AutobotTrainer wrote:Okay, here is the REAL issue with the subtitle:
"Dark of The Moon" hints at the cerebral, the ethereal and mystical nature of the permanent darkness of half of our moon. The many plays, songs and poems written on the subject or titled so convey the sense of the mysterious, with complex overtones of spirituality, darkness of the human spirit and our evolved fear of the night. Subjects that are all very intense, deep and emotionally driven.
With that in mind, let us examine the tenor of our two previous Bay Transformers films (hereafter referred to as "TF Films are..")and play "True or False" with some of the adjectives used above.
TF films are cerebral. FALSE
TF films are mystical. FALSE
TF films are mysterious. TRUE (As in: it is mysterious how this dialogue was written. OR It is mysterious how this juvenile, vulgar and racist language is coming out of a robot's mouth)
TF films are complex. FALSE
TF films are intense. FALSE
TF films are deep. TRUE (As in: The cow feces is very deep in here)
TF films explore and espouse the complexities and darkness of the human spirit. OMG FALSE
This subtitle just doesn't work. Not because of most people's immediate association with a Pink Floyd song. Not because of most people's ignorance of the celestial lexicon. It is a fail because it is a thinly veiled attempt to add significance and weight to a film that has a predestination to platitude and low brow humor.
There isn't anything wrong with the films...just don't try to make TF:3 be something it's not (and something no one is expecting it to be).
Its wrong! All of this is freking wrong. Ok, I admit the TF movies arn't that first word, but they are mystical. They changed my life. They tought me that every one hates you when you like somthing that not alot of other people like, and that life still sucks no matter how much you cry! Its a matter of personal preference, but it was mystical for me.
They are mysterious. Because you never know whats going to happen until a few days before the release of when you go and see it. They keep it such a big secret. Again, when did any robo EVER say anything racist? I never heard a single racial slur in either movie.
They are complex. You have to know exactly what the Allspark does, what the Well of Allsparks is, why The Fallen can only be killed by a Prime, and how Optimus and Megatron are brothers. Or it will have you thinking that Sam went to "robot heaven" and was resurrected by a spiritual robot.
They are intense. The first movie...was not as intense as it could have been. But ROTF kept me at the edge of my seat the whole damn time I was watching it! I never knew what was going to happen next! I expected Ironhide to die and Bumblebee to defeat The Fallen and Optimus to be killed at the very end of the movie. It still keeps me on the edge of my seat after over a year, watching it on a small laptop screen it still keeps me excited.
They are deep. I can tell yo're not a person that looks for everything in a movie. ROTF is deep but no one ever ses anything. I swear to hot dog piss there is somthing extremely deep in that movie. But I'm gonna see if any one can figure it out at all. Next time you watch the movie, pay attention to the backgrounds, certain dialogue, the locations, even the over all plot because all 3 of those things connect many times thruought the movie and no one even notices. And it may not have even been intentional, the important thing is is that this symbolism and connections are there.
They do explore the complexities and darknesses in the human spirit. It is really simple. You see somthing from space, you dont know what it is, the only logical thing to do is the blow it to hell. Thats how most people think.