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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 11:33am CDTCategory: Movie Related News
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Posted by First-Aid on July 6th, 2022 @ 11:44am CDT
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Posted by DeathReviews on July 7th, 2022 @ 11:07am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:wow. no. i expect big budget cuts on visuals and look at how they say halo is a great show. all out.
Yep. I don't see how they can make it 'live' action, because they'd have to CGI all the Transformers, therefore it would NOT be a 'live' show. What that says to me is that (IF this is true), it would be an all-human perspective dope opera type show, similar to the Bayverse movies, but with even LESS transformers. Cost limitations would throttle the amount of time any Transformers appear, on screen, in robot mode. Most of the time they would probably be kept in alt modes, and 'talk' through their communicators, and be used as mere sounding boards for the human characters, who would be the REAL focus of any show they make.
Among my many other gripes about the Bayverse movies is that they rely too heavily on the human characters for artificially injected drama. It's supposed to be about Transformers - living robots with real feelings and emotions of their own. Yet that doesn't get properly conveyed. In each instance, the Transformers are made almost secondary characters in the films, with the humans front and center.
I know it's tough and stretches belief to get audiences to emotionally invest in robot characters based on their performances. But if Hollywood can't do that, then it says more about their own lack of skill as writers and entertainers. If they were half as clever and professional as they pretend to be, they would try, and find a way to make it work. Instead, we get 'live action' Transformers that are some of the most soul-less, ridiculous, cardboard cut-out stereotypes that can be imagined. I find the fake 'personalities' that Bayverse slaps onto most of the Transformer characters to be an insult to my intelligence.
Posted by AutobotDad on July 7th, 2022 @ 11:50am CDT
If we assumed at most a budget of around 10 million an episode (on par with halo and close to something like the mandalorian) and a ten episode run you’re looking at something around the budget of the bumblebee movie but 2-3 times longer run time.
I think Mr. Cena had mentioned be down to return (though he may not be available (Peacemaker)) I could see this as a way to continue the Bumblebee story?
I do agree that they wouldn’t have the budget for lots of bots with lots of screen time. I think the rig HR story and the right directors could make a worthwhile show though. At the end of the day I want more TF content and more mainstream content.
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Day 921 of waiting for Transformers Armada Masterpiece news.
Posted by MaximalNui on July 11th, 2022 @ 5:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Just have Japan make a Tokusatsu adaptation of Masterforce, robot costumes and Pretender suits and all.
Or full-body puppets, like the Skeksis and Garthim from The Dark Crystal. Save the CG purely for the transformations and smaller/larger bots and keep the average ones practical on each mode.
But yeah, Transformers is one of the series that really don't work in live action unless it's a big-budget production that can afford the digital SFX. True, some streaming series have shown pretty good effects on par with actual movies, but given their work so far on stuff like The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder, I'm not hopeful.