Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks About The Transformers Live Action Movie Franchise

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  1. WolverineDragon

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    Not digging the head.
     
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    Holy crap the looks so bad compared to what we got.

    Although his early head design when drawn rather than how it looks there absolutely slaps.
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    1215513402_movie_06concept_prime.jpg This is one of them
     
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    Oh, okay. So, we have G1 toys, a G1 cartoon, a G1 comic...but we're not allowed a live-action G1 movie because we've got everything else. Got it. Thank you for being our gatekeeper. I don't know how we could have done it without you and Lorenzo. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Is... is that Shredder Optimus Prime?! I NEED it. That is AWESOME.

    [​IMG]

    That is NOT.
     
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    It’s a shame those two colored head designs never got used. They would’ve been perfect for the Knight motif that was given to Prime in the Wahlberg films.

    Lmao I never said that, either. Keep being overdramatic. I’m so sorry that Hasbro hasn’t given you a movie filled with 80’s ‘member berries ontop of everything else. It must be so hard. Hilarious how G1 fans have this mentality that they’re owed a G1 movie because they happen to be around when G1 first started airing.

    I’d have more sympathy if G1 fans didn’t have such an entitled mentality and didn’t constantly complain about stuff for the last 25 years. You’re not owed a G1 movie nor are you underserved just because you haven’t gotten a live action “‘member this” movie. My point was that there are fans in this franchise that are actually underserved, and even ignored. To whine that you haven’t gotten a live action movie is, again, akin to whining that someone got the last piece of a giant cake that you were exclusively eating.
     
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    Yooo that head is badass, we need a figure to use that head!!!
    Yikes.
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    We're "owed" a franchise honoring it's legacy correctly?

    Say it with me!

    We
    can
    have
    a
    movie (I know that's two syllables but bear with me)
    that
    honors (two again but I know you can do it!)
    its
    40 (almost there!)
    year
    history (three! three!)
    AND
    have
    a
    great
    movie
    too!

    Gee, was that so hard? it was? Here's a Bay movie. Have five. Throw in a bonus BB movie that tried. Enjoy.:rolleyes: 
     
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    Insulting someone’s intelligence because they don’t agree with you? Gee, how original lmao. Funny thing is nobody will say anything. But lord knows if I decided to call you a “40-something-year-old geewunner” the members on this website would get so mad, they’d give themselves aneurysms.

    Also, cool to come back and see who’s liked WishfulThinking’s comment. One member that liked it literally got all up in their feels a few months ago when I called older fans “40-something-year-old nerds”. Guess they only spew their “Stop being divisive and entitled” bullshit when a Bay fan gets out of line.
     
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    Only because you can't comprehend that all we're asking is that, if you have a Porsche, call him Jazz. If you have a Nissan Z, call him Bluestreak or Smokescreen. If you have Devastator in your script, consider a group of green construction vehicles that form a humanoid looking giant robot. And avoid making everyone look like twirling wads of scrap metal - make them look like their canonical selves.

    And sure, if you have Hot Shot, make him a blue sports car. If you can't do Tracks, Hot Shot is fine (Cybertron). Ultra Magnus as a giant missile truck is fine too, if they want to homage Animated. There's PLENTY to pull from beyond G1, although I'd love for the focus to be on G1 if possible. But what's been done for the Bay movies was pretty tragic - all in the name of "we can't make that because people won't watch that", which is bullshit.
     
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    Oh yes. My intelligence deserves to be insulted because I don’t believe a robot that transforms into a Porsche needs to be named Jazz or a robot that transforms into a Nissan Z needs to be called Smokescreen. Great logic there.

    I’d be more inclined to agree that “This car should be this character like it was in the beginning” if this brand had been consistent with itself for the last 35 years. If anything, this brand has been completely inconsistent with just about every iteration. There’s no written rule that indicates that a Porsche must be Jazz. Transformers fans working themselves into a tizzy because the live action films aren’t consistent with G1 is, while par for the course, hilarious. It just gets pathetic when you feel the need to insult people because they don’t agree with you. Says more about you, if anything.
     
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    That just sounds boring as fuck to just keep it all the same.
    Plus if we are, than Hot Shot would be yellow, and Prime would have yellow eyes (which that one I'm all for).
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    Deal with it, like I have for six movies.

    Plus, the director would do a yellow sports car for Hot Shot because of Bee. So blue would be the next choice, as he was in Cybertron.
     
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    I'm not dealing with anything.

    I'm really excited to see what Porsche Mirage looks like.
     
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    Yes, and laughing at others people's wants and being dismissive and patronizing is better? If you can't take it, don't deal it.
     
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    Yeah, the original concept designs for the movies were weird.

    Bumblebee was, and still is, a really weird one for me.
    [​IMG]

    Why does that make me think of a dog?
     
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    Aww he looks like a puppy! I want to pet him!
     
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    That just falls back to how this film just doesn't seem to have an idea of where it wants to go in terms of theme. We have a slavish G1 Prime, updated to a degree but it's still a big red cab-over. A lot of the hype for ROTB is that it will play closer to the source material than the bay films, but the Porsche being Mirage is just kind of weird.

    Jazz is the popular one people want because, y'know, he's one of the original Ark crew and people want him done right. Even if it was Nightbeat since people keep trying to use that character as an argument, that would still be closer to the source material than Mirage. I mean, hell, make him a 1970s Plymouth Superbird/Dodge Charger Daytona (basically variants of the same car), which was literally a street legal racecar that existed solely to get the design into NASCAR for Richard Petty, and was only even sold as a retail car due to a rule in NASCAR where all cars had to be available as retail production models. That would easily fulfill the idea of keeping in spirit with the original alt. mode of Mirage while also not cribbing on another character's potential alt. mode out of sheer ignorance.

    How's that inconsistency been for the past, oh, six years with Hasbro riding the G1 train into nigh oblivion? The only really consistent thing about Transformers had been the need to reboot every so often to refresh the brand and that went out the window with Age of Excrement in 2014 when they decided not to reboot. Which is around the same time Hasbro decided to try the aligned continuity that was designed to END all this inconsistency within the brand to a certain degree. It failed, obviously, but then Hasbro just went back right to G1 where they've stayed ever since.

    Honestly? I think the period of inconsistency within the brand is over and sooner or later it's just going to be one shared style across all forms of the brand, and given it's still selling nearly 40 years later, it's going to be G1 based. I personally don't like that this is happening but Hasbro's just too chickenshit to take a chance on anything that isn't already proven these days - ROTB isn't even going to get a toyline until the year after the movie comes out, maybe not even then if the movie fails.
     
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    Yes, laughing at someone claiming that they are underserved when they have an entire brand catering to them is the same as insulting someone's intelligence. I don't care, though. I hope you have a good day, and stop being so angry about a movie not being a 1:1 recreation of a cartoon at some point.
     
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    Ironically I’m tired of seeing G1 in toys but want to see a form of it on screen.

    Granted, I’m tired of both sides at this point. People who think G1 is the end all be all, and those that claim 10 years of bayverse is somehow not enough and that everything else is “Geewun”.
     
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