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Postby 8 bit » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:57 pm

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Liege Evilmus wrote:You know what, good for him! And even better, good for us.

I say that because I did my best to avoid as many spoilers as possible for TF1, but with the amount of information out there, even in unrelated threads, I was getting information.

I wasn't happy about that, I wanted to see the movie fresh and not go in knowing every detail, and sadly, knowing every detail is just what happened :sad:

So go on, keep us guessing, give us goose chases, but more so, give us a good follow up that will entertain us with things we didn't already know!

I know not everyone feels this way, but for me...


The same thing happened to me. I didn't read the script, but I watched every single piece of footage that made it's way onto the internet, because I just couldn't wait. It kind of spoiled the movie for me as I went from one scene I knew to the next. I plan on going into TF2 without watching a single preview...but I really doubt that'll happen. :P
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Postby CInemastique » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:06 pm

Umm... Didn't fan suggestion HELP Bay on the first movie? He decided to redesign Megatron's head, voice-audition Peter Cullen, and (presumably) renamed Soundwave to Frenzy in part because fans revolted at the initial premise.

The universe is established, and that helps, but I'd be a lot more comfortable if he had said, "I'm going to really pay attention to the fans more, because the best parts of the first film were often things I drew from them."

Bay takes criticism so poorly, he absolutely refuses to even hear it anymore. He'd be so much better as a director if he realized he doesn't already know everything about everything better than anyone.

I'd kinda like James Cameron to helm one of these. Say what you want about TITANIC, but the man knows how to research source material down to the letter, and reinvision it. And we've seen in the Terminator movies, he's got the chops for cyberpunk action, and how to keep his audience in mind.
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Postby Brakethrough » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:09 pm

I like this move, because as enthusiastic as I was about the film, it was a headache to show up here and see nothing but venom about it. Don't worry, though. This just means the information curve will be a lot steeper than it was with TF1. When advertising, trailers and merch hits, we'll all have plenty to discuss.
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Postby Menbailee » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:25 pm

This actually works well for us. The treatment that's circulating, to my understanding, wasn't simply "fake;" it was considered and rejected. Having all those fakes out there will stop our bothering with spoilers or pointless fan-bickering over what's actually in the movie, but it'll let us in on the creative process of the writers. Don't like the movie we actually get? Just take a fake as the real thing if you like it better.

They're not wasting resources making the fakes. Writers come up with and throw out plenty of ideas, so we're getting to see that instead of having it all in the dustbin.
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Postby Methusalen » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:29 pm

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The only thing that would bug me? If one of the 'fake' scripts turns out to be a better film than the actual film...

But otherwise, I think it's a neat idea on Bay's side of things... If the fans react really positively to something in one of the 'leaked' scripts, I could see them using that idea in the finished product... Think of it as 'test screening'?
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Postby SoooTrypticon » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:12 am

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And so the mis-information campaign BEGINS!!!

HAHAHAHA! He is NEVER, never, ever, ever gonna live this one down. Brash, stupid, artless hack.

Soon he'll try to convince everyone he's making a "movie" and not another two hour long commercial for the army, ebay and oh, yeah, something called "Transformers."

But maybe that’s where the mis-information begins? Maybe there is no TINO 2. We can only hope…
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Postby Fireblast » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:19 am

If i were Michael Bay I would leak scripts then I would observe how fans reach to each one and then you have ffedback on what ideas that will please fans and ideas that would piss them off then take everything that pleases everyone and make a script on that. I will say the fake script leaked recently seemed a hell of a lot better than the first movie.
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Postby Swerve » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:23 am

CInemastique wrote:I'd kinda like James Cameron to helm one of these. Say what you want about TITANIC, but the man knows how to research source material down to the letter, and reinvision it. And we've seen in the Terminator movies, he's got the chops for cyberpunk action, and how to keep his audience in mind.


That's actually a pretty interesting suggestion. After all, James Cameron managed to take the established universe of Alien, a hugely succesful movie in it's on right, and made it even better with Aliens. Being a fan of the original movie directed by Ridley Scott, he set out to make a sequel and wrote the basic premise of what would become the story for the sequel. I think he remained very faithful to the source material while giving his vision a life of it's own. Many people would argue that Aliens is much better than Alien.
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Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:34 am

Unless he fakes the actual designs and toys I don't care. Flaming-faceplateless Prime and gorillascream bugged me more than anything at all in the script.
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Postby It Is Him » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:23 am

SoooTrypticon wrote:Brash, stupid, artless hack.


**** art.

I want a movie that I can take my dad to see.

I want robots. I want Optimus Prime and Starscream, and I want them to blow things up.
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Postby nitefall » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:29 am

This is actually a good idea. People that want to read the script before they see the movie are losers. It spoils all the fun and chances are, they were going to rag on the movie, good script or not. This isn't G1 anymore. I grew up watching Transformers, and while some of the products in recent years haven't been as great, the movie was definitely a 10 out of 10. The only thing that would've made it better was Frank Welker as Megatron. That being said, things change and you have to know how to move on or you'll be stuck rewatching G1 episodes ALL THE TIME!!!!
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Postby Stormrider » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:31 am

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Overall, reading a report like this from Michael Bay turns me off from the movie even more. The first movie had me partially interested because of the tidbits I heard before the movie. But seeing the first movie turned me off.

