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    Transformers movie

    Don't know if this has been posted, but I stumbled across this video the other day.

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    Seems to be down. Did a quick google, turned up this, pretty short, pretty fake too.
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    http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthre...hreadid=336742

    The images seem to be down right now, but this is the guy that did that video.
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    Yeah, although its super cool, its not for the movie. I hate how his forarms just sort of poop out hands. It seems weird to me to spend all that time and effort to make something so cool, and then just cheat like that on the hands.

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    I know this guy. This is not for the movie.

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    wow
    a transformer movie would be cool!

    I watched the as a child!
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    They really are making a live action movie, Infinit.
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    Bring it on! Only if it's got the real Optimus Prime and Megatron, not the pansy-arse beast wars sequel crud.
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    Bay interview @ Aint It Cool News

    AICN sits down with Michael Bay and sees tons of TRANSFORMERS stuff!

    "One thing I can confirm, straight from Bay's mouth (and this is something he wanted the fans to know) is that he is going to audition the original voice actors for the Autobots and Decepticons. He said it's no guarantee they'll get cast, but he's going to give them a listen. His main fear is that the actors have aged since the cartoon and that age may be noticeable in their voices."

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    Blech, if only this clip was for the movie. From what I hear they're not going to be going very traditional with the designs for the Decepticons and Autobots. Apparently they're trying to get all the concept cars from various manufacturers rather than use the familar vehicles that most of us know. As hinted at in the interview, Starscream, Thundercracker and.. can't remember the other jet's name, are probably going to be F-22s rather than 5-15s.. which if you don't really give a shit about being loyal to the designs, then it wouldn't matter what jet it is, but for those of us who know, changing what airplane they're drawing from fundamentally changes the design of the robot. Optimus is going to be the concept Mac truck, Jazz will be the concept Porche, etc.

    Other things that I hear is that they're going to be limiting the cast to 5 or 6 robots on each side, and that they don't even want to touch scale changes, which basically means they're saying, 'no, megatron will not be a gun'.

    I'm sure it will be a romping stomping big blowout movie, but as a purest, I'm not too sure how I'm going to feel about it when I see it. I'm sort of afraid of them butchering my childhood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSU_Samurai
    Yeah, although its super cool, its not for the movie. I hate how his forarms just sort of poop out hands. It seems weird to me to spend all that time and effort to make something so cool, and then just cheat like that on the hands.

    [scott]

    Thats how the real optimus did it...

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    Transformers movie cars!

    WOW AintitCool hitting the jackpot again. They've got the vehicle modes of Bumblebee(Camaro), Brawl(Police car), and Devastator(Tank). The Decepticon "police" shield is awesome.
    There's also script stuff in there that has spoilers so beware!
    http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=23472

    Here's direct links to the photos if you don't want to read the article.
    BUMBLEBEE

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    They are releasing the original movie on DVD. Some 20 year thing. Can't wait to check this new one out though.

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    Holy crap.. this movie is going to blow.

    Way to mess with the traditional designs that worked so well for 10 years Michael Bay! Douche.

    Seriously.. what the hell.. Bumblebee as a CAMARO?! Are you shitting me? All for what.. plugging the 2009 Camaro? (The car isn't bad itself, I'm fond of it) But seriously. And Brawl as a police car when he should be the tank pictured?! Either AICN has its head up its ass or the screenwriters fucked up big time. And what’s with a police car Decepticon anyway? That was whole point of the name AUTObots, most of them were cars, while the Decepticons were mostly military vehicles or other objects, not cars. It may be ridiculous of me to be so incensed about this, but jeeze, Hollywood can never just stick with a formula that works when transposing a working franchise into a movie.

    A friend of mine is a model builder on this movie; he mentioned it was going to be a disaster. I didn't want to believe him on that but it really looks like that forecast might be true.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

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    Yeah, having read the story, it sounds like a complete departure from the series. I t sounds like the movie is going to be centered around a few of the more popular characters (probably due to financial constraints) and try to produce a story around that. It said the owner of Bumblebee doesn't even know he is a transformer.. How freaking lame is that. I can see it already.. 90% of the movie they will be in car form and probably only transform a few times. While the designs are cool, it doesn't sound like the fans of the original will be pleased. Hope Im wrong though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helium Macaroni
    Holy crap.. this movie is going to blow.

    Way to mess with the traditional designs that worked so well for 10 years Michael Bay! Douche.

