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Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 2:59PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian Deadput brings us some more Transformers: The Last Knight news this fine day, with source including usual suspects Transformers Cars on Facebook, Mlive.com. The contents? Crosshairs in vehicle mode - is this confirmation to his return? - and some more shots of the drones and the Detroit location being set up. Check it all out below!

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit


An array of giant metallic contraptions have landed at the long-vacant Packard Plant as preparations are being made for the filming of the next "Transformers" movie.

Among the crumbling concrete of the sprawling former Detroit automotive plant, scenes for the fifth Transformers movie, staring Mark Wahlberg, are beginning to take shape.

Two Chicago Transit Authority trains are positioned as if they careened off their artificial rail lines, and giant gears and machinery lie in pieces around the set.


Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit

Transformers News: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit
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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799661)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:14pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronians, thanks to fellow user Bronzewolf, and following on form our earlier news story about confirmation of a rumored character, we now get to see said rumored character. Via Michael Bay's Instagram account, look below for spoilers, and check out...

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michaelbay: My talented young co-star of Transformers, Isabela Moner. And and introducing a new character, Squeeks..


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And another, courtesy of fellow user Deadput, from Micheal Bay's Flickr account.

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So what do you think of this newest addition to the Transformers cast? Let us know in the comments below.
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Posted by Deadput on June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:14pm CDT
edit: ninjed at the last second whoops!
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Posted by Deadput on June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:16pm CDT
And from Bay's flickr it's Squeaks!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelbay/27759682151/


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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799664)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:17pm CDT
Well, at least it's a practical set piece for the actors to interact with rather than a purely CGI creation.
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799666)
Posted by Emerje on June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:18pm CDT
I assumed when the rumor mentioned British Transformers and talk about location scouting around Stonehenge they'd be found in the UK somewhere. But it looks like Squeaks, an apparently rusty blue Vespa (makes sense), is right in Detroit.

Also there goes the theory on those being code names for familiar characters like they did in the previous movies.

EDIT: Oh Crap! It's T-Bob! M.A.S.K. crossover confirmed! (Not really.)

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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799669)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:24pm CDT
Fixit?!? Is that you?

My, the years have not been kind :-P
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799676)
Posted by Evil Eye on June 22nd, 2016 @ 4:49pm CDT
Awww, that thing is adorable!
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Posted by Sigma Magnus on June 22nd, 2016 @ 5:21pm CDT
...what does he turn into? :HEADHURTS:
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Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on June 22nd, 2016 @ 5:23pm CDT
Looks like he turns into some kinds bike.
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799687)
Posted by Deadput on June 22nd, 2016 @ 5:35pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:...what does he turn into? :HEADHURTS:



A Vespa we already know this.
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Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on June 22nd, 2016 @ 5:40pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Sigma Magnus wrote:...what does he turn into? :HEADHURTS:



A Vespa we already know this.


Ahh that's cool. I think it's pretty awesome that they actually made a model for this guy instead of entirely CGI. Looks like they used real Vespa parts too.
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799691)
Posted by RainyDayMan2k on June 22nd, 2016 @ 5:50pm CDT
The first thing that comes to my mind when seeing Squeaks is:

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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799695)
Posted by Deadput on June 22nd, 2016 @ 6:11pm CDT
Thanks to Bay's flickr account we have a better view on Megatron's face.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelba ... ateposted/


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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799701)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on June 22nd, 2016 @ 6:16pm CDT
Is that old-fashioned horror movie candy red blood, or paint on his face?
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 22nd, 2016 @ 7:16pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Thanks to Bay's flickr account we have a better view on Megatron's face.
If it is Megatron, that is.

Remember, the original "Megatron Will Return" message was from a different image of a Decepticon symbol with glowing red eyes.
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Posted by Emerje on June 22nd, 2016 @ 7:29pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:Is that old-fashioned horror movie candy red blood, or paint on his face?


Paint, probably, Optimus has it as well.

Anyway, I took a second and adjusted the brightness on the image. Pretty interesting round head, almost G1 shaped.

