Transformers Thread

Forums » Generals » Transformers Thread Search Posts5,765 replies135,248 views
Started by Jarkes Posted Login to subscribe to responses
WM-R's avatar
Posts: 1012
WM-R
Speaking Fancy - For helping with translations

@OptimusPrimevil

I know that was supposed to be awesome, but honestly by that point my reaction was, "Oh. Now we have giant robot dinosaurs." I think I was mentally exhausted by everything that had gone on, so a moment which should’ve made me go, "Awwwwww yeah!" wasn’t even a blip on the radar.

On a related note, I was rewatching Mr Plinket’s review of the Star Wars prequel and got to wondering: is part of the reason people dislike the Transformers’ movies the fact that the main character is a human? Sam was the main protagonist in the original trilogy, and Wheeljack-wannabe is apparently going to be the same in The Last Knight. In comparison, in the 1986 movie the main protagonist was Hot Rod, an actual Transformer.
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
OptimusPrimevil's avatar
Posts: 23145
OptimusPrimevil
Artist
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
A Really Classy Artist - 250+ images under their artist tag

@WM-R
actually quite close.

we want giant robots, not people interacting and stealing the spotlight from giant robots.
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
Darth Prime's avatar
Posts: 5168
Darth Prime
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

ahoy hoy
@WM-R

@OptimusPrimevil
Well I’ve often thought the humans thing wouldn’t be so bad if they just made them likable.

Humans work best when it’s about their relationships with bots.
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
WM-R's avatar
Posts: 1012
WM-R
Speaking Fancy - For helping with translations

@LtcProductions

That doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

@OptimusPrimevil

@Darth Prime

For me, both those things (too much focus on humans and the humans being unlikable) were a problem. I really didn’t care about any of the fleshbags because we spent too much time on them, and they were all pretty much contemptible. Sam’s constant stuttering got real old, real fast. His parents should’ve been blown to pieces during the climax of ROTF. Mikaela was so disposable she vanished in DOTM without much fanfare (in comparison, in Captain America: Civil War we actually see how Tony Stark regrets how his relationship with Pepper Potts fell apart off-screen). And I’ve already stated how much I dislike, if not outright hate, that Wheeljack-wannabe.

I think Prime used their humans much better. The only human I had issues with was Miko, but even she didn’t rate the same amount of annoyance the movie humans did. I think it’s because the only reason the trio hung out was because they met via the Autobots, and their interactions generally revolved around them. Even that stuff about Jack’s crush on Sierra wasn’t played up all that much (though I really expected it to), and they wisely dropped it once things started getting serious.
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
Prof.NightJack's avatar
Posts: 25555
Prof.NightJack
Mystery Badge #1 - It is a mystery to everyone.
The End wasn't The End - Found a new home after the great exodus of 2012

Gizmonics Scientist
@Jarkes
Nope, she never did.
You can count the named humans that knew of Team Prime on two hands, from the fact that in the episode "Grill" we had some members of the military that saw Optimus when they questioned Fowler, and only the general, Bryce, got named, same guy Fowler was always on the phone with.
The first five where Fowler, Jack, Jane, Raf, and Miko.
Posted Report
Edited
LinkQuoteReply
WM-R's avatar
Posts: 1012
WM-R
Speaking Fancy - For helping with translations

@Jarkes

Yeah, Sierra kind of got dropped once it became clear things were getting majorly serious. It’s sort of a shame because they could’ve gotten some mileage out of a potential relationship getting stifled by Jack’s involvement with the Autobots (the way in Batman Beyond Terry’s relationship with his girlfriend Dana got strained by his superhero work).

I mean, Josh Keaton probably has experience with that sort of thing from his work on Spectacular Spider-Man, plus we saw a bit of that from the time Arcee showed up to pick Jack up and Sierra was suspicious of Jack claiming ’Sadie’ was his mom.

On the other hand, this was a good call in the sense that Jack was probably well aware of how dangerous things were getting and there just wasn’t time for anything like romance. Between Unicron, then Darkmount showing up and getting blown up, then the final clash on the Nemesis… a lot of things happened, yeah?

Compared to Sam, Jack was way more mature, I thought. Sam kept blabbering or worrying about his relationship with Mikela, while Jack got more concerned about the fact that he’s involved with a battle for the fate of the world. I appreciate that sense of responsibility.

@Prof.NightJack

Are we counting that racing punk Smokescreen threatened?
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
OptimusPrimevil's avatar
Posts: 23145
OptimusPrimevil
Artist
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
A Really Classy Artist - 250+ images under their artist tag

@WM-R
the witwickys are descendants of merlin.

THAT merlin.

they need a witwicky to use merlin’s staff (a cybertronian device) and cade’s love interest is from a separate branch of the witwicky family which she is described as the LAST witwicky descendant.


sucks that the movie is too close to this year’s toycon so everyone’s just going to pirate it and keep the ticket money for the merch (sucks to watch a movie alone. it’s the after viewing party that makes the experience better).
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
trashboat's avatar
Posts: 42028
trashboat
Professionally Depressed
Just had a thought about Transformers in SRW

I imagine the Nadesico and Tobikage casts wouldn’t appreciate mars getting blown up (Headmasters plot)
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
WM-R's avatar
Posts: 1012
WM-R
Speaking Fancy - For helping with translations

@OptimusPrimevil

I know I have no intention of watching TLK, but I do plan on picking up Cogman, Nitro Zeus and Megatron. They look interesting.

And please, I have to know… did any of the Decepticons actually matter this time, or were they still disposable "hi then die" characters? Especially Barricade.

@trashboat

That’d probably put a huge damper on things, that’s for sure. On the other hand, having the Nadesico and Tobikage casts, plus the knowledge that Mars is actually inhabited, would make everyone fight to stop Scorponok’s plan all the harder.

Maybe he can settle for blowing up Phobos.
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
Posts: 309
LtcProductions
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!

Butts
@WM-R
From what I’ve heard Barricade survives by using his old tactic of fleeing when the heat gets turned up.
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
trashboat's avatar
Posts: 42028
trashboat
Professionally Depressed
@WM-R
If it was just Nadesico, you could probably getting away with mars getting blown up, considering Nadesico plot and all
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
trashboat's avatar
Posts: 42028
trashboat
Professionally Depressed
Anyway. Can you guys think of any more examples of how Transformers plot would effect other shows in SRW (Or vice versa)
Posted Report
LinkQuoteReply
Thank you to our advertisers for supporting Derpibooru
Syntax quick reference: *bold* _italic_ [spoiler]hide text[/spoiler] @code@ +underline+ -strike- ^sup^ ~sub~