ninjascythe79 wrote:well if it's not bay then who? A poor mans bay like Mcg or brent ratner? I can't imagine they're going to go in a much different directiion. let's be real the forth installment is not often a very good one. Exhibit a the phantom menace exhibit b x-men origins wolverine exhibit c batman and robin. I could continue ( superman 4 anybody?) I doubt they're getting james cameron or ridley scott. Bay is ok. More of the same. As far as I'm concerned this is bay's to ruin (more) or fix like revenge of the sith.
Try Chris Nolan. Or Joe Johnston. Or Jon Favreau. Or J. J. Abrams. Alfonso Cuarón. Kurt Wimmer. Michael Mann. Duncan Jones. Bryan Singer. Ridley Scott. Peter Jackson. Neill Blomkamp. Gore Verbinski. Guillermo del Toro. Edward Zwick. Or hey, have Spielberg himself direct it.
J.J. Abrams always has great buildups, but he's got to learn how to properly finish his movies, haha. I'd love to see Guillermo del Toro do Transformers.. that'd be one unique flick.
RhA... I just love that your current rank is "Head master"
But I'd have to disagree with you about the show being just about selling merch.
The reason for its existence might be that (okay, it is), but the story writers who wrote for the toon actually needed to work, and they were able to be creative in their work, using the already fabricated moving pieces that came before the story they were about to write. The output that is each toon from the 80s were a result of the slick/futuristic/sci fi elements of the time. At the end of the day, I guarantee you each writer had a connection with the episode he wrote, and as he wrote it, wasn't thinkin about the money side of things.