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Emerje
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 22nd, 2016 @ 8:14pm CDT
Crosshairs has a new spoiler. Cool. and Squeeks is adorable really
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799727)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 22nd, 2016 @ 8:23pm CDT
Seibertronian Deadput has been on fire today. His most recent find for us to news revolves around a new and better image of the head that has been rumored to be Megatron! Micheal Bay uploaded this new image on his Flicker account, and it shows off more of the head and even manages to tease the upper chest/neck area just below the head. Seibertronian Emerje even took the time to adjust the lighting so that we could get a better look at the character. Check out the images mirrored below and let us know what you think in the comments section, and as always stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all your latest Transformers News and Galleries.

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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799734)
Posted by padfoo on June 22nd, 2016 @ 8:39pm CDT
Wow! for a second I thought it was an image from a new Stars Wars short! alt modes going to be similar to this!

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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799746)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 22nd, 2016 @ 9:36pm CDT
Deadput wrote:And from Bay's flickr it's Squeaks!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelbay/27759682151/


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maybe ?

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Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on June 22nd, 2016 @ 9:43pm CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:
maybe ?

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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799758)
Posted by DeathReviews on June 22nd, 2016 @ 10:51pm CDT
Bayverse, IMO, has dropped the ball so many times with Megatron's appearances that I'm weary of investing any effort into 'anticipating' how they will screw up with him next....
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799759)
Posted by #Sideways# on June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:00pm CDT
Firstly, has anyone noticed the shoe beneath Squeaks?

Second-off, I feel sorry for the people who have to make toys of this thing. It's going to be just like the Arcee triplets. :HEADHURTS:

... You can stand on your own, Chromia, I believe in you...
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Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:20pm CDT
#Sideways# wrote:Firstly, has anyone noticed the shoe beneath Squeaks?

Second-off, I feel sorry for the people who have to make toys of this thing. It's going to be just like the Arcee triplets. :HEADHURTS:

... You can stand on your own, Chromia, I believe in you...

Yeah, there's a guy behind him, you can see his arm near his side ;)
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Posted by JazZeke on June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:21pm CDT
I have a friend who is a scooter collector/enthusiast, and Squeaks' design offends her deeply. :lol:
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Posted by RiddlerJ on June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:22pm CDT
Sorry to be a Negative Nancy but can't help but think they dropped the ball by not giving us Unicron by now.

I saw this poster and thought, we had twenty years to have Unicron doing this to earth.

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Posted by Deadput on June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:44pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:Sorry to be a Negative Nancy but can't help but think they dropped the ball by not giving us Unicron by now.

I saw this poster and thought, we had twenty years to have Unicron doing this to earth.

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Unicron is the worst thing they could do especially since he is a one dimension character from the start Unicron should be one of the last villains because they do him now what are they going to do next?
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Posted by Emerje on June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:47pm CDT
A giant threat like Unicron would be the perfect villain for when they get around to doing a big Hasbro universe movie. It would definitely give them a cause to come together and fight against including ROM from deep space.

Emerje
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Posted by Deadput on June 22nd, 2016 @ 11:57pm CDT
Emerje wrote:A giant threat like Unicron would be the perfect villain for when they get around to doing a big Hasbro universe movie. It would definitely give them a cause to come together and fight against including ROM from deep space.

Emerje



That would be good yes but if they bring him they better build him up because everyone including people who want Unicron are going to complain if he just shows up half arsed and then dies and never being brought up again.
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Posted by Decepticon Stryker on June 23rd, 2016 @ 1:39am CDT
Deadput wrote:
Emerje wrote:A giant threat like Unicron would be the perfect villain for when they get around to doing a big Hasbro universe movie. It would definitely give them a cause to come together and fight against including ROM from deep space.

Emerje



That would be good yes but if they bring him they better build him up because everyone including people who want Unicron are going to complain if he just shows up half arsed and then dies and never being brought up again.

This is my personal opinion, but if Unicron does show up I'd like him to be voiced by Michael Bay. It'd make sense having an all powerful destroyer voiced by an all powerful destroyer (Though I do have a soft spot for the Movieverse...).
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799775)
Posted by Va'al on June 23rd, 2016 @ 1:51am CDT
Thank to the official Transformers: the Last Knight Snapchat account - and the hard work of D-Maximus_Primal - we have some images from the set of Michael Bay's movie, featuring the returning Barricade with his 'to punish and enslave' motto, the crew hat with the movie Optimus Prime head logo, and a potential teaser at a fire truck character, who might just be actually part of the safety crew instead. Check them out below!

