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Transformers One Trailer is OUT!

Transformers News: Transformers One Trailer is OUT!

Thursday, April 18th, 2024 1:26PM CDT

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Big day for Transformers One News. While the trailer was first presented from space, we now have it on youtube as a regular trailer for you to view. What do you think of the designs? Of Badassitron? Of the voices? Let us know!


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Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179289)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 18th, 2024 @ 1:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:See, Michael Bay? This is how you do robot characters who are likable, genuine, and aren't defaulted to being murderous psychopaths.

As much as I like this trailer, and as much as I (used to) enjoy Bumblebee and (thankfully still enjoy) Rise of the Beasts, I pray for the day when I stop seeing these comments. I'm just tired on them.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179291)
Posted by Silver Wind on April 18th, 2024 @ 1:50pm CDT
It's decent. I think the trailer showed too much humor and not enough serious moments (even younger-geared films need those). And the music needed something more than "be awed" used constantly.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179293)
Posted by Glyph on April 18th, 2024 @ 1:55pm CDT
Well, that was pretty cool actually! Not what I was expecting, I got quite a James Gunn GotG vibe out of it with Hemsworth putting a bit of late-MCU Thor into Optimus. Megs' voice will take a little longer to get used to, but I suspect what we've seen so far as D-16 will be quite different from how he eventually sounds as Megatron. (And that shot early on of Megs and the red-hot Decepticon brand? That was cool.)

A lot of the animation & design looks gorgeous, hitting somewhere between Evergreen and the Bumblebee movie for me. Some of the character animation looked maybe a little lower-budget than you might expect? Cybertron looks great though, both underground and topside, and it looks like it's packing so many little nods to bits of TF lore from all over the past 40 years that it's going to demand a close watch on home release.

In short, this is looking like a lot more fun than I was expecting!
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179294)
Posted by bluecatcinema on April 18th, 2024 @ 2:08pm CDT
Looking good so far. The graphics are fantastic, and the characters were a lot of fun to watch. The transformation scene was my favorite part for sure.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179296)
Posted by zko on April 18th, 2024 @ 2:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:See, Michael Bay? This is how you do robot characters who are likable, genuine, and aren't defaulted to being murderous psychopaths.



That bumblebee killcount though...
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179297)
Posted by First-Aid on April 18th, 2024 @ 2:14pm CDT
Amen.

I literally sat here and watched this with my mouth hanging open. The trailer is beautiful, well polished animation. The interactions are amazing. All of my nurses and MAs also watched the trailer. None of them are even fans of Transformers, but they ALL plan on seeing this movie now.

That's exactly what a trailer is supposed to do. Well done.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179298)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 18th, 2024 @ 2:17pm CDT
So based on the background song, this is set back when Cybertronian tech ran on Windows 95? My, it IS the primitive past!

Beyond Airachnid's cameo, the whole aesthetic strikes me as 'Prime with a bigger budget' more than any other single past CG TF rendering, especially the Vehicons, and it works surprisingly well. I could see this getting all the attention that Rise of the Beasts didn't last summer.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179299)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 18th, 2024 @ 2:20pm CDT
zko wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:See, Michael Bay? This is how you do robot characters who are likable, genuine, and aren't defaulted to being murderous psychopaths.



That bumblebee killcount though...

Seconded. Are you saying accidental homicide is OK Sabr? It's all comic relief until someone unintentionally enters the nuclear codes...
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179301)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 18th, 2024 @ 2:22pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:See, Michael Bay? This is how you do robot characters who are likable, genuine, and aren't defaulted to being murderous psychopaths.

As much as I like this trailer, and as much as I (used to) enjoy Bumblebee and (thankfully still enjoy) Rise of the Beasts, I pray for the day when I stop seeing these comments. I'm just tired on them.

Agreed, Transformers (2007) was almost 20 years ago. It's time to let things go. There is no good that can come from dredging up the past. Michael Bay certainly doesn't care so there's no need for people to cling to that.

Anyway, onto the trailer itself. It honestly looks like a fun little movie. While I probably will be waiting till a home media release, I'll still be watching it.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179303)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2024 @ 2:28pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Seconded. Are you saying accidental homicide is OK Sabr? It's all comic relief until someone unintentionally enters the nuclear codes...
There's a difference between an accident and a bunch of gun-toting maniacs who relish and revel in their obsessive desire to main, mutilate, and massacre the first things that look at them funny (lookin' at you, Crosshairs and Hound).

