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DavidP
07-06-2007, 03:06 PM
Hey guys...this is kind of inspired by the "Live free or die hard" thread, because it's also about a big blockbuster movie.

I went and saw Transformers last night, and honestly I thought it was amazing. It has to be one of the best movies that I have seen this summer. The storyline was very simple, but yet it was also very well developed. It wasn't just a shoot-em-up action movie, but actually had substance to it. Having said that, however, it had some sweet action scenes. I liked the acting a lot. And the special effects and animation has to be some of the best I've ever seen in my life.

Have you guys seen it and what do you think?

prog-bman
07-06-2007, 05:10 PM
I agree. Sweet action, good effects, good acting, and funny yet intense plot.

twomers
07-06-2007, 05:37 PM
>> and honestly I thought it was amazing

That's great. I haven't seen it yet, but I plan to go see it asap. I went to see Die Hard, the new one, last night for some reason ... and we ended up going to see the hostel 2 ... which definitely wasn't amazing!

VirtualAce
07-06-2007, 11:49 PM
I was going to make a thread about this but decided not to.

Excellent movie, great special effects, Shia was awesome, and regardless of what critics might say Michael Bay comes out on top with this one. They took what really was a kiddie topic concerning old school kiddie toys and made it into a huge summer blockbuster film.

Two thumbs up. Way up.

cboard_member
07-07-2007, 02:38 AM
I was thinking about seeing Die Hard today and since I haven't got anything else to do, I may as well see Transformers afterwards.

twomers
07-07-2007, 10:55 AM
I don't know if it's out in Ireland yet :( The translation might be taking longer than normal.

h3ro
07-07-2007, 11:56 AM
I think the movie was hilarious. Did anyone notice how many times the GMC logo was taking the whole screen? This movie redefine product placement.

"Does anyone have a cell phone"
"Yeah, I have a NOKIA!"

And all the good "cars" were produced by GMC, while all the ones who got blown to pieces were from other producers.

cboard_member
07-07-2007, 12:57 PM
I don't know if it's out in Ireland yet :( The translation might be taking longer than normal.

Yeah it isn't out here either. :(

Fordy
07-07-2007, 01:01 PM
Being in my 30s I shouldnt be interested...but what the hell, I'll have a look when it's out over here. Might have to wait for DVD though...

psychopath
07-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Being in my 30s I shouldnt be interested
*points at avatar*

Fordy
07-07-2007, 01:19 PM
*points at avatar*

Yeah, but I was in my 20s when I set that!

:p

VirtualAce
07-07-2007, 05:04 PM
And all the good "cars" were produced by GMC, while all the ones who got blown to pieces were from other producers.


Yes this was definitely on purpose. With American automakers reeling they are resorting to movies and good old strategic product placement to get their names and products back out there.

But you gotta admit. The new Camaro. Sweet. It's not that American automakers cannot make cars or make good cars they have just chosen not to in the past due to bad engineering decisions, poor cost cutting measures, poor customer service and support, and mostly due to corporate greed. But don't be fooled they can still make some kick butt cars when they put all that behind them and focus on the voice of the customer and on quality.

Now they just have to start selling it so I can get me one.

Mario F.
07-07-2007, 05:29 PM
I'll be the downer on this one and say I didn't like the movie.

As the special-effects are taking their place as the undisputable ruler in action movies, argument, dialogs, acting, and actors become more and more... hmm... a secondary thing directors still have to put up with.

Seeing an action movie these days is pretty much about being blinded to an argument by the awesome special effects and losing all the bad acting behind the incredible sound effects.

The movie sure payed for my ticket. I just don't see why the same special effects couldn't be an extension to a good argument.

The comics and cartoons of the 80s sure didn't deserve much more on this case. But I'm remembering here mostly the Marvel based movies of the late years in which the comics had more depth in a page than all movies put together </possible_exaggeration>

Anyways, I'll hold to my wet towel if you don't mind.

VirtualAce
07-07-2007, 07:53 PM
Who cares about story and character development in an action movie?

This isn't Driving Miss Daisy.

whiteflags
07-07-2007, 10:18 PM
I'll still see the movie possibly since one of my friends is moving away, and we'll probably see it before she leaves. I'm not looking forward to it since all the transformers just look like giant heaps of scrap metal to me. I'm not a meccha expert, and I haven't really seen the movie, but I can't tell what the transformers are made out of. There seems to be cleaner examples of transformers around than the ones in the movie. I expect a little better tbh.

DavidP
07-08-2007, 02:12 AM
Who cares about story and character development in an action movie?


