Transformers Movie

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Would you like to see a Transformers Reboot?

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  1. MOS

    MOS Man of Steel-AKA Superman

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    Is there anyone that would like an actual Transformers movie, that is just as faithful to the G1 show as Richard Donner's Superman and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy were to their comics? No offense, but I personally hated Michael Bay's movies. So, the new live action reboot in my world would be directed by McG(Terminator: Salvation)
    Starring:
    Emile Hersch as Sam "Spike" Witwicky
    and, of course, other humans as well(haven't thought of them yet.
     
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  2. Jochimus

    Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    I'd rather see a live-action/CGI movie that fits into, or at least is compatible with, this new "Aligned" continuity Hasbro's been working on which kind of borrows elements from all the different past versions.

    Failing that, a set-15-to 20-years-after-DOTM loose-sequel/soft reboot, minus Bay and set on an Earth that's been ravaged by Galvatron (who actually would be a completely different guy than Megatron just as in the IDW books), Scourge, Cyclonus and the Sweeps (Unicron is optional...seriously, I don't care whether he's ever used in live-action or not) and Optimus and a TALKING 'Bee have to come back in to the rescue in totally different designs/alt modes (same colors, though - not necessarily red-flames-on-blue and yellow-with-black-stripes, but the colors are long-standing trademarks of the characters and have to be there) and with a completely new team of Autobots at their back.
     
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  3. Man of Steel

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    I miss Ironhide. Just when he started to act like the real Ironhide, they killed him. He needs to be in the reboot.
     
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  4. sto_vo_kor_2000

    sto_vo_kor_2000 Well-Known Member

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    Useing your logic the new film would be nothing like the G1 cartoon.

    Because the G1 cartoon is NOT the ORIGINAL source for the series.

    The toy bio's and the Marvel comic were released before the cartoon.
     
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  5. OP84CC82

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    I'll be talking about my ideas for a Transformers reboot. First of all, the movie would be another reboot of the Transformers franchise but instead of bringing in new human characters once again, I would
    keep the original G1 humans: Spike (Sam) Witwicky, Carly Spencer, Chip (I dunno, maybe an actual name like Chris or something.)
    Chase, and Sparkplug (Ron) Witwicky. As for the Transformers themselves, I was thinking of tying their history into ours much like the previous live-action films and Transformers: Prime. I would have five main Autobots and five main Decepticons although in the latter's case, there would be much more in the first film.

    Now I'll move on to the story: The Autobots have remained a goverment secret for over a century when an Autobot scout ship crashes in Roswell, New Mexico. The story is set in motion when Megatron makes his threat clear and prepares an attack on Earth's major cities, most notably, New York. The 5 Autobots who take sanctuary on Earth: Optimus, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, and Arcee, must band together to defend the planet with a little help from Autobot reinforcements who've arrived via Space Bridge. I've been thinking about the cast for a while and I think I might have a pretty solid one. I would like Michael Angarano from Sky High as Spike, Emma Stone from Zombieland and The Amazing Spider-Man as Carly, Logan Lerman from Percy Jackson and the Olympians as Chip, and finally, Hugh Jackman from the X-Men film series as Sparkplug. For voice cast, I would like Peter Cullen as Optimus, Neil Patrick Harris as Bumblebee, Keith Szrabajka as Ironhide, Fred Tatasciore as Ratchet, Grey DeLisle as Arcee, Hugo Weaving as Megatron, Frank Welker as Soundwave, Steve Blum as Starsceam, Corey Burton as Shockwave, and Tara Strong as Slipstream. Also, for a director, I'm thinking of either Justin Lin who directed Fast Five or Robert Zemeckis.
     
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  6. sto_vo_kor_2000

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    And if its " faithful to the G1 show" to the degree you want, then there will be no SAM.

    and btw, Donner's Superman deviated from the comics in many ways.The look of Kryton alone was a big change from the comics at the time.

    And the same can be said about Raimi's Spider-Man films.Organic webshooters, Mary Jany being the girl next door he always loved.Those are unfaithful aspects.
     
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  7. OP84CC82

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    McG sounds like a good director choice.
     
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    I don't care if it's faithful to the original comics/cartoon, I only care if it's actually good. Transformers Animated was amazing and it wasn't like the original cartoon at all.

    Bayformers have little characterization and plot, just boom boom boom.
     
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  9. Jochimus

    Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    Good luck with that.

    Frankly, I think this franchise could be dramatically improved if they'd: 1) get rid of the Idiotic Comic Relief Characters, be they human OR robot; and 2) come up with a plot that does NOT involve any more Ancient Buried Crap.

