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Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

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Whatever the performance of Transformers: The Last Knight at the box office, the marketing train is still going strong around the world too - with the US' own Autobots Unite tour taking place at Walmarts, and the various Singapore, Hong Kong, and other events we've covered. Thanks to Facebook group Transformers Perù, the country's own display of toys, fans, cars from the movieverse, costumes, films and contests! Check out a selection of images below, and let us know if anything similar has taken place in your area!

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù

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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893934)
Posted by noctorro on July 3rd, 2017 @ 12:39am CDT
Anybody seen the Double Toasted review of The Last Knight?

That line from Corey keeps echoing in my mind.

"Not a goddamn original thought was put into this movie!!!"

That's why I haven't seen it a second and third time yet.

This movie is out of his goddamn mind. Wy 5 unoriginal out of Transformers
storylines + like 3 decent Transformers storylines in this movie?

Just focus on Nemesis Prime, Quintessa, Megatron being Megatron again.
Does Megatron have a spark? How did he become Megatron again?
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893937)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 12:47am CDT
noctorro wrote:Anybody seen the Double Toasted review of The Last Knight?

That line from Corey keeps echoing in my mind.

"Not a goddamn original thought was put into this movie!!!"

That's why I haven't seen it a second and third time yet.

This movie is out of his goddamn mind. Wy 5 unoriginal out of Transformers
storylines + like 3 decent Transformers storylines in this movie?

Just focus on Nemesis Prime, Quintessa, Megatron being Megatron again.
Does Megatron have a spark? How did he become Megatron again?


Despite their hatred for these movies, I watch Double Toasted regularly. I do believe there to be original thoughts in the movie, but none of it was on the writers' parts. Every bit of originality came from Bay himself. People always claim Bay doesn't care about the franchise. He obviously cares. It's the writers who don't give a shit. Bay was the one who had to force the producers to put together a writer's room in the first place, and what did they give him? A bunch of hacks. I could have written a better script, and it the movie's budget probably would have been even lower.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893942)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 1:21am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Despite their hatred for these movies, I watch Double Toasted regularly. I do believe there to be original thoughts in the movie, but none of it was on the writers' parts. Every bit of originality came from Bay himself. People always claim Bay doesn't care about the franchise. He obviously cares. It's the writers who don't give a ****. Bay was the one who had to force the producers to put together a writer's room in the first place, and what did they give him? A bunch of hacks. I could have written a better script, and it the movie's budget probably would have been even lower.


It's not even the writers it's Lorenzo who is the absolute core of the problems of these films.

Instead of listing them myself with my poor writing skills I'll let someone else who could explain it way better then I ever could. Ra88 of the Tfw2005 boards wrote a general list of all the stuff he has done.

Ra88 wrote:But yeah. A lot of this came out on the Don Murphy boards. He was one of the fan friendly production members (and the guy who also along with Tom DeSanto was is responsible for even convincing Paramount to do these movies). He constantly was in direct communication with TF fans, but this also put him at odds a lot with people because he had a really explosive personality.

Anyways, it was through that board and input from DM that a lot of Lorenzos antics came to light. Such as:

* Not even wanting Autobots to be in the movie.
* Changing the base attack scene from a forest to the middle eastern desert. Also removing Soundwave and Ravage and replacing them with Incinerator (who would go on to be renamed Grimlock/Vortex/Blackout) and Scorponok (which totally pissed off Don Murphy, so Lorenzo got nick named Scorponok on the boards).
* Replacing Soundwave (a humvee in this) with Barricade.
* seeing a pattern yet? Because guess who Frenzy was at first.
* The Autobots almost didn't have any personalities beyond the robotic because he felt that was dumb. And this is after the "didn't want them to speak" thing.
* Wanted Megatron to be a cannibal who got power from eating sparks. (Shares this blame with Orci and Kurtzmann though).
* Actively fought against Welker and Cullen to reprise their roles. Especially Cullen. He wanted Liam Neeson for the star power.
* Once the movie came out and was a smash hit, he took credit for a lot of it.

There's more, but I can't remember all of it right now.


Also there is more to the Cullen thing Lorenzo actually went out of his way to sabotage Peter's audition for the 2007 movie by not having the guy that was meant to interact with Cullen in the audition show up at the right time luckily Peter improvised and Bay who sought Peter Cullen out brought him in but Lorenzo made Peter stick to only Optimus and not Ironhide as well.

Also this guy is the prime reason for this movie being convoluted he took two different scripts and smashed them together he is the one everyone should be angry at not Bay or the writers although their not completely innocent either.

And it doesn't matter if Bay leaves and the Transformers movies are rebooted as long as Lorenzo is involved he is going to screw things up.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893946)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 1:42am CDT
Deadput wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Despite their hatred for these movies, I watch Double Toasted regularly. I do believe there to be original thoughts in the movie, but none of it was on the writers' parts. Every bit of originality came from Bay himself. People always claim Bay doesn't care about the franchise. He obviously cares. It's the writers who don't give a ****. Bay was the one who had to force the producers to put together a writer's room in the first place, and what did they give him? A bunch of hacks. I could have written a better script, and it the movie's budget probably would have been even lower.


It's not even the writers it's Lorenzo who is the absolute core of the problems of these films.

Instead of listing them myself with my poor writing skills I'll let someone else who could explain it way better then I ever could. Ra88 of the Tfw2005 boards wrote a general list of all the stuff he has done.

