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@  -LittleAutob... : (01 June 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Ha! Talk about getting away with something!

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 June 2020 - 09:08 AM)

Carnivac was still an evil Decepticon at heart, and no one shot him in the back for it.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 06:52 PM)

*stares at the light switch* .... I see what you did there

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 May 2020 - 01:40 PM)

*hands llittleautobot1218 a light switch* There you go.

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:53 AM)

I feel a need to lighten up the mood.... ;)

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 May 2020 - 10:38 AM)

:p

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 May 2020 - 02:14 AM)

Shockwave did it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (30 May 2020 - 12:21 AM)

I'm not in the US and at least some of the episodes seem to work for me. I don't know the actual list of places it's available, though.

@  Shockwave 75 : (29 May 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Unfortunately It seems Cyberverse is only available in the US on YouTube.

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 May 2020 - 09:19 AM)

Yes, and its ongoing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (29 May 2020 - 01:05 AM)

Cyberverse is already officially uploaded to YouTube.

@  fourteenwings : (29 May 2020 - 12:36 AM)

Spin Master is abridging current episodes of Bakugan Armored Alliance and posting the result on YouTube. Maybe Hasbro does that someday too.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 10:59 PM)

I see... :/

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 08:14 PM)

Within the US anyway. Those channels aren't easy or cheap to access in other countries, and their website often region lock content. Tubi is the only good thing on that list: largely identical (but not perfectly so. Damnit. I wanna watch COPS.) country to country and free.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:24 PM)

So yeah, Hasbro is using plenty of venues to spread exposure of their brands

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Starz currently licenses Transformers G1 and the GI Joe movie (as well as MLP specials). Netflix has more current series available.

@  Nevermore : (28 May 2020 - 07:21 PM)

Study shows: Holders of the title "world's oldest person" have a severely increased risk of dying.

@  Steevy Maximus : (28 May 2020 - 07:18 PM)

Tubi TV and Youtube both host various Hasbro cartoons. Both are freely accessed and ad supported. Any basic TV package (barring straight antenna) includes channels like USA Network, SyFy and FX, all of which regularly air the films from Transformers and GI Joe.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 06:18 PM)

I dunno what to tell you, media might be changing slowly, but at least it's still accessible. Even the folks that DON'T get one of the streaming services can watch it on the company website. It's a vehicle for the toy line after all, they need to make an effort to make it as consumable as possible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Well. Thats said, then.... I guess... :doh

@  wonko the sane? : (28 May 2020 - 04:13 PM)

As long as the the cartoons are profitable, then they'll make more. The media it's shown on is completely irrelevant. I say that as a guy whose earliest surviving memory is a big red truck turning into a big red robot.

@  ZakuConvoy : (28 May 2020 - 03:06 PM)

Might be the end of an era. With the rise of streaming, who knows if Transformers will ever be on broadcast TV again.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 May 2020 - 11:46 AM)

3 seasons on a show is usually enough... but yeah ;-;

@  Roddie Luver : (27 May 2020 - 09:37 PM)

I’m also sad Cyberverse has no season four.

@  Paladin : (26 May 2020 - 08:10 PM)

it's too hugging hot today.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -LittleAutob... : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -LittleAutob... : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!


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#101 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:06 PM

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I didn't realize they were fake until I saw it mentioned in a forum.


... and you had your eyes open during the movie?
Yep.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:12 PM

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Each Indiana Jones movie deals with religion.
1. Judaism
2. Hinduism
3. Christianity
4. ALIENS... er, um... I guess, Scientology?

To be fair, it was made quite clear in the movie that the skulls WERE a religious artifact, at least to certain South American tribes.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:24 PM

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im not sure why so many people are complaining about aliens and such... if you want realistic treasure hunting go watch national treasure, eh?


maybe because it clashes with the first 3? If I wanted jive, I would have watched it...oh wait, I did.


Remember when in the first film, the Ark of the Covenant opened up, and all these angels swarmed around from heaven, and then they turned into demons, and then they melted everyone, and then everything got sucked up into heaven, and then the lid fell back down and landed on the Ark just right?

Remember when in the second film, they ripped out the guy's heart, and it was still beating in the other guy's hand, and the guy stayed alive as they lowered him into the volcano?

Remember when in the third film, they found magic water that only works the right way if you drink it from the right magic cup?

Realism!

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:52 AM

Yeah, Lucas' influence really drug the movie down.

a high-speed minecart race through tons of tunnels, followed by gushing water?, gimme a break....

oh wait, uhm yeah.

you got problems with the Tarzan scene, and your problems aren't with this movie, they're just problems.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:03 AM

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The Lucas Touch wasn't just the CGI, it was the horrible sci-fi plot.


Well Jurassic Park was done by Spielberg, and cloning dinosaurs seemed pretty 'sci-fi' at the time. So does using a delorean to travel through time, or having an Alien just want to 'phone home'

How can we be sure the sci fi touch was all Lucas?


