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Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 3:26PM CST

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Paramount just sent us an email with news about the last actor to join the cast of the upcoming Transformers 4 film, which will be released in Summer 2014. According to IMDB.com, Jack's filmography includes The Delivery Man, Cold, What Richard Did, Chasing Leprechauns (TV movie), Dollhouse, Stella (short), Three Wise Women (TV movie), and Country.

Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast

Michael Bay wrote:I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie WHAT RICHARD DID. This kid is the real deal.

Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.
This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.
Michael


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Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453174)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 8th, 2013 @ 4:16pm CST
Yeah... never heard of him. >:oP
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453189)
Posted by Kapiko Customs on January 8th, 2013 @ 4:44pm CST
I came to US with borrowed $500, that means I had zero of my money! Now I'm business man with successful business to my name !Want to hire me? :D
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453226)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 8th, 2013 @ 6:44pm CST
An Irish NASCAR driver? That don't make any sense.

But judging from the looks of the cast so far, it's possible that TF4 might take a slightly less comedic tone than the previous three movies, which is good news to me.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453227)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 8th, 2013 @ 6:48pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:An Irish NASCAR driver? That don't make any sense.


Wahlberg's the NASCAR driver, not Reynor.

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:But judging from the looks of the cast so far, it's possible that TF4 might take a slightly less comedic tone than the previous three movies, which is good news to me.


DOTM had little-to-no comedy. I'd guess it would be just as comedic as the third film.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453252)
Posted by Rushie on January 8th, 2013 @ 8:26pm CST
I thought Wahlberg was to be the father of the NASCAR driver's girlfriend.

DotM did have plenty of comedy, among which IMO some of the funniest, like Sam flipping at his Datsun and the whole job interview scene.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453253)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 8th, 2013 @ 8:30pm CST
Rushie wrote:DotM did have plenty of comedy, among which IMO some of the funniest, like Sam flipping at his Datsun and the whole job interview scene.


Okay, that was funny, I'll admit. But something like Wang's "shenanigans" wasn't really funny, if you ask me. >:oP
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453272)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 8th, 2013 @ 9:35pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah... never heard of him. >:oP
me neither
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453273)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 8th, 2013 @ 9:39pm CST
The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different then the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.
so in other more simplified words its going to suck
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453274)
Posted by Burn on January 8th, 2013 @ 9:43pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah... never heard of him. >:oP
me neither


No one had really heard of Shia Lebouf or Megan Fox until this franchise made their names.

Were you expecting a star studded cast or something?
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453292)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 8th, 2013 @ 10:49pm CST
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah... never heard of him. >:oP
me neither


No one had really heard of Shia Lebouf or Megan Fox until this franchise made their names.

Were you expecting a star studded cast or something?
actually Shia Lebouf had been in several big movies before the TF movies so he was already a big star and Megan Fox is just Hot
so WTF are you talking about
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453299)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 8th, 2013 @ 11:19pm CST
Rushie wrote:I thought Wahlberg was to be the father of the NASCAR driver's girlfriend.


Yup, that's what I heard too the last time.

Mindmaster wrote:DOTM had little-to-no comedy. I'd guess it would be just as comedic as the third film.


As long as it's not the lame-ass jokes by overacting characters like Leo and Wang. And don't get me started with Sam's mom and her marijuana-high fiasco.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453310)
Posted by Transformado on January 9th, 2013 @ 12:24am CST
Thanks for keeping us in the loop regarding any updates for TF4; I can’t wait for it to come out; unfortunately I did not go see TF1 and TF2 at the movies but I did see TF3 and is an experience I would never forget as I had my five year old next to me with this expression on his face of amaze which reminds me when I first went to see Transformers at the movies back in the 80's. I'll be taking him again and enjoying a good time watching robots kicking a$$ and then we’ll probably make a stop by Smoothie King before we stop by TRU to get his favorite characters: Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Good night everybody.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453317)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 9th, 2013 @ 1:05am CST
Forget the actors, did he say they were starting another TRILOGY???
Yeah, that excites about as much as staring at the north end of a south-bound DinoBot. :BANG_HEAD:

