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Titus Welliver Says Transformers 4 Is Not A Kids Movie

Posted on 02-19-2014 at 01:25 PM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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During a very brief interview with Nerdist, actor Titus Welliver stated that Transformers: Age Of Extinction is not a kids movie:

How was it for the actor, best known for his roles on The Good Wife and Argo, stepping into the huge Transformers summer movie franchise?
Ive now won the hard earned respect of my children because Im in a Transformers film, and Ive always wanted to work with Michael Bay and certainly Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer.

And what can fans look forward to in this installment?
Its a bit more of a darker vision of the Transformers world Its not a kids movie, Ill tell you that much.
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Blazere
Muhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....

No, this only means more sex scenes.
Novaburnhilde
Hmmmmmmmm. Interesting.

Part of me hopes this will be a more serious, darker installment. But the other part of me has been let down by the movies before. :I

To them, "Darker" could just mean more crude humor, swear words and such.
Griffin73
I'm sure Hasbro will love to hear that being said. Another reason to skip this abomination. Maybe someday they'll get a clue and use a character director with an eye for good robot designs. #MTMTEforever
Bob 121
Yeah alright, so we're supposed to believe this when Bay has to introduce a whole new cast (of humans), and he already brought in his mandatory comedian cameo? It went from Bernie Mac (the best of them) to that guy from the office in ROTF, to like half of the people Sam worked with in DOTM.
Tytus
Bullshit. Then why is 95% of the merchandise aimed at kids?
Thundershot
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Bullshit. Then why is 95% of the merchandise aimed at kids?
The same reason we had several R-rated movie toy lines over the past 30 years.

Except this isn't R-rated.
Nightrain
None of the films have been appropriate for Hasbro's demo. That's the really dumb thing about all this.

But yeah, darker just means more stupid shit.
Sideways77
What I hope it means: A darker, note serious tone.

What it'll probably mean: More crude sex stuff
Anguirus
Uh DotM was already way too dark for kids. The Chicago scenes were legit disturbing.

This isn't exactly a revelation.

As for PG-13 movie toys, they go back to Batman(1989) at least. I was seriously obsessed with Batman Returns merch at the age of 4-5.
nOObiE do0
Darker movies mean nothing for toys.How many horror movie figures and walking dead figures in toysrus?
fallen_revenge
God dammit I hope Lockdown executes Autobots right in front of the camera
TheSoundwave
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Originally Posted by Griffin73 View Post
I'm sure Hasbro will love to hear that being said. Another reason to skip this abomination. Maybe someday they'll get a clue and use a character director with an eye for good robot designs. #MTMTEforever
Exactly. You have good taste in robots!

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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
The same reason we had several R-rated movie toy lines over the past 30 years.

Except this isn't R-rated.
We don't know that yet, maybe it will be R-rated.
D POK
Well if the flick isn't meant for children, then that doesn't bold well for the new simplified toy line...which...was.....meant for kidz...........
Nightrain
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Originally Posted by Anguirus View Post
Uh DotM was already way too dark for kids. The Chicago scenes were legit disturbing.

This isn't exactly a revelation.

As for PG-13 movie toys, they go back to Batman(1989) at least. I was seriously obsessed with Batman Returns merch at the age of 4-5.
Oh god did you buy those stupid penguins with rockets attached too, and Oswald who was just an older figure painted black.
MachSabre
Whenever people say the word "darker" I always break into Inigo Montoya's "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

So does "darker" mean more violent and bloody? Or does "darker" mean more mature themes with characters that aren't all straight up good and/or evil? Because if it's that, then Thor 2 was also a much darker movie than most Marvel movies, with straight up killing, death tolls and Shakespearean themes of family betrayal... It was also a lot of fun and I was smiling the whole time like a kid.
LazyAza
Is this guy aware that dark of the moon had a scene in which optimus literally rips one character in half with his bare hands, uses large metal hooks to tear the head apart of another and goes on to fist another through the torso after pulling his face off.

Kids love violence more than adults I tend to find, which is hilariously ironic given the ratings system. So unless this movie is full of full frontal nudity, constant harsh swearing and depictions of sexual or drug related activity in some capacity its a movie kids are gonna go see.

This movie isn't going to be "dark" dark, is megatron walking in to a school smashing the wall off a building and literally squashing children like bugs. Dark is a species of mechanical beings coming to a realization their entire existence is predicated on self conflict and deciding to commit suicide en masse to atone for their endless war in order to spare the universe of their insanity that has continued to cause harm to other species besides themselves for millions of years.
Paxtin
It's hilarious that this would be the movie Hasbro decides to use to target the younger kids with the toy line.

