Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 2:14PM CST

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o.supreme wrote:
Bronzewolf in review 4 wrote:That's right! Somehow we're already half way through the second Machinima Transformers series,


Hate to burst your bubble there Bronzewolf, but there are 10 episodes to this series, your pain is going to have to endure a little longer, were not quite half way there yet.

...what?

westjames/notirish. wrote:There are 11 episodes... 4 is not the halfway point, 5 is.

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5. Let's get it over with.

We open again on the Metroplex/Trypticon fight, as the giant robot Kaiju charges the City Titan. Windblade checks in on the fighting as Hot Rod arrives and we get something new in the series. Something completely revolutionary...
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Diagonal split frames!

The dialogue in this scene is especially badly paced. It doesn't flow like a normal conversation, and it's so apparent you can't ignore it. Hot Rod and Windblade join the battle, and Hot Rod actually gets a couple cool shots here that flow really nicely thanks to some pretty good animation!
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Like this! This was awesome! I know, I didn't expect it from this series either.

Hot Rod realizes the spirit of Starscream is within Trypticon as he and Windblade try to assist Metroplex. The city robot is taken down eventually by Trypticon, however, and Trypticon finishes him off with the most ridiculous scene in the series.
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Hey, guys? Yeah, Godzilla Vs. Gigan called. They want their campiness back.

It appears that Metroplex is defeated as Emissary ejects himself from the Titan's body. As he runs from the battle, Trypticon spots him and eats him, absorbing his Laserblast power. Hot Rod realizes that he must free Emissary as the laser beams fired by the Combiners in the previous episode finally arrive at their target and start falling from the sky. It doesn't phase Trypticon, as he continues to terrorize the city.
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Yep, singlehandedly destroying the city more than Trypicon and Metroplex combined. Good job, guys.

We cut away from the action for a moment to a tank entering the Mistress of Flame's prayer chamber. It's revealed to be Megatron, who discovers the Mistress' body on the floor. She uses the last of the power in her spark to ask him if the combiners were successful in reactivating Fortress Maximus. He says he doesn't know anything about that. She tells him Overlord has returned, and dies.
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Finally, the sarcasm of Megatron has come to save us all.

Back in the battle, Hot Rod makes it inside of Trypticon to save Emissary, and launches back out through Trypticon's eye. He throws Emissary to Windblade as Trypticon bats him across the city. Windblade rushes to his aid and promises she'll send Ratchet to help him.
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Ratchet?? Why can't he be in the show? But...but..

She transforms and takes Emissary away, mentioning that they haven't been properly introduced. Emissary already knows who she is, however, as she's well known amongst the Titan Masters. Windblade laughs and says that she's "Quite the fan favorite".

Yeah.
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HAHAHA HASBRO YOU'RE VERY FUNNY WE GET IT

Overlord arrives on the scene, and starts threatening the injured Hot Rod. As he talks, he makes the most bizarre movements in both Combiner Wars or Titans Return. He flails around like something out of Food Fight. I shouldn't be reminded of Food Fight when watching your TV show/Movie. Just as kind of a general rule.
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Can someone put Disco music over this? Please?

Eventually Hot Rod tries to shoot Overlord, but yet again it does nothing. Overlord then says he has something for Hot Rod, bestowing upon him what appears to be an evil matrix, turning him into what is assumed to be Rodimus Unicronus, although we never see that. It's certainly a twist that I didn't see coming, and is actually pretty intriguing. With that, episode 5 is over.

It's certainly one of the more action-packed, interesting episodes out of the lot so far, but I'm not certain that makes it good. There are severe issues with the pacing of the dialogue, but we've come to expect that by now. There are times when Windblade and Hot Rod are talking where you can tell the two voice overs were recorded at separate times, and there's a lot of emotional disconnect because of it. The animation at times, though, is actually really good. It shows how much of an improvement it's had over the previous series. The mouth movements are tighter, closer to the words actually being spoken, and characters are far less jerky. It's so much better that Combiner Wars, and the series is so much more enjoyable because of it.

Well, that's episode 5! Wanna watch it for yourself? You can find it over on Go90. Please share your thoughts below in the Energon Pub forums! Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? I want to hear it! Thanks for reading, and I'll see you all next week!
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Mmm, yeah. Now THAT'S finger-licking good.
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Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925283)
Posted by Burn on December 5th, 2017 @ 2:15pm CST
This was easily the worst episode yet.

The dialogue between Hot Rod and Windblade was atrocious. Terrible writing, probably made worse by that stupid face mask of Hot Rods.

A bunch of lasers fired by Fortress Maximus can't stop Trypticon. But Hot Rod is able to blast a hole into his side with his little hand gun. Yeah, okay, whatever.

