It didn’t sell out. It’s just completely absent of character or narrative substance. It also falls desperately short as a thrill ride or action vehicle; I don’t get to see more than one transformer until the later quarter of the film. Fail.
I completely agree Noble Bear. Plus, Robot Heaven? What…the…fuck?
What’s so crazy about that? I mean, where do you THINK all the calculators go?
You, sir, just made my day with that Red Dwarf reference. Smegging good show.
hells ya it is I remember that episode when kryten was going to be shut down
Noble Bear shows his age
And yet a fifteen-year-old Transformers fan shares his opinion…
Poor impressionable youths…
I’m a huge Simpsons fan, and I had almost this exact conversation when The Simpsons Movie came out. Despite the millions of Bart tshirts, dolls, posters, and toys sold in the show’s first year alone, some people still thought the show wasn’t actually a commercial endeavor until they made a movie. Fans of every big media franchise go through that, I guess.
I don’t know about the second movie, but I know that the reason that there were so few scenes with the robots in the first movie was because it took 24 hours to render each frame of footage with one of the transformers in it. They apparently melted at least one computer rendering one of the scenes.
Both movies were hax.
No-one can argue against the movies being highly entertaining on a visual level! Seriously, the forest battle scene is top 5 greatest fight scenes of all time.
For something to sell out, doesn’t it have to be created for a purpose ‘other’ than to sell toys in the first place? It’s like saying a musician sold out when they got into music for the purpose of making a load of cash in the first place.
It didn’t sell out, it stayed exactly what it was: A big dumb action film about giant toys. I disagree about the problems people have with it, namely, the complaint about humans being in the way. Does no one remember that Generation 1 had its own fair share of human characters? Hell, in the first five minutes of the 80s movie Spike Witwicky’s there, despite them not even being on earth. There was MORE humans here, yeah, but that’s because if they didn’t use human characters, there wouldn’t of been any point to making it live action. Plus, CGI is expensive, and the films were using cutting edge level animation to make the robots (One of the computers used actually MELTED), its actually annoying that people make a big deal out of it.
I wonder how long that list is.
As I re-read Shortpacked!, it occurs to me that Ethan’s line in the last panel is the most accurate summation of the comic I’ve ever found.
Man, this shit’s fucked-up.
Great use of ultra car’s technology
Doesn’t Ultra Car find human sexuality disgusting?
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