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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 11:17PM CDT

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It was just last week that rumors started swirling around the possibility of yet another Transformers film sequel. First Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner stated in a conference call that "active discussions" were taking place with Paramount, Bay, and Spielberg for additional films. That was almost immediately followed by several entertainment websites posting stories that resurrected the Jason Statham rumor and mentioned back to back filming of films 4 and 5. However, Bay and Statham were both quick to dismiss the rumors of their involvement. Out of all the rumors one thing seemed to remain steadfast, Shia LaBeouf would not be coming back.

Now Transformers Dark of the Moon's leading lady, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, has chimed in on the possible future of the Transformers movie franchise, and seems to think LaBeouf might be game.



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Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305243)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 25th, 2011 @ 11:40pm CDT
I realize we have no concrete proof, but everything seems to be falling in place.

LaBeouf might return for the right amount of money.
Statham never directly said no. He danced around the answer, but it was never direct.
Bay says no, but he's a well known liar.
Don Murphy clearly stated no reboot, a continuation.
Hasbro has said they want to carry on with the movies.

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have both reported on the "secret" meetings with Bay, Goldner and Paramount. I could see one or the other, but both reporting the same thing...? Riiight.

I think it's happening. I don't know when, none of us do at this point, but you can almost count on it. Too many of these little tidbits popping up to be just coincidence.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305244)
Posted by Erailea on October 25th, 2011 @ 11:42pm CDT
I don't care if Shia and/or Rosie come back as long as Bay gets lost -__- I'd like to see a new director take hold and see what they can envision.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305245)
Posted by omega666 on October 25th, 2011 @ 11:49pm CDT
Shia can have a smaller role and introduce a new character like Chip Chase and have him be the main character. Or just have Lennox be the main character.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305248)
Posted by Dark Ops on October 25th, 2011 @ 11:57pm CDT
Nonononono....
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305249)
Posted by UltraPrimal on October 25th, 2011 @ 11:58pm CDT
Why does Rosie look like an ostrich in that thumbnail? :lol:
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305255)
Posted by Grimlock1979 on October 26th, 2011 @ 12:08am CDT
Rosie Huntington-Whitley... :-?

Me Grimlock think about only one word: "bulimia"
:lol:

Yes Josh Duhamel and Tyreese Gibson have to be the human main characters! No Lebeouf, no Statham, no Tom Hanks... :-B
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305256)
Posted by Dre Merc on October 26th, 2011 @ 12:09am CDT
Uhmm... no thanks. Bring on Statham or tone down the caffeine induced comedy. >:oP I liked Rosie, but if her role is to merely be a gf, then there's no point in having her there. Boring. What I want most - maybe - is for BB to speak normally. WTF! It's supposed to be about Sam and BB, right? But BB is more like a radio voiced pet robot that occasionally shows up to save Sam and bust out cool fighing moves. :roll:
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305264)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on October 26th, 2011 @ 12:54am CDT
Dre Merc wrote:Uhmm... no thanks. Bring on Statham or tone down the caffeine induced comedy. >:oP I liked Rosie, but if her role is to merely be a gf, then there's no point in having her there. Boring. What I want most - maybe - is for BB to speak normally. WTF! It's supposed to be about Sam and BB, right? But BB is more like a radio voiced pet robot that occasionally shows up to save Sam and bust out cool fighing moves. :roll:



the first was about just sam. second optimus prime. and third both lol

Erailea wrote:I don't care if Shia and/or Rosie come back as long as Bay gets lost -__- I'd like to see a new director take hold and see what they can envision.


nahh any other director probably would make it worse.

or add something really ridiculous

even worse then devastator balls :roll:
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305269)
Posted by Capt.Failure on October 26th, 2011 @ 1:35am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:I realize we have no concrete proof, but everything seems to be falling in place.

LaBeouf might return for the right amount of money.
Statham never directly said no. He danced around the answer, but it was never direct.
Bay says no, but he's a well known liar.
Don Murphy clearly stated no reboot, a continuation.
Hasbro has said they want to carry on with the movies.

