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Do you like the Transformers trilogy?

Yes 7 36.84%
 
It's ok 2 10.53%
 
No 3 15.79%
 
The first movie was ok but enough already 1 5.26%
 
Hate all three and Michae... 6 31.58%
 
Total:19
Jay520 said:
The visuals are unmatched.... and hot chicks

That's all I can think of


No! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a proper trout! Not even worth a first glance, let alone a second.

Vetteman94 said:
Goddbless said:

The biggest problem with the plots in the Transformers movies is they are basically forgotten by the next movie. Every movie they give a totally different reason why the Decepticons came to earth. The 1st movie said it was for the cube, the 2nd said it was for energon, and the 3rd movie...well it was so convoluted it doesn't matter anymore. I mean would it kill them to have some form of continuity.

I dont understand where the confusion for their reasonings of coming to Earth are coming from.  Makes me wonder if you actually watched the movie and stayed awake or are just going off of things you heard other people say.  


What he's saying is all 3 films give different reasons for being on earth. In the first film they're after the Allspark, in the second film they're here to harvest Energon and in the third film they came to meet Sentinal Prime. There's no continuity.

Optimus Prime is a real bad-ass though. Single handedly(literally) pulling heads off with firey axes!

There are a few other odd things in the film, like the fact that Optimus is about 4 times the size of Bumblebee when they're standing by the rocket. And why are the Autobots always shiny, even after the big fight in a demolition zone.



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Xen said:
Shit blows up.


These three words summarize the ENTIRE trilogy.



TF3 was a great action flick just like the first two. Granted the 2nd one had major story issues, but as a pure summer action movie with an incredible cast of robots, its was well worth the ticket prices. I do think that having a good memory of the toy line and cartoons as a kid really pushes the movies along. I know TF were by far my favorite cartoon and toys.

However, TF3 won't hold that money lead for very much longer as soon as Harry Potter launches this week.

Also, I find it funny you blast TF when nearly all horror movies suck far worse in every way possible. There's a reason why no horror movie is anywhere near the top of the box office... ever. Their stories are just meh at best. The only horror-ish movies remotely interesting are the fake ones based on a true story.. lol.



Pirates of Carribean earned $986 million at box office. Transformers isn't even close to that. Anyways Harry potter wii destory Transformers very soon



disolitude said:
Aiddon said:
slipknotfan said:

Can someone please explain the appeal of these movies. Maybe its because I never watched the cartoon as a kid and I'm more of a horror fan, but the movies beside part 1 have gotten horrible reviews and people still keep flocking to them. It has already passed Hangover 2 with over 260 million to become the highest grossing movie so far this year! Whats next for this franchise, Transformers vs Gobots? Maybe Transformers vs. Transmorphers!!!! It's pretty sad that the only horror movie I have to look forward to this summer is a remake of Fright Night!

And my faith in humanity keeps falling quickly. The appeal of these movies is that they're junk food for the brain: it's nothing but explosions and sexist exploitation. Though even action-wise the movies aren't that great due to Bay's direction being godawful with shaky-cam and rapid-fire editing (though in the third one 3D cameras prevented that) so even on a technical standpoint the films fail. Don't even get me started on those racist-bots from the second film (seriously, screw you, Kruger). This year has been miserable for movies in general

To michael bay slight credit, he did get a lot better with shakey cam. Action in part 3 is actually watchable and action scenes are clearly shot... Everything else though stands for me as well.

TBH I don't think Bay himself improved so much as he had to change his shooting style to adopt 3D (which currently doesn't support super quick cuts and excessive shakey cam that well).  Either way the general opinion seems to be shooting in 3D produced better results, but to me it feels like the change was imposed on Bay rather than him getting better directly.



Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

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Reasonable said:

TBH I don't think Bay himself improved so much as he had to change his shooting style to adopt 3D (which currently doesn't support super quick cuts and excessive shakey cam that well).  Either way the general opinion seems to be shooting in 3D produced better results, but to me it feels like the change was imposed on Bay rather than him getting better directly.


I can see this as being completely true...



As a Transformers fan from the 80s these movies are great, except the love story bits and that whole spiritual crap thing in ROTF.



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disolitude said:
 

To michael bay slight credit, he did get a lot better with shakey cam. Action in part 3 is actually watchable and action scenes are clearly shot... Everything else though stands for me as well.

The only reason he didn't use shaky-cam and rapid-fire editing like he usually does is because 3D cameras are far too heavy for the former and 3D in general is NOT compatible with quick editting. Trust me, if he COULD have done that he woulda. I also have no clue why Bay is so obsessed with sunrise/sunsets. The man also needs to understand porn, because the outright mysoginistic crap he allows in his films has got to stop



Aiddon said:
disolitude said:
 

To michael bay slight credit, he did get a lot better with shakey cam. Action in part 3 is actually watchable and action scenes are clearly shot... Everything else though stands for me as well.

The only reason he didn't use shaky-cam and rapid-fire editing like he usually does is because 3D cameras are far too heavy for the former and 3D in general is NOT compatible with quick editting. Trust me, if he COULD have done that he woulda. I also have no clue why Bay is so obsessed with sunrise/sunsets. The man also needs to understand porn, because the outright mysoginistic crap he allows in his films has got to stop

It looks to me that Michael Bay shot the latest transformers footage with all kinds of cameras and movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7kcqB3thJM



disolitude said:

It looks to me that Michael Bay shot the latest transformers footage with all kinds of cameras and movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7kcqB3thJM


About 70 percent of the film was shot in 3D, but using different camers is no surprise. Heck, a lot of the next Batman movie is shot in IMAX, but other scenes use different cameras