OptiMagnus wrote:Does Hasbro really have much control? I just thought they said. "Okay, Mike and Steve, we want a Transformers movie so we can make millions on our toys and assorted licensed merchandise. Here is some background information, TV series to watch, and some guidelines and limitations. The rest is up to you. Just make it successful. Now go."
Do they really have much more than this. I'm speaking as a huge fan of the movies, but I thought the film team itself made most of the decisions, and Hasbro just initiated the launch sequence.
If one feels the need to "blame", then blame freaking everyone that used any creativity, effort, or imagination in this thing.
Oh, no. I'm a fan of the movies myself. Just that when those that don't like the film generaly put all the movie faults on Bay and after looking at the big picture, i don't think thats fair.
as far as hasbro's control, i don't believe thats how it went down. It couldn't have gone down that way. While yes, they are the experts on filming and such, at the end of the day, how the characters are portrayed and designs, hasbro has to aprove. I just don;t see them handing everything over to the film and production crew and entrusting them to make something good. Now as i said, i'm a fan of the movies. So if they did just hand over the relmes then i'm all good with that. But either way, you either have Hasbro to thank, or blame!