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Oh god did you buy those stupid penguins with rockets attached too-
I liked those toys, but then I was a stupid kid...Who grew up into a stupid adult...
NotRamjet97
As long as we don't get sex, I'm down with it.
franmonkey
hopefully they still keep the pg-13 ratting
Basilisk
Silly move in my opinion, Transforming Robot movies should be for kids.
Thundershot
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Originally Posted by NotRamjet97 View Post
As long as we don't get sex, I'm down with it.
From what I've gathered, most Transformers fans don't...
Bob 121
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Originally Posted by MachSabre View Post
Whenever people say the word "darker" I always break into Inigo Montoya's "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

So does "darker" mean more violent and bloody? Or does "darker" mean more mature themes with characters that aren't all straight up good and/or evil? Because if it's that, then Thor 2 was also a much darker movie than most Marvel movies, with straight up killing, death tolls and Shakespearean themes of family betrayal... It was also a lot of fun and I was smiling the whole time like a kid.
"Dark" and "gritty" are overused terms when the person using them doesn't know how else to describe a change for the less happy-go-lucky side. Basically, it doesn't mean shit other than its a bland, broad statement that was made by someone with a limited vocabulary to increase interest.

Its a buzzword.
Paxtin
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Darker movies mean nothing for toys.How many horror movie figures and walking dead figures in toysrus?
Toys-R-Us are kind of a exception given the name, they try and cover as many genre of toys as they can.

I don't recall ever seeing Walking Dead toys specifically targeted for the younger demographic.
Noideaforaname
Will there ever be a movie sequel that's not described as "darker"?
Scaleface
Okay, so Hasbro just went to all the trouble of making the toys simple for the kiddies, and the movie itself is not for kids? hahahah!
TheSoundwave
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Silly move in my opinion, Transforming Robot movies should be for kids.
Agreed. The original Transformers cartoon was so cute and innocent, and now Bay is ruining it. TF should never feature swearing, or extreme violence, I really wish they would keep it PG or under.
RogueRunner
I think this movie will have less comedic relief (No Witwicky family). And with a possible scene with Lockdown torturing Optimus, I can sense that there will be a darker tone to this installement. I remember Michael Bay being quoted a few months back that this movie will be "less goofy". With less comedic relief from the human characters, and possibly one of the baddest villains we'll see from these 4 movies (Lockdown) I could see how this would be the most "serious" or "darkest" of the 4 movies. I hope this turns out to be the case
SPLIT LIP
"Not for Kids" and "not a kids movie" are not the same thing. I'd edit the front page post to reflect that. The last movies certainly were not kids movies, but still readily accesible by them.
VBBN
My problem with this isn't that it means "O LOL CRUD HUMOR" My worr is that it means a crapload of worthless transformers deaths.

The only thing I considered truly "dark" was the DOTM scene where the humans were vaporized, leaving clothes and skulls behind.
Stratos
Wheelie is back and he dry humps Grimlock!!
Stygian360
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
From what I've gathered, most Transformers fans don't...
Don't what... have sex?

I say as long as we keep the animals/bots humping legs factor to zero... I'm happy.
TheTFReview
Finally, it's about time we get to see how baby autobots are formed. ROBOT SEX!
Enigma2K2
No... just the merchandising.
dragon
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Originally Posted by Griffin73 View Post
I'm sure Hasbro will love to hear that being said. Another reason to skip this abomination. Maybe someday they'll get a clue and use a character director with an eye for good robot designs. #MTMTEforever
what is wrong with movie designs there more realistic not cartoon looking from animated movie smooth edges on there faces that make them look human that transform bay version they actually loko like robots not smooth edges in face, or body way transformer should look more robotic looking not human/android/ cyborg looking with polish edges that transform that is your opion that was my only negative complaint with g1 there faces where to smooth looking at that time I watch to much anime to make think this way I suppose

robots that loko like robots actually look move transform like robots, humans look like humans

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Darker movies mean nothing for toys.How many horror movie figures and walking dead figures in toysrus?
depends where you live here wlking dead half figure are off the self that series is mostly aimed at adults customer asked where character toy with mortocycle ps I don't know character names that well


darker like to see more violent scenes dark of moon had but then again jurrasic park is violent and dark surprised predator figures are not selling at toysrus first avp movie was pg13
Paxtin
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Don't what... have sex?

