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@  Bass X0 : (22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM)

No. We still say miles. Kilometers is only really used for actual specific distances whereas miles being used in a common phrase is still miles.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 June 2017 - 04:59 PM)

People from outside the U.S.: as we are all English-proficient here, do you ever use the phrase "I saw it coming from miles away.", or do you say "kilometers" instead?

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:06 PM)

Wow, that was supposed to :shout" hours ago...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 04:05 PM)

Indeed. Especially on opening week. We're talking avg, 5-8%. It's more at your discount/sub-run houses.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 June 2017 - 10:25 AM)

AMC knows it, freakin $7 for a regular drink

@  Paladin : (22 June 2017 - 08:22 AM)

and if you want to support your theaters, buy more concessions. because they get SHIT from the ticket sales...

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM)

So, we charged an extra $1 per. F'em

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:13 AM)

First, they threatened to stop sending us digital because we weren't upcharging for it (back when we were still "mixed" format). Then they threatened to stop sendingus 3D because we didn't upcharge for those either initially.

@  Hg Dragon : (22 June 2017 - 08:12 AM)

Can't blame the theater totally for those ticket prices. The studios have a say in them as well.

@  Noideaforaname : (22 June 2017 - 12:00 AM)

Charge 'em for the lice! Extra for the mice! Two percent for looking in the mirror twice!

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:45 PM)

Even here in Canada where price gouging is commonplace, IMAX 3-D is still $19.50

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 11:44 PM)

$27 a ticket? That's ludicrous

@  Sean Whitmore : (21 June 2017 - 11:40 PM)

I gave up on IMAX this year. I was just about able to put up with $20 per ticket, but by the time the new Kong came out, my theater started charging $27 per. They must be outside their damn minds.

@  unitremover : (21 June 2017 - 10:50 PM)

I paid for a ticket to a 2D showing but they showed it in 3D anyways for some reason. I think me taking an Ibuprofen before I went for other reasons is the only reason I didn't walk out with a massive headache.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:38 PM)

One thing I'll give Bay and/or the promoters of this film... I like how they've advertised on the poster that this was actually shot with real, IMAX 3-D cameras. I wish the marketing of other films exhibited a similar interest in the quality of the equipment used. Hell, for some films, being visually interesting is about all they have going for them

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I assume the Autobots will be even bigger assholes in this one, especially Optimus

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 June 2017 - 10:35 PM)

I have my ticket to see it in IMAX this Saturday... looking forward to another bizarre, 3 hour spectacle of something or other

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 08:58 PM)

Bay already said he won't do another... but what does a persons word mean these days anyway. Doesn't really matter how bad the movies are (or aren't. You know, whatever floats your goat.) so long as they make money. And his flicks do make money.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 06:12 PM)

maybe this one will do poor enough that theyll have to rethink their entire strategy going forward. and hopefully this WILL be bays last one (specially if it does do poorly). well, rethink after bumblebee anyway

@  wonko the sane? : (21 June 2017 - 06:07 PM)

Yeah... the reception for the movie has been... mixed to poor to say the least. Thanksfully, I gave up on the bayverse films after the first one.

@  Telly : (21 June 2017 - 05:46 PM)

well theres SOMETHING showing in movie theaters. whether it can actually be CALLED a "movie" seems to be debatable

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Oh, is the new movie out?

@  Dracula : (21 June 2017 - 05:41 PM)

I got a rock.

@  Xellos : (21 June 2017 - 05:31 PM)

BB here

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 June 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Who here got a Bumblebee shirt and who got the Optimus shirt at the premiere?

@  Nevermore : (21 June 2017 - 02:50 PM)

"Bowdlerizing" basically means censorship, in the "removing anything the person in charge of the editing considers unsuitable for children" sense.

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Sorry, not sure what happened there. Shout edited; link should work now.

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 01:29 PM)

So bowdlerizing is sending someone to a 404 link?

@  Foffy : (21 June 2017 - 09:49 AM)

http://tvtropes.org/...Main/Bowdlerise

@  Robowang : (21 June 2017 - 09:46 AM)

What the hell is "bowdlerlize"?

@  unluckiness : (21 June 2017 - 08:39 AM)

Language evolves. As long as enough people know what the other's talking about, they'll use whatever term's handy despite incorrect etymology or meaning.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 06:48 AM)

Just saying, it doesn't suggest that Xanatos "changed the face of cartoon villainy", which would require something like influence of Xanatos himself on cartoons in general. His name being used as a shorthand on the internet isn't really relevant to this, especially when it's not about his fame specifically.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 June 2017 - 05:36 AM)

The English language is a bit like that, though. We know what it means to bowdlerize something, even if very few of us remember Thomas Bowdler.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The Grandfather Clause page outright says that Xanatos Gambit is kept at that name not because Xanatos is super famous and influential but simply because the term itself is used a lot on the internet.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:53 AM)

The site's had a history of being weirdly biased to naming things after specific examples even when it's not the best choice, though it used to be worse (i.e. Spikeification)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 June 2017 - 01:49 AM)

TVT's naming choice is hardly proof of that a character "changed the face of cartoon villainy".

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:47 PM)

I'd say he's second only to the Big Bad of "Watchmen" in that regard (younger fans sometimes check out this website, and I'd rather not spoil his identity until they're old enough to read the comic).