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have both reported on the "secret" meetings with Bay, Goldner and Paramount. I could see one or the other, but both reporting the same thing...? Riiight.

I think it's happening. I don't know when, none of us do at this point, but you can almost count on it. Too many of these little tidbits popping up to be just coincidence.


Pretty much this, except for one detail:

Bay says no, but he's a well known liar.


I love this fallacy. He lied to cover up story details, but somehow in the Transformers community he's treated like a pathological liar who did it to be a jerk. I'm certain you'd all love to hear him spoil the films before they get released. That'd just make you all love him more. :roll:

Still I'm glad it's Bay doing the next films. He's the only director who can really pull off the series properly even if the Transformers fanbase likes to stick their head in the sand about it. Not too keen on LeBouf returning, but I'll manage. Never watched the films for him anyway.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305272)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on October 26th, 2011 @ 1:49am CDT
I would rather Shia stay out of the next films. No more screaming and dumb jokes :PRAY:
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305277)
Posted by zodconvoy on October 26th, 2011 @ 2:50am CDT
Huh, that's real interesting and OH DEAR GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER NECK!?!?!
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 26th, 2011 @ 3:27am CDT
If they do get shia to come back they better get him some acting lessons and cut off his caffeine supply, im getting tired of him talking like blurr all the time then shouting random names at the top of his lungs. The only humans that are actually good in these movies are Lennox and his crew but they seem to just be plot devices & cannon fodder like the robots. The franchise needs the G1 3rd season or beast machine treatment, give us a reboot but keep it in the same universe & either find a way to give the characters new looks or just replace them all. Tired of seeing cars that have been through a blender then put back together to faintly resemble a robot.
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Posted by Ravage XK on October 26th, 2011 @ 3:42am CDT
zodconvoy wrote:Huh, that's real interesting and OH DEAR GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER NECK!?!?!


I...I think her head is on backwards!!
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305289)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 26th, 2011 @ 4:48am CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:I love this fallacy. He lied to cover up story details, but somehow in the Transformers community he's treated like a pathological liar who did it to be a jerk. I'm certain you'd all love to hear him spoil the films before they get released. That'd just make you all love him more. :roll:

Still I'm glad it's Bay doing the next films. He's the only director who can really pull off the series properly even if the Transformers fanbase likes to stick their head in the sand about it. Not too keen on LeBouf returning, but I'll manage. Never watched the films for him anyway.


It's not a fallacy. There's no reason to assume he wouldn't lie to cover it up. He tries to keep surprises for us but we end up revealing them anyhow. He kept saying DOTM was his last, apparently it's not entirely so. Rather than fess up and take all the whining, he can at least keep some of us at bay. (No pun intended.)

I'm one of his biggest supporters, I just know he does lie to hide things from us so we're not spoiled. We ruin it for ourselves. We make him have to cover it up.

I've liked Bay as the director for this series for quite some time. I just acknowledge his flaws and propensity to lie.
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Posted by NovaSentinel on October 26th, 2011 @ 5:34am CDT
I'd like to see more movies, but i'd rather they were set in the future, so that shia will have a grandad role, and Daniel can be the new character, along with some new autobots and Unicron
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Posted by cannonfodder4000 on October 26th, 2011 @ 6:13am CDT
omega666 wrote:Shia can have a smaller role and introduce a new character like Chip Chase and have him be the main character. Or just have Lennox be the main character.


