MINDVVIPE wrote: Seriously?
Blade: The movie focuses on blade. The story is Blade coming to terms with himself, overcoming his guilt, and killing the big bad guy.
The Matrix: The movie focuses on Neo, overcoming his sense of obscurity and realizing he is something more.
Akira: The movie focuses on Tetsuo, and his rage coupled with bad timing, and turning into more than he wanted to become, and ultimately killing the ones he cared about.
The animated Transformers movie: The movie focuses on Optimus, Hotrod, Megatron/Galvatron, Unicron. NOT spike witwicky. The focus is on the autobots, overcoming unbeatable odds, making new friends, and finding hope. It also adds to the lore with Unicron, the Matrix, and the continuation of Primes. Don't even BEGIN to compare this movie with the new movies, as it has done way more for the lore than the live action movies have.
While you are correct on a few notes about the focus on some of these movies, there's one major problem when comparing these movies to the live action Tf movies. There Live action.
Blade, Matrix, were fully live. Akira and the 86' TF movie were both all animated. (I think Akira was animated? Never scene it) There was no complicated CGI mixed with live action scenes. Since the for meantioned movies didn't have this complicated mix of man and machine, there is no excuse not to have the primary screen time to be on the characters the movies were based on. Humans were animated just like bots in the oringal TF movie. Its not going to cost anything extra like it does in the new TF movies. Those CGI bots take alot of money (and time) to create. Alot more. Since it cost more to create, there time on screen needs to be spent wisely.
Now i'm not saying all there screen time was well used. other than looking bad ass, I agree 100% that schockwave's character was for the most part was wasted. He could have killed someone, engaged in better battles, or at least talked clear. But unfortunutly, all the small talk and chit chat had to be kept to a minimum. For the most part I think they achieved that. Could they have for gone the driller, Decepticon clones, and con ships for more Dr. Phil time with the bots? Sure. But you know what? They weren't meant for the fans enjoyment. They were meant to intise the general public. Give the movie going audience something bigger and badder than what was scene in the last movie. If you have another $50 million to contribute to the movie budget, than i'm sure the'd love to accomodate your vision of a Tf movie. I know that sucks, but thats life with summer block buster movies. But no matter how bad you think they are, they could have been 10 times worse. We could have had an equivlent to the movie adaption of "Doom".