VW Slam, and .. No Thanks to Mikeala? *SPOILERS*

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  1. gabumon

    gabumon Well-Known Member

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    The movie was awesome, but I'm wondering if I'm the only one who thought:

    1. that they really politically/corporately slammed VW when BB smashed his door into the yellow bug? (I'm not a rabid VW fan, but I was a little hurt.)

    and

    2. why didn't Sam thank Mikeala for saving his life (with that saws-all)?

    Does anyone agree?
     
  2. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    1. That's that VW gets. I thought it was hilarious.

    2. Beats me.
     
  3. Autobot HipHop

    Autobot HipHop Covert Operations

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    I thought the VW slam was a shot at all the haters and VW.

    Take that bee-yotches!
     
  4. Sy-Rein

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    i think you're reading too much into a movie here.

    the VW thing was more a slam against the original Bumblebee than against VW as a corporation, imo.

    And I think Sam did thank Mikeala but it was quick and passed over even quicker. I mean come-on, there's giant robot action going on.
     
  5. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    No, that slam was aimed squarely at VW the company.
     
  6. Rodimus Primal

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    I think it was a nod to us along with Sam's dad driving past Porsche as a nod for Jazz.
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Sam is a dick, that's why Mikaela likes him so much by the end of the movie.
     
  8. Autobot HipHop

    Autobot HipHop Covert Operations

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    OMG, I never even thought about that, and I'm a huge Jazz fan :(  Makes perfect sense.
     
  9. Rodimus Primal

    Rodimus Primal Well-Known Member

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    Good one right?

    Also did anyone pick up on the line "must be a blown transformer" line? That was as obvious as saying "more than meets the eye!"
     
  10. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    dont forget that some things you guys are thinking of as "nods" are also very very likely to be ...... "coinsidences"


    dun dun duuuunnnn
     
  11. shockwave2005

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    DING DING DING DING!!!!!

    WE HAVE A WINNAH!!!!!!
     
  12. 137

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    Seriously I think you need to put the bumblebee toy down and go outside, it's going to be okay bro. We're here for ya!

    They're transformers they take shape of what they need to. The fanbois said VW wouldn't allow the car in the movie at all, and how cool would a chase scene be with a saleen mustang following a 1969 volkswagon beetle. C'MON mc'fly think!!!

    The only real reason he wasn't a damn volkswagon is because Hasbro wouldn't be able to make toys of bumblebee if he was the VW, they could've used the car in the film being it's no longer in production.

    But VW would've not given profitability rights to the toy, which imo would've worked because I always thought he sucked as a volkswagon, now he's a character worthy of being in battle.
     
  13. gabumon

    gabumon Well-Known Member

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    I should've said in my initial post that BB as a Camaro really rocks!!!, (I especially liked the Ford vs. Chevy, BB vs Barricade battle). (I like Mustangs too)

    I just felt like him slamming the bug (oh!, wait....SLUG BUG!,sorry had to say that) was like dissin your "roots".

    Thanks for the posts guys!
     
  14. Team Jetfire

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    Again, reading too far in to it.

    The car beside it could have been a pinto and BB still would have nailed it with the car door. It was part of the story to convince Sam to buy the BB.
     
  15. Grimlock_13

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    Dittio.

    You know VW would have thrown a shitfit about it anyway.
     
  16. Tfgraveyard

    Tfgraveyard Not a Fan of the Fans

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    Yup, definatly a little "ribbing" to VW.
     
  17. Smasher

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    Spot on.
     
  18. nineballl22

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    i thought it was a dam good movie the best ive ever seen
     
  19. Optimus-JD

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    No, it's mine and I'll never put it down! You can't make me.
     
  20. HyperGeek_1984

    HyperGeek_1984 Herr Doktor

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    I have a question, why do fanboys always nitpick and read way too much ino every frame of the movie?
     

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