craggy wrote:thanks njb, I've not intentionally dismissed anyone who is a fan of the films. I don't really like them, but they've brought a lot of money to the franchise, and have potential to be really good. I'm willing to admit that a lot of stuff I like would probably be considered rubbish by a lot of folks as well, and don't get hung up on it. It's pretty obvious a lot of people do like them, or we wouldn't be getting a 4th.
I've enjoyed most of TFPrime, as I've felt the bot/human mix is pretty good, as is the range of the stories. I'd like more of that slant to the films, or better yet, a full-on robot only film.
Apologies if I seemed hostile. I was coming off a shouting match with D-340. I can respect your opinion even if my own counter opinion seems harsh. At least you didn't drop the "it's not Transformers!!!" fallacy.
craggy wrote:I don't find that the Transformers characters get nearly any character development across the films. I can't think of a single character arc any of them goes through. Even Optimus Prime who dies and is resurrected by a holy artifact (!) barely mentions it and is in no way affected by it. Meanwhile we get Simmons evolution across the series and even Sam's parents grow more as people than any of the Autobots.
I'll admit to that being a problem. The impact of it, at least to me, is dulled by the fact that I know these characters since I was a child. DotM at least gave Optimus and Sentinel a character arch. I'm hoping if the rumors of filming 4-6 back to back are true we can get more character development across the board. One single storyline gives more time to develop characters than episodic films like the last trilogy.