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Transformers ROTF: Makes 600 Million worldwide...GI JOE to top it next... :|


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#691 hungryheepo

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 03:54 PM

hahaha you guys are ridiculous! you guys just bitch and criticize the movie left and right. were not in the f***ing 80's anymore! we have a new generation to please! i mean ok, yeah the movie had parts where they left you confused and there were random autobots like ants everywhere, but it was still a great movie! the wife liked it, and that says a lot because she hates transformers.

i would like to see one of you make your own version of transformers. ill bet any one of you $5000, no joke $5000 that if you made your own movie with a $2 million budget (or a decent budget to make a movie like this believable), the way transformers was suppose to be. it would be a big flop. no one could relate to it...

(i don't mean to offend anyone here, were all fellow cags here, and im not the biggest knowledgeable transformers fan here. but im just sick of people trashing the movie)

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 04:51 PM

I don't think it has to do with the fact that it didn't have much to do with the old cartoon. I don't like that they changed the names of some or the look of most. I do like they changed Optimus and after thinking about it I like how they changed Bumble Bee. however the rest I are hit and miss with me. I don't like it was all GM. I think it would have been better to use the cars they were in the cartoon well most of them. I think the biggest issue people have is the story and lack of transformers. I don't think it was bad the first one was a lot better however this one could have and should have been better then what it was. As a movie was just okey.
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#693 Demolition Man

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 05:35 PM

Ashen's review of ROTF:


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#694 joe2187

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 05:48 PM

Sadly he makes a good point, even if his movies are action special effects blockbusters, they've put a lot of actors on the map. Anyone remember what mvoies Will Smith did before Bad Boys? Me either.


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#695 blandstalker

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:44 PM

GI Joe's going to flop because it sucks?

Coming from the mouths of the mindless, tasteless plebes who not only saw "Transformers," but were big enough of mouthbreathers to PAY AND DO IT AGAIN!?!?!


Believe it or not, the first Transformers movie was not completely awful. I will not defend it as a good movie, but it showed there was the possibility of a good movie in there. I, like many others who like Transformers (as a toy, as a concept), thought the first movie was going to be embarassingly horrible, and maybe it was because we had such low expectations, but it wasn't that bad.

Transformers 2 is a highly profitable shitshow, thanks in no small part to the $6-10 increments each and every one of you paid. GI Joe will be no different.


I hope there will be some fallout from Revenge of the Fallen. I think people are desperately trying to convince themselves that their money and time wasn't wasted.

Although, I do think Transformers and GI Joe, because of the nostalgia thing, attract people who want that hit of nostalgia, but aren't really involved in it or looking for anything deep. I see these people in Target or wherever -- guys who will pick up one of the toys and say "I used to love Transformers" and secretly wish their wife/girlfriend wasn't with them at the moment so they could buy one, or at least look at them longer.

The movie, bad as it is, works for these people because they're not invested. They want to be able to wear that outfit for a couple of hours and take it off, and feel good about doing so. It's almost better if it's unsatisfying or it sucks, because that way, they're not missing anything.

Now that I think about it, this is an implicit theme of the movie. The movie centers around a sad-sack dork, and most of the time, he keeps his robots hidden away in his garage and in a hangar. He actually argues with one of them to go back in the toy closet. I can't go to college or have a porn star girlfriend if I play with robots.

This is really how ROTF's story unfolds?


Yeah, sadly. They didn't have to make up any of the stuff that sounds ridiculously unbelievable and/or stupid.

hahaha you guys are ridiculous! you guys just bitch and criticize the movie left and right. were not in the f***ing 80's anymore! we have a new generation to please! i mean ok, yeah the movie had parts where they left you confused and there were random autobots like ants everywhere, but it was still a great movie! the wife liked it, and that says a lot because she hates transformers.


Um, I can't speak for everyone, but I don't want a filmed version of the cartoon. I want a movie that's somewhat intelligent, fun to watch, and is about transforming robots.

Revenge of the Fallen is braindead, tedious, and is about Hollywood's idea of nerd fulfillment fantasies, decorated only occasionally with CGI robots.

I totally agree with this review, by the same guy who did the hilarious and all-too-true FAQ. He says:

...it became clear that Michael Bay did not and does not give a shit about the Transformers. He's much rather just have shots of jets firing missiles and tanks rolling out and aircraft carrier looming somewhere in the ocean. Frankly, the giant fucking robots basically get in the way of him having shit blow up...It's not about the robots for Bay, which is why they're always pissing and vomiting and farting and humping, because he frankly has no idea what to do with them otherwise.


i would like to see one of you make your own version of transformers. ill bet any one of you $5000, no joke $5000 that if you made your own movie with a $2 million budget (or a decent budget to make a movie like this believable), the way transformers was suppose to be. it would be a big flop. no one could relate to it...


I honestly pity you if you can "relate" to ROTF.

Suggestions already posted in this thread would have made the movie much better for everyone, including people who don't like Transformers but do want to watch a movie that makes some kind of sense, is entertaining, and has robots and shit blowing up.

