Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by pie125, May 21, 2017.
"A Transformers film set in Ancient Rome"
Some interesting, no, dumb logic being applied in this thread. Holy shit.
Does it? Huh. The article on the front page says it's "in the works," which is very different from being discussed.
I mean, these story ideas probably are boiled down to one sentence during the brainstorming phase, the writers have gotta start somewhere. I'm almost certain that the very first approved idea for DOTM was pitched like this: "How about this time we make it about a Space Race conspiracy?"
Also, the whole objects/events thing, with or without the Hoover Dam thing, advancement of tech since the invention of the transistor is definitely in the Top 10 events in human history. And although it's never said, Egyptian aesthetics and style are "based off of" the Seven Primes. (Namely, their face frills) Besides that, the Ancient Pyramids are still damn influential since their precise alignment with the stars and beyond-its-time architecture and technology still baffle scientists to this day and hint at ancient Egyptians being much more scientifically intelligent than most would anticipate. Chalking all of that up to aliens and taking away the notion of Egyptians being scientifically advanced is definitely in conspiracy territory.
Now if you're fine with the backbone of the plot for most of the TF movies being about alternative history, then more power to you, but even the other movie fans are growing tired of it. I love the movies to death - I really do - but I'm not gonna ignore their flaws and White Knight over them. Again, I'm glad that you don't have an issue with the plots of the movies, but we can just disagree with each other and leave it at that. I'm not here to start any arguments, I've seen enough of that on Youtube comments.
I'm looking forward to the Jesus movie, Jesus was a pretender or Jesus was some dude who befriended a Transformer and used transformer tech to create miracles! It could even tie into the ancient rome idea!
Transformers: Of Nazareth
This is so blasphemous.
...so why am I laughing so hard?
Seeing the Bumblebee movie set in the 80s has me pretty excited, let alone seeing a Transformers film with a new director at the helm.
I hope to see an HD version of this image below. I'd love to see what's hidden in these concept images.
Why everyone is so convinced that the possible "ancient rome movie" would have the same formula of the previous ones?
The movie would be set in that period, there is a big difference.
And then, why they would repeat the same formula, if The Last Knight is focused on explain why Earth and Cybertron are always connected? That movie will close this kind of formula, because everything will be explained.
Bay convinced Paramount to build the Writers Room because he realized that they could not repeat always the same formula.
Why hire all those writers to make a TCU, if not to tell new kind of stories?
I have said this before and I get sick of repeating it, having similar elements isn't the same thing as having the exact same plot. The connections to human history are used differently. It's the driving idea of the whole franchise each movie showing how each race forged each other's history, it's the main narrative people say the movies don't have. It's annoying fans say they want continuity yet they ignore a central continuing element of the movie franchise then they say we need more continuing elements. So the constant influencing of our history, Megatron's ongoing narrative, the growing conflict between both races, the effects of Chicago, the Allspark's destruction, the matrix in Dark, these aren't continuity enough. Another issue is the idea that despite wanting a different story and character arcs no one here actually has any suggestions, beyond no more humans, that's not helpful.
I've heard people say why can't the story just be the decepticons trying to steal Earth's resources and the Autobots try to stop them, because that isn't a plot. They ask why can't the decepticons just try to conquer Earth, that's what DOTM was. They do different ideas human decepticons agents, full scale invasion, humans building their own TFS, the Autobots being hunted, the death and resurrection of optimus prime, Sentinel's betrayal, the dynasty and The Fallen, optimus going evil, the idea of the creators. Were any of those in TFS 1 no, were human decepticon agents, or Sentinel's betrayal or a full scale alien invasion in ROTF no. Were humans building their own transformers or the Autobots being hunted in DOTM no. Just because there's some tie to human history or an artifact of sorts doesn't mean the story is the same, they have completely different events, character arcs and emotional thematic purpose, aren't those what truly define a story, what actually gives it purpose not the bare basics?
All those photos could easily be promotional material just to play to the idea that Transformers have been on Earth for ages. Bumblebee is the only confirmed robot to have been on Earth prior to the first film. I suggest everyone so jumping to conclusions and wait for the film because it could easily be explained there.
I'm calling it now, the Trojan Horse was actually a beastformer. I'm betting an Autobot who later takes on the form of a horse to help the Greeks.
Considering that they are setting Bumblebee in the 40s in TLK and, then, in the 80s his own movie, well, it seems a way to explore the story of the character during is search of the Cube.
It does make sense because he's referring to his team of Autobots not Transformers as a race. And even so, how was Optimus to know if other Transformers were on Earth before him? I doubt he monitored every bot who went off world, he didn't even know that Sentinel was on the Moon. It's even obvious that for unknown reasons the Deceptions were on Earth years before the Autobots.
I spy Animated Ratbat on one page! Interesting that they acknowledged different incarnations of each character at all considering mainstream usually only identifies the G1 versions.
Gives me hope that Hasbro educated the writers team well enough on Animated!
Here is your answer to that:
To tell new kinds of stories is to take a risk.
The fact they're scared stiff of Bay not directing another TF film is proof enough that they don't want to take any risks.
You must've missed the point where it said a Cybertron based prequel is still in the works.
Perhaps the most beautiful mastermind plan for a Transformers movie!
And don't forget that it will be an animated movie.
Not quite yet, as we dont know yet the context of the wars they have been involved with until we see the movie, like World War II, what if the nazis had an TF artifact or Transformers working for them, it would be like in TF2, they are fighting with Humans in order to protect earth of other Transformers or artifacts
A prequel does little for future exploits.
The original movie and season 3 got the TFs off Earth and introduced a larger universe for them to play in. Was hoping by movie 6 we'd finally be seeing something similar. Looks not to be the case.
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