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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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#761 Sabrblade

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 09:51 AM

Wait, what? There are full phase DVD sets?


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 11:11 AM

From what I've seen on Amazon there are. 

https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B075YLXYMS



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Posted 21 September 2019 - 11:23 AM

I prefer my separate releases and individualized artwork etc; look nice lined up together on a shelf. Also, the box sets tend not to include 3-D discs, even in those countries that still get them.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:29 AM

Speaking of which, has there been any news at all of a full Phase 3 box set to go with the fancy props-included P1 and P2 ones? It's starting to feel a little late to announce one.
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:27 PM

Speaking of which, has there been any news at all of a full Phase 3 box set to go with the fancy props-included P1 and P2 ones? It's starting to feel a little late to announce one.

 

At this point, I'd just welcome a rerelease of the Region 1 set for Phase Two. I fear I missed out on it, barring luck on eBay.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:55 PM

Speaking of which, has there been any news at all of a full Phase 3 box set to go with the fancy props-included P1 and P2 ones? It's starting to feel a little late to announce one.

 

Well, the final Phase 3 film still isn't out yet, so they may be waiting for its individual release.

 

Also, since those last two sets were released, most of the MCU has now been re-released on 4K Blu-ray. The final 3 titles (GotG v1, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man) are set to release on 4K alongside Far From Home on Oct. 1st. Disney may be planning new 4K sets of the first three phases that would render the originals obsolete.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:48 AM

Speaking of which, has there been any news at all of a full Phase 3 box set to go with the fancy props-included P1 and P2 ones? It's starting to feel a little late to announce one.

 

Waiting for it too.  IIRC the Phase 2 set was announced pretty late in the year when it came out.  They are likely waiting for for Spiderman FFH to be released before they announce it.



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Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:26 AM

From what I've seen on Amazon there are. 

https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B075YLXYMS

 

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:46 PM

So after months of owning Endgame, and making plan to do so but having them fall through, tonight the kids and I ordered Chipotle from Door Dash, sat down, and watched Infinity War and Endgame back to back.

Even though Ive watched many of the scenes in Instagram since April several times, man, was it still a fun trip and just as powerful as it was in the theater.
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Posted 02 November 2019 - 12:04 AM

How did your family take the ash-ing ending?

Since you saw it back to back, I feel like the impact wasn't there because you guys didn't have to wait a year to know what happened next?

(Oh, you still need to watch Far from Home to get some of the Snap aftermath)

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 12:10 AM

I wish they would make an extended cut that combined both movies along with both mid-credits scenes from Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel (since those two mid-credits scenes contain elements that are vital to Endgame's story) spliced into appropriate placements.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 12:27 AM

 Snap aftermath

 

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ive spent too much time watching thews reviews...


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Posted 02 November 2019 - 05:39 AM

 

 Snap aftermath

 

snaptermath

 

ive spent too much time watching thews reviews...

 

 

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 06:20 AM

I don't mind it being called the Blip because in universe that's what it was. The global population weren't there to see Thanos snap his fingers in Wakanda, we were. To them it was tons of people vanishing and being told it was Thanos doing later.

 

At worst, it's kind of a callous name for something so major. But then my country is wrecking itself with a project that sounds like a shit breakfast cereal, so hey...



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:25 AM

Glad they never used the name "decimation" in the films. That's a terrible name for it. Further invalidates what the comics tried to do outside the films.

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:42 AM

How did your family take the ash-ing ending?

Since you saw it back to back, I feel like the impact wasn't there because you guys didn't have to wait a year to know what happened next?

(Oh, you still need to watch Far from Home to get some of the Snap aftermath)


Weve already seen both films previously. We even watched IW a day or two before we saw EG in theaters. I just wanted to do it in one epic night of binge watching.

The snap is still powerful, but I thought the exact thing about the CM and AM&tW needing to be seen in between both movies. Otherwise Tonys rescue feels out of place and Scotts reappearance just becomes a bit random.
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:50 PM

watched a youtube video about endgame last night and they pointed out a couple things i hadnt noticed in my 10 or so viewings. during the opening logo montage, everyone that got snapped has been removed. and when the main theme kicks in after they decide to go get thanos, apparently half the orchestra isnt playing cause they got snapped too


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