ZeroWolf wrote:Agreed, Transformers (2007) was almost 20 years ago.
Ah, but TLK was only a mere seven years ago. ;)
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179306)
Posted by blackeyedprime on April 18th, 2024 @ 3:04pm CDT
Well it has to be better than rise of the dullest film to feature a science museum (yes I know WW84 is a worse movie but probably still less dull than rise of the beasts, with Eternals being the best of the three).
Megatrons voice is pretty jarring but some of the designs look good. I can take it or leave it though, not something I'm too fussed about seeing or not seeing
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179308)
Posted by Perceptor1996 on April 18th, 2024 @ 3:39pm CDT
Was pretty cool to see Skywarrp in the trailer and what I think Sentinel Prime looking a lot like Deathsaurus.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179309)
Posted by o.supreme on April 18th, 2024 @ 3:55pm CDT
I dont know......I just dont know... I mean the animation looks good and fluid. I guess I'm just not "wired" into thinking that Mechanical organisms can grow and mature physically. I mean originally Orion Pax body was literally destroyed and he was ReBuilt into Optimus Prime. Call it hoaky, or whatever; but the idea of bots looking "young" and then maturing is just so foreign to my concepts of Transformers. Sure we saw little kiddies on Lithone, but that was a different race of Robots.

I mean I get that Optimus wasn't always the stalwart, confident leader we see in the OG series. each character should be able to grow in a sense mentally, but to have them look "youthful" just doesn't make sense, unless again, their bodies are literally going to be broken, and rebuilt into something closer to what we know. I mean Elita is already "Elita" (not Aeiral), and Megatron was "Born"(built) as is. (Physically, not mentally).

Yeah I know this isn't OG Transformers, and it certainly shows. I still plan on seeing it and giving it a chance, but man, It definitely didn't overwhelm me with positivity, lets just put it that way.

Also, can we officially STOP with inserting classical Rock songs in trailers? It was cool in Guardians of the Galaxy, and its sequels, and dozens of other film trailers that have done it in the past 10 years. But it can stop now. I mean I know Transformers is an original product of the 80's, but "Start Me Up" even predates it.

My nostalgia bias probably would have given a pass to any song from the TF:TM soundtrack, even though this film hasn't earned it yet (maybe they'll play "The Touch", or a rendition of the OF TF theme at the end of the film), but yeah, Rolling Stones and TF doesn't mesh well here.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179310)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 18th, 2024 @ 3:57pm CDT
Looks fun, but there's one thing I just can't get over: KID MEGATRON! :lol:
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179311)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 18th, 2024 @ 4:05pm CDT
I am pleasantly surprised. I'm definitely planning on seeing this, looks like a lot of fun.

Is it supposed to be a prequel to the live action films? Felt like the vibe was more toward Prime and the WFC games.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179313)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2024 @ 4:06pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:I dont know......I just dont know... I mean the animation looks good and fluid. I guess I'm just not "wired" into thinking that Mechanical organisms can grow and mature physically. I mean originally Orion Pax body was literally destroyed and he was ReBuilt into Optimus Prime. Call it hoaky, or whatever; but the idea of bots looking "young" and then maturing is just so foreign to my concepts of Transformers. Sure we saw little kiddies on Lithone, but that was a different race of Robots.

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Pretend those last two are in reverse order.

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Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179315)
Posted by uclaguy on April 18th, 2024 @ 4:25pm CDT
What a mess. I guess I'll be sittnig this one out, just like the Bay movies. Origin story? G1 seasons 2 and 3 (the five faces of darkness part 4 in particular) are being completely disregarded. I'd take that any day over what is seen in the trailer. The original story is much darker with much more death. The trailer shows the autobots and decepticons learning to transform together? No. The autobots used that tactic to win their civil war against the decepticons after cybertrons 'golden age.'

Count me out.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179316)
Posted by o.supreme on April 18th, 2024 @ 4:33pm CDT
Hot Rod was "matured" by the Matrix into Rodimus Prime, not physical growth. (similar to Optimus although his Pax body was mortally wounded).

The story of A3 "maturation" is not exactly known, but I seriously doubt it was physical growth.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179317)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2024 @ 4:44pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Hot Rod was "matured" by the Matrix into Rodimus Prime, not physical growth. (similar to Optimus although his Pax body was mortally wounded).