Early reports said that Lucas wanted the film to be called "Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars".

I'm not kidding.

it took a lot of struggling from Spielberg to get a script they could both agree on, and even MORE struggling to get Ford on board.


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Posted 27 May 2008 - 01:09 AM

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It's like it was bad on purpose.


Clearly you don't understand the meaning of "B-Movie".

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:40 AM

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im not sure why so many people are complaining about aliens and such... if you want realistic treasure hunting go watch national treasure, eh?


maybe because it clashes with the first 3? If I wanted jive, I would have watched it...oh wait, I did.


Remember when in the first film, the Ark of the Covenant opened up, and all these angels swarmed around from heaven, and then they turned into demons, and then they melted everyone, and then everything got sucked up into heaven, and then the lid fell back down and landed on the Ark just right?

Remember when in the second film, they ripped out the guy's heart, and it was still beating in the other guy's hand, and the guy stayed alive as they lowered him into the volcano?

Remember when in the third film, they found magic water that only works the right way if you drink it from the right magic cup?

Realism!


Yeah well, that's all Judeo/Christian realism, not that South American hoo-doo like the fourth film! ;) icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:27 AM

Rather than try to tag all the spoilers in my review, I'm just going to put the whole thing in tags except for the last paragraph.

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Okay, so let me start off by saying that I went into this movie with only two spoilers, Marian was going to return and that Mutt was their son. These things were spoiled for me a long time ago. One of them was spoiled by Lucas and Spielberg themselves at a G4 video press conference at Comic con, the other by a radio DJ a few months back. Had I no idea that Marion would be returning, then that would have made that scene a 100 times better than it was. I had no idea about the Russians, Cate Blanchet, or the inter-dimensional aliens. Personally, I enjoyed the film. I thought that the plot was lacking some serious development, but other than that, I enjoyed it.

Let me start off by saying that Mac’s character was the worst part of this film. I seriously felt no connection to him and I felt that he dragged down the film. Who cares about this guy? He is introduced and 5 minutes later, we find out that he is a traitor, and then the rest of the film, he sort of limps along until the end where his greed makes him have his very predictable clich? death. Seriously, edit this film and remove him from it entirely, and the picture would be a lot better for it. It like he is a last minute replacement for Brody, whose actor passed away in 1992 due to AIDS, or Henry Jones Sr, whose actor(Sean Connery) refuses to do acting work anymore thanks to Bay’s film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, or Sallah's character.

Okay, now for Russians. They make decent Nazi replacements, although they really aren’t handled well at all. Basically, they just have them be no named villains that show up and shoot people and take the loot. Only two of them have any personality at all, and for most of the film, they are just cannon fodder. I felt that they could have done better humanizing the Russians like they did the Nazi troops.

Mutt’s character was okay. Shia, however, really looks too boyish still to be an action star and that takes away a little from the character. I am hopeful that this will change for the next film, especially if the rumors are true that he will be the main star the next time, with Harrison being the guest star. Harrison still looks and acts the part of Indiana. Age hasn’t slowed him down that much, although, it is quite apparent that he has aged over the last 19 years.

The opening scene was good, but they really should have just started off with them pulling into the military base, as the race scene was rather pointless, other than to give George an excuse to have some American Graffiti styled scenes. The warehouse scene was good other than Mac’s character, which will now be shortened to OTMC for future reference. The whip swinging was great and the fist fights were classic. The Rocket sled was great and was classic Indy humor. The Ark cameo was great too.

The test town explosion was a tad bit too much to believe, and it popped my bubble of suspension of disbelief. Not to say that they didn’t have Test Towns then, but the fact that he survived a nuclear explosion at close to Ground Zero by getting inside of a lead lined refrigerator. First off, the fridge would be incinerated just like the walls of the houses. Secondly, the fridge would not protect him from the extreme amount of radiation, lined with lead or not. Thirdly, the force of the fridge landing alone would be enough to break every bone in his body, never mind the force of it launching or impacting into other objects.

I really didn’t like that the FBI had Indy fired from the university, as it really was quite pointless and stupid. Anyone with his record should have been above reproach or suspicion. This whole suspicion is dropped after this scene and the FBI are just forgotten, so why is this even there?

Moving to Mutt’s appearance at the train station, the subsequent chase scene was probably the best action scene of the film. The library part was quite hilarious, especially in the use of the standard scream. This brings us to one of the negative points in the film, the archeology. In the past, this was always a big thing for them. It’s what makes Indy different from the other action heroes. In this film they sort of just skate right on through it. I was highly disappointed with the fact that no one ever fond the conquistadors until Ox found them, but then Indy, without a map to the site, can find them in the dark, and get past the teenage locals with dart guns, find the Crystal Skull, and yet manage to get caught by Mac and the Russians.

