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Just saw it today!
I won't say it was super, fantastic, superkalifragelisticexpealdoeshious, or anything like that, but... I have to say...
that I, myself, personally ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!
I can't comprehend how much good it was for me! I was totally in love, like with a hot girl, but replace the girl with movie, although that girl in the movie was damn hawt.
I see a sequel in the horizon!....
LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!
looking forward from eveyone's responses, but I was majorly disappointed.
It starts well, but after half way the action gets tedious, the character's arent fleshed out as well and the plot is thin.
The special effects are brilliant, although the robot designs are too complicated imo, you get the feeling the detail is just there for details sake.
The coolest bit's were the military against the deceptacons in the desert, and the slow mo's were done awesomely.
Major cons against it
:it goes way too long, I was getting bored during the action scenes and wanted to rest my eyes, the action never slow's down and it gets boring and samey.
:the action scenes looked like 50 short cuts rather than one massive battle, and the designs in the deceptacons look similar to the autobots and its hard seeing who is who.
:lame characters/actors - personally I found the main actor Sam to be a generic lame actor, the girl/love interest came across as boring cliche'd, and not as hot as I would have liked:p
see it at the movies, because it will look lame as on dvd
Are you...trying to say...that ...this wasn't academy award level acting, such seen that for years to come, this will be hailed as one our generation's opus's, or possibly---the only movie of any worth that came from humanity itself???
I DON'T BELIEVE YOU SIR, FOR YOU I SAY, SPEAKETH BLASPHEMY!!!
I saw it tonight at 0.00 AM
Really liked it.
I understand what AlexC means with the transformers having a bit too much detail. But it didn't really bother me. Just sometimes it was hard to see what's going on.
Long and cool movie, nice story.
Oh, and I thought the songs the car played in the beginning were hilarious. ^^
Last edited by NoŽ; July 1st, 2007 at 02:59 PM.
For God's sake, they spent 144 million dollars on it, they could at least hire some decent actors, but most importantly, think of the children
I never mentioned I didnt like the movie, its entertainment, I was merely highlighting some of the movie's flaws
I just saw it. It was fraking awesome. Pure eye candy goodness. It's obviously a blockbuster but it was pretty sweet for a movie about loud bangs. Some parts were funny, some pretty cool cgi and the parts that were cheesy ... well they were handled better that I expected. I like bumblebee and bonecrusher So yeah ... go see it if you like that sort of stuff.
I posted this in the other pooh pooh thread too sorry
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.
I had been thinking the movie would be a terrible mess that would send all of the fans of the old show into a riot.
..but as soon as I heard Peter Cullen's voice and saw the opening logo I was instantly in love.The theater seemed like a rock concert. Fans were cheering and clapping and laughing outloud. It was one of the best theater experiences I've ever had, if not the very best. It was hard at times to not just sit back and appreciate the animation alone.
My only complaint is the tech-genius kids side story was really superfluous.
I'm going to see it again soon.
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Great....I might have to wait a week on this one then. I cant stand when people cheer and what not at movies. Its a movie! It cant hear you! It cannot appreciate your applause! And it absolutely will not stop! Till you are dead! Sorry...derailed a little at the end there.
I saw it last night and loved it. The main thing to keep in mind is that it's based on a children's cartoon. Go back and watch the cartoon and you'll see that, while in our memories the whole show was awesome, in reality the voice acting is kinda flat and dull. So, to expect the acting in the movie to be so much better is perhaps a tad unrealistic.
But yes, it had flaws.
If you haven't seen it yet, be prepared to suspend your disbelief and definitely see it in theaters cause it will not do it justice on the small screen.
Not enough Metal-on-Metal Hardcore Action for the ticket price and running time.
I was blown away, nearly cried when Prime introduced himself. I had a few nit picks but minor stuff, overall I was very entertained and thought it was worth ever penny of the ticket price. If ILM doesn't win a few academy awards for this film I'm going to be pissed.
The effects were good... but the characters were way too detailed and as mentioned, hard to tell apart when they're mashing into each other. What really amazed me about this movie was the product placements... took it to a whole new level. I swear GM must have paid a friggin' fortune to have their cars so prominent in this movie. Not to mention Ebay... Taco Bell... U.S. Army... mountain dew... Nokia... Apple.... blah blah etc etc.
And C'mon... all the good guys were GM cars, and the bad guys were what... a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger?
This isn't entertainment, it's a giant commercial.
oh, there was a movie preview before transformers started that looked awesome. Started as a going away party for some dude and then there's this growl and earthquake... they all go up to the roof and see a giant explosion in the distance, then all hell starts breaking loose. Anyone know what this movie is? They flashed the movie info for a split second... not enough time to see the name of the movie.
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I thought transformers was pretty damn good. I don't understand why some people treat this movie as if it were supposed to be some serious Oscar winning piece of fine cinematography. Its just an entertaining popcorn flick. I laughed, I enjoyed giant robots fighting, I understood the story, I was entertained. Product placement only matters if you're dumb enough to go "Oh look Bumblebee is a '08 Camero, I think ill go buy one now." It was a very entertaining film.
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I think that if you were between the ages 4 - 10 you probably soaked your chair when Optimus arrived on screen. I have been reading a ton of hate reviews on AICN etc. and it just isn't due for the incredible work everyone did on this film.
Think of it this way, you're a director and someone hands you a toy of Optimus Prime and then tells you "now go make a movie about this" could anyone in the world have done a better job than what we just saw? NO!
Yes the shameless product placements are there, yes the comedy is too much at times, yes there could have been more character development etc. etc. etc. But you know what, we got one hell of a Transformers movie, end of story. Every kid I saw that was lit by the theatre screen was either shoving popcorn into their faces as fast as they could or clutching onto one another in dear hope Megatron didn't come off that screen.
Well done everyone involved with this project!!
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Taking the movie on as a whole -- I was pretty disappointed. It took almost an hour to get Prime and the others on screen. And then they just played second fiddle to a bunch of dumb plot points, (John Turturro's G-Man and the Code Breaker's storylines). Starscream had what? one line? Megatron had a few more, if that. Bay should have trusted his animators and given the bots more screen time. I do hope it makes a ton of money and we get a worthy sequel.
i cant wait for that movie to come out (the earthquake / explosion / camera one). looked pretty sweet!
as for transformers, I'm going to have to go see it again. I had the worst movie experience tonight when I went and hopefully wont be as bad tomorrow. But from what I witnessed, it was great. although, the intense camera scrambling and cuts during battle scenes made it annoying. Trying to depict what exactly was going on was pretty hard in that sense. And I knew the guy gets girl storyline was going to be lame from the get go so I wasn't to worried about that. I was there for the special effects! and they were great!
cant wait to really see it tomorrow!
No one should even attempt making a Transformers movie unless they can somehow outdo Orson Welles as a planet devouring robot. Besides, all the great special effects in the world aren't enough to make me pay to see Michael Bay shit on my childhood memories.
No offence intended to those who enjoyed the film, I just loathe overly slick retrograde movies.