The Reviews Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers' started by Kargo Warrior, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Disclaimer Registered

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    While I don't completely agree with all his points and did enjoy certain elements of the film I'm yet to truly put my finger on, I absolutely love Vern's review on AICN. His negative observations are hilarious and really do a great job at counterbalancing the ridiculous positivity over this film.

    I particularly enjoyed this quote that represents the film's total lack of character, story and heart... as well as the lack of clarity in the completely uncoreographed final battle:

    'I'm sure black stereotype robot was in other parts of the movie but the next time I was sure it was the same character was at the end when Optimus Prime was casually holding his broken-in-half corpse like it was the pieces of a plate he dropped.'

    Read the full review here!
     
  2. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Well that settles it. 60% of the critics liked it, 40% disliked it.
     
  3. Disclaimer Registered

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    Must be a good film then.
     
  4. nosebleed. Registered

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    Vern's review is WAAAAY too long. I will ahve to read it tomororw gnite.
     
  5. Conebone69 The Legend Ends

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    I just saw transfomers. It was pretty cool but the only thing I didnt like was there was way to much comedy
     
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    Actually he was. Sure, he said a few iffy lines that you don't like and he was forced to do battle in a populated area. It doesn't change the fact that he preached peace and protecting humanity. He also happened to lead the Autobots.

    I'll give you that. This Jazz was much more like Blaster than he was Jazz.

    No. They pretty much got Ratchet, Starscream, Megatron, and Optimus correct.

    Considering that the humans were barely ever shown to be halfway capable of defending ourselves in the cartoon, I would say that's up for debate. Humans in the cartoons were nothing more than a bunch of walking, fleshy *****ebags. God forbid someone actually makes humans able to do something. And honestly, I find it easier to believe that humans could find one specific type of round to be able to harm the Transformers then have these alien robots completely impervious to everything.

    Hmmm...I seem to remember a large chunk of the movie being about the All Spark with the Autobots fighting the Decepticons for its possession. Or were you looking for a different type of story? One more complex and deep. Like the one where Megatron wanted to build a space bridge and needed to plunder Earth's resources to make energon cubes. Or when he built a new ship and needed to plunder Earth's resources to make energon cubes. Or when Megatron broke into a high security area to be able to get information about places he could go to so that they could plunder Earth's resources to make energon cubes.
     
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    Not so good reviews here in Norway. The dice so far shows 2, 3, 4 and 4 of those I have seen. The critics mainly focus on bashing the people who would like this movie. Figures.

    And the USA hate comes to play. "How dare anyone put american soldiers in a positive view" focus.

    Ahh, well. Their loss. I can't fathom why people overanalyze a movie like this.

    Now I understand why som many people buy anti-depressives. Nitpicking everything to the point of making ones lives ****ty.

    Transformers is for those who have a little kid inside. Thankfully, I have that.
     
  8. KappeiJin Registered

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    What a shame. 59%. Idiots.
    My consolation is just the cream of the crop (72%).
     
  9. The Kid AMERICA FTW

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    I'll tell you what's happening with the backlash against the movie.

    NOBODY EXPECTED IT TO BE GOOD. EVERYONE WAS BASHING THE **** OUT OF IT BECAUSE THEY EXPECTED A COMPLETE TRAVESTY...

    When they finally saw it and it turns out to actually be pretty compelling, they WANT MORE. And that's where the true dissapointment is coming from in even the harshest reviews. They loved what they got, but it wasn't enough.

    I view movies through a kid's eyes, innocent, not having been spoiled by movies with cgi in every frame like pirates and spidey etc, and focus on story and the characters and my judgement tells me this movie delivers not just wiz bang boom, but even the subtle elements work when they easily couldn't. I truly cared about these people, and they're all freakin living in a ridiculous world with giant robots. good lawd. that's movie magic.
     
  10. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    You really are in Denial
     
  11. SuperJediHero Registered

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    Critics just don't seem to like Action movises
     
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    Haha, in Norway one of the leading newspapers gave it a 3, with the title; "Motorporn for the childish".

    They had to write a new article because people went all ape**** trashing the reviewer, who in the review said he never liked Transformers, because he was a Star-Wars fan. One reaction said;

    "Pack up your lightsaber and go away to a galaxy far far away. Let someone who knows Transformers do the review, or at least someone who is unpartial." :D

    The article, in norwegian;

    http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/2007/07/04/505363.html
     
  13. shigsy2003 I'LL TAKE YOU ALL ON!!!

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    Hahahahahah :up:
     
  14. Mantis Rapture Actual Drug Dealer

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    You know, with a 59% on rotten tomatoes right now (and a 50% cream of the crop rating), I think the general feeling is that the film is a bit poor. I was so looking foward to seeing this but now I'm pretty scared I'll hate it for all the reasons I hate all of Bay's films.
     
  15. Boiiinng Demigod

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    I have never before agreed with everything from one review before, especially on AICN. He nails it.
     
