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Back in April Paramount announced they had entered a Cooperation Agreement with Jiaflix Enterprises and the China Movie Channel, and since then we've learned that China would play a major part in "Transformers 4" with filming, Chinese stars, and even a reality show with the prize being a role in the film.

Marc Ganis, president of Jiaflix Enterprises, has went even further stating that Transformers 4 will have a China-centric theme.

The film has a great deal to do with China. Effectively, China is a character in it


He also states there will only be one "worldwide" version of the film rather than releasing a version specific to China with additional footage starring Chinese actors like the recently released "Iron Man 3".

There is going to be a single version (of the film) worldwide with a very significant Chinese component


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Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492157)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
Interesting. Everyone remember to keep tabs on China.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492159)
Posted by dabattousai on June 2nd, 2013 @ 2:16pm CDT
I can already see the subtitle they will go with...


TransFormers: Made in China
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492166)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 2:50pm CDT
I see a trend and the direction that these (Ironman, Wolverine and Transformers 4) super hero movies are going. And I'm all with it. Theres much more Transformers 4 info that's more than meets the eye comming. Maybe those movies I mentioned all was just to lead up to this upcoming blockbuster Bayverse movie 8)
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492167)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 2nd, 2013 @ 2:50pm CDT
Um, whhhyy? Im not against it im just wondering why the love of china all of a sudden?
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492168)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 2:52pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:Um, whhhyy? Im not against it im just wondering why the love of china all of a sudden?


To be fair, we owe China shitloads.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492170)
Posted by Burn on June 2nd, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:Um, whhhyy? Im not against it im just wondering why the love of china all of a sudden?


China has been opening up more and more in recent years. They're one of the biggest economies in the world and thanks to their opening up, are more welcoming of big Hollywood movies.

It's strictly an economic move.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492173)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 2nd, 2013 @ 3:04pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:Um, whhhyy? Im not against it im just wondering why the love of china all of a sudden?


China has been opening up more and more in recent years. They're one of the biggest economies in the world and thanks to their opening up, are more welcoming of big Hollywood movies.

It's strictly an economic move.


ohh ok. makes sense now.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492181)
Posted by zatara1701 on June 2nd, 2013 @ 3:53pm CDT
I will say this only to point out a fact about China... I refuse to jump into the speculation as fact bandwagon...

China for SEVERAL years now is on the forefront of archaeological finds regarding dinosaurs.

Just saying...
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492193)
Posted by Xephon0930 on June 2nd, 2013 @ 4:23pm CDT
So is this film going to go the route of Gosei Sentai Dairanger where all the Transformers know Shaolin Martial Arts? A Kirin transformer would be awesome as well.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492196)
Posted by BeastProwl on June 2nd, 2013 @ 4:28pm CDT
Well, because, you know, Drift and all that...
On the whole china note, I hope we get a bunch of ninja and samurai designs on and off the screen.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492197)
Posted by Burn on June 2nd, 2013 @ 4:35pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:On the whole china note, I hope we get a bunch of ninja and samurai designs on and off the screen.


That's Japan ...
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492199)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 2nd, 2013 @ 4:36pm CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:I see a trend and the direction that these (Ironman, Wolverine and Transformers 4) super hero movies are going.


Actually Wolverine is set in Japan and the character as a good chunk of his backstory set there since forever.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492201)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 4:43pm CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:I see a trend and the direction that these (Ironman, Wolverine and Transformers 4) super hero movies are going.


Actually Wolverine is set in Japan and the character as a good chunk of his backstory set there since forever.


China and Japan are both the far east rite.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492204)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 4:49pm CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:I see a trend and the direction that these (Ironman, Wolverine and Transformers 4) super hero movies are going.


Actually Wolverine is set in Japan and the character as a good chunk of his backstory set there since forever.


China and Japan are both the far east rite.