But, no one likes Chip Chase. :-(
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305312)
Posted by Pontimax 01 on October 26th, 2011 @ 7:25am CDT
Whether any rumors are true or not, I think Rosie should shut it. At least til she has upper lip reduction surgery and someone fixes that ball jointed neck of hers.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305313)
Posted by Slashercon on October 26th, 2011 @ 7:27am CDT
I really don't know what to think about this. :-?
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305315)
Posted by Swindle01 on October 26th, 2011 @ 7:50am CDT
does anyone REALLY care what this moron thinks? she might as well just say shia is gona black up in the next movie and that samuel jackson will play a white guy

fact is nothings been sorted or fixed so why spread rumors instead of just waiting for fact?

personally i hope they dont make a new tf movie as bay has just made them all crap and made the tfs look more like ko zoids than anything else

sorry its just people bang on about christian hayden being a wooden actor for star wars yet rosie is like a cardboard cut out. Ive seen more acting talent from one of my farts than anything she can muster up. Sorry but shes a model - NOT an actress - standing still and looking moody as if your on your period doesnt make you an actress. Judging by bay+bergs choice on having rosie in the film to begin with is like saying Jorden (katie Price) should be a singer and an acress just because shes got big jugs
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Posted by NamelessOne on October 26th, 2011 @ 7:53am CDT
BATTOUSAI XD wrote:I would rather Shia stay out of the next films. No more screaming and dumb jokes :PRAY:


I agree entirely - over the course of these 3 films, he has become the most whiny, moany little SOB in film history :P
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Posted by Gorechyld on October 26th, 2011 @ 8:38am CDT
Oh dear god that is a horrible picture! :lol: What the hell IS going on with her neck, that picture makes her look like she has no shoulders!

Honestly, I don't care who comes back. I don't hate Micheal Bay, I actually enjoy how he made the Transformers organic/robotic organisms and brought a sense of "realism" to the franchise. I mean lets face it, had they gone the GEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOON! route, it probably would have been unconvincing and utterly retarded. Don't get me wrong, I love my G1 continuity but come on. If people can accept the complete and utter bullshit that was Transformers Animated, then why so much hate for Bayformers? Animated took the characters and turned them into ugly, unlikable Japanimation garbage. The characters were all over the place, the story was crap...actually was there a story? All I ever saw of it was goddamn "filler" episodes. Now I'll admit, there is NO excuse for the lame humor and crappy characters like Mudflap and Skidz, but I can't say I was ever disappointed in any of the Transformers movies. It was what it was supposed to be, a story with over arching drama that slowly spoon fed us into climactic battle scenes with giant ass robots. And the movie delivered that each and every time, so again why all the hate? Aside from some of the designs I mean, cause I'll also openly admit I HATED Starscreams wedge of cheese design. But otherwise I think they all worked out fairly well.
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Posted by Metroplex79 on October 26th, 2011 @ 8:48am CDT
zodconvoy wrote:Huh, that's real interesting and OH DEAR GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER NECK!?!?!

Hey, it's better than someone from the "Big Book of British Smiles" :P

Anyways, I'm sure there's going to be another movie, reboot or continuation, I don't care.

If it's a continuation, I want:
-less human story elements
-more aerial combat scenes (the one from TF1 was too short)
-clips of the Autobots helping humans in cities (non-combat scenarios), Autobots should not be confined to a military base when not in action
-more colors on TFs (Bots and Cons)

If it's a reboot, I want:
-less human story elements
-unknown actor(s)/actress(es)
-less skeletal and insect-like designs
-more colors on TFs (Bots and Cons)
-killing a TF takes more than a few shots, and less decapitations


Or Hasbro can spend the money and make the 86 movie into 3D for the 30th anniversary in 2016 :-B :P :lol:


cannonfodder4000 wrote:
omega666 wrote:Shia can have a smaller role and introduce a new character like Chip Chase and have him be the main character. Or just have Lennox be the main character.


But, no one likes Chip Chase. :-(

Don't mock him, if he can rip a 5 inch floppy like paper, imagine what he can do to you. 8-}
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Posted by ReDPATH on October 26th, 2011 @ 11:44am CDT
If you were to ask me a month ago if Shia would be coming back. I would say no.

But given his recent publicity with fighting in bars and his off the work activities. I'm pretty certain he will be back.