Ra88 wrote:But yeah. A lot of this came out on the Don Murphy boards. He was one of the fan friendly production members (and the guy who also along with Tom DeSanto was is responsible for even convincing Paramount to do these movies). He constantly was in direct communication with TF fans, but this also put him at odds a lot with people because he had a really explosive personality.

Anyways, it was through that board and input from DM that a lot of Lorenzos antics came to light. Such as:

* Not even wanting Autobots to be in the movie.
* Changing the base attack scene from a forest to the middle eastern desert. Also removing Soundwave and Ravage and replacing them with Incinerator (who would go on to be renamed Grimlock/Vortex/Blackout) and Scorponok (which totally pissed off Don Murphy, so Lorenzo got nick named Scorponok on the boards).
* Replacing Soundwave (a humvee in this) with Barricade.
* seeing a pattern yet? Because guess who Frenzy was at first.
* The Autobots almost didn't have any personalities beyond the robotic because he felt that was dumb. And this is after the "didn't want them to speak" thing.
* Wanted Megatron to be a cannibal who got power from eating sparks. (Shares this blame with Orci and Kurtzmann though).
* Actively fought against Welker and Cullen to reprise their roles. Especially Cullen. He wanted Liam Neeson for the star power.
* Once the movie came out and was a smash hit, he took credit for a lot of it.

There's more, but I can't remember all of it right now.


Also there is more to the Cullen thing Lorenzo actually went out of his way to sabotage Peter's audition for the 2007 movie by not having the guy that was meant to interact with Cullen in the audition show up at the right time luckily Peter improvised and Bay who sought Peter Cullen out brought him in but Lorenzo made Peter stick to only Optimus and not Ironhide as well.

Also this guy is the prime reason for this movie being convoluted he took two different scripts and smashed them together he is the one everyone should be angry at not Bay or the writers although their not completely innocent either.

And it doesn't matter if Bay leaves and the Transformers movies are rebooted as long as Lorenzo is involved he is going to screw things up.


I'm aware of his influence on the story, but the writers still could have found a better way to piece it all together.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893947)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 2:05am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
I'm aware of his influence on the story, but the writers still could have found a better way to piece it all together.


They really could of but the problem is that no one cared enough Not Lorenzo, not Bay, not the writers, not Paramount, not Hasbro and honestly that's mostly due to them making it all up as they go instead of making some sort of road map like starting with movie two or three.

I don't think we will ever get anyone that cares enough about continuity besides small basics and Easter eggs unless we get a reboot with everything carefully played out with extra backup plans.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893948)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 2:10am CDT
Pictures like this make me wish we could have something like a prequel movie or a video game with all of them together interacting with each other like Ironhide and Hound or something like that and it doesn't even have to be anything canon.

Image
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893949)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 2:21am CDT
Deadput wrote:Pictures like this make me wish we could have something like a prequel movie or a video game with all of them together interacting with each other like Ironhide and Hound or something like that and it doesn't even have to be anything canon.

Image


A game like that would be great. One set in an alternate reality where all the Autobots and Decepticons are still alive, fighting it out on Earth. I still want a Transformers RPG, damnit.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893953)
Posted by Barricade.it on July 3rd, 2017 @ 3:16am CDT
I think TLK is a good movie, much more then AOE and ROTF, not as good as 2007 or DOTM, which is my favourite.

The problem, in my opinion, is that they are trying to rethink and rethink and overload an idea which works well by itself. This stuff of medieval knights or the war between humans and TF (all TFs) is a dead end. I mean: We have a few strong robots capable of becoming almost anything. It's something a writer could do anything with! But the challenge is to do anything EXACTLY with it. A plot wich colud be right for a kind of fantasy-mistery movie (TLK) o for a super heroes movie (AOE) is not a transfromers plot: the challenge is to write a plot about sotriers only TFs could deal with. Ad the usual CRASH BOOM BANG Bayhem is not enough to cover this, it may even be a disadvantage.

I don't think TFs are at their end, but I'm sure that after Bee's 2018 the movie stuff should take a pause for reflections.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893954)
Posted by Burn on July 3rd, 2017 @ 3:43am CDT
Wow, it took 10 years but people are finally acknowledging that Bay isn't solely responsible for all the problems.

Thanks for catching up at last! :lol:
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893957)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 4:45am CDT
Burn wrote:Wow, it took 10 years but people are finally acknowledging that Bay isn't solely responsible for all the problems.

Thanks for catching up at last! :lol:


I knew Lorenzo wasn't exactly the greatest mind in these movies before during the DOTM and AOE days but I assumed he was just rude to fans on the online forums which I could understand, I had no idea how much impact or how much stuff he actually did and I'm shocked and enraged that people are only starting to talk about this only now after movie number 5 flopped I feel like the movies could have at least had a somewhat better outcome if Hasbro had more say or if someone recognized that Lorenzo's ideas were not good for the brand.

