: crap I thought I posted this in the movie discussion, someone wanna punt this thread over there?
     
  2. Super_Megatron

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    No it's good here, this is where all news should initially be posted.
     
  3. Brave Magnus

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    What's wrong with Megatron being some sort of Cybertronian jet or whatever?
     
  4. RHansen

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    thanks S_megs for the heads up :) 


    and yea, I dont know about Megs being a jet, but who knows, it may just work
     
  5. Laser_Optimus

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    Interesting read. I think he's getting worked up over Megatron being a jet though... I'm getting a G2 Jhiaxus design idea in my head with Megatron characteristics. Besides, it's not like we've never had Megs as anything, but a tank, gun or cannon. As long as it's done well this movie will kick ass.

    Also, hopefully the boombox is Soundbyte and not Soundwave... ugh...
     
  6. Zzeezz

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    Remember that the reviewer is looking at the script through a diehard G1 fan lens and you'll do fine.
     
  7. Foster

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    I'd agree with most of the reviewer's complaints of TF vs. human screen time. How many non-mutants needed to be prominently featured in "X-Men?" The same principle should apply here. If the Autobots are portrayed as emotional, caring sentient life, there's no need for humans to have 80% of the screen time.
     
  8. Laser_Optimus

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    Agreed. Hopefully it's not 80%... I'd have to go reread it, but I don't think he said just how much time they take up... just that one of the scenes is an unbarably long scene between "Spike" & "Carly" that could have been shortened and used for something else. Without more information to go on I'm going to consider his complaint about the show being called "The humans and their transforming friends." to be a diehard G1 fan complaint. But if it is about 80% of the movie... yeash...
     
  9. SKowl

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    Yay, more things to get G1 fan boys upset.

    Megatron as an "alien" jet, COULD work. I would have prefered the obvious choice of tank mode, but it may have been seen as too slow and sluggish for the Decepticon leader.

    I also find it funny how, reading through other threads in other forums, gee-wunner fanboys are sooo upset about Soundwave being a boombox in the movie. I find it ironic how fans complain when an alt mode is changed (i.e. Bumblebee = camaro), but somehow are STILL upset when they keep an alt mode almost EXACTLY the same, as they are doing with Soundwave.
     
  10. Brave Magnus

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    I'm so happy of not being a G1 hardcore fanboy. ^_^ This way I can accept every possibility for the script.
    Besides I can't really be upset just for a review, I have to watch the movie. :D 
     
  11. peteynorth

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    I could deal with Megatron as an alien jet, but hopefully he'd be more of a flying gun-mount (alien A-10) as opposed to aerial supremacy (F-22). There has to be something that sets Starscream apart and makes him special, otherwise he's just redundant and Megatron would have no reason not to kill him immediately.
     
  12. Brave Magnus

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    Megatron doesn't need a reason to kill Starscream. He just does and that's it. :lol 
     
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    Megatron as an alien jet? Sort of like Super Megatron from Battlestars?

    -airfox
     
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    Woo-woo!
    Bring on th Go-Bots!

    SB
     
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    :rolleyes2 
     
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    Nope, not going to read it, don't wanna be spoiled when I get to the theater! All I want to know is who's acting in it and such. :) 
     
  17. SAJse

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    It's not the alt-mode people don't like. It's the lack of mass shifting which results in a 4.5 foot robot.
     
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    Megatron an alien jet ?!?!?!?!
    boooooooooo.......................
     
  19. Greyryder

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    I don't like Soundwave being such a small robot. Make that character Rumble, and he could be really fun. I'm trying to remember that the movieis it's own standalone universe, and not tied to G1, but I can't hear the name "Soundwave" without thinking of the cold sinister badass that his G1 tech spec made him out to be.

    Megs as an alien plane? Cool! Hopefully he'll look better than E-Megatron. At least he's not a second rate Batmobile knock off.
     
  20. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    yeah him being 4 feet tall, and a joke is the part that irks me is all. and as far as hearing "soundwave" and thinking of the G1 character I think will be something that even the casuals who knew TFs when they were kids will experience as well...
     

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