The Reviews Thread

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

  1. Creative Genius Registered

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    I fully agree with Vern's review of Tranformers on AICN.

    That's all I have to say because he said it for me

    Here it is! I know you guys want to enjoy Transformers, but you got to be real

    They still don't get, Hollywood still doesn't get it.
     
  2. Creative Genius Registered

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    Read the full review here! It hard being a Creative Genius. I should have done the movie
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  3. Nivek Registered

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    Wow, this is turning out to be the personal opinion train wreck that I thought it would be. I really didn't expect all the "not enough Transformers" bull I'm hearing, that really comes off as pretty silly.

    I swear, you people heavily dissing this flick are the reason we get crap like SM3, Catwoman, Daredevil, Electra, the Fantastic Four flicks, and all that kinda crap.
     
  4. nosebleed. Registered

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    How is it bull? Its a legitimate concern.
     
  5. Dotten Registered

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    Thank God they did not show more transformers. It was more then enough and just enough to want us wanting more, wich give a sequel bigger expectations :)

    With a budget of 150 million I'm surprised of the amount of screentime the transformers got.
     
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    Wow. Whaddya know... another person completely... missing... the point. :whatever:

    Just because people complain about the film in the same breath as claiming to be a big fan of the property, doesn't mean they don't like the film because of the changes.

    Change is fine. We knew there was going to be change.

    However, unlike 'X-Men' - where the changes to Rogue, in particular, were to create a far deeper emotional plot and retained the essence of the character's pain - 'Transformers' only features superficial change that does nothing for the story, creates ludicrous new plot holes that make the shabby '80s scripts look like Shakespeare and fails in its attempt at updating realism by simply making things so messy you can't see it anyway.

    I truly think you're kidding yourself if you think most criticisms are purely from people unable to detach themselves from the cartoon.

    Most criticisms are from people who simply wanted to see more effort go into the script so that any change this franchise endured was to create something truly awe-inspiring, believable and emotional.

    What would have been so difficult in making the film about Megatron's thirst for power as he rapes and pillages the planet's resources with ominous and deliberate glee? Why not give us a story about the fact these robots are in disguise for a reason, competently hiding in their vehicle modes from all but Sam until the final act? Why not give us the opportunity to give a crap about the deaths before cutting to another random shot of metal on metal?

    If you think the major concerns are simply because the film doesn't look and feel like an outdated cartoon... then I suggest you check out a magic show someday. I hear they can cut women in half! You'll be amazed!
     
  7. Grievous General of the Droid Army

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    I saw it today and loved it.
     
  8. ragdus Put a smile on that face.

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    This is a negative review I can wrap my hands around. I loved the movie, but NOTHING said here is inaccurate in any way. Change is good, if it's purposed. Change just to change is a tad lame.

    And the TFs were so complex they were hard to see.
     
  9. Arcturus Registered

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    I just got back from the film;

    I loved it! I loved the story, the action, the special effects. The transformers were clearly awesome, I liked the human characters. I only have minor complaints, some of the action scenes were hard to follow (Shaky cam), and although I liked the humour, they injected way to much. But other then that, I loved the film. I think I will go see it again tomorrrow. I think an 8/10 is a fair score, IMO.

    EDIT:

    I realized I probably should have posted this in the other thread.
     
  10. arty2 He's Electrifying!!!!

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    Time's review (negative)
     
  11. THE MR. TERRIFIC HYPES KING OF COSPLAY

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    I liked it. My favorite scene was when Optimus kills Bonecrusher!
     
  12. Jake Cassidy Registered

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    How can anyone find this boring, referring to the Time's review. I can understand people not liking things about it, that's okay. But boring?
     
  13. terry78 He will eat YOU... if you are wrong

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    I can see some people that prefer drama to action calling it boring. But everyone else....you're just in denial. If you're a male and the action scenes did not literally give you an erection, you need some Viagra....blockbuster strength.
     
