Rodimus Prime wrote:That's a bit harsh. And yes, not Fair. Without Bay we most likely wouldn't have the live action movies, whether we liked them or not. He made the Transformers come alive and more mainstream than they had ever been. He put 6 years of his life into something we treat as a hobby. Yeah, he got paid for it, but he still did it when he didn't have to. And I highly doubt the movies would have been what they were had it not been for him. Yeah, they all have their faults, especially RotF, but in the end, we should be thankful they were on the big screen to begin with.
All due respect, I'm not exactly sure that we need to feel thankful for anything. This is not a "movies sux/rulz" statement, but we are all intelligent enough here to know that if someone thinks a property can make them money, they will use said property to make said money. We don't exactly need to be thankful for anything. When you work for two weeks and then get paid, do you feel thankful that you've been compensated for what you've done, or do you feel that a fair exchange is taking place, based on the exchange of money for your services? Had I not seen the Transformers movies, my life would not have been diminished, and so I find it hard to believe that 'thankful' should be my response. Afterall, out of my own free will and choice I gave money that I earned to someone who made a movie. I wasn't required to see it or anything like that. If anything, the movie personnel should be thankful that so many people paid to see it rather than either not doing so or downloading or otherwise pirating the movie. The idea that some corporation makes a profit by my giving them money does not at all equal the need for me to be thankful.
I am not trying to sound bad towards you Rodimus, I'm just saying. The idea that we should be greatful that someone has made money by offering us something that we would choose to spend their money on is just wrong to me.