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Topic: Have you seen the Transformers movie trailer? Wow!
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 22, 2007 03:00AM)
I thought it was GREAT! Really looking forward to this one!

Spielberg's the producer btw...

:)
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 22, 2007 12:46PM)
Well, I like it...

:)
Message: Posted by: VisualRiddles (Feb 24, 2007 11:04PM)
Oh yeah! I cant wait till July 4th!!! Transform and roll out!
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Feb 24, 2007 11:30PM)
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On 2007-02-22 04:00, Pakar Ilusi wrote:

I thought it was GREAT! Really looking forward to this one!

Spielberg's the producer btw...

:)
[/quote]Unfortunatley, Michael Bay is the director.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Feb 25, 2007 12:04AM)
Fortunately to some folks Michael Bay makes a kick ass movie. He's a movie maker that puts the budget on screen rather cater to the Sundance crowd. 'The Island' was full steam terrific stuff.

Great trailers so far...More than meets the eye!
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Feb 25, 2007 03:47PM)
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On 2007-02-25 01:04, Doug Higley wrote:
Fortunately to some folks Michael Bay makes a kick ass movie. He's a movie maker that puts the budget on screen rather cater to the Sundance crowd. 'The Island' was full steam terrific stuff.

Great trailers so far...More than meets the eye!
[/quote]Doug: I really enjoy and respect your post here on the Café but I have to disagree about Michael Bay's movies and 'The Island'. I'll be honest, I didn't finish 'The Island'.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Feb 26, 2007 10:08AM)
I liked "The Island".... :)

To each his own...

But his take on Transformers as a realistic piece is great methinks...

Well, as realistic as a bunch of metallic alien robots who shape shift can be, I guess... :)
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Feb 26, 2007 06:07PM)
I'll bet that one robot who can transform into a giant radio is gonna have a great character development arc... Or what about that one that can transform into a ROCK! Will he get the girl robot?

I'm avoiding this one like the plague. Or at least holding out for the long anticipated "Go-Bots Trilogy"
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Feb 26, 2007 06:27PM)
Justin R...appreciate that...to each his own for sure. I happen to like a bombastic approach with all the money showing up on the screen. A good example is POTC Dead Man's Chest...good old producer Jerry Bruckhiemer can be trusted to make it look RICH and keep it moving.

'Two people in a room discussing their boring relationship' type movies drive me nuts and often that type of Director is chosen to step up to the plate and go BIG without a clue. Michael Bay can be counted on to blow stuff up properly which for me is what my dollar is for. :)

Now my friend...you say you didn't last till the end of The Island...hmmmm...think you might have missed something? Maybe you were in a wrong mood. I can't believe I didn't like "Predator" the first time I saw it...now it's one of my favorites. Maybe it was a bit of undigested beef... :)

See the scene in the Island where they are hanging off the building and the huge sign crashes down with them on it...or the awesome hwy chase...extrapolate that kind of action and perfection in FX to Transformers and I'm at the box office with a fist full of dollars. Michael Bay works well with Heavy Equipment.
Message: Posted by: tuffnavyrn (Feb 26, 2007 07:53PM)
Transformers.......robots in disguise!!! Rock on 80's cartoons!
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Feb 26, 2007 08:19PM)
I loved the first Transformers movie.

The motorcycle robots were cool. And the planet eating robot...
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (Feb 26, 2007 10:41PM)
Yeah, sure I can view it ... all the while thinking "all the darned money I spent buying those crappy pieces of plastic, suffering the whining until they got 'em, and now they're lying at the bottom of a forgotten toy box."
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Feb 27, 2007 10:52AM)
Pull 'em out. They could be worth something.
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Feb 27, 2007 05:58PM)
I wish I still had my collection. Of course I played with mine till they fell apart. There are some parts of my childhood I miss.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 9, 2007 02:03AM)
Gaddy, watch the trailer first... Those you mention are not in the movie!

And Bumblebee is a Camaro!

Cool!

Optimus Prime is better than the cartoon! IMO..

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Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Mar 10, 2007 10:42AM)
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On 2007-02-26 20:53, tuffnavyrn wrote:
Transformers.......robots in disguise!!! Rock on 80's cartoons!
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Yeah, but where's the "Thundercats" film?

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On 2007-02-27 11:52, Doug Higley wrote:
Pull 'em out. They could be worth something.
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Pretty much only if they're in the packaging. My kid buys "vintage" action figures (GI Joe and/or Action Man) and generally the ones out of the packages go for less than $5.00. (Maybe $10-$15 if it's something <really> rare.)
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Mar 10, 2007 10:46AM)
What about Go Bots rememebr those crappy toys? the cartoon was horrible also!

johnny
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Mar 10, 2007 04:51PM)
Go Bots...yeah..rather pathetic attempt to mirror the Bots In Disguise and it had a bot with a voice of a guy with a terminal gas bubble.

Still, it was kinda fun too, pathetically speaking... :)
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Mar 10, 2007 06:15PM)
Doug- It's been so long since I tried to watch 'The Island' I don't remember why I didn't like it. I'll try watching it again. In defence of Michael Bay,I did like the first 'Bad Boys' and 'The Rock'.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Mar 10, 2007 06:35PM)
Yeah...Bad Boys was fun and there is a GREAT hwy chase and wreak scene in Bad Boy's 2.
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Mar 10, 2007 09:30PM)
All the bad reviews scared me away from Bad Boys 2. I'll watch it because you recommended it, Doug.

I just may turn into a Michael Bay fan yet.
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Mar 10, 2007 10:05PM)
My favorite Michael Bay directorial effort was "Playboy Video Centerfold: Kerri Kendall." It was even better than "Playboy: Sexy Lingerie III."
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Mar 10, 2007 11:42PM)
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On 2007-03-10 23:05, Marvello wrote:
My favorite Michael Bay directorial effort was "Playboy Video Centerfold: Kerri Kendall." It was even better than "Playboy: Sexy Lingerie III."
[/quote]Do you have to see Playboy: Sexy Lingerie I & II to be able to understand III?
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Mar 11, 2007 09:16AM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-11 00:42, Justin R wrote:
[quote]
On 2007-03-10 23:05, Marvello wrote:
My favorite Michael Bay directorial effort was "Playboy Video Centerfold: Kerri Kendall." It was even better than "Playboy: Sexy Lingerie III."
[/quote]Do you have to see Playboy: Sexy Lingerie I & II to be able to understand III?
[/quote]Yes- III answers the unanswered questions from parts I and II
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Mar 11, 2007 10:33AM)
Justin R...not really recommending Bad Boys 2 as a FILM...it's a bit long and kind of wears it self out...but there are elements...a few action scenes that are brilliant. That's what's so neat about DVDs! :)
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Mar 12, 2007 06:12PM)
Doug Higley- Ok, I gotta ask. What did you think about Pearl Harbor? I didn't see it either but I noticed most critics and a lot of viewers seemed to have a blast making fun of it.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 31, 2007 08:24AM)
I love what they're doing with this Movie...

Even if no one else does...

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