Half the fandom already hates the live action movies and we all know what happens as soon as you take a franchise (any franchise) beyond the trilogy point. It all turns to utter crap! I hope Bay is prepared to lose the other half of the fandom. I was totally on-board with the first 3 films but I hate the 4th one already just on general principle. :-x
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453337)
Posted by IHide on January 9th, 2013 @ 3:34am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Forget the actors, did he say they were starting another TRILOGY???
Yeah, that excites about as much as staring at the north end of a south-bound DinoBot. :BANG_HEAD:

Half the fandom already hates the live action movies and we all know what happens as soon as you take a franchise (any franchise) beyond the trilogy point. It all turns to utter crap! I hope Bay is prepared to lose the other half of the fandom. I was totally on-board with the first 3 films but I hate the 4th one already just on general principle. :-x


I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw that!!! As for hating the live action movies...... I LOVED all of them. Granted, they weren't near as awesome as G1 or even Beast Wars, but I try to take them for what I see them as: A way for my year old to grow up with Transformers the same way I did and love them the way I do. G1, Beast Wars/Machines and RID were apart of my childhood just like this trilogy(ies) will be a part of his.

The reason most people hate the live actions is because they put G1, Beast Wars or whatever continuation they grew up with on pedastal and nothing will compare. Granted, I could've done without the twins..... Too be honest, how many people would rather have the live actions never be made?
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453338)
Posted by IHide on January 9th, 2013 @ 3:34am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Forget the actors, did he say they were starting another TRILOGY???
Yeah, that excites about as much as staring at the north end of a south-bound DinoBot. :BANG_HEAD:

Half the fandom already hates the live action movies and we all know what happens as soon as you take a franchise (any franchise) beyond the trilogy point. It all turns to utter crap! I hope Bay is prepared to lose the other half of the fandom. I was totally on-board with the first 3 films but I hate the 4th one already just on general principle. :-x


I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw that!!! As for hating the live action movies...... I LOVED all of them. Granted, they weren't near as awesome as G1 or even Beast Wars, but I try to take them for what I see them as: A way for my year 8 old to grow up with Transformers the same way I did and love them the way I do. G1, Beast Wars/Machines and RID were apart of my childhood just like this trilogy(ies) will be a part of his.

The reason most people hate the live actions is because they put G1, Beast Wars or whatever continuation they grew up with on pedastal and nothing will compare. Granted, I could've done without the twins..... Too be honest, how many people would rather have the live actions never be made?
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453343)
Posted by Mykltron on January 9th, 2013 @ 4:24am CST
I for one am VERY happy to see it's a new trilogy.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453353)
Posted by njb902 on January 9th, 2013 @ 6:53am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:Forget the actors, did he say they were starting another TRILOGY???
Yeah, that excites about as much as staring at the north end of a south-bound DinoBot. :BANG_HEAD:

Half the fandom already hates the live action movies and we all know what happens as soon as you take a franchise (any franchise) beyond the trilogy point. It all turns to utter crap! I hope Bay is prepared to lose the other half of the fandom. I was totally on-board with the first 3 films but I hate the 4th one already just on general principle. :-x


Bond
Star Trek
Spiderman
Planet of the Apes
X-MEN
Harry Potter

I'm sure there are more, but that's what came to mind right away.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453356)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 9th, 2013 @ 7:14am CST
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah... never heard of him. >:oP
me neither


No one had really heard of Shia Lebouf or Megan Fox until this franchise made their names.

Were you expecting a star studded cast or something?


Labeouf's pretty well-known, and how I know him was from his old sit-com, Even Stevens. Then there's Eagle Eye, and the one movie where he's next-door neighbors with a serial killer (the name of said film eludes me).

Fox... okay, you got me there, haven't really heard much of her until the first film.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453362)
Posted by njb902 on January 9th, 2013 @ 7:50am CST
Mindmaster wrote:
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah... never heard of him. >:oP
me neither


No one had really heard of Shia Lebouf or Megan Fox until this franchise made their names.