    Seriously.. what the hell.. Bumblebee as a CAMARO?! Are you shitting me? All for what.. plugging the 2009 Camaro? (The car isn't bad itself, I'm fond of it) But seriously. And Brawl as a police car when he should be the tank pictured?! Either AICN has its head up its ass or the screenwriters fucked up big time. And what’s with a police car Decepticon anyway? That was whole point of the name AUTObots, most of them were cars, while the Decepticons were mostly military vehicles or other objects, not cars. It may be ridiculous of me to be so incensed about this, but jeeze, Hollywood can never just stick with a formula that works when transposing a working franchise into a movie.

    A friend of mine is a model builder on this movie; he mentioned it was going to be a disaster. I didn't want to believe him on that but it really looks like that forecast might be true.


    Ok, well I'm probably gonna sound like a geek here, but oh well. First of all, I'm a big Transformers fan. Mostly the 80's Transformers. But I am all for the changes they are making. The thing you have to understand is, as a translation of Transformers G1 cartoon and comic, yeah these are way off... however, there's two points you have to understand. Number one, G1 is only a very very small portion of the Transformers cannon, and number 2, this movie was never meant to be a faithful adaptation of the G1 material, despite what people seem to think. All of these characters have undergone numerous changes over the past 25 years in the various cartoons and comics. So what they are doing with this movie is not unfaithful to the source material. It may not be the Transformers we grew up with in the 80's... but it was never going to be, and people need to realize that the Transformers has been going strong for the past 17 years since G1, and most, if not all, of the characters have undergone major changes since then. The Transformers didn't end in the 80's.

    Anyway, I'm just trying to say I wouldn't write off this movie just yet, and certainly not just because the designs have changed from their 80's versions, which is something you should be used to if you're a Transformer's fan. In fact, on most of the other forums I've visited, the hardcore Transformer's fans... and I mean the really hardcore Transformers geeks. The ones you would think would be pissed at the changes they're making with this movie, are actually the ones that are embracing the changes, because the characters have undergone so many radical changes since G1 that this is not only expected from them, but exciting to see what new stuff the creative team for the movie can come up with. And the people who loved the Transformers in the 80's and then stopped keeping up with it, are the ones complaining, because this is different than that.

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    You may be right, but I dont have to like it!!! :-)

    True I havent been keeping up with them, and when my son shows me what they have become I kringe and say like an old fart, they wasn't like that when I was young!" But from what I can tell, the changes in the series have not been for the best. With the addition of the "minicons" and the spin-offs like "beast wars" I'll take the ol glory days any time. But I don't know how the comics and the like have matured, I was too disgusted by the more mainstream shows to check them out.

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    Brumfield, even if G1 was a smaller segment of the TF universe, it was still the most popular in this country. G1 and G2 are at least overlapping where the two style incarnations crossed and worked off the raw base of the g1 transformers. After the initial run of Transformers and after the main audience grew up, there was a drop-off of sales, viewing, etc. Everytime there was a resurgence, there was influence of the G1 run behind it. After the g1 toys were re-released with slight redesigns, there was an uptick, after the newer Pat Lee comics came out, there was an uptick, after the Optimus Prime 20th anniversary toy came out, an uptick. Regardless of the countless changes, and various incarnations, G1 was the goldern age, where Transformers saturated the market and was a cultural phenomenon like G.I. Joe or Ninja Turtles. G1 was viewership and toy purchasing at its highest, and it practically raised a generation. Besides, the fan base currently of age ripe with the purchase power for this franchise is the 80's generation, where no doubt this film is being targeted. I still don't think the results are going to be something people end up liking, and even if they do, I'm not going to. I'm going to stay a traditionalist. And I could care less about the hardcore geeks. They're in the vast minority about this. Most of us who treasure the series had to leave it in the past where we remember it being the best, we haven't turned this into some obsession.

    Being artists I think we can always envision a different path than what the mainstream industry envisions, and can actually think of ways to enrich the film while not making it CG dependant. I still think that its going to end up being a disaster. Especially from what I hear on the industry side of it.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

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    I guess this is what happens when project direction leaves the hands of the creators and becomes big business. Same thing with games that become these huge franchises, everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon, and stiffel the creativity. After a while the original appeal of the game is lost and its "oh well, what else is hot now?"

