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That's ok; no harm no foul. Ya know I had a thought; way back in 1984 Transformers was based on a toy line that was never meant to be a cartoon, let alone a cartoon about sentient robots. Perhaps the way we are seeing the TF's now is how the folks at Marvel and maybe Hasbro/Takara first envisioned them before it was decided to go the Diaclone route?
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OMFG@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NEVER GOING TO GET HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE SECOND TIME. I JUST WANT TO SLEEP IN MY OWN BED SOMETIME IN THE NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Marcus Rush » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:35 pm

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Seibertron wrote:OMFG@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NEVER GOING TO GET HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE SECOND TIME. I JUST WANT TO SLEEP IN MY OWN BED SOMETIME IN THE NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


New York buried again I imagine. So sorry to hear that. At least you don't have to worry about flooding...
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Postby Down_Shift » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:39 pm

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Seibertron wrote:OMFG@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM NEVER GOING TO GET HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THE SECOND TIME. I JUST WANT TO SLEEP IN MY OWN BED SOMETIME IN THE NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ok, I'm done. Better that you're safe on the ground then in jepordy in the air. I have a feeling your "review" of Toyfair will be 5% about Toyfair, and 95% on how shite your trip home was. (if you ever get home)

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Postby Maximus Prime » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:42 pm

I'm having flashbacks of the "New York vs. Homer Simpson" episode....
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Postby Down_Shift » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:45 pm

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Postby Stormrider » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:22 am

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Leonardo wrote:
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Leonardo wrote:^You're both correct, or you could have "black comedy" or "dark comedy".
Aren't the Madea movies "black comedy"? :???: :P


That what I thought. Now i havent hit up the ole wiki or nothing but I thought a dark Comedy is comedy with Dark serious tone throughout the move I.E Grosse Point Blank. A Black Comedy, is Comedy with Black Stars I.E. "Friday". But I could be wrong.


There's a possibility that that's what "black comedy" is in the States, but over here "black comedy" refers to the same thing as "dark comedy", i.e; a farce about trying to dispose of a corpse would be black comedy, regardless of the ethnicity of the performers.

EDIT: As Yeti remarks, above.

Of course, that's the traditional view. It may be that colloquially, in the States at least, the definition has changed in recent decades.


I don't care what sort of comedy it is so long as is funny comedy. A dog pissing up Ironhides leg isn't comedy, it's bloody pathetic.

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Review Update: The comedy in the movie seems to be along the lines of the humor in Independence Day. If you didn't like the humor in that movie, then I don't know what to tell you.


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Postby Phategod1 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:53 am

RYAN Catch the Freaking Bus man There must be a peterpan leaving every hour.
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Postby peagreenbot » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:35 am

:-( Ooohh, I think Independence Day is Godawful... :-(

Still, what year did it come out? 1996? I was only thirteen and I quite liked it at the time.

I shouldn't be surprised in the slightest that this film is aimed at thirteen-year-olds today.

Ah well, there's always Spider-man 3 to look forward to!!
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Postby Wheeljack35 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:48 am

Ryan this is starting to sound like Planes,Trains and Automobiles
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Postby Leonardo » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:06 am

I can't remember the comedy in ID4 but I agree with AK. This sounds a touch juvenile and sophomoric.
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Postby Alex Kingdom » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:24 am

Seibertron wrote:
Alex Kingdom wrote:
Leonardo wrote:
Phategod1 wrote:
Bluebullet wrote:
Leonardo wrote:^You're both correct, or you could have "black comedy" or "dark comedy".
Aren't the Madea movies "black comedy"? :???: :P


That what I thought. Now i havent hit up the ole wiki or nothing but I thought a dark Comedy is comedy with Dark serious tone throughout the move I.E Grosse Point Blank. A Black Comedy, is Comedy with Black Stars I.E. "Friday". But I could be wrong.


There's a possibility that that's what "black comedy" is in the States, but over here "black comedy" refers to the same thing as "dark comedy", i.e; a farce about trying to dispose of a corpse would be black comedy, regardless of the ethnicity of the performers.

EDIT: As Yeti remarks, above.

Of course, that's the traditional view. It may be that colloquially, in the States at least, the definition has changed in recent decades.


I don't care what sort of comedy it is so long as is funny comedy. A dog pissing up Ironhides leg isn't comedy, it's bloody pathetic.

Yours AK


Review Update: The comedy in the movie seems to be along the lines of the humor in Independence Day. If you didn't like the humor in that movie, then I don't know what to tell you. ID4 is one of my favorite movies.


Well that's just the icing on my 'I told you so' cake. Ever since I heard Bay was making the movie, that he was portraying the US Military in a positive way, and saw the trailers full of huge epic action, guys in the Penagon and grunts in the desert, I've been sure this moive will simply be Independace day with Giant Robots. I didn't really like Independance day, and comedy certanly wasn't one of its strong points. Plus as a non-american I found it down right offensive. Looks like this movie is just more of the same action packed, one-liner, unfunny, overly patriotic crap Hollywood just loves to churn out every summer, only this time it's thinly disguised as Transformers. I personally think the Transformers mythology is worthy much more than that. Im seriously reconcidering even going to see this movie now.

Hope you get home soon Ryan.

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Postby Burn » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:31 am

Alex Kingdom wrote:Well that's just the icing on my 'I told you so' cake.


Oh good, it has icing now. It'll make it easier for you to swallow when I feed it to you in a few months. :P
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Postby Alex Kingdom » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:42 am

Burn wrote:
Alex Kingdom wrote:Well that's just the icing on my 'I told you so' cake.