Were you expecting a star studded cast or something?


Labeouf's pretty well-known, and how I know him was from his old sit-com, Even Stevens. Then there's Eagle Eye, and the one movie where he's next-door neighbors with a serial killer (the name of said film eludes me).

Fox... okay, you got me there, haven't really heard much of her until the first film.


Don't forget holes.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453364)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 9th, 2013 @ 7:54am CST
njb902 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Burn wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Yeah... never heard of him. >:oP
me neither


No one had really heard of Shia Lebouf or Megan Fox until this franchise made their names.

Were you expecting a star studded cast or something?


Labeouf's pretty well-known, and how I know him was from his old sit-com, Even Stevens. Then there's Eagle Eye, and the one movie where he's next-door neighbors with a serial killer (the name of said film eludes me).

Fox... okay, you got me there, haven't really heard much of her until the first film.


Don't forget holes.


Oh yeah, Holes. Not sure how I had forgotten that one.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453452)
Posted by Burn on January 9th, 2013 @ 2:06pm CST
Point is, there's always one movie in a actors career which makes them stand out. Does anyone remember Val Kilmer for his role in Top Gun or is he better known as Batman?

This could be the role that makes Jack Reynor's career.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453516)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 9th, 2013 @ 4:21pm CST
Burn wrote:This could be the role that makes Jack Reynor's career.


I am interested in how much of a role Reynor's character will play.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1453568)
Posted by IHide on January 9th, 2013 @ 7:45pm CST
Burn wrote:Point is, there's always one movie in a actors career which makes them stand out. Does anyone remember Val Kilmer for his role in Top Gun or is he better known as Batman?


Top Gun.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1456857)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on January 21st, 2013 @ 3:22pm CST
Burn wrote:Point is, there's always one movie in a actors career which makes them stand out. Does anyone remember Val Kilmer for his role in Top Gun or is he better known as Batman?

This could be the role that makes Jack Reynor's career.


Top Gun. But I grew up in the 80's.

To be honest Burn you just can't win. On won hand you have people that want lesser known actors so it frees up the budget for robot time, and then you have one side that wants a known cast as they believe that's the only way your going to get a good story and acting.

Gota love the TF fandom. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1456941)
Posted by El Duque on January 21st, 2013 @ 9:54pm CST
Recently confirmed Transformers 4 actor Jack Reynor spoke briefly to BANG Showbiz while attending the London Critics Circle Film Awards regarding his upcoming role in the next installment of the live action franchise. Reynor will be taking on the role of Wahlberg's daughter's race car driving love interest. Reynor touched on his training, audition process, Mark Wahlberg, and director Michael Bay. Check out his comments below as relayed by ComicBookMovie.com.

On training:
I'm training very intensely at the moment. I'm going to keep that up until we shoot. I'm going to do some different courses, some different things I need to pick up for the film. My character seems to be a race car driver so I'm going to be doing a couple of driving courses and getting out on the track.

On the audition process:
It was after a film I was doing, 'The Delivery Man', with Dreamworks. I went through quite a rigorous audition process out in L.A., and after a certain amount of auditions and meetings with different executives, I managed to pull it off.

On Mark Wahlberg:
I haven't met him before, but I'm really excited. He's one of my favourite actors. I just think he's brilliant. I have a huge amount of respect for him as an actor so I can't wait to get on set with him.

On Michael Bay:
I think Michael Bay has his ideas about it and I'm going to go along with him. He seems to know what he's doing.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1456944)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 21st, 2013 @ 10:12pm CST
El Duque wrote:On Michael Bay:

I think Michael Bay has his ideas about it and I'm going to go along with him. He seems to know what he's doing.


You have NO IDEA how much I laughed at that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1456949)
Posted by Burn on January 21st, 2013 @ 10:18pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
El Duque wrote:On Michael Bay:

I think Michael Bay has his ideas about it and I'm going to go along with him. He seems to know what he's doing.


