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@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN

@  PlutoniumBoss : (31 July 2020 - 03:04 PM)

Bueller? Bueller?

@  Jet : (31 July 2020 - 11:31 AM)

DONKEY!

@  Maximus Ambus : (31 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

Spanner

@  Xaaron : (31 July 2020 - 06:49 AM)

Jetstorm

@  Nevermore : (31 July 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Tankor

@  SG Roadbuster : (31 July 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Overrun

@  lastmaximal : (31 July 2020 - 01:33 AM)

Buckethead

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 07:15 PM)

Now I wonder how many Transformers we can name with the fewest possible different names.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:38 PM)

Ransack. That's like another 20 or so.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 July 2020 - 06:18 PM)

"Prowl". There, that's at least fifteen.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Or do you want people to spam the Squawkbox with lists of 100 characters?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Oky, just one question: If I were to say "Yes, I could", how could you be sure I'm not lying?

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:08 PM)

i don't go into people's threads that have no relevance to my interests just to be an ass by telling them that their comments and opinions are of no value just because they have no personal interest to me.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

i think one of us is misunderstanding what the squawkbox is actually for.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:06 PM)

and what is wrong with that? you respond to me to lessen your own boredom.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

I'm asking people if they think they could.

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:05 PM)

Or did you just think of another random question to lessen your boredom?

@  Nevermore : (30 July 2020 - 06:04 PM)

Is this a survey?

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Could you name 100 different Transformers without using the same name more than once, completely from memory?

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 July 2020 - 04:12 PM)

It's on Netflix, if you're playing the app off the TV just use search to find it. I thought it had been delayed but found it with the search option.

@  Bass X0 : (30 July 2020 - 04:09 PM)

Is WFC in the UK yet?

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

I sped the WFC trailers up on Youtube (1.25) and it actually helps.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 July 2020 - 02:40 AM)

Never occured to me the Headmaster juniors were kids because their head toys were smaller then the engine Godmasters.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 July 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Misery loves company. Now it's just easier to find.

@  Telly : (29 July 2020 - 02:31 PM)

"becoming" obvious? its been obvious for years and years. its just more noticeable now thanks to social media

@  wonko the sane? : (29 July 2020 - 01:51 PM)

It's becoming readily obvious that there's a lot of people in the world whom are fundamentally unhappy and intent on making as many people as possible just like them.

@  repowers : (29 July 2020 - 07:46 AM)

Turns out he wants you to have an UNhappy day! HAHAHA! Such villainy!

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 July 2020 - 04:56 AM)

Questioning them just makes them shout the same thing but louder until any reasonable person walks away in disgust. Then they claim that they won. There's nothing to analyze, it's just bullying.

@  Nevermore : (29 July 2020 - 04:26 AM)

Especially since the words by our chancelor he was referring to ("I wish you a happy...") are pretty common.

@  Nevermore : (29 July 2020 - 04:26 AM)

That "subliminal reverse speech" thing is particularly baffling. Does that mean anyone repeating those exact same words is inserting the same reverse speech by default? Or how does that work?


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#41 ultra magnus13

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:02 AM

Oh! You guys, we forgot to ask a really important question.
 
 
 
 
.....Is Will Smith going to do a Genie rap? 8D


When Jafar wishes to be a genie, genie Jafar better be played by Shaq, and he better have a rap off.
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#42 unluckiness

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:12 AM

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Now this is a story that's a revamp

About how I got into a lamp

Now hang on a minute, look at my blue face,

And I'll tell you how I got phenomenal cosmic power with itty bitty living space   


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#43 Superomegaprime

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:20 PM

I have little problems with voice ingards to Genie but that look, its what driving me away, its horrible, extremely horrible, if they simply gone and recreated the original Genie face and then use Will Smith human form on set and use that "phenomenal cosmic power" to take on human appearance, it be much better, I mean Jafar in the sequel film to the original animated film went from his giant red monsterous look to his more normal form, that sort of thing would solve everything wrong with that look!


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

You say "Dudes from La La Land" as if Pasek and Paul aren't as close to an EGOT as Menken and Dear Evan Hansen isn't the hottest show that isn't Hamilton

 

Jeez, I didn't know La La Land had lyrics by Pasek and Paul. I retract my concern. 

 

I find it difficult to believe that the songs in La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen were touched by the same people, but - learn somethin' new every day. 


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:19 AM


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:23 AM

Well... that certainly looks better.

 

Jafar still doesn't sound menacing enough - and Genie rapping Friend Like Me is never going to be right - but beyond that: better.


 
 
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:30 AM

Credit where credit is due, the prince semantics joke is actually extremely clever considering Djinn were considered natural tricksters and their "wishes" came with some vicious cavets.

 

But that's also about the only original thing I saw in the trailer (Outside what looks like a enlarged Iago chasing Aladdin). The problem the movie is having for me is it's not convincing me there's any reason to watch it when I can watch the animated version whenever I want.



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

-ZacWilliam, But hey I felt that about all the live action remakes so far and I guess they make money cause they havn't stopped. Shrug.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:32 AM

It doesn't help that the animators from the original movie don't get ANY kind of royalties from this remake thanks to contract loopholes.

