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TF4 with Bay and Shia 7 11.67%
TF4 without Bay and Shia 13 21.67%
complete REBOOT 34 56.67%
No more TF movies 6 10.00%
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default What should come next? Transformers 4 or a reboot?

What would you like to see happen?

a) A fourth movie with Bay and Shia

b) A fourth movie without Bay or Shia

c) A complete reboot of Transformers

d) no more Transformers movies

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:54 AM   #2
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A reboot would be nice, but I see no reason why they wouldn't try to make a fourth movie. If Michael Bay isn't up for it, he's easily replaceable. So is Shia.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:55 AM   #3
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I have to go with b, but I wouldn't mind c. It just needs a better director and writers.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:58 AM   #4
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Good poll/options. I'm curious to see the outcome.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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Complete reboot in 10 years but Paramount probably won't wait that long. No point in continuing Bay's universe. Get someone who can actually give a great story with substance that we all now this franchise can be.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:39 PM   #6
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Complete reboot in 10 years but Paramount probably won't wait that long. No point in continuing Bay's universe. Get someone who can actually give a great story with substance that we all now this franchise can be.
Yeah, again, why do people keep assuming Transformers is "a great story" with "substance" Did you watch the show? It's basically the same exact formula as Masters of the Universe, G.I.Joe and Gobots (which by the way, was written around the same time, it was no 'rip off', just so happened the toylines were very similar). There was no substance to Transformers. Every week they hit the proverbial reset button. It was like the A-Team or Scooby-Doo. None of the characters developed, grew or matured. It wasn't about the "working class vs the soldiers" either. I'm sorry I ever told anyone about "Five Faces of Darkness" because clearly people take one line of dialogue and assume it applied to the whole series. Optimus and the Autobots were never depicted as "workers", in fact both Optimus and Ultra Magnus referred to themselves as "soldiers". It's not a deep property. All the mythos is incredibly awkward for movie audiences, unless you want to get into robot sex and budding. Transformers is an extremely rigid and straightforward good vs evil storyline written for cracked out eighties children, nothing more.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #7
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Yeah, again, why do people keep assuming Transformers is "a great story" with "substance" Did you watch the show? It's basically the same exact formula as Masters of the Universe, G.I.Joe and Gobots (which by the way, was written around the same time, it was no 'rip off', just so happened the toylines were very similar). There was no substance to Transformers. Every week they hit the proverbial reset button. It was like the A-Team or Scooby-Doo. None of the characters developed, grew or matured. It wasn't about the "working class vs the soldiers" either. I'm sorry I ever told anyone about "Five Faces of Darkness" because clearly people take one line of dialogue and assume it applied to the whole series. Optimus and the Autobots were never depicted as "workers", in fact both Optimus and Ultra Magnus referred to themselves as "soldiers". It's not a deep property. All the mythos is incredibly awkward for movie audiences, unless you want to get into robot sex and budding. Transformers is an extremely rigid and straightforward good vs evil storyline written for cracked out eighties children, nothing more.
I hear what you are saying but what I'm saying is that I do see a story about a boy finding an alien car, then somehow getting sucked into an alien war with robots. In the first movie we see snippets of this many times of the Bumblebee and Sam relationship. But in the last two movies any plot/character development is thrown away for stupid/poor comedy bits. It's insane that they are both around 2.5 hours but nothing is really developed from the first movie. This could be a fun adventure story about Autobots warring with Decepticons on Earth with Sam somehow being caught in the middle.


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Old 07-06-2011, 04:11 AM   #8
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I don't really care as long as they continue to make more TF movies. Wish they would do more before Peter Cullen gets to old to still do the Optimus Prime voice but they could always find a replacement voice actor with a similar baritone voice as Peter Cullen but he would still always be best Optimus Prime ever.

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #9
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Semi reboot maybe? Like they could pull a Casino Royal. Keep the supporting cast but introduce a new main character. As much has I hate what Bay has done with the franchise, it would be sad to see certain characters go. Like Lennox and Sideswipe.

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Old 07-06-2011, 11:06 AM   #10
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No more TF for a while? Hell yeah.

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Reboot.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:28 PM   #12
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http://www.seibertron.com/transforme...trilogy/22245/

"With the success of Transformers Dark of the Moon speculation is already starting to swirl around the possibility of future films. Producer Don Murphy has chimed in with his thoughts on his message board:
"What happens next? Certainly not a reboot. We haven't lost the Transformers. They didn't grow up or become expensive like Toby Maguire. I don't know what happens next. I'm pretty sure there will be a second trilogy. I am pretty sure it will kick ass. And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn't all bots.""

Well, that guy's a tool.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:33 PM   #13
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No reboot, just do what Transformers has always done and continue a similar story with similar characters. Like Don Murphy said they didn't "blow up" and there are only about 100,000 Transformers left to use so why reboot? If people honestly expect them to make a G1 movie yeah good luck with that, Hasbro has been making more money NOT doing that for the past 25 years.

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Again, why do people keep thinking since 80's Transformers were silly and didn't make sense that the movies have to as well? How could anybody that calls themselves a Transformers fan not care that the movies were treated to horribly?

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Again, why do people keep thinking since 80's Transformers were silly and didn't make sense that the movies have to as well? How could anybody that calls themselves a Transformers fan not care that the movies were treated to horribly?
What was produced was every bit as good as Transformers The Movie 1986. A movie beloved by the fanbase. Considering it's considerable financial impact for both Hasbro and it's fictions I wouldn't say he "treated them horribly".

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:49 PM   #16
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What was produced was every bit as good as Transformers The Movie 1986. A movie beloved by the fanbase.
Please check in with the original fanbase on that assumption, because many of us really hated it.

