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And, The TRANSFORMERS Appearing In The Film Are...


Merrick again...

Here's an official/final list of the robots appearing in the TRANSFORMERS movie, per the recently announced web chat with writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci.

AUTOBOTS: Optimus Prime. Bumblebee ("The same G1 character we always knew and loved...He's the scout, the one that comes ahead of the Autobots"). Jazz. Ratchet (medical officer/science officer - new form, not an ambulance). Ironhide ("He's the muscle - a tough soldier...The first one to jump into battle" ).

DECEPTICONS: Megatron (has a Social Darwinist view of humanity - survival of the fittest). Starscream. Brawl ("an extremely pissed off Decepticon. Always ready to jump into a fight, even when the fight isn't worth it.") Bonecrusher. Barricade. Scorponok. Frenzy (an infiltrator). Blackout (sends an EMP-style blast to take out electronics, detection devices, etc. in advance of Decepticon attack).

Also announced: a forthcoming contest in which fans will be able to write a line of dialogue for Optimus Prime that'll be used in the movie. Details on this when they're available...




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  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    shirst!!!

    by IceySpoons

    i mean first....CRAP!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Nice....

    by EeeJay

    Nice group of transformers. Not too many to make it look like an extended toy commercial.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    No SOUNDWAVE... :(

    by Aust1n

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    probably not first

    by urob

    told you.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    No SoundWave?

    by Superneal

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:21 p.m. CST

    these guys are chodes

    by chickychow

    And gimme a break with these "Questions." Fuckin things were written by the two ding-dongs you see chattering away on the screen. (And there are "hot guys" they're gonna be sweating..." shudder...)

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:21 p.m. CST

    hmm

    by ACanOfTab

    nosoundwave...gay

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Soundwave

    by Drcool975

    Get real. What are they going to do? Turn him into an i-Pod?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:27 p.m. CST

    it kind of feels like too few.

    by modlight

    I was hoping for big crazy robot battle

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Ha! Technical Difficulties

    by Elmore Rigby

    Try "transforming" your equipment to not be shitty!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    8 Deceptions vs. 5 Autobots

    by Terry_1978

    Sounds about right. I like that the autobots are a bit outgunned in that respect.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    wtf? screen blacked out...

    by chickychow

    either they fucked up big time or that was a lame way of getting out of the question. this is bullshit.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Gnarls Barkley

    by Burgundy82

    As long as they put GB's song "Transformer" on the soundtrack, I will give this a chance.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I told you Fucktards!

    by ganymede2010

    All the bitching and moaning about the stupid ass flames. I told you we should be concetrating our anger on the Decepticons. Now there's NO FUCKING SOUNDWAVE. I'm so livid right now, I told you retards to put more pressure on them regarding the decepticons. Now we got a whole bunch of Decepticons we don't even fucking know. Ha Ha, now those miniscule flames you were sobbing about isn't shit compared to a transformer movie with no FUCKING SOUNDWAVE. He was an intregal part of the entire storyline. These writers are dipshits. They're not fucking fans, they're carpet bagging writters trying cash in on the next biggest thing since LOTR.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Soundwave.

    by PwnedByStallone

    disappointing he's not in it. yes he cannot be a tape deck. obviously that's idiotic but his communications role could be filled by tranforming him into soething else. Say a free standing satellite dish or some bullshit. I don't know. As long as one of the other characters takes on his personality as Megatron's smart, tough, and ultraloyal henchm,an I'll be satisfied.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST

    As long as "Youve got the Touch" is on the soundtrack

    by modlight

    I'll be there.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I Understand

    by mrtwig48

    what some of you are saying that Soundwave is outdated and wouldn't fit into the movie. But, fuck, no Soundwave!?!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST

    and the influence of Snakes on a Plane is complete

    by chickychow

    Write a line for Optimus Prime... this is it people... Next it'll be Write all of The Joker's dialogue!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST

    soundwave, the ultimate ghetto blaster

    by reckni

    Oh well, he is dated though, the iPod comment is funny. I still don't have much confidence in Bay. At least they have the original voice of Prime.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Well they're changing Ratchet...

    by McGsStepson

    so the whole "no Soundwave because he's a tape deck" argument really does not hold water. they could change him to something else, and not necessarily an ipod you jackasses. and he was the second or third in command usually. but really, who cares?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Soundwave

    by Nike

    Soundwave is Megatron's true #2 and he should have been in it. It would have been cool as all hell seeing Devestator being formed.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST

    as long as its still directed by Michael Bay

    by modlight

    I'll be there.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST

    woo

    by itanshi

    ah yeah 8 on 5 awesome haha

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    chickychow

    by Playhouse

    Geez. Someone pissed in your cornflakes this morning.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Autobots=yay, Decepticons=shit

    by zbbrox

    1: IndyCollecter, I really doubt anyone would bitch too hard if Soundwave was updated somehow, we all know a tape-deck doesn't make any fucking sense, but the character and the minions are awesome. 2: Damn, I'm gonna miss Soundwave. 3: The real problem, though, is this: Where the fuck are the jets? I love Starscream, but *one* fucking jet? Of course rumor has it Megatron's a jet now, too, right? Regardless, as far as I'm concerned the Hunter-Seekers *are* the Decepticons. As cool as the Decepti-car looked, Ramjet, Skywarp, Thundercracker, are the core of the group. 4: Seriously, why the fuck are the Decepticons so full of no-names? We cut out every other jet, most of the Constructicons, and Soundwave, and we get... Barricade? Blackout? Upsetting. 5: Good team of autobots, though. That's nice to see.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Soundwave cRaCkHeAdS

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    They're starting a movie franchise. You can't throw all of the characters in the first film of a trilogy. So in other words "Settle down Beavis" ;)

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    chickychow

    by Playhouse

    Do have to agree with you on the Optimus line thing, though. I'm all for fan interaction but there comes a point when you really start whoring your story out. Impress me as fan by knowing what lines we'd want in the film. Or how 'bout write a story that's compelling and has lines that we grow to love and care about.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:38 p.m. CST

    NO SOUNDWAVE? I SWEAR I WILL BOYCOTT THE MOVIE!

    by Orionsangels

    You better fucking add Soundwave, Mikey F'ing Bay!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna come at you Bay, like a spider monkey

    by Orionsangels

    Who cares, make it a tape deck. He was like 50% of why I watched the Transfuckinformers!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    'twas Cheerios that got pissed in...

    by chickychow

    hey, gives me an idea. Optimus Prime: "Who pissed in my corn flakes? Someone's bout to get the smackdown!" should sound somethin like that...

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Shockwave was Megatron's #2

    by Movietool

    I'm just sayin' . . .

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I hope this is as good as the Garbage Pail Kids movie!

    by rev_skarekroe

    You lunatics do realize this only about two steps up from that right?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Damn, There Goes a Good Bowl of Cheerios...

    by Playhouse

    Bumblebee: "Prime, your cornflakes...." Prime: "I've had enough of these muthafuckin' Decepticons on this muthafuckin' Earth! Let's bust some Deceptichops! Roll out!"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    "Megatron, looks like you transformed into a douchebag!

    by modlight

    there I win the contest, give me free lifesize optimusprime.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Blackout = HUH?

    by TheButcher

    How can he survive an EMP blast?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    This Did Little To Ease My Mind

    by MarkoOhNo

    Nobody's going to go see Transformers for its REALISM! LOL Nobody goes to ANY scifi movie for that! People want to see the laws of nature shattered. People want to see mass-shifting. It isn't realistic? How do you know - are you FROM Cybertron? Do they not really have that ability there? Goddamn... utter lack of imagination. I dread that this film will be as fun as dried prunes.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Will Unicorn show up in the sequel?

    by warp11

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Bernie Mac is in this? Transformers isn't a comedy.

    by warp11

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:49 p.m. CST

    gridlock

    by georges garvaren

    !

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:49 p.m. CST

    they fucking dodged real questions and took fake

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    safe questions .....i asked multiple times whats up with the flames and why no flat nose truck, will megatron be a gun like in the cartoon not the later versions... it was lame...

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:49 p.m. CST

    "Transformers Isn't A Comedy"

    by MarkoOhNo

    Yeah, but it's quickly becoming a joke.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Aw awww where the hell is GRIMLOK???

    by zillabeast

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Optimus' Line "Get These Motherfucking Decepticons Off

    by flamingrunt

    this motherfucking earth"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Bonecrusher?

    by fortheloveofgod

    Are the other Decepticons not strong enough to crush bones?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Unicorn? lol

    by MarkoOhNo

    Yeah, he's in it, but not as you know him. He'll be transforming into a little 2' tall horned pony who'll be carried around by a little boy, and everyone will refer to him as "Uni". Oh, wait... that's the new movie based on the old Dungeons & Dragons cartoon. lol

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Shades of the...

    by mrtwig48

    ...Courtney Cox He-Man.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I'm still excited.

    by Saracen1

    I've been a G1 fan my whole life, and I'm still excited by this. If we're going to put a realistic spin on things, then I understand why they avoided "mass-shifting". In my opinion, Megatron transforming into a tiny little gun would just be plain silly looking. On Soundwave: The writers said that Frenzy started off as Soundwave, but it just made less and less sense and they felt it was become to different from the original character. Which means we might see Soundwave in the movie. I don't have a problem with the others. BRAWL is a TANK, as he used to be. Scorponok will kick huge amounts of ass. Barricade looks cool. Blackout sounds interesting. The only one I'm not too sure about is Bonecrusher. Whiney ass bitches will always find something to bitch about. Even if the movie was a direct translation of the cartoon, they'll find something.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    bet Bernie Mac has a lot of wide-eyed reactions

    by chickychow

    Bernie: "Damn, did I jus see that truck turn into a damn robot?! What kinda craziness is this?!" Optimus: "Calm down, G." Bernie: "Dont you tell me to calm down, now. I'm too old for this shucks!"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    oops

    by Saracen1

    I meant, "we might see Soundwave in the NEXT movie".

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!

    by AxeBox

    I'm sorry, it just never grows old.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The movie's cursed with ...

    by veritasses

    some really bad actors. You can't fix bad acting with sfx or by adding cool characters. Though maybe they get killed off in the first 2 minutes or don't have any speaking parts. And I hope they don't totaly ruin this movie by shooting the action sequences in that closeup, quick-cut, MTV style confusing crap where you can't tell what the heck is going on. They'd better not F this up.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2 p.m. CST

    Soundwave :(

    by Jeebs

    Megatron's right hand man, go-to guy. NOT IN THE F$&&$ING MOVIE!?!?!?!?!? He doesn't even have to be tape deck or an mp3 player. Why not go one better and be a supercomputer?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2 p.m. CST

    Ha...!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Saracen1 is a plant, this much is certain. The only question is: is he a fruit or a vegetable? lol

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:02 p.m. CST

    HERE IS THE DEAL

    by lawlz

    This is the only live action Transformers movie with Optimus Prime. Not to mention Peter Cullen as Prime. FUCK YOU ALL. Here is my 9 bucks now.....

