The Return of the Transformers

The Return of the Transformers

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 6:41pm CDT

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There is a new Transformers article online. The article has been posted by About.com. It talks about how the Transformers Movie has helped spark the return of Transformers to the main stream. Give the article a read by clicking here.

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Re: The Return of the Transformers (197920)
Posted by Mr.RobotoAutoMan on July 3rd, 2007 @ 6:50pm CDT
A child advocacy group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, has complained to the Federal Trade Commission that ads and toys tied to the new Transformers movie are aimed at children as young as two years old, while the film is rated PG-13.


what? lol are you kidding me? i dont think its aiming at kids at all.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (197933)
Posted by i_amtrunks on July 3rd, 2007 @ 6:54pm CDT
Always some group complaining about something stupid and trivial.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (197936)
Posted by neoakaj on July 3rd, 2007 @ 6:55pm CDT
Well so was starwars ep3
Re: The Return of the Transformers (197944)
Posted by X3ROhour on July 3rd, 2007 @ 6:57pm CDT
Hotrod wrote:There is a new Transformers article online. The article has been posted by About.com. It talks about how the Transformers Movie has helped spark the return of Transformers to the main stream. Give the article a read by clicking here.


Ummmmmmm?
Transformers wasn't mainstream before this?
:shock:

i think i'm always swimmin in the wrong stream. :lol:
Re: The Return of the Transformers (197952)
Posted by Algus on July 3rd, 2007 @ 7:01pm CDT
I think most people who are fans, or who have been fans long enough to be in touch with fan communities, sees the movie for what it is - something targeted to older crowds but I've read a bunch of reviews over the past couple days complaining about the movie being meant for 8-12 year old boys.

It might not matter what we see it for, but what these people think it is. There were tons of people with their six, seven, and eight year old kids at the movie when I was there. I loved the kids enthusiasm for Transformers, reminds me of when I was that age, but there were a couple things in the movie that I didn't think were real appropriate for that age group and I could see where parents groups might have something to complain about.

Then again, the film is rated PG-13 so if they were doing their job as parents they should have known that coming in.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198010)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 3rd, 2007 @ 7:22pm CDT
All I know is I just left the theater, and GOD DAM.

I stayed open minded about this film, and I'm glad I did.

Never have I been in a theater that exploded witha cheers after the film was over, and believe me, I was not part of anytype of focus group, these where all types of people cheering.

I loved it!

The product placement was great, I love how they worked so much of it into the jokes, and I guess that towtruck figure due out soon was realy in the movie. I also liked that the Secter7 cars kinda looked like HardTop, and the speedbike was a nice Arcee tip o the hat.

Alot of the voices I wasn't to thrilled about, I think Hugo was thinking he had Prime's roll at points, but thats such a nonissue, I just have well never mentioned it.

I can't wait for TF2 now, you movie guys can do whatever you want as long as you, A)keep bringing the explosions, B0) more Decepticons!

I don't wanna give anything away in this, but I am telling you, if you can read this, get up and go see it!

!!!NOW!!!
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198016)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 3rd, 2007 @ 7:24pm CDT
Algus wrote:I think most people who are fans, or who have been fans long enough to be in touch with fan communities, sees the movie for what it is - something targeted to older crowds but I've read a bunch of reviews over the past couple days complaining about the movie being meant for 8-12 year old boys.

It might not matter what we see it for, but what these people think it is. There were tons of people with their six, seven, and eight year old kids at the movie when I was there. I loved the kids enthusiasm for Transformers, reminds me of when I was that age, but there were a couple things in the movie that I didn't think were real appropriate for that age group and I could see where parents groups might have something to complain about.

Then again, the film is rated PG-13 so if they were doing their job as parents they should have known that coming in.


I dont think it could be put any better. This movie was intended for us older fans and older movie goers. Most parents only know TF as a kids cartoon. SO they figure "oh a Transformer movie. Little billy watches transformers befor school evrey day so it must be a kids movie". Most parents these days are morons and only take there kids to the movies to shut them up. It was the same with Star Wars ep3 and for some reason Alien Vs. Predator. When i seen both those movie opening day there were a good amount of little kids in the audiance. I think parents need to either look into things more ,like maybe see the damn movie your self then decide if your kid can see it, oh shut the hell up when the movie turned out not to be for the little kids. The signs were there. The directer is Bay, Its PG-13, evrey trailer has explosions and gun fights oh and not to mention the bots that will give kids nightmares. And as for these parents groups, its time to get a life or maybe watch what your kid is doing instead of bitching about a frakin movie or video game.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198049)
Posted by Maju Garzett on July 3rd, 2007 @ 7:43pm CDT
"...A child advocacy group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, has complained to the Federal Trade Commission that ads and toys tied to the new Transformers movie are aimed at children as young as two years old, while the film is rated PG-13..."

