Would Justin Lin be a good director for a Transformers reboot?

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  1. OP84

    OP84 Well-Known Member

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    I just finished watching Fast Five and despite not giving a crap for any previous installments, I thought it was a pretty well directed and well written film. And since he was announced a couple of months back as the director for Terminator 5, I thought of what it would be like if he did a TF reboot. Now he actually dropped out of T5 but I still stand by my statement that he would make a badass TF film since seeing Fast Five so, what do you think?
     
  2. Chromia217

    Chromia217 I luv Mark Hamill

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    Hmmmm, quite possibly. Fast Five was pretty awesome. He even had Tyrese come back to play Roman Pearce. I could see it happening. :) 
     
  3. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    I think people need to quit looking for good "Car Movie" directors and look for good sci-fi directors. Getting one of the former is just asking for less of the robots and more of the tiresome human crap with car porn.
     
  4. OP84

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    You do realize that at one point this dude was going to direct Terminator 5? The only reason he left was because at that point in time, the project wasn't, and still isn't, going anywhere.
     
  5. Autobot Burnout

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    Uh huh, simply because he WAS going to direct it doesn't mean jack squat. Especially when the franchise in question took something of a downturn after Salvation. You also only say one example of a movie he's directed, which quite frankly has nothing to do with Transformers other than awesome looking cars. Having an argument that only has two supporting sources, one being a good movie and the other being a dead-end project the director left, is not a strong case for your side here. You need to give us reasons, give us PROOF, that this director is a good choice for future TF movies, instead of just being some idea you throw out there without any actual thought put into it.
     
  6. OP84

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    So basically, the only way I could convince you or anyone that he would be a good TF reboot is what?
     
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    I think we are probably going to get a separate thread for every single possible director who has made any action movie in the past 20 years, unless the mods get control of this and combine them all into one thread or something.
     
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    He made something amazing out of a franchise worse than this one, I think he could do wonders with Transformers
     
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    But it's easier to make something better out of a franchise that's never been good. He didn't have to worry about pissing off thousands of fans from the 1980s, because there weren't any.
     
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    By providing evidence that Justin Lee is a good director. List names of movies he's directed w/ how well they were recieved, what he's known for and where his strengths in directing are.

    Essentially, just tell us WHY Justin Lee, and in greater detail than just ONE movie. Otherwise, you might as well be suggesting M. Night Shamayalyadingdong after you watched one of his earlier (and considerably better) films and cited that movie along with the fact he was given the job of directing the new Avatar movie, without going into detail as to what M. Night was good at or any other information.
     
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    I may have forgotten about that :/ Still he would never be my first choice but I guess he would be competent enough to not f**k it up.
     
  12. Rusty24

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    You do realize the entire appeal of Transformers is that they are robots that turn into cars right? I loved the look of the cars in the movies and I wish there would have been more car chases in the movies like the highway battle or a scene like the bank vault chase in Fast Five. They were even making cars look cool in G1. You should also keep in mind that Marc Webb directed the new Spiderman reboot and his only other film was 500 Days of Summer. I'm sure that if Lin is passionate enough (I would think he is), then it would work out very well.
     
  13. daitarn red

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    no no no justin lin
     
  14. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Maybe for you. I like said robots as characters who interact with each other in their ancient civil war.

    My point was that they'd be treated primarily as cars, who happen to turn into robots. Chances are he'd treat the transformers exactly as Bay did.

    ...Which means jack squat since no one has actually seen it yet. Whether or not it's any good remains to be seen.

    And there is absolutely no evidence that he is passionate about Transformers. For all we know he could hate the brand.
     
  15. OP84

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    Thank Primus someone has some sense.
     
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    Moy Constructicons!

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    You probably don't know this, but Hasbro will not produce a prequel. There will be two sequels, TF4/TF5.
     
  17. OP84

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    I said REBOOT, not prequel.
     

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