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Please check in with the original fanbase on that assumption, because many of us really hated it.
Reaaaaallllyyyyyyy. I post over at Allspark.com, the largest Tranformers messageboard, and also at TFTM2005. The majority of Transformers fans, ya'know the actual ones that have followed the franchise and don't have nostalgia fueled distorted memories of it, actually loved the Bayverse by and large. It's been pretty much the most profitable venture thus far. Your assertion that some dumb, cud chewing public is responsible for this and the other film's remarkable success is well...wrong, I'm sorry. The toys are revered in the forums. Check TFormers.com, they constantly get good reviews. Go to a BotCon. The biggest draw is the movie(s), has been for the past several years. No only people who seem to think the franchise was some brilliant fiction seem to think Bay pissed all over the franchise. You talk to actual faithfuls, who have followed ALL of the series, and the reaction has been quite the opposite.

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Reaaaaallllyyyyyyy. I post over at Allspark.com, the largest Tranformers messageboard, and also at TFTM2005. The majority of Transformers fans, ya'know the actual ones that have followed the franchise and don't have nostalgia fueled distorted memories of it, actually loved the Bayverse by and large.
That's nice. I wasn't talking about the Michael Bay movies though.

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Making a lot of money does not equal making something of quality. And the live action movies are nowhere near as good as the 86 movie.

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Making a lot of money does not equal making something of quality. And the live action movies are nowhere near as good as the 86 movie.
You really think so, because that movie was initially panned by critics, and it made buttkiss at the Box Office. First of all, forget Bay, the 1986 movie callously killed off Optimus Prime which caused kids to cry in the theater. The reason: his toy was being discontinued. You want to talk about the "grand" plot? The first thirty minutes of the movie, including Optimus Prime's death have NOTHING to do with the rest of the movie. No seriously? Explain to me why that's b-e-t-t-e-r than what Bay did? Because that entire sequence was MANDATED, yes MANDATED by Hasbro to tie off toys no longer offered in stores. The writers of TFTM didn't want to do it. They wanted Optimus to die a martyr at the end. The folks at Hasbro though were adamate the story not focus on characters who were discontinued.

Unicron never explained, just shows up. Great set up there.

The Matrix was never explained, and was basically retconned in. We'd already seen what Optimus' inards looked like and the Matrix was conveinently abscent. The MATRIX WAS NEVER PART OF THE SHOW. You'd be surprised how many people who hate Bay's take never knew this. In fact NONE of the movie was in the show. The moon bases? Nope. Ultra Magnus, Kup, Daniel, Hot Rod, Wheelie, The Quintessons, any of it? Nope. Not even Autobot City. They are all just there.

The connections are never explained. The Quintessons were supposedly agents of Unicron, but in the final movie they show up, unannounced, and serve no purpose in the general plot EXCEPT they make one huge plot hole: How did Hot Rod and Kup know where Magnus and the others were?

Also Magnus was never supposed to be randomly killed in the original. His arms and legs were to have been pulled off. You can see this is the repair sequence, and if you watch the death scene and listen to the audio. However the "draw and quartering" was deemed inappropriate, so instead we got a random exploding Magnus.

Let's see what else

Oh yeah

Hot Rod: "Where is Galvatron, where is he?"
Wreck-Gar: "And the answer is...Unicron"

(By the way scintilating dialogue there)

How the flying f*** did Wreck-Gar know this, at all, by any wrapping of my mind. He'd met Galvatron like ten seconds ago, and never talked or interacted with him in any meaningful way whatsoever.

What else is wrong with that movie...hmmmm....

...Oh did you notice how many characters show up in two places at once: Hound, Sunstreaker, Dirge, Thundercracker and a few others. Thundercracker is reformatted by Unicron, and appears 2 minutes later at Starscream's coronation. By the way Starscream's treachery in that movie would mean literally NOTHING to someone who hadn't watched the show, neither would Soundwave's compassion towards Megatron. The movie does absolutely zilch to set up the characters.

Nothing is done to set up Hot Rod as the leader, he just fights Galvatron, gets Matrix, whoops leader. Why didn't it do that when he held it the first time? Never explained. Why didn't Optimus know it was him, he's carrying the damn thing? Never explained. The purpose of the Matrix is never really explained. Does the Matrix make you a bigger stronger robot? Why didn't Optimus revert back to Orion Pax when he passed it? Why didn't Magnus start calling himself Prime? Never explained

Also the dialogue is incredibly clunky.

But yes, it's a much better film than Transformers or Dark of the Moon.


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Old 07-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #21
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Besides Transformers:the movie is there another piece of transformers storytelling that is serious in thematic tone? I've wondered because i think the Bay movies are terrible but a whole lot of fun. Its what I expect when I go to see a movie where the source material is a toy. People who say Bay ruined their childhood weird me out when the whole objective of transformers is to see big robots fight.

Maybe I don't understand transformers, so if I don't tell me where the rich thematic story telling is. Other than that Bay remains one of the best in displaying action and I'm not sure a reboot would make a better film.

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Old 07-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #22
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Word is Shia/Bay are done with Transformer series and they are looking at Jason Stathem as lead man since him and that chick are dating..Something about taking it to a darker tone,but until its all finalized I don't buy it.

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Making a lot of money does not equal making something of quality. And the live action movies are nowhere near as good as the 86 movie.
Define "quality" because there's a reason millions of people have watched these Transformers films above almost everything else the last 5 years.

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What happens next? Certainly not a reboot. We haven't lost the Transformers. They didn't grow up or become expensive like Toby Maguire. I don't know what happens next. I'm pretty sure there will be a second trilogy. I am pretty sure it will kick ass. And I am pretty sure some of you will hate it because it wasn't all bots.
No Reboot Deal with it

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Considering the amount of characters that are now dead, especially Decepticons, I don't really want to see a fourth one.

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