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Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers

Postby Raymond T. » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:23 pm

<A href="http://www.moviesonline.ca/" target="moviesonline">Movies Online</A> got an exclusive <A href="http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_11409.html" target="moviesonline">interview</A> with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, one of the producers of the upcoming <a href="http://webmaster.transformersmovie.com/click.html?c=FLINCG" target="_blank">Transformers Movie</a>, to be released July 4th 2007.

In the interview di Bonaventura talks about where the movie is at, at this moment.

"<i>I think it’s everybody’s sort of internal barometer, you know. I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously. (Laughs) On the other hand, I take what they represent very seriously. So it’s that sort of balance where you say to yourself ‘you know what, let’s not pretend we’re making War and Peace.’ We’re not. But people feel really passionate about what these Autobots and Decepticons stand for and there’s a very rich mythology so there’s a real demand to deliver that. So for the non-fan of it, we had to have enough fun with it so that they would be entertained and for the fan, we had to take it very seriously what we were executing around the Autobots and the Decepticons</i>".
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Postby tile_mcgillus » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:48 pm

Another long deep sigh.

They out and out admit that they are not taking this movie seriously. Why work on the material then if you don't respect it?
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Postby Bluebullet » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:54 pm

Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?
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Postby The Mad Asshatter » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:58 pm

N00b with a big mouth wrote:
Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?


You're still here?

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Postby Bluebullet » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:05 pm

Person who hates the first amendment wrote:
N00b with a big mouth wrote:
Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?


You're still here?

What gives?

What? I've done nothing worthy of a ban, unless speaking my mind is against the rules. Read my post. What did I do wrong? Prove that that Bay&Co don't give a rat's ass about Transformers or how much they disgrace it as long as they make a quick buck?
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Postby Robinson » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:10 pm

Bluebullet the whining is getting kind of old, in terms of a concept big robots that turn into little cars and guns a tapedecks is pretty ridiculous. We all know that you dont like the designs, you dont like the director, you dont like anything associated with this movie, you dont have to pound it into the collective skulls of the people that come to these boards on a daily basis.

That aside you dont have to particularly like a project in order to do good work on it. I dont particulaly like every aspect of my job, but I still do what it takes to put out a good product and that what the makers are doing.

They even said in the interview that for the fans they took it seriously while still making it a popcorn movie for the general public.
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Postby The Mad Asshatter » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:16 pm

Person that doesn't know what they're talking about wrote:
Person who hates the first amendment wrote:
N00b with a big mouth wrote:
Producer, who is one of the people in charge wrote: I personally can’t take 32-foot size metal robots all that seriously.

Need I say more?


You're still here?

What gives?

What? I've done nothing worthy of a ban, unless speaking my mind is against the rules. Read my post. What did I do wrong? Prove that that Bay&Co don't give a rat's ass about Transformers or how much they disgrace it as long as they make a quick buck?


All you've done here is whine and argue for the sake of arguing. It's pretty pathetic.
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Postby tile_mcgillus » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:17 pm

1bigray wrote:Bluebullet the whining is getting kind of old, in terms of a concept big robots that turn into little cars and guns a tapedecks is pretty ridiculous. We all know that you dont like the designs, you dont like the director, you dont like anything associated with this movie, you dont have to pound it into the collective skulls of the people that come to these boards on a daily basis.

That aside you dont have to particularly like a project in order to do good work on it. I dont particulaly like every aspect of my job, but I still do what it takes to put out a good product and that what the makers are doing.

They even said in the interview that for the fans they took it seriously while still making it a popcorn movie for the general public.


Wow. Forgot that people weren't allowed to have an opinion on these boards...wait, yeah they are.

Usually people that are producers are the ones that love the material and bring it from the ground up. Like Don Murphy.
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Postby Robinson » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:20 pm

Try waiting until you see the movie in its entirety before you say they don't give a rat's ass, because in reality you've seen what a few pictures and sketchs, some teaser trailer footage, and a few figure designs that overall get a positive reaction. Even some of the most critical naysayers have swayed a little bit in their thoughts about the movie but all you can do is still whine and complain like someone sold you a knockoff go-bot
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Postby Robinson » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:24 pm

tile_mcgillus wrote:Wow. Forgot that people weren't allowed to have an opinion on these boards...wait, yeah they are.

Usually people that are producers are the ones that love the material and bring it from the ground up. Like Don Murphy.


Having an opinion is fine and dandy and I have nothing against that, but it's pointless to whine at every opportunity that you have about something that you really have only seen very little of the overall picture.
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Postby FracturedKoi » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:33 pm

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People! Back to the subject please. Movie people can't please everybody, which is why this film is so different. It was designed to appeal to both TF-fans AND people who have never even heard the term "Autobot." You'll watch it and more than likely enjoy it too.

