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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    Xvideos wrote: »
    Postapocalyptic world with transformers in it?
    I was really hoping that was Nemesis Prime.

    I am speculating a time travel reboot scenario with Unicron-esque robot takeovers.
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    Hasnt anyone made the 80's movie with just updated effects? would like to see what that would be like.
  • chopperbyrnechopperbyrne Joined: Posts: 1,238
    Nope.

    I gave them one more chance with Age of Extinction, but just like Fox with Fantastic Four movies, they won't be getting my money on this one.
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited December 2016
    G1 Lore this will probably call back to -

    Attack of the Autobots
    A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court
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    Dark Awakening
    The Return of Optimus Prime

    Speculation - They are going to wipe out the first 4 movies with a Days of Future Past treatment in here somewhere. That's the reason why some of these characters have returned.

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  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,329
    Finally watched the shitty trailer...

    So instead of directly addressing peoples' complaints about Prime being too brutal, they're just going to make him a Unicron slave?

    po pimpus wrote: »
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Do not spend your money on this shit.

    Please. I beg of you... Stop funding this crap.



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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited December 2016
    Swap out Megatron for Prime and there you go.

    I think some aspects of Transformers Prime will be in here as well (Unicron embedded within the planet).

    Akiva Goldsman has some pretty solid credits his catalog. His more recent outings aren't too well received.

    The other writers don't have a lot of credit. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have Iron Man under their belt. That duo also comes with Punisher War Zone. Ken Nolan's only other credit is Black Hawk Down.

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    edited December 2016
    Blocky Transformers and corny G1 storylines pls.

    I prefer a darker storyline like in the Beasts Wars series.
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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,053
    edited December 2016
    Optimus124 wrote: »
    They are about to be 5 movies deep. I would like for this franchise to pull off a Fast and Furious move. Know what you are, and just deliver that effectively.

    They keep emphasizing this writer's room and a story driven cinematic universe. You guys are 10 years late LOL.


    They seriously need to hand this series over to somebody else. We've already long experienced Bay's vision of Transformers and how he does things.

    The movie is not even out yet and i feel like i've already seen it.

    Wil wrote: »
    Blocky Transformers and corny G1 storylines pls.

    I prefer a darker storyline like in the Beasts Wars series.


    Blocky? God forbid we want our Transformers to look like actual Robots. And while the G1 cartoon stories may have been corney, they more than made up for it with great voice-acting, action, and the cool designs and iconic personalities of it's characters.

    Also after all this time, the G1 cartoon show has a similar feel to that of the 1960's Star Trek and other retro sci-fi series. We know it's silly today but, it has a certain charm that is undeniable.

    As for Beast Wars, while i quite like animal-altmode Transformers, a series with ONLY animals was too extreme. G1 had it just right with a nice mix of beasts and vehicles. The variety was just so much better.
  • WastedWasted Verbal Diarrhetic Joined: Posts: 5,886
    actual Robots.

    The transforming Citroen looks more like an "actual robot" than a Bayformer.

    I want them to look like Transformers, not mechanical Covenant rejects from Halo.

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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited December 2016
    Bay needs to jettison away from this. However, I am more interested in the story than his direction. Hasbro knows what they need, but want to guarantee the return on investment. Every movie has been his last movie.

    With the appearance, they look like robots, just not the one's you are used to for this franchise.

    That's the thing with the most recent Optimus Prime design. I think it looks great. The problem is seeing reference points from mode A to Mode B are virtually non existent. Prime, Crosshairs, Hound, and Drift are all more "streamlined" in appearance. I think that was done for 2 reasons.

    1. Response to the more jarring design aesthetic making shots not look less like a junkyard brawl.
    2. Gives permission to "cheat" when making the toy versions of these characters.

    Personally, the right mix between a more realistic humanoid physiology and G1 was during the Don Figueroa days of the IDW series.
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    The general looks of Cybertronians in AoE and now this new film are less complex/"gritty" and more in line with the art style of the Aligned continuity. ...It's still recognizably the Movie-verse, though.
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited December 2016
    Official Movie Poster
    31622595395_97e9250774_o.jpg

    That Prime is an impressive design, and looks good on a shelf. However, what does it turn into again LOL?
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    There's no way he's not under Unicron's(who else could be showing up?) control against his will.
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    Purple eyes are a dead giveaway.
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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,053
    I'm not a bay hater but, after 4 fully Bay-Visioned Transformers movies? The writing is on the wall. There's nothing in this new flick that will surprise us. Just more of the same.