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    No Dinobots??

    by kafka07

    Oh, I see. Savin em for the sequel. Kewl. ;-) p.s. No Soundwave?? He was my favorite soft-spoken evil ninja bot.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:04 p.m. CST

    The Deciding Factor

    by MarkoOhNo

    If Harry prescreens Transformers and likes it, I'm in. lol

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:04 p.m. CST

    And...

    by lawlz

    you all know I am right. The second we here TRANSFORM and ROLL OUT...it wont matter. Sure...Micheal Bay will be balls deep into suckiness...but it is STILL OPTIMUS PRIME.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Revealed Pics

    by Playhouse

    Just got these from a post off of IMDb: http://tinyurl.com/op4jb

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Warp11

    by KarmicRelief

    I'm pretty sure the Autobots would whoop a unicorn's ass.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    HOLY CRAP PLAYHOUSE

    by lawlz

    where did you get those?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Prime

    by Playhouse

    I'm looking at it and more and more I can deal with the long-nose big rig for prime. But paintjob really has to go. What on earth makes the blue flame job scream modern? They could have him be plain red and it would still be modern.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    "It's a robot the size of Texas, Mr. President"

    by Big Bad Clone

    I'd say I won the contest, but I'm sure this line is already in the movie.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    "I'm Optimus Prime, bitch!"

    by fiester

    And will scatman Cruthers be doing the voice for Jazz?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:08 p.m. CST

    nevermind

    by lawlz

    you told us. signed, tool

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    OPTIMUS PRIME: Yes I said flames. Crimson flames.

    by Darth_Inedible

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Pics

    by Playhouse

    Somebody posted the link on IMDb. Said they had to wait till 12noon Pacific to post them. Might be someone involved with the film.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    That's UnicRon, and he won't be in this movie.

    by Jeebs

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    what time is noon pacific...

    by mattyholmes

    in the uk? i think the list sounds pretty awesome. www.obsessedwithfilm.com

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST

    They could made Soundwave a Stealth Fighter

    by ganymede2010

    Hell, they're morphing Megatron into a Jet right? Decepticons had allways have more intel then the autobots. Because whenever they were planning an ambush. Lazer beak or ravage were allways close by. Transmitting the vital info back to Soundwave & Megatron. Now they remove that from the storyline? Bullshit.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Bernie Mac? ha hahaa

    by J Jonah_Jameson

    Hah hahaha! O God it's so sad it's funny.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Scatman Caruthers is dead.

    by rev_skarekroe

    But if they perfect the art of necromancy before ADR begins, I'm sure he'll be in the film.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Just Confirmed: SOUNDWAVE IN FILM

    by lawlz

    They just confirmed that Soundwave will be in the film as a blonde haired new agent for the Foxhound Decepticons. This will be his first mission.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Soundwave was too busy with his other job

    by chrth

    Shipping Department at Pawtucket Pete's. As long as Starscream is in it.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS = NIPPLES ON BATMAN

    by robogeek.com

    I'm gonna keep saying it until they change it.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    mattyholmes

    by Playhouse

    I think noon Pacific is 8pm your time.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Busta Rhymes would be the obvious Jazz

    by Terry_1978

    On similarity to Scatman's voice, but the thing is....his acting ability. Not good.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:20 p.m. CST

    wheeljack

    by lawlz

    Wasnt Wheeljack the G1 Science Officer?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Really people, come on !

    by Kyzer The Medic

    I know I'll get flamed for this, but I just got home from doing some shopping, while out I went into a local EBGames and the litle fella behind the counter was so upset that Soundwave wouldnt be in this movie that he was throwing shit in the backroom....People its a freakin movie, Gas prices are soaring, World War 3 is breakin out in the Mid-East and you're getting this upset that a freakin robot wont be in a movie next summer ! FUCK !!! live life, be happy, take out your beat up Soundwave figure from 1980-whatever, play with it in the bathtub, get cleaned up, go outside, get some air and chill out...its a fuckin movie !

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Hate to disappoint but..

    by Saracen1

    I'm no plant. And I'm just happy to see Transformers returning to the screen at all.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Me Grimlock

    by Marvin!Marvin!

    say no Soundwave is Bullshit.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Optimus Prime: "You decepticons look like MAN IN SUIT!"

    by TheResident

    There! i won the contest! MAN IN SUIT!!MAN IN SUIT!!MAN IN SUIT!!MAN IN SUIT!!MAN IN SUIT!!MAN IN SUIT!!MAN IN SUIT!! god, i love that stupid line! xD

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:22 p.m. CST

    SWEET HIDEOUIS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!

    by PwnedByStallone

    Did you see that full-on pic of Bumblebee???!!! What the fuck is that shit????!!!! That looks like absolute ASS!!!!! This movie is fucking garbage.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Nice pics

    by grosshair

    I've got no complaints. Kyzer, you're hilarious.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    BLAME BUSH

    by lawlz

    NO SOUNDWAVE???? CLEARLY IT'S BUSH'S FAULT.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I can see the green goblin in bumblebees eyes

    by bigdrawz

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST

    nipples

    by Mr. Lahey

    (Saying flames on Optimus=nipples on Batman)=nipples on Batman.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Saw that Bumblebee pic

    by Jeebs

    Where's his face? that like it's the front not his back

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST

    soundwave should be an ipod

    by bigdrawz

    make him small so he can go up bays ass and gut the hack

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:26 p.m. CST

    PICS are gone

    by Damed

    Anyone have a mirror?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:26 p.m. CST

    face

    by lawlz

    I am glad they are making them look more like robots. remember, the all the robots had LIPS...metal lips that articulated like humans. It would have looked stupid. But....so do flames on a Semi.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Photos?

    by Nike

    They already taken down?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:27 p.m. CST

    the films

    by LV

    In the MTV clip, Bay said " you'll see more of the old guys in TWO and THREE"....there, up URR ASS:)*points at ppl upset about soundwave AND then cursing Bay and the film*

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Pics Are Yanked

    by Playhouse

    Looks like the guy who posted them yanked 'em. I didn't get a chance to save them. Did anybody save the Flash file?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Kyzer The Medic, you won't get flamed

    by rev_skarekroe

    You'll get ignored. Because deep down, all these people know we're right. It's just a movie. A movie based on a children's toy.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:30 p.m. CST

    5 against 8 seems hardly fair

    by DOGSOUP

    They could have added an Autobot or two. Soundwave was the most badass Decepticon but really, it's 2006, would they have a TAPE player in 2006? Would Ravage and Rumble be downloadable MP3's from the iPod of Soundwave? We'd be pissed! I'd rather not see him in the movie then have them fuck with him like that.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Man!!

    by Monty Moth

    Please, tell me somebody saved the pics...

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST

    That's it...

    by T$$$$$

    ...I've had it with these mother fucking Decepticons on this mother fucking planet! There you have it, the contest for the Optimus Prime dialogue is over before it even began.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST

    My entry into the competition

    by dastickboy

    "TRANSFORM YOUR HEART SPIKE, AND YOU WILL FIND THE ENERGON CUBE OF LOVE."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    The pics are gone, but....

    by Terry_1978

    They were basically a slideshow of the vehicle forms, and two more of Bumbleebee in robot form, one of which was a scale shot of the animatronic one in comparison to a grown man. Basically he barely came up to his crotch area, so that gives an idea of how big the smallest Autobot would be.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Tantamount to MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE w/o Evil-Lyn

    by LilOgre

    That is, no Soundwave is tantamount to a MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE pic. without Evil-Lyn. WTF!!! TRAVESTY!!!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:36 p.m. CST

    So Bumblebee can get head from a guy?

    by chrth

    That's convenient. That's my choice for a line for Optimus: "Bumbledee, get those human lips off your cock and let's roll!"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST

    "a full frontal view of Bumblebee"

    by newc0253

    wow, and here i was thinking you had to go to a toy porn site for that kinda thing. let me know when you get pics of barbie in the leather outfit.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Ironhide

    by Playhouse

    One of the pics had Optimus, Ratchet, Bumblebee (sans makeover) and a black pickup (Dodge Ram maybe?) in vehicle modes on a lawn. Perhaps the pickup is Ironhide.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah! Where the Fuck was Evil-Lyn?!?!

    by DOGSOUP

    LOL no one cares anymore. Soundwave is this franchises' Gambit. Ultra popular and totally excluded.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:41 p.m. CST

    THERE IS NO TRANSFORMERS MOVIE

    by Total_Kneebiter

    WITHOUT SOUNDWAVE. END OF LINE

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    pics on flikr

    by KoozyK

    http://flickr.com/search/?q=transformers&s=rec enjoy

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Thanks KoozyK

    by Playhouse

    That's the pics.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Here is the perfect line

    by rubensreviews

    Someone get these mother fucken flames off this mother fucken paint job!!! only then I might accept the flames...maybe

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Soundwave could be one of those big ass boomboxes

    by cromulent

    from the hood yo. And then he transforms in front of some breakdancer who goes, "Outta sight, man!" Then Soundwave nods and flies off.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Merrick

    by Playhouse

    That pic you have up there is a fan rendering off of the Don Murphy boards. See the link KoozyK provided.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:50 p.m. CST

    You guys will NEVER be pleased...

    by Animus

    All you guys are bitching about there being no SoundWave in the movie... in fact, someone up there even said something like, "Why bother to do it if you're not going to do it right?"... You know why not? Because dipshits like you would bitch about how it wasn't done "right" anyways. And someone even said something like, "I know he can't be a tape deck, but at least put Soundwave in as a sattelite dish, or some kind of communications..." You know why they won't do something like this? Because dipshits WILL COMPLAIN. That's all you TBers do. You come to AICN to catch the scoop, then you bitch about how "it ain't right". No matter what, it ain't ever right. (And then there's those who bitch about the TBers, like me...) You guys, just fucking either watch the movie, or don't, but please, just shut the fuck up.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Jesus, if that's really Optimus, it looks like fucking

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    shit. Holy Christ.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Taken from TFW2005.com -

