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@  Bass X0 : (05 June 2020 - 05:39 AM)

"I know I can't catch you.... but I can... trap you...!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 June 2020 - 11:51 PM)

They dubbed reaction shots and running scenes in the first two UT shows with "huh?" and grunts. very annoying.

@  Sabrblade : (04 June 2020 - 06:10 PM)

Watch it in Japanese with English subs. Karyuudo did all that work for us so that we could. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (04 June 2020 - 06:08 PM)

I tried... but it just wasn't that good. The comics were better.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 June 2020 - 04:07 PM)

I didn't even watch Armada when it originally aired.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 June 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Anyone watch Armada anymore ._.

@  JRSBill : (03 June 2020 - 01:06 PM)

bain

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 June 2020 - 04:14 AM)

UBI is coming.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

I can just HEAR his screechy G1 voice saying that....

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 09:30 PM)

*Dies laughing* XDDDDDD

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 June 2020 - 07:01 PM)

Megatron's coupon has failed! Now I, Starscream, shall speak to your manager!

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:39 PM)

(i just want to make jokes excuse my doing)

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 June 2020 - 06:38 PM)

ITS STARSCREAM.... AND HIS CLONES

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

And there was no one there when I started!

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 June 2020 - 06:31 PM)

I swear, I'm in line to use a coupon, there is something wrong with said coupon, and suddenly I'm holding up a line of 3 or 4 people

@  -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


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#801 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

So, yeah, I am back from Adult Mutant Brawler Ogres! Saw it with my half-brother and his girlfriend.They enjoyed it as an action movie, but not as a TMNT movie - and they still find the designs horrible. Me?  I wish I could say I hated it, but... nah. It was just a wasted 90 minutes of my life I am never getting back. It was so pointless and boring, and went by so fast, I barely noticed what happened.
 
In Transformers we had Sam and the human cast taking away the time from the CGI (and expensive to show) robots. Here... none of that, actually. The Turtles have just as much screentime as April. Therefore it is saddening that they still are very forgettable and boring, or sometimes just "trying too hard" levels of annoying.
 
The designs are still butt-ugly (though, Donnie and Leo are the most tolerable) - Raph looks like he was mutated from a whole different species, maybe a snapping turtle? Mikey has the face that will haunt your nightmares. Splinter has weird black orbs for eyes and a fu manchu, but he is not that bad when viewed from the side. Just wish they have kept his iconic robe color. Shredder... is Bayformers 2007 Megatron crossed with a Swiss Army knife and given some parts of a samurai armor. He, like all the designs, is too busy and detailed and hence, doesn't work well when viewed from afar.
 

The new origin is just... too much to take in. And that's in a movie about ninja humanoid reptiles with an attitude...

- April named the Turtles and Splinter when she was a kid

- They painted their bandana colors on their backs to mark them - and they adopted these colors
- April used to feed them pizza, that's why they like it
- April saves them from a fire when the lab burns down and his dad dies, and throws them in the sewer
- Splinter oddly, remembers all of this!
So yeah, Splinter is neither Hamato Yoshi, or his rat, and ... sit down for this - he learned karate from a book called "Ninjitsu in X easy steps". That he found in the sewer... Facepalm.
 
Back on Megan Fox, she switches between Shia Lebeuf annoying spaz attacks where she stupidly tries to explain the turtles to a distraught (an HUGE! what has she been eating?) Whoopi Goldberg, instead of 'yknow, showing her the photo she took that she shows Fichtner 2 minutes later... Or just running around with her mouth open and breathing heavily. She does a LOT of heavy breathing in this movie... dunno why. Is that a fetish? Her character is one-note and so bland you soon forget to even care for her safety.
Oh yeah, they added "Vern", her cameraman as a love interest, who is some weird mixture of Vernon and Burne played by Will Arnett. He is also one-note and has annoying habits, but he is at least not much in the movie.
 

The Turtles are... also one-note. Everyone spouts their catchphrase and acts like his stereotype - Donny is the nerd so he talks in technobabble and needlessly shows off his gadgets, Mike goofs around and (disturbingly) wants to bang April, Raph is angry and wants to leave the team but he is a softie inside, and Leo... Leo is just there, boringly. But, to be frank... we barely see them interact much. They have a lot of banter in battles, but it's one-note.
 