    If there was ever a franchise in dire need of a reboot, THIS is it.
  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited December 2016
    I'm not a bay hater but, after 4 fully Bay-Visioned Transformers movies? The writing is on the wall. There's nothing in this new flick that will surprise us. Just more of the same.

    If there was ever a franchise in dire need of a reboot, THIS is it.

    Too bad AoE was their attempt. The franchise is in dire need of a new vision. Even though the writers have some decent accomplishments, I can only be cautiously optimistic because of Bay. Look at Star Wars. IMO the best films are the ones he did not direct. That new perspective will give new life to the franchise.
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    They need a complete reboot and start with a War for Cybertron style story.

    No humans, just robots.
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  • WilWil Joined: Posts: 6,101
    edited December 2016
    Let's hate on the director.

    No need to hate on the people who worked on the story and screenplay.

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  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,053
    Wil wrote: »
    Let's hate on the director.

    No need to hate on the people who worked on the story and screenplay.

    :coffee:


    It's the director that brings the movie to life and is responsible for putting everything together. Regardless of what the script says, the end result is still his vision.

  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited December 2016
    Wil wrote: »
    Let's hate on the director.

    No need to hate on the people who worked on the story and screenplay.

    :coffee:

    I would agree with this too. I don't fault Bay (totally) for the 2nd movie's lack of a plot. The studio saw dollars and a deadline and made the conscious decision to move the movie forward with a writing staff. The 4th movie is a complete failure from an editing standpoint. 2h 45 minutes is insane.

    I agree with @AlphaCharlie though. It's the director's execution of a vision that is what we see on screen. That's why he get 95.23897% of the criticism.
    They need a complete reboot and start with a War for Cybertron style story.

    No humans, just robots.

    I would love to see that, but not necessarily in this fashion. The allure of the live action movies is that they are embedded with the things we see on a daily basis. Making a War / Fall of Cybertron movie would just be like the DC animated stuff. While awesome, it would appeal to a much smaller demographic.

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  • maxxmaxx DIO THE DESTROYER Joined: Posts: 36,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    They need a complete reboot and start with a War for Cybertron style story.

    No humans, just robots.

    unless the script is fucking god tier amazing...you aignt makin no fuckin money without a human star attached.
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  • XvideosXvideos Xvideos Joined: Posts: 3,230
    edited December 2016
    I never liked movie Optimus' head designs. It always looks like he has sad panda eyes. I always thought the maskless mouth was the problem, but it wasn't. It was the eyes all along.
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    Bay's letter to fans. It may possibly be his last . . . . . .
    http://www.michaelbay.com/2017/02/02/only-one-world-will-survive-theirs-or-ours/

    until the money truck pulls up again.


    New spot airs tomorrow at 9 AM with the Super Bowl spot airing during 2nd quarter.
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  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,329
    Optimus124 wrote: »
    Bay's letter to fans. It may possibly be his last . . . . . .
    http://www.michaelbay.com/2017/02/02/only-one-world-will-survive-theirs-or-ours/

    until the money truck pulls up again.


    New spot airs tomorrow at 9 AM with the Super Bowl spot airing during 2nd quarter.

    Oh fuck this guy.

    Why do you all continue to support this trash?
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited February 3

    po pimpus wrote: »
    Optimus124 wrote: »
    Bay's letter to fans. It may possibly be his last . . . . . .
    http://www.michaelbay.com/2017/02/02/only-one-world-will-survive-theirs-or-ours/

    until the money truck pulls up again.


    New spot airs tomorrow at 9 AM with the Super Bowl spot airing during 2nd quarter.

    Oh fuck this guy.

    Why do you all continue to support this trash?

    Only reasons I can offer are 'member berries and trainwrecks. To be honest, I don't think the franchise would be where it is today (in terms of relevance) if these movies weren't made.

    Same also applies to Michael Bay (for better or worse)


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    edited March 16
    A second trailer was released today. It confirms a member of the human cast is coming back this round.