Well I sure do, for one. A straight action movie with nothing but action is kind of boring to watch for me. One example of an action movie with a good story is the Bourne Identity.

Anyways, I personally think that Transformers had very good acting and a very good storyline. Sure...it was simple. I won't deny that. It wasn't near as complicated of a plot as Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3. It was a very straightforward synopsis...but it was well developed, and the actors did it well. Therefore, I liked it.

h3ro
07-08-2007, 04:33 AM
A straight action movie with nothing but action is kind of boring to watch for me.
Kind of like a porn movie

samGwilliam
07-08-2007, 01:27 PM
Yeah it isn't out here either. :(

Like it's ever going to be translated to Welsh. I'm surprised it's being translated to Irish, TBH.

Fordy
07-08-2007, 02:07 PM
Like it's ever going to be translated to Welsh. I'm surprised it's being translated to Irish, TBH.


Who the hell would want to see it in Welsh?

cboard_member
07-08-2007, 03:04 PM
Like it's ever going to be translated to Welsh. I'm surprised it's being translated to Irish, TBH.

I meant it's not in the cinema's here, genius.

ChaosEngine
07-08-2007, 03:22 PM
Like it's ever going to be translated to Welsh. I'm surprised it's being translated to Irish, TBH.

I'm guessing that was probably a joke, since most Irish people wouldn't actually be able to understand a full movie "as gaeilge".

Anyway, for my $13 movie ticket, Transformers was ....ok.

The plot was about as complex as can be expected from Michael Bay, and the CGI was damn impressive. But maybe I have too many memories of the old cartoons/toys, but I hated the design of the new robots. The only one even vaguely recognisable was Prime. I didn't expect them to match the originals exactly, but they ended up looking all the same! Oh yeah, and the Bumblebee's old Camaro was way cooler than the new one. Modern american car design (with the notable exception of the Ford GT40) bores me to tears.

My main grip had to be the camera work, though. Realistic, shaky cam work in a battle is all well and good, but I'm here to see a movie about giant alien robots kicking the !@#$ out of each other. Camera realism is not on my list of priorities. I want to see them properly.

That said, they had the original voice of Prime, the token eye-candy chick was hot and (to borrow from the best review I've read in a long time (http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0727,lee,77117,20.html))
"giant robots turn into cars! (More specifically and profitably, they turn into Pontiacs and Hummers and GMC pickup trucks.) And jets! And helicopters! And boom boxes! And cell phones! And then they fight each other! All sarcasm aside, that's pretty much awesome. On some very basic level, I don't think you can ........ up the kick of a movie about metamorphic robots—no, not even you, Mr. Bay."

hell yeah :D

g4j31a5
07-09-2007, 08:31 PM
Yeah, the movie was good. Lots of actions and some funny moments. I couldn't stop laughing when the autobots played hide and seek. But IMHO the action was too fast to follow. I got a headache when I was going home after seeing the movie. But all in all, a good movie nevertheless.

What I missed the most is Bumblebee's VW Beetle. I liked it better than the Camaro. But luckily Megatron's transformation isn't a hand gun like the original. :D

hdragon
07-17-2007, 08:37 AM
Kind of like a porn movie

Haha, can't stop laughing :D

Anyways, this movie was awsome. Even it's not possible to fold a huge cube into small size that can be carry, but it looks really cool. I like more about the jokes and how all the robot messed up the whole yard of the boy. Cant believe some ppl just dont like it and kept saying that it was bad (which make my girlfriend dont wanna see it and i end up see it with all my guy friends). After all, awsome movie, awsome cgi, awsome graphic. Thumbs up!!!!

twomers
07-31-2007, 07:37 AM
I just saw the movie (finally), last night. It was good ... but I was somewhat disappointed ... the storyline was terrible :)

One question (not going to ruin it for people who haven't seen it, so highlight): Didn't optimus prime die in the cartoon of AGES ago?

hk_mp5kpdw
07-31-2007, 07:52 AM
I just saw the movie (finally), last night. It was good ... but I was somewhat disappointed ... the storyline was terrible :)

One question (not going to ruin it for people who haven't seen it, so highlight):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimus_Prime

DavidP
07-31-2007, 11:05 AM
Well I saw an interview with Michael Bay, in which he said he didn't want to follow the original Transformers storyline exactly, because he didn't want to take the chance of ruining it. So he created a slightly different storyline.

The Brain
08-01-2007, 08:24 PM
I would like to hear optimus prime with an irish accent

twomers
08-02-2007, 02:42 AM
No, The Brain, you would like to hear him with a stereotyped Irish accent!