The story of A3 "maturation" is not exactly known, but I seriously doubt it was physical growth.
There's also Kup. A flashback in "Chaos" showed a younger version of him.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179325)
Posted by First-Aid on April 18th, 2024 @ 5:12pm CDT
Perceptor1996 wrote:Was pretty cool to see Skywarrp in the trailer and what I think Sentinel Prime looking a lot like Deathsaurus.


Looks to me like Sentinel is actually being held by something else. His legs appear bound.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179326)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 18th, 2024 @ 5:40pm CDT
blackeyedprime wrote:Well it has to be better than rise of the dullest film to feature a science museum (yes I know WW84 is a worse movie but probably still less dull than rise of the beasts, with Eternals being the best of the three).
Looks like it'll be a lot more fun that RoTB was. This might have a well-paced and interesting story in the hands of a good director. And I thought WW84 was pretty fun, way above RoTB.
Megatrons voice is pretty jarring but some of the designs look good. I can take it or leave it though, not something I'm too fussed about seeing or not seeing
Yeah that was the only thing really out of place for me as well. I'm looking forward to finding out why it changes eventually.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179327)
Posted by Tyrannacon on April 18th, 2024 @ 5:51pm CDT
This origin story for both Optimus and Megatron feels entirely different and out of place from the previous ones told in the past. I don't see this as a deal breaker altogether though. It just means it will take some getting used to for myself if this is indeed meant to be a brand-new continuity (or otherwise). I do feel like the humor is in line with things like Beast Wars and Animated. I'm cautiously optimistic.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179336)
Posted by First-Aid on April 18th, 2024 @ 10:42pm CDT
Okay, now that I've seen some stills...

Starscream! Soundwave! Shockwave! Skywarp! And they look amazing!
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179338)
Posted by william-james88 on April 18th, 2024 @ 10:51pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Hot Rod was "matured" by the Matrix into Rodimus Prime, not physical growth. (similar to Optimus although his Pax body was mortally wounded).

The story of A3 "maturation" is not exactly known, but I seriously doubt it was physical growth.



So they kept rebuilding A3 just to change his facial hair?
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179339)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on April 18th, 2024 @ 11:16pm CDT
Reading some of these comments and. You guys realize how many backstories and various canons there’s been right? This is something new, like how all previous iterations were themselves new in their time. I just don’t understand why this movie HAS to follow all that came before, why it has to specifically stick with one set of origin stories. It’s already so based on what’s come before, but it being not exact to one particular continuity is an issue?

This franchise might be in need of some Beast Machines level risks. I’m talking a whole series with almost zero characters that have come before.

Of course I’m still excited, and of course I get someone just not wanting to see it, but some of the reasoning here is a bit confusing.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179340)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2024 @ 11:30pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Reading some of these comments and. You guys realize how many backstories and various canons there’s been right? This is something new, like how all previous iterations were themselves new in their time. I just don’t understand why this movie HAS to follow all that came before, why it has to specifically stick with one set of origin stories. It’s already so based on what’s come before, but it being not exact to one particular continuity is an issue?
I wouldn't call it completely new and different. It seems to take a heavy amount of influence from the Aligned backstory. ;)

Stormshot_Prime wrote:This franchise might be in need of some Beast Machines level risks. I’m talking a whole series with almost zero characters that have come before.
We got one as recent as two years ago:



And it's really good. ;)^
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179343)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on April 19th, 2024 @ 1:21am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Reading some of these comments and. You guys realize how many backstories and various canons there’s been right? This is something new, like how all previous iterations were themselves new in their time. I just don’t understand why this movie HAS to follow all that came before, why it has to specifically stick with one set of origin stories. It’s already so based on what’s come before, but it being not exact to one particular continuity is an issue?
I wouldn't call it completely new and different. It seems to take a heavy amount of influence from the Aligned backstory. ;)

Stormshot_Prime wrote:This franchise might be in need of some Beast Machines level risks. I’m talking a whole series with almost zero characters that have come before.
We got one as recent as two years ago:



And it's really good. ;)^


Well I could never forget Botbots, ending on that S7 cliffhanger! :DANCE:

All that being said, what you said is exactly my point, it’s really not that different after all! The Thirteen to Quintesson occupation timeline had become the go to, for better or worse (Earthspark is doing fun things).