Oh good, it has icing now. It'll make it easier for you to swallow when I feed it to you in a few months. :P


Hey, I'll happily eat my words if I'm proven wrong, in fact I'd love to be proven wrong! But c'mon! Look at the evidence, I'm pretty certain (and disapointed) that there'll sadly be no cake for me on July 4th. :sad:

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Postby Leonardo » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:57 am

Can anyone remind me what jokes/gags/humour were in ID4?
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Postby Glyph » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:54 am

Leonardo wrote:Can anyone remind me what jokes/gags/humour were in ID4?

From what I remember, it mostly revolved around an adrenaline-fueled Will Smith shouting at an alien before punching it out. There were a few 'mildly amusing' moments, mostly in the you-know-what's-coming-but-you-laugh-anyway vein. I haven't watched the film in years, but the overriding impression of it in my memory consists of big effects and some seriously overblown flag-waving about America saving the world - again - because no-one else has the balls to stand up for our rights or some such. And Jeff Goldblum infecting the alien mothership with a virus wirelessly uploaded from his laptop with no connection difficulties or OS compatibility issues whatsoever.
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Postby Leonardo » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:09 am

Glyph wrote:
Leonardo wrote:Can anyone remind me what jokes/gags/humour were in ID4?

From what I remember, it mostly revolved around an adrenaline-fueled Will Smith shouting at an alien before punching it out. There were a few 'mildly amusing' moments, mostly in the you-know-what's-coming-but-you-laugh-anyway vein. I haven't watched the film in years, but the overriding impression of it in my memory consists of big effects and some seriously overblown flag-waving about America saving the world - again - because no-one else has the balls to stand up for our rights or some such. And Jeff Goldblum infecting the alien mothership with a virus wirelessly uploaded from his laptop with no connection difficulties or OS compatibility issues whatsoever.


Well, Glyph, your glowing review has sold me. I must now revisit the film.
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Postby High Command » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:47 am

Glyph wrote:
Leonardo wrote:Can anyone remind me what jokes/gags/humour were in ID4?

From what I remember, it mostly revolved around an adrenaline-fueled Will Smith shouting at an alien before punching it out. There were a few 'mildly amusing' moments, mostly in the you-know-what's-coming-but-you-laugh-anyway vein. I haven't watched the film in years, but the overriding impression of it in my memory consists of big effects and some seriously overblown flag-waving about America saving the world - again - because no-one else has the balls to stand up for our rights or some such. And Jeff Goldblum infecting the alien mothership with a virus wirelessly uploaded from his laptop with no connection difficulties or OS compatibility issues whatsoever.


I thought America saving the world with patriotic spirit was the comedy in that movie. :?
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Postby Down_Shift » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:54 am

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Alex Kingdom wrote:Well that's just the icing on my 'I told you so' cake.


Oh good, it has icing now. It'll make it easier for you to swallow when I feed it to you in a few months. :P

People pay good money to be talked to like that, and your tossing it around here for free. For shame. (That's the kind of humour I'm willing to bet is in the film:wink:)
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Postby Alex Kingdom » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:57 am

Glyph wrote:
Leonardo wrote:Can anyone remind me what jokes/gags/humour were in ID4?

From what I remember, it mostly revolved around an adrenaline-fueled Will Smith shouting at an alien before punching it out. There were a few 'mildly amusing' moments, mostly in the you-know-what's-coming-but-you-laugh-anyway vein. I haven't watched the film in years, but the overriding impression of it in my memory consists of big effects and some seriously overblown flag-waving about America saving the world - again - because no-one else has the balls to stand up for our rights or some such. And Jeff Goldblum infecting the alien mothership with a virus wirelessly uploaded from his laptop with no connection difficulties or OS compatibility issues whatsoever.


Yeah thats pretty much how I remember it. The offenive part was the motague of racial stereotypes recieving the call from Bill Pullman (the US President) that he and America had devisd a plan save our asses, yet again. I think us Brit were depicted as mustache twirling WWII Spitfire piolts saying something like "jolly good show, about time you Americans sorted this little mess out! Tally ho and God save the Queen, what what!".

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Postby Down_Shift » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:37 am

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Leonardo wrote:Can anyone remind me what jokes/gags/humour were in ID4?

From what I remember, it mostly revolved around an adrenaline-fueled Will Smith shouting at an alien before punching it out. There were a few 'mildly amusing' moments, mostly in the you-know-what's-coming-but-you-laugh-anyway vein. I haven't watched the film in years, but the overriding impression of it in my memory consists of big effects and some seriously overblown flag-waving about America saving the world - again - because no-one else has the balls to stand up for our rights or some such. And Jeff Goldblum infecting the alien mothership with a virus wirelessly uploaded from his laptop with no connection difficulties or OS compatibility issues whatsoever.


Yeah thats pretty much how I remember it. The offenive part was the motague of racial stereotypes recieving the call from Bill Pullman (the US President) that he and America had devisd a plan save our asses, yet again. I think us Brit were depicted as mustache twirling WWII Spitfire piolts saying something like "jolly good show, about time you Americans sorted this little mess out! Tally ho and God save the Queen, what what!".

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Postby ShGarland_1383 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:19 pm

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I'm not saying if he did or not because I have no way of knowing.

There just isn't any point of him even trying to approach VW when they've taken this anti-war stance about refusing to let Hasbro make a Bumblebee where his alt-mode is the VW Beetle.
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Postby Shin Getter Robo » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:27 pm

Am I to understand that this movie depicts the British in a poor light?
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Postby Leonardo » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:40 pm

Kamen Rider Harry Munk wrote:Am I to understand that this movie depicts the British in a poor light?


We do that ourselves with Only Fools And Horses and the lager louts in Thurrock.

There is rumour of Prime having a radio-conversation with a very British Powerglide, though.
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