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What did you think of "Transformers" the movie?

  1. Loved it so much I've seen it multiple times!

    32.5%
  2. Have seen it once and thought it was awesome.

    24.1%
  3. Have seen it and thought it was okay, but...

    24.1%
  4. It sucked.

    8.4%
  5. I haven't had a chance to see it but want to.

    3.6%
  6. Have no desire to see it.

    4.8%
  7. Liked the animated series better.

    2.4%
By nickslick74
Jul 23, 2007
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  1. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TechSpot Maniac Posts: 480   +8

    I agree with just about everything said thus far haha. I'm a bit late commenting, but I had been busy with work and playing on xbox live. This movie had exactly what I expected. Not so great plot, but amazing visuals. I know they did build the robots for a few scenes, but I think we can all agree there's nowhere in the movie where you are thinking "that's so fake.." If nothing else this movie must be respected for action scenes and visual effects.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,246   +213

    I got the 2 disk special edition, the second disk has a bunch of extras about how things were done. Instead of doing entire sequences in CGI many of them were done mostly real, and only the robots for CGI. The explosions and stuff were for the most part real. I was really suprised on the car throws and some of the explosions how close people were to them, only a few feet on several occations.

    That scene with Sam towards the end with the All Spark on up on the roof, there was no safety net, he did have a chain around his waist incase he fell, but he wasn't going to fall into a net.

    I didn't think the plot was bad. It is an action movie, you don't normally find excellent plots in them, this one one of the better ones.
  3. Maikeru

    Maikeru Newcomer, in training Posts: 88

    I thought the movie was okay, but I don't believe it lived up to all of the hype it received even months before the film was released.

    I'm just glad to see that kid Shia LaBeouf growint out of the whole Even Stevens acting role. :)
  4. souton

    souton TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 164

    why does everyone hate the plot of Transformers so much? of course it's fiction, but I thought they did a good job, adapting it to today's world... I dunno, just my opinion :p
  5. alexlive01

    alexlive01 Newcomer, in training

    i sit true nest toy movie is gi joe
  6. k.jacko

    k.jacko Newcomer, in training Posts: 743

    wtf did you just say ?!?!?
  7. cybersyn

    cybersyn Newcomer, in training

    it was horrible
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    Is This Easter Sunday........?

    Lord knows, there's been a resurrection!

    Anyway, Dude, (or dudette, as the case may be), that's harsh.

    Since this was an adaptation of a comic book, the story line followed the classic morality tale of the battle of good versus evil, plus the special effects were categorically excellent.
    Someone mentioned earlier that they only went to see Megan Foster, they certainly have a valid point. Perhaps the movie would have benefited from an upskirt shot of Ms. Foster. After all, that could be rationalized by writing FX next to it on the shot list.

    In any event you, and everybody, have a Happy Thanksgiving! That of course is if you live in the colonies, (as I do). Oh heck, do it anyway.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    captaincranky, don't you mean Megan Fox? ;)
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    Yeah, What He Said.........

    Well, I suppose I did.

    "La boeuf" means "the beef" in French. This strikes me as somewhat ironic, since Shia "LaBoeuf" seemed like a prime candidate for an upskirt herself, er himself. Still, in spite of an "heroic" effort, he was unable to ruin the movie for me.

    I further predict that Megan Fox's slash "Foster's" acting talent will place her in competition with Jessica Alba for an Academy Award one day. Oh baby, baby, that's some stiff competition! <(dual entendre and pun intended)> This is a bold prediction when you consider that Ms. Alba can generate as much or more interest by walking out of a scene as she can by walking into one.
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Well, that'd depend on how clothed or -er- how unclothed she is. ;)
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,246   +213

    I've managed to resist getting the HD DVD version, already bought the special edition regular dvd. Unless I can sell that to someone it looks like I'm going HD DVDless (unless I obtain it through other ways...)
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    Is That a String Variable, or a String Bikini.....?

    OK, I suppose it's a given that neither Megan Fox or Jessica Alba compare favorably with respect to acting ability with say, Katherine Hepburn, Dame Judith Dench or even Meryl Streep. Still, you do have to consider the exuberance of youth. By this I mean that none of the foregoing "real actresses" would fill out Jessica's costume in the fantastic four. Fast forward a couple of years to Ms Alba's first Botox treatment, after which I'm sure that she will be much more expressive walking away. This assumes of course that she doesn't embrace southwestern cuisine or Jennifer Lopez doesn't write a cookbook.

    To pull this thread further off topic, (not maliciously of course), I watched "Live Free or Die Hard" last night. In spite of the fact I wasn't certain I'd like it, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Maggie Quigley is scorching hot, although this treatise on cyber-terrorism probably could have benefited by allowing her talent to "shine" with say, a Jacuzzi scene. You can catch Ms.Q in "Naked Weapon", sort of a cult classic martial arts flick.

    Anyway, how much of the computer hacking in that movie do you think could actually be accomplished? Could anybody pull off a "fire sale"? Should we start a poll?
     
  14. magiclight

    magiclight TechSpot Member Posts: 67

    enjoyed the movie, thought it was pretty good. better than most other films on at the time.
  15. cptanthrax@gmai

    cptanthrax@gmai Newcomer, in training

    hell yea, im gonna watch this movie tonite before i sleep!!
  16. mootje

    mootje Newcomer, in training

    Enjoyed watching this movie,
  17. stelch

    stelch Newcomer, in training Posts: 63

    The music rocks
  18. Saw this at the cinema when it came out, the effects blew me away........ but that was it.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    Creating a legend.....

    I you want an expansive mythology you might want to follow Battlestar Galactica.
    "Transformers" is just a little play about good versus evil with an accidental hero thrown in to hang the story on. The effects do carry it mightily though. If I was the director, I would have gotten Megan Fox into a bikini and hosed her down, but then I'm a pig.
  20. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,246   +213

    There was absolutely nothing wrong with Transformers. It did what I believe it was set out to do, which was:

    *Appeal to general audience
    *Not go terribly against the few peope that grew up in the 80s that actually remember real story lines. (I was born in 1980, grew up with transformers, but I can't tell you much of anything that happened in the cartoon)
    *Be a summer action movie

    If you are looking for great drama, find another movie.

    Realizing its 'faults' I still think it was one of, if not, the best movie of 2007. Mostly because there weren't many good movies last year.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    Agreed.
    Megan Fox in a bikini would have been great drama.
    Agreed.

    Hellboy2 is coming out this summer. For me at least, the original had a well developed mythology, and a sense of humor. Rasputin, Hell, Nazis, great stuff, I'm looking forward to the sequel.
  22. helloworld

    helloworld Newcomer, in training

    it's okay, too long though
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,246   +213

    Too long? You are going to have to back that up. I can't think of any part that could be removed without hurting the feel of the movie.
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 9,999   +710

    Ahem......

    Like wow, my attention span is exactly 42 minutes, the same length as a one hour TV series episode. (Without the commercials). So wow, "Transformers" was like double extra super long to me.

    Now tell the truth, SNGX1275, Isn't what you meant to say, "any explosion removed without hurting the feel of the movie"? Awesome...as they say on the Verizon FIOS ad.

    LOL...... ad nauseum
  25. WTFTheHorseman

    WTFTheHorseman Newcomer, in training

    It's hard to go wrong with something as established as Transformers :)


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