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    "Character Names: Autobots: Optimus Prime - Classic Prime type character. True hero of the Autobots. Bumblebee - Underdog type character. The scout. Smallest of the gang. (Spike mentioned) Jazz - Rock n' roll style character. Ratchet - New form. Emergency vehicle. Medical officer/Science officer. Repairs Transformers injured in battle. Ironhide - Optimus' oldest friend. Gritty Decepticons: Megatron - Survival of fittest. Less idealistic version of humanity. Starscream - 2-faced. Secretly plotting to overthrow Megatron. Doesn't neccassarily want Megatron's duties, but wants to be leader. Brawl - Pissed off Decepticon. Heavy lifter. One of the first ones not from G1. More experemental with Decepticons. More G1 styled characters to come with sequals. Bonecrusher - Closest to constructicon. Hates all other Decepticons except for Megatron. Barricade - Hunter type. Cop car, likes to get to things first. Skorponok - closest to a beast era type of character. Frenzy - Character who evolved from Soundwave. Had contradictions to the original Soundwave, so they changed him to Frenzy. Smaller form. Stealth spy. Blackout - Takes out ability to fight back. Likes to pulse blast electronics. First tier attacker. Transport, one of the biggest decepticons in the movie. Question and Answer Session: What did you know about TF's before? They were fans from the begining. Wanted to do movie right. Wanted to make sure the things they loved from G1 made it into movie, such as Prime. Both big G1 cartoon fans. What's the Transformers to human ration in terms of screen time? Script floating around is not finished script. More Transformers action than what most fans expected. Very close to 50/50 in terms of screen time. Why is Bumblebee a Camaro? Needed for design changes. Character is more important than the "cloths". Bublebee will be very close to his original character. Close relationship with Spike. No cheating in the transformation. No size shifiting. What you see is what the vehicle is. From a female - How is this movie going to open the eyes of fans who never watched Transformers? You won't need to know anything about TF's to enjoy the movie. Fans will notice alot more and will appeal to them a bit more. Movie is massive. Approaching the film how Spielberg approached Jurrasic Park. Girls will like the "hot guys". There are cool, smart women in the film. Film for everyone. Will Megatron insult at leat once? Yes...multiple times. The relationship between the two will be much like G1. Why are there so few Autobots compared to Decepticons? Wanted Autobots to be outnumbered and at a major disadvantage. Makes it have very intense action scenes. Decepticons firepower far outweighs the Autobots. You will see and feel the sense and scope ofthe Cybertronian war. How closely has Hasbro been involved in the character design process? Very closely. Sat with the design team. Looked through all Transformers catalogs and talked extensively with the design team about what is important. Trying to overcome the perception of a "toy commercial". Tried to use the history to their advantage. They talk about monitoring the boards to see reaction. Who would win in a street fight Optimus or Megatron? You will find out. Why no Shockwave? Too many characters, tried to choose important characters who could focus o nthe story. Door open for possible future appearance. Laser blasts or bullets and missles? In earth modes, they have earth style weapons. But Cybertronian technology (pulse blasts) come into play while in robot form. Bumblee as a Camaro asked again. Explained again at greater length. Video Cuts out...Technical difficulties. Fans will know first via TF movie.com. How do you feel about Bay directing? Great. They felt Bay was the right guy for the job. Was their first choice. When they pitched it to him, his eyes lit up. He wanted to really know about the story and characters. Bay trusted Orci and Kurtzman to keep the perspective of the fans. They feel Bay is keeping things great. Bay knows vehicles like no other director. Can you tell us about any other voices? Not yet. They called it a Work in progress right now. That's all for now. They will be involved at Transformersmovie.com Message Board. Contest coming soon: Submit a line that Optimus Prime MUST say for the film. Winning entry will be recited by Cullen (Prime) for the movie. ** It appears that Blackout is that huge military helicopter.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Where'd the pics go?

    by Bean_

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST

    evil-lyn

    by sokitome

    she was in the movie wasn't she. didn't meg foster play her in the master of universe movie? and by the way NO soundwave and megatron being a jet is gay.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Having All Their Circuits/Joints Exposed Is A Bit Crap

    by flamingrunt

    considering theyre battle robots. I mean all our important "circuitry" is protected by ribs and bones. So why then are they so exposed?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST

    soundwave

    by sokitome

    they said soundwave was not an important enough character to be in the movie..WTF...did they watch the g1 cartoon...soundwave CREATED the energon cubes for them to put the energy in...jeezus don't fuck this up please

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST

    *points* *laughs*

    by scrumdiddly

    Hahaha! I'll probably see it anyway...

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST

    yeah, she was but

    by LilOgre

    my point was that if she had not been in any MoU film, it would have been as bad a decision as no soundwave. at least gary goddard got it right, that and billy barty as gwildor.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Pics here:

    by Jeebs

    Sorry it's a word file and I did a print screen, it's the only software I have access to at the moment. http://www.badongo.com/file/1252934

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Yes, Meg Foster played Evil-Lyn...

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    ...and her powder-blue eyes are creepy. That being said, you whiners pitching a fit about there being no Soundwave need to buck-up. You only wanted him in the flick cause you were hoping to hear his voice. No one would follow an uncharasmatic bore like him.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Well thank you, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci.

    by Horseflesh

    You just saved me $7.50. I'm officially done giving a fuck. This movie could have been so easy to get right.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST

    After Soundwave's cameo appearance in Family Guy...

    by smackfu

    I thought his career was making a comeback. Go figure. I think he's supposed to be joining Everwood midseason for a few episodes...

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST

    HUH?

    by lawlz

    I dont have circuits. And I have the guts to admit that.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Just 1 thing I want to know... will Marky Mark perform

    by JackPumpkinhead

    his absolutely brilliant number "You've Got THE TOUCH!" from BOOGIE NIGHTS? According to PTA, this, uh, "song" was an homage to Transformers or something of the sort.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    ...and Meg Foster also was replaced by Sharon Gless

    by LilOgre

    after 6 episodes of Cagney and Lacey. Yeah I can read IMDB too!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:16 p.m. CST

    The Robot Chicken transformers short will be better

    by Heckles

    Optimus transforming into his own casket is comedy. Oh, and my Optimus line would be: "I only came to Earth to do two things, kick some ass and drink some Energon. Looks like we're almost out of Energon."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Soundwave was slated...

    by Kage

    and final designs were approved. looks *nothing* like he did in the cartoon-- in fact his design deviated the most from any of the G1 transformers. i find it odd that he wasn't on the list-- but maybe it's good he was cut. honestly everyone would have bitched once they saw the design, anyway.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST

    No Soundwave...

    by Darth Thoth

    ... ridiculous! What yahoo makes a Transformers movie without Soundwave? It's so ridiculous I'm not even mad. Business as usual in clueless Hollywood. I mean, ok, so you can't make him a tape deck. There are a million and one other electronic music devices he could've been. Come on, use some imagination. Oh well. Sucks.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Why No Pics Of The Decepticons?

    by flamingrunt

    Weve had numerous autobot pics and teasers but nothing of the decepticons.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:19 p.m. CST

    ganymede2010 and the rest...

    by moto

    Good God, man. Settle down. I understand this flick is important to you but... look, Soundwave is awesome. He kicks ass. But if he's not in it, the movie is not ruined. I laughed when someone said "that's hardly fair" when bringing up that there were more Decepticons than Autobots. LOL. I don't know... it was just funny. Probably the most minute detail that someone has bitched about. "That's hardly fair." LOL. Anyway, we haven't seen a trailer, we haven't read the script, we haven't even seen a full Transformer in action. Settle down. Thus far, there is nothing to complain about. We all have our favorites and this is a franchise in the making so if the film does well, we'll see everyone... even the dinobots! AT LEAST wait for the trailer. AS FAR AS THE ACTORS GO.... aren't you guys the ones who said it wasn't about the humans?????? So why are you bitching that they didn't get big name actors for the movie? Just hope that it is about the transformers and these actors play secondary characters. Again, there is no reason that you have currently to complain because everything you guys bitch about is speculative until AT LEAST a full trailer comes out. My prediction: This flick will surprise everyone and rule the summer. You have to lower those AICN expectations and not expect every little detail to match what you want. Hollywood has fucked with Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, etc. Prime example is Spider-Man. Raimi TOTALLY changed the origin of his webslingers. Thats a big change... and you know what... it worked. Even though Spider-Man flicks are still overrated.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:20 p.m. CST

    No Ultra Magnus? No dinobots???

    by J-Dizzle

    WHAT IS MICHAEL BAY THINKING?!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:21 p.m. CST

    PETER CULLEN CONFIRMED AS PRIME VOICE...

    by moto

    Not sure if this was announced or not. Just visited the official site and they had a huge banner stating that Cullen will be voicing Prime like he did in the 80s! Be happy about that at least.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it was announced weeks ago.

    by LilOgre

    But hey be excited when you're thrown a bone!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST

    It may have been announced weeks ago...

    by Jedi2dope

    But hey! Slam the film before you've seen it!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST

    It's a movie about toys

    by Insane Tiki

    Settle the fuck down, for christ's sake. "HOW DARE THEY NOT INCLUDE THIS ONE CHARACTER FROM THE CHILDREN'S CARTOON I STILL CARE ABOUT 15 YEARS LATER!"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Pics here:

    by Jeebs

    Sorry it's a word file and I did a print screen, it's the only software I have access to at the moment. http://www.badongo.com/file/1252934

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Re: Peter Cullen

    by Celicynd

    yea, i think they announced that at ComicCon... Now the big question is whether Frank Welker is voicing Megatron. It should be like a package... don't get Cullen if you don't get Welker. hehe

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:28 p.m. CST

    *SIGH*

    by BV

    So many of you just wanna see the TV series recited. I'd rather see a fresh, modern take. Like the movie we're actually gonna see. If you wanna see the TV series again...just go buy the DVD's. Soundwave NEVER would have worked onscreen.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I'M SICK OF THESE MOTHER FUCKING DECEPTICONS...

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    ON MY MOTHER FUCKING PLANET! thats my entry.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:28 p.m. CST

    New Transformers = New Toys

    by fortheloveofgod

    I suppose old habits die hard....

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:29 p.m. CST

    More links on that word file:

    by Jeebs

    Sorry for the double post. These link are the same word file, just different sources: http://tinyurl.com/jmx9y (Rapid Share) http://www.badongo.com/file/1252934 http://tinyurl.com/zzhm8 http://tinyurl.com/fubah

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:30 p.m. CST

    You've got the Touch

    by blackwood

    Was in the orignal Transformer's animated movie, once Hot Rod became Rodimus Prime. GIANT ROBOTS!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:31 p.m. CST

    But hey Jedi2Dope

    by LilOgre

    Thanks I will. Cause what I've seen isn't that great.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I wish there were more transformers in this

    by RMcD3

    The pilot of the G1 series introduced something like 14 autobots and 8 decepticons off the bat, and built rapidly from there until you had a cast of literally hundreds. Armada really suffered IMO from focussing on the humans and starting with only 3 Autobots and 4 Decepticons. On the rare occasions when a new character was introduced it was a laboriously big deal. So far everything I've heard about this film reminds me more of Armada than G1, and Armada was excruciating viewing..

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST

    "One shall stand one shall fall"

    by Dazzler69

    That is the line Optimus should say in the film right before he hands Megatron his robotic ass! I agree that Soundwave should be in the film. He could easily do that blackout thing if that is what they really want to do in the movie. Frenzy should be Rumble. Another Frank Welker voice. Frank Welker should be Megatron btw! And he should be a handheld gun for Starscream. The reason Starscream is kept around for example to shoot him at stuff. For the flames thing, they should have brought in Hot Rod. The best the old movie had to offer besides Unicron. They should keep the shrinking tech for changing sizes. Just because we can't do it does not mean aliens can't. They should have brought in a combo transformer like Devastator instead of the blackout gimmic. Keep it simple stupid. Autobots make Dinobots to counter in the movie. I am stopping now since I could go on for pages.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST

    At this point I hope Welker is spared the embarassment.

    by Horseflesh

    I mean now that we have dick left of the Gen 1 Decepticons, I don't want to hear that classic Megatron voice coming out of this hacked up shitfest.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Soundwave

    by Alientoast

    Soundwave wouldn't work as a tape player, you're right. However, given our age of communication and information, he could easily be given an update. Make him a military communications truck or something, where his radios and computers turn into mini dudes. Problem solved.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    how about "i want this mother fucking director...

    by PotSmokinAlien

    ...off of this mother fucking movie?" anyone else tired of studios throwing out pathetic bones like "hey, 'geeks,' want to have a line that YOU WROTE in the upcoming movie that we're making JUST FOR YOU???" this is just studio marketers pandering to a group of people they see as nothing more than a large group of losers who make a lot of money and spend it on frivolous shit b/c they have no lives. or the children thereof. why not just hire some people who can capably write this fucking movie, hire A director who can hold a movie together with an actual STORY and not a bunch of bullshit, and not rely on idiotic gimmicks like optimus prime turning and winking at the audience. don't try and tell me every person on earth will not know what line has been written into the script for o.p. to say by some jackass. growing up in the 80's you got so many awesome movies, cartoons or not, that we have grown up to see only shat all over by execs who just want to squeeze as much money out of us as they can, and we let them by buying into ridiculous shit like this. i have so many friends who cried when o.p. died in the cartoon (never seen it myself, i liked go-bots when i was little to tell you the truth). but you think ANYONE is going to be moved to tears by michael mother fucking bay?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    *SPOILER* About Soundwave *SPOILER*

    by TheGoodies

    I think Soundwave wasn't mentioned because he's supposed to be a surprise. Check out the script review over at www.latinoreview.com. They mention that Soundwave is a boombox that transforms into a 4 1/2 foot robot.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Scribescream!