I say as long as we keep the animals/bots humping legs factor to zero... I'm happy.
One of the Dinobots humps a Decepticon to death.

Honestly...I wouldn't put it past Bay to have a Dinobot hump something in this movie.
Scaleface
It might mean lots of PG-13 violence with people dying too. That's not for kids.
SPLIT LIP
Everyone humps everyone.

The Unicron shows up and humps Earth.
TheSoundwave
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"Not for Kids" and "not a kids movie" are not the same thing. I'd edit the front page post to reflect that. The last movies certainly were not kids movies, but still readily accesible by them.
I personally don't think kids should be watching these kind of films at all. When I have kids, I'm not going to let them see these movies straight through until their teenagers without fast-forwarding through like half of it.
NotRamjet97
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From what I've gathered, most Transformers fans don't...
Whelp, I'm leaving this fandom, see ya suckers!
jestermon
The others weren't either the parents just don't care and take the kids because they want to go see it.
jestermon
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Originally Posted by Paxtin View Post
Toys-R-Us are kind of a exception given the name, they try and cover as many genre of toys as they can.

I don't recall ever seeing Walking Dead toys specifically targeted for the younger demographic.
They do have all those funko and other cutesy things now.
QLRformer
I could spot this a mile off, with the whole "mutant" treatment the Transformers have been getting in the films.

Calling it now: Attinger is a TF William Stryker, who lost his wife/child in Chicago during DOTM and is now set to wipe out all Cybertronians to spare Earth any further trouble. So he'll do all sorts of slag to robots and humans alike (making him a hypocrite too), involving experimentation on Megatron or something, mind-controlling and kidnapping and torturing and stuff.

Sigh. What I wouldn't give for Lennox to return...
Vulcan
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Muhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....

No, this only means more sex scenes.
Transformers: AOE This time, "The Wang" goes deeper! or Have you had yo Wang today?
T-Hybrid
Why can't they just look at the LEGO movie and figure out how to make a Transformers movie. Take the action from Pacific Rim and combine it with the spirit of the LEGO movie.

THAT'S what we want out of a Transformer movie. Not "darkness".
Basilisk
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Agreed. The original Transformers cartoon was so cute and innocent, and now Bay is ruining it. TF should never feature swearing, or extreme violence, I really wish they would keep it PG or under.
Not really Bay's fault more everyone involved deciding it needs to have crude humour and be "Adult" I mean I guess it worked in the past but this dark and edgie shtick is getting old.

On the bright side Mark Wahlberg is the lead Human so it can't be all bad.
NotRamjet97
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Originally Posted by TheSoundwave View Post
Agreed. The original Transformers cartoon was so cute and innocent, and now Bay is ruining it. TF should never feature swearing, or extreme violence, I really wish they would keep it PG or under.
"He isn't even dented! Aww Shit what are we gonna do now?!"

"Open... Dammit open!"

TheSoundwave
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Originally Posted by T-Hybrid View Post
Why can't they just look at the LEGO movie and figure out how to make a Transformers movie. Take the action from Pacific Rim and combine it with the spirit of the LEGO movie.

THAT'S what we want out of a Transformer movie. Not "darkness".
Yes Yes Yes! Or better yet, get the original Pixar team back together and have them make it!
Basilisk
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Originally Posted by T-Hybrid View Post
Why can't they just look at the LEGO movie and figure out how to make a Transformers movie. Take the action from Pacific Rim and combine it with the spirit of the LEGO movie.

THAT'S what we want out of a Transformer movie. Not "darkness".
This would be awesome I loved how self aware that movie was and I think that honestly how you should do a Toy movie.
Prime Jetscream
You know, from what we know so far, I've consistently got a good feeling that the plot and characterization will be better than the last movies, Cybertronians included. I'm sure Bay has heard the criticism for the derp jokes.
Small details are giving me this feeling. The way they're treating the information they've given us about characters makes them seem like they actually put effort into them. And the plot, as well. It sounds way more creative than the last movies, what with all the various plot points that we know about that have to be linked together in some form.

And I hope I'm right. Because this thread is filled with "LOL IT JUST MEANS SEX JOKES".

EDIT: "#50." FUCK. *flips table and leaves*

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I could spot this a mile off, with the whole "mutant" treatment the Transformers have been getting in the films.
wat.

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