  14. Disclaimer Registered

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    Or you could say we just know the importance of foreplay and how to make it last...

    If you wanna go with this analogy, I'd say those who did get erect over the action scenes are the ones who don't know how to please a partner for longer than three minutes... if they even get past online satisfaction to begin with.
     
  15. Marvin Registered

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    superman returns?

    batman begins even....?

    talk about foreplay
    and making it last

    there all foreplay...and no pay off
     
  16. nosebleed. Registered

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    Or...you could say that the more you drink...the better this film looks...but you'll regret it in the morning.
     
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    This reminds me of something I read the other day.... Not my quote (it's from some blog talkback http://www.phantasytour.com/bisco/boards_thread.cgi?threadID=1351936).
    true story -- my college offered a class about media management and an alumnus who produces films in hollywood came in to share stories and experiences. he said that during pre-production on "pearl harbor," michael bay was having problems with a couple of the scenes as written on paper and went to the screenwriter to hash it out.

    the screenwriter attempted to brreak down one of the romantic exchanges between ben affleck and kate beckinsdale and after several tries, michael bay wasn't getting it. finally the screenwriter said, "ok ok...think of this scene as foreplay...get it?"

    michael bay then looks at the screenwriter with a smirk and says "foreplay for me is when i pull up in my ferrari."

    pretty dope.

    Speaks volumes about Bay, if true.. :wow: :yay:
     
  18. Symbiote Hulk Registered

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    I saw it tonight. It's alright. My brother liked it more than me.

    What was up with the comedy halfways through the movie then getting all serious the rest? I'm not saying it was bad, I'm just saying it was odd and unexpected....

    "Son? Are you *********ing? Well fine you can call it, uh, Sams happy time"
    "Are...are you on drugs?" XD

    That was ****ing hilarious! Shia LaBeouf was really funny! And Megan Fox, just hot!

    7/10
     
  19. Marvin Registered

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    that pear harbour script speaks volumes about it's screen writer...


    -foreplay for me is when i draw rough lines in blue col erase before i bring out the 2b graphite...

    context:whatever:
     
  20. CFlash Registered

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    I dunno about that. Considering the guy wrote Braveheart, not to mention Starman (one of my fave sci fi movies), I'd be inclined to think it was more Bay's translation of it to film that missed. But, who knows.
     
  21. ragdus Put a smile on that face.

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    Braveheart was clearly poorly written CFlash.

    If you can't see it's writer penned a shallow script lacking character development of any kind (thus exonerating Bay from being responsible for wooden characters in their subsequent collaboration) there's simply no hope for you.
     
  22. Marvin Registered

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    Akiva Goldsman

    Writer:

    * In Production
    * 2000s
    * 1990s

    1. I Am Legend (2007) (post-production)

    2. The Da Vinci Code (2006) (screenplay)
    3. Cinderella Man (2005) (screenplay)
    4. I, Robot (2004) (screenplay)
    5. A Beautiful Mind (2001) (written by)

    6. Practical Magic (1998) (screenplay)
    7. Lost in Space (1998) (written by)
    ... aka LS (USA: promotional abbreviation)
    8. Batman & Robin (1997) (written by)
    9. A Time to Kill (1996) (screenplay)
    10. Batman Forever (1995) (screenplay)
    11. Silent Fall (1994) (written by)
    12. The Client (1994) (screenplay)


    Brain grazers involvement turns out scripts like #2, 3, 5

    producers behind batman turn out scipts like...8 & 9

    guess that means it turly was schumaucker that is to be blamed for those films
    cause Goldsman or the ppl involved in producing couldn't have had anything to do with the interpreation (...summer movie)
    I suppose that there was a fully functional love story in the batman films and it was Joel that made it fall as flat as it did...

    lost in space...
     
  23. Marvin Registered

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    star man?

    ur serious?
     
  24. Wolverini Registered

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    CFlash , I'd like to know what you thought of the movie A.I?
     
  25. CFlash Registered

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    LOL. That's been covered already.
     

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