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Re: ROTF vs DOTM

Postby Biddybot » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:35 pm

Objectively, I’d rate ROTF the better-made of the two movies…I think a solid C for ROTF, but only C- for DOTM. DOTM struck me as having a lot of pacing problems and seemed very inconsistent in tone throughout, almost as though a couple of different directors and teams had worked on individual scenes, which then got slapped together in a hurry rather than carefully edited. ROTF was more preposterous, but uniformly so, and I thought it had a nice and lively, almost cheerful energy about it from start to finish. I got just as much entertainment value out of it as I got from the first movie and I never felt as though anything about ROTF needed changing—it was fine as it was. By contrast, there’s a lot about DOTM that I’d change, if I could. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first two movies, only bits and pieces of it.

My feelings about DOTM are probably best summed up by paraphrasing that old rhyme about the little girl who had the little curl, ie. when DOTM was good it was very, very good, but when it was bad, it was horrid.
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Re: ROTF vs DOTM

Postby shockwavedude » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:19 am

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dirk2243 wrote: just wish they could have done something more with Shockwave, and Megs truck mode.



shockwave needed more of a fight with optimus, and definitly should of been more fight with optimus and megatron
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Re: ROTF vs DOTM

Postby Capt.Failure » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:25 pm

shockwavedude wrote:
dirk2243 wrote: just wish they could have done something more with Shockwave, and Megs truck mode.



shockwave needed more of a fight with optimus, and definitly should of been more fight with optimus and megatron


Blame that on the marketing department. They needed a way to get you to buy the prequel comics and DotM videogame.

Back on topic however, I consider RotF and DotM tied overall with both surpassing the 2007 film.
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Re: ROTF vs DOTM

Postby ReDPATH » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:36 am

I'd venture to say that if you cut out ALL of the ****** comedy from ROTF.

- College stuff
- Random stuff in between key moments

ROTF would be a better film than DOTM and even though DOTM suffers from some of the same problems ROTF does. DOTM played off its comedy much better whereas ROTF it just derailed the movie more often than not.
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