Twitter from Critic Richard Roeper about the movie, I think?

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  1. Sideswipe1954

    Sideswipe1954 Well-Known Member

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    Normally I would not think it is relevant, but it makes me wonder what he thought of the movie

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  2. Trypticon 2010

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    I really hope that wasn't a serious question.
     
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    Huh????????

    WHAT

    Please tell me hes not bashing bay
     
  4. Sideswipe1954

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    It is kind of a valid question. When they are not fighting Decepticons or running missions for the US Military (in the book), what do they do? Are they forced to stay on base, etc?
     
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    More like about the entire franchise. We rarely know what TFs do outside a war.
     
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    That's all they do, the Autobots will not stop fighting until the Decepticons have left earth. They hide in plain sight. They go on other missions with NEST offscreen. All of this is established in the films.
     
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    That's actually kinda funny.
     
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    I think what Richard Roeper is asking, they do not fight 24/7, so what do they do in their off time. Do they explore Earth culture, etc. Every cartoon has shown downtime of some sort, the movies have not.
     
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    "Have Transformers sex"

    Depends on who you ask.

    But it's true we don't usually get to see much about what TFs do out side of the war. :lol 

    Mainly because they'd just do things similar to what we do everyday. Not very entertaining.
     
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    The movie focuses on their battle with the decepticons. That's like asking why we don't see Jack Shepard pissing on Lost. Or why we don't see two characters talking about how hot Kate looks. Because we, as viewers, are not coming in during that part of the story. Granted, they could have written a few scenes with Wheeljack playing cards with some humans, but I'm sure the thousands of dollars that would have cost to create would have been put to use showing him kick ass.


    Edit, I'm sure if the movies had delved into them drinking Engeron, like the cartoons, his thoughts would have been, "Robots drinking energon beer...Pahleeease!"
     
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    What do Stormtroopers or Orcs do in their spare time? You could apply this question to any franchise, personally I can't see the point.
     
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    humor. it seems to escape you.
     
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    I'd like to believe they spend their off-hours repairing/regenerating, training, building/maintaining weapons and hardware, etc. I've always felt that NEST soldiers would be helping the Autobots design and build weapons based on Human technology. The US Army's Delta Force have many of their weapons customized by specialized armorers, I would have loved to see that with the Autobots in ROTF and DOTM. As technologically superior as Cybertronians might be, they are alone on Earth, strangers in a strange land with limited resources.

    I'd love to see them just being, you know? Talking- about home, the war on Earth, lost friends. Wrestling each other for kicks, that sort of thing.
     
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    Yet you guys are treating it like a legitimate question.

    Wasn't a funny joke anyway.
     
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    You guys are taking a throw away TWEET.....way too seriously.
     
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    ??? The quote had nothing to do with that, but are you surprised when critics bash Michael Bay? He's one of the most frequently bashed directors currently working.

    Also, he obviously made a joke. I can't believe everyone was instantly on the defensive over that tweet.
     
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  18. Sideswipe1954

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    It is not really a throw away tweet as it poses an interesting question (minus the sex part), and I kind of do see it as a legit question as it is something I never really thought of until I read the tweet. What do the Autobots do in their off time?

    Hell, in G1, Prime plays basketball, they have snowball fights, watch TV, so on and so forth. Even in Prime, they play video games, go out with the kids, do movie marathons.

    In the novelizations of the movies, they show a little of the off-duty side of an Autobot, like the Wreckers watching car racing, but what else. The only off duty you see is Bumblebee when he is with Sam, and even then he is a protector.
     

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