So, knowing that Bay is back at the helm for the second movie and now hearing that he is purposely throwing us false information- gives me less desire to pay attention to him or to watch the movie.
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Postby nitefall » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:35 am

And Optimus actually owned those flames. He made it work and that was in large part due to Peter Cullen's great voice acting. Starscream was pretty gorilla-like, but the only real complaint I have about him was his head. It's ugly. What Michael Bay is doing is making the Transformers proportionate to what they would be in reality. It's a realistic approach to the Transformers mytho and it's great. How else would you want him to make the movie? Blocky with three step transformations? Bay's take on Transformers was refreshing and exciting.
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Postby Shadowman » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:38 am

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SoooTrypticon wrote:Soon he'll try to convince everyone he's making a "movie" and not another two hour long commercial for the army, ebay and oh, yeah, something called "Transformers."


So...instead of a commercial for the Army, you just want a commercial for toys?

Seems like a step backward or two.

Megatron_Wolf wrote:Im sure he'll mess up some were. And im sure that there are people out there that will get a hold of the real info. Hell he's saying this so he might just leak real info and because of this we'll think its fake. This could get interesting.


That's the beauty of it! With fake scripts running around, even IF we saw the real one, we wouldn't know which is which!
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Postby Starscreams bad comedy » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:02 am

Stormrider wrote:Overall, reading a report like this from Michael Bay turns me off from the movie even more. The first movie had me partially interested because of the tidbits I heard before the movie. But seeing the first movie turned me off.

So, knowing that Bay is back at the helm for the second movie and now hearing that he is purposely throwing us false information- gives me less desire to pay attention to him or to watch the movie.



^This

Color me uninterested. Im wont be seeing the second one. Not unless they get some new writers and director.
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Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:28 am

nitefall wrote:And Optimus actually owned those flames. He made it work and that was in large part due to Peter Cullen's great voice acting. Starscream was pretty gorilla-like, but the only real complaint I have about him was his head. It's ugly. What Michael Bay is doing is making the Transformers proportionate to what they would be in reality. It's a realistic approach to the Transformers mytho and it's great. How else would you want him to make the movie? Blocky with three step transformations? Bay's take on Transformers was refreshing and exciting.

Well, I actually don't care about the flames. I just wanted the alliteration. Star Scream and faceplateless Prime just bugged me tho and to some extent still do. Megatron too, since I'm seeing the toy more lately than the CG when I think of him.

"proportionate to what they would be in reality" is really in the eye of the beholder ... but the point is the plot is largely moot. It's not very hard to make this kind of movie writing-wise.
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Postby Swerve » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:07 am

Gauntlet101010 wrote:
nitefall wrote:And Optimus actually owned those flames. He made it work and that was in large part due to Peter Cullen's great voice acting. Starscream was pretty gorilla-like, but the only real complaint I have about him was his head. It's ugly. What Michael Bay is doing is making the Transformers proportionate to what they would be in reality. It's a realistic approach to the Transformers mytho and it's great. How else would you want him to make the movie? Blocky with three step transformations? Bay's take on Transformers was refreshing and exciting.

Well, I actually don't care about the flames. I just wanted the alliteration. Star Scream and faceplateless Prime just bugged me tho and to some extent still do. Megatron too, since I'm seeing the toy more lately than the CG when I think of him.

"proportionate to what they would be in reality" is really in the eye of the beholder ... but the point is the plot is largely moot. It's not very hard to make this kind of movie writing-wise.


I think Starscream is the only one that still bothers me a little bit. I get the whole "alien look" approach, but he appeared more to me like a mutant moth, down to even the brown color, than an alien robot that can transform into an F-22.

Maybe at the end of the movie, Starscream wasn't escaping Earth but rather trying to fly to the sun, you know, like a moth attracted to a bright light.
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Postby opjet » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:31 am

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Postby City Commander » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:31 am

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Well, if that's how he wants to play.



Same deal as last time for me. Don't care about the movie, don't want to spoil it for meself, but show me what tfs I can expect to buy next year!


I doubt Hasbro would go all out and make decoy toys too :P
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Postby BigDude » Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:12 am

Can't wait for the fake that says WE'RE USING LOTS OF G1 DESIGNS!
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Postby mattyc1007 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:02 am

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Postby Heavy B » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:12 am

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this could itself be a fake. but if its a fake the decoys are true. and if they release more then one anyone of them could be true. they could all be fake....and.....uhhhh

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Postby Scaleface » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:15 am

Honestly now he doesn't need to do anything, because all the leaks will be seen as fake, even if they are true. Look at that leaked script from the firsat movie, It was supposedly old and unused according to him, but it was 80%+ accurate to the final product.
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Postby Ploptimus Prime » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:18 am

Just when I thought this guy couldn't be a bigger douchebag...
Many directors and production companies use misinformation, most directors don't actually TALK about it in an almost spiteful way to the fans. It's a bit of an "F you" to the zealous fanbase.
Problem is, I disagree with the "won over most audiences" line. Bay needs to pull his head out of his butt and realize that one marginally good movie doesn't make up for the turd that was Pearl Harbor, and that he needs to step off of his high horse. I get the feeling he thinks that he is THE "Transformers" guy in hollywood now, which makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little. These movies should've been Brian Singer's... Bay will only further ruin the TF's as we know them.
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Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:20 am

The Master Blaster wrote:Well, if that's how he wants to play.



Same deal as last time for me. Don't care about the movie, don't want to spoil it for meself, but show me what tfs I can expect to buy next year!


I doubt Hasbro would go all out and make decoy toys too :P
You know, that makes me think, considering the frequency of Hasbro's prototype leaks, that in itself is going to throw a lot of the "fake" stuff out the window at least in the design catagory.

But this whole thing reeks of, "Even though the fans were right on a lot of points on the first movie & the changes made it even better, I'm just going to completely ignore any input they might have & do my own thing, & when fans cry out about something I do that they don't like, it'll be too late, because they'll be spending too much time arguing about wether it's actually legit or not."
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