Oh yeah, battles... shakey-cam is so-so, but the action IS hard to follow. However, what annoyed me the most is that the Turtles are basically, bulletproof Ogres. They have super-strenght (they can throw a full container and topple a HUm-wee!), they shrug off machine gun fire, and they are built and move like a tank. Ninjas? Pffft. There is no stealth useage in the movie apart from the cargo container scenes. They jump around a lot, yes, but barely fight using their weapons, they just punch people and throw things.
Shredder, instead, was pretty awesome in fights - he moves very fast despite his size and really fights like a ninja or samurai. Splinter fights oddly, often punching and scratching like a real rat, and sometimes using his tail as it it was a prehensile whip.
The Foot... are boring. Just makes soldiers with guns and shock batons. At the end they are just locked into a warehouse and... that's that. The whole army, just locked out.
 
Fichtner / Sachs... I love the actor, and he is the high point of the movie, but he is totally unnecessary and is knocked out easily in the final fight. Shredder is a non-entity... he has no reason to hate Splinter here, and is just on a quest to ransom the city and make the Foot relevant again - despite, y'know, holding New York in his grip already. At least he is played by a japanese actor.
Oh, and yeah, Karai is in this too. Blink and you'll miss her. She has like, 5 lines and is utterly useless in a fight. No mention of being the Shredder's daughter, also. Then again, no normal human can fight these guys. They can punch through walls! They are super sentai turtles.
 

And much like in the 2007 Transformers, here too it's the human lead who kills the villain. Granted, they do a cop-out with the mutagen and indicate Shredder might come back...

 
Oh, and if you thought the turtles look disturbing here? Wait until you see them as youngsters in a flashback. The horror! Also, they were skinny... did Splinter feed them steroids or what?
 

All in all, rather boring movie. Raph gets the most character development, but all that only comes through in the last minute of the movie. If you want to watch a good TMNT movie, watch the 2007 one... or Turtles in Time. :)

 

 

Look at the Samurai mural on the wall when April is talking to Sachs. 

http://img1.wikia.no..._that_krang.jpg

 

Huh,.. interesting! Yeah I noticed that too and wanted him to move closer so I can get a better look. :) Might be a power suit in samurai style, indeed.

 

 

I noticed the credits showed Baxter Stockman. Where did I miss THAT in the movie? 

 

And where was the aforementioned allusion to Dimension X? 

 

So that was him then! Yeah, they show footage taken by kid April (because of course, what company working with dangerous alien mutagen won't allow a kid into the building with a camera to feed the lab animals?) - and where Fichtner and April's dad explain what they are doing, there is also an african-american scientist standing behind them. He has no lines, though, but I guess that was Baxter.


Edited by BB Shockwave, 04 September 2014 - 03:10 PM.


#802 Have a Pickle

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:25 PM

Ah, that explains Baxter then. Thanks.



#803 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:46 AM

Nailed it.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:49 AM

This movie is garbage. It has no reason to exist, absolutely none, and does nothing new with the characters that wasn't done infinitly better in the first film. I'm sorry, I know I'm on a Transformers forum where this is the standard operating procedure for its movie adaptations, but jeez people, develop some standards! People didn't accept "The Last Airbender" as a faithful adaptation of the Avatar series and neither should you just because its the only Turtles thing in theaters right now.

 

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#805 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

Finally got to see it on Tuesday. I enjoyed it well enough. Not my favorite version of Turtles, but I didn't hate it.

 

I did like how brisk it was, and that it pretty much kept up a good pace. That's probably AoE speaking to me, though.

 

Going to try to do a full review on PMO soon.

 

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

I enjoyed it. It wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better than any of the Transformers movies.

 

The April-centric origin, no thanks. Inevitably every new iteration will put its own stamp on the origin but this was just waaay too much.

 

I didn't have any issues with the Turtle designs. I'd been worried when we first saw them, but they really aren't that bad, although there is something vaguely unsettling about Mikey's face that made him much less appealing than his brothers. But Splinter! Oh my, so ugly. Not a fan.

 

I was pleasantly surprised by Fox's portrayal of April. It was... watchable. I didn't, y'know, hate her. I wish they hadn't gone with the reporter version, but I guess that's the one that most of the nostalgia centres around. :/

 

Hoping for Casey and Utroms in the sequel. And for Leo to demonstrate actual personality.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 03:27 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady



#808 Sabrblade

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:48 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady

 

There's already a thread for that.


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