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Michael Bay raped my childhood

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21st July 2007 20:18  #1

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,116 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Michael Bay raped my childhood
Move over Lucas, there's a new guy in town! Seriously, what an astounding display of averageness from such rich source material.

21st July 2007 20:48  #2

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 766
What are you talking about? Transformers? Haven't seen it yet.

21st July 2007 21:17  #3

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Either that or Chris has just got around to opening the Michael Bay Bumper Movie Blow Out Box Set he got last XmasHappy

21st July 2007 22:59  #4

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Well...I loved every second of it. Going again next week.

22nd July 2007 1:20  #5

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Nic Mall wrote: Well...I loved every second of it. Going again next week.

I agree.  It was no where as bad as I was expecting, and I walked away liking it.  I still don't care for changes for changes sake, like the looks of them so drastic, but overall, I look forward to part 2.

22nd July 2007 2:26  #6

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I just don't think the source material was very rich, Chris, but I agree on the quality of the film.

22nd July 2007 2:34  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,116 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I read the comics loads as a kid and there was so much more they could have done with it. We had a different continuity over here as Marvel UK did separate stories from Marvel US, and a lot of them kicked arse. Even the original arrival from Cybertron/fuel shortage storyline would have made more sense than what we got. Guess I shouldn't be surprised though...

22nd July 2007 6:42  #8

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
In all honesty, I wouldn't consider the source material any better than that of the original Power Rangers that you despise so much. I enjoy/enjoyed both nearly equally, so I'm not trying to belittle both at all. But we are talking about a series that came about from a Toy line, so saying the story-line was "rich" just seems like a stretch to me.

22nd July 2007 14:45  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,116 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Didn't say the storyline was rich, I said the source material was. They might have come from a toy line, but the comics were actually pretty adult, or at least the UK ones were. Clearly no one has 'raped' anything (tongue firmly in cheek and all), but it is a pretty average film that suffers from too much slo-mo and not enough characterisation.

22nd July 2007 14:49  #10

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
Funnily enough, I dont think character development features very highly on Mr Bays agenda.

The Bay school of thought :- when in doubt...BLOW it to s**t!!!

22nd July 2007 15:21  #11

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Was a bit weird not using the whole "battle to strip earth for energon". But hey the hair on the back of my neck was standing up through out the whole film.
Can't wait to see it again :D

22nd July 2007 16:37  #12

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
Are we forgetting that this is Michael Bay...? Of course its not going to be character heavy.

I wasn't a huge fan of Transformers as a child, I only remember watching the cartoon - no comics for me! But I think these things that are close to us as a child will always be dissapointing unless it's done EXTREMELY well.

I thought the film was alright - nowhere near what it's hyped up to be, but I wouldn't say it was a bad movie. Leave the brain with the Saxo in the car park, pass the popcorn and let it gloss over you.

22nd July 2007 16:57  #13

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
As long as a film complies with my 'S**t Blows Up' criteria - I'm happy.

22nd July 2007 20:08  #14

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
S**t definetly blows up! :0D

22nd July 2007 21:52  #15

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
You guys noticed all the cars where General Motors brand.  I saw more GM logo than the actually Transformers logo.

22nd July 2007 21:57  #16

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,116 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Aye, the product placement was insane. Maybe I can buy a GM car on eBay using my HP laptop or my Panasonic PDA?

22nd July 2007 23:03  #17

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Don't forget to save it on the Panasonic SD card!
I still love it though. Woo!

23rd July 2007 10:59  #18

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
The American government runs on Apple systems.  Who knew?

I really liked the movie.  I'm glad it didn't lay on the schmaltz too thick like Armageddon and Pearl Harbor.

23rd July 2007 11:02  #19

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
It's funny - I can take the schmaltz in Armageddon - perhaps it's because its between two men.

Pearl Harbour is an awful movie though - about and hour and half too long.

24th July 2007 8:20  #20

James Tully Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 436
scottmck wrote: The American government runs on Apple systems.  Who knew?

I really liked the movie.  I'm glad it didn't lay on the schmaltz too thick like Armageddon and Pearl Harbor.


What about the Schmaltz when Bumblebee gets taken by the government? I read a review that likened the music in this scene as coming on like Schindlers List! it was ridiculous!

I loved the film and couldnt give a left one about the story or characters, I just wanted to see big robots kick each others heads in.

24th July 2007 11:39  #21

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,116 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
That was the problem though. They were hardly in it, at least as far as fighting each other. Only Prime and Megatron really went at it, and a lot of that was off-screen.

24th July 2007 19:07  #22

Peter Member Join Date: September 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 89 Send a message via ICQ to Peter
And I can't resist saying that The Rock is an awesome movie. A fluke in a long list of mediocrity.

25th July 2007 10:39  #23

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Nic Mall wrote: Don't forget to save it on the Panasonic SD card!
I still love it though. Woo!
and those savage Nokia phones....

Hey, do we get a cut for the product placement here? Wink

2nd August 2007 22:42  #24

ctyankee Member Join Date: August 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1
Another fan of The Rock.  Fun film.  

3rd August 2007 1:10  #25

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Chris Gould wrote: Aye, the product placement was insane. Maybe I can buy a GM car on eBay using my HP laptop or my Panasonic PDA?I'm still waiting for that transforming X-Box 360 to come in the mail.

20th December 2007 5:59  #26

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Was a great movie, I agree that it could have been made better but the overall look of the movie was badass!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/transformers_2/..." target="_top" class="internalLink">New one coming out soon anyways...
Wink

So apparently you can only edit your post once...
CORRECT LINK
and it seems as though it also auto joins your previous post...
:p

 

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