Lorenzo should of been off by DOTM (ideally ROTF but I feel like realistically by the time anyone noticed and fired him he would have been too deeply involved in the pre-production of the movie)


I also never thought any of this was Bay's fault and I kinda still don't...he's not a perfect film maker but truth be told no one is and I think Bay has a mostly unique style for action films because I honestly can't see anyone else making the films like he did at least not the first three especially DOTM.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893963)
Posted by Kurona on July 3rd, 2017 @ 5:45am CDT
I'm actually kinda glad TLK isn't doing well because this'll force them to put more effort into future movies. Until now they've had a really arrogant attitude that they can just put the same thing out and it doesn't matter; people will come and see it -- Bay's been quoted on saying "I don't care what you think, you'll still see it anyway". But now people aren't seeing it, so they actually have to put thought into these things.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893980)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 8:04am CDT
Kurona wrote:I'm actually kinda glad TLK isn't doing well because this'll force them to put more effort into future movies. Until now they've had a really arrogant attitude that they can just put the same thing out and it doesn't matter; people will come and see it -- Bay's been quoted on saying "I don't care what you think, you'll still see it anyway". But now people aren't seeing it, so they actually have to put thought into these things.


To be fair at the time he wasn't completely wrong.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893983)
Posted by Kurona on July 3rd, 2017 @ 8:36am CDT
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:I'm actually kinda glad TLK isn't doing well because this'll force them to put more effort into future movies. Until now they've had a really arrogant attitude that they can just put the same thing out and it doesn't matter; people will come and see it -- Bay's been quoted on saying "I don't care what you think, you'll still see it anyway". But now people aren't seeing it, so they actually have to put thought into these things.


To be fair at the time he wasn't completely wrong.

He was correct, but it's still very arrogant and a really terrible attitude to have. Even if a lot of the complaints were ridiculous things like Optimus having flames or characters not looking like their G1 selves, it still shows a complete defiance of any sort of constructive criticism and a care for nothing but how much money you're going to give him. I don't wanna give money to someone like that; I wanna give it to someone who truly cares about what they're making and truly cares about giving the audience something they'll like -- if it's gonna crash and burn that's a shame, but at least lemme see you've put effort and care into it. It's a terrible attitude propagated by executive suits sitting round a boardroom table.

But now it's apparently coming back to bite 'em in the buttocks, because people aren't going to see it anyway. I just hope this means the Bumblebee movie and whatever comes after it are gonna be much better than what we currently have.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893986)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 8:49am CDT
Kurona wrote:He was correct, but it's still very arrogant and a really terrible attitude to have. Even if a lot of the complaints were ridiculous things like Optimus having flames or characters not looking like their G1 selves, it still shows a complete defiance of any sort of constructive criticism and a care for nothing but how much money you're going to give him. I don't wanna give money to someone like that; I wanna give it to someone who truly cares about what they're making and truly cares about giving the audience something they'll like -- if it's gonna crash and burn that's a shame, but at least lemme see you've put effort and care into it. It's a terrible attitude propagated by executive suits sitting round a boardroom table.

But now it's apparently coming back to bite 'em in the buttocks, because people aren't going to see it anyway. I just hope this means the Bumblebee movie and whatever comes after it are gonna be much better than what we currently have.


It's a horrible attitude yes but so are some of the fans reactions and attitude towards Bay himself so I assume he had that on his mind when he made the comment.

Not that it makes it alright or anything but people will occasionally vent or take a hostile attitude when their annoyed (cough-myself-cough)

Like I said I "assume".
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893987)
Posted by Kurona on July 3rd, 2017 @ 8:57am CDT
Deadput wrote:
Kurona wrote:He was correct, but it's still very arrogant and a really terrible attitude to have. Even if a lot of the complaints were ridiculous things like Optimus having flames or characters not looking like their G1 selves, it still shows a complete defiance of any sort of constructive criticism and a care for nothing but how much money you're going to give him. I don't wanna give money to someone like that; I wanna give it to someone who truly cares about what they're making and truly cares about giving the audience something they'll like -- if it's gonna crash and burn that's a shame, but at least lemme see you've put effort and care into it. It's a terrible attitude propagated by executive suits sitting round a boardroom table.

But now it's apparently coming back to bite 'em in the buttocks, because people aren't going to see it anyway. I just hope this means the Bumblebee movie and whatever comes after it are gonna be much better than what we currently have.


It's a horrible attitude yes but so are some of the fans reactions and attitude towards Bay himself so I assume he had that on his mind when he made the comment.

Not that it makes it alright or anything but people will occasionally vent or take a hostile attitude when their annoyed (cough-myself-cough)

Like I said I "assume".

Yeah, a lot of people were rude, hostile and downright antagonistic -- I mean for Primus' sake, some of them actually sent Bay death threats. What the heck's that about? Why are we as a race like this? All he did was paint flames on a cab, for the love of...

But yes, I can understand that maybe that line was a reaction to the... less civil detractors of the movies, but it wouldn't kill him to have a bit more maturity and composure or at least pretend like he cares about giving people something they'll enjoy. It's a bit like if Hasbro responded to complaints about Trypticon's leg assembly issues with "I don't give a ****, you're still gonna buy it. Don't see why I should care."

Watch Hasbro actually do that.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1893994)
Posted by kurthy on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:08am CDT
Kurona wrote:
Deadput wrote:Yeah, a lot of people were rude, hostile and downright antagonistic -- I mean for Primus' sake, some of them actually sent Bay death threats. What the heck's that about? Why are we as a race like this? All he did was paint flames on a cab, for the love of...

But yes, I can understand that maybe that line was a reaction to the... less civil detractors of the movies, but it wouldn't kill him to have a bit more maturity and composure or at least pretend like he cares about giving people something they'll enjoy. It's a bit like if Hasbro responded to complaints about Trypticon's leg assembly issues with "I don't give a ****, you're still gonna buy it. Don't see why I should care."

Watch Hasbro actually do that.


Hasbro has always had this attitude. Look at 1989 to 1995.