(i don't mean to offend anyone here, were all fellow cags here, and im not the biggest knowledgeable transformers fan here. but im just sick of people trashing the movie)


That's what happens when the movie is trash. Under just about every critera, it fails. Except, perhaps, if you are an insecure young male who wants to be playing with robots and porn stars but are too fucking cowardly to actually go out and try to acquire either one in the real world, and you want to watch random shit blow up.

Still wanna "relate" to that?
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#696 hungryheepo

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 01:26 AM

Suggestions already posted in this thread would have made the movie much better for everyone, including people who don't like Transformers but do want to watch a movie that makes some kind of sense, is entertaining, and has robots and shit blowing up.



That's what happens when the movie is trash. Under just about every critera, it fails. Except, perhaps, if you are an insecure young male who wants to be playing with robots and porn stars but are too fucking cowardly to actually go out and try to acquire either one in the real world, and you want to watch random shit blow up.

Still wanna "relate" to that?


lol wtf? hahahah ok...:applause:

lol, oh my god you have an answer for everything. your like my nerdy brother in law. when i say "relate" i mean young actors like Shia LaBeouf with "cool" hip GM cars. oh and don't forget nokia phones. I mean honestly, you know some kid is probably thinking, ohh cool I have one of those! (not the cars but you get my pitch) that's what I mean, little things in the movie that the younger generation can relate to. not the story itself.

some of the things on here people write are so funny. i think some of you should just stick to deals and not opinions or reviews. SOME of you always have to be right or have the last word like its a chick fight. unbelievable. its like walking on eggshells without pissing someone off because you disagree. well anyway...

hey did anyone of you notice they were doing some serious advertising for the U.S military? I couldn't help but notice. there's something else someone can relate to... the military!!!

#697 mykevermin

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 08:58 PM

Believe it or not, the first Transformers movie was not completely awful. I will not defend it as a good movie, but it showed there was the possibility of a good movie in there. I, like many others who like Transformers (as a toy, as a concept), thought the first movie was going to be embarassingly horrible, and maybe it was because we had such low expectations, but it wasn't that bad.


I just finished watching the first one - I decided I should if I want to really have an opinion of it.

My opinion is that it's beyond embarrassingly bad - it is a military movie with a sub-plot about robot aliens, rife with unlikeable characters, logical inconsistencies that are enormous, and humor along the lines of what "Idiocracy" satirizes.

The humor is the worst part, as it jars your senses out of the story and reminds you that you're watching a movie. When the military group in Qatar has just reached the village, they're engaged in an enormous firefight with a Decepticon, and trying to communicate to the Pentagon. Should be tense, should be serious, should be exciting, right? They shit up the scene with some poorly placed and "hilarious" dialogue that mocks the race-based stereotype of Asian Indian telephone service. It's not funny, it's not clever, it's not well-written, and it fucks up the entire point of the scene. That's just one example of the detestable humor in it.

The characters are wholly unlikeable. I could care less if Sam died or not. In fact, I kinda prefer that he would die, because that would cease his wimpy bitching. I also loved that fact that Sam and whatever-her-name-is successfully fought off the decepticon that broke onto Air Force One and killed a handful of secret service agents with ease.

The continuous "hiding" robots was forehead-slapping. Behind trees, under buildings - walking out in the open. Again, not funny, not clever, and jars your senses out of the movie.

Don't get me wrong - it was a 2-hour shitshow. But a 2-and-a-half hour movie. The action sequence at the end was well-done and enjoyable. But the preceding two hours were so bad I still wanted to turn the damned thing off. Not the worst movie I've ever seen, but it is a reminder that I need to trust my instincts in terms of taste. ;)
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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:20 PM

The wife was out with her friends tonight so I decided to watch this. This was my first rifftrax but it won't be my last. So many flashback of my teen years and MST3000, thanks for the recommendation but even with the rifftrax it was tough to watch this again even if I was laughing my ass off many times throughout this crap.


Glad you enjoyed it. I couldn't stop laughing when one of them comments "Yay, the Rapture" when the little girl wakes up. I also had a few beers so thay just added to the enjoyment.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 12:14 AM

the next one will have decepticons gang raping an autobot like in american me or maybe they wil copy that scene from deliverance. "spueal like a pig bumblebee squeal like a pig"!!!!!!

#700 Lice

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:03 AM

Drunks worldwide have dug deep and gave $591.5M !

#701 ITDEFX

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:20 AM

Drunks worldwide have dug deep and gave $591.5M !

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A friend of mine claims he saw it 5 times!!..............5 FREAKING TIMES!?!?! He loves the twins and repeats their "Ring a ding ding, come get your ice cream!!" line

#702 bardockkun

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:33 AM

Alright, I'll admit, Megan Fox looks good in this. http://www.shocktill...ws.php?id=10988 Though I figure she was cast for her soul less blank stare and to look pretty so it works.

I'm curious now to see if she'll get the role of Cassie Hack in the Hack Slash movie.
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