    by LucasGeorge

    Everything those bitches said about this movie -- makes me think it is going to be as good as is possibly can be. Fuck yes -- Bay can shoot the hell out of vehicles and combat -- all that crap is going to look AWESOME!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST

    A movie Star Wars nerds can make fun of.

    by Curtis Spicoli

    Guess I'm just too old for this.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Dazzler69 hit the NAIL on the HEAD!

    by PwnedByStallone

    Everyone talks about what would work and what would be realistic. To WHO?? Out own limited imaginations? Well fuck that. Why the fuck can't there be shrinking technology. Tranformers are obviously advanced so wh ythe fuck can't they do it. THIS MOVIE BLOWS!!!!!!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:50 p.m. CST

    RE: *SPOILER* About Soundwave *SPOILER*

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    I think it was mentioned during the character announcement that Soundwave was written out and his responsiblilities were given to Blackout. He is the small Decepticon that can go anywhere and emit EMP's

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST

    TheGoodies

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    We believe that character is now Frenzy. And it's rumored that he will be making a visit aboard Airforce 1.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Nope

    by Saracen1

    Frenzy is the small decepticon. Blackout is a Pave-Low transport helicopter. HE's the one that can produce EMP's.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:54 p.m. CST

    SamBlackChvrch21 - refer to my earlier post above:

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Blackout - Takes out ability to fight back. Likes to pulse blast electronics. First tier attacker. Transport, one of the biggest decepticons in the movie.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST

    AK-47

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    You hater-whining is really starting to clutter these boards. Away with you or I shall smite you with my fusion cannon.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:56 p.m. CST

    hahaha, I love the internets

    by wash

    The hilarity here can really brighten my mode some days. The passion some of you guys will invest in a fucking 1980's toy commercial. Quoted from above: "I told you we should be concetrating our anger on the Decepticons. Now there's NO FUCKING SOUNDWAVE. I'm so livid right now, I told you retards to put more pressure on them regarding the decepticons. Now we got a whole bunch of Decepticons we don't even fucking know. Ha Ha, now those miniscule flames you were sobbing about isn't shit compared to a transformer movie with no FUCKING SOUNDWAVE. He was an intregal part of the entire storyline. These writers are dipshits..."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 3:57 p.m. CST

    oops^^ mode=mood.

    by wash

    But I suppose my mode is brightened too.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I'm Surprised

    by Playhouse

    At the vitriol spit out after seeing these guys. I didn't think Orci and Kurtzmann said anything that appeared detrimental to the film. In fact, my confidence in this movie bolstered a bit more after hearing from them. They did come across as fans and I like the choices in characters they made. (Though Spike's story, if the rumors are true, sounds dodgy.) The art direction is still more what I'm concerned about. That is what's keeping me from being fully gung-ho behind this film.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Hey Mr. Nice GayAss

    by PwnedByStallone

    Wanna fight, bitch?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    You WILL lose, AK-47.

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Such heroic nonsense.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    TF-The Movie! changing everything you loved about TFs!

    by FuriousStyles

    This film is looking all so wrong. Those aren't Transformers.......THESE are Transformers http://www.jesterpictures.com/transformers/ ............And dont be fooled by them casting Cullen - they only did that in reaction to all the complaints about the trailer/Bay/pics/cast/script/Prime photos and to try to get fans positive. It was a political move, plain and simple, and not because they felt he was right. So far the only good thing about this film is Cullen and the website/poster.............are we calling this TINO yet?............Whats the bet they'll lose the theme, they'll lose the transforming sound, they'll lose the ark, they'll lose the og voice cast - this will only get more and more disappointing............ They've already lost the great character designs (the reason you were buying TFs not Gobots) and put together a terrible cast.............It looks like the goal in this film is too throw out everything that made TF great in the first place..........Flames on Prime? - which genius should be credited with that........And to the clown who told negative talkbackers to shut and stop talking - mate thats the whole point of the talkback is to discuss a film in progress.........We wouldnt be negative if the film was looking good - check the Batman Begins style talkbacks for people being impressed by whats being given to them............Rule number one with these sorta properties is dont fix what aint broken..........All that "keeping the essence" talk is usually a massive mistake from egomaniacs who didnt get the essence in the first place

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST

    No Dinobots?

    by acroyear77

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Man, I haven't heard so much whiney b*tching...

    by googamooga

    Since George Lucas announced the "original" films would never see DVD (which he's since gone back on, you crybabies). Damn, do you friggin' geeks have SO little going on in your lives that you're actually complaining about the choice of robots in the movie about giant ass robots fighting each other? All you retards will be FAWNING over this movie when it comes out, mark my words. This movie will rock, there's no way it can't, regardless of how much you dinks moan.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:11 p.m. CST

    "Wah, wha, 1980s toy commercial..."

    by zbbrox

    All you people who are going "bwahaha, u dum fanbois and ur stoopid 80s toy commercial"... I'm sorry, sirs, but Transformers is about giant robot killing machines *who turn into badass sports cars and fighter jets*. If the idea of seeing that on screen doesn't make your eyes start to water right now, I will make a broad generalization, you have no testosterone. No y-chromosome. No balls. You're either a little girl or a eunuch. I didn't want to be the one to tell you, but there you have it.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:11 p.m. CST

    ThomasRock

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    Yeah, I remember my first day on AICN, too.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:17 p.m. CST

    WHERE'S RC?!?! I'M SO PISSED!!!

    by DOGSOUP

    We can do this for days people. Soundwave might be in the movie aftera ll so quitcherbitchin.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST

    NO GRIMLOCK!!!

    by ImissGnR

    what the fuck bay. seriously

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:22 p.m. CST

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!

    by googamooga

    "...Michael Bay is a jerk! He doesn't respect us Tranformer fans! This movie will suck even though I've seen no footage of it and in spite of the fact that its about giant ass robots fighting each other! My penis is the size of a Vienna sausage! Waaaaaaaaah!..." These quotes were taken pretty much word for word from some of the previous posts on this TB. Dammit, grow a pair, you crybabies.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Who's playing Lactimus Prime?

    by Ricky Henderson

    He's still a milk truck, right?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Characterization bits seem pretty accurate.

    by superninja

    This is good news. Where are the robot's designs, though?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:33 p.m. CST

    sorry lackey

    by FuriousStyles

    sorry Nice Gaius.......been here a long time - you'd really be proud of me though, this is only my first Transformers post despite disliking everything I've seen so far, maybe I was just pent up..........any comment in particular that annoys you? maybe the one about casting Cullen? "its about giant ass robots fighting each other!" hey, hey, another genius........Michael Bay just called, said he wants you on the team helping make this movie, you'll fit right in

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The reckoning...

    by Ricky Henderson

    Be certain that I am your undoing. I am everything. There were three things in my beginning: my interrupted biological sleep, a birth, and the end to a warm darkness and silence. And now I am here with you. And a reckoning is coming, that

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Hey ThomasRock

    by googamooga

    I have a feeling that once you pull your G1 Optimus out of your ass that you might actually enjoy this movie. The fact that you're whining about which robots are going to be in a movie is acceptable, but the fact that I am looking forward to it is not? Whatever. See you in line opening day.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Just saw the pictures.

    by superninja

    I really hate how creepy they look. Robot designs are really off-putting. Too much of that organic anime look to them.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    SOUNDWAVE

    by johnnysunshine

    So let him play cds and mp3's too or whatever, the fact that he's a tapedeck isn't the point. You just gotta have Soundwave! Sure, the movie can still be great without him, but his absense will be felt. He's everyone's favorite.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Don't know which pictures you saw, superninja...

    by googamooga

    But that ones I saw did not look organic or anime-ish in the least.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:45 p.m. CST

    A thought on Optimus' Alt mode

    by Zeon Prime

    Just a thought, We Know BB switches his Alt mode during the movie, and since the overall consensus is that the Flaming Optimus is Gay (no pun intended). And they teased us with a Red truck at the convention when the movie was announced, maybe just maybe Optimus changes his Alt mode during the movie too? would be really nice just in time for the big fight between him and Megs. would be a important surprise for the viewers and would also warrant the super secrecy they have had up to this point. Just a thought, whatcha think?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:49 p.m. CST

    superninja

    by Playhouse

    Gotta agree with you on the creepy look of the robots. Like I say, I'm not sold on the art direction of the film yet. You know what would help is to see and hear someone in action, say, Bumblebee. If they could attach the characterization to the design and the flow together, that would ease my concerns. So far, the creepy, skeletal look is very disassociated and disconnected from the characters we know and love.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:52 p.m. CST

    What pictures are you guys referring to?

    by googamooga

    Because so far all I've seen is two arms and a head with the eyes blocked out.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:53 p.m. CST

    If this pans out, Evangelion is next

    by Terry_1978

    Because they know the CG technology is capable of working.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:55 p.m. CST

    googamooga

    by Playhouse

    http://flickr.com/search/?q=transformers&s=rec

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Hey RickyHenderson - yeah you, crackhead...

    by Lamerz

    What a fuckin lame ass post. A complete and total waste of time to come up with absolute shit like that. Nice life.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 4:59 p.m. CST

    GONNA KICK AIIIIIISSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

    by superkat0311

    Dude -- you guys need to chill out -- this is a huge movie about giant robots....it's michael bay -- so we know they're going to blow EVERYTHING up --visuals are gonna rock... and these guys were all about character and story ... let's face it -- you guys would bitch and moan about everything anyway -- I'm gonna chill out -- get lifted and see this badass flick..