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  • po pimpuspo pimpus Let's Hit the Climax! Joined: Posts: 25,329
    Did I just see goddamned TIE Fighters?

    FUCK MICHAEL BAY

    FUCK TYREESE

    FUCK MARKY MARK
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited March 17
    po pimpus wrote: »
    Did I just see goddamned TIE Fighters?

    FUCK MICHAEL BAY

    FUCK TYREESE

    FUCK MARKY MARK

    LOL, when I saw the fleet of TIE Advanced I felt that they are pushing it too far with borrowing from Star Wars. They got that Vespa bot (Sqeeks) in it as the obligatory cute character bot (BB-8). I am waiting for Anthony Hopkins to say - Prime was seduced by the dark side of his spark.

    They need another cut of that trailer. That was the worst thing that they could have put out. I hope that is literally for Beauty and the Beast
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  • LantisLantis Can you fly, Bobby? Joined: Posts: 6,250 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    The fuck was that feminist SJW BS trailer? The fuck do I care what some random girl's issues are in a goddamn TRANSFORMERS movie??? And why is Marky Mark talking down to Grimlock like a pup?

    Wow, this trailer actually riled me up. And that's saying a lot for a Michael Bay movie.
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    See this why we need hot rod/Rodimus Prime to open the matrix and light our darkest hour fam
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    Rodimus wrote: »
    See this why we need hot rod/Rodimus Prime to open the matrix and light our darkest hour fam

    Then we'll finally get to see emo Rodimus :wtf:
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    Rodimus wrote: »
    See this why we need hot rod/Rodimus Prime to open the matrix and light our darkest hour fam


    No way! Rodimus Prime is one of my all-time favorite characters. I'd hate to see how the live-action movies would butcher him.

    Especially after being dragged through the mud in Season 3. On that subject, i don't get how the writers shat the bed with the Season 3 leaders so badly. Rodimus became a "forever in Prime's shadow" character, and Galvatron was turned into a mentally deranged idiot. Say what you will about G1 Starscream's blunders but, i think he would have made a better leader than Season 3 Galvy.

    G1 Starscream's idea to build his own combiner team to usurp Megatron > Every plan Galvatron ever had in Season 3.
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    Not to mention Galvatron's random acts of violence towards his subordinates.

    I mean, you knew Megatron had it out for Starscream, but at least you knew his rage was only focused on SS.
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    Rodimus wrote: »
    See this why we need hot rod/Rodimus Prime to open the matrix and light our darkest hour fam


    No way! Rodimus Prime is one of my all-time favorite characters. I'd hate to see how the live-action movies would butcher him.

    Especially after being dragged through the mud in Season 3. On that subject, i don't get how the writers shat the bed with the Season 3 leaders so badly. Rodimus became a "forever in Prime's shadow" character, and Galvatron was turned into a mentally deranged idiot. Say what you will about G1 Starscream's blunders but, i think he would have made a better leader than Season 3 Galvy.

    G1 Starscream's idea to build his own combiner team to usurp Megatron > Every plan Galvatron ever had in Season 3.

    How dare you shit on G1.

    G1 is the epitome of Transformers.

    Every single episode of G1 is godlike and should be made into a movie.

    Golden Lagoon, The Girl Who Loved Powerglide, Nightmare Planet, Carnage in C-Minor, and Hoist Goes to Hollywood are worthy of the big screen! Each of those episodes are guaranteed blockbuster hits!

    I can't wait for A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court to hit theaters!
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    lmfao that trailer is confusing as fuck
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  • Optimus124Optimus124 Joined: Posts: 3,702
    edited April 13
    From the trailer, it seems Bay is creating much better shots. However the one problem with this from the onset is what/who the antagonist is? It is Optimus, Megatron, remnants of (possible) Cybertron, explosions?

    I must admit that the likelihood of a "real" Prime vs. Megatron fight is a bit exciting.
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    edited April 24
    The toyline for this movie has a promotion going on right now. Not really worth clicking unless you want to see Cullen and Welker being with their voice changer mask. However, this pretty much confirms that Frank Welker will be the voice of Megatron.

    https://www.facebook.com/transformers/videos/1446021885468001/
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