Transformers Prime Episodes 1 and 2 - Darkness Rising Parts 1 and 2 Discussion

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Sol Fury, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    18,623
    News Credits:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +57
    Oh, I'm dyin' for Tron, but this is right up there with it :) 
     
  2. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    18,623
    News Credits:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +57
    IGN's review: Transformers Prime: Premiere Review - TV Review at IGN

    For IGN, that's pretty good, as they try really hard to be critical when it suites them.

    It's nice to see such a positive review, though I don't understand the 7.0, when he was glowing about the show in his writeup. :) 
     
  3. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Posts:
    13,627
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +31
    He probably meant 7,9 or something, afaik the TV shows don't show the "," while the video game ones do.
     
  4. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Posts:
    10,354
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +31
    I didn't notice in DR Pt.2 that Prime was pulling off some mean truck-fu after he and the others went "Maximum Overdrive".

    He was drifting, reversing and donuting through a good couple of Eradicons.
     
  5. optimusprime42

    optimusprime42 Autobot Leader

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Posts:
    6,873
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +52
    someone on bays site said no new episodes til next year
     
  6. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Posts:
    10,354
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +31
    We already know.

    Febuary is when the show begins to air weekly.
     
  7. LXL_Guy

    LXL_Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Posts:
    1,420
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Didn't even realize it had started airing, well at least the first two episodes so far. Not bad so far, I'd be okay with Cliffjumper being dead. I do like Arcee & Ratchet so far. Those two are definite buys when toys are released.
     
  8. janeDoe001

    janeDoe001 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Posts:
    4,278
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +241
    I saw it, it made me dizzy so I watched it again :lol 


    jD001
     
  9. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    16,742
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    387
    Location:
    Seattle
    Likes:
    +844
    just watched ep 1. Fairly impressive.

    Pros:
    Camera work. very cinematic, nice moves.
    Animation - quality!!!
    Autobot Designs (minus Bulkhead who just does not fit in with the others aesthetically, he looks like he skipped in from another show ~ which he essentially did ~ maybe if he was about 1/2 as "fat" he'd look less redonkulous) Love this Bumblebee and probably the best Ratchet has ever looked.
    The Boys ~ not bad for human characters.
    Voice Acting ~ FRIGGIN'. TOP. NOTCH. Cullen and Tambor and whomever is doing Starscream were especially impressive. (I actually didn't think The Rock sounded very solid, like he wasn't used to doing voiceover work ~ sounded kind of tentative to me)
    The Writing. More mature than the movies. On a whole different level than the Unicron Trilogy (i usually couldn't make myself sit through a whole episode...)
    Cliffjumper ~ seemed rad, sad to see him KO'd, but it set the tone for the show well.

    Cons.
    The Decepticon Designs. I hate them. everyone except Megatron. (and even he looked kinda bad with the frog eyes and needle teeth at his debut at the end of the ep). Starscream's head/face and Soundwave's arms looked even more ridiculous in motion then they did in pictures.
    The Empty Environments. as impressive as the cinematography and animation were, the barren, empty environments really stood out. More background 'noise' (cars on the streets, pedestrians, birds, etc) is needed to make the world feel 'real'. The town felt like a ghost town.
    Bulkhead. See above.
    Bumblebee can't talk. it was cool for the first movie, but just annoying in the 2nd and pointless here. I'd have just made him a bot of few words...
    Meiko (sp) ~ she was on screen for what, 2 minutes, and i was hoping someone would accidently step on her...

    I give it a solid B and looking forward to Ep. 2!
     
  10. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Posts:
    17,521
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +613
    I found her character funny, She's kinda like Scrappy-Doo .. um ... like ... in a good way. :) 

    She seems a lot like what Sari from Animated might be if she were a few years older when she first met Autobots.
     
  11. RailSpike

    RailSpike Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Posts:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Likes:
    +0
    The backgrounds are terrible they focus on characters and nothing else. And to relate it to the movie that even makes it even worse. I expect to keep movie with movie and animated with animated.
     
  12. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    18,623
    News Credits:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +57
    Since when is something other than the characters the focus? I mean outside of a relevant object to the plot, which in this case, there are none. I don't quite get what makes the backgrounds terrible? Would you have preferred very polygonal backgrounds like Beast Wars, or completely hand drawn ones, in which case the characters would have looked completely outta place?
     
  13. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Posts:
    12,466
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +17
    Ebay:
    I think that is part of the issue. Isn’t that why they have a Ground Bridge? But, I think the other reason, the main reason, is to keep their identity secret. They are robots in disguise in this show; they’re actually in disguise:D  The Decepticons, too, for now anyway, are also playing it low key, though I think their purpose is more of an element of surprise low key than anything else.

    My guess is because it would be pretty easy to spot a big robot or blue bike in a narrow passage.

    She already tried to hide—and failed—from them moments earlier, but the Decepticons aren’t stupid, and could not be fooled. They double back, split up and work as a team. Hiding wouldn’t have helped.

    Did they know what they were looking for when first they saw her? I thought they were suspicious of her, but were looking for telltale signs that she was in fact an Autobot. They looked to be scrutinizing her from a distance in vehicle mode before making their move, and once they did, they didn’t worry about the consequences of engaging/pursing her.

    lips are synched much through out the show! I guess other CG animated shows have spoiled me, but when it comes to synched lips, this show does it pretty badly. Not too unlike traditional 2D animated shows;) 

    Some people actually speak this way. I don’t know which folks specifically, but I have heard those from the countryside speak like this. I thought it was rather cool, actually, I thought it added to his roughneck character. “I’ll put a few dings in ya!”


    What time does episode three air?
     
  14. janeDoe001

    janeDoe001 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Posts:
    4,278
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +241
    6:30 est.


    jD001
     
  15. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Posts:
    12,466
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +17
    Ebay:
    Thanks! Guess, I should check back some time tonight elsewhere to watch it, as I'm outside of HUBs targeted airways:mad 
     
  16. janeDoe001

    janeDoe001 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Posts:
    4,278
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +241
    Same. My shift ends at 10 tonight so when I get home I'll check.

    Back on Topic: Who else thought 'Power to the minimum wage slaves' when Jack told to customer to 'Bite Me'?


    jD001
     
  17. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Posts:
    10,354
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +31
    Don't let Railspike get to you. He's been complaining about the show since the Bulkhead clip....
     
  18. shroobmaster

    shroobmaster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Posts:
    13,627
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +31
    Actauly, complaining about everything since he joined looking at his post list.
     
  19. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    18,623
    News Credits:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +57
    He's not. Just making conversation. I know like half of these people just complain for the sake of putting themselves on the side that's opposite of popular opinions. This show is by no means perfect, but it's some of the best we've gotten in a long time. Opinions will always be opinions, but when someone says, "Beast Wars looks better," you start to wonder if people are just looking for reasons to complain in order to not be "easily satisfied," when ultimately, we are looking for entertainment in a toy cartoon... which I am perfectly fine with :D 
     
  20. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Posts:
    13,157
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +148
    Dude, you and me both.
     

Share This Page