Why does Megatron growl?

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  1. shroobmaster

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    I don't know about you guys but when a giant robot monster growls I find him much more menacing than if he says "SUCH HEROIC NONSENSES!!!!".

    And everybody else seems to angry since somebody always flinches to him when he growls.

    And Megatron IS the kind of guy that likes to scare people.

    I don't see what the problem is here. Just forget that you hate Michael Bay and you want him dead and think about this: growling is menacing. Animals do it. Everything wants to do it to show a presence of power and it works. Why WOULDN'T he growl?
     
  2. jru42287

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    No, I love his growl. Do I think there were better ways to show he was a "bad guy." Yes. But that doesn't stop me from liking it. Making a character look and sound evil is pretty much Cinema 101 for filmmakers. It's why the Green Goblin cackled with laughter. It's why the Joker wore makeup. It's why Darth Vader's helmet is shaped the way it is.

    And, as many people tend to forget, the movies aren't a service to the fans, they're a big-screen adventure for a large audience that's made up largely of (spoiler alert!) non-fans of the franchise. That is, people who aren't familiar with the motives and personalities of the original characters. Therefore, it's a simple way for the filmmakers to show they're bad guys without having to delve into three hours of backstory.
     
  3. Ash from Carolina

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    What make the Decepticons unforgivable is that we are living in an almost golden age of film villains. The Batman films flooded people with it's take on the Joker. Quentin Tarantino gave us Col. Hans Landa and Calvin Candie. Both the younger and older versions of Magneto ended up being cool. Marvel elevated their film villains into something more than their comic book and cartoon counter parts.

    Almost no character not even the movie Decepticons with lines so instead of the films being the most iconic version of the Decepticons you have to turn to comic books or cartoons to find something that resembles a character instead of an almost mindless brute just waiting for it's turn to get killed. In this age of film making the Decepticons just don't cut it as film villains. Instead of raising the bar on film villains they seem to be working on how far can you sink the bar?
     
  4. theyangman

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    His growl is stupid. The movies are a bastardization of the transformers I grew up watching and loved. He used the names, borrowed a few loose color schemes and vehicle types.

    The moment I saw Prime as a Peterbilt Semi truck with flames, I wrote the entire series off as nothing more than a cash grab using classic names to tug at our heart strings.
     
  5. unicronic

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    It should have been changed to a kitten's meow after his tepid attempt at being a villain in DOTM
     
  6. Ephland

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    you basically answered your own question.
     
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    I never really minded the growling so much; it is a bit animalistic but there is a slight case to be made for the film Decepticons being somewhat 'primal.' I was a good deal more annoyed by their constant spitting and slobbering - especially with Starscream. Growling can be taken as an act of intimidation but (apparently) uncontrollable slobbering just seems kind of sad and embarassing.
     
  8. Mudflap2011

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    I liked Megatron's growl. Especially the growl he did when he first appeared in DOTM. I love the MB movies and the way the characters turned out. The only character that turned out crap was Devastator, but his amazing transformation made up for it
     
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    This. As seen:
    Starscream And Megatron - YouTube

    He's an animalistic power-hungry warlord. It works with the general depiction.
     
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    I like it, but when it sounds like a lions growl it irks me. I'd prefer if all of them were done by Hugo Weaving with no alterations.
     
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    As was I.
     
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    Because you have turned your brain off. Remember, you need to do that to get the most out of the movies. Now with your brain off, dialog about an evil plan or an explanation about character motivation would fly right over your head, so you will need a more primitive method of telling good from evil. Growling means the thing is evil and wants to hurt you, so brain off audience means growling Megatron. Now if Bay intended to make a movie that someone with and ON brain would enjoy, you'd get actual dialog and characters you gave a crap about not just because they shared a name with your favorite toy.
     
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    And yet, here you are in the movie forum...go figure.
     
  14. theyangman

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    Was an easy to link off the main forum page. I don't enter this section unless something catches my eye.
     
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    Sounds very cool. I'd love to see that in at least just one continuity. Maybe Starscream could be the leader of a rival tribe that Megatron has made to unite under him? Could explain their rivalry in a cool way if Starscream was once the head honcho of something before Megatron came along.


    Oh yeah, and Megatron growls because he's angry. See, I'm still on topic. :p 
     
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    I like Meta's explanation, of how this Megatron's far more savage and bestial than the ironically cultured and eloquent Beast Era Megatron, especially in the first movie.
     
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    It could also explain the Fallen much better. He would be like an evil tyrant that the Autobots exiled and trapped in a coffin prequel comic style.

    Megatron finds the coffin like in the prequel comics and he interprets it like some sort of holy artefact through which god speaks to him, and using the fallen's knowlage of the Autobots he is able to wage war against them unlike before.

    I mean there's so much cool stuff you can do if you just TRY different thing, or hell if you TRY in general.
     
  18. gokuz23

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    I love Starscream's voice in that scene
     
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  20. SPLIT LIP

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    Because G1 Transformers has always be a passionate craft of love from the very beginning.

    :lol  Hard to bastardize something that was shit from the get-go.
     

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