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The HYPE of Transformers movies

Postby TulioDude » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:28 pm

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With this franchise having another movie soon and even more on the way,I though it would be interresting to look back on these films and see what make them stand out and made people come back.
I will share some my personal views on the subject,feel free to add your opnions later.

1)The music
One of the aspects of these movies I feel they always nail is to music.They have some amazing compositors for the sound who manage to convey the majestic nature of these beings,the emotion of the battles and sense of what happening around them.Even outside the original tracks I like how they combine the music composed by band of the film(Linkin Park in the first three,Imagine Dragons in the fourth and who knows what else in the future)with the more orchestral music in order to create a tone.

Here is some that stand out for me




2)The transformers themselves
Whenever there is one of them on the screen,you can feel is somethings special.The trasnformers since in the beginning of their creation managed to distinguish themselves of other fictional robots and the movies manage to capture that too.Its just never boring around them.
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3)the interactions and consequences with humankind
I find interresting how the series uses humans in the Transformers filled world they live in.How the interactions changed both species.Like how the presence of these robots in human history lead to the creation of Sector Seven,and other conspiracies.Or how in the present it shows different side of the humans whenever its for good(like Cade Yeager willing to risk his for Optimus) or bad(like the Cementery wind hunting the Transformers).
I always thought the use of soldiers alongside the Autobots was genious,because in the previous there always the question why the Autobots would have humans hanging around and the initial trilogy answers this by having the military helping them with the battles,showning they don't wanna depend solely on the Transformers for protections.

4)The proceeding adressing of critisquism
There many directions the movies took,some people liked some don't,but what think is worth noting is some of the complaints have been adressed in each sequel.Here is some I have noticed all these years from seeing comments and viewings the forums.

*With the first movie,some people complained about nothing happening,no figths,until the battle in the end(I dont how they managed to miss all the sequences in between,but I remenber this being a thing)
Since Revenge of The Fallen all the movies have big action scenes since the beginning.

*The weird humor like Bumblebee pissing,Wheelie's leg humping and others have been removed from the third onward,even the twins have been completely removed,because some people felt offended.

*The cast grew larger by each film,but with that it got harder to keep track of who is who and give everyone a spot to fully appear,which is one of the things I think Age of Extinction got right,it had a smaller cast of robots,but each got more impact and things to do and I find it great.

*Other kept complaning about the faces designs,so when Age of Extinction came out,everyone had either a huma face like with nose,mouths and etc;or a cool visor.

I am not saying the films are above critiquism,but they have legimitly good ideas and the crew is not deaf to the reactions of those who watch them.

5)Optimus's subtle but clear character development
I will admit this is a more of personal note,but one that I think its great one to talk about.
Optimus Prime always try to see the best of mankind,being the leader of his faction he has to maintain his cool,never lose hope and pass this confidence to his fellow soldiers.So after the first movie,with Megatron defeated,maybe the war that waged for many years would end.After that they form an alliance with earth's governments,who are afraid of any kind of Transformers,despite of their factions,but he hopes to reach peace with them.After a while the war is still going,he still carries foward his vision.He lost teammates along the way,he was betrayed by his mentor.The governments decide to exile the Autobots,but he keeps fighting for Earth.In the end he just kills Megatron wiht no second thought beacuse he doesn't want to go through this again.Then by Age of Extinction,the Autobots are being hunted by same people they
were helping to protect,so he is sad,he is rightfully pissed.All this time fighting this war,losing his friends,new enemies appear.It has an effect on him.He is done with this.Its one of the central themes of Age of Extinction,Optimus learning to have faith again.
Its something we don't see often with the character and it felt like a natural consequence of the previous films.


Those of my thoughs of why this series remains relevant.Can't wait to see what your opinions are.
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Re: The HYPE of Transformers movies

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:11 pm

I agree with just about everything, but especially this:
4)The proceeding adressing of critisquism

I mean, the Movies aren't perfect, they're not going to dethrone any of my favorite Transformer stories. But I do have to admire that the film crew genuinely seem to be keeping us nerds in mind as they continue this series -- and without just spouting off the cartoon movie quotes.
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Something the movies do really well (far better than other TF series, I'll say) is giving the sense that *anything* could be a robot in disguise. That radio on the counter, that helicopter that was reported shot down, the police officer you run to for help.... you can't trust anything. But there is also a fun aspect to it; for a solid week after seeing the first movie, I could not look at an object without imagining how it'd look as a Transformer. Always nice when a concept sticks with you like that!
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Re: The HYPE of Transformers movies

Postby TulioDude » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:45 am

Motto: "Never doubt the awesomess."
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Thanks for the reply!

Noideaforaname wrote:Something the movies do really well (far better than other TF series, I'll say) is giving the sense that *anything* could be a robot in disguise. That radio on the counter, that helicopter that was reported shot down, the police officer you run to for help.... you can't trust anything. But there is also a fun aspect to it; for a solid week after seeing the first movie, I could not look at an object without imagining how it'd look as a Transformer. Always nice when a concept sticks with you like that!


Yeah,those moments are so cool,I still feel chills with Barricade's first trasnformation or the Soundwave suprise appeareance on Dark of the Moon.
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