SlyTF1 wrote:I agree too. There's no damn way the movies would be half as exciting with someone else. Everyone always wants to focus on boring ass stories and interactions with characters. I don't give a damn about any of that. I have Prime, Animated, and G1 if I want that stuff. But for these movies, all I want is robots killing each other, then transforming.
In other words, you don't want these movies to be substantially good. You just want them to be mind-numbing and pointless, with no reason for us to even care about the characters.
Seriously, none of these movies gave me any reasons why I should even care about who lives and who dies.
- Ironhide's murder by Sentinel? Barely knew him anyway.
- Megatron's deaths? Predictable.
- Optimus Prime's impalement? Typical.
- Sentinel Prime's death? Hey, it's only making Opitmus look more cold.
- Starscream's death? Pitiful.
- Jazz's death? Brushed off as though it were nothing.
- The Fallen's death? Abrupt.
- Jetfire's sacrifice? Noble, but he wasn't gonna last much longer at his age.
- Laserbeak's death? Kinda cool, but a savage like him wouldn't dare be kept alive by the writers.
- Any other Decepticons' deaths? Mere Redshirts.
There's something to be said about a film when the audience doesn't empathize with its (would-be) main stars.
I wanted to like these bots, but these films kept trying to sell Shia and his lover interests instead.
There is more to the TFs that mindless robot battling. Much more. 25+ years of lore are proof of that.
If you've read Exodus, wanna read the War For Cybertron comic? PM me.
Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'