Who Thinks the 1986 Movie Sucked!!

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  1. Soundwavedredd2

    Soundwavedredd2 Banned

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    Who Thought the 86 Movie sucked and why
    I Only have one reason it was like the biggest toy commerical ever
     
  2. Yggdrasil

    Yggdrasil Banned

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    Fuck no!
     
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    It's not very good, but it has its moments. Some things I liked when I was a kid, some things I like better now, due to nostalgia goggles.

    Overall, I'm not sure I'd say it sucked (sounds like you're looking to stir things up, no?) but I will say that I find it VASTLY overrated. In 1986, I was lukewarm, and today I have a hard time watching it. A lot of it is just cringe-inducingly badly done... but there are nuggets of gold in there too.

    zmog
     
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    I like it. It's one of my favourite movies and the movie I've watched most times of all in my life. If you don't like it then you don't. Not my concern. I'm certainly not going to try and change your mind.
     
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    Anyways, I like it. Better than season 2.
     
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    You do realize that could describe every single transformers cartoon ever, right? The transformers media always exists first and foremost to serve as a marketing platform for the toys. This has been they way things have worked since 1984.
     
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    I like it. Feel free to disagree.
     
  8. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    The biggest toy commercial ever? I think nearly every single piece of Transformers media is a toy commercial.

    The 1896 movie is among my favorite moments from G1. It gets no less than a "B+" from me.
     
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    It's a bad movie, but I like it.
     
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    I dunno, given that in that era, EVERYTHING was a giant toy commercial, TF1986 doesn't really stick out as worse. Hell, merchandising for modern films like Toy Story and Cars are just as pervasive, if not worse.

    Things that are bad about it?
    -Cliched plot and characters
    -Dated Soundtrack
    -Short running time
    -Abandonment of previous characters, violently so


    But this doesn't mean I don't like it. Hell, some of those reasons are why I love it.
     
  11. tusko

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    It blew my mind when I was a child.
    I still enjoy it.
    It took 20 years to get a Unicron toy out of it.
    I have not seen any other movie quite like it, and I appreciate its uniqueness in that regard.
     
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    I don't mean to offend but not another thread that can turn into a flame war (Sobs and bangs head against the wall)
    First off. You do realize you are posting on a forum that has allot of G1 fans right?
    Secondlly. The movies, games, cartoons and comics are all basically toy commercials when you really look at them. They're ment to add more story to the toys.
    Thirdlly. To hate something because it seems like a toy commercial seems and no offense but odd. To say that then you might as well say you hate everything else that has a toyline as part of its franchise.
     
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    What?! It opened with a awesome theme song by Lion! Everything that came after that in the movie just compounds the awesomeness.
     
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    You better nto watch any Transformers show/movie (including Bay's) because they are pretty much all toy commericals. Don't play FOC either.

    PS: Hope you don't like Star Wars/Marvel movies because that's a toy commerical.
     
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    Yeah, every bit of Transformers media has been about selling toys really, that doesn't mean they can't be good though.
    I only saw the '86 movie a few years ago as I was getting into Transformers after picking it up on a whim, sure it's a total 80's cheese-fest and was all about introducing the new toys, but it's still a fun watch.
     
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    :lol 
     
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    LOL at this backfiring into an Appreciation thread.

    I like it for the same reason the OP hates it. TOYS! TOYS!! TOYS!!!
     
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    I really like the film myself, but the downsides are as follows:

    * It's pretty much a Star Wars film in a Transformers skin.
    * Animation is somewhat inconsistent, but still several steps above that of the series.
    * It was too cavalier about killing off characters. When the word came down from above that killing was OK, it seems the response was "Awesome! Lets see how gruesome we can make it!"
     
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    Yeah, such an outrage, right? What was Hasbro thinking?!
     
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    I very much liked the 1986 movie.
    However I am not a fan of Soundwavedredd2.
     

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