So please, be a little more open-minded. :)
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:39 pm

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Postby Raymond T. » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:46 pm

*sigh*
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Postby Booda » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:02 pm

...we had to take it very seriously what we were executing around the Autobots and the Decepticons

Selective vision I guess for some people.
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Postby Sentinel Maximus » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:06 pm

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Postby The Mad Asshatter » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:09 pm

Sentinel Maximus wrote:Buuuuurp!


That was foolish and uncalled for.
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Postby Grimshock » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:41 pm

I think we've seen and read about plenty enough to form an extremely educated opinion. And, I'm glad 'cause I had faith in the movie for a long time while I didn't know much. At this point, however, it's nice to know that I really shouldn't allow these guys to make money by completely disregarding all that we came to love.
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Postby Bluebullet » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:54 pm

Grimshock wrote:I think we've seen and read about plenty enough to form an extremely educated opinion. And, I'm glad 'cause I had faith in the movie for a long time while I didn't know much. At this point, however, it's nice to know that I really shouldn't allow these guys to make money by completely disregarding all that we came to love.

That is what happened to me. I was extremely hopeful until I saw the trailer. I then became only hopeful despite the monster alien depiction of the Transformers. I hoped for change. I then found this site and became neutral. After the trailer, I lost all hope. I have been out of school with a stomach ulcer since September and I felt lonely. I then joined to interact with people who thought the same and to enjoy conversations with other people. By the time I joined, people I wanted to meet who I shared opinions with were mostly ran off. AK has recently left and I'm left with a depression knowing the conflict of opinion has made the fandom a war zone which I believe has worsened my physical and mental health. This, I believe, is a dark time of Civil War.
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Postby Hotrod » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:04 pm

Shadow12 wrote:
Sentinel Maximus wrote:Buuuuurp!


That was foolish and uncalled for.


I agree.
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Postby Hotrod » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:07 pm

Bluebullet wrote:
Grimshock wrote:I think we've seen and read about plenty enough to form an extremely educated opinion. And, I'm glad 'cause I had faith in the movie for a long time while I didn't know much. At this point, however, it's nice to know that I really shouldn't allow these guys to make money by completely disregarding all that we came to love.

That is what happened to me. I was extremely hopeful until I saw the trailer. I then became only hopeful despite the monster alien depiction of the Transformers. I hoped for change. I then found this site and became neutral. After the trailer, I lost all hope. I have been out of school with a stomach ulcer since September and I felt lonely. I then joined to interact with people who thought the same and to enjoy conversations with other people. By the time I joined, people I wanted to meet who I shared opinions with were mostly ran off. AK has recently left and I'm left with a depression knowing the conflict of opinion has made the fandom a war zone which I believe has worsened my physical and mental health. This, I believe, is a dark time of Civil War.


Now lets turn the drama down. The problem is not that people like or dislike the movie it is the constant personal assults that have become quit frequent. This does not include everyone. There is no Civil War only people who need to learn how to voice opinions without flaming each other.
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Postby Burn » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:08 pm

Bluebullet wrote:Some stuff


Word of advice.

If you want people to respect your opinions, then stop saying the same thing over and over again.

Yes, you don't like what you've seen of this movie. We get that. But the reason you get so much crap is because you say the same thing every damn time.

So if you want your opinion respected, then start saying something other than "this movie sucks" "Bay sucks" etc etc. We've heard it all before and it's gotten repeatative and annoying.
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Postby Bluebullet » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:09 pm

Hotrod wrote:
Shadow12 wrote:
Sentinel Maximus wrote:Buuuuurp!


That was foolish and uncalled for.


I agree.

Thirded. Nothing excused that.
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Postby Neko » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:44 pm

Alright, no need to turn the thread into a bon fire boys. If you can't play nice then you get a time out.

Bluebullet, consider this a formal warning.

You're free to express your opinions and such, but you're also required to be tactful and be polite to others. If you want respect, dish it out first and formost, and thou shall recieve.
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Re: Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Talks Transformers

Postby AbsumZer0 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:59 pm

di Bonaventura wrote:. But people feel really passionate about what these Autobots and Decepticons stand for and there’s a very rich mythology so there’s a real demand to deliver that. So for the non-fan of it, we had to have enough fun with it so that they would be entertained and for the fan, we had to take it very seriously what we were executing around the Autobots and the Decepticons</i>".


Lip service. What, apart from the 2 warring factions coming from Cybertron, have they retained from the "rich mythology"? How they arrive on earth, what they're searching for on Earth, etc... gone since the early drafts. I get that they can't be expected to cater to the "fanboys" but why pretend?
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Postby Neko » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:01 pm

That's up to interpretation I suppose.
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