 

https://www.cartoonb...ake-165286.html

 

 

Walt's been dead 53 years and he's still finding ways to swipe at the unions.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

Yeah, I'll echo the sentiment of this looking "better" and the prince wish thing being funny (I do, though, also like the part where Jafar confides in Aladdin about the Cave of Wonders as though he was a friendly, trustworthy man, which echos how the African Magician from the original 1001 Nights version of the story pretended to be Aladdin's long lost uncle in order to trick him into getting the magic lamp for him), but it's still not enough of its own thing to make itself stand apart from the original.

 

As much as I love the original and its songs, the reuse of the same songs for this movie is likely to make this movie fall into the same trap as Beauty and the Beast, being stuck in a rut that prevents the live action version from truly being its own piece that doesn't need to rely on the materials of the original in order to thrive on its own.

 

  • I liked Cinderella for having as much uniqueness from the original animated version as it did while still maintaining the core components of the classic story.
  • The Jungle Book could have been better if it just had more consistent writing.
  • Christopher Robin was itself an original story altogether, and benefited from it.
  • I didn't bother seeing Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland, or Alice Through the Looking Glass, because all three of them looked awful, but from what I've looked up about those three, it sounds to me like their biggest issues were that they each changed too much of the classic story itself, going in the extreme opposite direction from how Beauty and the Beast deviated too little from the animated one and that what few changes it did make were either nonsensical or just pointless.
  • I also haven't seen Pete's Dragon either since I've still never seen the original, so I really can't say anything about that one.
  • And it's been forever since I last saw either 101 Dalmatians or 102 Dalmatians, so I barely remember either and can't really say anything about them.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:18 PM

Well it seems like it might be enjoyable, at least. And they've got some good stuff going on with Will Smith's Genie. Thankfully they don't seem to be trying to make him do Robin Williams, which is what I was worried about the most.

 

I could watch this. Maybe. Won't be anywhere as good as the original, but that seems to be the trend with these remakes.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

Having seen the trailer, it has changed my mind about the film, a bit, I hope the blue Genie is kept to a small amount, it looks ok but I think this will work better with Will Smith looking like a normal human and take the character of Genie and make it his own without trying to seriously mimic Robin Williams (RIP), I can see this film making some desent numbers when it hits cinemas later this year, if anything, it looks better than Dumbo, but one thing hasn't really changed in my mind, is I think the biggest of the three live action remakes will be Lion King. I'll remain open minded about this film, thou I don't plan to see it in cinemas, I will be looking for geniune reviews of the film, can't trust Rotten Tomatos anymore, there is a lot of shady buiness going on in regards to reviews posted for a certain comic book movie.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:39 PM

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:50 PM

Apparently people don't have enough joy in their hearts nowadays to love more than one thing at a time. Binary love.


Yep.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:44 PM


It's fine to like two things, but you have to actually sell me Thing 2 as having something special and fun enough aside from just being a copy of Thing 1. I already have Thing 1 and I don't need to spend a bunch of money to see a slightly inferior copy.

-ZacWilliam, so far this has not done that.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:59 PM

And that's fine.

 

Personally I think unless something about the movie had made me actively angry to a "don't support this with ticket sales" degree, I'd be lining up to see this kind of thing out of morbid curiosity if nothing else. 

 

As it is, these live action remakes are no worse than the Broadway adaptations. Indeed they're much better, because they're much easier to see. Do people complain about the Broadway adaptations being unnecessary bastardisations? I don't know. 


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:10 AM


I think being a live in a theater experence, especially a well done play or broadway musical is enough of a "something new and special" for most folks to not mind. Seeing a play or musical performed on stage is a pretty big difference from watching a movie.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

 

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

 

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Trying to think of a good analogy to explain, but coming up blank. So I can say this for myself on the subject:

 

I harbor no ill will towards this film. Nor do I particularly care if it succeeds (It will). Beyond the single wish specification gag (Which really was quite good) everything's pretty much beat for beat with how it was in the animated feature...which I can watch now.

 

Example:

 

 

See what this mash up did was make me want to go watch the animated film. The live action trailer made me want to go watch the animated film. The trailer didn't do for me what it was supposed to, because ultimately it's so close to the source material as to be irrelevant. Which isn't so bad as like say Total Recall, which diverged so far from what made the original work that it killed my interest from the trailers alone.

 

Happy mediums. Modern Death Race 2000 was a good one. The original is a shlock camp classic. I can enjoy both, because both are clearly being their own thing while the modern makes nods to the original. This film might do more of its own thing - honestly I think it was a mistake to make the big musical push of the trailer "A Whole New World" and not Will Smith's take on "Never Had A Friend Like Me". Sure it's still a same song from the original, but it was a new take. The problem is the trailer isn't pushing the new takes, it's pushing the nostalgia button.

 

And I've got a vehement reaction to having my nostalgia button pushed. Maybe I've just gotten old and cynical, but I don't like it when I KNOW I'm being marketed towards. (Only exception to that rule would probably be if someone finally brought back Dino Riders. But hey, we all have that one we'll willingly spread our wallets for)



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

How about this:

The remake doesn't do enough to convince you that going to see it would be better than just popping the Blue-Ray into the home theater and watching that again in the comfort of your own home.

 

That sounds about like what I'm hearing, which is a completely reasonable way to think.  Why watch the remake if it doesn't do enough better/different to the original?


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

Thank you. That is much more succinct and to the point.





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