"Transformers Movie Promotes the Military, Propaganda Some Say…"

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  1. GMANIFESS

    GMANIFESS G1 Manifestations

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    And no one notices all the "Military vehicals" are the bad guys? ;) 
     
  3. oddobot

    oddobot carpe diem all diem long

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    I was wating for something like this to come along............ugh!!!!
     
  4. Heatseeker

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    I wonder what they have to say about Top Gun...

    Who cares if it promotes the military? Civilian life doesn't offer us cool toys like that.

    Thats because of the cool toys. Lol.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

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    I really can't see how it couldn't help but show off the military. If there's a war going on in the US between giant alien robots, I can't see how the military would ignore it.
     
  6. KA

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    bay has a close relationship with pentagon dudes since pearl harbor. thats how he can order up shots of military operations with ease, hes got connections. meanwhile, as far as the military is concerned, they see the publicity as recruitment drive. so both parties gets their dick suck, everybodys happy.
     
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    So?

    Article shoulda been titled "Transformers Movie Promotes the Military, Marketing Some Say," and then never been published 'cause it's not news.

    There are military-sponsored NASCAR drivers, the military appears at sporting events, etc. They're trying to sell a product--service in the military--just like GM is trying to sell cars. It's not propaganda--the promotion of ideas or views--it's advertising, functionally no different from what other corporations are doing in the film.
     
  8. Don_East

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    Tell that to the people in San Francisco.
     
  9. Sso02V

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    "Join the army, get ruthlessly hunted down and impaled by a giant alien robot scorpion"
     
  10. Alienbot

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    LOL!

    If anything, Transformers was propaganda in the Spielbergian sense of making us feel worthwhile as a race. We get all fuzzy when we realise Optimus loves us and would die for us.
     
  11. fastballspecial

    fastballspecial SAY SOMETHIN'!

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    I don't know if it promotes anything secretly. I signed up for the Army after so I saw it, so whatever. =p
     
  12. Lance Halberd

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    What are the people in San Francisco saying?
     
  13. shibamura_prime

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    Ditto! :D 
     
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    Meh, the movie was more advertising(well actually it'd be better to call their involvment product placement) than the actual propaganda that is their tv spots.

    'Join the Army, You might get to fly a helicopter or control a missile system, but you'll most probably just be a janitor, ditch digger, or work in an office'.
     
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    Nothing TF related, but people there wanted(not sure if they were successful) Military recruiters from coming to their High Schools saying that it's propaganda.
     
  16. darthrage

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    no way??? you've gotta be kidding me!

    well I'll be darned!
     
  17. Ace96

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    Why is it people cannot look at a movie for what it really is..............ENTERTAINMENT!!!
     
  18. red00wolf

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    HOW DARE U SUGGEST THAT MOVIES ARE ENTERTAINMENT earggghhh...
     
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    Well sure the military play a significant role in the movie, it just wouldn't be a good robot invasion story without them. How does humanity fight back against hostile forces without military tech, weapons and vehicles? Does anyone really think the movie shouldn't have involved the military?
     
  20. seeker311

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    if anything, it promotes having sex on top of a muscle car :) 
     
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