Why are we hating on Transformers 4? (already)

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by fallen_revenge, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    The success is what makes this such a huge, lost opportunity. Based on the visuals and the concept, along with the public's lingering affinity for Transformers, these movies made huge amounts of money, despite their near-total and increasing lack of literary or cultural value. If they had had good writing and good direction and at least a few ideas worth taking home, they could have had a tremendous positive cultural impact.

    Imagine that the theme for these three movies really had been "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings", and this theme had been borne out clearly on screens all across the world, instead of being just a few parroted words? Now tell me there isn't a tragically missed opportunity here.

    And think of the impact on this fandom. Yes, we got bigger, and yes, Michael Bay failed to rename us all Trannies. Great. But if the movies had been actually good, as well as successful, this fandom could have gained so much legitimacy. Right now, the most public face of Transformers is the movie barbarism. It's made it more embarrassing to be a fan, unless you hide your earnestness (for things like Roberts' MTMTE) behind your irony.

    There, that's better. :) 
     
  2. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    It makes me sad that when people find out I'm a Transformers fan they think I'm a fan of those movies. Or that people who have known for years I'm a Transformers fan think that BayFormers dross is what I've been a fan of for over twenty-five years. BayFormers movies, as financially successful as they may have been, haven't really shown anyone what's made Transformers so enduring, at least to me anyway.
     
  3. ErbFan28

    ErbFan28 Well-Known Member

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    I'm definitely not hating on it. I'm looking forward to it. If it's a reboot, I'll be more excited
     
  4. Driftveil

    Driftveil You find me offensive

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    reboot?

    Let's wait a little while at least.
     
  5. Baird

    Baird bug-stomper

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    :lol 
     
  6. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    Can you explain this, because I'm not getting it.

    And there could have been better ones as well, but its all Schrödinger's outcome at this point.
     
  7. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Masterforce is pretty great. That's the gist of it.
     
  8. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    You mean we've locked Michael Bay in a sealed box with a radioisotope? :D 
     
  9. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

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    You might be on to something...it's like modern performing art - only a select few can comprehend the artistic awesomeness in a man eating a piece of feces, vomiting it up and then eating tinsel and vomiting that up ontop of the feces.

    To me, it's just a smelly turd with tinsel and vomit on it...which is coincidentally how I view the fourth movie as well.
     
  10. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    And of course you approach it so objectively.
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  11. Ømnidrive

    Ømnidrive Stop.....think......fart.....and keep on going

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    He basically summed it all up.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That's pretty much how I see things.