IGN Review is up

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Ring3r, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Ring3r

    Ring3r Knows what else it can do.

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    This has probably already been posted, but just in case. (also it's relatively spoiler free, IGN is good like that)

    Transformers: Age of Extinction Review - IGN

    Score is a 6.3.

    Things the review says:

    Lockdown is fucking epic.
    Action is easier to track this time.
    Humor is mostly from Titus' character, and it's not stupid potty humor this go around.
    Dinobots "origin story" is confusing and leaves you with even more questions.
    Lockdown is completely amazing.
    Lockdown is like a combination of navy seal, commando, spy, boba fett, etc.
    Also Lockdown is fucking awesome.
    Wahlberg's performance is good (they mention that nobody had a texan accent but I live in texas and a lot of people here really don't have one)
    New "origin story" is interesting and sets up for future films.
    The Autobots, as characters, perform really well and arguably are better characters this time around than the humans (FUCK YES)

    They say that Lockdown is the best villian in the franchise by far, and that the backstory that he brings with him "rewrites" some history. Looks like Bay found a way to get out of the mess that the whole allspark/fallen/matrix trilogy put him in too....

    The score isn't overly high, but it's also not negative, being an above average score.

    Sounds like it will probably be my favorite TF film...I love a good villian. And it should make a lot of fans happy, because apparently the Transformers are no-shit real characters this time around.

    The biggest complaint about the film is the length...and I happen to love long movies.
     
  2. infiniti

    infiniti Well-Known Member

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    What score did they give last 3 films?
     
  3. NuttyMcClutty

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    They said it has a flat human story.... sounds like its more focused on the transformers this time which i find is a plus
     
  4. Primal1987

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    Transformers: 7.0

    ROTF: 6.0

    DOTM: 7.0
     
  5. Ring3r

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    Yep, exactly. The Transformers are the focus this time around. The human story is there, but it's not particularly deep. It's basically "create our own and kill the transformers" but then the entire plot with Lockdown and the Autobots is actually more involved, and sets up for follow-on films.

    So, personally, I think that's great.
     
  6. ironguymanpie

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    They gave revenge of the fallen, a 6.0? What the heck , if revenge of the fallen is a 6.0 than the first transformers is a 10
     
  7. Cynik

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    Well I guess we know what happened to the other Autobots then.

    "Joyce utilizes the fallen (yep) Decepticons, including Megatron, and several captured Autobots to reverse engineer his new-world-order machines."
     
  8. RazorX3000

    RazorX3000 Cybertronian Monkey

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    Really? A 6.3?!? A FUCKING 6.3?!?! Rotf had 6.0 for a lot of reasons, and they give this one a 6.3 just because of the runtime and some fucking "logic"? What the actual fuck IGN?
     
  9. wrecker11

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    Most of the things they said were wrong is pretty much to be expected at this point and honestly the fact that it is long makes me happy. After three years I hope its long. Especially after hearing this was supposed to be the "smallest". Most people assumed shortest.
     
  10. Ring3r

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    Yes so they put it in the same ballpark. The amount of review-space spent bitching about the length of the film makes me think that they probably knocked at least a full point off just for that....

    Also, IGN has changed it's rating scheme at least twice since 2007. Sometime in 2011, right after DOTM, they re-adjusted the way they rate things, with 5.0 now being the score they officially give to "average" games and movies. Before 2011, a 5.0 was a really bad score.

    So even among the other TF IGN reviews, there's no direct comparison unfortunately.

    You just have to go by the words in the review rather than the score....and IMHO, the words sound like I'll LOVE this movie....and so will a lot of other fans.

    Just don't buy a large pop when you go to it eh? lol
     
  11. Ring3r

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    Don't get TOO angry about the score. In 2011 IGN adjusted the way they rate things, with 5.0 now being average and anything above a 6.5 being much much harder to get. Their goal was to reduce the number of 7.5+ games and movies, so people could be more selective.

    So it's not a direct comparison to the other TF review scores. Just read the text...if you like what you read, then you'll probably like the film.

    The big things for me: Stupid, over the top humor is much reduced or gone completely, and Transformers are now THE character focus.

    That should make us all VERY happy.
     
  12. Shark

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    Earlier I thought that this movie being so long would be kind of a bad thing...but you have a point, there. We did wait an extra year...

    By the way, I'm not incredibly familiar with IGN...were the individuals who reviewed this movie the same ones who reviewed the previous films? If it was different people each time then that could explain RotF's rating...
     
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    Ah, that just answered the question I just asked. Thanks for that!
     
  14. Autobots14

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    I like IGN but 6.3 really?! It's like they're saying that it's worse than DOTM and TF1 but better than ROTF just because of it's length and logic please if I were them I would give it at least an 8 or 8.5 out of 10.
     
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    The movie is a solid 8 lol
     
  16. BeePrime_WFCTX_106023

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    You saw it already?
     
  17. LightningBlade3

    LightningBlade3 Destined to be a Prime

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    Are there any spoilers in this review because I would very much like to read it.
     
  18. Ace Convoy

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    uh... yea...

    Like three days ago
     
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    Oh cool. Did you like it the best out of all 4?
     
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