For those wondering about the impending strike I came across this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_film_strike_(2008)
Sep 24 - 04:43 PM
I liked it..
Sep 24 - 04:54 PM
4 words..... DINOBOTS AND MORE DECEPTICONS
Sep 24 - 05:16 PM
Gee great he ruined them once now he gets to one more time. All im going to say is try looking at the action figures one more time before you come up with your design and learn the relationship bettween StarScream and Megatron Prime and the Auto bots ect ..its all right there for you you have the original comic's Cartoon series (not beast wars or any of that new crap) what eles do you need..oh and work on your editing quick cuts and uncomprehendable fight sequences do not make good film but you have to have the heart for the transformers and i saw none of it in that film
Sep 24 - 07:22 PM
LOL ROADDOG XXVIII you just lost all CRED with that half a list of god aweful fav movies of this year ... So if all the idiots out there are like you and hated Transformers for whatever reasons than they can whine and b*tch all they want about Michal Bay , or the plot , or the kid like jokes, or anything else that made this a " Horrible" movie ...
Cuz anyone who openly includes DOA or TMNT , Chuck and Larry and Shrek 3 as there fav movies of the year has obvious issues in taste and what they consider a "quality" movie , Half your list makes sense and i even agree with a few ,but the other half makes you look like a complete shmuck . You now have no credibility and anything you say about further movies should be ignored ...
I have defended this movie from the get go and will continue to do so , I was entertained and there were even a few moments where i literally said WOW , i was entertained and thats all that matters . They had to introduce Transformers to a new geneation of kids and teens and still keep fanboys and nostalgic young adults interested and pleased . Hence the corny moments , the lame jokes and the attempt to make this in part a teen romance , take the bad with the good and enjoy Optimus Prime kickin A$$ ...
I would like all of you haters to write there own script since they think they know what would have worked better and hit every target demographic and go on to make more than a half billion dollars .
Sep 24 - 07:27 PM
Dude, I like "Transformers" as much as you do. Admittedly, some of the movies on my list weren't great. But as jeremyd4 said, at least they don't have an enormous amount of useless **** in them."D.O.A." was, put simply, a fun martial arts film that had alot of balls and was fast. And it was dumb, but in a good kind of way that you could at least enjoy it. And that's it. Plus, Corey Yuen of "Transporter" fame handled it, so why *****?"Chuck & Larry" was not as unfunny as people are making it out to be (this film also reclaimed my love for Jessica Biel, who bored me to tears in "Next"). Besides, it could've been "Click" all over again."Shrek 3" was still an entertaining "Shrek". While I could've dealt without a deathbed scene, it still had some charm left in the can (the main cast, as well as Eric Idle and Justin Timberlake, delivered the goods). And compared to today's CGI-infested garbage heap ("Meet the Robinsons"), it'll do just fine for what it is."TMNT", while not the balls-out actioner that the original turtles films were, but the visuals were cool, there was good drama between Leo and Raph, and... okay, maybe that's just it. But it's lightweight fun for fans of the comic books.
Sep 25 - 09:02 AM
Hmm...good to know Spielberg is still on this. I guess you all know Spielberg wouldn't waste more money if he thought he wasted on the first Transformers.I guess he likes the kickass on the first one which is why he is doing it again. And hehe i think he knows Bay better than any of u 'Bay Haters'.I say WHOOAAA Bay. Kickass again.
Sep 24 - 09:30 PM
And i second my motion too...;)
Sep 25 - 11:00 PM
yeah!!! let's have MORE human drama in a our Transformers movies - like, let's have them cry a lot, and wear eyeshadow and emo haircuts, let's make 'em dance too and.... oh wait a second.... hmmm, maybe that sorta thing doesn't work for a big summer blockbuster.
People like Transformers, those who didn't get over it! Bay has made so great films over the years that people do like (the Rock for instance!). If it's not your thing get your head outta your arse and go see something else. Seriously, haven't you got something better to do??? Like that other guy said, if he directed Pulp Fiction, you'd all tear it to sheds still.
So Michael Bay divides people... big deal!!! That doesn't make him a bad director of the likes of universally hated directors Uwe Boll or well.... Uwe Boll.
Sep 24 - 09:33 PM
Yes exactly Transformers was greatPlease save all of your hate for where it belongsSpiderman 3
Sep 24 - 09:56 PM
Second your motion....WHOO AAAA
Sep 25 - 10:58 PM
Well said. :)
Sep 24 - 11:49 PM
I wont watch it if Michael Bay directs it.
