That Bot wrote:You just described G1. Most shows since then have at least run on long enough to where they were forced to give the characters personality beyond basic archetypes.
Look at me with a straight face and tell me that any Transformers series besides Beast Wars has character development.
They weren't all deep like Beast Wars, I suffer no delusions to the contrary. And lack of consequential previous characterization is not an excuse to take away what little they had for a 2 hour movie.
How do you characterize people with nothing to build on when trying to remain faithful to source material? They can't even redesign the Transformers without people like you ranting and raving like psychotic fanboys.
The idea that the Transformers live action movies are bad may be just an opinion, but it's a common opinion with a lot of evidence to support the claims.
Common among elitist critics and their pseudo-intellectual ilk maybe. Also evidence that is subjective is not evidence. Hate to break it to you.
Does the fact that the franchise made a collective $2 billion excuse their poorness?
So when the majority opinion of critics hate it they're right. But when the majority of viewers like it they're wrong? There's a slight flaw in your logic there.
Did I see all 3 movies in theaters (thereby contributing to that $2 billion) because I love me some giant robots and don't learn my lesson? Yes. Will I see Transformers 4? Most likely. Will I continue to maintain my grievances about the first three? Yes.
You're sounding more like a masochist than a fan if you went to see three movies you hated and will see a fourth. It's like hating Call of Duty while taking part in an MLG tournament.