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    I know what you're saying, and I agree with a lot of your points. I grew up with the 80's cartoon myself, and I've never really cared for the other incarnations I've seen. But I'm just trying to say that this movie is based on the Transformers as a whole... not just the 80's cartoon we all grew up with. I could personally care less if Bumblebee is a Volkswagon or a Camero, as long as they get his character right. Does it really matter if their physical appearances are changed? I just think it's premature to totally write off a movie just because the designs of the characters have changed. I'm far more concerned with the story, script and Michael Bay's inability to direct any sort of drama (though he can make stuff explode real nice) than I am with Starscream being an F-22 instead of an F-15 (and an F-22 is far cooler than an F-15 anyway, imo). It's like arguing over the X-men's costumes. Ultimately it doesn't matter if the movie is good. So, I just think we should wait until we find out more about this movie and at the very least see a trailer or something before totally writing it off. It very well could suck, but it could also be pretty cool.

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    What other movies has he directed? Im not familer with him, although his name sounds like I've heard it before.

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    Bad Boys
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    So, basically, the action scenes in this movie will be spectacular... but the drama side, I don't have much faith. However, Spielberg is executive producing and is apparently being pretty hands on and heavily involved in this movie's production, so hopefully his influence will shine through and he'll keep Bay on a short leash.

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    ......Transformers was a cool fnaquise and all, but that was then...


    How the crap are they going to explain why the hell this robots keep transforming in less efficient machines??....seriously, "The transformers" plot makes absolutelly no sense, plus it was made in a time with lower design standards!!!

    Why everyone is getting so retro in this biz, out of ideas??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brumfield
    Bad Boys
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    The Rock
    Armageddon
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    Oh geezzzzz.... Thats quite a resume.

    Shamagim - Keep in mind it was originally designed for children, so I don't think you can hold it to the same "realistic" standards you would other movies.
    But they could still stay true to the original storyline. And if the designs are good, I don't care if they are retro or brand new, why change them?

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    You know what pisses me off the most about hollywood movies that use military equipment in them? They never use the shit that we actually fly, drive, etc. All of those vehicles are still in testing phases. If they used the F-15's and F-5's which are still in service it'd be technically accurate to modern day military but that ass clown Michael Bay only wants to use the shit that doesn't actually do any fighting. i.e. The comanche was killed 2 years ago, the F-22 isn't in full roll out yet, and the osprey has so many technical problems that it's still in VX squadrons in MD. Changing bumblebee to a camaro is the dumbest fucking idea I've ever heard. This movie is going to be visually pretty with lots of slow mo camera pans, shit tastic acting, and a poorly written script.

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    I&#180;m keeping in mind that it was made for children, childrens are different today, I would even dare to say that they are a much more demanding public. So the question is not "why change them?", is more like " why making them appear again?"

    The aswer is simple, to take advantaje of any hype the franquise may stilll have with older fans and take your money making yet another terrible movie with a horrible script that will sell some more happy meals, think about it, they did it back where the transformers were di shit with the first movie, killing beloved characters just to sell more toys.

    sigh*

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    I dunno, I was a pretty demanding kid when it came to realism. I remeber it bugging the crap out of me when Megatron would transform from a huge 50ft robot into a small rifle that Starscream could hold. (I was an annoying kid). Your spot on about the happy meal thing and bugs the crap out of me. These corporate clowns definalty look for whatevers popular and surf it till its crap.

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    Movie website is up with the teaser poster.
    http://www.transformersmovie.com/

    Transformers movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undertow
    You know what pisses me off the most about hollywood movies that use military equipment in them? They never use the shit that we actually fly, drive, etc. All of those vehicles are still in testing phases. If they used the F-15's and F-5's which are still in service it'd be technically accurate to modern day military but that ass clown Michael Bay only wants to use the shit that doesn't actually do any fighting. i.e. The comanche was killed 2 years ago, the F-22 isn't in full roll out yet, and the osprey has so many technical problems that it's still in VX squadrons in MD. Changing bumblebee to a camaro is the dumbest fucking idea I've ever heard. This movie is going to be visually pretty with lots of slow mo camera pans, shit tastic acting, and a poorly written script.
    Dude, I could not agree more. I mean, it fundamentally changes the design of the robots, for the worse, now that they're trying to integrate the concept version of everything. I've been told that its been a nightmare because they couldn't just make it easy, and stick with making cool robots out of relatively simple 80's car designs, they had to go for the prototype of everything, the mac truck, the f-22s, the camero, etc. The hard edges of the old vehicles would not only have made thier job easier, but would have made the robots that have been burned into our minds. Utilizing the classic Bug, or the F-15, or the old Datsun, Lamborgini, etc, might have made everything look dated.. but whats wrong with that?! This is going to be some uber slick piece of teflon that has no grit or texture.
    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed, The world in arms is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."

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