'Transformers 3' Offending people Again With Mullet-Wearing, NASCAR Robot?

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  1. rich_prime

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    Hey, guys! I heard Shockwave will be having a english accent! Bay, that racist asshole, is claiming all brits are one-eyed purple robots who want to take over the Universe.

    Jerk.
     
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    We are. We just wear masks.
     
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    Basically, that article was nothing but a biased, prejudicial rant disguised as actual “news”. There actually wasn't a single bit of "news" in that article at all. Yeah, we get it “journalist”, you hated ROTF. Now move on, twat.
     
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    We are indeed a nation of one-eyed purple monsters.
     
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    Are they just making up for dissing Obama in the second movie?
     
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    I guess Jetfire was the old irish drunk
     
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    Well, I'll be damned. Once I stop drinking crazy drinks at Carnaval, I'LL SPREAD THE TRUTH.
     
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    This is the nugget of truth:

    Transformers could be up there with other well respected sci-fi franchises like Star Wars(until the prequels anyway) or Star Trek if the creators of the media(TV and Film) would take it seriously and not have ghetto robots, robot-balls, stoned moms etc etc. It's a shame really. Take note Hasbro, it's time for the franchise to grow up and it can do so without alienating kids in the process if done thoughtfully.
     
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    I'm offended because none of the robots speak with a Pakistani accent, and that makes the movie racist.
     
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    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

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    the article made a great point about "The Simpsons". Even "Cars" had Larry the Cable Guy voicing Mater, and that was a pretty stereotypical character.

    But the problem is: there are people out there who wear mullets and are die-hard NASCAR fans. Just the same as there are people out there who talk and act "street", like the Twins did in ROTF. People who say it's wrong to have those types of characters in a movie are basically criticizing these types of people by arguing that they shouldn't be represented in movies.

    Not once were the Twins made fun of or looked at negatively in ROTF because of their personalities - that's just who they were. It was the critics who pointed out that they were "negative" characters - but the other side of the coin is that the critics, logically speaking, have to have the opinion that real people who act like that are also "negative" examples.
     
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    I'm not saying those people are wrong for existing, I'm saying it's dumb as shit to shoehorn an alien robot into some human stereotype.
     
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    Okay, so who squealed? I mean, that's a picture from Frenzy_Rumble's review thread from right here on TFW, not some press release preview sent out to all major news outlets.
     
  14. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Exactly!

    I think that it's a good thing that Bay took chances in giving his characters... you know... a character. Regardless of the fact they were never really developed.
     
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    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Good Lord.

    Good sirs, rednecks can actually take a joke. In fact, they relish in it. Like Skids and Mudflap, most of the people offended by this are actually not part of this group. I'm wondering if people who react this way are really just displeased with the archtype in general, instead of just displeased for the archtype.

    Lazy? Sure. Offensive? I think we're digging too deep here.
     
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    I still don't think it looks like a mullet.

    And since when are people with mullets a minority?
     
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    More like he didn't take the chance of trying to actually create unique characters. He stuffed the required number of cast into whatever stereotype best suited that character's role in the film. I mean why bother explaining that Transformers are an ancient culture that is distinctly different from that of earth when you can just throw some gold teeth on them and make them go yo yo yo? More screen time for 'splosions yo!
     
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    I'm Irish, Jetfire had an english accent.
     
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    In the film.
    On the toy however...

    "JehtFiah'z Mai Nahm" - Jetfire, 2009, Leader Class
     
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    "If you don't think that robots with mullets that turn into Nascars isn't the greatest idea ever...

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    Then you're a humorless shell of a human being and you have my pity, good sir."
     

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