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5 p.m. CST

    Re: The tard with the line "Too soon" ...

    by Lamerz

    Uh yeah, that shit is played already. Stop biting off of old shit and come up with your own. DUmbass.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:02 p.m. CST

    No Hot Rod or Soundwave or RC or

    by Waspo

    Ultramagnus? Oh well, still decent.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Cool, Playhouse, thanks

    by googamooga

    I hadn't seen these yet, and still, they look awesome to me. Perhaps a little anime-ish, but still cool.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Prime: "I've HAD IT with this muthafuckin Deceptacons--

    by Tall_Boy

    -on this muthafuckin planet!" Yeah, now that's a line.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:07 p.m. CST

    You know what's played out even more?

    by Terry_1978

    Various satirical takes on the "muthafuckin' snakes on this muthafuckin' plane" line. It was outdated last year.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Can't wait.

    by unloveable

    I don't get how people are slamming the movie BEFORE it's been released. The smart money is on this movie being awesome. Whether or not you're a Michael Bay fan, you have to admit that his movies LOOK incredible. And the guys writing this actually seem like real fans, so at least the movie isn't going to be written by hacks who aren't even into Transformers. I understand why everyone here is so protective of the movie--I'm in the same boat--but we should be happy that there IS a Transformers movie. I'm sick of reading these posts that are written by haters. Stop being so harsh. Try getting laid once in a while. Fuck.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Playhouse, there is going to be some disconnect

    by superninja

    here I think. If I had to guess they will probably move like motion capture just like the teaser. The robot designs are unpleasant to look at, and rather generic (!!!), whereas the animated are definitely more iconic. This kind of unimaginative design ticks me off to no end. There have to be some modifications in the translations, understood, but I liked the boxier designs and colors as it gave the appearance of mass and conveyed personalities.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Prime line:

    by themikejonas

    "Flames? Who the fuck stuck me with flames???"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Good Prime lines from the cartoon.

    by superninja

    "You destroy everything you touch, Megatron." "I always worry about Decepticons." "Now all we need is a little energon, and a lot of luck."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST

    ThomasRock

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    "lackey"? Don't you know who I am, man? ;-) -- I respect your previous restraint a lot more than than the baseless conjecture spewed out in your first TF post. Cullen's casting is a "political move and not because he was right"?! And you know this how, exactly?! I find this premature hate ridiculous. -- Regarding "Batman Begins"...oh there was plenty of hate in the "BB" TBs. I remember people ripping the casting of Bale, the costume, and the Tumbler looong before that flick hit. So, that comparison really doesn't apply. -- Bottom line is that you have not seen ONE finished frame of this film. I'm sorry you guys don't like the character designs...I really am. But your over-the-top allegiance to G1 leaves no room for the film makers to put their own creative stamp on this franchise. I'm sorry but you guys have got to let it go.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST

    http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=12532

    by tile_mcgillus

    Seriously!?! This is the worst thing I have seen in years. FUCK YOU MICHAEL BAY! Their not even transformers! I really can't believe it. Bumblebee looks like a god damn cheesy anime robot that Magic Knight Rayearth wouldn't even touch. Its like a retard fucked a shitty manga book and called it Transformers. Oh wait he did and his name is Michael Bay.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Prime Line:

    by WacksOnWacksOff

    "Hello, Megatron. <pause> Since the first time we met, I felt that the universe finally made sense to me. When you look into my eyes, I feel protected, and comforted, and know that you will always be there for me. When you look away, my body aches and trembles for your longing. I cannot imagine living another day without you. Megatron, I love you. I always have, and I always will. <insert CGI tears>" Megatron: "Shhh. You had me at hello."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Optimus&#39; Line

    by Banky the Hack

    I&#39;m pretty sure, amidst explosions and hail of laser blasts, I&#39;d have Optimus say something like "This is insane, it&#39;s like we&#39;re in Michael Bay&#39;s wet dream"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:23 p.m. CST

    What cliches will Bay add?

    by dastickboy

    I personally can&#39;t wait for the scene where one of the Autobots says "why are you leaking fluid from your view socket?" Or watching one of them learn how to dance or high-five, or even better swearing. And just to show how bad-ass the Decepticons are, we&#39;ll see a punk try and steal one of the vehicles, only to see it transform and stomp on him. This shit writes itself!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Where are the Pics?

    by Phategod2

    hey wussup S-ninja the only pics I saw where the one of the autobots on someones lawn with prime with thos F&#39;ed up Flames.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Anyone know who designed these?

    by superninja

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Hey, Phate. Well, have a look at this:

    by superninja

    http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=12532

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST

    "be happy that there IS a Transformers movie"

    by FuriousStyles

    "but we should be happy that there IS a Transformers movie"...........sorry dude, its 2006, that stuff doesnt fly anymore.........Sin City fans get a great film thats respectful of the property and fans alike, same method for Batman Begins, Spiderman, and even Superman Returns (ok, except for the kid).............Transfomers fans should get the same deal...................also, why do I think we have a larger than usual presence of studio plants on the Transformers talkbacks? - trying to counter balance extreme negative feedback is nothing new, but this whole, shut up and be happy rhetoric is a little insulting to the fans who&#39;ve pumped millions into TFs over the years (and making the whole film worthwhile in the first place) - we&#39;re only reacting to what we&#39;re being shown guys................hey and sorry googamooga, I never once had a problem with you looking forward to the film.......quite the contrary, you&#39;re right, I&#39;ll be there seeing too hoping for atleast a decent film thats somewhat related to Transformers..........its just that the attitude of "its only giant robots smashing stuff and turning into cars" philosophy thats obvioulsy embraced by the filmakers wich is resulting in really lame looking stuff............and anyone who hasnt checked out this guy&#39;s photoshops, take a look and think about what could have been...........he&#39;s also made a better trailer than the official one - it was linked on the official TF boards but, what a suprise, they&#39;re offline for &#39;technical reasons......http://www.jesterpictures.com/transformers/seekers.html#thundercracker

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:34 p.m. CST

    THATS JUST PRIME....

    by maceodkat

    BUT I&#39;M SURE THAT ONE&#39;S ALREADY IN THERE.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:37 p.m. CST

    ThomasRock, you&#39;re correct.

    by superninja

    But they do seem to have a rudimentary understanding of the characterizations and a willingness to compromise by casting Cullen. Bay has clearly set out to do Transformers his way, though. These robot designs are disappointing and I just don&#39;t like them. Most of the fans are not in this to see giant robots punch each other.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Prime Lines

    by Phategod2

    "Bay is a Faggot." "Get a refund and roll out", "See Spiderman 3 again", "this bullshit reminds me of that damn asteroid movie", "where the hell is sound wave and the rest of the damn autobots", "What the hell is a tyrese". "I&#39;m Tired of these Mutherfuckin flames on a motherfucking transformer". "I&#39;d Looked better animated", "I looked better animated 20 years ago" "which one of you guy where Johhny 5"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Okay, here&#39;s the setup for the sequel!

    by KingOcto

    See, when the Autobots crash-landed on earth 65 million years ago, they wiped out the dinosaurs. Optimus Prime:"Okay humans, sorry about wiping out the dinosaurs and shit with our spaceship, so here&#39;s some MOTHERFUCKING DINO-BOTS!" He pulls back the curtains, and Grimlock and company start eating hookers with baddass style!! Hell&#39;s Bells yah!!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Phategod2, the teaser definitely had the

    by superninja

    Johnny 5 vibe. Maybe Bay should make Short Circuit 3 instead?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    One shall stand...one shall fall

    by dead youngling

    classic. or he could say "Mesa liken da kaka!"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I like the fact...

    by alienindisguise

    that there aren&#39;t dozens of Transformers in the movie. Could Michael Bay have decided to put some depth into the robots? Hopefully and sure there will be some that we would all want to see but quit bitchin&#39; about it! Soundwave was cool but if were in the movie, everybody would still cry about him being changed into a helicopter or submarine or whatever so it&#39;s a no win situation. And if this film does well and the sequels come, maybe then you&#39;ll all see your beloved Soundwave. Oh, and save Unicron for the 3rd in the series. That&#39;s a finale that writes itself.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    TRANSFORMER V. DECEPTICONS V. MORONS

    by talkischeap1@ain

    You guys are boneheads. I&#39;ve never heard a bigger bunch of whiners. We&#39;re all fans here, but some of you people need to GET A LIFE. Please. Do. Leave your comic book collection alone for two seconds. It won&#39;t transform and freakin fly away. Your anger quotient may dissipate if you try out some fresh air. But I digress. First, let&#39;s discuss the negativity issue and the idea of being overly-invested. This is how wars started over a nice philosopher-carpeter guy who liked to help people out. His named was Jesus (not Optimus). Second, and this is important: You HAVEN&#39;T EVEN seen the trailer, read a script, or the movie yet, but you are ready to CRUCIFY everyone involved with bringing your favorite thing to life for MORE PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE. Here is a notion: Perhpas, NOT ALL CHANGE IS BAD. Let that rattle ar your wanker brains for a few minutes.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    WHY DON&#39;T YOU CRY ABOUT IT...

    by hotchik81

    CULLEN AS PRIME!!! CAN YOU HEAR IT PEOPLE!!! --stop being such obvious sexless losers!!! This is not a mockery -- this is everyone with their heads up their ass trying to do RIGHT BY US! -- This is our movie and they picked the guys that kicked ass on Alias and fuckin&#39; saved Tom Cruise&#39;s ass by writing a kick ass story for MI3 -- Get over it -- so we lost a fuckin&#39; robot. Did you all cry about it when Peter Jackson re-did KONG --NO! Did you all piss and moan when Singer did SUPERMAN -- NO!! and Superman sucked! ..And i don&#39;t care about new robot s-- i&#39;ve got my old toys at home and i can&#39;t wait to get new ones. FUCK OFF BITCHES!! you&#39;re all gonna see the movie anyway! and if you&#39;re lucky -- you&#39;ll sit next to me. And i&#39;ll spit in your face.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:51 p.m. CST

    ...no matter the cost

    by dead youngling

    classic. Or he could say "I&#39;ve got nuts in my mouth."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:54 p.m. CST

    One Bone does not make a happy dog

    by Phategod2

    Yes there giving you cullen but taking and chagning everything else how to have a war with 13 participants and can we get a link to the Q&A or a transcript I want to hear these butchers excuses.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Hotchik, this is for you...

    by talkischeap1@ain

    let&#39;s hook up.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Additionally, the script review at LatinoReview.com

    by superninja

    still sounds like the story is weak in terms of theme and too human-centric. They also correctly identified the robot character list in their previous script review.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Optimus line: "Time to make the donuts!", then...

    by Flim Springfield

    All the autobots start doing wicked donuts.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST

    OPTIMUS LINE: internet is good for free porn

    by jack234

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Optimus Prime&#39;s Line:

    by brit3424

    "yes Peter Griffin, I am jewish, and this paint job on me is against my religion!!!!". No soundwave: sucks. No Grimlock: worse. Did Bay even look at the original G1 series?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:08 p.m. CST

    missed your post Gaius

    by FuriousStyles

    "But your over-the-top allegiance to G1 leaves no room for the film makers to put their own creative stamp on this franchise" mate, thats exactly whats wrong with this film...........it doesnt need Bay&#39;s creative stamp (and we all know what that is thus far), it needed someone to put the best parts of Transfomers history on film................sure it needs gearing up to make it work for today and a mainstream audience, but not in spite of what made it great to start with............Cullen&#39;s casting was obviously an attempt to win over fanboys in light of all the negativity - sure I dont have the direct qoute from Bay thats says "shut these guys up and cast Prime" but comeon - it was like a knee jerk reaction after the horrid flame pics were leaked.............yeah, they get the characterisation - they put Flame&#39;s on Prime and turned Bumblebee to a muscle car............Cullen&#39;s casting is great, but he should have been he logical choice in the first place, not a compromise................and to people who feel that anyone with an opinion should &#39;get a life" or "get laid"...........hey rocket scientists, you&#39;re posting on the internet too, in the same talkback, about the same movie, telling geeks to lighten up.........sorry fellas, you&#39;re in this with us - we just happen to want a different film than you do

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Can&#39;t you just be happy?

    by PeopleKillRobots

    You can please some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can&#39;t please all of the people all of the time. Look at it this way: Would you rather have no movie at all or a movie that may not be everything you want but will still kick ass. I have never been more excited about a movie other than the first Spiderman. I loved G1 and the 1986 movie is a favorite of mine...truthfully if they just made that live action I&#39;d be set. But I am glad that we are at least getting something! I love soundwave, but its a planned trilogy with many more characters. I would rather have some no name Decepticreeps die in this movie and not return than have them say kill off some bigger names in the first movie of a planned trilogy.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:13 p.m. CST

    who cares?