Wow, only if you include the Slumblebee and Robot Heroes is the line for five year olds. Seems like the whole thing is.. how some shall say... more than meets the eye?
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198085)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on July 3rd, 2007 @ 7:59pm CDT
Donna L Montaldo wrote:But not everyone is excited about the return of the Transformers.

A child advocacy group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, has complained to the Federal Trade Commission that ads and toys tied to the new Transformers movie are aimed at children as young as two years old, while the film is rated PG-13.

The group wants a uniform rating system so toys tied to PG-13 movies would not be marketed to children younger than 13. It also asked the FTC to investigate the marketing of PG-13 movies to children.

This Campaign thingie is full of it. Generally, the toys aren't really being marketed towards children. Maybe children that would fit the PG-13 rating, but younger than that not so much. Maybe the Slumblebee Maju mentioned and maybe Optimash Prime but the rest of it not so much.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198161)
Posted by InvaderJes on July 3rd, 2007 @ 8:44pm CDT
2 to 5 yrs old? I've got Deluxe Barricade right here... and he says not for children under 3, and at the top of the package it says 5+. Hmmm...
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198169)
Posted by Algus on July 3rd, 2007 @ 8:49pm CDT
http://www.amazon.com/Playskool-Potato- ... 704&sr=8-1

In all fairness, a Mr. Potato Head Optimus Prime does exist :P
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198206)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on July 3rd, 2007 @ 9:11pm CDT
Algus wrote:In all fairness, a Mr. Potato Head Optimus Prime does exist :P

Huh? What? I'm confused. I thought we've known that forever.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198269)
Posted by Bumbled on July 3rd, 2007 @ 9:46pm CDT
Mr.RobotAutoMan wrote:
A child advocacy group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, has complained to the Federal Trade Commission that ads and toys tied to the new Transformers movie are aimed at children as young as two years old, while the film is rated PG-13.


what? lol are you kidding me? i dont think its aiming at kids at all.
Yer I read that bit too, that is not true. Kids have a right to watch what they want to watch... this movie was more of a Teenager movie in my opinion, but to be surprised there were more grandma's and grandpa's than younger people.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198490)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on July 3rd, 2007 @ 11:14pm CDT
I just saw the movie (Frikin' awsome, I might add), & I can see where an unsuspecting parent might get offended...particularly about the masturbation joke....but still, these people need to shut up & start raising their own kids instead of expecting the rest of the world to do it for them. If you don't want to safeguard your kids against the nasty side of life untill they're ready to handle it, don't expect others to do it for you.

Other than, these people just need to shut the hell up & let people enjoy their giant f**kin' robot movie.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198780)
Posted by NightFall on July 4th, 2007 @ 1:08am CDT
Nemesis Cyberplex wrote:I just saw the movie (Frikin' awsome, I might add), & I can see where an unsuspecting parent might get offended...particularly about the masturbation joke....but still, these people need to shut up & start raising their own kids instead of expecting the rest of the world to do it for them. If you don't want to safeguard your kids against the nasty side of life untill they're ready to handle it, don't expect others to do it for you.

Other than, these people just need to shut the hell up & let people enjoy their giant f**kin' robot movie.



EXACTLY! :APPLAUSE:
Re: The Return of the Transformers (198996)
Posted by UltraMagnus2005 on July 4th, 2007 @ 4:51am CDT
Good day everyone, long time reader, first time poster, G1 Veteran since 5 or 6 years old.

In response to this advocacy group demands, they need to realize that kiddies need to grow up, granted kids have the right to be kids, but sooner or later the kiddies need to start progressing in their sge, and what better way to do it than with Transformers. Besides, the necessary steps were taken to make sure that the film was intended for mature viewers (PG-13, thanks to another advocacy group called the PMRC.), and parents have that wonderful obligation called "parenthood" that pretty much dictates what they feel and know is best for their children, not a group of strangers who know diddly squat about each family in the world and how each one operates.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (199118)
Posted by Danish-Liokaiser on July 4th, 2007 @ 7:56am CDT
neoakaj wrote:Well so was starwars ep3


Welcome to our forum ! Hope you enjoy your stay :grin:
Re: The Return of the Transformers (201040)
Posted by cdbrown48_288 on July 5th, 2007 @ 10:08am CDT
More over protection for kids these days!!! What is going to happen to these kids when they get old enough out in the "real world" and all these things that they have been sheltered from get thrown in their faces????? Can anyone say " mental therapy" bils going through the roof!!!!! What a waste of time.....enjoy the movie for what it is 2 and 1/2 hours of entertainment!!!
Re: The Return of the Transformers (202109)
Posted by furcalor on July 5th, 2007 @ 9:02pm CDT
I would have loved this movie when I was 2-5 years old.
Re: The Return of the Transformers (202881)
Posted by Patrick Bateman on July 6th, 2007 @ 8:18am CDT
Idiots. Reminds me of when the cinema was full with parents showing their kids the adult version of 300.

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