If he has a brain cell at all. He will be back because nobody takes him seriously anyway and these movies work in a way to keep his face in the spot light for the duration of the live action movies.

He would be stupid to walk away from them. He can say he has 'enough money to live countless life times' which is well and good but that doesn't change his PR image.

The biggest loser in the whole thing is Megan Fox especially if the franchise goes 6 deep.

Regardless of quality. It would have milked her on screen career for a bit longer.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1305393)
Posted by Praxus Prime on October 26th, 2011 @ 12:18pm CDT
What the heck?! I thought she looked pretty hot in the movie, but this has got to be the most unflattering... GAH! I don't even care about what she was talking about! Her head IS on backwards! The only thing my mind heard when I looked at her was "quack".
Oh, and after re-watching it without looking... I'd rather have Shia and everybody else associated with the recent films back off.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on October 26th, 2011 @ 12:25pm CDT
Gorechyld wrote:Oh dear god that is a horrible picture! :lol: What the hell IS going on with her neck, that picture makes her look like she has no shoulders!

Honestly, I don't care who comes back. I don't hate Micheal Bay, I actually enjoy how he made the Transformers organic/robotic organisms and brought a sense of "realism" to the franchise. I mean lets face it, had they gone the GEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOON! route, it probably would have been unconvincing and utterly retarded. Don't get me wrong, I love my G1 continuity but come on. If people can accept the complete and utter bullshit that was Transformers Animated, then why so much hate for Bayformers? Animated took the characters and turned them into ugly, unlikable Japanimation garbage. The characters were all over the place, the story was crap...actually was there a story? All I ever saw of it was goddamn "filler" episodes. Now I'll admit, there is NO excuse for the lame humor and crappy characters like Mudflap and Skidz, but I can't say I was ever disappointed in any of the Transformers movies. It was what it was supposed to be, a story with over arching drama that slowly spoon fed us into climactic battle scenes with giant ass robots. And the movie delivered that each and every time, so again why all the hate? Aside from some of the designs I mean, cause I'll also openly admit I HATED Starscreams wedge of cheese design. But otherwise I think they all worked out fairly well.


Exactly. Though I will say I was a bit dissapointed with DOTM. I expected it to be leaps and bounds better than ROTF, but I thought it was only slightly better. DOTM had no real robot-to-robot fights like the forest battle in ROTF, and it didn't really have me guessing about what would happen, because everything was basically laid out from the beginning. And there where no parts where I actually felt the movie. Unlike in ROTF, I almost cried when Optimus died. You just don't do that! But DOTM totally made up for it with its abundance of explosions though.
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Posted by 5150 Cruiser on October 26th, 2011 @ 4:39pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote: It's not a fallacy. There's no reason to assume he wouldn't lie to cover it up. He tries to keep surprises for us but we end up revealing them anyhow. He kept saying DOTM was his last, apparently it's not entirely so. Rather than fess up and take all the whining, he can at least keep some of us at bay. (No pun intended.)

I'm one of his biggest supporters, I just know he does lie to hide things from us so we're not spoiled. We ruin it for ourselves. We make him have to cover it up.

I've liked Bay as the director for this series for quite some time. I just acknowledge his flaws and propensity to lie.


I think the problem is that people label him as a pathiligical liar because he attempted to throw people off the trail of the movies. I don't think that's fair since like you said, We attempt to dig up every detail about the movie and as a result, Bay ends up almost having to lie in an atempt to protect his work. I don't blame him for that. And at the same time, people act like he's lieing about a supreme court case or promising "No new Taxes.".

I believe him when he said at the time it was his last movie. he's taken alot of crap from people for doing movies that no one wanted to do in the first place. Gave fans what they wanted and they still complained. And don't get me started on the death threats he recieved for giving Optiums Prime flames.

