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zigzagger
2009-05-15, 06:10 PM
This is the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Adaptation reaction and discussion thread. Written by Simon Furman with art duties by Jon-Davis Hunt, this 4-issue series is planned to be released weekly. Prepare to be spoiled.

The first issue is scheduled to arrive May 20th.

Preview pages are up for viewing @ comiccontiuum.com (http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0905/14/idwfirsts.htm).

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MeGrimlock
2009-06-01, 11:45 AM
About #1...
Story looks better than the previous movie, or at least it has potential.
We'll just have to wait for the actual movie, and then we see if the plot is really this decent, or instead if Simon Furman had to cut out all the silly/embarassing/useless filler scenes, just like Chris Mowry did when he rewrote TFTM07 in "Reign Of Starscream" #1.
(By the why, I'm not against humour, when it's done in witticism and paradoxes; I just don't like that kind of humour that for example makes fun of disadvantaged people).
Dialogues are strong and well-rounded, and they accompany the flow of the plot, instead of being redundant or explaining us things that we can already see by ourselves.
The storytelling is thick (this seems to have been Furman's curse, recently), but well structured: I wonder if the screenplay is really that good or... you know.
There's a lot of Furmanisms, here, and I like it. "...a Revelation", "...this Escalation", "this is not my war", "it never ends", "end of the road". Funny :D
Art is a bit unsure, especially when coming to human proportions.

Starfield
2009-06-07, 05:52 PM
There are a couple of very random panels in issue #1. Ravage and what looks like Bumblebee and Skids are on a boat with Skids falling off the side for no reason. Bumblebee and Skids are somewhere else at the time so I don't know if it is supposed to be a flashback or what. There aren't any wavy boarders on the panel or anything to indicate a break in time.

Any guesses?

MeGrimlock
2009-06-07, 07:43 PM
I think the artist got the characters wrong, there.
Or those are just Scout-sized Decepticons.

Ravage and his accomplices are looking for Megatron's remain. And in that panel, they have just located them.
You can see that they are diving, because in the next pages, Ravage and his accomplice Scalpel (this time the artist got him right) are on the oceanic floor, busy reviving Megatron.

These scenese takes place simultaneously to the ones featuring Optimus and Sam (in the upper half of the pages).

inflatable dalek
2009-06-23, 06:36 PM
Well, it flowed a little better than the first films adaptation (mainly because they only let Thumbs Milne draw one issue). However it did feel as if to make the whole thing fit in the page count they were ripping pages out of the script at random, lots of pages don't seem to follow on from one another, characters make leaps and get knowledge with no clue as to how they got them and with the removal of most of the comedy stuff Mudflap, Skids, Simmons and Flatmate are basically turned into glorified extras. For a film as long and complicated as this it needed at least a 5th issue.

Probably the most interesting thing was the complete change in tone of the end of the Shanghai sequence, in the film Optimus is at his most John Wayne with the "Any last requests?" bit whilst the comic has him a much more reluctant executioner.

Interesting that the comic has 13 Prime's, a early script idea cut for practicality or Furman trying to keep the original idea alive (he might have still been hoping for the 13 mini series at this point). I'm going to bet the Alice in Wonderland bit was all Furman, he's based two Doctor Who stories he's done around that book and has admitted to being obsessed with it in the past.

Artwise though John Davis Hunt's work was lovely, after a shaky start where bad layout made it look as if Optimus was actually flying above Shanghai in truck mode like a plane. Neither artist seems to have known what Mowshower was going to look like though meaning he does a President Allen style change in appearance, ironic really considering he's named after thew actor playing him.

Drivaaar
2009-06-27, 11:58 AM
I'm going to bet the Alice in Wonderland bit was all Furman, he's based two Doctor Who stories he's done around that book and has admitted to being obsessed with it in the past.



No, the Alice bit was in the script and filmed - I was sent on-set photos fr colour reference. Quite amusingly, in between scenes. there were pics of the actress playing with Universe Sunstreaker and Prowl, both massively mis-transformed.

inflatable dalek
2009-06-27, 04:00 PM
No, the Alice bit was in the script and filmed - I was sent on-set photos fr colour reference. Quite amusingly, in between scenes. there were pics of the actress playing with Universe Sunstreaker and Prowl, both massively mis-transformed.

See, that's why people shouldn't listen to my mad theorising.

Xed51
2009-07-03, 02:24 PM
There's one thing I didn't understeand: Why does the fallen show up all of a sudden? Was he sealed in his sarcophagus? How was he freed? In the movie, it looks like he's free and he just sitted around doing nothing for 19.000 years.

Cliffjumper
2009-08-01, 07:22 AM
Christ, that was rubbish beyond words. If I hadn't seen the film several times, I would not have a ****ing clue what was going on. Yeh, a comic with more plot-holes than a Michael Bay film. Top marks to Furman for making the greatest action scene in Transformers history into standard IDW "pose and pontificate" shite too - I know it wouldn't transfer over to the printed page all that well, but surely a better solution than "Prime chats to Megatron, turns his back on him because obviously he has to look at Sam to talk to him, gets stabbed".

Catalyst Dragon
2009-08-04, 06:55 PM
Christ, that was rubbish beyond words. If I hadn't seen the film several times, I would not have a ****ing clue what was going on. Yeh, a comic with more plot-holes than a Michael Bay film. Top marks to Furman for making the greatest action scene in Transformers history into standard IDW "pose and pontificate" shite too - I know it wouldn't transfer over to the printed page all that well, but surely a better solution than "Prime chats to Megatron, turns his back on him because obviously he has to look at Sam to talk to him, gets stabbed".

Typically thiers not much you say that I agree with but I'm with you 100% on this. Utterly lame.