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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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#161 Paladin

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:11 PM

so, good news- Taika Waititi is coming back for another Thor movie.

 

https://www.hollywoo...-thor-4-1224464

 

 

...they're gonna call the damn thing "TH4R," aren't they...


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:25 PM

I hope so.

Ironbite-they're also putting Akira on pause so it's all good news today

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 01:38 PM

Interesting that out of the big three, he is the one to (officially) get a 4th movie. 

 

Especially since Thor 1 and 2 are near the bottom of my favorite MCU list. (3 is in the top 5)

 

Then again, as far as the MCU movies go, a bottom-tier MCU movie is better than most movies I go see (and is still above Dawn of Justice and Justice League)


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:24 PM

i think everyone loving ragnarok as much as they did really helped 4 get a greenlight. had it performed the same as the others, it probly wouldnt even get considered


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:27 AM

I mean, the Mandarin is basically Fu Manchu, and Fu Manchu was originally Shang-Chi's dad...

 

Ooh, I like that, Nicely gets around having to pay to use the Fu Manchu name, and rehabilitates an element from Phase 1 that had kind of been cast aside.

 

I'm gonna be annoyed now if that's not what happens.


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:13 AM

I'm still miffed that Venom surpassed Ragnarok.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:02 PM

5.7 million to go!!


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:07 AM

Woohoo! But is second Endgame still in theaters? Lion King (sorry Happy, it's not that nice) is taking up cinema slots.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:27 PM

We still might get Iron Man 4, even if Tony Stark isn't in it.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:04 PM

We still might get Iron Man 4, even if Tony Stark isn't in it.

We just did. :p


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:17 PM

I mean I liked the movie buuuuut yeah. pretty much could be listed as an iron man film as well.



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 07:57 PM

I mean, the Mandarin is basically Fu Manchu, and Fu Manchu was originally Shang-Chi's dad...

 
Ooh, I like that, Nicely gets around having to pay to use the Fu Manchu name, and rehabilitates an element from Phase 1 that had kind of been cast aside.
 
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

https://twitter.com/...755889440530437

 

So this is Phase 4 - Kevin Feige, who also touts #BlackPanther2, #GuardiansoftheGalaxy3, #FantasticFour, #Mutants, #CaptainMarvel2 as coming soon

 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:11 PM

so best to wait til fall/winter to sign up for disney plus, when everything is available at once. and then die from marvel overload


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:45 PM

Kinda hoping they are still workshopping that name for Strange 2. I mean it works for the character and does get the Multiverse angle into play some more but not sure that's a title that's going to grab the general populace.



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:00 PM

If they’re not beyond that concern at this point, I wouldn’t know what to tell them.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:24 AM

Holy forking shirt Batman Marvel just dropped the hammer down

 

Fantastic Four.. Blade ...thats quite the line up


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 05:19 AM

I am...underwhelmed. I mean, I'm getting Disney+ anyway so I'm obviously hyped for those shows (WandaVision specifically), but the movie offerings? Nothing is grabbing me at all. Looks like Endgame will remain my "get off" point.



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Posted 21 July 2019 - 05:23 AM

Fantastic 4

GotG3

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all also appearing in phase 4.

 

Well, I was out. And they pulled me right back in!


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:37 AM


Still don't care much about Black Widow but Task Master and Sherif Hopper as maybe Red Gaurdian (hope there is a costume) have me at least slightly more interested.

Eternals has the potential to be amazing. I want to know who the rest of the cast is playing though, Darn it. Surprised they're including Gilgamesh, who hasn't been important in anything for a long long time.

Shang-Chi on his own I could go either way on alone but Shang-Chi vs the Ten Rings of the Mandarin I am 100% interested in. That should be fun.

My wife was pulling hard for Dr Strange 2 and I honestly wasn't expecting to get it. I could see that title (which I like, it's fun and pulpy) suggesting Nightmare or something Lovecraftian like Shuma Gorath either of which (or both) would be cool. Wanda being there makes sense too. I was expecting them to maybe intro Clea... but maybe not?

And of course Thor 4 has the most fun metal name and logo. I love the idea of their doing Jane Foster Thor (I mean I was pulling for Beta Ray Bill but this is good too). I kinda wish they'd recast Jane honestly though just cause Portman has always seemed very serious and not much fun and Thor 3 was so fun, but hey if anyone can pull it out of her I think it's likely this director so...

And Blade is Blade. I wonder if knowing this was coming is why he ended up on Aaron's Avengers team or if that was coincidence...

The shows all sound like must watch for me too, though I wish they were happening sooner.

-ZacWilliam, I'm very happy with all of this. There's definitely other things I'd like to see Marvel Film wise too but this is a cool, solid two years of fun here.
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