Yes, China and Japan are part of the area designated as the Far East.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492211)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 2nd, 2013 @ 5:31pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:Um, whhhyy? Im not against it im just wondering why the love of china all of a sudden?


I'm not sure why the replies weren't more blunt: CHINA FUNDS MOVIES.
Emerging economy, lots of Chinese TF fans, blah blah blah. But the reality is that China has $$$ to spend, and has funded U.S. presidency bids, as well. Why not court them for some sweet TF Movie budget? :x But on that note, it's a little disturbing to see Chinese dollars invested in so many U.S. enterprises and politics... It's culturally dangerous for Hollywood types to blindly accept foreign money and tailor American movies to foreign cultures. A little is fine, of course, but too much and it's total culture war... Won't be long before these movies begin depicting the USA as more and more comically incompetent (this is, after all, how a lot of the world depicts the USA, at best). :shock:

Xephon0930 wrote:So is this film going to go the route of Gosei Sentai Dairanger where all the Transformers know Shaolin Martial Arts? A Kirin transformer would be awesome as well.


BeastProwl wrote:Well, because, you know, Drift and all that...
On the whole china note, I hope we get a bunch of ninja and samurai designs on and off the screen.


I know you guys mean well, fellow TF fans, but your comments come off as extremely racist. I mean, if China were to depict Americans, should they have cowboy hats, eat french fries, and play football all the time? I really hope Bay can depict China with less racist undertones. :roll:

Eagleblaster wrote:China and Japan are both the far east rite.

You're probably unaware, but this is a GREAT way to insult both Chinese and Japanese people. It's like saying, "Isn't Mexico and USA part of North America?" So, you know, why not compare Americans to Mexicans. Same sort of thing, I mean. :roll:

Anyway, my point is that the Asian countries really don't like each other over in the East. Making ignorant comparisons between them or alluding to two countries being the same is INCREDIBLY INSULTING to Asians. Keep that in mind if you ever join a conversation with a group of Asians. I've made pretty ignorant comments before myself, when I was unaware of how nationalistic Asians are as a whole. #-o
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492214)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 5:44pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:Um, whhhyy? Im not against it im just wondering why the love of china all of a sudden?


I'm not sure why the replies weren't more blunt: CHINA FUNDS MOVIES.


Mindmaster wrote:To be fair, we owe China shitloads.


This wasn't blunt enough?

Xephon0930 wrote:So is this film going to go the route of Gosei Sentai Dairanger where all the Transformers know Shaolin Martial Arts? A Kirin transformer would be awesome as well.


BeastProwl wrote:Well, because, you know, Drift and all that...
On the whole china note, I hope we get a bunch of ninja and samurai designs on and off the screen.


I know you guys mean well, fellow TF fans, but your comments come off as extremely racist. I mean, if China were to depict Americans, should they have cowboy hats, eat french fries, and play football all the time? I really hope Bay can depict China with less racist undertones. :roll:


I'm pretty sure China views us that way anyway.

Eagleblaster wrote:China and Japan are both the far east rite.

You're probably unaware, but this is a GREAT way to insult both Chinese and Japanese people.


The guy was asking a damn question, calm yourself.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492217)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 5:50pm CDT
Mexicans are Americans just as much as long time Americans. They also helped and shape tye USA. If someone said something like the Alamo. Two totally different cultures from the same place. Technically there are more similarities between japan and china than Mexicans and Americans. They are both part of the same region.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492224)
Posted by Xephon0930 on June 2nd, 2013 @ 6:29pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:Um, whhhyy? Im not against it im just wondering why the love of china all of a sudden?


