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2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby WasPWNator » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:11 am

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I saw TF when it came out in 2007 and have not watched it since until just now. I won't bother giving my opinion on it as a film because no one cares and it's not important, but there are one or two things that I wanted to say about it:

1) I totally recognized it was Hugo Weaving as Megatron's voice, which I think is pretty good considering how many effects there are on it, but no one was around to appreciate my spotting it so I'm saying it here.

2) How come Bumblebee can talk at the end of the movie, but then communicates via radio in ROTF and DOTM? Does something happen in one of the second 2 movies that I've forgotten about?

3) Did Ironhide really need to do that many forward rolls?
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby WasPWNator » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:17 am

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Also I'd never noticed before how pathetic Megatron's gun is. I mean it's powerful enough to send Prime smashing into a building, but seriously? That whiny little 'pew pew' is the noise they went for?
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:54 pm

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Bumblebee using the radio was briefly mentioned in RotF. It was after he killed the kitchen bots and went back in the garage. He was hitting his throat and Mikaela said "he's still having voice problems?" then Sam replied with" yeah, but he's playing it up." So going by that I think BB can talk, but it causes him some discomfort, so he sticks with the radio.

And yes, Megatron's pew-pew gun was pretty lame, I don't think it did any damage to Optimus at all.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:17 pm

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Agreed on Megatron's lame gun sounds effects. Looks good visually, but "pew, pew?" Really?

The G1 and TF Prime fusion cannon sounds win hands down with that guttural roar of energy.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby cotss2012 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:57 pm

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:The G1 and TF Prime fusion cannon sounds win hands down with that guttural roar of energy.


Such heroic nonsense...
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:25 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote: The G1 and TF Prime fusion cannon sounds win hands down with that guttural roar of energy.


Yeah, and his cannon in RoTF sounds much better.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:05 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote: The G1 and TF Prime fusion cannon sounds win hands down with that guttural roar of energy.


Yeah, and his cannon in RoTF sounds much better.


DOTM too. Even though he only used it like twice.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby BeastProwl » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:26 pm

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Optimus Prime's voice is much deeper in the 2007 movie as well, notice that?
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:25 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:Optimus Prime's voice is much deeper in the 2007 movie as well, notice that?


It sounds the same to me.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby BeastProwl » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:47 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Optimus Prime's voice is much deeper in the 2007 movie as well, notice that?


It sounds the same to me.

Watch them again. The voice change is so prominent to the point that it's annoying.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:36 pm

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Hmm...I also thought it sounded the same. Gonna have to go back and watch the movies now... :P
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:53 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote: The G1 and TF Prime fusion cannon sounds win hands down with that guttural roar of energy.


Yeah, and his cannon in RoTF sounds much better.


Honestly, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic [impossible to tell with written words alone 8-} my apologies if you weren't], but Megs' ROTF cannon sound effects are still rather high-pitched, but with more bass added.

But yeah, much better.

SlyTF1 wrote:DOTM too. Even though he only used it like twice.


Funny, I can't recall how his shotgun sounded like in DOTM, but I think it was more was similar to ROTF. Better, but still rather high-pitched for my tastes.

The charging up sound effect is a nice touch, though.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:42 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote: The G1 and TF Prime fusion cannon sounds win hands down with that guttural roar of energy.


Yeah, and his cannon in RoTF sounds much better.


Honestly, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic [impossible to tell with written words alone 8-} my apologies if you weren't], but Megs' ROTF cannon sound effects are still rather high-pitched, but with more bass added.


:lol:

I was serious. Yeah, it still sounds kinda high pitched, but it's not "pew-pew" but instead you can hear the cannon charge up before he fires it. It just sounds a lot better. And I thought the shotgun sounded like any ordinary blaster, which was kinda disappointing. It's Megatron, everything about him should be distinctive. But, then again, it is Bayverse. They seldom get the characters right.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby SlyTF1 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:38 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:DOTM too. Even though he only used it like twice.


Funny, I can't recall how his shotgun sounded like in DOTM, but I think it was more was similar to ROTF. Better, but still rather high-pitched for my tastes.

The charging up sound effect is a nice touch, though.



Yeah, it was the same as in ROTF.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:03 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote: The G1 and TF Prime fusion cannon sounds win hands down with that guttural roar of energy.


Yeah, and his cannon in RoTF sounds much better.


Honestly, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic [impossible to tell with written words alone 8-} my apologies if you weren't], but Megs' ROTF cannon sound effects are still rather high-pitched, but with more bass added.


:lol:

I was serious. Yeah, it still sounds kinda high pitched, but it's not "pew-pew" but instead you can hear the cannon charge up before he fires it. It just sounds a lot better. And I thought the shotgun sounded like any ordinary blaster, which was kinda disappointing. It's Megatron, everything about him should be distinctive. But, then again, it is Bayverse. They seldom get the characters right.


I agree about Megatron. He's like the ultimate badass of Cybertron, so he's got to drip menace and power in every aspect. I personally like Bayverse Megs as much as his G1 design, maybe even a little more, but details like the cannon sounds shouldn't have been overlooked.

In the movies, he looks nigh invincible, especially in his ROTF version, and then you hear, "pew-pew-pew!"

It's a pity, because I really like his Bayverse look.
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby snavej » Fri May 25, 2012 8:11 am

I recently saw a bit of the movie 'Mighty Joe Young', which is about a giant gorilla loose in LA. Joe the gorilla is trying to evade the police and hides under a bridge in one of those LA storm channels. Joe braces himself right under the bridge platform. In Transformers (2007), Optimus hides under a similar bridge in a very similar way to avoid Sector 7. Rip off, coincidence or Beast Wars reference?! :-?
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Re: 2007 movie rewatch - thoughts.

Postby Capt.Failure » Fri May 25, 2012 2:47 pm

snavej wrote:I recently saw a bit of the movie 'Mighty Joe Young', which is about a giant gorilla loose in LA. Joe the gorilla is trying to evade the police and hides under a bridge in one of those LA storm channels. Joe braces himself right under the bridge platform. In Transformers (2007), Optimus hides under a similar bridge in a very similar way to avoid Sector 7. Rip off, coincidence or Beast Wars reference?! :-?


Since it's Prime imitating a gorilla (gonna watch Mighty Joe Young now to confirm this) I'm gonna go with Beast Wars nod. Besides, it's not exactly a "rip off" to pull the same stunt else everyone who had a hero run away from an explosion would owe Michael Bay a ton of money. :michaelbay:
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