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Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799776)
Posted by Deadput on June 23rd, 2016 @ 1:55am CDT
Since the firetruck says Detroit Fire Department I'm going to assume it's just a normal vehicle.
Re: Images and More - Transformers: The Last Knight: Crosshairs, Drones, Detroit (1799782)
Posted by SeventhSage on June 23rd, 2016 @ 3:21am CDT
I really hope that's inferno!
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Posted by SeventhSage on June 23rd, 2016 @ 3:25am CDT
Resembles a certain orange mini con...
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Posted by kriksix on June 23rd, 2016 @ 5:49am CDT
eh. so Bumblebee will be able to talk so we need another cute bot that communicates in cute beeps and squeaks. initial dread, but I can kinda see it working with the girl. the premise of TF1 with Sam and Bee but younger, smaller, cuter. ok.

hoping also we have some Autobots with a bit more of a sense of honour and nobility this time. the Wreckers, the AOE bots and even Ironhide all seemed to find protecting innocent life forms an annoyance and a chore.
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Posted by Kurona on June 23rd, 2016 @ 5:56am CDT
kriksix wrote:eh. so Bumblebee will be able to talk so we need another cute bot that communicates in cute beeps and squeaks. initial dread, but I can kinda see it working with the girl. the premise of TF1 with Sam and Bee but younger, smaller, cuter. ok.

hoping also we have some Autobots with a bit more of a sense of honour and nobility this time. the Wreckers, the AOE bots and even Ironhide all seemed to find protecting innocent life forms an annoyance and a chore.

Oh don't worry, according to rumours Drift is back so you'll get all that packed into a terrible Japanese stereotype that I'm surprised I didn't see more people mad about.
Sorry, watched AOE yesterday so I'm a bit jaded

On the positive side, I am just realising what Squeaks and the young female protagonist means - that they're trying to appeal to a younger audience so it should be a bit more child-friendly and fun, and we'll actually have a main female protagonist who isn't just the most obvious horny teenager views incentive. So... it's progress.
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Posted by kriksix on June 23rd, 2016 @ 6:08am CDT
Kurona wrote:
kriksix wrote:eh. so Bumblebee will be able to talk so we need another cute bot that communicates in cute beeps and squeaks. initial dread, but I can kinda see it working with the girl. the premise of TF1 with Sam and Bee but younger, smaller, cuter. ok.

hoping also we have some Autobots with a bit more of a sense of honour and nobility this time. the Wreckers, the AOE bots and even Ironhide all seemed to find protecting innocent life forms an annoyance and a chore.

Oh don't worry, according to rumours Drift is back so you'll get all that packed into a terrible Japanese stereotype that I'm surprised I didn't see more people mad about.
Sorry, watched AOE yesterday so I'm a bit jaded

On the positive side, I am just realising what Squeaks and the young female protagonist means - that they're trying to appeal to a younger audience so it should be a bit more child-friendly and fun, and we'll actually have a main female protagonist who isn't just the most obvious horny teenager views incentive. So... it's progress.


ha yeah, agreed. Drift and Hound killing life forms in AOE simply because they were ugly or caught unawares is SO not the Autobot way. right..? well I can understand some Autobots being slightly deviant, but ALL of them except for Prime and Bee..? I wouldn't have minded the Japanese honour stereotype so much if Drift actually was honourable..
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Posted by kriksix on June 23rd, 2016 @ 6:14am CDT
also also. "Squeaks"? really?

hoping it's a placeholder name. but what actual Autobot could this little guy be derived from or take his name from...

I'm thinking Gears..

or..?

any good minicon names?
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Posted by Kurona on June 23rd, 2016 @ 6:15am CDT
kriksix wrote:
Kurona wrote:
kriksix wrote:eh. so Bumblebee will be able to talk so we need another cute bot that communicates in cute beeps and squeaks. initial dread, but I can kinda see it working with the girl. the premise of TF1 with Sam and Bee but younger, smaller, cuter. ok.

hoping also we have some Autobots with a bit more of a sense of honour and nobility this time. the Wreckers, the AOE bots and even Ironhide all seemed to find protecting innocent life forms an annoyance and a chore.