I'm not sure why the replies weren't more blunt: CHINA FUNDS MOVIES.
Emerging economy, lots of Chinese TF fans, blah blah blah. But the reality is that China has $$$ to spend, and has funded U.S. presidency bids, as well. Why not court them for some sweet TF Movie budget? :x But on that note, it's a little disturbing to see Chinese dollars invested in so many U.S. enterprises and politics... It's culturally dangerous for Hollywood types to blindly accept foreign money and tailor American movies to foreign cultures. A little is fine, of course, but too much and it's total culture war... Won't be long before these movies begin depicting the USA as more and more comically incompetent (this is, after all, how a lot of the world depicts the USA, at best). :shock:

Xephon0930 wrote:So is this film going to go the route of Gosei Sentai Dairanger where all the Transformers know Shaolin Martial Arts? A Kirin transformer would be awesome as well.


BeastProwl wrote:Well, because, you know, Drift and all that...
On the whole china note, I hope we get a bunch of ninja and samurai designs on and off the screen.


I know you guys mean well, fellow TF fans, but your comments come off as extremely racist. I mean, if China were to depict Americans, should they have cowboy hats, eat french fries, and play football all the time? I really hope Bay can depict China with less racist undertones. :roll:

Eagleblaster wrote:China and Japan are both the far east rite.

You're probably unaware, but this is a GREAT way to insult both Chinese and Japanese people. It's like saying, "Isn't Mexico and USA part of North America?" So, you know, why not compare Americans to Mexicans. Same sort of thing, I mean. :roll:

Anyway, my point is that the Asian countries really don't like each other over in the East. Making ignorant comparisons between them or alluding to two countries being the same is INCREDIBLY INSULTING to Asians. Keep that in mind if you ever join a conversation with a group of Asians. I've made pretty ignorant comments before myself, when I was unaware of how nationalistic Asians are as a whole. #-o


How is my comment the slightest bit racist? Have you ever seen the awesomeness of Gosei Sentai Dairanger?
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492225)
Posted by Brakethrough on June 2nd, 2013 @ 6:56pm CDT
Maybe they could do the angle from the early IDW comics, where several Decepticons are recovered and become guardians of various countries around the world (with hidden goals of their own, naturally)
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492249)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 2nd, 2013 @ 8:55pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:To be fair, we owe China shitloads.


This wasn't blunt enough?

We owe China sh*tloads could also be interpreted as, "China makes the toys and we owe em!" So no, not really blunt enough. :grin:


Mindmaster wrote:I'm pretty sure China views us that way anyway.

I got it now - so since China is racist, we are racist, too. Or is it that we're racist, and then China is racist because of that. Either way, racism all around FTW! :lol:

Mindmaster wrote:The guy was asking a damn question, calm yourself.

I was trying to save him some social awkwardness. Like I said, it is a bad thing to say when speaking to an Asian of any country. I'm sorry if it sounded like I was mad. It's not like I'm in favor of being politically correct all the time, but neither do I approve of lazy generalities by people who don't care if they're pissing someone off.

It's like, can I call someone FATTY if I don't know their name and they're fat? Well, what if I don't mean it in a bad way? :grin:

Help a fellow TF fan not look like an ignorant fool! :-? It's what Optimus would do.

Eagleblaster wrote:Mexicans are Americans just as much as long time Americans. They also helped and shape tye USA. If someone said something like the Alamo. Two totally different cultures from the same place. Technically there are more similarities between japan and china than Mexicans and Americans. They are both part of the same region.

Yeah, I agree. Lots of similarities. I wasn't trying to make you feel stupid for making that statement - I was just saying it's insulting to the Asians themselves. To be fair, my Mexican analogy didn't do the trick I intended it to. Anyway, the reasons they hate each other is very historical, and in the case of China and Japan, it's even bordering on the idiotic - you haven't heard of the Senkaku Islands, have you? Look, I don't care if you call them "Orientals". I love that word. I was just trying to caution you guys about the unintended racism. :grin: Haha! Talk about a hot topic. Didn't I mention how I don't think you guys are racists???? I know you don't mean it in a bad way, which was why I was trying to emphasize how this isn't a conversation to have with an ACTUAL CHINESE PERSON or JAPANESE PERSON! :oops:

Xephon0930 wrote:How is my comment the slightest bit racist? Have you ever seen the awesomeness of Gosei Sentai Dairanger?


