ROTF better than DOTM?

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  1. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Not that I am saying I like ROTF better....personally I like he first one the best, but I was just curious is ANYONE on the boards here likes ROTF better than DOTM??
     
  2. prime326

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    umm...no
     
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    I don't think I have ever seen anyone say they preferred ROTF to DOTM. I frankly don't know why anyone would.
     
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    The forest battle in ROTF was better then any fight scene in DOTM. and that's about it.
     
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    My cousin Dale likes ROTF so much more than DOTM that he gave away his BD's of TF1 and TF:ROTF away to me and said DOTM ruined the franchise for him that he was done.

    I shit you not he even said Brains was worse than "the twins" by being more offensive and that Bay failed 10x harder in every single way possible.

    Anyway I thought DOTM was the first good TF movie so far so go figure... I think my cuz is just a perfect example of an hardcore hater.
     
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    I love ROTF, i dunno if its better, but I liked that it wasn't the end of the movie series, and megan fox was in it, and some of my favorite tf's didn't die like in dotm. But DOTM was awesome, but IMO I actually liked ROTF.
     
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    I liked ROTF a lot but DOTM was definitely better.
     
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    Same. Though Sentinel vs. Optimus was close.
     
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    Ehhh... I "felt" more "connected" in ROTF even though the storyline was crap IMO. DOTM just seemed bland to me though the action scenes were killer
     
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    My 15 year old daughter likes RotF better. She says its because DotM was too fast paced and harder for her to tell what was going on.
     
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    not in a million years
     
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    I would like Dotm alot better if it wasn't for its half-assed ending.
     
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    ROTF had the forest battle, and I prefered Devastator to the Driller (though both were kind of a waste of CGI that wound up looking impressive but not doing much). I also kind of liked the new bots and cons in ROTF more than DOTM. The ROTF desert battle was just really boring though. DOTM also had Optimus around for the whole film.

    Really though, I like the first film much more than the sequels.
     
  14. adamid4

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    IMO, there is a charm or heart in ROTF that's from movie 1 that I don't really see in DOTM. It makes me look at both movies as inverted of each other, ROTF charm and crappy story, DOTM no charm but a good story.
     
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    I think it's that "charm" the some fans were ready to be done with. I for once was glad to see less robot humping and college frat boys, and a slightly darker story. It had the charm I was hoping for.
     
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    ...A little bit, yeah. I think ROTF had some nice ideas, like how it actually tried to set up some continuity between the films. DOTM made little reference to the other films, and when they did, it was brief. I didn't feel like I was watching the sequel to ROTF. I felt like I was watching a different story altogether. Also, and I'm gonna be a minority on this one, I like the mysticism of The Original Thirteen. Like they were at a godlike state. I thought that was kind of neat. Also, I loved the desert battle, plain and simple. But ROTF did have a lot of plot holes, corny humor, and scenes that just felt pointless. DOTM is darker than it's sequels, but it didn't feel like a continuation of ROTF. So while I love them both, I have to say I enjoy ROTF a little more, despite it's inferiorities.
     
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    I never say that I love one Film more than another, they are all unique, I love everyone in its own way, but with the same force... DOTM quite new, so now it is in the foreground. But once ROTF was in its place! In it SO many passion as there is in the other two films together! Passion and love for life! Here Autobots love all people through one person - Sam! It's... so understandable if you think by female logic :)  Maybe in it not much other things, but due to this passion it is worth to love it no less other Films!
     
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    Nah. I gave DOTM a 6-7 month incubation time. By that time I already thought ROTF was worst than the first movie in so many ways. I was excited when I saw DOTM, and I loved it, but I had to give it those same months to make sure I wasn't just thrilled with the newness of it. Having watched the bluray more times than I can tell, as well as digitally at work, months after its release, it is no longer the newnes of DOTM that makes me like it more. I just think it's a better movie. IMO - and all that jazz.

    Even from that female passion, the goodbye between Prime, BB, and Sam was more heartfelt for me than anything on the previous movie. Hell, I even bordered on an emotional movement seeing BB grasping for Wheeljack's corpse.
     
  19. adamid4

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    I never regarded those elements as having added the charm or heart to the movie, they weren't in movie 1, so I don't believe that's where the charm and heart was coming from.
     
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    Transformers 1 had the innocence factor. I can understand that charm. I just didn't see anything in ROTF that gave me any sense of charm. I mean for the people working on it to indirectly apologize by stating that DOTM would compensate for ROTF is an indication that even they couldn't believe in their own movie.

    It should be noted that I do not hate ROTF. It's a fun goofy movie. But it lacks the "charm and innocence" of the first one, and the dire, epic situations in the third. It's just there.

    So I dunno what scenes you considered to be charming, but to each his own. I dunno, maybe the scene where Sam wants to turn himself in and BB tells him that he will always be his friend. But I'm reaching there.