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Postby Robinson » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:48 am

Most franchise movies are planned with sequals in mind these days, that way they dont have to wait for an actors schedule to clear up years down the road just to sign him and also they get a jump on the writing process.
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Postby Shadowman » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:51 am

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Roboto750 wrote:Let's hope his acting makes up for it.


I've seen him in other stuff. He's actually really good.
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Postby Skullgrin140 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:58 am

Sounds ok, Better than putting up with Daniel for 24 hours
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Postby sparkofchaos » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:03 am

I'm expecting that it'll be a success to some level...i doubt it'll be disastrous and it makes sense to start planning early before the technology that they currently possess grows old in the film industry (though i doubt anyone can surpass their techniques and resources in the next couple years). I guess most importantly it's all about the budget side to the whole thing.

And regarding this actor's attitude, yes it's annoying, and here's hoping that further lessons would teach him better manner in the future. But i guess i don't really care; after all, we don't have to deal with him, we just have to watch him freak out and gets chased by giant &(#*!$* robots in the movie.
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Postby Predaprince » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:04 am

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Shadowman wrote:
Roboto750 wrote:Let's hope his acting makes up for it.


I've seen him in other stuff. He's actually really good.


Agreed. Shia actually isn't bad. He just finally is getting a lead role instead of the sidekick stuff. And as far as his swearing goes, I don't mind it too much, it isn't like he is intentionally trying to be a d*ck or anything he just doesn't realize.

And as far as him being chosen as Sam/Spike, there isn't anybody better that I can think of for them to have chosen, so I don't care about it.
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Postby Sentinel Maximus » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:23 am

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He should tone it down alittle,...really. I didn't mind him in CONSTATINE. I'm sure he'll play this role well. Not a far stretch between characters. On the sequel?, doesn't matter if this movie is bad or good. Even bad movies get sequels these days.
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Postby Rodimus2006 » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:39 am

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Postby TheMuffin » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:40 am

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Predaprince wrote:
Agreed. Shia actually isn't bad. He just finally is getting a lead role instead of the sidekick stuff. And as far as his swearing goes, I don't mind it too much, it isn't like he is intentionally trying to be a d*ck or anything he just doesn't realize.

And as far as him being chosen as Sam/Spike, there isn't anybody better that I can think of for them to have chosen, so I don't care about it.


My thoughts as well. He acts pretty much like I do. I'm not as "robust" with my language as he is, but he's an average 20 year old in terms of how he acts and speaks.

And yeah he is a decent actor for his age. And the movies he has been in he's done an acceptable job.
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Postby jonusjaxon » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:21 am

People get offended by "f***"? It's been used since, hmmm... the beginning of civilization. Everyone I know uses it nonchalantly. It's not like it's immoral. It's just that society is advancing. We're losing the sticks up our a**es.

Anyway, I say Shia's a good/decent actor. I thought he was cool in Constantine. When I read that he was going to be Spike/Sam I was happy that he got the part.
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Postby trailbreaker » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:48 pm

Predaprince wrote:And as far as him being chosen as Sam/Spike, there isn't anybody better that I can think of for them to have chosen, so I don't care about it.


What about Gary Coleman? :P
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:22 pm

Dude, I think this would be one of the rare cases in which the sequel is better than the original. I mean, the origin flicks are usually kinda boring (yes, YOU, Hulk) but I mean, once they get the start of the war done in the first TF movie, the rest second one would almost have to be an all-out, no holds bared annihilation fest, Terminator 2 style, man. That's gonna open up the possibilities for all sorts of new characters and stuff. Man, it's gonna be great.
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Postby Bartrim » Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:58 pm

Nemesis_Apoc wrote:Dude, I think this would be one of the rare cases in which the sequel is better than the original. I mean, the origin flicks are usually kinda boring (yes, YOU, Hulk) but I mean, once they get the start of the war done in the first TF movie, the rest second one would almost have to be an all-out, no holds bared annihilation fest, Terminator 2 style, man. That's gonna open up the possibilities for all sorts of new characters and stuff. Man, it's gonna be great.


I agree. A lot of these franchise flicks know they are going to make sequels so the first movie is used to build the backstory. By that token the first X-Men movie bores me to tears. It's only the climax (of the movie) that I enjoy.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:22 pm

I hope there is a second TF movie
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Postby RedMest » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:01 pm

Predaprince wrote:
Shadowman wrote:
Roboto750 wrote:Let's hope his acting makes up for it.


I've seen him in other stuff. He's actually really good.


Agreed. Shia actually isn't bad. He just finally is getting a lead role instead of the sidekick stuff. And as far as his swearing goes, I don't mind it too much, it isn't like he is intentionally trying to be a d*ck or anything he just doesn't realize.

And as far as him being chosen as Sam/Spike, there isn't anybody better that I can think of for them to have chosen, so I don't care about it.


yea who cares? who here hasnt ever cursed before? people are acting all offended, as if their virgin ears must not be pirrced by such language.

sure its an interview, but hes a "kid" and only human on top of it. i think when poeple cry about how actors talk, much like this whole thing.. it goes to show just how human the kid really is.
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Postby Neko » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:49 pm

Shia sounds like a typical 18 year old to me. Hell, he's tame conpared to the kids around my school.
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