I'm still going to place a lot of blame on Bay. His only concern is making it look cool. He's never made a great movie and most of his experience is creating music videos. Much like the head coach in football, he's not responsible for everything, but he's still going to shoulder a large part of the blame. Much as Shia Lebouf as the quarterback did. Lorenzo is more like a GM who insists the coach is fine and needs more fan attendance to improve the atmosphere. Paramount is slowly becoming the original Cleveland Browns.

But I checked out after DotM and haven't seen the latest installment.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894000)
Posted by Ig89ninja on July 3rd, 2017 @ 11:15am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Deadput wrote:Pictures like this make me wish we could have something like a prequel movie or a video game with all of them together interacting with each other like Ironhide and Hound or something like that and it doesn't even have to be anything canon.

Image


A game like that would be great. One set in an alternate reality where all the Autobots and Decepticons are still alive, fighting it out on Earth. I still want a Transformers RPG, ######.

I. Am now wondering what devastator would look like if bonecrusher was added to his combined form
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894018)
Posted by cruizerdave on July 3rd, 2017 @ 1:04pm CDT
Oh man, wouldn't it be great if this finally killed these stupid movies?


Look, this isn't a dig at you if you love Bayformers. If some pretty cinematography, big explosions, nifty special effects and almost always nearly incomprehensible action scenes are enough for you to enjoy these films, more power to you.


However, for me, I'd love to see the films die for a few years, and come back as something that has an actual narrative, treats the TFs as characters, and speaking of characters, has likeable characters.

Unfortunately, I think this movie is going to make just enough money to justify another one. Spoilers, the next one will involve some type of conspiracy, some type up to now hidden thing that ties TFs to Earth's history, a bunch of yelling, characters and plot points that have almost zero to do with the central story, porny shots of women's cleavage or butts, weird and offensive racial stereotypes, Optimus acting like a maniac, slow motion shots, Megatron not really having much to do with the story, thing from previous movies being ignored or contradicted, a high caliber actor slumming it for a pay check and plenty of idiotic, juvenile frat boy humor.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894043)
Posted by noctorro on July 3rd, 2017 @ 3:45pm CDT
cruizerdave wrote:Unfortunately, I think this movie is going to make just enough money to justify another one. Spoilers, the next one will involve some type of conspiracy, some type up to now hidden thing that ties TFs to Earth's history, a bunch of yelling, characters and plot points that have almost zero to do with the central story, porny shots of women's cleavage or butts, weird and offensive racial stereotypes, Optimus acting like a maniac, slow motion shots, Megatron not really having much to do with the story, thing from previous movies being ignored or contradicted, a high caliber actor slumming it for a pay check and plenty of idiotic, juvenile frat boy humor.


Damnit, why does your spoiler have to be 100% on point for Transformers 6?

I think you absolutely have it right here.

It's going to be humans made Transformers in the first place, or Transformers made humans + everything else you say. Oh yes and Unicron used to be human or something.

Mind blown :michaelbay: with the Lorenzo posts up here. My Primus I did not know about this. Why does the man hate Transformers so much?

I really hope the Bumblebee movie will be awesome, that director gives me hope anyway.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894051)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 4:03pm CDT
kurthy wrote:I'm still going to place a lot of blame on Bay. His only concern is making it look cool.

Like every director ever...

Why do people assume that the movie makers are going to care about the property as much as we do? Fan is short for fanatic for a reason.
kurthy wrote:He's never made a great movie and most of his experience is creating music videos.


First of all that is subjective and an opinion...not exactly a fact.

13 hours was a pretty good movie though and it came out in 2016 so he is able to make decent movies but not that many people are going to give him a chance because of his name.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894058)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on July 3rd, 2017 @ 4:20pm CDT
Btw the franchise that Bay could've done better with would've been M.A.S.K. & GI Joe
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894099)
Posted by kurthy on July 3rd, 2017 @ 7:24pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
kurthy wrote:I'm still going to place a lot of blame on Bay. His only concern is making it look cool.

Like every director ever...

Why do people assume that the movie makers are going to care about the property as much as we do? Fan is short for fanatic for a reason.
kurthy wrote:He's never made a great movie and most of his experience is creating music videos.


First of all that is subjective and an opinion...not exactly a fact.

13 hours was a pretty good movie though and it came out in 2016 so he is able to make decent movies but not that many people are going to give him a chance because of his name.

http://m.imdb.com/name/nm0000881/filmotype/director?ref_=m_nmfm_2

I looked through his critics scores on imdb. His best rating from critics (people who know a lot more about film than I do) comes in at a 60 out of 100. That's his highest rated movie ever. I think that qualifies that he's never made a great movie. His best movie was transformers, and I'll admit that I enjoyed it.

You also said he's able to make decent movies, I'll concede that, too, but a decent movie is his high watermark. 13 hours was a flop that made $2m more than its production cost. But box office flops can be good movies, although the critics ratings are lower than transformers and the user ratings are barely higher than his next movie (transformers, again) and the same on rotten tomatoes. At this point, I'm probably not going to take your recommendation to watch it.

My argument isn't that Bay is completely at fault, just that he's not completely absolved of all blame. When he directs a great movie, I'll relent and say that he did nothing wrong on transformers. He's got a long list of great actors but his movies get nominated for awards for best sound editing and best visual effects, not best director, best cinematography, best editing, best acting, best screenplay, or best picture. His track record shows he's done nothing to merit praise.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894140)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 9:35pm CDT
kurthy wrote: 13 hours was a flop that made $2m more than its production cost. But box office flops can be good movies, although the critics ratings are lower than transformers and the user ratings are barely higher than his next movie (transformers, again) and the same on rotten tomatoes. At this point, I'm probably not going to take your recommendation to watch it.