  16. terry78 He will eat YOU... if you are wrong

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    It doesn't matter what the rating is now. So many people will see this during the week it'll make its budget back and posisbly then some by the week's end.
     
  17. Mantis Rapture Actual Drug Dealer

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    Dont care less about it making money, I care about actually liking the film, and the influx of recent reviews that reacted pretty badly to the film worries me because, you know, I like good movies, not average ones with no story and a poor script and bad acting and...
     
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    I love how there's all these people who are so against this movie because they're "big fans" of the originals.

    If you are such big Transformers fans, you'd be willing to accept changes, especially since this film exists outside of the cartoons' narrative.

    Accept the changes people, otherwise you should probably go put on a pink shirt and a white suit jacket and dance the robot whilst pretending it's 1986. I, meanwhile, will continue to say how good this movie was in the year 2007.

    The ability to enjoy every different series of everyone's favorite robots in disguise in some form or another, that's what makes a true Transformers fan.
     
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    I feel sorry for Vern. He forgot to take his anti-depressives.

    It's kind of scary that most reviews is more about Michael Bay then the movie. It's like some kind of disease. The average persons does not know who Bay is and could care less. It is quite clear many use Transformers as a "tool" to bash Bay. It's like people is obsessed in hating the guy.

    2/3 of the negative reviews are crap. It's Bayhateism. But there are some good ones pointing out the obvious flaws.

    And in the process one misses one hell of a movie magic experience.

    But what do I care. The public loves the movie. It will end up above 7 at IMDB (currently at 8.3). That is a hell of a lot for a movie of this kind. :)
     
  20. FatA$$ Tardage!

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    woohoo saw the movie AGAIN last night. it was even better the second time!
     
  21. The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Regarding the Rottentomatoes meter:

    It's interesting how the overall rating is now "rotten" with a 59% (2 points lower than Spider-Man 3, which I think is undeserved, BTW), but the well-known critics in the "Cream of the Crop" section of RT have the film at a much higher 72%.

    It seems that the big name critics are actually cutting Bay more slack than other critics. Weird.
     
  22. Benstamania Go away.

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    Most of the negative reviews are just full of Bay hate...I can't get passed that. I sometimes wonder why movie critics are so freaking bitter when they have the easiest job in the world.
     
  23. Boiiinng Demigod

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    Um...yeah...most fans I know accepted the changes, or at least grew to acknowledge them as ok. However, most of the negative reviews I've read, here and at ComingSoon, have talked about the movie problems, not the Transformer changes.
     
  24. Benstamania Go away.

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    My local news loved the flick. :)

    "Transformers"

    7/4/2007


    Transformers ***



    The dog days of July are here, and the season’s most exciting action hero has finally been revealed. Is it Bruce Willis as John McClane? Tobey Maguire as Spider Man? Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow? Heck, no. It’s Optimus Prime, the Transformer with uncommon strength and a heart of gold. He beats all of those flesh-and-blood characters hands down. And that’s not bad for a character who essentially exists as nothing more than a computer-generated special effect.



    Directed by action impresario Michael Bay, Transformers is ridiculous, good-time, campy fun. Where most of the summer’s big-budget releases have been overblown bombastic stunt-fests, Transformers mixes in healthy doses of character and exposition amongst its many action and adventure payoffs.



    “Transformers” stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a fast-talking eleventh-grader who yearns to get his hands on a slick car, as well as to find his way into the heart of the girl of his dreams, his comely classmate Mikaela Banes (Megan Fox). To his own great surprise, he lands both in short order. First, his father (Kevin Dunn) buys him a vintage Camaro from used-car huckster Bobby Bolivia (played by the hilarious Bernie Mac). Before you know it, Mikaela is sitting comfortably in Sam’s passenger seat and all is right with the world.



    That is, until the hot yellow Camaro suddenly transforms into the giant mettalic Bumblebee, an alien robot determined to save the human race before it’s too late. Suddenly caught up in the midst of an alien civil war, Sam and Mikaela find themselves in the unlikely company of the Secretary of Defense (Jon Voight), a pair of elite infrantrymen (Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel), and an ace code-breaker (Maggie Madsen) from the Pentagon. It’s a motley crew, to say the least.



    The movie is well-served by Optimus Prime and his evil Transformer counterpart, Megatron, as well as by an unforgettable comic turn by John Turturro as Agent Simmons, the leader behind the government’s clandestine Sector Seven, a mysterious agency that knows a lot more about the Transformers than it’s willing to admit.



    There are epic Transformer battles, to be sure, but the film is also chockful of humor and good old-fashioned plot development. If you’re looking for a good time at the cinema this summer—as opposed to, say, the mindlessness and bluster of most contemporary blockbuster releases—“Transformers” may just be the movie for you.

    http://www.altoonamirror.com/Blog/Blog.asp?uID=7
     
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