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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 07:42 AM

Ha! Perfect dissection of what went so wrong with the film.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:42 AM

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 10:08 PM


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:24 AM

the new thread hasn't popped up yet, I think. but JL:Dark was great, and gives me hope that dc won't killing joke the Judas Contract

 

may be the sign its time to move away from Bruce Timm.

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:54 AM

Time to update the thread title?  We're into 2017 now, and Killing Joke is old news.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:53 PM

 

 

may be the sign its time to move away from Bruce Timm.

 

<_< I just tore my own heart out  

 

The thing is, Timm's always pushed his Barbara/Bruce ship. We just kind of ignored it up to this point - BTAS, Batman Beyond...both had the relationship. But then Timm decided to insert it into one of the greatest Batman stories of all time...



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:37 PM

meh. Swamp Thing, the Demon, Zatanna, John and Batman...

 

dc is forgiven - just don't to it again.

 

it struck me though that in all my time with DC I've never seen/read an interaction between Deadman and Nightwing where they talk shop 



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:54 AM

 

 

 

may be the sign its time to move away from Bruce Timm.

 

<_< I just tore my own heart out  

 

The thing is, Timm's always pushed his Barbara/Bruce ship. We just kind of ignored it up to this point - BTAS, Batman Beyond...both had the relationship. But then Timm decided to insert it into one of the greatest Batman stories of all time...

 

 

The pushing was subtle before. Now, it's less so.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:26 PM

meh. Swamp Thing, the Demon, Zatanna, John and Batman...

 

dc is forgiven - just don't to it again.

 

it struck me though that in all my time with DC I've never seen/read an interaction between Deadman and Nightwing where they talk shop 

 

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Now you have.  Also, Justice League Dark was a waste of talent much like Matt Ryan's tv tenure.  Shame.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:31 PM

The fact that we have Matt Ryan to be Constantine in Arrowverse when they desire ensures that his Talent wasn't wasted. But it still could be used more. 


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:38 PM

The fact that we have Matt Ryan to be Constantine in Arrowverse when they desire ensures that his Talent wasn't wasted. But it still could be used more. 

 

No it doesn't.  Arrow is a shit show and his appearances on it were a waste as he had nothing worthwhile to do.  Matt Ryan could be a great Constantine, but he's yet to be given any worthwhile material to live up to the potential.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:06 PM

Maybe he'll get a spot on Legends of Tomorrow.  I think the original idea was to switch up the cast a bit each season.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:49 AM

thank you for the page Agentorange, I was fairly sure DC at some point would have done something... I just never came across anything.

 

what with both characters being on the periphery of books I read.  



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:01 PM

THe next Batman film: Batman and Harley Quinn, done in a style strongly reminiscent of BTAS/NA:

 


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

I am always wanting more BTAS / TNAB.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:26 PM

THe next Batman film: Batman and Harley Quinn, done in a style strongly reminiscent of BTAS/NA:

 

Would have liked to seen Alreen or Tara come back for Harley at least to have more of a callback.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:39 PM

The tone is already completely off from BTAS/TNBA, with its share of "look we can curse and have characters have sex now!" The art style feels like someone took those shows' corpses and dressed it up to get fanboy bux.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:39 PM

 

THe next Batman film: Batman and Harley Quinn, done in a style strongly reminiscent of BTAS/NA:

 

Would have liked to seen Alreen or Tara come back for Harley at least to have more of a callback.

 

 

That's my one issue so far, but at the same time I think the person they went with does rather well in the roll sounding like Harley but a bit older; which imo seems to fit with the plot in the beginning of her having gone straight... ish and trying to live a normal life as best she can. 


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:50 PM

The tone is already completely off from BTAS/TNBA, with its share of "look we can curse and have characters have sex now!" The art style feels like someone took those shows' corpses and dressed it up to get fanboy bux.

 

They sorta mention that in the video, that its kinda the "step son" of BTAS and that while it might look like BTAS it's still a movie intended for older audiences. 

 

Personally so long as we don't get 30 minutes of characters having sex like in Killign Joke, I'll be fine if its kept to what we see here where its more heavily implied rather the shown.


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