As for shia, it won't really bother me if you returns or not. But i do believe he did a good job with DOTM. Some of his best work to date.
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Posted by Stormrider on October 26th, 2011 @ 6:39pm CDT
I don't get it - what is so special about having Shia in the movie? Get rid of him and put in someone else.
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Posted by Slashercon on October 26th, 2011 @ 9:37pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Gorechyld wrote:Oh dear god that is a horrible picture! :lol: What the hell IS going on with her neck, that picture makes her look like she has no shoulders!

Honestly, I don't care who comes back. I don't hate Micheal Bay, I actually enjoy how he made the Transformers organic/robotic organisms and brought a sense of "realism" to the franchise. I mean lets face it, had they gone the GEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOON! route, it probably would have been unconvincing and utterly retarded. Don't get me wrong, I love my G1 continuity but come on. If people can accept the complete and utter bullshit that was Transformers Animated, then why so much hate for Bayformers? Animated took the characters and turned them into ugly, unlikable Japanimation garbage. The characters were all over the place, the story was crap...actually was there a story? All I ever saw of it was goddamn "filler" episodes. Now I'll admit, there is NO excuse for the lame humor and crappy characters like Mudflap and Skidz, but I can't say I was ever disappointed in any of the Transformers movies. It was what it was supposed to be, a story with over arching drama that slowly spoon fed us into climactic battle scenes with giant ass robots. And the movie delivered that each and every time, so again why all the hate? Aside from some of the designs I mean, cause I'll also openly admit I HATED Starscreams wedge of cheese design. But otherwise I think they all worked out fairly well.


Exactly. Though I will say I was a bit dissapointed with DOTM. I expected it to be leaps and bounds better than ROTF, but I thought it was only slightly better. DOTM had no real robot-to-robot fights like the forest battle in ROTF, and it didn't really have me guessing about what would happen, because everything was basically laid out from the beginning. And there where no parts where I actually felt the movie. Unlike in ROTF, I almost cried when Optimus died. You just don't do that! But DOTM totally made up for it with its abundance of explosions though.



When Optimus died in ROTF, I ROLLED MY EYES IN DISGUST knowing that he would only be revived by the end of the movie. Predictable crap. And as for the constant hate on Transformers Animated... the show is/was great!! The designs resulted in the toys and figures being probably the most accurate transformations, alternate modes and body proportions in a a cartoon/movie toyline. And as for the story, you NEED to watch all of the seasons as something always gets to another point. And As much as I love the movies (TF1 FTW), You would have to be a crazy lugnut inspired moron to say that they were perfect (You want perfection, go watch the Wizard of Oz). They had many "problems", whether there were some that were small to an extent (voiceless transformers), and others that "ruin" the franchise for others ("racists stereotypes", "wrong colors", etc.). (I get tired of the word ruin.) Their is a difference between preferring something else and being selfishly bias.

ANYWAY, back to the ACTUAL topic. AS I said before, I don't know what to think or say until it comes from Hasbro themselves.
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Posted by Capt.Failure on October 27th, 2011 @ 7:37am CDT
Slashercon wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Gorechyld wrote:Oh dear god that is a horrible picture! :lol: What the hell IS going on with her neck, that picture makes her look like she has no shoulders!

Honestly, I don't care who comes back. I don't hate Micheal Bay, I actually enjoy how he made the Transformers organic/robotic organisms and brought a sense of "realism" to the franchise. I mean lets face it, had they gone the GEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOON! route, it probably would have been unconvincing and utterly retarded. Don't get me wrong, I love my G1 continuity but come on. If people can accept the complete and utter bullshit that was Transformers Animated, then why so much hate for Bayformers? Animated took the characters and turned them into ugly, unlikable Japanimation garbage. The characters were all over the place, the story was crap...actually was there a story? All I ever saw of it was goddamn "filler" episodes. Now I'll admit, there is NO excuse for the lame humor and crappy characters like Mudflap and Skidz, but I can't say I was ever disappointed in any of the Transformers movies. It was what it was supposed to be, a story with over arching drama that slowly spoon fed us into climactic battle scenes with giant ass robots. And the movie delivered that each and every time, so again why all the hate? Aside from some of the designs I mean, cause I'll also openly admit I HATED Starscreams wedge of cheese design. But otherwise I think they all worked out fairly well.