Here’s to season 2 of both ES and Botbots! And the success of this film. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179344)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2024 @ 1:24am CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Here’s to season 2 of both ES and Botbots! And the success of this film. :KREMZEEK:
Sadly, BotBots seems to have not been renewed for a second season. :(
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179345)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 19th, 2024 @ 1:37am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Here’s to season 2 of both ES and Botbots! And the success of this film. :KREMZEEK:
Sadly, BotBots seems to have not been renewed for a second season. :(

That's a shame, especially considering the introduction of Sector 7 implied it was going to possibly attempt to assert continuity with the live-action universe, making it even more relevant to this thread.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179346)
Posted by Barricade.it on April 19th, 2024 @ 1:47am CDT
They're quite far from Bayverse and IMHO it's not bad, not bad at all.

They're moving the franchise to an easier audience, it's a much less dark and more relaxed product (though We've to see the entire movie, of course). It's a good decision, as the Bayverse was in dead end by all points of view.

So, comparing TFOne (but also BBee and ROTB) to the TF1/5 it's a complete mistake.

I think We can enjoy this movie for what it is and not for different movies are.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179347)
Posted by JazZeke on April 19th, 2024 @ 2:29am CDT
I'm just not feeling the hype for this. More like mixed feelings. Speaking purely out of personal preference, I'm not so much a fan of Megatron and Optimus being friends before the war. It makes the world feel so much smaller.I don't WANT to see a younger, more naive Megatron. I don't care for Bumblebee being their contemporaries and not the young kid character--though I know at this point Hasbro will never NOT have Bumblebee in a movie.

Ultimately, this is just going to be another continuity for the pile. I'll go see it, but I can already tell it won't be my favorite Transformers story.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179348)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 19th, 2024 @ 4:54am CDT
I'm all for alternate universes, but I just can't see this movie being the prequel to the Bayverse. The overall tone and style are completely different.

If TF-1 is the first chapter of an entire new series of movies set in their own closed universe, I'll be all for it. Also, let the art style be consistent and stay 100% animated through the series, please.

This way, having Bee be the same age as Optimus and Megatron would stop bothering me at the very least. I mean, in most universes, Bee is supposed to be a "teen", Optimus a "30-something adult", and Megatron be "in advanced middle age".
In this new series, having those 3 be the same age will surely bring some new dynamics and characters interactions.

Regardless, I'm looking forward this movie. :POPCORN:
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Posted by Glyph on April 19th, 2024 @ 5:05am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm all for alternate universes, but I just can't see this movie being the prequel to the Bayverse. The overall tone and style are completely different.


Good news! It isn't.
https://www.ign.com/articles/transforme ... ron-better
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179350)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 19th, 2024 @ 5:09am CDT
Glyph wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm all for alternate universes, but I just can't see this movie being the prequel to the Bayverse. The overall tone and style are completely different.


Good news! It isn't.
https://www.ign.com/articles/transforme ... ron-better


Good.

The Bayverse is convoluted enough as it is.
No need to add another layer! :lol:
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179351)
Posted by Brokebot on April 19th, 2024 @ 5:52am CDT
Well, the good and the bad: The animation looks great, the voices are good. I'm happy to see that the walking scrapheap aesthetic (and the clicking/buzzing/radio snippet bullshit of Bumblebee) of the Bayverse is finally being abandoned.

But the tone? The slapstick MCU comedy feel is kinda off-putting to me. I realize they have probably culled all the funny bits and packed them into the trailer to try and snare a younger demographic that I aged out of a LONG time ago, but I have a hard time seeing the future OP and Megatron in those characters as they are being presented. Especially Megatron. Then again, this wouldn't be the first trailer I've seen that completely misrepresented the actual movie, so I could be way off-base. My son liked it, so mission accomplished, I guess. Whatever keeps the franchise alive.

This looks like something I'll wait for streaming, rather than buying a ticket.
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Posted by muddyjoe on April 19th, 2024 @ 8:00am CDT
That looks like a big plate of hot garbage and the voices just don't work. This feels too much like those last two cringe-worthy Thor movies.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179359)
Posted by First-Aid on April 19th, 2024 @ 8:20am CDT
After some more processing, my hope for this movie is that it has a similar end-feel to The Incredibles. That was a movie aimed at kids but had an amazing story, great characters, and started with exactly the same kind of trailer. We have to remember we are getting a snippet...not the full story. The object of THIS trailer, IMHO, is to pique interest in kids who will demand parents take them to the movie because it looks FUN to them. Like I said earlier, this trailer sold my entire office staff on the movie. That's 9 early to middle age females and one in her 60s. To a person, they said they were excited for this movie. In the end, THAT is the goal...to generate initial interest with familiar characters (this is why Elita is not featured that much...she is simply not as familiar to the general audience) and some comedy aimed at exciting the kids and maybe making us old farts chuckle a bit.