    by Laser Floyd

    Transformers are pretty retarded as a movie or cartoon concept. This movie is stillborn because teh idea is fucking DUMB.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:13 p.m. CST

    The writers in the chat admitted Bay knows nothing

    by superninja

    about the characters, or the cartoon. But he likes vehicles. Yay!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:15 p.m. CST

    To PeopleKillRobots and those like you

    by superninja

    with blown logic circuits: there is a reason that the cartoon was successful in the first place. In other words, people were "pleased" with it just as it was. This stupid "fans aren&#39;t moviegoers" crap is about the dumbest thing I&#39;ve ever heard. If it sells to the fans, it sells to a wider audience, geniuses!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:19 p.m. CST

    by PeopleKillRobots

    I just hope all you guys will come back and eat all your words when the movie blows you out of the theater next July.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Example. Bryan Singers&#39;s People Don&#39;t Want To

    by superninja

    See Superman movie. "They want a Superman they can identify with." WRONG! What they want is the real Superman with the massive fan following, who most moviegoers (which includes said fans) are familiar with.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Insane Tiki

    by smackfu

    You wouldn&#39;t be saying that if the studios decided to nix the Black Lion robot from Voltron. You&#39;d notice that shit pretty damned quick, when Voltron transforms into a pile of flailing appendages. Sure, Soundwave isn&#39;t an essential mechanical component to a larger, sword wielding super robot, but he is essential to the figurative giant, sword wielding superrobot that is the Decepticons. And I for one will be wearing a black armband on opening day, because I won&#39;t be able to watch a 30 foot robot transform into a 4 inch tape recorder that spits out robot eagles. I say good-day.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Orci and Kurtzman on Bay

    by McGsStepson

    Per the recap on JoBlo: "He was not a fan of the original cartoon but he loves vehicles." Speaks volumes boys.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:23 p.m. CST

    How can you fuck up giant Robots?

    by jegoing74

    Let Michael Bay direct it.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:25 p.m. CST

    PeopleKillRobots

    by superninja

    I&#39;ll be happy to eat my words. But I ain&#39;t holding my breath.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:25 p.m. CST

    ^^ see the "danger room" sequence in X3

    by McGsStepson

    Sorry had to say it.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:26 p.m. CST

    by talkischeap1@ain

    Has anyone got the MI3 script or ALIAS by Orci and Kurtzman?(wink wink i&#39;m talking to you hotchick). I&#39;ve saw mi3 17 times in the theater and like you i was a diehard Alias fan so you might say i have a good feeling that the writers will do a good job with transformers. As for Bay, he&#39;ll make this movie look amazing -- one big glorious robot/car/helicopter/tank/hotchick fest with robots and boobs shot for maximum effect, and i for one am FUCKING PSYCHED. And for all you know it alls, I have a friend who snuck onto set (and then proceeded to get fired from his delivery job) and said the ACTUAL robots look FUCKING AMAZING and the pictures don&#39;t do them justice. I just wish this movie were opening NOW not in 07 so I didn&#39;t have to wait a year. But then, if it were released.... and you liked it... what would you haters talk about?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Uh...we&#39;d talk about how good it was and

    by superninja

    how we can&#39;t wait for the sequel. You know Transformers is not about hot chicks, right?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:33 p.m. CST

    No Dinobots? Ah fer fuck sake.

    by One Voice

    This movie is going to be wank.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:40 p.m. CST

    I like the Dinobots too but...

    by LilOgre

    I think it&#39;s too much for the first movie. Maybe the sequel. It would be like putting She-Ra and Hordak in the first MoU movie.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Soundwave -> Frenzy

    by JMJ-UK

    maybe not on here but ive seen some comments saying they dont know who and what each Transformer are... i see Frenzy is listed... dunno if anyone here knows, but Frenzy is one of the tapes that Soundwave ejected from himself... he was the cassette partner alongside Rumble... http://www.seibertron.com/database/character.php?view=&char_id=8 now what i dont get is - if they&#39;re not going to have Soundwave, then how are they going to have Frenzy? personally i think they&#39;re keeping Soundwave a surprise for later...

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:45 p.m. CST

    haters

    by sokitome

    OK this is why we whine. None of the other transformers incarnatoin was as successful as g1 because they fucked with the story. The original movie caused massive controversy cause they killed all the good characters. If you change too much then you&#39;ll end up with a gobots movie or some even fucking power rangers. Power rangers had giant robots fighting each other but it sucked cuz it&#39;s power rangers. I never really minded the flames were added but i just saw the pics and there are alot of flames on that truck and it just looks REALLY stupid. To all you guys say we shouldn&#39;t whine about such stuff...fuck you that&#39;s what htis talk back is for. I whined and bitched about Superman Returns casting and I was right, that movie had Major problems and failed.(I don&#39;t care what numbers you bring up...it failed...period). I understand some changes had to be made but christ this is looking more like a gobots movie.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Why there&#39;s no Soundwave....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    It&#39;s pretty fucking simple people, Apple didn&#39;t want to fork over millions of dollars to have an iPod in the movie so Bay said fuck it. Same thing with Volkswagen, is why we get a stupid Camaro instead of a Bug.....As for only 13 robots, WTF!?!?!? I said it before and it is still true, humans are the Jar-Jar for the Transformers movie, we want to see robots not fucking people. The movie should be about the goddam robots, not about every stupid little sub plot involving humans they can come up with. TINO TINO TINO TINO NIPPLES NIPPLES NIPPLES TINO TINO TINO

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:49 p.m. CST

    by billybobhoyle

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:49 p.m. CST

    "I"m here to.........

    by billybobhoyle

    Kick Deceptacon ass and suck on energon. And i&#39;m all out of energon."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Superman Failed?

    by CyberVishnu

    Your mom failed to bring me to arousal fool! I got your numbers right here!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Cybervishnu

    by sokitome

    ummm...was that your lame attempt at a mama joke...WTF?? and yes Superman did fail...dumb ass...take an economics course and crunch the numbers.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:58 p.m. CST

    by chrth

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Doh, let me try again. Prime Line:

    by chrth

    "Megatron, why can&#39;t I quit you?"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:01 p.m. CST

    90% Shia LaBouf with 10% CGI is a lot cheaper

    by CreasyBear

    than wall-to-wall Transformers. This movie must have a huge budget, but that doesn&#39;t change the fact that the execs know that as long as they have just enough Transformer footage for a few hardcore trailers, they&#39;ll get people in the theaters.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:02 p.m. CST

    A Film Directed by Michael Bay

    by jegoing74

    Transformers in Name Only.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:05 p.m. CST

    WTF

    by Phategod2

    I dont understand a few things why Is Bumble bee a sports car he was supposed to be small compact car which fit his personality, now if ratchet is a medic why is he not a ambulance. 5 on 8 is not a war it&#39;s a gang fight. Why the F did Spielburg decide to have this Hack direct something he had no passion For If Speilburg actually did like G1 like claimed he should have done it his damn self instead of the next damn Halocaust movie, Oh screw this I&#39;m back to pirating this thing and passing out infront of local theaters for free.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:06 p.m. CST

    WHINY TRANSFORMERS FANS:

    by wash

    Have you ever kissed a girl?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:10 p.m. CST

    sweet, I get to qoute myself

    by FuriousStyles

    and to people who feel that anyone with an opinion should &#39;get a life" or "get laid", (insert: "kiss a girl")...........hey rocket scientists, you&#39;re posting on the internet too, in the same talkback, about the same movie, telling geeks to lighten up.........sorry fellas, you&#39;re in this with us - we just happen to want a different film than you do"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:12 p.m. CST

    kissed a girl

    by sokitome

    Yes I have...would you like to see the video.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:13 p.m. CST

    chrth...best TB post......EVER

    by DOGSOUP

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns Didn&#39;t Fail

    by Playhouse

    It underperformed, sure. But it didn&#39;t fail. It&#39;s like when you got the C (or even a D) on your Chem test in school. You didn&#39;t run around to everyone and say you failed did ya? No. You told &#39;em you passed. Superman Returns passed. It gets to continue and make a better film the next go-around.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:16 p.m. CST

    NO the best TB was when

    by Phategod2

    they were discussing the underlying patriotism of OP because he was Red, White and Blue, and sounded like John wayne, that went on for like 2 days.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:19 p.m. CST

    optimus dialogue

    by sejax422

    "All we need now is a little energon, and a lot of LUCK!" classic optimus dialogue!! and then "The Touch" by Stan Bush plays....."you&#39;ve got the touch...the POWER!!!!! YEAH!!!" also liked "I&#39;m Optimus Prime, BITCH!"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:20 p.m. CST

    didn&#39;t fail?

    by sokitome

    Are you fucking kidding me... they haven&#39;t even given the automatic greenlight for the sequel. When something costs that much with that much anticipation does not even set one record then it&#39;s a failure dumb ass. It&#39;s even making less internationally. It&#39;s not even making a third of Pirates...please it&#39;s a failure...you&#39;re just sugarcoating it..and yes if you do get a c or d in a class you are a failure.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:23 p.m. CST

    I don&#39;t mind if Bumblebee is not a Bug. But

    by superninja

    he should&#39;ve been a compact car at the least. However, perhaps they are avoiding the cute factor, which, if you look at the creepy robot design for Bumblebee seems to suggest as much. They are cutting out all of the charm and fun in favor of soulless "cool", which is typical of Hollywood.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:25 p.m. CST

    That&#39;s not very many....

    by TheAngryGator

    A little light on the number of transformers appearing in the film. Or is that just me?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Think about the size of the human cast

    by superninja

    PLUS the Transformer cast and we have a lot of characters here. Too many humans!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Are the Autobots outnumbered...or

    by Kyzer The Medic

    Hasnt the US military had 100 % involvement in the movie up till now, so being outnumbered by 5 to 8 actually with the military fighting with the autobots kinda even the score ?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:36 p.m. CST

    "As long as they get Cullen, I&#39;ll be happy."

    by Immortal_Fish

    Well? Are you still happy?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Cripes

    by Playhouse

    Fucking hell. You wanted to talk about economics and now you&#39;re talking about expectations and records. Make up your fucking mind. First off, don&#39;t compare it to Pirates. Pirates is a phenomenon and no other film has come close to making its kind of money this year. You can&#39;t compare any film to it. Simple economics? The movie has made back its cost and a little bit of a profit. Certainly not the best thing when you&#39;re dealing with a commodity but not the worst. Worst would be losing money on it, which WB hasn&#39;t. Alan Horn himself has said they are moving forward with a sequel. Sure, he would&#39;ve liked that they made another $100 mil from what they did. But they are comfortable (and committed) enough to move ahead. Now, if you want to talk about failure in a different - say creatively - that&#39;s a debate worth having. But if you want to base your argument on economics, crunch those fucking numbers.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Humans

    by Playhouse

    Personally, I don&#39;t have a problem with the number of humans, as long as the story doesn&#39;t lean on them more than the Transformers. In this first film, they are establishing the presence of the TFs on the planet. It makes sense to have the film populated with humans and get the reaction. If this movie should be a success, something tells me you&#39;ll see quite a bit more bots in future installments.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Clerks 2 said it all....

    by Col. Klink

    ...anyone over the age of 10 still interested in Transformers is a retard. Sorry, it&#39;s cruel but true.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Brawl

    by chrismk

    Are you sure Brawl isn&#39;t an Autobot? I have a vague recollection of him being a Police Car Autobot? Or was that Prowl?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 7:51 p.m. CST

    That was Prowl

    by Phategod2

    and by clerk 2&#39;s logic the same goes for star wars? especially after Lucas basterdized it.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan voicing Megatron

    by Bootskin

    It&#39;s over Prime....er....Brother!"