Exactly. Though I will say I was a bit dissapointed with DOTM. I expected it to be leaps and bounds better than ROTF, but I thought it was only slightly better. DOTM had no real robot-to-robot fights like the forest battle in ROTF, and it didn't really have me guessing about what would happen, because everything was basically laid out from the beginning. And there where no parts where I actually felt the movie. Unlike in ROTF, I almost cried when Optimus died. You just don't do that! But DOTM totally made up for it with its abundance of explosions though.



When Optimus died in ROTF, I ROLLED MY EYES IN DISGUST knowing that he would only be revived by the end of the movie. Predictable crap. And as for the constant hate on Transformers Animated... the show is/was great!! The designs resulted in the toys and figures being probably the most accurate transformations, alternate modes and body proportions in a a cartoon/movie toyline. And as for the story, you NEED to watch all of the seasons as something always gets to another point. And As much as I love the movies (TF1 FTW), You would have to be a crazy lugnut inspired moron to say that they were perfect (You want perfection, go watch the Wizard of Oz). They had many "problems", whether there were some that were small to an extent (voiceless transformers), and others that "ruin" the franchise for others ("racists stereotypes", "wrong colors", etc.). (I get tired of the word ruin.) Their is a difference between preferring something else and being selfishly bias.

ANYWAY, back to the ACTUAL topic. AS I said before, I don't know what to think or say until it comes from Hasbro themselves.


Perfection, like your belief there were racist transformers and wrong colors, is subjective I'm afraid. Optimus dieing and coming back was predictable to you, a long time fan, but someone new to Transformers isn't aware of the almost traditional death/ressurection of Prime and Megatron. It's ironic you bring up selfish bias in your post since it was full of it. :roll:
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Posted by Bowspearer on October 27th, 2011 @ 7:40am CDT
Looks like it'll be another movei I'll be avoiding for the TF movie franchise.

I don't doubt there are some people who want an exact copy of G1, but by the same token the current franchise hasn't been much better (I've been reading the comic adaptations which thankfully avoid most of Bay's idiotice toilet humour). The problem with the designs, to use a pictorial reference to take it out of the "Geewunner vs Bayformer" usual pidgeon-holing is that in human terms they are best represented as this:

Image

Seriously, some kind of lquid metal skin ablative sking with colour changing properties on top of the designs (think Derek Yaniger's artistic style with the Cybertronain empire TFs), instead of a forcefield, would have been much more in line with the comics while giving it a "real world" translation. Yet instead of this, it was "this looks cool" over substance.

Likewise the story. The irony is that while the "Geewunner vs Bayformer" debate was raging on, IDW gave us the dead-Furmanverse which did everything which Murphy and co claimed they wanted to do while treating the idea seriously instead of taking valuable screen time away for "Sam's happy time".

This franchise badly needs a reboot. DOTM by all accounts was close to where things should have been at to begin with, but sadly it was saddled by the previous two movies. At some point they need to admit that they only found their feet with the 3rd movie, and let the first 2 fade into obscurity like Warner Bros had the good sense to do with Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.
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Posted by ReDPATH on October 27th, 2011 @ 1:19pm CDT
Couple things.

1. Way, way too many dollars being made to contemplate the reboot regardless of quality. If you want a reboot you have to hope the 4th movie fails miserably just like you had to hope DOTM fails miserably just like you had to hope ROTF failed miserably just like you had to hope TF 2007 would fail miserably.

All things considered. None of those things have happened. You can still put all your eggs in the basket of hoping TF4 fails miserably. All things considered the problem for the people who want to see the franchise fail under this current regime is in fact the fact that it has a fan following under its current regime. Proof? The dollars it makes. Which means the next thing you have to hope for is the casual fan stops coming which again hasn't happened yet.