It's still a good movie and just because it didn't do well in the theater doesn't change a thing also people adore the original 1986 movie and look how well that movie did.


Rotten tomatoes is a cancerous website for wannabe reviewers, spammers and bots.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894143)
Posted by Kurona on July 3rd, 2017 @ 9:45pm CDT
Well, 1986 wasn't exactly a good movie either...

...

So anyway, I love you all, please don't kill me.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 9:53pm CDT
Deadput wrote:just because it didn't do well in the theater doesn't change a thing

I think thats something people often dont realize. How good a movie is or how big its cultural impact is is not related to how much it made at the movies.

Case in point: Moonlight. That movie won best picture and yet of all the nominees it was the one that performed the worst.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894152)
Posted by Va'al on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:00pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
kurthy wrote: 13 hours was a flop that made $2m more than its production cost. But box office flops can be good movies, although the critics ratings are lower than transformers and the user ratings are barely higher than his next movie (transformers, again) and the same on rotten tomatoes. At this point, I'm probably not going to take your recommendation to watch it.

It's still a good movie and just because it didn't do well in the theater doesn't change a thing also people adore the original 1986 movie and look how well that movie did.


Rotten tomatoes is a cancerous website for wannabe reviewers, spammers and bots.


I'm going to all cap this, because clearly no one fucking gets it:

ROTTEN TOMATOES GATHERS TOGETHER CRITICAL VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE INTERNET

IT ALSO HAS AN AUDIENCE SCORING SYSTEM

JUST BECAUSE ROTTEN TOMATOES SHOWS THAT CRITICS AND AUDIENCE DID NOT LIKE A MOVIE IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT ENJOY THAT MOVIE


It's not hard to read information that the sources provide themselves: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/about/
I know it's easier to just follow soundbites, but COME ON
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894158)
Posted by Deadput on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:13pm CDT
Va'al wrote:ROTTEN TOMATOES GATHERS TOGETHER CRITICAL VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE INTERNET

Did they change it? Because I certainly don't remember it being like that several years ago.

Well if I'm wrong I'm wrong I'll accept that.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894164)
Posted by Va'al on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:40pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Va'al wrote:ROTTEN TOMATOES GATHERS TOGETHER CRITICAL VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE INTERNET

Did they change it? Because I certainly don't remember it being like that several years ago.

Well if I'm wrong I'm wrong I'll accept that.


Aggregator. Always been an aggregator.

Rotten Tomatoes was launched on August 12, 1998, as a spare-time project by Senh Duong.[5] His goal in creating Rotten Tomatoes was "to create a site where people can get access to reviews from a variety of critics in the U.S."[6] As a fan of Jackie Chan's, Duong was inspired to create the website after collecting all the reviews of Chan's movies as they were being published in the United States.

Wikipedia for ease, but both claims backed by interviews.


Addendum to my last post:

JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE (AUDIENCE AND CRITICS) DO LIKE A MOVIE, DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO LIKE IT TOO
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894165)
Posted by william-james88 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:42pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Va'al wrote:ROTTEN TOMATOES GATHERS TOGETHER CRITICAL VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE INTERNET

Did they change it? Because I certainly don't remember it being like that several years ago.

Well if I'm wrong I'm wrong I'll accept that.


Rotten tomatoes has always been like that. They have no opinion themselves they just look at all reviews and do a tally of those who like it against those who dont. Its not an average of scores its just the percentage of people that say Yes against No. So the score itself doesnt really mean what people think it means. Toy Story isnt the greatest movie of all time but because nobody thinks it sucks (hence it got no "no"s), it has the highest score.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894168)
Posted by Burn on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:50pm CDT
At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894169)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:53pm CDT
cruizerdave wrote:and plenty of idiotic, juvenile frat boy humor.
All that was pretty much scarce-to-nonexistent in the fourth and fifth films.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894171)
Posted by Kurona on July 3rd, 2017 @ 10:57pm CDT
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.

No, that simply means you like a movie. It's only being a sheep if you mindlessly agree with another's opinion rather than attempting to understand them and actually take in what they're saying.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894174)
Posted by william-james88 on July 3rd, 2017 @ 11:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
cruizerdave wrote:and plenty of idiotic, juvenile frat boy humor.
All that was pretty much scarce-to-nonexistent in the fourth and fifth films.

I love how the fourth movie even killed the biggest comic relief character in a really rough way. It was a nice way to tell us that this wasnt gonna be the movie for that. Too bad they brought back more dumb humour in the 5th one, like the women thinking Mark Walhberg is having sex with their neice.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894175)
Posted by Burn on July 3rd, 2017 @ 11:10pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.

No, that simply means you like a movie. It's only being a sheep if you mindlessly agree with another's opinion rather than attempting to understand them and actually take in what they're saying.

Ten years Kurona. Ten years of listening to people piss and moan about these movies. It's the same shit each time, the same pissing and moaning.

If that's not a sheep herd mentality then I don't know what it is.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894190)
Posted by kurthy on July 3rd, 2017 @ 11:58pm CDT
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.


