Would You Watch a Beast Wars Live Action Movie?

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  1. Anti-Venom

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    Oh my God like you wouldn't believe.

    Imagine a chase scene between, like, Terrorsaur and Airazor or something. Or Cheetor getting attacked by Waspinator and Terrorsaur in a jungle. Animals have way more potential for creative action scenes than cars.
     
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    How about a hardcore, yes! That would be so badass but I'd get the creeps just seeing Tarantulas & Blackrachnia in alt mode due to my Arachnophobia.
     
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    I'm only confused as to how this would work.

    Like, Beast Wars takes place in prehistoric times where the only point humans show up are as primitive protohuman cavemen.

    Live-Action usually means that actual humans are involved to some significant degree (or else we should just say WALL-E is as much a live action film as AoE).
     
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    I would like to say yes, but ultimately I want it done right by somebody that is actually a Transformers fan and cares about the characters.
     
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, time for a PSA.

    Humans are not needed in any way, shape or form in a show or movie about sentient robots.
     
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    Absolutely, but I still think the transformations would look gruesome as fuck. Real animals splitting apart, twisting and contorting.

    Just keep Michael Bay far away from it.
     
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    :lol  Imagine the fun the CGI folks would have!

    Sure! I think it would be great to see robo-animals grinding their gears! :D 

     
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    we'd have a precedent for animalistic looking villains for once!
     
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    You seem to have missed the point that if there are no humans and it's a bunch of CGI sentient robots running around, it doesn't really qualify as "live action" as there is, in fact, no live action.
     
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    His point is that it wouldn't be live action without live action. It'd be aniamted since there'd be no people or on location filming.

    While he's right it's semantics, the Op's point is would we watch a realistically-animated BW movie.

    EDIT: Or AgentOrange.
     
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    I agree. I'd love to see Blackarachnia spinning webs to catch Maximals while they chase each other through steep canyons or chasms.

    Also, with animal alternate modes you can have a variety of aesthetic choices compared to vehicles. You can have some characters with more traditional Beast Wars aesthetics complete with fur, skin, scales, chitin, etc. There can also be characters with design cues similar to the Transmetal Maximals or AOE Dinobots, or you can go Transorganic. I'd love to see more live-action designs with a mixture of organic tissue and metal, like Lockdown's Steeljaws.
     
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    I would watch it - I always found the BW concept a nice 'twist' where we have robots turning into animals.
     
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    Yes please but only if done by people who actually love Transformers.

    On a similar note, if Paramount does what it wants to do with the Live Action Films, then there's a good possibility we'll have a live action Beast Wars Movie.
     
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    You do know what "Live-action" actually means, right?
    The "involving real people" bit is what I was referring to in that a Beast Wars "live action" film doesn't really have anything calling for "live" actors.

    What these guys said.
     
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    As long as it had a good purpose, story-wise. And was done by people who genuinely care about Transformers. It would be awesome seeing realistic animals splitting apart and being reshaped into robots with animal heads and paws and wings and teeth and claws as armor. I can just imagine a thrilling chase with Cheetor and Predacon Dinobot, or an air battle between Waspinator and Airazor.
     
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    How would a Beast Wars movie work set in modern times? They didn't need to disguise themselves on prehistoric Earth, but if the same characters are used for a movie, they wont be able to disguise themselves in modern times.

    Imagine the San Diego scene from Lost World, but then the Rex transforms. :D 
     
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    There are animals trained for film.
    They can do what the Dr. Dolittle movies did and use CGI on them when they're speaking.

    Just because there aren't any humans doesn't make it any less "live".
     
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    ^ The text on that movie poster really hurts my eyes.
    You're telling me there are trained wasps, spiders, a T-Rex, an ant, and whatever Dinobot turned into, that can have a mouth CGI'd onto them?

    Seriously, CGI is the easier way to go. You're never going to get a Gorilla to act in the way necessary for more expressive body language, for instance, hence why pretty much all the apes in Planet of the Apes were CGI.
     

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