2. Batman and Transformers is apples and oranges.

People naturally wanted Batman to go back to its darker roots after Forever/Robin. I don't think there was crow of people who wanted another Forever/Robin/Adam West style Batman.

Transformers doesn't have the dark lore to stand on. What it does have is better constructed humor than the toilet humor featured mostly in ROTF/DOTM. While DOTM had less of the toilet humor. When it presented itself it served to derail any significance of key scenes before or after.

I think if Bay could tone down the crude humor and construct it better. The movies will be fine. There are serious moments in all 3 films. The problem by and large is the ridiculous humor.

Then comes the question of does Bay actually ADD this humor in himself or are the powers that be at Paramount telling him his movies are 'too dark' and need more humor to offset. The problem with that is its hard to believe Bay would let that happen. Cause then he would look like a puppet for the studios. Which in fairness, maybe he is.

AND if he is. Then you know you need someone in the chair whose not a studio puppet.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1307161)
Posted by Slashercon on October 31st, 2011 @ 5:10pm CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
Slashercon wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Gorechyld wrote:Oh dear god that is a horrible picture! :lol: What the hell IS going on with her neck, that picture makes her look like she has no shoulders!

Honestly, I don't care who comes back. I don't hate Micheal Bay, I actually enjoy how he made the Transformers organic/robotic organisms and brought a sense of "realism" to the franchise. I mean lets face it, had they gone the GEEEEEEEEEEWOOOOOOOON! route, it probably would have been unconvincing and utterly retarded. Don't get me wrong, I love my G1 continuity but come on. If people can accept the complete and utter bullshit that was Transformers Animated, then why so much hate for Bayformers? Animated took the characters and turned them into ugly, unlikable Japanimation garbage. The characters were all over the place, the story was crap...actually was there a story? All I ever saw of it was goddamn "filler" episodes. Now I'll admit, there is NO excuse for the lame humor and crappy characters like Mudflap and Skidz, but I can't say I was ever disappointed in any of the Transformers movies. It was what it was supposed to be, a story with over arching drama that slowly spoon fed us into climactic battle scenes with giant ass robots. And the movie delivered that each and every time, so again why all the hate? Aside from some of the designs I mean, cause I'll also openly admit I HATED Starscreams wedge of cheese design. But otherwise I think they all worked out fairly well.


Exactly. Though I will say I was a bit dissapointed with DOTM. I expected it to be leaps and bounds better than ROTF, but I thought it was only slightly better. DOTM had no real robot-to-robot fights like the forest battle in ROTF, and it didn't really have me guessing about what would happen, because everything was basically laid out from the beginning. And there where no parts where I actually felt the movie. Unlike in ROTF, I almost cried when Optimus died. You just don't do that! But DOTM totally made up for it with its abundance of explosions though.



When Optimus died in ROTF, I ROLLED MY EYES IN DISGUST knowing that he would only be revived by the end of the movie. Predictable crap. And as for the constant hate on Transformers Animated... the show is/was great!! The designs resulted in the toys and figures being probably the most accurate transformations, alternate modes and body proportions in a a cartoon/movie toyline. And as for the story, you NEED to watch all of the seasons as something always gets to another point. And As much as I love the movies (TF1 FTW), You would have to be a crazy lugnut inspired moron to say that they were perfect (You want perfection, go watch the Wizard of Oz). They had many "problems", whether there were some that were small to an extent (voiceless transformers), and others that "ruin" the franchise for others ("racists stereotypes", "wrong colors", etc.). (I get tired of the word ruin.) Their is a difference between preferring something else and being selfishly bias.

ANYWAY, back to the ACTUAL topic. AS I said before, I don't know what to think or say until it comes from Hasbro themselves.