I'm sorry! :oops: I wasn't intending on calling you racist. I was saying that China = samurai or ninja or martial arts is a racist thing to think.

The comments sounded like this to me:
"Hey! I know this Chinese kid who likes TF's!!!"
"Cool! So does he know kung-fu, too? Can he put his TF's in cool Kung-fu poses?!" :lol:

I was just putting up a CAUTION: RACISM AHEAD sign! Not saying you're racist! Sorry!
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492250)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 2nd, 2013 @ 8:59pm CDT
YEESH! No more cautionary comments by me about possible racism! I am not trying to flame anyone or troll here!

From now on, I'll ignore vaguely racist statements.

This was more of a tangent, really. Asian countries hate each other, and the first thing a Chinese person will say if you say something like "I'm going to Japan!" is "Why not go to China instead?" It's a really interesting hatred over there. SENKAKU ISLANDS!!!!
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492256)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 9:42pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:YEESH! No more cautionary comments by me about possible racism! I am not trying to flame anyone or troll here!

From now on, I'll ignore vaguely racist statements.

This was more of a tangent, really. Asian countries hate each other, and the first thing a Chinese person will say if you say something like "I'm going to Japan!" is "Why not go to China instead?" It's a really interesting hatred over there. SENKAKU ISLANDS!!!!


You are wrong. Not all Asian countries hate each other :SICK: there is alliance's between several different Asian countries like Singapore with the Philippines and 8 other asian countries. Just because Japan and China don't get along and north Korea hates japan and the rest of the world but north Korea and China get along. I might not be 100% correct but you are wrong.

I'm not going to be the one to call you ignorant.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492259)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 9:49pm CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:
Metrosuplex wrote:YEESH! No more cautionary comments by me about possible racism! I am not trying to flame anyone or troll here!

From now on, I'll ignore vaguely racist statements.

This was more of a tangent, really. Asian countries hate each other, and the first thing a Chinese person will say if you say something like "I'm going to Japan!" is "Why not go to China instead?" It's a really interesting hatred over there. SENKAKU ISLANDS!!!!


You are wrong. Not all Asian countries hate each other :SICK: there is alliance's between several different Asian countries like Singapore with the Philippines and 8 other asian countries. Just because Japan and China don't get along and north Korea hates japan and the rest of the world but north Korea and China get along. I might not be 100% correct but you are wrong.

I'm not going to be the one to call you ignorant.


It's funny, because when North Korea had their little political stint earlier this year, even China, who had been their only ally, was warning them not to do it.

Well, I found it hilarious, that is. >:oP
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492262)
Posted by BeastProwl on June 2nd, 2013 @ 9:59pm CDT
I'm sorry, but racist? Really? My sides!
OK, guy? Look, the samurai code started in Japan, but the actual samurai themselves sprung up through japan, china, and eventually all around all of Asia, so they aren't exclusive to Japan, and with the decepticon blatantly being called a samurai, later named Drift, It makes sense.
How is putting that together and hoping for some ninja and samurai designs even remotely racist? Please, do tell.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492263)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 10:04pm CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:
Metrosuplex wrote:YEESH! No more cautionary comments by me about possible racism! I am not trying to flame anyone or troll here!

From now on, I'll ignore vaguely racist statements.

This was more of a tangent, really. Asian countries hate each other, and the first thing a Chinese person will say if you say something like "I'm going to Japan!" is "Why not go to China instead?" It's a really interesting hatred over there. SENKAKU ISLANDS!!!!


You are wrong. Not all Asian countries hate each other :SICK: there is alliance's between several different Asian countries like Singapore with the Philippines and 8 other asian countries. Just because Japan and China don't get along and north Korea hates japan and the rest of the world but north Korea and China get along. I might not be 100% correct but you are wrong.

I'm not going to be the one to call you ignorant.