The only thing I did enjoy was the background music. They've nailed the 80's style well.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925291)
Posted by o.supreme on December 5th, 2017 @ 2:29pm CST
Bronzewolf wrote:
Hey, guys? Yeah, Godzilla Vs. [strike]Gigan[/strike] Megalon called. They want their campiness back.


fix'd that for ya ;) . But truly, Godzilla did a goofy dive very similar to this in Godzilla X Megaguirus (2000)

Oh yeah, and I forgot the moment when Hot Rod breaks out of Trypticon's eye (callback to TFTM), we see glass shatter, but the eye stays in tact...wait...what???
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925292)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 5th, 2017 @ 2:33pm CST
o.supreme wrote:
Bronzewolf wrote:
Hey, guys? Yeah, Godzilla Vs. [strike]Gigan[/strike] Megalon called. They want their campiness back.


fix'd that for ya ;) . But truly, Godzilla did a goofy dive very similar to this in Godzilla X Megaguirus (2000)


I just finished Megalon! Hilariously campy.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925296)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on December 5th, 2017 @ 2:47pm CST
So is the sole purpose of Hot Rod's face mask, they don't have to match lip flaps to sound?
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925312)
Posted by Etseterrestrial on December 5th, 2017 @ 4:06pm CST
The series has been a big improvement over CW, but I still can't get over the terrible lip sync and "conversations" being made between the characters.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925315)
Posted by karyuudo on December 5th, 2017 @ 4:42pm CST
I'm just amazed at how bad the writing and voice direction is for Hot Rod. I'm really shocked that we're listening to Judd Nelson, the same guy who's done Hot Rod in TFTM and TF Animated... and it's just horrendous. It's like he's tired / bored. :shock:
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925322)
Posted by King Kuuga on December 5th, 2017 @ 5:23pm CST
karyuudo wrote:I'm just amazed at how bad the writing and voice direction is for Hot Rod. I'm really shocked that we're listening to Judd Nelson, the same guy who's done Hot Rod in TFTM and TF Animated... and it's just horrendous. It's like he's tired / bored. :shock:

Exactly! He sounds so bored, Cullen sounded pretty lifeless, JDF isn't being allowed to emote... Perceptor is the only one who is fully expressive, although I'll grant Windblade and Overlord have some expression. The voice direction is just awful, and the awkward pauses in conversations aren't helping.

It's like this show is getting better and worse at the same time.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925337)
Posted by westjames/notirish. on December 5th, 2017 @ 7:39pm CST
Oh good, I wasn't the only one who was reminded of Food Fight. Wait no, that's a bad thing!
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925346)
Posted by Nexus Knight on December 5th, 2017 @ 9:05pm CST
This is an "eh" episode for me. I wish the voice work was better, because this would've been twice as better (and funnier) if it had. The animation is pretty, tho. Except...

Bronzewolf wrote:Overlord arrives on the scene, and starts threatening the injured Hot Rod. As he talks, he makes the most bizarre movements in both Combiner Wars or Titans Return. He flails around like something out of Food Fight. I shouldn't be reminded of Food Fight when watching your TV show/Movie. Just as kind of a general rule.


:BANG_HEAD: I hate you. I forgot that existed. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.

Kidding, or course. Keep up the good work!
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925377)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 6th, 2017 @ 8:01am CST
Haha, Food Fight. I was totally expecting Overlord to just randomly pirouette mid-strut.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925378)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 6th, 2017 @ 8:02am CST
Noideaforaname wrote:Haha, Food Fight. I was totally expecting Overlord to just randomly pirouette mid-strut.

Charlie Sheen is best Overlord.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925396)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on December 6th, 2017 @ 9:38am CST
Nexus Knight wrote:This is an "eh" episode for me. I wish the voice work was better, because this would've been twice as better (and funnier) if it had. The animation is pretty, tho. Except...

Bronzewolf wrote:Overlord arrives on the scene, and starts threatening the injured Hot Rod. As he talks, he makes the most bizarre movements in both Combiner Wars or Titans Return. He flails around like something out of Food Fight. I shouldn't be reminded of Food Fight when watching your TV show/Movie. Just as kind of a general rule.


:BANG_HEAD: I hate you. I forgot that existed. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.

Kidding, or course. Keep up the good work!


Okay, I've seen it mentioned a couple of times now... What is Food Fight?
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925400)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 6th, 2017 @ 9:43am CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:This is an "eh" episode for me. I wish the voice work was better, because this would've been twice as better (and funnier) if it had. The animation is pretty, tho. Except...

Bronzewolf wrote:Overlord arrives on the scene, and starts threatening the injured Hot Rod. As he talks, he makes the most bizarre movements in both Combiner Wars or Titans Return. He flails around like something out of Food Fight. I shouldn't be reminded of Food Fight when watching your TV show/Movie. Just as kind of a general rule.


