SlyTF1 wrote:ROTF sure as hell felt epic to me. I think it was probably even more epic than DOTM.
Maybe epic wasn't the right word. How should I put this? I really meant that the scenes lacked "scale," which might be an even worse word to use.
I've watched quite a few Asian war movies set in ancient times, and the scenes used there exude what I call epic: tens of thousands of soldiers and horses sweeping across the landscape like a human tide, the sound of metal on metal ringing in the air.
My definition of an epic TF scene would kind of like DOTM, when the Cons teleport to Chicago using the space bridge, except on a grander scale. Thousands of TF's swarming the city like ants, blood soaking the streets and walls as a discreet hint of the amount of killin that went on off-screen.
In ROTF, the invasion was just a dozen or so TF's in "comet" mode streaking across the sky, one crashing into a clock tower etc, a few crashing into an aircraft carrier, and some scenes with a couple of Cons standing on a bridge and on top of a skyscraper.
Speaking of the aircraft carrier scene, IMO it would have looked so cool if the Fallen had single-handedly destroyed it with his anti-gravity thing. Just my personal opinion, but a few comet mode TF's crashing into it just doesn;t do it for me.