And you the only one on here that contradicts yourself every other sentence.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492264)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 10:07pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:I'm sorry, but racist? Really? My sides!
OK, guy? Look, the samurai code started in Japan, but the actual samurai themselves sprung up through japan, china, and eventually all around all of Asia, so they aren't exclusive to Japan, and with the decepticon blatantly being called a samurai, later named Drift, It makes sense.
How is putting that together and hoping for some ninja and samurai designs even remotely racist? Please, do tell.


I'm sorry BP, but this says the opposite.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492265)
Posted by zatara1701 on June 2nd, 2013 @ 10:21pm CDT
Here I am again reading a bunch of stuff about RACISM... :BANG_HEAD:

I swear, did Jazz and Twins throw us off THAT much???

I refuse to get caught in the nonsensical and unfounded "racist" argument... :HEADHURTS:

China-centric...

First, story-wise... China is ANCIENT, one of the oldest civilizations in the world. In addition, as I mentioned before, beyond it's culture, China is also RICH in fossils. Those are just TWO MAJOR plot devices I can see being used. :michaelbay:

Second, Business-wise...It's CHEAP to film in China. When I think of all the cheap places to film, China, the Middle East (already did) and then you have what used to be the Eastern Block of the old USSR (Romania, Ukraine, etc) China seems way cooler and intriguing. :-?


SOOoooo, let's CHILL on the racism stuff (although anyone acting like China and Japan are the same needs to do a little research...or watch the Bruce Lee's Chinese Connection). We also need to just sit back, relax and see what unfolds. Bay has tricked us before, misinformed us before, and everyone just needs to wait till we KNOW what's up.

That's my two cents.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492266)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 2nd, 2013 @ 10:24pm CDT
Eagleblaster wrote:
Eagleblaster wrote:
Metrosuplex wrote:YEESH! No more cautionary comments by me about possible racism! I am not trying to flame anyone or troll here!

From now on, I'll ignore vaguely racist statements.

This was more of a tangent, really. Asian countries hate each other, and the first thing a Chinese person will say if you say something like "I'm going to Japan!" is "Why not go to China instead?" It's a really interesting hatred over there. SENKAKU ISLANDS!!!!


You are wrong. Not all Asian countries hate each other :SICK: there is alliance's between several different Asian countries like Singapore with the Philippines and 8 other asian countries. Just because Japan and China don't get along and north Korea hates japan and the rest of the world but north Korea and China get along. I might not be 100% correct but you are wrong.

I'm not going to be the one to call you ignorant.


And you the only one on here that contradicts yourself every other sentence.


Bottom line, like I said before. China and Japan are both on the eastern side of the world and they don't all hate each other. I have to correct you Metrosuple cause I don't want anyone calling you a D-bag.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492267)
Posted by Burn on June 2nd, 2013 @ 10:33pm CDT
&*#%*@#&*%

BACK ON TOPIC
NOW!
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492273)
Posted by Alex Jones on June 2nd, 2013 @ 11:04pm CDT
ITS OFFICIAL GUYS. OUR COUNTRY, OUR BUSINESSES, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN SOLD AND BOUGHT BY THE CHINESE!

:michaelbay:
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492277)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on June 2nd, 2013 @ 11:30pm CDT
Transformers 4 is more concerned with the global market and China so they can sell tickets, then they are about TRUE Transformers fans and keeping the core of these bots and their history. Maybe China should make its own Transformers movie? I get so much more disgusted day after day with this brand all across the board... its enough to make me want to change my name back.

HASBRO: How about having a contest in the UNITED STATES where some of the ACTUAL TRUE TRANSFANS get to be in TF4 ??? Better yet, only do it on the major TF fan sites where it MATTERS !!! You know, the United States, where Transformers STARTED.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492278)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 2nd, 2013 @ 11:33pm CDT
Alex Jones wrote:ITS OFFICIAL GUYS. OUR COUNTRY, OUR BUSINESSES, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN SOLD AND BOUGHT BY THE CHINESE!