    Here's another idea: How about Decepticons who just hate our planet and our species so much that they want it and everybody on it to die horrible, fiery deaths? Y'know, EVIL Decepticons? I would get the impression that after three movies of come-from-behind @$$-kickings by the Autobots and NEST - especially after seeing their beloved Cybertron consumed by a black hole (they can call it a Space Bridge all they want, what I saw happen was pretty much exactly the same as Trek 2.0 Vulcan) - all bets would be off and the 'Cons would decide our world has officially outlived any usefulness it might have had to them (beyond bleeding it dry, maybe...it did seem to work well enough back in 1984, anyway). Because as it stands right now, the live-action-movie Decepticons as portrayed are no real threat, even IF Megatron were still alive (which I'm sure he will be again by the end of AoE). IMO half the MCU's villains are more menacing, frankly, and that includes the Evil Industrialist portion (Stane and Killian, anyway...not so much Hammer).
     
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  10. Jochimus

    Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    O.K., somewhat more constructively, this is what I'd do...
    CAST OF CHARACTERS
    Heroic Autobots
    Optimus Prime - the aged-but-still-ticking leader, though less King Arthur and more John Wayne. CB handle "Orion", which is the name his holo-avatar goes by during the first 15 minutes of the movie.
    Bumblebee - the TALKING smart-aleck crack-shot whippersnapper. CB handle "Goldbug". I'd probably cast Tom Kenny in this role - I liked his Plastic Man voice in B: TB&TB, especially during the moment when he regretted letting Batman get captured...THAT'S what I hear when I think of 'Bee in this story.
    Prowl - the [email protected]$$ Dirty Harry cop. His sense of logic derives more from the vigilantist standpoint than it does any sort of Spockish mathematical reasoning. I can hear him having a voice akin to Robert Patrick (whether it's the stiletto quality of his voice, or the sheer humor of hearing his voice coming from another shape-changing robot cop, I can't say).
    Brawn - the muscle with a heart of gold and a distinct revelry for causing massive amounts of property damage when situations so demand it. I can hear Patrick Warburton's voice coming out of him.
    Ariel (separate character from Elita-1, a la IDW Goldbug and Galvatron) - the level-headed chick who can actually last more than two seconds in combat. Is one of Optimus' oldest confidants.
    Smokescreen - the streetwise king of cool. His voice would have that smooth 'Billy Dee Williams in his prime' quality.
    Inferno - the gung-ho crazy with chainsaws as his weapon preference. I'd imagine him having the voice of Dr. John or something similar.

    Evil Decepticons
    Galvatron (again, a separate character from Megatron a la IDW) - the icy-SOB ruler not given to fits of "I SMELL YOU, BOYEEEEE!!!"...I'd imagine him sounding like Michael Ironside in full Darkseid mode. He's an apparent clone of Megatron created ages ago as part of a Decepticon contingency plan that never panned out, and he's not real happy about that.
    Cyclonus (female) - the deadly witch-henchwoman. Loyal to Galvatron, in her fashion.
    Scourge - the brutish beast who doesn't talk because...he doesn't have to.
    And a messload of Sweeps a la TF: PRIME's Vehicons. There's no need for them to disguise themselves with Earth-based alt-modes since they run roughshod all over the Earth anyway.

    Humans (really only three that we focus on, each representing one of the TF comic-book eras)
    Verity Carlo - An unlikeable snot who only looks out for herself for most of the picture.
    Walter Barnett - A battered retired businessman and veteran of a military family...and its sole survivor; his son and wife were lost to the Sweeps. Is Optimus' contact in Seattle.
    Special Agent Adam Rook (codename Lazarus) - Leader of the resistance...not real keen to having to rely on the Autobots to rescue humankind from oblivion. On the other hand, he notices, the Autobots's WEAPONS make such pretty explosions...
     
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  11. Jochimus

    Jochimus Autobot Slacker

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    EDIT: double post
     
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  12. roadrunner

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    Yes, a reboot please. With anyone but michael bay at the helm. :(
     
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  13. SymbioteSeb

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    A reboot would be a HUGE service.
    Make it Modern G1. Maybe mix the first G1 episodes and All Hail Megatron in one??
    Not only G1-esque, but with references to the Cybertron games,TF:prime,etc.
    Heck, even MOCK Bay's movies
     
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  14. OP84CC82

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    I hate my 13 year old self, SO MUCH!!!
     
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  15. OP84CC82

    OP84CC82 Well-Known Member

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    Are you stupid?
     
