Why does Megatron growl?
|01-24-2013, 07:19 AM||#21|
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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?
|01-24-2013, 08:49 AM||#22|
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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.
|01-24-2013, 09:22 AM||#23|
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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?
|01-24-2013, 09:30 AM||#24|
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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.
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|01-24-2013, 09:35 AM||#25|
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It should have been changed to a kitten's meow after his tepid attempt at being a villain in DOTM
|01-24-2013, 09:41 AM||#26|
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The premise for this thread seems faulty and based on conjecture.
|01-24-2013, 09:46 AM||#27|
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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.
|01-24-2013, 09:59 AM||#28|
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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
|01-24-2013, 10:17 AM||#29|
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He's an animalistic power-hungry warlord. It works with the general depiction.
|01-24-2013, 10:20 AM||#30|
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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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