I don't have enough time to decide whether or not every single movie that comes out is good at the cost of 2 and half hours. If a lot of people are saying it's awful, I'm probably more than willing to say skip it, especially after the last 3 installments didn't exactly leave me wanting more.

I've seen every bay movie until 3 of his last 4. I've decided that nothing involving him is worth my time ever again. Giving or not giving a movie a chance based on what other people are saying isn't being a sheep, it's using your resources, like reading reviews on this site and basing my purchasing decisions on it (I don't always, because sometimes I'm either really not into a character or really want a character for my collection). 10 people on here say something is awesome and 1 person says it's awful, I'm inclined to get the toy and decide whether or not I like it. Like a lot of people loving TR blurr/brainstorm and me being at best ambivalent.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894192)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 4th, 2017 @ 12:35am CDT
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.


See, this is what I've been trying to say for years. I hate how systematic everyone's view of a "good movie" is. And I don't get that "guilty pleasure" crap. If you like it, you like it. Quit trying to justify why you like it by putting it in some kind of sub-category that means nothing.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894194)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2017 @ 12:41am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.


See, this is what I've been trying to say for years. I hate how systematic everyone's view of a "good movie" is. And I don't get that "guilty pleasure" crap. If you like it, you like it. Quit trying to justify why you like it by putting it in some kind of sub-category that means nothing.
But I think the Super Mario Bros. movie is a stupid, very lousy movie, yet I also like it. How do you rationalize my liking a movie I consider to be a bad one?
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894210)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 4th, 2017 @ 3:07am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.


See, this is what I've been trying to say for years. I hate how systematic everyone's view of a "good movie" is. And I don't get that "guilty pleasure" crap. If you like it, you like it. Quit trying to justify why you like it by putting it in some kind of sub-category that means nothing.
But I think the Super Mario Bros. movie is a stupid, very lousy movie, yet I also like it. How do you rationalize my liking a movie I consider to be a bad one?


That's an irrational mindset. I can't rationalize an irrationality.

I guess it would have to depend on what you like and dislike about it. Specifically.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894217)
Posted by Va'al on July 4th, 2017 @ 4:37am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.


See, this is what I've been trying to say for years. I hate how systematic everyone's view of a "good movie" is. And I don't get that "guilty pleasure" crap. If you like it, you like it. Quit trying to justify why you like it by putting it in some kind of sub-category that means nothing.
But I think the Super Mario Bros. movie is a stupid, very lousy movie, yet I also like it. How do you rationalize my liking a movie I consider to be a bad one?


That's an irrational mindset. I can't rationalize an irrationality.

I guess it would have to depend on what you like and dislike about it. Specifically.


*pat pat*
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894258)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2017 @ 10:55am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Burn wrote:At the end of the day, if you consider a movie a good movie, then it's a good movie.

If you consider a movie good or bad based on some critics and/or some rating on the internet, then you're a sheep that should probably learn to think for yourself.

Don't let others dictate to you what is good or bad, decide for yourself.


See, this is what I've been trying to say for years. I hate how systematic everyone's view of a "good movie" is. And I don't get that "guilty pleasure" crap. If you like it, you like it. Quit trying to justify why you like it by putting it in some kind of sub-category that means nothing.
But I think the Super Mario Bros. movie is a stupid, very lousy movie, yet I also like it. How do you rationalize my liking a movie I consider to be a bad one?


That's an irrational mindset. I can't rationalize an irrationality.

I guess it would have to depend on what you like and dislike about it. Specifically.
That's how guilty pleasures work, though. They defy our senses of good taste and quality by somehow appealing to us when they normally ought to not have any right to do so.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894263)
Posted by kurthy on July 4th, 2017 @ 11:10am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:That's an irrational mindset. I can't rationalize an irrationality.


Sure you can, you just have to be imaginitive. e^ipi = -1
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894339)
Posted by Va'al on July 4th, 2017 @ 6:46pm CDT
kurthy wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:That's an irrational mindset. I can't rationalize an irrationality.


Sure you can, you just have to be imaginitive. e^ipi = -1


Or like Jupiter Ascending.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894348)
Posted by Va'al on July 4th, 2017 @ 7:17pm CDT
People give a lot of (dis)credit to the director of the live-action Transformers movies, Michael Bay, or to the producers like Lorenzo di Bonaventura, or the writers such as Ehren Kruger or Akiva Goldman's writers room - but what about the editors of the movie itself? Art of the Cut had a chance to talk to some of the six editors working on Transformers: The Last Knight, and discussed the intricacies of working in a team on the same footage, dealing with Bay's own selections and personal style, and their previous experiences feeding into this movie. The full, lengthy piece (which is actually three) can be read here - we've only highlighted some passages below!

Art of the Cut takes a step into the epic – not just with the film we’re discussing – but because to cover the editing of Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight, we spoke to four editors in three separate interviews. The exciting thing for readers of Art of the Cut is that when you get six top editors on a single picture, they all learn from each other in ways that are impossible without working on the same footage and with the same director. Those important lessons are at the core of this Art of the Cut.

The six editors listed as “editors” are Roger Barton (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Adam Gerstel (Star Trek Into Darkness, Previs editor), Debra Neil-Fisher (The Hangover), John Refoua (Olympus Has Fallen) , Mark Sanger (Gravity), and Calvin Wimmer (13 Hours). We had the opportunity to speak to all of them except Barton and Wimmer.

[...]