Perfection, like your belief there were racist transformers and wrong colors, is subjective I'm afraid. Optimus dieing and coming back was predictable to you, a long time fan, but someone new to Transformers isn't aware of the almost traditional death/ressurection of Prime and Megatron. It's ironic you bring up selfish bias in your post since it was full of it. :roll:



Only one problem with your comment: At the time, I was only a fan of transformers for several months before I saw ROTF, if you want to call that long term. (I feel special again.) And i think you mistook my comment wrong a little. I meant to imply that OTHER people complain about racist transformers and wrong colors, not me, as i believe that on both accounts, they are false. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1307212)
Posted by Bowspearer on October 31st, 2011 @ 8:47pm CDT
ReDPATH wrote:Couple things.

1. Way, way too many dollars being made to contemplate the reboot regardless of quality. If you want a reboot you have to hope the 4th movie fails miserably just like you had to hope DOTM fails miserably just like you had to hope ROTF failed miserably just like you had to hope TF 2007 would fail miserably.

All things considered. None of those things have happened. You can still put all your eggs in the basket of hoping TF4 fails miserably. All things considered the problem for the people who want to see the franchise fail under this current regime is in fact the fact that it has a fan following under its current regime. Proof? The dollars it makes. Which means the next thing you have to hope for is the casual fan stops coming which again hasn't happened yet.


The sooner they do the better short of a reboot. The fact is that the lore there has just been ignored in favour of a shallow giant robot movie instead of what it could have been.

ReDPATH wrote:2. Batman and Transformers is apples and oranges.

People naturally wanted Batman to go back to its darker roots after Forever/Robin. I don't think there was crow of people who wanted another Forever/Robin/Adam West style Batman.

Transformers doesn't have the dark lore to stand on. What it does have is better constructed humor than the toilet humor featured mostly in ROTF/DOTM. While DOTM had less of the toilet humor. When it presented itself it served to derail any significance of key scenes before or after.


I get what you're trying to say here, but honestly, I have to question how much of a long term fan you've been or how well read you are as a fan when you say this kind of thing, as the entire Marvel comics run makes your entire point about darker lore, completely moot. You sound like you haven't been exposed to it, in which case I would highly recommend rectifying that deficiency in fan knowledge- you'll well and truly thank me for it later.

ReDPATH wrote:I think if Bay could tone down the crude humor and construct it better. The movies will be fine. There are serious moments in all 3 films. The problem by and large is the ridiculous humor.

Then comes the question of does Bay actually ADD this humor in himself or are the powers that be at Paramount telling him his movies are 'too dark' and need more humor to offset. The problem with that is its hard to believe Bay would let that happen. Cause then he would look like a puppet for the studios. Which in fairness, maybe he is.

AND if he is. Then you know you need someone in the chair whose not a studio puppet.


Actually I seem to remember it being a case of it being all Bay and that the studio couldn't/wouldn't reign him in, according to Don Murphy.
Re: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Thinks Shia LaBeouf Might Be Game For Future Transformers Films (1307452)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on November 1st, 2011 @ 3:43pm CDT
Bowspearer wrote:Looks like it'll be another movei I'll be avoiding for the TF movie franchise.

I don't doubt there are some people who want an exact copy of G1, but by the same token the current franchise hasn't been much better (I've been reading the comic adaptations which thankfully avoid most of Bay's idiotice toilet humour). The problem with the designs, to use a pictorial reference to take it out of the "Geewunner vs Bayformer" usual pidgeon-holing is that in human terms they are best represented as this:

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Seriously, some kind of lquid metal skin ablative sking with colour changing properties on top of the designs (think Derek Yaniger's artistic style with the Cybertronain empire TFs), instead of a forcefield, would have been much more in line with the comics while giving it a "real world" translation. Yet instead of this, it was "this looks cool" over substance.

I'm not sure I get what you're saying, but it sounds like you want alien robots to look more human by giving them some kind of color changing liquid skin? If they were doing Beast Wars that would be a good idea, but it sounds weird for robots that turn into vehicles to have a liquid coating. That's more in line with Terminator.
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