The FB Transformers Addicts page is a awash in fanboy tears and whining. Frankly, I'm disgusted. I used to think Star Wars fans were the most fickle fan base with the loudest squeaky wheels and 4-year-olds-in-40-year-old bodies throwing temper tantrums because the latest fare doesn't live up to their standards. I have changed my mind, there's a new king of the Fandom Tantrum. Congratulations, Transfans.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179364)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 19th, 2024 @ 10:12am CDT
I don't understand the whine either.
It's plainly obvious that it's the start of a new TF universe.

I could understand if the TF storyline was set in the same universe for over 40 years in some epic saga like Star Wars. But the TF franchise created a multiverse basically since G1.

So having new universes added to the pile is expected.


I wish for a movie that will cross the TF universes like the last MCU Spiderman movie. I'm looking forward the interactions between Sunbow G1 Optimus Prime and his 1st Bay trilogy self. 8-)
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179365)
Posted by Brokebot on April 19th, 2024 @ 10:17am CDT
First-Aid wrote:After some more processing, my hope for this movie is that it has a similar end-feel to The Incredibles. That was a movie aimed at kids but had an amazing story, great characters, and started with exactly the same kind of trailer. We have to remember we are getting a snippet...not the full story. The object of THIS trailer, IMHO, is to pique interest in kids who will demand parents take them to the movie because it looks FUN to them. Like I said earlier, this trailer sold my entire office staff on the movie. That's 9 early to middle age females and one in her 60s. To a person, they said they were excited for this movie. In the end, THAT is the goal...to generate initial interest with familiar characters (this is why Elita is not featured that much...she is simply not as familiar to the general audience) and some comedy aimed at exciting the kids and maybe making us old farts chuckle a bit.

The FB Transformers Addicts page is a awash in fanboy tears and whining. Frankly, I'm disgusted. I used to think Star Wars fans were the most fickle fan base with the loudest squeaky wheels and 4-year-olds-in-40-year-old bodies throwing temper tantrums because the latest fare doesn't live up to their standards. I have changed my mind, there's a new king of the Fandom Tantrum. Congratulations, Transfans.



When a restaurant starts serving shit sandwiches and blames the customer for not blindly consuming product with a smile and eagerly awaiting more product, that restaurant fails. That's a lesson Disney/Lucasfilm refuses to learn. Give the customer what they want and they remain customers. Try to cram crap down their throats that they don't want and they let you crash and burn.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179366)
Posted by First-Aid on April 19th, 2024 @ 10:34am CDT
Brokebot wrote:
First-Aid wrote:After some more processing, my hope for this movie is that it has a similar end-feel to The Incredibles. That was a movie aimed at kids but had an amazing story, great characters, and started with exactly the same kind of trailer. We have to remember we are getting a snippet...not the full story. The object of THIS trailer, IMHO, is to pique interest in kids who will demand parents take them to the movie because it looks FUN to them. Like I said earlier, this trailer sold my entire office staff on the movie. That's 9 early to middle age females and one in her 60s. To a person, they said they were excited for this movie. In the end, THAT is the goal...to generate initial interest with familiar characters (this is why Elita is not featured that much...she is simply not as familiar to the general audience) and some comedy aimed at exciting the kids and maybe making us old farts chuckle a bit.

The FB Transformers Addicts page is a awash in fanboy tears and whining. Frankly, I'm disgusted. I used to think Star Wars fans were the most fickle fan base with the loudest squeaky wheels and 4-year-olds-in-40-year-old bodies throwing temper tantrums because the latest fare doesn't live up to their standards. I have changed my mind, there's a new king of the Fandom Tantrum. Congratulations, Transfans.



When a restaurant starts serving **** sandwiches and blames the customer for not blindly consuming product with a smile and eagerly awaiting more product, that restaurant fails. That's a lesson Disney/Lucasfilm refuses to learn. Give the customer what they want and they remain customers. Try to cram crap down their throats that they don't want and they let you crash and burn.


