WTF michael bay? please read (megatron) - SPOILERS

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  1. juliomario14

    juliomario14 New Member

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    Read an excellent blog post written by Kneon Transitt that sums up my thoughts exactly about the robot designs ...

    ( http://kneontransitt.blogspot.com/2006/08/transformers-live-action-movie-live.html )

    Good grief, Michael Bay! Couldn't you have at least borrowed a copy of the G1 Transformers DVDs before you started production on this... thing?!

    For those of you out of the loop, photos have been leaked of the movie versions of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Starscream and Megatron. And, hoo boy... they couldn't be any further removed from the classic looks of the core Transformers characters. Bumblebee looks like a Bionicle, Prime looks like the Terminator with a flame tatoo, Starscream looks like an ape with bird feet and Megatron... well, Megatron is so abysmal that I just had to blog about this. He barely resembles a robot, let alone a Transformer, let alone such an iconic character as Megatron!

    Look, I'm not such a G1 purist that I demand cartoon accurate designs -- but this is just too much! It's too far removed from the essence of Transformers, which has remained more or less intact throughout all incarnations of the series over the past 20 years. And from what has been leaked, the script is about as far off as the character designs are.

    This is why Hasbro has been throwing fans a bone with their Classics toyline. This is why the secrecy over the appearance of the movie Transformers. This is why Peter Cullen was cast as Optimus Prime, despite Bay's reported initial disinterest -- to help win over fandom before these images hit. This is why producer Don Murphy and Hasbro's COO are on the defensive with fandom nearly every other day on message boards. This is why the fans are outraged. This is not shaping up to be the Transformers movie we've waited all these years to see.

    In fact, it's looking to mirror another well known toy-to-film disaster: Masters of the Universe. And Hasbro, if you're reading this -- remember what happened to the He-Man toyline after the movie? Nuff said!

    This isn't just about fanboys grumbling over something as relatively unimportant as organic webshooters. This is about a film being made that apparently has very little to do with the source material at all, aside from featuring giant robots.

    And while I understand how much time, money and effort is being poured into the movie, please Mr. Murphy, don't talk down to the fans like we're being unreasonable with our complaints. This movie isn't being made because you're "on our side" -- it's being made because the studio thinks it'll make money. Let's at least drop the facade and stop patronizing the fanbase, okay?

    Nothing against you personally, but it's just business. We're all old enough to understand that. So let's just be honest about it. That being said, how much business do you guys expect a film to make when you're alienating the very fans that have made it endure this long? Honestly?

    Personally, I'd rather see no Transformers live-action movie than one that could potentially harm the franchise. But that's just me.

    I so would not want to be attached to this film and attending BotCon this year...


    this is megatron
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    wtf you were thinking michael bay ? you freaking Asshole M.f

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    one more time WTF MICHAEL BAY ? WTF?
     
  2. butz

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    This isn't news, dude.
     
  3. juliomario14

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    Please help to spread the word!
     
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    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    Welcome to 12 hours ago Newbieliscious.
     
  6. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I feel your pain...but I also feel this thread going bye bye.
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Spread the word about what?? Someone posting that they don't like Movie Megatron in their blog?
     
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    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Its Hasbro's toyline. Do you really think they would send molds to factories if they thought they were crap and wouldn't sell? Just blaming Bay is lame... if you dont like the new designs then its your own toy company who has "been with you since childhood" thats also effing you in the ass.
     
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    i absolutely love it, i love the way it looks so friggin evil and completely mixes up the general outlook of transformers.

    this movie is a reimagining, not a G1 movie, or any previous incarnation, its COMPLETELY new, aside from names.
     
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    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol :lol :lol  <---Spread the word

    They know, buddy. I'm sure M.B. is getting death threats as we speak.
     
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    Well...see, I'm very fearful to post anything about the movie. There's no winning. If anyone says anything positive, the people who hate the designs will jump on them. If someone says something negative, there's a lynching going on, with the accusation of "geewun."

    That being said, I agree with everything the blogger said. And that's just about all I can think of saying, really. I don't know how I can put it better than that blog. But I'll try to add something additional:

    I seriously feel that this movie is going to be the next "Last Action Hero." With Murphy's statements, I get the feeling that HE's convinced that everything that's being done is good. And by good, I mean profitable. Everyone involved with "Last Action Hero" was 100% SURE that it was going to succeed, when just about everyone hated the movie.

    Who knows. Maybe Transformers is going to be a big success...but looking at Bay's record with The Island and Pearl Harbor, I somewhat doubt this.

    I just feel like I'm watching a live-action "Toy Story" movie being made, where the humans and the toys get a 70%-30% ratio of screentime, and the toys' personalities are basically silent cameos with Buzz Lightyear only stepping into the picture during the final battle.
     
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    I think it's a cool design as well if it wasn't Megatron.
     
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    What's wrong with "Masters of the Universe"? I know it sucks, but the movie itself it's soooooo bad that it's actually good. I like it.
    I still don't know why I'm not complaining about the movie concepts.....except for Stascream of course.
     
  14. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    ...pretty much. You've gotta figure, though, there are more than a few people out there just looking to take out their frustration by disagreeing with folks on here in a hyperbolic manner.

    That's the most amusing thing to me; the only way people feel they can get attention is to make sarcastic, inflammatory or hyperbolic comments about the film...and the greater the thrust of the sarcasm or the extent of the hyperbole, the more they've clearly one-upped you, right?

    Yeesh.

    Oh yeah, and Megatron looks stupid. But I've already said that elsewhere.
     
  15. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    You know, this is entirely off topic, but seriously. "Hyperbole"? Come on man. its a transformers messageboard. I hope that doesnt enter your everyday vernacular. opps.
     
  16. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Yeah! Let's play the personal attack game, so mods can edit our posts! That's a GREAT idea!

    If you have a problem with the way I speak, there are PMs for that. I use "hyperbole" in my everyday vernacular. Shit, you just used "vernacular." Where's the pot screaming "black" at the kettle? :rolleyes2 
     
  17. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    Oh dood, it was totally meant as a joke. please dont take personal offense. I was joking. I actually like the way you type very much, I wish I had your skills. I was seriously playing with you man. Thats why I used the word vernacular. Im sorry. my last post was entirely in jest.
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Ah word. Aight, hands down, my apologies. :)  :dunce 
     
  19. Geluidsgolf

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    I like the concept pics, but as said before this isn't what transformers should look like, that's why I hope this is all a stunt untill the Movie comes out , with really awesome looking "Transformers", like they were meant to be seen in "Life Action", well we didn't see any moving material yet of these "Mutated Hybrids" called transformers, now did we???

    But man , please don't call these " The Guyver" lookalikes transformers!

    I still have hope , and still think this is just a bone that has been throwed to keep the masses quiet, in my opinion it would make much more money to wait untill th Movie release and seeing the robotmodes as much more recognizable.

    To put it short, I think it's just food for the big hype!
     
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    for the love of vector sigma, i hope you're right.

    it would be pretty badical if these were fakes just to freak us out, and the movie drops with almost perfect G1 accurate (but modern world realism) bots.
    lol

    hey, i can dream, right?
     
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