Sep 25 - 12:45 AM
Good places to start reading re: writer's strike...http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/tb/tb070730to_strike_or_not_to_http://artfulwriter.com/http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-gold11sep11,1,207241.story?coll=la-entnews-movieshttp://us.imdb.com/indie/ask-archive?date=20001110Happy reading!
Sep 25 - 12:52 AM
ALL those who "like" to hate Micheal Bay's TRANSFORMERS--- are the same overconfident, arrogant, conceited *******S who went into the movie--- wanting to hate it--- to justify thier blazing hate towards Micheal Bay. The fact that his movies contain patriotism (cheesy as it may be) doesn't also sit well with these *******s--- since these "blind-trend-followers" know that today it's (quite illogically and stupidly) concidered "cool" to pe UNpatriotic.
That said, TRANSFORMERS was a fantastic ride. I'd be first in line for "TRANSFORMERS 2".
And, like I'd said to all those concieted anti-Tranformers-*******s way back --- if they feel that thier "lofty, patronizing and SNOBBY" taste in movies makes them feel superior to the tastes of movies like TRANSFORMERS--- they should, in all best interests, go and check out whatever Japenese movie Soffola Coppola last made--- and not waste thier portentous time commenting negetively about the TRANSFORMERS sequel.
Sep 25 - 07:14 AM
Are you turds kiddin' me? Transformers was a relly good movie to me. I don't understand why people hate Michael Bay so much, yet these fools insist on watchin' his movies. If ya don't like him or his movies, then don't complain about 'em and don't friggin' watch 'em. Plain nad simple. He still gets his money and rep. And all you cornballz get is a headache and even less money than you had before you went to see the film. Good grief, just lay off him and find somethin' better to do wit' the negativity. I, for one, will look forward to Bay's next Transformers flick and hope Shia is in it. He was a great asset to the cast. And Disturbia was one of the best movies I've ever seen. Heh..
Sep 25 - 09:53 AM
Michael Bay has made exactly two worthwhile movies: The Rock and Transformers.
That they came out almost exactly 10 years apart from each other speaks volumes about the quality of his other movies. But I give him the benefit of the doubt, because I have seen some fine actors do the same thing that this director has done. They choose projects that will make them money, but won't further their artistic careers.
I think that Disturbia was an entertaining modern-day "Rear Window" that cast teenagers in the roles. It worked for me. Not a profound or future-classic movie, but entertaining.
Live Free or Die Hard was surprisingly enjoyable and it was well-made, with good work from Bruce Willis.
Summer movies are what they are, and some of them do suck, but some of them work as an entertainment. Transformers is one of those movies. The characters are likable, the action is fast-paced and the dialogue fun. Nothing wrong with that.
I have a problem with some of the comedies and horror movies that are being released in recent years. They truly don't treat the audience with any respect, dumbing down their characters and upping the gore/yuck factors to reel in the teens to waste their money. While we have decent action movies like Transformers, where the characters aren't too dumb and the script isn't too lazy, we should spend more time attacking the dreadful horror movies and comedies that Hollywood shoves down our throats.
In other words, let's use our complaints more wisely. There are far worse movies out there than Transformers, and far less entertaining ones.
Sep 25 - 11:21 AM
Well put, criddic. Horror films and comedies haven't been too good lately. The only good comedies this year came from heavyweights like Judd Apatow ("Knocked Up") and Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz"), while the rest were either disappointing ("Blades of Glory", "Evan Almighty") or had no choice ("Balls of Fury", "Mr. Woodcock"). And horror films, as everyone is aware, is too determined to offer gore for the sake of gore instead of focusing on the aspects of suspense, plot, and character. Hell, most of the latter genre's films were either torture porn (soon to include "Saw IV"; don't know why that franchise is hot) or disappointing sequels/remakes ("The Hills Have Eyes II", "Halloween")."Transformers" was a dumb movie. But unlike past efforts, Michael Bay used it to his advantage to make an enjoyable blockbuster film. Shia LaBeouf and Magan Fox, as I said before, mopped the floor with Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler's carcasses (i.e. they had a stronger love story). And kudos for getting Peter Cullen to reprise his role as Optimus Prime; no one can do Prime like Cullen can.
Sep 25 - 04:28 PM
I'm hoping they have a better story this 2nd time around, and with no loose ends. The first one had many "loose ends" that sorta contradicted the storyline. Just made no sense. The special effects were awesome but without a good story, forget it!
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