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Jul 12, 2014, 03:17 PM
 
So saw this. The films most interesting accomplishment is how it stretches the English language to find words to describe how appalling it is as a film.

Loud, dumb and stupid entirely fails to cover it.

The only tiny glimmer of charm is Stanley Tucci's post Steve Jobs tech boss.
John Goodman should hang his head in shame. In actual shame.
You know, that thing Michael Bay has none of.

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Jul 12, 2014, 03:29 PM
 
"I think I found a Transfowmer!" Geez, Mark.
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Jul 12, 2014, 05:20 PM
 
Transformers is one of many classic examples of movies/franchises they really should have asked me to be in charge of.
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Jul 12, 2014, 05:36 PM
 
It's a roll call of actors that really need to learn to say no. Am looking at YOU Mr Nimoy!
     
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Jul 12, 2014, 08:14 PM
 
When will Hollywood stop desecrating my childhood? =(
     
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Jul 13, 2014, 07:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
It's a roll call of actors that really need to learn to say no. Am looking at YOU Mr Nimoy!
Oh he was 'The Fallen' wasn't he?

He was also Galvatron in the original movie.
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Jul 14, 2014, 11:22 AM
 
"In disguise"? Did you not see some part of the previous three movies?
     
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Jul 14, 2014, 12:06 PM
 
The first transformers movie was bad. The second one was probably the single worst movie I have ever seen.

Fool me once, shame on you... Fool me twice, shame on me... fool me a third and fourth time? Uh...

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Jul 14, 2014, 12:37 PM
 
… in disguise? I don't think anything was disguised, sure it was worse than the other transformer movies, but I also found those pretty abysmal.
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Jul 14, 2014, 01:20 PM
 
I briefly considered seeing this (all the other movies we'd wanted to see were surprisingly sold out) but I'm glad I didn't.
     
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Jul 14, 2014, 10:31 PM
 
Dark of the Moon was the only one that was remotely tolerable. Part of it is due to Megan Fox usually causing me to have a gag reflex when I see her.
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Jul 15, 2014, 03:05 PM
 
Whats wrong with Megan Fox?
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Jul 15, 2014, 03:06 PM
 
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Jul 16, 2014, 08:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
The first transformers movie was bad. The second one was probably the single worst movie I have ever seen.

Fool me once, shame on you... Fool me twice, shame on me... fool me a third and fourth time? Uh...
...we won't get fooled again?

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Jul 16, 2014, 05:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Oh he was 'The Fallen' wasn't he?

He was also Galvatron in the original movie.
According to IMDB, he was Sentinel Prime in the third. I have absolutely no memory of who that was.

Transformers:The Movie has interesting voices for several of the new robots (the regular actors do the ones who used to appear in the cartoon), including the final appearance of Orson Welles as the voice of Unicron. I guess he would have wanted to end his career on a somewhat different note.
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Jul 16, 2014, 06:10 PM
 
I dunno, Unicron was pretty awesome.

And yes, I recall Sentinel Prime now. Not a patch on Galvatron.
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Jul 25, 2014, 08:23 PM
 
Transformers 2007 I thought was awesome though had some annoying lines.
Transformers 2009 I thought had very bad taste and made no sense.
Transformers 2011 was super stupid (almost American Pie Beta House stupid)

Transformers 2014... am I supposed to go into this movie drunk before I watch it...?
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Jul 26, 2014, 07:40 AM
 
I think the new one is probably better than the third one actually. Slightly drunk might not hurt.

Just remembered Eric Idle was another voice on the original. And Weird Al on the soundtrack of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrMbkbTPrPA
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Jul 26, 2014, 10:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Transformers 2007 I thought was awesome though had some annoying lines.
Transformers 2009 I thought had very bad taste and made no sense.
Transformers 2011 was super stupid (almost American Pie Beta House stupid)

Transformers 2014... am I supposed to go into this movie drunk before I watch it...?
Haven't seen a single one of them. Should I even bother with the first one ?

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Jul 27, 2014, 07:59 AM
 
I don't know, how bored are you? It's a stupid summer movie that doesn't do anything obviously wrong. There are many movies like that.
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Jul 27, 2014, 11:21 AM
 
I watched the first and promised to never go through that again.

Also, there's a fifth coming out in 2015 or 2016.
     
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Jul 27, 2014, 12:08 PM
 
Yes, the fourth one drops some hints that there is more to come.


 
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Jul 27, 2014, 12:20 PM
 
All the TF movies require a certain suspension of not just disbelief, but of skepticism. If you are capable of being entertained by giant transforming special effects knocking the crap out of each other and the surrounding architecture, you'll enjoy these films enough as something to relax with while you have a beer or two.
If Michael Bay's shaky-cam and constant cutting to other angles drives you mad, or if you will groan at the idea that these alien super robots need the help of a cocky kid and his girlfriend in order to save the planet because its a step too far, you should avoid them.

Bay has a totally raging hardon for all things military doesn't he? In the cartoons and comics, these robots (who were millions of years old) couldn't be touched by anything that human armed forces had at their disposal. Soldiers were no more significant than civilians, just something for the Autobots to try to protect. I get the impression that someone involved in these movies couldn't handle that idea.
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Jul 27, 2014, 03:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I watched the first and promised to never go through that again.
Thanks, that's what I needed to know.

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Aug 5, 2014, 04:21 PM
 
I don't go into any movie, expecting "perfect" or "believable". I just go (well, stay home...got my own theater) to enjoy, in this case, shit blowing up.
     
   
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