REFOUA: None of us, except Roger, had worked on a movie with so many other editors before, so it took a while for us to figure out how we were going to do this and what does Michael (director, Michael Bay) want? Eventually, you settle into a rhythm and you really have to put your ego on hold because a scene that you work on — Michael, likes to move scenes around from editor to editor. He just wants editors to try different things and eventually he’ll say, “I like that one from this guy…This part from that guy.” So that took a little getting used to.

GERSTEL: What was great is after you put a scene together, you get to see somebody else cut the same scene and it really brings to light a different way that you hadn’t thought about. And so the next time you go to cut a scene in the film that may be similar you’re already now thinking of two different way of doing it. It really expanded your view because you’ve seen so many versions of the scenes while also having an intimate knowledge of what footage was there to put them together. You knew what challenges you had when cutting them and you see how somebody else dealt with those same challenges. It’s quite a learning experience.

NEIL-FISHER: It was fun actually. It was great to see How each of us approached the material differently. Learning from each other was really awesome. Especially for me. I don’t work as often on action pictures so it was really fun to see everybody’s versions on those scenes. I was fascinated by how many versions you can do of an action scene. How exciting and interesting each one was. And then moving on from here I take that with me and use it on the next thing I’m working on.

GERSTEL: Exactly. And this was a complicated story. There’s a lot in there. It has a lot of depth, a lot of layers. And so there was constant conversation about how best to structure it. Michael loved to intercut and he also is not tied to the script so everything is up for grabs and we were always trying new ideas. We would sit, all of us in the room and just talk about what was the best way to put a scene together or put a sequence together. So it wasn’t just always one person taking a stab and then another person taking a stab. There were many times when we were all just discussing it together. Almost like a writers room for editors.

[...]

SANGER: I like to do it organically depending upon the style of the director. All directors shoot differently so I actively avoid setting myself a particular way of working. That’s part of the fun of going into a new project with a new director: the way they shoot determines how I will assemble. But there is one key area that I won’t change and that’s how I get my assistants to prep the material only up to a certain level. Then beyond that, I will prep it myself because that’s how I learn the dailies.

The late and very great Jim Clark always used to mark up his own scripts, rather than use the script supervisor’s version. He would watch the dailies and mark up his own script as he learned them each day. Many of the old school British editors did things that same way. I was only their apprentice at the time but I’m proud to have learned from their wisdom and so what I do is my own version of that.

Some directors will shoot very quick takes while others leave the camera running for fifteen minutes at a time. I will adapt how I break down my dailies depending on how the shoot went.

With Michael Bay, you might get 10 hours of dailies for a single scene, and when that comes in you think, “How on earth am I going to get him an assembly by the end of the day?” I decided that 95 percent of my day would be spent assessing and breaking down the dailies. Then, as I was doing it I was developing a mental structure of how I was going to put that scene together. I work fast and make notes as you go. And then at the very last minute, I cut the scene and got it uploaded to him for wrap. You physically can’t go through 10 hours of material and then spent five hours editing. But you can go through 10 hours of material methodically and understand all the dailies and then put together a version at the end of the day that is solid.

That’s just what I did, the other editors have their own processes. But we all adapted to Michael’s process and combined it with our own and all were based on necessity due to the volume of material that we receive each day.

[...]

REFOUA: Michael shoots everything live. All the explosions are live. All the smoke is live and the human stunts are live. What we have is a bunch of plates with explosions, smoke, and stunts in them. Our main challenge, in action scenes, was trying to figure out: what’s supposed to happen here? We would talk amongst the editors and say, “I think this is supposed to happen here. And I think this shot’s for that. And a lot of times, Michael would say, “That shot isn’t for that spot!” or he’d say, “That’s cool! I can use this. Yeah, this is a good place for this shot.”

NEIL-FISHER: I definitely went through each scene looking from a specific point of view. If I was starting the scene fresh, I would look through the film and pulled selects of what I thought were the pieces that would work for me. I went through the dailies and found pieces that were going to aid my version of that scene.

HULLFISH: John mentioned that Michael will create his own selects reels. Was it weird using somebody else’s selects?

GERSTEL: No not at all. They were just suggestions from him. You didn’t have to take it as final. It was just, “Here’s what Michael pulled as his options.” Often, they were the same thing we would have pulled or a slightly different version. And sometimes we even shared each other’s selects.

[...]

REFOUA: Gradually the movie, as you put it together, it divides itself into sections. So Michael would say, “I want so and so to make a pass on this section. And I want so and so to try and shorten it and I want so and so to work on this thing that they do or I want somebody to check the jokes and make sure that we have the best jokes.” On Transformers, the editors became a team. We didn’t function as much as individuals but really the teamwork takes over. I had never been in that kind of situation to that extent, so that was cool and sometimes Michael would want three different versions of the same scene.

SANGER: He’ll look at scenes individually for a long time and then he might look at scenes assembled with a couple other scenes around them. But then we’ll start looking at things in reels. Instead of looking at those scenes within the reels for three or four weeks or four or five months in advance there’ll come a point where he’s happy with individual scenes then you’ll watch them in reels and when he’s happy with the reels, then you watch them in the movie. And so you kind of go in these much larger steps than many directors who would work on a scene by scene basis and then a reel by reel basis MUCH earlier on in the process. Michael works on a scene by scene basis for much longer and then makes these big leaps where we’re often watching the whole movie maybe on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The changes that are going on within those five days are huge because with five editors you can get quite a lot happening in that amount of time. But it’s piece-meal for much longer at the beginning.