:michaelbay:


You do know China relies on the United States as much as we rely on them? No economic relationship is one sided.

MR Optimus Prime wrote:Transformers 4 is more concerned with the global market and China so they can sell tickets, then they are about TRUE Transformers fans and keeping the core of these bots and their history. Maybe China should make its own Transformers movie? I get so much more disgusted day after day with this brand all across the board... its enough to make me want to change my name back.

HASBRO: How about having a contest in the UNITED STATES where some of the ACTUAL TRUE TRANSFANS get to be in TF4 ??? Better yet, only do it on the major TF fan sites where it MATTERS !!! You know, the United States, where Transformers STARTED.


This statement is so stupid I can't even see straight anymore. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492279)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on June 2nd, 2013 @ 11:34pm CDT
Alex Jones wrote:ITS OFFICIAL GUYS. OUR COUNTRY, OUR BUSINESSES, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN SOLD AND BOUGHT BY THE CHINESE!

:michaelbay:


YEP!
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492281)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on June 2nd, 2013 @ 11:36pm CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
Alex Jones wrote:ITS OFFICIAL GUYS. OUR COUNTRY, OUR BUSINESSES, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN SOLD AND BOUGHT BY THE CHINESE!

:michaelbay:


You do know China relies on the United States as much as we rely on them? No economic relationship is one sided.

MR Optimus Prime wrote:Transformers 4 is more concerned with the global market and China so they can sell tickets, then they are about TRUE Transformers fans and keeping the core of these bots and their history. Maybe China should make its own Transformers movie? I get so much more disgusted day after day with this brand all across the board... its enough to make me want to change my name back.

HASBRO: How about having a contest in the UNITED STATES where some of the ACTUAL TRUE TRANSFANS get to be in TF4 ??? Better yet, only do it on the major TF fan sites where it MATTERS !!! You know, the United States, where Transformers STARTED.


This statement is so stupid I can't even see straight anymore. :HEADHURTS:


TRUTH hurts. Nice childish comment.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492289)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 3rd, 2013 @ 12:21am CDT
MR Optimus Prime wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:
Alex Jones wrote:ITS OFFICIAL GUYS. OUR COUNTRY, OUR BUSINESSES, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN SOLD AND BOUGHT BY THE CHINESE!

:michaelbay:


You do know China relies on the United States as much as we rely on them? No economic relationship is one sided.

MR Optimus Prime wrote:Transformers 4 is more concerned with the global market and China so they can sell tickets, then they are about TRUE Transformers fans and keeping the core of these bots and their history. Maybe China should make its own Transformers movie? I get so much more disgusted day after day with this brand all across the board... its enough to make me want to change my name back.

HASBRO: How about having a contest in the UNITED STATES where some of the ACTUAL TRUE TRANSFANS get to be in TF4 ??? Better yet, only do it on the major TF fan sites where it MATTERS !!! You know, the United States, where Transformers STARTED.


This statement is so stupid I can't even see straight anymore. :HEADHURTS:


TRUTH hurts. Nice childish comment.


:roll:
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492302)
Posted by Burn on June 3rd, 2013 @ 3:51am CDT
No really, are we just going to ignore the Moderator who said to get this back on topic?