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  16. Shinizokonai

    Shinizokonai Subete o torimodosu!

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    Just wait till you hit 25, kid. You'll be facepalming over some of the stuff you'll have plastered all over the web as a teenager, take it from someone who knows.

    Still, it's cool to see someone who was born in the 90s showing more than a little love for G1.

    I'd love a more faithful adaptation of the 80s cartoon. And yeah, I do feel that that's the most basic source material. It did deviate from some of Budiansky's tech specs (Soundwave had secret ambitions for leadership, etc. etc.), but overall it made the greatest contributions to building the early mythos. I'm actually not that much of a fan of the notion of linking all the continuity together. I preferred that each consecutive Transformers story was contained in its own universe, so to speak. Sure, Beast Wars and Beast Machines spun out of the G1 cartoon, and the Unicron Trilogy was a saga spanning multiple series, but overall there was always this idea of re-starting Transformers every time some new tv show or comic book came out, playing by its own rules. Transformers was not that much bogged down by continuity as, for example, Marvel Comics or Star Trek. It kept itself somewhat fresh. [/off-topic rant over]
     
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  17. KombatMaster94

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    My response to this is a long story, and that's part of an even longer story.

    I actually do have an idea for a Transformers movie reboot. It's not nearly finished yet, but I know there will be a cinematic universe attached to it.

    Spinoffs come between main movies and each phase (called Acts) would end with the third main installment in it (Transformers 1, Optimus Prime, Transformers 2, Bumblebee, Transformers 3).

    It's more honest to the Generation 1 cartoon and IDW comics with many cues, concepts, and characters from the IDW comics. The concepts of N.E.S.T. and the AllSpark and the design style of the original movie trilogy would remain (as would some music from the original trilogy and the fighting styles, not the explosions).

    It also contains elements from other continuities like the Mini-Cons and synthetic energon. The Autobot/Decepticon roster would be this:

    Autobots:

    Optimus Prime
    Bumblebee
    Arcee
    Ironhide
    Ratchet
    Jazz
    Wheeljack
    Prowl

    Decepticons:

    Megatron
    Starscream
    Airachnid
    Knock Out
    Demolishor
    Shockwave
    Soundwave
    Blitzwing

    I would cast real Hollywood stars to voice the robots and the robots would be the stars as opposed to the humans.


    As for reboots of 80s action cartoon movies, it shouldn't just be Transformers. It should be every 80s action cartoon movie series so far. GI Joe and TMNT2014, while having great effects and fight scenes and technical shots like Transformers IMO, I also know they're mindless popcorn movies with no little-to-no character or story. Pretty much every cartoon movie is like this; in the hands of Hollywood directors, the franchises are burned and butchered for the sake of money and the directors' ambitions.

    Now, as crazy it may sound, that's where I come in. I'll actually get this made and released.

    It's gonna set a whole new standard for 80s action cartoon movies. One where they become comic book movies 2.0 with as much good stuff coming out.

    Now, in case you're wondering what my longer story is, I'll tell you guys later. It's the craziest you may have ever seen, but I hope you appreciate it. It's as ambitious as I'll ever get in my life.
     
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  18. Lord

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    The whole shared universe thing may collapse onto itself, so i think that when they reboot, they may try the classic trilogy set-up.
     
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  19. OP84CC82

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    I don't doubt it.

    One of the only two Transformers series I own is the original G1 cartoon in it's entirety so yeah, I definitely would call that more than a little love lol (in case you were wondering, the other one I own is Animated) It was obviously a formulaic 30 minute toy commercial, but it's still fun as hell to watch in my opinion.

    I agree with you. I think the Marvel comic book put slightly more thought into certain concepts such as reproduction (Creation Matrix vs Vector Sigma) and I also think the cartoon could be a bit silly at times but overall, I don't mind it being the basis from which inspiration can be taken when it comes to reinventing aspects of the franchise. In all honesty, and I'm sure I've said it multiple times on both here and the TFW2005 boards, probably to an annoying extent, but I'd like to one day direct a Transformers film. I highly doubt it will ever happen, especially considering I have a hard time enough trying to even get a short film made over the summer with my friends, but it is something I've dreamt about doing ever since I walked out of the first Michael Bay film 8 years ago.

    ...this post is probably much longer than it should be :dry:
     
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  20. Duke

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    You´re not the only one with this, Bayformers totally sucks!!!
     
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  21. Gabe99

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    1986’s ‘Transformers – The Movie’ Lands Special 30th Anniversary Edition Home Release
    “Transformers – The Movie” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13.
     
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