The very height of hubris is to make the assumption that you are the only customer that matters. In the grand scheme of things, more younger people are fans of the new Transformers than the old school. Since they are going to be around longer, it makes sense to focus on them as a longer revenue stream. As people have said repeatedly, these movies are NOT aimed at collectors, who frankly are a bunch of a**holes anymore. They are aimed at a broad general audience. The easter eggs are for collectors, but the movies are to the masses and designed to make money. General audiences don't pick apart characters and motivation and factor in canon like the childlike fanboys. They want an escape and to have fun. If you think that because you as a Transfan you should have a bigger input and that they should cater to your pathetic tuchus when you make up less than 0.0003% of the general population, then go take a nap and go back to your coloring books and crayons...you need to grow up.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179368)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on April 19th, 2024 @ 11:30am CDT
Personally I didn't care for the trailer. For me it was all about the tone.

Aesthetically, it looks quite nice. No humans is an immediate +1. But..
I got a TMNT vibe from it. Which I like in that series. Not something I care for in Transformers. The idea of them being "young" has never really sat well with me.

Also, I get it's a popularity thing. But for the time being I'm not interested in seeing another iteration of Bumblebee, Prime and Megatron.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179370)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2024 @ 11:57am CDT
Glyph wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'm all for alternate universes, but I just can't see this movie being the prequel to the Bayverse. The overall tone and style are completely different.


Good news! It isn't.
https://www.ign.com/articles/transforme ... ron-better
I don't see anything in that interview that says it's a new continuity not at all connected to the previous films.
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Posted by Brokebot on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:07pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:
Brokebot wrote:
First-Aid wrote:After some more processing, my hope for this movie is that it has a similar end-feel to The Incredibles. That was a movie aimed at kids but had an amazing story, great characters, and started with exactly the same kind of trailer. We have to remember we are getting a snippet...not the full story. The object of THIS trailer, IMHO, is to pique interest in kids who will demand parents take them to the movie because it looks FUN to them. Like I said earlier, this trailer sold my entire office staff on the movie. That's 9 early to middle age females and one in her 60s. To a person, they said they were excited for this movie. In the end, THAT is the goal...to generate initial interest with familiar characters (this is why Elita is not featured that much...she is simply not as familiar to the general audience) and some comedy aimed at exciting the kids and maybe making us old farts chuckle a bit.

The FB Transformers Addicts page is a awash in fanboy tears and whining. Frankly, I'm disgusted. I used to think Star Wars fans were the most fickle fan base with the loudest squeaky wheels and 4-year-olds-in-40-year-old bodies throwing temper tantrums because the latest fare doesn't live up to their standards. I have changed my mind, there's a new king of the Fandom Tantrum. Congratulations, Transfans.



When a restaurant starts serving **** sandwiches and blames the customer for not blindly consuming product with a smile and eagerly awaiting more product, that restaurant fails. That's a lesson Disney/Lucasfilm refuses to learn. Give the customer what they want and they remain customers. Try to cram crap down their throats that they don't want and they let you crash and burn.


The very height of hubris is to make the assumption that you are the only customer that matters. In the grand scheme of things, more younger people are fans of the new Transformers than the old school. Since they are going to be around longer, it makes sense to focus on them as a longer revenue stream. As people have said repeatedly, these movies are NOT aimed at collectors, who frankly are a bunch of a**holes anymore. They are aimed at a broad general audience. The easter eggs are for collectors, but the movies are to the masses and designed to make money. General audiences don't pick apart characters and motivation and factor in canon like the childlike fanboys. They want an escape and to have fun. If you think that because you as a Transfan you should have a bigger input and that they should cater to your pathetic tuchus when you make up less than 0.0003% of the general population, then go take a nap and go back to your coloring books and crayons...you need to grow up.


Personally, the only one I see acting like a child that needs a nap and pacifier is you. Whether you like it or not, people are entitled to their opinion and have the freedom to express it. If you can't emotionally come to terms with that, you are the problem, not us.

Cheers
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179373)
Posted by Glyph on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:09pm CDT
sabrblade wrote:I don't see anything in that interview that says it's a new continuity not at all connected to the previous films.
I think, when talking about Transformers One, a lot of people look back to Transformers: The Movie, since that was the last animated Transformers movie. Is Transformers One taking inspiration from that movie at all or any other particular Transformers media?

Cooley: Well, not specifically that film or any other film, except for the fact that they're the same characters. [...] Then Hasbro gave me the bible of Transformers, which is, "here's the entire timeline." I didn't realize that all we've seen in film is only this tiny bit of this gigantic story.

[...]