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 10:46 PM)

Proving just how much Xanatos changed the face of cartoon villainy.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 June 2017 - 10:28 PM)

My favorite trope is "Xanatos Gsmbit", but my favorite name for a trope is "Xanatos Speed Chess"

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 04:19 PM)

they're good dogs, Dracula.

@  Dracula : (20 June 2017 - 01:33 PM)

I quite like "All Animals Are Dogs"

@  RichardT1977 : (20 June 2017 - 01:03 PM)

Mine would be the Funny Moments page for Dragon Ball Z Abridged.

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2017 - 01:02 PM)

My favourite pages are "comic book time", "not allowed to grow up" and "did not do the research".

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 11:51 AM)

Uh oh, I just ventured into TV Tropes again.

@  Locoman : (20 June 2017 - 11:04 AM)

ALL HAIL THE DARK LORD OF THE TWIN MOONS.

@  Foffy : (20 June 2017 - 09:30 AM)

What about a cow woman?

@  unluckiness : (20 June 2017 - 09:20 AM)

Don't have a cow man

@  Robowang : (20 June 2017 - 08:54 AM)

or before 1992. Even worse.

@  Paladin : (20 June 2017 - 08:48 AM)

is it after 1997? then probably bad.

@  Benbot : (20 June 2017 - 08:19 AM)

I've completely lost track of whether it's in a good phase or bad


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#41 Blot

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:44 AM

I'm assuming the female voice is a Quintesson controlled Vector Sigma.

This idea wasn't good when Botcon did it!



#42 HellCat

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:01 AM

Look, I never got invited to write for the fanclub. Now is my time!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:47 AM

Is it wrong I want the female voice to be Movieverse Alpha Trion?


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#44 HellCat

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:03 AM

Is it wrong I want the female voice to be Movieverse Alpha Trion?



#45 Spacewarp

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

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#46 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

I would have preferred getting a movieverse version of Windblade.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

I'm happy that those "wanted/propaganda" posters are finally actually in a movie. We had that kind of marketing for 4, and something similar earllllly for 3 showing public sentiment against TFs (way when the Twins were still said to be in it--graffiti?) but I don't remember their being in the films.

I do think it might be a fake-out, with Cybertron coming to Earth and Earth really being Unicron.

Edited by MoroboshiAtaru, 05 February 2017 - 09:23 AM.


#48 Broadside

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:23 AM

I would have preferred getting a movieverse version of Windblade.

 

You, uh, really want a Bay movie with a female character with Japanese cultural details, huh?

Sure you've thought that through?


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#49 HellCat

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:36 AM

 

I would have preferred getting a movieverse version of Windblade.

 

You, uh, really want a Bay movie with a female character with Japanese cultural details, huh?

Sure you've thought that through?

 

"Hurro! I umu Windubradeu! Tee hee hee!!"



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:40 AM

Nah, she'll talk Chinese.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:27 AM

In all honesty, aside from some of the more.....questionable elements of Drift's design, he really wasn't too bad. Actually getting a Japanese voice actor for him is a thumbs up.


 

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#52 HellCat

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:03 AM

Nah, she'll talk Chinese.

I want a TF series now where they hire Lady Rainicorn's VA and Windblade just talks dirty in untranslated Korean the whole time.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:00 PM

 

I would have preferred getting a movieverse version of Windblade.

 

You, uh, really want a Bay movie with a female character with Japanese cultural details, huh?

Sure you've thought that through?

 

 

You say you're happy about the prospect of the main villain being a sexy Quintesson lady. And this is the series directed by Michael "I'm going to waste time on a creepy 'it's not statutory rape' joke" Bay. Are you sure you've thought things through?

 

 

Nah, she'll talk Chinese.

I want a TF series now where they hire Lady Rainicorn's VA and Windblade just talks dirty in untranslated Korean the whole time.

 

 

For a robotic species that is explicitly stated to freely download Internet info, the producers have never utilized the Cybertronian ability to speak multiple languages. I would love to see scenes of a Transformer talking in other languages, if the voice actor can do it right.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

Honestly, I'm still optimistic that all the terrible unfunny BS in the last three films was entirely Ehren Kruger's fault!

#55 Broadside

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:16 PM

 

 

I would have preferred getting a movieverse version of Windblade.

 

You, uh, really want a Bay movie with a female character with Japanese cultural details, huh?

Sure you've thought that through?

 

 

You say you're happy about the prospect of the main villain being a sexy Quintesson lady. And this is the series directed by Michael "I'm going to waste time on a creepy 'it's not statutory rape' joke" Bay. Are you sure you've thought things through?

 

look, sexy ladies aren't a problem, it's racist sexy ladies that i'm worried about


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:30 PM

Also underage sexy ladies


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:34 PM

When you listen properly to the lyrics, Gangnam Style stops being a fun song.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

I'm happy that those "wanted/propaganda" posters are finally actually in a movie. We had that kind of marketing for 4, and something similar earllllly for 3 showing public sentiment against TFs (way when the Twins were still said to be in it--graffiti?) but I don't remember their being in the films.

I do think it might be a fake-out, with Cybertron coming to Earth and Earth really being Unicron.

 

They did show up here and there in AOE.

 

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

Isn't the bottom one just fan reaction to movie toyline case loadouts?



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:33 PM

Okay, I seriously want that Tank dronr as a toy.



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