Hands up those who'd like a warning from now on.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492305)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on June 3rd, 2013 @ 4:04am CDT
Yea, let's really get this back to Transformers. Racist or possible-racist rants are for other sites, not Seibertron! Come on everybody.
I suppose I'm hopeful, but this can either go great (delving into ancient Chinese lore, relating it to Cybertron, nice new locations, ect.), or it could go horribly bad (every racist Chinese joke you've ever heard.).
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492307)
Posted by guarayakha on June 3rd, 2013 @ 4:09am CDT
How could anyone not see the possibilities in this? China had exploding chairs, sewers, coins, soysauce, toilets, etc. Michael Bay is gonna have lots of fun there! :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492314)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on June 3rd, 2013 @ 5:02am CDT
Am I the only one who finds the way he phrases it very amusing.
"China is a character"
The entire landmass of china is a character. Is it going to transform and start talking? :lol: (I'd not put it past Bay...)
But in all seriousness, I think this could be pretty cool, especially seeing as how some people have mentioned the whole historical/fossil element.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492318)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on June 3rd, 2013 @ 5:09am CDT
ArmadaPrime wrote:Am I the only one who finds the way he phrases it very amusing.
"China is a character"
The entire landmass of china is a character. Is it going to transform and start talking? :lol: (I'd not put it past Bay...)

...Oh scrap!
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492323)
Posted by noctorro on June 3rd, 2013 @ 6:21am CDT
Xephon0930 wrote:So is this film going to go the route of Gosei Sentai Dairanger where all the Transformers know Shaolin Martial Arts? A Kirin transformer would be awesome as well.


No, just no, not loving that development.
Not at all.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492325)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 3rd, 2013 @ 6:30am CDT
ArmadaPrime wrote:Am I the only one who finds the way he phrases it very amusing.
"China is a character"
The entire landmass of china is a character. Is it going to transform and start talking? :lol: (I'd not put it past Bay...)


Ah hell, I'd watch it. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492326)
Posted by noctorro on June 3rd, 2013 @ 6:31am CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:
Alex Jones wrote:ITS OFFICIAL GUYS. OUR COUNTRY, OUR BUSINESSES, OUR GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN SOLD AND BOUGHT BY THE CHINESE!

:michaelbay:


You do know China relies on the United States as much as we rely on them? No economic relationship is one sided.

MR Optimus Prime wrote:Transformers 4 is more concerned with the global market and China so they can sell tickets, then they are about TRUE Transformers fans and keeping the core of these bots and their history. Maybe China should make its own Transformers movie? I get so much more disgusted day after day with this brand all across the board... its enough to make me want to change my name back.

HASBRO: How about having a contest in the UNITED STATES where some of the ACTUAL TRUE TRANSFANS get to be in TF4 ??? Better yet, only do it on the major TF fan sites where it MATTERS !!! You know, the United States, where Transformers STARTED.


This statement is so stupid I can't even see straight anymore. :HEADHURTS:


China s a character is kind of strange, I know we have cityformers and planetformers. But countryformers?

Anyway, doesn't the Transformers lore come from Marvel comics? Or the dudes that worked there?

I don't think they're "giving away" the entire brand to someone who simply has more money to do something with it.

But actual true transfans? They're actually all across the globe, I always thought that is one of Transformers' points. Green Autobot, small Autobot, red Autobot, car Autobot, boat Autobot. Compared to Transformers, all humans look exactly the same, kind of like ants.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492327)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 3rd, 2013 @ 6:52am CDT
BeastProwl wrote:the samurai code started in Japan, but the actual samurai themselves sprung up through japan, china, and eventually all around all of Asia, so they aren't exclusive to Japan, and with the decepticon blatantly being called a samurai, later named Drift, It makes sense.


Actually, the samurai are indeed exclusive to Japan. Neither China nor Korea have any equivalent to the samurai class. While both countries do have a similar code of conduct for their soldiers, it's not as well-defined that of Japan's bushido (literally "the way/methods of the warrior").

The samurai are actually part of the Japanese feudal caste system--the warrior caste. China and Korea do not have a clear-cut caste system.

As for ninjas, while I'm sure both ancient China and Korea have their own spies, assassins and intelligence agencies, they're probably not quite as prolific as their Japanese counterparts.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492333)
Posted by Primus_Maximus on June 3rd, 2013 @ 8:27am CDT
Oh god no! more Transformers that are racist stereo types! exactly what we need! Michael Bay has already run the Transformers Franchise so far into the ground I guess that is how they ended up in China! I am looking forward to a great movie with "Pacific Rim" by Guillermo Del Toro maybe if he directed TF5 there would finally be a decent live action TF movie! :sad:
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492338)
Posted by Capt.Failure on June 3rd, 2013 @ 9:02am CDT
noctorro wrote:China s a character is kind of strange, I know we have cityformers and planetformers. But countryformers?


