Words from Don Murphy - On RoTF, his other films, and ROTF Marketing...

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Master Fwiffo, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Master Fwiffo

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    OMFG A Sunday Morning Posting - Don Murphy Message Board

    On Splice and Faces
    When asked when we'd start seeing marketting for ROTF (and this is the big one)
    And there you go. We may not get a trailer before Christmas.
     
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  2. Bottom Out

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    lol at him giving permission becuase he thinks his post on his message board is copywritten and he can actually get other websites who took excerts from his message to take the post down, lol. anyways, the other movies hes been working on sound boring.
     
  3. Silent_Magnus

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    "You haven't seen much information leak this time, primarily because everyone knows it works already!"

    Not sure what this line means.
    Everyone knows what works?
     
  4. Waveride

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    I had a vibe about them being too cocky but now there's proof that they overestimate us and the general audience...
     
  5. Bgrngod

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    I bet we get a trailer attached to Star Trek. That'd be super rad.
     
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    getting closer to the movie in July next year
     
  7. General Tekno

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    Back with the first movie, there were probably more people leaking things because they weren't sure how fans would take it/wanted to warn them about things.

    Now they have a FAR better idea how fans will take stuff.
     
  8. Nevermore

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    There's so much wrong with this statement I can't even start to explain.
     
  9. Julliant

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    Thankfully I'm not the only one.

    I think they should go for viral marketing though, like the Dark Knight.
     
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    He wants the post done in its entirety ideally for a couple of reasons:

    1. To promote other projects he's working on. Given the source of the post, it's perfectly understandable.

    2. He doesn't want someone taking it out of context.
     
  11. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    I was referring to Bottom Out's statement, not Don Murphy's post.

    (There's a lot of things wrong with Don's posts, but this isn't it.)
     
  12. Optimus Prime

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    That's kind of lame. Most people don't even know there's going to be a sequel, they should at least do a teaser to get it out there. Keeping it in the dark as long as possible will only make people lose interest, and keep others from getting interested.
    As for the lack of leaks, it's probably because they learned their lesson after all the whining and raped childhoods from last time. :rolleyes: 
     
  13. Julliant

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    Yea I know, I guess I meant 'you're not the only one who feels that'.
     
  14. Smokescreen

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    Well, I'm pretty much giving up on a trailer coming out this year. Hopefully, there'll be one by Feburary or March.
     
  15. Nevermore

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    My bad, then. :) 
     
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    Well there are a few ways to look at the lack of marketing, this is the way I see it. To those of us in 'the know' we are already gonna watch it. The fandom just likes to see new stuff(like movie trailers) as much as possible. For the people who liked TF:TM but don't know about a sequel they'll know soon enough. It's not like Botcon where people would like to know the date so they can take vacation time for it, it's a summer movie that will do just as well, if not better than the first. Saving money on marketing makes sense to me, even though the fan in me wants to see a trailer like 10 minutes ago
     
  17. Hiro Prime

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    I think the whole idea of taking it easy on the marketing is dumb if for no other reason than all of the record hits the first movie's trailers got. Tho I can understand that they may not have as much footage ready to go for a trailer yet given the short amount of time they've had to work on this.
     
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    Probably still waiting on CGI to be rendered..?
     
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    Whoever is their marketing genius needs to be fired.
     
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    "sigh"......balls...
     

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