I'm not one to regularly defend the movies, but the following posts caught my eye:
Convoy wrote:My dream movie is an adaptation of the first three episodes of G1 "More than Meets the Eye." (and having nothing to do with Mike Bay, Alex or Roberto.) My dream trilogy would then probably include adaptations of The Ultimate Doom and Megatron's Master Plan. I'd have the next trilogy start with an adaptation of The Transformers: The Movie. Y'know, introduce Unicron, kill off Optimus, (at least don't bring him back from the dead in the same damn movie!) hand the reigns off to Magnus to have Hot Rod become the new Prime... you know the story. This all takes place in the 80's by the way.
If I wanted to watch the G1 cartoon, I would, you know, watch the G1 cartoon
, instead of a slavish knock off of it that would essentially bring nothing new to the table. "But it's in live action!" So is Power Rangers, yet look how that
show's films turned out by sticking so close to the TV series (and I LIKE Power Rangers).
Blozor wrote:Seriously? He has movies with Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, The Fallen, Sentinel Prime, Shockwave, and he waits to introduce the Dinobots -- basically giant robot morons to promise no goofiness? Has he SEEN Transformers: The Movie from 1986?
You do realize that, in like 75% of G1 fiction, the Dinobots are intelligent, right? Grimlock was even the LEADER of the Autobots (twice!) after Optimus died (twice!). The big dumb oaf from the cartoon is far from Grimlock's only persona.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'