HULLFISH: That’s got the potential to just be a political nightmare but I’m glad that it worked out for you guys.

REFOUA: Really you have to put the politics away because you’re making a Michael Bay movie. You’re not making a John Refoua movie.

HULLFISH: That’s the quote of the day right there.


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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894365)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 4th, 2017 @ 9:10pm CDT
Even the batsheetcrazy Chinese who love TF to death couldn't save this piece o' turd that is masquerading as a story! Even the rushed job full o' error G1 Sunbow shows had more story consistency than this high caloric but low brain disaster!

Crossing fingers this won't rub off the entire toy franchise or else it will be the early 90s again when TF went into oblivion!
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894391)
Posted by SlyTF1 on July 4th, 2017 @ 10:46pm CDT
Finally saw TLK a second time, and I actually liked it more. Not as much as AOE, but there are still glaring issues. My biggest problem is still Optimus's "arc." I hate it. That's where the movie falls apart for me. I also still dislike how the second act was mostly exposition, even though I was never really bored.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894394)
Posted by william-james88 on July 4th, 2017 @ 10:58pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Finally saw TLK a second time, and I actually liked it more. Not as much as AOE, but there are still glaring issues. My biggest problem is still Optimus's "arc." I hate it. That's where the movie falls apart for me.


Agree 100%
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894573)
Posted by Dagon on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:15pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:I'm not sad, they brought this on themselves by not getting their writing in order, maybe they should hire actually talented writers next time...


I'm honestly finding it more sad that I just don't care. This franchise is literally my favorite thing on the planet, and I couldn't give a damn less that it's hurting right now. I haven't even seen the movie a second time. I watched AOE a whole 7 times in theaters, but I have no desire to see TLK again. They should have delivered on what they promised the first damn time.

I think that's the part that stings the most, that this writer's room was touted for so long to be a turning point for the storytelling aspect and writing, but all they did was force random things they read about (headmasters, duocons, quintessa, time travel, the true nature of earth...) and cram them into this movie without doing anything beyond that to make it any good



I kinda just jumped to a random page to see what the conversation still was, and I saw this, and I have to admit that I've found myself wondering about the writer's room as well. It's just another installment of "We're going really make the next movie work, guys" that went nowhere. If it took a room of people to come up with the writing for TLK, I'd like to know what happened to the work they produced, because this movie was the same random jumble that the previous four were.
I'm not here to be argumentative or anything, but there's no way it took several competent writers to turn out TLK. And, if it did somehow, I'd hope those writers were relieved of their duties, as they clearly failed in their objectives.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894576)
Posted by Dagon on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:20pm CDT
partholon wrote:much as i dislike bays take on the transformers (ive only really copped now that what he's basically done is give us five movies where grimlock is leading the autobots instead of prime. think bout it. the dialogue makes perfect sense if you substitute one character for the other )

i AM glad its doing so well at the cinema.

mainly because IMO its the best film since the first and im disgusted at the pile on by so called "professional critics" who've been flaming it from day one.

its obvious to everyone they were more intrested in trying to kill this franchise than do their job.




I know this is a well wornout argument, but they aren't not "professional" critics because they don't like a movie that other people do. And, there have been four prior entries in the franchise; how much more would they have to see before they could feel they've made up their minds in terms of how they view the newest movie? Nothing really changes from movie to movie, so it's not exactly like watching each new chapter is a completely fresh experience.

I get it from the fan perspective: the critics don't know anything because they disagree with me. But that doesn't really hold any water.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894577)
Posted by Kurona on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:24pm CDT
I've got a sneaking suspicion the "writer's room" was simply hyperbole and giving heavier focus to something that most movies have. Making something basic sound like it's something unique and new to make it sound like they're fixing a lot of the plot and character related problems a lot of people had with the movies.

Course, I've no idea if that's actually true; but considering what a lot of people are saying about TLK's plot - not just that it's a random jumble but it still is basically the same movie as the last lot - I don't think I'm terribly far off. That the talk of a writer's room wasn't a lie, just a wild exaggeration.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Promotional Tour Event in Perù (1894579)
Posted by JazZeke on July 5th, 2017 @ 6:25pm CDT
Dagon wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:I'm not sad, they brought this on themselves by not getting their writing in order, maybe they should hire actually talented writers next time...


I'm honestly finding it more sad that I just don't care. This franchise is literally my favorite thing on the planet, and I couldn't give a damn less that it's hurting right now. I haven't even seen the movie a second time. I watched AOE a whole 7 times in theaters, but I have no desire to see TLK again. They should have delivered on what they promised the first damn time.

I think that's the part that stings the most, that this writer's room was touted for so long to be a turning point for the storytelling aspect and writing, but all they did was force random things they read about (headmasters, duocons, quintessa, time travel, the true nature of earth...) and cram them into this movie without doing anything beyond that to make it any good



I kinda just jumped to a random page to see what the conversation still was, and I saw this, and I have to admit that I've found myself wondering about the writer's room as well. It's just another installment of "We're going really make the next movie work, guys" that went nowhere. If it took a room of people to come up with the writing for TLK, I'd like to know what happened to the work they produced, because this movie was the same random jumble that the previous four were.
I'm not here to be argumentative or anything, but there's no way it took several competent writers to turn out TLK. And, if it did somehow, I'd hope those writers were relieved of their duties, as they clearly failed in their objectives.

Keep in mind that this "writer's room" was helmed by the guy who wrote Batman and Robin, so... did you really have any expectations?

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