Oh don't worry, according to rumours Drift is back so you'll get all that packed into a terrible Japanese stereotype that I'm surprised I didn't see more people mad about.
Sorry, watched AOE yesterday so I'm a bit jaded

On the positive side, I am just realising what Squeaks and the young female protagonist means - that they're trying to appeal to a younger audience so it should be a bit more child-friendly and fun, and we'll actually have a main female protagonist who isn't just the most obvious horny teenager views incentive. So... it's progress.


ha yeah, agreed. Drift and Hound killing life forms in AOE simply because they were ugly or caught unawares is SO not the Autobot way. right..? well I can understand some Autobots being slightly deviant, but ALL of them except for Prime and Bee..? I wouldn't have minded the Japanese honour stereotype so much if Drift actually was honourable..

I kinda get a lot of the autobots being that way, especially given the circumstances (circumstances being very contrived and out of nowhere, mind), because they are that way in a lot of series - and it's Optimus that has to hold them back, and bring them back to their senses that they're protectors of innocent lives and they shouldn't hurt humans.
... except he's about as bloodthirsty if not more bloodthirsty than all of them combined. It's the centerpiece problem I have with all the films, really - just hearing Optimus say "Kill the humans!", "Kill them all!", "I'll kill you!" or some variation thereof, especially coming from Peter Cullen just... it just hurts.

Still... I suppose I should save this for the AOE rants thread. If there is an AOE rants thread. Which, considering I've seen a lot of people here say even if they liked the films they hated AOE, is probably not too unlikely.
But yeah, Last Knight. Guess I should be a bit more positive.
Positive things to say, positive things to say...
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Squeaks is adorable!
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 23rd, 2016 @ 7:28am CDT
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Wall-E meets the Transformers. :lol: Well, I can't say it is not interesting to see a practical Transformer on set.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on June 23rd, 2016 @ 7:49am CDT
Kurona wrote:
kriksix wrote:eh. so Bumblebee will be able to talk so we need another cute bot that communicates in cute beeps and squeaks. initial dread, but I can kinda see it working with the girl. the premise of TF1 with Sam and Bee but younger, smaller, cuter. ok.

hoping also we have some Autobots with a bit more of a sense of honour and nobility this time. the Wreckers, the AOE bots and even Ironhide all seemed to find protecting innocent life forms an annoyance and a chore.

Oh don't worry, according to rumours Drift is back so you'll get all that packed into a terrible Japanese stereotype that I'm surprised I didn't see more people mad about.
Sorry, watched AOE yesterday so I'm a bit jaded

On the positive side, I am just realising what Squeaks and the young female protagonist means - that they're trying to appeal to a younger audience so it should be a bit more child-friendly and fun, and we'll actually have a main female protagonist who isn't just the most obvious horny teenager views incentive. So... it's progress.


So, because he's a samurai played by a Japanese guy, he's obviously a stereotype. Right.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 23rd, 2016 @ 8:24am CDT
To be fair to the AoE bots though, they had been hunted down and exterminated, and those 5 were all that were left. I think that there would be good reason not to care for humanity when part of it killed their comrades.

Now other movies are down to the movie-verse being darker and less caring for collateral damage, but that's just this universe's deal.
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Posted by SlyTF1 on June 23rd, 2016 @ 8:30am CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:To be fair to the AoE bots though, they had been hunted down and exterminated, and those 5 were all that were left. I think that there would be good reason not to care for humanity when part of it killed their comrades.

Now other movies are down to the movie-verse being darker and less caring for collateral damage, but that's just this universe's deal.


They were the type of Autobots who would survive a situation like that. Everyone else was either too passive, or just caught off guard. These guys seemed like they would always have their guard up. There isn't a single new Autobot in AOE I don't like.
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 23rd, 2016 @ 8:35am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:To be fair to the AoE bots though, they had been hunted down and exterminated, and those 5 were all that were left. I think that there would be good reason not to care for humanity when part of it killed their comrades.

Now other movies are down to the movie-verse being darker and less caring for collateral damage, but that's just this universe's deal.


They were the type of Autobots who would survive a situation like that. Everyone else was either too passive, or just caught off guard. These guys seemed like they would always have their guard up. There isn't a single new Autobot in AOE I don't like.