The following interrogation scene was ridiculous. The best part about it was that Mac got his nose broken. Seeing John Hurt playing a delirious Ox was funny, but it wore out and got old pretty quickly. The following scene where Marion shows up is great, as is the escape scene where he finds out that Mutt is his kid. I must admit that I loved it when he switched into father mode. The use of a snake as a rope, and them having to call it a rope was just beyond awesome. The subsequent truck ride through the Amazon jungle was great as well with them actually having some great dialog. OTMC, the action scene that followed was great, until the part where Mutt starts swinging on vines like Tarzan to catch up with the vehicles that he got knocked off of. That kind of thing was another bubble popper. The “Big Damn Ants” were actually kind of neat and seeing them drag the Russian guy into the colony was creepy. The three waterfalls that followed that scene really were very difficult to believe that they could endure.

The City of gold was quite disappointing itself, as you are expecting a city of gold not stone, but the alien parts were quite interesting to me. Having an early civilization advanced by aliens is a neat idea, and fits in perfectly with the 50’s Sci Fi genre they seemed to be going for, that being said, I think that their execution of it. I don’t see that it is that big of a jump between the Supernatural plots of the past three films, such as the Ark of the Covenant, which can slay entire armies with God’s Wrath, or the Stones that seem to imbue life to entire regions of land and give people tremendous magical abilities, or the Holy Grail, a cup that gives the drinker long life(immortal if the drinker stays in the temple) and heals wounds. Compared to those, aliens aren’t that big of a change from the norm.

The whole Mac not being a double agent was lame and really shouldn’t have been there. A better way to have handled it would have been if the Russians knew he was a double agent and had planted one of those tracking devices on him. Mac’s death was quite predictable and really was just a rip off of the film The Mummy. The Head Russian’s death was great, but it seemed too predictable as well. OTMC, I thought that they handled the spaceship scene very well, and seeing Ox return to normal was cool. Not too sure what the gift was that the Alien gave them, but I loved the line after they left where Indy says his dad is smiling somewhere due to Indy having to deal with his son like Indy was to his dad.

The wedding scene was great and Mutt almost getting to put on the hat was awesome. Sort of like how the torch isn’t passed yet. It’s good to see Indiana finally end up with the girl that he should have had in the first place.


Overall, I did enjoy the film. Despite it’s faults, I’d still place it above Temple of Doom if I were to order the four films in order of which were best, but it isn’t anywhere near the level of Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Last Crusade. I’d give this film a 4 out of 5. If you like the other films, you will want to see this one too.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:10 AM

One thing that bugged me was the use of the "magnetic" properties of the skull/skeleton.

In the interogation scene, when the skull is carried to be put in front of Indy, the lamp swings toward it. But, it is this very attention to detail that makes it annoying. If that lamp were doing that, just about every single tiny bit of metal (and yes, it seems to have been more than just iron) would have been heading to it. Instead, they just picked which items would be attracted to the skull and which wouldn't. This occurs any time the skull appears. I was fully expecting a scene where the Russians would have the skull with them, then fire their guns at Indy/Mac/et al, and have the bullets swing back to them. However, it didn't.

I can get by the "it's only magnetic when uncovered" bit, since it *is* an artifact. However, that doesn't explain why the first skeleton was magnetic when completely sealed in the crate.

On the whole, however, I enjoyed the film. It's just a story.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:56 AM

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It's like it was bad on purpose.


Clearly you don't understand the meaning of "B-Movie".

Apparently not, since I thought it meant a budget movie, and this movie cost 185 million dollars.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:28 PM

Indy being harrassed by the Feds and subsequent difficulties is not far from realistic. It didn't take much to lose most eveything during the crazy Red Scare days if someone got the wrong idea.
 
 
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

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It's like it was bad on purpose.


Clearly you don't understand the meaning of "B-Movie".

Apparently not, since I thought it meant a budget movie, and this movie cost 185 million dollars.

Then I'll give you another couple of words: "Pulp adventure." Usually goes hand in hand with "B-movie".

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It's like it was bad on purpose.


Clearly you don't understand the meaning of "B-Movie".

Apparently not, since I thought it meant a budget movie, and this movie cost 185 million dollars.

Then I'll give you another couple of words: "Pulp adventure." Usually goes hand in hand with "B-movie".


I'll give you another couple of words. Butt. And boobs. I'd just like to say that again, boobs.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:06 PM

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It's like it was bad on purpose.


Clearly you don't understand the meaning of "B-Movie".

Apparently not, since I thought it meant a budget movie, and this movie cost 185 million dollars.

Then I'll give you another couple of words: "Pulp adventure." Usually goes hand in hand with "B-movie".

Sure, but it's the furthest thing from a budget movie. I'm sorry if I expected something in the same ball park as the quality of the first 3 movies. Apparently because something's a throwback we're supposed to accept it being horrible.