:BANG_HEAD: I hate you. I forgot that existed. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.

Kidding, or course. Keep up the good work!


Okay, I've seen it mentioned a couple of times now... What is Food Fight?


Oh, young padawan. You have much to learn.



I recommend reading or watching something about the history of this film. This cost $65 Million to make, was delayed for over a decade, and the finished cut was stolen, so they had to redo everything over again.

I also recommend one of these three reviews. Extremely funny, and the movie really needs to be seen to be believed.


Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925412)
Posted by Sunstar on December 6th, 2017 @ 10:31am CST
I just wish the tumbler version of it was not so fraggin cut off. It feels like I am missing stuff. But for what it is, its okay. Although it sounds like they are talking into coffee tins.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925417)
Posted by o.supreme on December 6th, 2017 @ 10:58am CST
So I may be projecting out a bit but... The only way to own CW right now is as a bonus feature on the Target exclusive release of the Blu Ray of TF:TLK. I was thinking Hasbro might do the same for TR. However that becomes problematic in that the Bumblebee Movie isn't scheduled in theaters until 12/21/18, making for a Spring 2019 home media release. If we assume the PotP animated series will be late 2018 or early 2019 (now that I think about it...probably early 2019 by their schedule)...that means that it's end will probably coordinate near the release of the Bumblebee Movie on home media. Maybe it will include both series as bonus features? Or maybe...Hasbro will gives us one super craptacular special Blu Ray set with all 3 series included in its own release!?!... :-?
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925424)
Posted by Sunstar on December 6th, 2017 @ 12:07pm CST
I hope for a super craptacular Blueray general release. It annoys the slag out of me I cannot find it anywhere, and the tumbler site cuts it off.
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925427)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on December 6th, 2017 @ 12:35pm CST
Bronzewolf wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:This is an "eh" episode for me. I wish the voice work was better, because this would've been twice as better (and funnier) if it had. The animation is pretty, tho. Except...

Bronzewolf wrote:Overlord arrives on the scene, and starts threatening the injured Hot Rod. As he talks, he makes the most bizarre movements in both Combiner Wars or Titans Return. He flails around like something out of Food Fight. I shouldn't be reminded of Food Fight when watching your TV show/Movie. Just as kind of a general rule.


:BANG_HEAD: I hate you. I forgot that existed. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.

Kidding, or course. Keep up the good work!


Okay, I've seen it mentioned a couple of times now... What is Food Fight?


Oh, young padawan. You have much to learn.



I recommend reading or watching something about the history of this film. This cost $65 Million to make, was delayed for over a decade, and the finished cut was stolen, so they had to redo everything over again.

I also recommend one of these three reviews. Extremely funny, and the movie really needs to be seen to be believed.





Where does one find this film to watch? I don't see it available on Amazon.
Sorry to be a pain, I feel the need to watch this now.
Saddly, far more then I feel the need to read the IDW comics.

Never mind, I just found it. I left it saw two words first time. Good news, its apparently available for free with Prime. Yay
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925428)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 6th, 2017 @ 12:37pm CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Bronzewolf wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:This is an "eh" episode for me. I wish the voice work was better, because this would've been twice as better (and funnier) if it had. The animation is pretty, tho. Except...

Bronzewolf wrote:Overlord arrives on the scene, and starts threatening the injured Hot Rod. As he talks, he makes the most bizarre movements in both Combiner Wars or Titans Return. He flails around like something out of Food Fight. I shouldn't be reminded of Food Fight when watching your TV show/Movie. Just as kind of a general rule.


:BANG_HEAD: I hate you. I forgot that existed. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.

Kidding, or course. Keep up the good work!


Okay, I've seen it mentioned a couple of times now... What is Food Fight?


Oh, young padawan. You have much to learn.



I recommend reading or watching something about the history of this film. This cost $65 Million to make, was delayed for over a decade, and the finished cut was stolen, so they had to redo everything over again.

I also recommend one of these three reviews. Extremely funny, and the movie really needs to be seen to be believed.





Where does one find this film to watch? I don't see it available on Amazon.
Sorry to be a pain, I feel the need to watch this now.
Saddly, far more then I feel the need to read the IDW comics.


On YouTube! Just search Food fight Full Movie!
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925429)
Posted by o.supreme on December 6th, 2017 @ 12:39pm CST
Free on Amazon Prime:

https://www.amazon.com/Foodfight-Charli ... odfight%21&tag=seibertron07-20
Re: Machinima Transformers Titans Return Episode 5 REVIEW (1925430)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 6th, 2017 @ 12:41pm CST
(Small nudge back on topic :D )
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