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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby hausjam » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:28 pm

I still would be interested in hearing a rationalization why Cybertronian Optimus Prime has truck windows on his chest. Did Alpha Trion have a premonition that Optimus would eventually need to travel to another planet and blend in with the fleshling's delivery vehicles? Just because we didn't question 1980's cartoon logic doesn't mean I won't question 2019 movie logic. ILM designers have gotten criminally lazy since GL sold them off.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:26 pm

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hausjam wrote:I still would be interested in hearing a rationalization why Cybertronian Optimus Prime has truck windows on his chest. Did Alpha Trion have a premonition that Optimus would eventually need to travel to another planet and blend in with the fleshling's delivery vehicles? Just because we didn't question 1980's cartoon logic doesn't mean I won't question 2019 movie logic. ILM designers have gotten criminally lazy since GL sold them off.
It's because Travis Knight wanted him to look like G1 Optimus.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby TulioDude » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:50 pm

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Re: ILM Post Case Study of Bumblebee Movie and Bumblebee Statue Lands At Pier 39, San Francisco

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:44 pm

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These are gorgeous right here.

And they are proof to me that I really really REALLY wish these designs would have been the foundation of a new, different universe movie or TV series. They are so cool, but so at odds with the design from this universe that I really like that that dominates the rest of the movie.

Still love them though, just needed to be in a different place.

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Seibertron Video Interview with Bumblebee Movie Writer Christina Hodson

Postby william-james88 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:12 pm

We have a fun feature for you today. The Seibertron site got to meet the writer for Bumblebee, Christina Hodson, for an interview conducted by our very own Jon Bailey. There was more fun to be had as well:

Go with Jon Bailey (voices of Shockwave & Soundwave) to Paramount Studios to interview Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, create the sounds of Bumblenee with foley artists Dawn Lunsford and Alicia Stevenson & go under the hood of the actual VW Bumblebee car with mechanic Sarah Lyon! BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Knight » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:09 am

I love that when you go to the link to look at all of them, you get to arcee, and they have a headshot of one of the 3rd party toys.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Randomhero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:12 am

Rodimus Knight wrote:I love that when you go to the link to look at all of them, you get to arcee, and they have a headshot of one of the 3rd party toys.



Not the first time it’s happened. I still remember watching the SFX section of the first movie and of course the main animator that’s interviewed was someone who looks like a stereotypical transformers nerd. Over weight, glasses, transformers shirt and a desk that is engulfed in toys and what’s right in front of them all? Fansproject city commander.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby joevill » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 am

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Way to go Jon!!! :APPLAUSE: ;)^ :BOWDOWN:

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Re: Seibertron Video Interview with Bumblebee Movie Writer Christina Hodson

Postby o.supreme » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:28 am

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BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)
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Re: Seibertron Video Interview with Bumblebee Movie Writer Christina Hodson

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:44 am

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BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)

Well it was a one day thing, and how do we know what was on the tape? It could have just been a Rick roll with Bee's face over Rick Astley ;)
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ratman_tf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:36 pm

hausjam wrote:I still would be interested in hearing a rationalization why Cybertronian Optimus Prime has truck windows on his chest. Did Alpha Trion have a premonition that Optimus would eventually need to travel to another planet and blend in with the fleshling's delivery vehicles? Just because we didn't question 1980's cartoon logic doesn't mean I won't question 2019 movie logic. ILM designers have gotten criminally lazy since GL sold them off.


They don't look specifically like truck windows to me.

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Maybe you're interpreting the shapes that way because we know he eventually gains his truck alt mode.
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Re: Seibertron Video Interview with Bumblebee Movie Writer Christina Hodson

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:49 pm

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BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)
April Fools Day sure was fun, wasn't it? ;)
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Re: Seibertron Video Interview with Bumblebee Movie Writer Christina Hodson

Postby o.supreme » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:20 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)
April Fools Day sure was fun, wasn't it? ;)


Normally I dont care for fake news on April 1st, but yeah, that one was kind of fun....
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Megatron Wolf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:44 pm

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby jON3.0 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:34 pm

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Re: Seibertron Video Interview with Bumblebee Movie Writer Christina Hodson

Postby jON3.0 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:35 pm

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BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)


Actually they DIDN’T! They mailed out limited edition VHS tapes of the movie to the press! I got one!!
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Re: Seibertron Video Interview with Bumblebee Movie Writer Christina Hodson

Postby Randomhero » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:53 am

jON3.0 wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
BUMBLEBEE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL, DVD, BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD!


They forgot VHS ;)


Actually they DIDN’T! They mailed out limited edition VHS tapes of the movie to the press! I got one!!



Great work Jon! Also great work in Bumblebee! Your Shockwave and Soundwave were spot on! My friends really thought that was Corey Burton and Frank Welker! I said “no! That’s the guy who does the voice in Homest Trailers and he actually played Optimus Prime in a cartoon!” It blew their mind.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby padfoo » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:41 pm

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They sure do, I stated that in another post. I felt that way too when I saw the planet design and layout of Cybertron in the opening minutes for Bumblebee! It's amazing
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Paramount Approved How Bumblebee Should Have Ended Video featuring Jon Bailey

Postby william-james88 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:48 pm

As you know, Seibertron's very own Jon Bailey voiced both Shockwave and Soundwave in the Bumblebee movie. And now, for the How it Should Have Ended youtube video for Bumblebee, Jon gets to voice every other Transformer (except for Bumblebee). So you can hear him as Soundwave and Shockwave again along with ratchet and of course Optimus Prime, who he previously voiced in Combiner Wars (as well as the prep voice in the Bumblebee film). Pretty cool to see that it's all the same person voicing all those bots. Paramount has approved of this youtube video as well, which is always an added bonus for fanwork. We hope you enjoy it, it's a pretty funny video, especially all the Optimus bits.

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Lore Keeper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm

Jon's voice talents are insane! It's become almost impossible to tell his voice from Peter Cullen's. If Hasbro doesn't hand the reins over to him when Peter decides he's done, it would be a crime.
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:47 pm

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Just finished watching my copy of Bumblebee, loved it as much as I did in the theatre.

I've really fallen in love with the designs used in the movie. The Cybertron scenes are great live action FOC designs, and the Earth designs are great. I love Shatter and Dropkick, Decepticons done much better justice, and wholly original! Dropkick is unhinged and Shatter just oozes Decepticon when she speaks
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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Aimless Misfire » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:29 pm

Why do they have to push "FEMALE" on everything these days? As if women are something new & never existed before now. We're here with FEMALE mechanics & I love writing FEMALE characters & it's about time Transformers had a FEMALE lead. WTF? Ok, feminists & SJW's, we get it, women can do stuff. Newsflash: NOBODY CARES! Now please stop shoving it in our face. Transformers is a BOYS toy line, it was originally for MALES. Now piss off & go back to where you belong & make a Strawberry Shortcake or Rainbow Brite movie for FEMALES. Jeez, enough is enough.


Why is nobody bitching about this? All you see is everybody bitching about SJW Star Wars & Captain Marvel but Bumblebee gets a free pass? Why is nobody talking about women pushing their BS here? Who cares if a male or female is a mechanic? Seriously! It doesn't matter if you have a penis or a vagina to fix cars. This world is getting more ridiculous & insane by the hour. :BOOM:
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