Re: Sexism, Racism, Jingoism and Homophobia- That's entertainment!
Originally Posted by Optimus_Prime_
If you like these things I wouldn't reccommend Transformers, it's a pretty shallow work of fiction. If Bay tried to make it intelligent the end result would be so different from Transformers you'd hate it more. Hell the plot to the last film was pretty much identical to two cartoon episodes from the eighties.
Transformers doesn't have to be shallow or weak fiction.
Transformers are machines that are alive and have souls. The Autobots were originally worker class machines. The decepticons were a military class. A multi-million year civil war between the two robot classes took place as Autobots wanted freedom and the decepticons wanted tyranny. Their war is extended to Earth when they search the galaxy for energy to win a strategic advantage. This can be a great sci-fi story in the right hands.
Compare that to Batman where boy who's rich parents get shot trains and becomes an adult who dresses up like a bat to fight a list of insane super villains. This sounds far dumber than the Transformers premise. But it all comes down to execution. A silly concept can be made into something special in the right hands.
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