You have NO IDEA how much I laughed at that. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Because you know how to make a movie better than Bay? Image
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1456951)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 21st, 2013 @ 10:30pm CST
Burn wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
El Duque wrote:On Michael Bay:

I think Michael Bay has his ideas about it and I'm going to go along with him. He seems to know what he's doing.


You have NO IDEA how much I laughed at that. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Because you know how to make a movie better than Bay? Image


You got me there... :-(
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1456954)
Posted by That Bot on January 21st, 2013 @ 10:38pm CST
Burn wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
El Duque wrote:On Michael Bay:

I think Michael Bay has his ideas about it and I'm going to go along with him. He seems to know what he's doing.


You have NO IDEA how much I laughed at that. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Because you know how to make a movie better than Bay? Image

Michael Bay knows how to make a profit, not a movie.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1456993)
Posted by Just Negare on January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:36am CST
No idea who that fella is.

First live action movie was great, the second was a complete abortion, and the third was like one of those fantastic BM's you have. You know, you sit down thinking the worst, but it just slides out perfect, no splash back, no excessive TP use. Makes you feel as if everything is right with the world.

OF course, end of the day, you realise its still crap.

My loyalty to Transformers will enable me to give the new trilogy the benefit of the doubt but i'm still gonna turn on the hate if its pants.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457056)
Posted by Capt.Failure on January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:57am CST
That Bot wrote:
Burn wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
El Duque wrote:On Michael Bay:

I think Michael Bay has his ideas about it and I'm going to go along with him. He seems to know what he's doing.


You have NO IDEA how much I laughed at that. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Because you know how to make a movie better than Bay? Image

Michael Bay knows how to make a movie, one that's also very profitable


Fixed that for you. ;)
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457077)
Posted by That Bot on January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:17pm CST
I will say Michael Bay can make a movie when he makes something like Inception. Until then he makes a hefty profit in the film medium, but not a movie. :P
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457105)
Posted by Capt.Failure on January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:33pm CST
That Bot wrote:I will say Michael Bay can make a movie when he makes something like Inception. Until then he makes a hefty profit in the film medium, but not a movie. :P


Three problems here, buddy. One: No True Scotsman is a logical fallacy. Just because you don't like his movies doesn't mean he doesn't know how to make them. Fact.

Two: Inception was more like a puerile attempt at a mindfrak film. Good for people who want to pretend they're smart, not so good when you really think about it.

Three: It's asinine to tell one director he's not good until he makes films outside his chosen directorial style. Would you tell a painter he's terrible until he starts sculpting? No, of course not.

TL;DR - Your fanboy is showing.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457133)
Posted by That Bot on January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:59pm CST
Okay technically yes, he makes movies. It's my right to make jokes at their expense because of how I perceive their quality. Happy?
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457267)
Posted by Capt.Failure on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:12am CST
That Bot wrote:Okay technically yes, he makes movies. It's my right to make jokes at their expense because of how I perceive their quality. Happy?


Happy that I had to take time out of my day to remind you your opinion is just that? Not really. I was busy doing more fun things like writing tax papers and tending a chemical burn I recieved. >:oP
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457314)
Posted by That Bot on January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:17am CST
I'm fully aware that my opinions are just my opinions, thanks. You don't need to be the guy from Duty Calls.

I wonder if Michael Bay is aware or cares that his movie profit is coming out on the 30th anniversary of the franchise, and if so, whether that's going to be noted within the movie profit.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457353)
Posted by Capt.Failure on January 23rd, 2013 @ 12:08pm CST
That Bot wrote:I'm fully aware that my opinions are just my opinions, thanks. You don't need to be the guy from Duty Calls.

I wonder if Michael Bay is aware or cares that his movie is coming out on the 30th anniversary of the franchise, and if so, whether that's going to be noted within the movie.


Not sure. Honestly I don't care if he cares. The last thing I want in a Transformers movie is a fan directing or producing it. I have never seen a movie adaptation made by a fan that was good.