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:04 p.m. CST

    The robot form designs look more like

    by Bootskin

    Lego Bionicle. Kinda bothers me.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:17 p.m. CST

    by CzechNeck

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Wasn&#39;t Brawn an Autobot in hte cartoon series,,,?

    by CzechNeck

    Not that I know that much about it.... P.S. Bah Wheep Granagh Wheep Ni Ni Bong....

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:23 p.m. CST

    They said Brawl not Brawn.

    by Phategod2

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Anyone who grew up reading the Marvel Comic...

    by nyjet

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Anyone who grew up reading the Marvel Comic...

    by nyjet

    knew that it was superior to the cartoon in every way. It took chances and deviated from the status quo from the beginning. For eight freakin&#39; months, Shockwave lead the Decepticons and had the captive disembodied head of Optimus Prime as his prisoner. The Dinobots had a much more plausible origin, and Jetfire didn&#39;t have to change his name to Skyfire. Anyone who liked the &#39;bots should check out at least the first twelve issues of Marvel&#39;s TF series. They&#39;re out in trade paperback. And I&#39;m looking forward to fresh take on the Transformers that still has some respect for what&#39;s come before. I think we&#39;ll get that in Bay&#39;s movie.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:34 p.m. CST

    The Writers and Bay are Idiots.

    by RedFive

    Bumblebee as a camero is idiotic, and an even more idiotic answer too why was given "clothes dont make the man" well neither do nuts and bolts so why show them?.If your not gonna make the character LOOK like the character dont do it at all.I know Bay debated weather or not to do soundwave as an iPod,bay&#39;s such a terrable director and film maker you know he was thinking it. Also flames on Optimus and was rachett a f*cken hummer?,Geez it really hurts my feelings that there doing this to this franchise,but then again it is michael bay.Maybe one day his films wont get greenlit.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 8:40 p.m. CST

    What about Sneezytron and Dopeytron?

    by Mgmax

    You know what&#39;d really rock? Michael Bay doing Lidsville. I&#39;m willing to accept a lot of geekdom but if you&#39;re really excited about a Transformers movie you need to castrate yourself, put on your running shoes, drink the poison and wait for the comet to come pick you up and take you on a marvelous adventure.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Spielberg to blame too

    by talkbackgeek

    Spielberg has to take some of blame too! Steven reign in your boy Bay, he can shoot it whatever way he wants, but he has to get the ten commandments right: 1. Thou shall have No flames. 2. Thou shall have Flat bed truck. 3. Thou shall have a Volkswagon Beetle as bumble bee. 4. Thou must have Soundwave. 5. Thou shall make Boxy robot forms that looks like G1 and not stupid angular with insides showing bots. 6. ah I forget the remaing commandments. Bay, Steven, just get those right and we will see it any way you want to shoot it. This I command!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Dang

    by unloveable

    I&#39;m not purporting to be a better-than-everyone "rocket scientist" just because I suggested that the haters need to get laid. I&#39;m just saying people should mellow out. No one even knows what the finished product is going to look like. And it sounds as though there are more Transformer movies to come after this one. So who knows where Soundwave fits in with the grand scheme of things, maybe he will show up in another installmentl. Bottom line is that no one here knows how the movie is going to be pieced together. And it seems futile to get your underoos in a knot just because you&#39;ve seen some pictures that you&#39;re unhappy with. Take it easy. It&#39;s Transformers--how can you not be excited?

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Fans decide a line of dialogue?

    by Kampbell-Kid

    Great, it&#39;s going to be something insanely dumb, geeky, or pop culture like. "Muthafuckin autobots on a muthafuckin plane!" or "Megatron, your idea on humanity is so gay!". I&#39;m actually shocked they are doing a contest to decide a line of dialogue, cuz I thought Bay&#39;s films were just all pyrotechnics and titties anyway. This is a big step for Bay in his career.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 9:47 p.m. CST

    No Soundwave? He was my fave baddy.

    by Yeti

    They could have had him transform into one of those deep space probe thingys that "listen" to the galaxy.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Dialogue sugestion?

    by Yeti

    "Get these motherfucking Deceptacons of this motherfucking world!" kick. ass.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 9:56 p.m. CST

    More commandments

    by Phategod2

    7. Spike will ot lose his virginity in the back of Bumble Bee, 8. The Constructicons merge to form Devistator, 9. loose Tyrese and the guy from "win a date with todd hamilton". 10. Get frank welker and dont suck.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    lol, no soundwave?

    by Warcraft

    "8 there are here, yet 9 set out from cybertron. Where is Soundwave? I would very much like to speak to him. I can no longer see him from afar."

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 10:39 p.m. CST

    C&#39;mon, Transformers isn&#39;t some kind of holy grail

    by crayotic

    The early Transformers cartoons did several things: big robots transforming, shit blowing up, and verichles flying/driving about (which I expect Bay to deliver). It&#39;s not like Soundwave or Bumblebee&#39;s make of car actually made a huge difference to our levels of enjoyment. I&#39;ll admit that the flames look more tacky than cool but seriously, all this hate is ridiculous. Think about what made Transformers Transformers, and stop nitpicking. Maybe if they were trying to do a remake of the later series&#39; continuing plotlines there&#39;d be more reason to keep an eye on things, but the original Transformers was pretty paper thin on what made it tick really.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Soundwave!

    by crider

    I agree with eveybody else, Soundwave should have been in the movie. But I would also hate to see him altered beyond reconition myself. Maybe in the sequel he could be some super computer located in NORAD or the Pentagon(I&#39;m thinkin something like W.O.P.E.R. from wargames but larger) gathering vital information, but its just a thought...But one thing for sure, If he does apear in future films hes got to have the same robotic voice as the cartoon.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Douchebags...

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    I&#39;m gonna lay down the law and tell you this right now: when you see Prime transform for the first time, you babies are gonna have to change your diapers. I don&#39;t care who you are or what you think. When that big bastard changes into a robot, you will rediscover your long lost inner-Transformer geek. Patience boys. That&#39;s what Optimus would ask of you...and you know it&#39;s true.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 11:30 p.m. CST

    This just show one thing, and why this movie will fail

    by Doc_Strange

    DON&#39;T FUCK WITH THE FANS!!!!

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 11:48 p.m. CST

    so is megatron gonna be the size of pistol?

    by darthchase

    seriously, if they&#39;re gonna be all realistic with this, then megatron, is gonna be like 10 inches tall...in the cartoon, they always cheated this immense increase in size. can&#39;t do that in film, though...

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Question

    by ECUPirate71

    Why are you all fine with changing Soundwave into something else such as an IPod, yet they change the vehicle on an Autobot and everyone is perplexed? This movie will be a good waste of a couple of hours, but a week later Harry Potter will be back and knock this out of #1.

  • Aug. 18, 2006, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Oh, and my line for OP

    by ECUPirate71

    "We are not from this planet." or "Watch out!". Simple, but if they use either of these and I don&#39;t get my compensation, I will sue the bastards.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 1:03 a.m. CST

    some lines

    by Larry of Arabia

    Bumblebee: "Dude I just found out Lindsey &#39;Firecortch&#39; Lohan was in Herbie. Now I gotta get teasted." Optimus: "...and I love how you made my jumper seat double as a fishtank." Starscream: "I&#39;m sick and tired of these motherfuckin snakes in my motherfuckin brain." Yeah yeah give me a break. It&#39;s 2am, just got home, and im drunk.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 1:41 a.m. CST

    crider - Soundwave ... a SUPERCOMPUTER???

    by Lamerz

    Are you fucking kidding me? We have trucks, and tanks, and planes, and a fuckin scorpion. And Soundwave who is so exciting that he is ... wait for it ... a Supercomputer! WHOA! I can&#39;t fuckin wait for the sequel where we witness Soundwave transform into a big supercomputer and then SIT THERE AND COMPUTE!!! Holy shit, I think a just creamed my pants with that sexay ass wet dream!!!!!!!!!!! I vote crider to write, direct and produce TF2. Fuck it, he needs to be the designer too!

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 1:47 a.m. CST

    ruven76 - I will not SHIT myself at the TF trailer ...

    by Lamerz

    ... unless they show Soundwave transform into a supercomputer and COMPUTE IN ALL HIS GLORY!!! ............. I swear there will be a massive load in my pants if his 16-core processor brain figures out that Optimus Prime is actually hiding out as a truck.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 1:50 a.m. CST

    ... and I will commence to PISS myself if Soundwave ...

    by Lamerz

    has fucking BLINKING LIGHTS showing how fast he is computing problems. If fucking Bay doesn&#39;t add blinking lights to Soundwave in his supercomputer form, then he is a cocksucking hack.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 1:54 a.m. CST

    BAY, do you hear me? BLINKING FUCKING LIGHTS!

    by Lamerz

    That&#39;s right, you hack.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 2:30 a.m. CST

    G.I.JOE WAS BETTER!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Yeah, I said it. You wanna know why? Because my uncle made a killing selling parachutes to Cobra back in the mid-80&#39;s. ;)

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Its an ideal!!!

    by crider

    Lamarz.... I seem to remember the old cartoon which had trunks, tanks, planes, and.....wait for it......a tape deck.......a tape deck....not just one but 2, that sat there playing tapes. Dont get me wrong Soundwave is my fav, but do you want to change him completly.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Its an ideal!!!

    by crider

    Lamarz.... I seem to remember the old cartoon which had trunks, tanks, planes, and.....wait for it......a tape deck.......a tape deck....not just one but 2, that sat there playing tapes. Dont get me wrong Soundwave is my fav, but do you want to change him completly.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 5:38 a.m. CST

    For fuck sake, can&#39;t they get anything right?

    by chopstyx1

    The autobots actually sound okay - Prime, B&#39;bee, Jazz, Rachet and Ironhide. But what the fuck are they doing with the Decepticreeps? Okay, Megatron & starcream = cool. But who the fuck are Bonecrusher, Barricade, Skorpinok, Frenzy & Blackout. Bonecrusher & Barricade - aren&#39;t they 2 of the constructicons? and frenzy, he&#39;s one of soundwave&#39;s tapes isn&#39;t he? AND they&#39;ve spelled scorponok wrong...

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 6:03 a.m. CST

    frenzy was one of soundwave&#39;s tapes.

    by messi

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Ultra Magnusson

    by Playhouse

    Will be voiced by a Norwegian fella and spend the whole movie in chest-waders and a stocking cap, with a big wooly beard and serving up lutefisk.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST

    What about the fucking dinobots!!

    by Zino

    I haven&#39;t read the talkback yet so someone probably already mentioned this. But ME WANT GRIMLOCK!