So there was nothing that we could borrow from the other films except for the fact that they are the same characters. We're just backing up in the timeline and going, who are they before they became what we know?

Yeah, you could read this both ways, but it seems pretty clear to me that while the film is riffing on different aspects of TF lore from movies to cartoons to comics, it's not intending to be bound by any previous media?

I mean, not that the Bayverse films have ever been particularly bothered about internal continuity anyway, but this seems to be very much in the space of "another story in the TF tapestry" to me, and not intended to be in any strict continuity at all. (Beyond Hasbro's general loosey-goosey "it's all canon!" approach)
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Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:10pm CDT
Glyph wrote:
I think, when talking about Transformers One, a lot of people look back to Transformers: The Movie, since that was the last animated Transformers movie. Is Transformers One taking inspiration from that movie at all or any other particular Transformers media?

Cooley: Well, not specifically that film or any other film, except for the fact that they're the same characters. [...] Then Hasbro gave me the bible of Transformers, which is, "here's the entire timeline." I didn't realize that all we've seen in film is only this tiny bit of this gigantic story.

[...]

So there was nothing that we could borrow from the other films except for the fact that they are the same characters. We're just backing up in the timeline and going, who are they before they became what we know?

Yeah, you could read this both ways, but it seems pretty clear to me that while the film is riffing on different aspects of TF lore from movies to cartoons to comics, it's not intending to be bound by any previous media?

I mean, not that the Bayverse films have every been particularly bothered about internal continuity anyway, but this seems to be very much in the space of "another story in the TF tapestry" to me, and not intended to be in any strict continuity at all. (Beyond Hasbro's general loosey-goosey "it's all canon!" approach)
"Transformers: The Movie" is the 1986 animated movie. That's what the question was asking about.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179375)
Posted by alphatron10 on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:13pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Reading some of these comments and. You guys realize how many backstories and various canons there’s been right? This is something new, like how all previous iterations were themselves new in their time. I just don’t understand why this movie HAS to follow all that came before, why it has to specifically stick with one set of origin stories. It’s already so based on what’s come before, but it being not exact to one particular continuity is an issue?

This franchise might be in need of some Beast Machines level risks. I’m talking a whole series with almost zero characters that have come before.

Of course I’m still excited, and of course I get someone just not wanting to see it, but some of the reasoning here is a bit confusing.


HOW DARE YOU!!!!

TRANSFORMERS IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE THE SAME EXACT ORIGIN IN EVERY ITERATION!!!

NOTHING CAN EVER BE EVEN SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT!!

(All sarcasm if not evident lmao)

But seriously, people just love to complain that something isn't for them, so they go and say it's bad
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179376)
Posted by Glyph on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:14pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:"Transformers: The Movie" is the 1986 animated movie. That's what the question was asking about.

Yes, I know - they also said "any other Transformers media" and Cooley said "or any other film". I'm reading "they're the same characters" as "it's Optimus Prime", not "it's Optimus Prime (2007 continuity)".

In fact, if they were specifically talking about TF '86, then "they're the same characters" would be referring to Sunbow Optimus in that sentence!


--EDIT--
Argh, replies coming in while I type.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179377)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:15pm CDT
This interview with director Josh Cooley explains why the trailer has so many jokes in it:
That being said, in the trailer, we showcase a lot of comedy because we were having so much fun with these characters and with these actors that it just naturally made its way into the film. Optimus and Megatron become enemies, and so I wanted to make sure that the audience fell in love with them as brothers, as friends early on. By the end of this film, there's some serious stakes and there's the same amount of action and adventure that you come to expect from a Transformers film. It has that fun, light tone to it, but then it gets very real as well.
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179378)
Posted by alphatron10 on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:16pm CDT
muddyjoe wrote:That looks like a big plate of hot garbage and the voices just don't work. This feels too much like those last two cringe-worthy Thor movies.

You mean the Thor movie that is arguably a top-5 movie in the MCU? Ragnarok?
Re: Transformers One Trailer is OUT! (2179380)
Posted by Glyph on April 19th, 2024 @ 12:22pm CDT
Re: continuity in the movies in general: I guess I'm operating from the assumption that if someone was handed a binder of TF lore by Hasbro and comments that they had no idea there was so much prior story, then they're not going to be discussing precise continuity within the TF multiverse in the way fans do, whatever Lorenzo tries to claim. Some context has to be assumed. "Characters" means "the hero guy called Optimus Prime who's a big red truck".

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