I'm pretty sure he meant the country will play an important role in the story. "Character" can mean more than someone with dialogue.

Anyway, doesn't the Transformers lore come from Marvel comics? Or the dudes that worked there?


Depends. The original toys were Japanese. The cartoon gave them shallow personalities and established the basics. I think the lore itself comes from snippets on the packaging and the assorted comic writers over the years, and even then it's such a clusterfrak that Hasbro had to go with the whole "multiverse" set up just to make sense of it all.

I don't think they're "giving away" the entire brand to someone who simply has more money to do something with it.

But actual true transfans? They're actually all across the globe, I always thought that is one of Transformers' points. Green Autobot, small Autobot, red Autobot, car Autobot, boat Autobot. Compared to Transformers, all humans look exactly the same, kind of like ants.


Pretty much this. The notion of a hero or group of heroes belonging to one country when they protect the entire world is an outdated notion. Even DC comics recognizes that Superman no longer solely represents "the American way" as he's protecting entire galaxies at times, not just Earth let alone America. Transformers came about at a time when heroes represented much smaller territories, and that time has now past.

And to be honest, and I'm certain I'll draw flames for this, I wouldn't mind another Transformers film that does some globe trotting. Strange that I don't remember complaints of the Middle East "taking over Transformers" when half of Revenge of the Fallen takes place there.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492342)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 3rd, 2013 @ 9:28am CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:And to be honest, and I'm certain I'll draw flames for this, I wouldn't mind another Transformers film that does some globe trotting. Strange that I don't remember complaints of the Middle East "taking over Transformers" when half of Revenge of the Fallen takes place there.


To be honest, I always loved the concept of the Transformers waging their war in different settings, whether it be the cityscape, the ocean, the desert, the moon, etcetera. It was a major factor in my interest in my first[ish] series, Armada. Another plot device I absolutely thought was cool was the history element, and how it ties with humanity's own history.

I would be delighted if they end up doing a Transformers film revolving around mysterious areas, such as the Bermuda Triangle (where they could have a monstrous Decepticon behind all the strange happenings there) or Aokigahara Forest, also known as Suicide Forest, in Japan (said to be the haunting place of Japanese Yūrei, angry spirits of those who died).
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492343)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 3rd, 2013 @ 9:29am CDT
Capt.Failure wrote:And to be honest, and I'm certain I'll draw flames for this, I wouldn't mind another Transformers film that does some globe trotting. Strange that I don't remember complaints of the Middle East "taking over Transformers" when half of Revenge of the Fallen takes place there.


To be honest, I always loved the concept of the Transformers waging their war in different settings, whether it be the cityscape, the ocean, the desert, the moon, etcetera. It was a major factor in my interest in my first[ish] series, Armada. Another plot device I absolutely thought was cool was the history element, and how it ties with humanity's own history.

I would be delighted if they end up doing a Transformers film revolving around mysterious areas, such as the Bermuda Triangle (where they could have a monstrous Decepticon behind all the strange happenings there) or Aokigahara Forest, also known as Suicide Forest, in Japan (said to be the haunting place of Japanese Yūrei, angry spirits of those who died).
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492389)
Posted by muddyjoe on June 3rd, 2013 @ 2:47pm CDT
Hollywood's full of Godless commies, China's full of Godless commies... sounds likes a perfect fit.
Re: Transformers 4 Will Have a China-centric Theme (1492451)
Posted by spicyrichter on June 3rd, 2013 @ 6:37pm CDT
Optimus' catchphrase: "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" doesn't seem like it would be well supported in China does it?

Just sayin...

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