MegaDump wrote:Sorry guys, I'm new to the forums & haven't figured out how to directly reply to some responses or even how to quote others,
Each post has a quote button. Clicking on it opens up the Post a Reply page, then if you want to quote others, you can scroll down and click quote on the post you want to quote.
Alternatively, copy and paste works as well. Just have to make sure the quoted text is in between the quote tags.
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The Avatar example was just that, an example, I'm not suggesting that they get rid of Bay & do a rewrite, it's too late in the game for that sort of whining... But surely it makes greater business sense to develeop a comprehensive UNIVERSE that makes for a more cohesive storytelling experience for those who CHOSE to look deeper, beyond the "BOOM, BANG SPECIAL EFFECTS!' Looking at the Star Wars films as an example, there was every kind of merchandising you could possibly imagine associated with it & they're making truckloads of money even 40 years later! It's perfectly understandable that Hollywood would be risk averse to an unknown property, but surely after three box-office success stories, why not listen to some critics & formulate a coherent, logical story when there is such a rich library of background material to draw on?
Hasbro have kind of shot themselves in the foot here by rebooting the main series every couple of years. Oh sure, it makes sense, they have to keep things fresh (provided Optimus Prime is a red truck and Bumblebee a yellow car ... can't confuse the kids too much) for the kids.
But the result is multiple "universes" with the same theme told again and again but with a slightly different spin each time.
What they need to do is take a huge gamble and develop a series that is connected, but very distant from all that's been before.
Naturally, some people like these designs & some don't - but when you have a machine with a bobbling beer gut (Leadfoot), how exactly can you take that seriously?
Well to the general movie going public, and some TF fans that liked the movie (aka the "mindless morons" of which I'm a card carrying member) don't really care.
They're there to be entertained, to take a time out from reality and just kick back, relax, and watch a movie.
I don't mean they need to be simplified to the point of looking like G1, since that would incite a massive shift in an already established aesthetic, I'm just saying that the characters have already been humanised to an extent that is unnecessary. Why WOULD a machine have a "beer gut?
Drank too much energon?
But the worst thing is that the same characters are displayed inconsistently between shots - e.g. what is clearly the hood/door of a car is dented in robot mode yet the alt mode is a model of pristine, super shiny perfection.
Well it's simple. Magic!
No really, it's probably more a case of an oversight on the animators part, or even laziness. It doesn't make sense, but then, the majority of movies have flaws, but most of them are made to entertain so you tend to forgive them.