If that's your best attempt at trolling me I'm going to ask that you step up your game.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457382)
Posted by autobot1979 on January 23rd, 2013 @ 1:46pm CST
Been honesty I get really annoyed with people judging Bay's films. I think he tries to make the best of him. I like the films even thinking the second was bad but we got a whole of nice toys and characters didn't we ?
And somebody just said an Irish Nascar driver? Nascar has different nationalities of drivers, I read that even Brazilians are there. Why not Irish? I hope the film to be cool with a new crew of Autobots and Decepticons.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457422)
Posted by That Bot on January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:41pm CST
I can live with the explosions and the ugly robots. I have to draw the line at the excess of body humor. I feel like that drags the movies down a LOT.

Capt.Failure wrote:Not sure. Honestly I don't care if he cares. The last thing I want in a Transformers movie is a fan directing or producing it. I have never seen a movie adaptation made by a fan that was good.

It's not that I want it to be directed by a fan, but SOMEBODY with a little more respect for what Transformers are besides giant robots that turn into cars. I want to see characters, not just bodies. And I don't want another trashy movie to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this franchise.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457436)
Posted by Capt.Failure on January 23rd, 2013 @ 4:08pm CST
That Bot wrote:I can live with the explosions and the ugly robots. I have to draw the line at the excess of body humor. I feel like that drags the movies down a LOT.

Capt.Failure wrote:Not sure. Honestly I don't care if he cares. The last thing I want in a Transformers movie is a fan directing or producing it. I have never seen a movie adaptation made by a fan that was good.

It's not that I want it to be directed by a fan, but SOMEBODY with a little more respect for what Transformers are besides giant robots that turn into cars. I want to see characters, not just bodies. And I don't want another trashy movie to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this franchise.


Problem is they aren't "trashy," you just didn't like them. :D

Other problem is, and this is from an honest fan perspective, Transformers is a very shallow franchise. There is frankly not a lot to work with other than one dimensional characters and convoluted, plotless story archs. The films had about the same characterization as any cartoon or comic. Every Transformer except Prime and Megatron is essentially a voice and a copy-paste character archetype with no development. Before you mention Beast Wars that was an anomaly, not the norm.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457449)
Posted by That Bot on January 23rd, 2013 @ 4:51pm CST
You just described G1. Most shows since then have at least run on long enough to where they were forced to give the characters personality beyond basic archetypes. They weren't all deep like Beast Wars, I suffer no delusions to the contrary. And lack of consequential previous characterization is not an excuse to take away what little they had for a 2 hour movie. The idea that the Transformers live action movies are bad may be just an opinion, but it's a common opinion with a lot of evidence to support the claims. Does the fact that the franchise made a collective $2 billion excuse their poorness? No. Did I see all 3 movies in theaters (thereby contributing to that $2 billion) because I love me some giant robots and don't learn my lesson? Yes. Will I see Transformers 4? Most likely. Will I continue to maintain my grievances about the first three? Yes.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457467)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
That Bot wrote:You just described G1. Most shows since then have at least run on long enough to where they were forced to give the characters personality beyond basic archetypes. They weren't all deep like Beast Wars, I suffer no delusions to the contrary. And lack of consequential previous characterization is not an excuse to take away what little they had for a 2 hour movie. The idea that the Transformers live action movies are bad may be just an opinion, but it's a common opinion with a lot of evidence to support the claims. Does the fact that the franchise made a collective $2 billion excuse their poorness? No. Did I see all 3 movies in theaters (thereby contributing to that $2 billion) because I love me some giant robots and don't learn my lesson? Yes. Will I see Transformers 4? Most likely. Will I continue to maintain my grievances about the first three? Yes.