I also really liked the new Autobots. Each was different and had some fun stuff. Crosshair's trenchcoat was pretty sweet
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 23rd, 2016 @ 8:39am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:So, because he's a samurai played by a Japanese guy, he's obviously a stereotype. Right.
No, it's how he was played. He was given an exaggerated accent (Ken Watanabe does not sound in real life quite like how Drift sounded), he used Japanese terms that Americans know but only used them out of their proper meaning because of how pop culture has constantly used those terms incorrectly, he presented himself as a well-behaved bot of honor yet kept doing lot of disrespectful and dishonorable things throughout the movie, he spoke proverbs for no reason other than his having a Japanese motif as said proverbs never fit the context of the situations in which he spoke them and which only incited ill reactions from his teammates (particularly Crosshairs)... Drift is a far cry from a respective representation of a Japanese Samurai character. Beast Wars Dinobot, or even the character-less Swordbot Samurai Team members from Transformers Go!, were far more accurate expressions of how an actual Samurai would be like.
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Posted by JazZeke on June 23rd, 2016 @ 11:05am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:So, because he's a samurai played by a Japanese guy, he's obviously a stereotype. Right.
No, it's how he was played. He was given an exaggerated accent (Ken Watanabe does not sound in real life quite like how Drift sounded), he used Japanese terms that Americans know but only used them out of their proper meaning because of how pop culture has constantly used those terms incorrectly, he presented himself as a well-behaved bot of honor yet kept doing lot of disrespectful and dishonorable things throughout the movie, he spoke proverbs for no reason other than his having a Japanese motif as said proverbs never fit the context of the situations in which he spoke them and which only incited ill reactions from his teammates (particularly Crosshairs)... Drift is a far cry from a respective representation of a Japanese Samurai character. Beast Wars Dinobot, or even the character-less Swordbot Samurai Team members from Transformers Go!, were far more accurate expressions of how an actual Samurai would be like.

Basically, they took Drift from the comics, dialed the weaboo factor that no one liked up to 11, and excised the few positive traits Drift did have (mostly thanks to James Roberts).
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Posted by Deadput on June 23rd, 2016 @ 2:14pm CDT
Drift is hardly an offensive stereotype like seriously guys it's an accent get over the movies trying to be diverse with it's cast.


You guys always blow everything out of proportion with this franchise I can't even enjoy looking at the news anymore without getting annoyed with comments especially with those people trying too hard to make Bay look like a horrible person for not making some grand mind blowing movie about robots from space.
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Posted by Kurona on June 23rd, 2016 @ 2:33pm CDT
Deadput wrote:Drift is hardly an offensive stereotype like seriously guys it's an accent get over the movies trying to be diverse with it's cast.


You guys always blow everything out of proportion with this franchise I can't even enjoy looking at the news anymore without getting annoyed with comments especially with those people trying too hard to make Bay look like a horrible person for not making some grand mind blowing movie about robots from space.

It's... not really diversity, no. It's a stereotype. And as Sabrblade laid out, it is definitely not just the accent.
If you're tired of seeing criticism, fine. But if you're going to respond to it at least read what you're responding to.
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Posted by Deadput on June 23rd, 2016 @ 2:49pm CDT
Kurona wrote:It's... not really diversity, no. It's a stereotype. And as Sabrblade laid out, it is definitely not just the accent.
If you're tired of seeing criticism, fine. But if you're going to respond to it at least read what you're responding to.



Here is the thing that is how you guys see Drift but it's not how I see it from my point of view which is what I was trying to say.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 23rd, 2016 @ 3:02pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:It's... not really diversity, no. It's a stereotype. And as Sabrblade laid out, it is definitely not just the accent.
If you're tired of seeing criticism, fine. But if you're going to respond to it at least read what you're responding to.



Here is the thing that is how you guys see Drift but it's not how I see it from my point of view which is what I was trying to say.
You don't see the problems because you don't recognize them. I've likely experienced more Japanese culture and history than you have, having studied the language for two semesters, taken several courses on East Asian humanities and religions, and having done an oral presentation on the history and essential facets of Bushido. The way AOE portrayed Drift's character was a galling misrepresentation of Japanese lifestyle and heritage, more resembling the typical American ignorance of the culture seen in many Hollywood works and pop culture rather than anything authentic to the culture that the movie was trying to imitate with Drift. He was more of a caricature than anything else.

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