At this week's 77th annual Russian International Film Market, Paramount showcased several trailers for their upcoming summer offerings including Captain America, Super 8, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. Slashfilm.com reader Konstantin attended the event and gave a detailed report for each of the trailers. He comments that the CGI looks like a big step forward compared to the past two movies but reveals some skepticism with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's character and her part in the movie.
The CGI looks even better than the two first films [put] together. There are some really innovative visual decisions and the 3D has an amazing quality. There was one kinda big spot with Sam and his new blond girlfriend that helps him get a job. Since everyone cares about her being in this film, from this spot I can tell that she [demands] much of the attention. It feels so [forced] when the camera catches her to show everyone her sexiness when it’s not really needed. Well, yes, she looks sexy, and from that spot she didn’t [show] any emotion on her face, [either].
How Rosie's character is factored into the storyline remains to be seen but at least it sounds like the movie will be a feast for the eyes even without her.
To read the the original article including more about the other trailers, click HERE.
YouTube reviewer peaugh has posted a review of TFCToy's super-deformed rendition of Optimus Prime PS-01 Primars. The figure appears to be roughly deluxe size and has a lot of nice little touches: removable face plate, movable eyebrows, LED light-up eyes, and more. Check out the video review below.
Transformers Ongoing has been one of the most controversial Transformers comic book series ever. From the art to the plot development, fan opinions are all over the map. Issue #16 is likely to evoke more of the same.
The issue, as expected, is available in three covers, two by Marcelo Matere and one by Nick Roche. Internal artist in Alex Milne. Milne's approach to the artwork hearkens back to recent TF Ongoing (controversial) designs by Figuero. However, the aesthetics that displeased many fans don't seem to be as harsh in Milne's version. I, for one, really like Milne's Ultra Magnus at the bottom of the fourth page.
Moving on to the story itself, this issue finds Bumblebee still in recovery, and the Autobots attempting to avoid violent confrontations with humans. Megatron is back and making his intentions clear. Revenge on the humans is his sole purpose in returning to Earth. Starscream is up to his old tricks, believing Megatron to be obsessed with Earth and leading the Decepticons toward ruin. There's a great conversation between Starscream and Thundercracker in this issue. It seems there's a lot of bad blood between the Seekers this days.
I'd love to tell you more, but I fear I'm giving too much away already. The story still seems to be progressing slowly, and the issue feels too short even at 22 pages. However, the dynamics between the characters seem to be setting us up for some very complex, mature, and entertaining events in the near future. The art will likely still be controversial to some readers, and I personally find elements of it that I like and some that I don't. This issue gets a solid B+.
We have waited years for an official toy from Hasbro and Takara that transforms Hot Rod to Rodimus Prime. While some have complained about the toy that they have spent years dreaming about, there is no doubt that the figure is a fitting addition to the Masterpiece toy line. And what better way to hear the positives about the toy, if not from the most well known Hot Rod fan in the Transformers community, Canada's own Protoman. He's the reason why Animated Rodimus Minor has the popped collar, he's got the craziest and most well-versed collection of Hot Rod/Rodimus toys (Yes.. even Hot Rod Shampoo), so check out his review of the Masterpiece figure below!
For a comedic look at the figure, it's Seibertron.com's voice-actor extraordinare and overall great guy, jon3pnt0. Check out his review, or should I say, Optimus Prime's review of the Masterpiece toy embed below.
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He was one of the first leaked figures from the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon line, and now we finally get a full video review of Voyager Megatron. YouTube member 747turtle has uploaded a video review including a step by step run down of his transformation and size comparison with ROTF Mixmaster. Watch the view on YouTube by clicking here or watch it below.
Another YouTube video featuring Transformers: DOTM Voyager Shockwave is now available from TheKutaKowboy. While this video probably wouldn't qualify as a review since it doesn't actually show the transformation it does give us a reasonably comprehensive look at the figure in both modes. The figure is also seen with several other movie franchise Voyagers giving us a better feel for it's actual size. To view the video click here or watch it below.