If the common opinion of the movies were bad they wouldn't have made billions of dollars. The common opinion of Batman and Robin was bad and it flopped. What evidence is there that the movies are in fact bad? All I've heard is a lot of opinions that try to come off as fact. Usually it's a lot of nitpicking and ridiculous meaningless adjectives.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1457470)
Posted by Capt.Failure on January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:05pm CST
That Bot wrote:You just described G1. Most shows since then have at least run on long enough to where they were forced to give the characters personality beyond basic archetypes.


Look at me with a straight face and tell me that any Transformers series besides Beast Wars has character development.

They weren't all deep like Beast Wars, I suffer no delusions to the contrary. And lack of consequential previous characterization is not an excuse to take away what little they had for a 2 hour movie.


How do you characterize people with nothing to build on when trying to remain faithful to source material? They can't even redesign the Transformers without people like you ranting and raving like psychotic fanboys.

The idea that the Transformers live action movies are bad may be just an opinion, but it's a common opinion with a lot of evidence to support the claims.


Common among elitist critics and their pseudo-intellectual ilk maybe. Also evidence that is subjective is not evidence. Hate to break it to you.

Does the fact that the franchise made a collective $2 billion excuse their poorness?


So when the majority opinion of critics hate it they're right. But when the majority of viewers like it they're wrong? There's a slight flaw in your logic there.

Did I see all 3 movies in theaters (thereby contributing to that $2 billion) because I love me some giant robots and don't learn my lesson? Yes. Will I see Transformers 4? Most likely. Will I continue to maintain my grievances about the first three? Yes.


You're sounding more like a masochist than a fan if you went to see three movies you hated and will see a fourth. It's like hating Call of Duty while taking part in an MLG tournament.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1458862)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 28th, 2013 @ 7:43pm CST
Capt.Failure wrote:
That Bot wrote:You just described G1. Most shows since then have at least run on long enough to where they were forced to give the characters personality beyond basic archetypes.


Look at me with a straight face and tell me that any Transformers series besides Beast Wars has character development.


Animated.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1459375)
Posted by IHide on January 30th, 2013 @ 5:28am CST
Am I the only one that thinks ALL Transformers, no matter the continuation or story line, is awesome? Every story line has its flaws, wether it be G1, Beast Wars or the live actions. No matter what story line, I enjoy it. Yeah, my personal preferences lean toward G1 and Beast Wars, but Michael Bay and the live actions brought an entire new generation into the fanbase and gave us some crazy good new toys. Does that make them better than the "oldies"? Do the plot holes from the live actions make them worse than the others? In my opinion, neither. They are what they are and should be enjoyed as such.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1459417)
Posted by Capt.Failure on January 30th, 2013 @ 8:02am CST
IHide wrote:Am I the only one that thinks ALL Transformers, no matter the continuation or story line, is awesome? Every story line has its flaws, wether it be G1, Beast Wars or the live actions. No matter what story line, I enjoy it. Yeah, my personal preferences lean toward G1 and Beast Wars, but Michael Bay and the live actions brought an entire new generation into the fanbase and gave us some crazy good new toys. Does that make them better than the "oldies"? Do the plot holes from the live actions make them worse than the others? In my opinion, neither. They are what they are and should be enjoyed as such.


You're what's called a "reasonable fan," something that's a rare find in the Transformers fandom. The fandom needs more people like you, honestly.
Re: Michael Bay announces Jack Reynor for Transformers 4 cast (1460008)
Posted by IHide on February 1st, 2013 @ 4:51am CST
Capt.Failure wrote:
IHide wrote:Am I the only one that thinks ALL Transformers, no matter the continuation or story line, is awesome? Every story line has its flaws, wether it be G1, Beast Wars or the live actions. No matter what story line, I enjoy it. Yeah, my personal preferences lean toward G1 and Beast Wars, but Michael Bay and the live actions brought an entire new generation into the fanbase and gave us some crazy good new toys. Does that make them better than the "oldies"? Do the plot holes from the live actions make them worse than the others? In my opinion, neither. They are what they are and should be enjoyed as such.


You're what's called a "reasonable fan," something that's a rare find in the Transformers fandom. The fandom needs more people like you, honestly.


Thanks!!!
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