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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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#1401 HellCat

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:17 AM

I have to wonder if the G1 designs are partly to promote Siege. Bay failed to promote the Dinobots and Sqweeks, huge parts of their respective movie toylines. Maybe someone at Hasbro thus decided a scaled down Bee line and some promotion for Generations was safer.

Also, am I the only one who noticed the boyfriend is reading a GoBots comic in one scene?

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:27 AM

Also, am I the only one who noticed the boyfriend is reading a GoBots comic in one scene?


I was pretty sure the comic Memo was reading outside his house had a Go-Bots logo, but I thought I'd ask for confirmation once more people saw the movie. Cute Easter egg.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:39 AM

Should a mod split this thread into spoiler and non-spoiler threads?


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:49 AM

This is making me wonder why we got essentially 5 movies of all Cybertronians being aggressive and violent. There's an actual divide here. The Autobots can fight but they don't engage in pointless brutality. That's left for the Decepticons.

Why was that so difficult for Bay?

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:51 AM

Have... have you SEEN other Bay movies? He wasn't trying to make the robots violent, he was just making them do what he finds cool. 



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:05 PM


My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:13 PM

THAT is the greatest thing about the bumblebee movie.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:15 PM

 

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:39 PM

He definitely didn't understand a minimum of 50% of that video, but it was hilarious anyway. John Cena is so likable.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:52 PM

He's the best guy.
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Posted 16 December 2018 - 02:55 PM

Tarantulus confirmed for hottie with a body
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#1412 Broadside

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 03:40 PM

Just watched it with Gearshift and Jalaguy. Great movie. Not amazing, but it's A Good Transformers Film.

Funnily enough, I think that either a straight prequel or a full-on G1-based reboot would've been less interesting than the weird amalgam we got.

Edited by Broadside, 16 December 2018 - 03:41 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:18 PM

 

"The films imply the Decepticons created the internet. Does that mean Al Gore is a Decepticon?"

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:51 PM

John Cenas got a great sense of humour to do that vid.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:23 PM

Saw the movie last night and loved it.  The kids in the audience loved it too, they were cheering at the exciting parts (chase scenes, etc).  Not just a good TF movie, but a good movie period.

 

Bumblebee is great, and Charlie is very relatable and you just want to root for her.  It's not always easy to write teenage characters in a way where adults will identify with their problems instead of going "Ugh, whiny kids these days, WITH THEIR AVOCADO TOAST" (or in the 80s, with their PopTarts I guess).  But they really hit the target with Charlie.

 

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 08:10 AM


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:01 AM

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:06 AM

That Bumblebee / Mary Poppins Returns dynamic probably has a lot to do with respective expectations given previous entries in their relative franchises, doesn't it.  


also lol at marwen which i had pegged as potential oscar bait but which hadn't had any reviews submitted until like yesterday and so i wasn't sure if it was gonna top bee movies' 94% but hey look at that



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:07 AM

It is incredibly awesome to hear Travis Knight talk about what he loves about the Transformers and what they did in the film to capture the iconic elements of the characters. So refreshing.

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:07 AM

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