Netflix War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Reviews

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  1. Nemesisprime1975

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    Anyway finally got around to seeing it. The fact that I didn't watch it immediately showed how little I was pushed....

    But.....

    Its not bad. Some good moments. Some continuity nods and winks. Here's what stood out....

    Primes voice actor just gets growly when he's mad. Doesn't suit prime.

    Megs is the series scene stealer. Still utterly ruthless. Still pure megs.

    Great to see scorponok and sky lynx. It seems scorponok is a group name and not just his name. He's the last scorponok. I was always a fan of the dead universe in idw so it was great to see prime and sky lynx have a chat in the DU.

    Good action sequences. Great to see galvatron and a nice nod to the animated movie plus blink and you miss unicron.

    All on all sets up kingdom. That has to be Dino at the end surely.
     
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    I\'m usually easy to please but the voice acting is awful. The worst are Optimus and Shockwave.
     
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    In Earthrise, not that I remember.
    Arcee used Cog in Siege though, during the attack on Soundblaster.
     
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    How many on-screen transformations were there? I'm trying to remember and think the count was only maybe 5 or 6. I remember Chromia x1, Prime x1, Megatron x1, Sideswipe x1, Ravage x1, and maybe some seekers. I don't want to have to watch it again, but it felt like there were fewer on-screen transformations than in Siege. Anyone else have that impression?

    Also disappointed Doubledealer didn't transform at all.
     
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    Here is my review:

    Better than part one, but it is lacking in the action department. What action there is... well, it was not very well done.

    Also... character development is virtually non existent for the majority of character not name prime, megatron or elita-1. The other bots are basically cardboard cut outs with a handful of lines.

    Regardless, I did enjoy it.... mostly.
     
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  6. GAUGE

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    Poor Scorponok was such trash in terms of his character. It seems almost like the VA was trying to channel Beastwars Scorponok the entire time. Yuck! Also WTF??? He's the Last Scorponok?! huh??? what does that even mean? There was a planet full of millions of Scoponoks or something?

    I hope some 3p company was watching the footage though. now I want a tail just like the one from the show. It could easily be done. :) 

    Also, for such a huge bot, maaaaaannnnnnn were his movements hella quick. I just didn't care for the personality and Voice Acting for him. they made him super stupid like Sludge.

    Zarak is far from a lumbering Neanderthal.
     
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    Comments from a non transformer fan that watched an ep with me

    "Why are they out of breath when running if they're robots?"

    "Why is he threatening her with a scalpel? They don't have flesh they're metal"
     
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  8. PlanckEpoch

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    About as I expected by standards of the first. Though everytime they talk about factions it always feels kinda hamfisted, especially with the mercs.
     
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    I can't remember who said to watch this at 1.25x speed, but he's a hero. Really boosts my appreciation of the series.

    Edit: Though I am still wondering why none of these Transformers... Transform. What's with all the running and walking? Is this a budget thing? Most Transformations also seem to happen off screen.
     
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  10. deathsheadII

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    the worst thing apart the voice acting is copying the toys exact! seeing big toy screw holes and shit like this toy wheel peg just ain't right!! as much as being for children this was supposed to be for the oldskool fans right? but the storyline is written and produced as if it's a youtube fan made thing especially the voice acting which albeit better than the first series it flows a little better with less pauses between words it's still bad :(  was really hoping that after seeing criticism from the last one they would have taken more onboard... this could have been so much more such a shame peg.jpg
     
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    I think all 3 series are already done... they just aren't released at the same time. Our criticism is likely useless.
     
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    also what the done with scorponok!! wtf? :lol 

    didn't know that
     
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    Not only the pegs but that backpack also looks ridiculous on an on-screen model. I remember before Siege was released people were defending the 1:1 copying of the toys saying it will lead to more realistic transformations or whatever, which is now hilarious as we know they barely transform.
     
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    Well I've got that feeling at least. And it would make sense.
     
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    We should've gotten 2 13 eps seasons of this instead:


    Makes me want to get skytread now and cog.
     
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    I thought it was strange that Bumblebee is running away from Scorponok in one episode. But instead of transforming to get away and out of the door before it closes he just keeps running like he forgot he can transform. I think its cause the characters we see transform, they all have Cybertronian modes, everyone who don't transform, mostly have earth modes, I think.
     
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    Yeah I found it strange he didn't just transform and race away
     
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    I'm 5 episodes in, and I've debated shutting it off a dozen times, but I'm going to see it through. My same primary gripe from Siege continues: everyone talks so damn slowly, with this fake dramatic - and unnecessary - weight to every single word and sentence. It's painful to watch.

    Also, how is it that everyone is fighting Scorponok, and then everyone seemingly forgets they're fighting him after a minute, and then they start up again? That process just seemed to repeat itself over and over again and was boring as hell.

    On the bright side, the animation is good. I just wish the voice acting and pacing was much better.
     
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    -Better than the first season.
    -Once more Megatron has the best voice performance.
    -Optimus' angry voice is impossible to take seriously.
    -Interesting having the Quint have different personalities and one face offing the other four.
    -Consensus? So the Quints are Geth, 'kay.
    -Elita you are trying your best hon.
    -"Perceptor's Receptor?" Keeping it classy eh Wheeljack.
    -The shot of Optimus leaning towards an impaled Megatron looks like something out of a slashfic.
    -"The ugly one." Heh. :) 
    -Is Spinster just target practice? Poor guy gets sniped twice in this show.
    -Hey look it's Astrotrain!
    -F*CKING DINOBOT!
     
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    As far as we know, there wasn't a Zarak yet to be the brains.


    Very likely it's a budget thing.