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 10:46 a.m. CST

    obviously dinobots AND soundwave are for the

    by chickychow

    Sequel, you twits.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Stop complaining?????

    by messi

    if people didn&#39;t complain we would have gotten another movie after batman and robin rather than batman begins. so shut up

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 11:08 a.m. CST

    And to playhouse

    by messi

    Superman Returns hasn&#39;t made a profit yet. read this http://www.singerssupermansucks.blogspot.com/

  • Aug. 19, 2006, noon CST

    "Fucking Gobots"

    by flamingrunt

    theres the winning line right there

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 12:07 p.m. CST

    "Gobots were like a Kmart version of Transformers".....

    by axelfoley

    Loved the way Jason Lee hammered out that line in Clerks 2. That&#39;s it really. Michael Bay is awful.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 1:38 p.m. CST

    The cartoon wasn&#39;t all that brilliant...

    by Giant Ape Balls

    ...in retrospect. I loved the movie though. The comic, however, fucking rocked. Does anyone remember the one with the zombie transformers in it? I loved that story line

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST

    "Just Be Happy There&#39;s A Transformers Movie!"

    by MarkoOhNo

    And while you&#39;re at it, just be happy we have gas. Stop bitching about how you have to give up eating for a week just to afford driving to the grocery store! =P The TBers are doing their job, so leave &#39;em alone. You may think they&#39;re being rude or disrespectful or bitchy for the sake of being bitchy (well, okay, some are. lol) But most are trying to do the filmmakers a favor. They&#39;re trying to save Michael Bay&#39;s career.... LOL Naw, seriously, they&#39;re just wanting to see THE badass-est movie... the one they&#39;ve been waiting over 20 years to see. You can&#39;t fault them for being pissed that it&#39;s been promised to them, only receive shit on a silver platter. "Just be happy you&#39;re getting a silver platter, fuckers!" =P Nobody (sane) wants a direct port from the cartoon..., they just wanna see something which is at least TRUE to it. This film is so far gone, it no longer deserves the use of the Transformer&#39;s license anymore than the hack ripoff Transformers animes which have been clogging up the FOX network.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Yes!!! Jazz in the movie!!

    by Deak the Geek

    Jazz was my first transformer toy and my favorite...glad to see him in the movie.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Why Does This Suck? Reasons 1-6 of ??

    by MarkoOhNo

    Let&#39;s write up a list...: 1) they made Optimus Prime a gay circus truck, 2) no Soundwave existing to say, "As you command, Megatron!" 3) no mass-shifting, 4) the skeletal frame designs, 5) there has to be 52983 characters in the known Transformers universe, yet the filmmakers felt they had to design new ones, 6) Bumblebee&#39;s no longer a little, energy-conserving college student&#39;s car - he&#39;s a big, gas-guzzling mulletman&#39;s car (could they not have gone to GEO after VW turned them down?!?)

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Bumblebee

    by MarkoOhNo

    Joe Dirt should have a cameo in the film, complimenting Spike on his badass ride.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    TOO bad scatman passed

    by Phategod2

    "Jazz to moonbase 2 Jazz to moonbase 2. Roger me wilco me anything."

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 3:10 p.m. CST

    He better Breakdance

    by Phategod2

    and not get Crunk.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I saw the Mars trailer for this movie

    by ArkadyRenko

    When i saw Superman Returns, i saw the mars trailer for Trasnformers, and let me tell you this, fellas, people laughed. And i was one of them. This Michael Bay guy, he has absolutly no clue whatsoever in making movies. From that trailer, he wants us to take a story about giant robots that became cars seriously. Small wonder the audience in the theater laughed. I think it&#39;s fair to say and it&#39;s safe to bet what will be 2007&#39;s giant turkey of the year.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay&#39;s Transformers

    by NopeNotCool

    For those of you who have fallen into the depths of despair-- be disappointed with what you&#39;re hearing (as I am) but realize that it&#39;s only a movie. For those on here who attack others for their opinions-- stop acting like you&#39;re still in high school wishing you could sit at the cool table (and if you are still in high school then get off this thing and go find yourself a cheerleader).

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    The real TRANSFORMERS Movie

    by NopeNotCool

    As a fan who enjoyed the comics first and then the cartoon (well up to maybe the third season) here&#39;s the way it should have gone. To begin with all of the Transformers should have looked like this http://www.jesterpictures.com/transformers/ in their vehicle modes. 1st Movie: Cybertron is introduced as well as the civil war through voice-over and sweeping images. The threat of the asteroids leads Optimus and several Autobots to take a special ship called the Ark to clear a path. Once that&#39;s been accomplished Megatron and his Decepticons attack. The unsuing battle sends the Ark crashing to prehistoric Earth where they all remain dormant until the Ark wakes them millions of years in the future when it recognizes mechanical things as the life on this planet (sound familiar?). The rest of the first movie plays out with Bumblebee befriending a human--- the military thinking there&#39;s just one big robot menace--- and a climactic confrontation which leads to Megatron being defeated/captured and the Decepticons in disarray.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Movie #2 (Empiresque in darkness)

    by NopeNotCool

    The second movie begins at the Ark. Just when it seems like the Autobots have finally vanquished their foes and they can focus on getting home they are attacked by a methodical (and powered up) group of Decepticons led by, surprise, Shockwave. He defeats all the autobots save Ratchet (who was transporting an ill human to a hospital). He relays that he&#39;s been dormant since being awoken first by the Ark millions of years ago--- just as the story arc took place in the first year of the comics Megatron is forced to be his number two. All of the Autobots are prisoners and drained of their life force--- Optimus is a decapitated head that Shockwave taunts and forces into releasing the all-important life-matrix for his new army of Decepticons (the Constructicons). Megatron makes a deal with the remaining Autobot Ratchet--- who defeated Shockwave so many years ago? The secret of the Dinobots is revealed. Ratchet finds them. Megatron betrays him as Ratchet knew he would. Megatron is seemingly drowned in a tar pit and the movie ends with the Dinobots (with Ratchet) freeing the remaining Autobots. The cliffhanger is they must still save Prime&#39;s decapitated head from the remaining Decepticons (Shockwave and his Frankensteinien Constructicons).

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Movie #3

    by NopeNotCool

    The third (and final?) movie of the trilogy begins with the battle to save Prime. Ha ha, he fooled Shockwave and the Constructicons fail as he did not use the true life matrix. Shockwave is destroyed. As before it looks like all is well until there is a sudden eclipse-- UNICRON. Long story short (too late)... Megatron returns but in his attempt for power Unicron swats him into space like a fly (dead?) Starscream is turned into a vampiric herald who turns other Transformers (Autobots & Decepticons) into unwilling slaves. Many Transformers are turned... Prime must sacrifice himself to destroy Unicron. His death leaves the matrix in Arthurian fashion where only the chosen one can retrieve it (sword in the stone)... The autobots that remain make their way home. Last image is Megatron floating lifeless in space... and then his red eye lights up. Cue credits. BUt who needs that storytelling? We&#39;ve got Michael Bay and flames... yippee.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 6:34 p.m. CST

    You lost

    by Phategod2

    me when Prime became a disembodied head and Ratchett was running shit never been a big fan of the comics. If they had tried to stay faithful to G1 I&#39;d be ok but come on there is only Three Decepticon i recognize The Robot designs look like straight ass. I mean you can say thats opinion but Bumble looks like Fucking Johnny 5, Prime looks like Robot satin, and Starscream looks like ED209 from robocop.

  • Aug. 19, 2006, 7:48 p.m. CST

    They&#39;ll never top Chris Latta as Starscream!!

    by Drath

    Man that was always strangely cool to me as a kid, that one of the Decepticons was this sociopathic and effeminate traitor that sounded like Cobra Commander. Somehow that made the Decepticons truly evil to me, like only they would employ such a villain. The whole thing was never as good after they killed him in the movie. It was really sad when Latta died.

  • Aug. 20, 2006, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Perfect Latta replacement: Willem Dafoe

    by Shermdawg

    You know I&#39;m right. Sign him up for Cobra Commander while you&#39;re at it.

  • Aug. 20, 2006, 2:08 a.m. CST

    This is so dorky, but I cant wait.

    by Cotton McKnight

    The idea of grown men arguing over the hierchy of decepticon leadership makes me laugh, but dammit, you gotta love it. This movie is gonna rock.

  • Aug. 20, 2006, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Fuck you Kurtaman and Orci. Fuck Speilberg/Bay/Murphy!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Shame on Hasbro as well. This is fuckin bullshit. God dammit. Makes me want to go on a Mel Gibsonesque rant on Hollywood and their "staff members!" Bunch of bottomline, no taste, no sense of the fans, faggots!

  • Aug. 20, 2006, 12:44 p.m. CST

    What happened to sticking with only G1 characters???

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    I say boycott this film. I hope it does worse than Superman Returns.

  • Aug. 20, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Here&#39;s my line for Optimus to say in the film

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    "I can&#39;t believe Speilberg and Bay screwed up a sure thing!"

  • Aug. 20, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    BumbleBee is the sexiest been pole alive...

    by misterWINKIE

    There I said it....happy?

  • Aug. 20, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST

    "I&#39;m Optimus Prime bitch!"

    by crackerfarmboy

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Why so few? Think Jurrasic 1

    by TheAngryGator

    If they&#39;re talking at all about budget constraints, it sounds like Transformers 1 (assuming they&#39;ll make more) will be like Jurassic Park 1. Half of the movie is going to be spent waiting to see the first transformer (and then just for a glimpse) as hinted in the teaser trailer. And since the story probably won&#39;t be told from the transformers&#39; POV, we&#39;ll never see them in big groups or anything like that. When we get to the sequel, then we&#39;ll get more groups and teams and carnage. Til then, it&#39;s more of the mystery and intrigue of the world getting used to having freakin&#39; huge robot creatures duking it out on our home turf. Sit back, relax and down a few cold energon cubes: it&#39;s gonna be a few years til we get some hardcore group transformer-on-transformer action.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 2:27 p.m. CST

    IF THESE MUTHER FUCKER DONT GIVE ME SOME SOUNDWAVE

    by gride9000

    fuck michael bay for so many reasons

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Yo Megatron!

    by RingwormPete

    If you don&#39;t get the fuck off this planet right fuckin&#39; now, I&#39;m gonna jam this bastard straight up your shiny metal ass, and make YOUR star scream! Bumblebee, break out the vibro-annihilator 4000, this fucker&#39;s a toaster.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Soundwave is in the movie guys!

    by ganymede2010

    If you read the script Soundwave is in. But he&#39;s only a 4ft tall transformer, who can transform into an everyday boom box, pull car deck stereo etc. But since it was such a large deviation from his original G1 character. They decided to name him Frenzy. Which means, they can introduce soundwave in the next film. But they had their hearts in the right place.

  • Aug. 21, 2006, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Merrick (One of many Assholes who run this site)

    by Bronzewood

    I&#39;m going to take the higher road and instead of ripping on the movie and try and guess how much it is or isn&#39;t going to suck, and instead I&#39;m going to rip on Merrick and his dumb ass post. I&#39;d like to see a show of hands of people reading this article and arguing about it that don&#39;t already know the Transformers and know what their primary function is? No one, no one? That&#39;s right because only three type of people are reading up on Transformers. Nerds, Geeks, and People who like to argue on the internet! That&#39;s it and chances are you fall into all three categorys!!! So Merrick just list the Autobots and Decepticons and don&#39;t add filler "has a Social Darwinist view of humanity - survival of the fittest" Come on! What the hell was that? I don&#39;t need that if people didn&#39;t already figure shit like that out then perphaps they don&#39;t give a crap in the first place don&#39;t try and show off and appear to be superior on a post about Transformers! Seriously! Here&#39;s one for you if you were an Autobot in the movie. Merrick (The gay Autobot that... well no cares!!) -Dustin

  • Aug. 22, 2006, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Rumble!

    by StuMacher

    ah they have Frenzy in it so I&#39;m sure Soundwave will be in it too. but why not have Rumble too?