Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Jetstorm, Oct 1, 2017.
Me. I love these movies despite the criticisms I have of them.
I guess I do. My favorite is AoE by far, and I really like the '07 one too. DOTM is a pretty fun action movie, and great whenever you need background filler noise. ROTF is... okay.
*refuses to mention TLK*
I still thoroughly enjoy 2007 and DOTM. I can tolerate ROTF and AOE, though the latter is vastly improved if you supercut it to remove about an hour of the pointless shit.
Last Knight though? Fuck that movie. I Redboxed it last night and I want my $4 and the time wasted back.
"Earth? What a terrible name for a planet. Might as well call it Dirt...Planet Dirt!"
Jetfire's logic, you cannot refute it.
Great responses all around in this thread! I, of course, love Transformers, and so by default the films. Especially because they're the first live action realization of Cybertronians, and the lore.
I used to daydream, while studying the box art of my Transformers toys, that a day would come, when I'd be able to watch a real world iteration of Autobots versus Decepticons.
I'm a fan of the 1st trilogy (despite their many flaws) and believe Me I get criticized all the freaking time for it
I use to but, disappointment for 8 years straight really takes a toll on your opinion on a franchise.
First one was great though at least.
I can acknowledge their many faults, but the series is still genuinely one of my favorites ever.
I did before TLK.
Loved the first movie, (except for Jazz dying) Liked ROTF and DOTM (up until they started murdering everyone). The mass killing of loved characters is what killed AOE for me. Why invest any emotions into caring about any of these characters if their just going to keep killing them off. By TLK I was just meh, pretty much every character from the franchise that I liked was dead (except for the main trio and Barricade.) and there's no point in getting invested in the fleeting new ones who I had no idea who they were, and were gone before I could care.
Love them all except the 5th
I love them all, though I do also know they have some flaws.
I like what someone else said in another thread (10th anniversary IIRC) about how
the films challenge your expectations as to how they'd look and behave IRL
I genuinely enjoyed all of them. And I genuinely love the first and DOTM. It’s because I don’t really have any aspirations for a Transformers movie to be anything more than pure popcorn action blockbuster. I love the franchise but I don’t believe it can be more than that, and I don’t want it to be.
I can't understand, why so many people say about flaws. It's an art, it's subjective, it hasn't quality standarts! The things you don't like may be enjoyable for another viewer, even the Simmons' ass. There is no absolute perfection, because all the viewers are different, I can see slightly different opinions even in this thread. So all the "flaws" are just features of the Movie, it can't live without them! It's more important, what you FEEL about the Movie entirely. If you love it, why do you think what was wrong? Just enjoy!
But the audience does.
There is no audience's collective mind, everyone has own mind and own standarts. Because the art is subjective.
As a big budget film series that needs support form the general public I absolutely agree. That doesn't mean the movies can't and don't have meaningful things and moments in them...I think they have more than they get credit for...but at the same time they are trying to be summer blockbusters and not something else entirely.
The general public wouldn't want a deeper, hard sci-fi Transformers series. The general public wants human characters as well as robots. The general public wouldn't want a film with twenty robot characters with extensive backstories from the glory days of Cybertron. I don't even want much in the way of robot back story; I think the movies have enough back story as is. I hate this fan and critical obsession with "back story" anyway. Many of my favorite characters in films have little to no back story. Give me characters that make sense in the present-day context of the movie over characters with extensive back stories any day, please!
But yeah, I genuinely enjoy the movies. I think they honor the source material very much for the most part, and they even have plenty of their own merits, many which get ignored by fans and critics alike.
I guess I'm 50/50, I don't hate them that much and I do think they have good things about them, but at the same time I don't think I'd recommended them to non-fans, weather they want to get into the franchise or just want to watch a good movie about robots.
I love the movies very much.
When I marathon them recently on DVD, I fast forward & go back and forth to my favorite scenes.
Like for example in AOE during the 3rd act of the movie, when Prime says:
"RECOGNIZE ONE OF YOUR KNIGHTS.."
That line gives me the goosebumps every single time.
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