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Old 2006-06-29, 06:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Transformers movie teaser discussion | IMPORTANT: DO NOT POST LINKS!

Aaaaand the whole disclaimer has become obsolete.

Teaser's officially up.

http://www.transformersmovie.com/

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Direct downloads...

http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum...opic.php?t=718
 

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Old 2006-06-29, 09:08 PM   #2
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Hm.. teaser isn't really going to be a comment on the movie, so I'll keep the comments to the teaser itself.

Spoilers? Well, not really.

Well, start off, the premise given in the teaser is... well, okay, this is a fictional universe, but there's a lot of 'real world' terms used. We have a European rocket mission, on a US rocket, sending a lander probe which isn't a roller, that turns into a roller, that finds something odd - so the US Government classifies the European mission and claims that the probe crashed?

The trailer spends a LOT of time building up the 'government classified our warning' scene before 'showing' a weakly CGI Megatron attacking the probe. I suppose it's trying to build up tension, but it doesn't really work here. It shows too little, actually.

Another oddity is how Micheal Bay makes it a point to have his name as the apparent sub-title. Is this really a selling point? I don't see a ****-load of people saying "Man! The guy who did Catwoman?! COOL!"

That out of the way, the visuals only looked bad on the CGI Megatron which was undetailed and deliberately vauge. It also tends to lend to the 'Judge Dredd Robot' that some leaked images and the Bumblebee 'Model' seem to follow.

Why doesn't this really impact the movie?

Well, it's a lot better of a trailer than Spiderman's god-awful original trailer. It's a teaser, so it's really to drum up interest and get the name out, and it will do that.

But I'm not sure that the teaser is that effective - "Look, another sci-fi invasion show with a government conspiracy" has been done to death (even the comics have had no less than four major story-arcs with this concept in the past three years), and that probably wouldn't have been the angle I would have gone with to drum up interest.
 
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Old 2006-06-29, 09:24 PM   #3
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well said

my thoughts exactly


looks to be just another sci-fi "aliens invade/govt. cover-up" movie

i think the only thing that will drum up interest is the TF text at the end
people will be like "oh! transformers! arent those those plastic toys i used to have when i was 5? weird!"
 


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Old 2006-06-29, 09:26 PM   #4
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Another oddity is how Micheal Bay makes it a point to have his name as the apparent sub-title. Is this really a selling point? I don't see a ****-load of people saying "Man! The guy who did Catwoman?! COOL!"
Unless Bay went by the alias of Pitof when directing "Catwoman", not many people will think that actually.
 

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Old 2006-06-29, 09:30 PM   #5
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Sorry, it's part of the other staff that's Catwoman (production, explicitly). Micheal Bay brought us "Pearl Harbor", "The Rock", and "Bad Boys" 1 and 2. His only 'hit', to date, is "Armageddon".
 
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Old 2006-06-29, 09:30 PM   #6
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The page isn't responding for me at all right now.

EDIT - Now it's loading, but the announcement won't load. Is anyone else having the same problem using Firefox?
 
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Old 2006-06-29, 09:40 PM   #7
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The page isn't responding for me at all right now.

EDIT - Now it's loading, but the announcement won't load. Is anyone else having the same problem using Firefox?
That's because the entire internet is currently trying to access it at once.

Here's some direct download sources:

http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum...opic.php?t=718
 

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Old 2006-06-29, 09:47 PM   #8
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Another oddity is how Micheal Bay makes it a point to have his name as the apparent sub-title. Is this really a selling point? I don't see a ****-load of people saying "Man! The guy who did Catwoman?! COOL!"
Michael Bay, although not nearly the best director in the world, will put asses in the seats because makes big movies that sell popcorn. He'll be a draw for the part of the population that isn't a slobbering Transformers fan.

The Catwoman guy, John Rogers, didn't do anything critical on this movie. Just the screenplay. It's not like that sort of thing has ever made a movie suck. It's not like he's the guy who wrote The Core. I mean, there's a steaming pile of... oh... wait...
 

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Old 2006-06-29, 10:05 PM   #9
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Yeah, still not liking these character designs. Looks like a bunch of exposed pipes in a roughly humanoid form.
 
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Old 2006-06-29, 10:14 PM   #10
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Well i guess you can say that is a "Pre earth mode" or so i hope.
 

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Old 2006-06-29, 10:16 PM   #11
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Yeah, still not liking these character designs. Looks like a bunch of exposed pipes in a roughly humanoid form.


 

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Old 2006-06-29, 10:17 PM   #12
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I never made the connection!

Thank you Mister Obvious, you're a lifesaver!

Seriously, though, the Bionicles aren't that far off of what we've seen so far...
 
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Old 2006-06-29, 10:41 PM   #13
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What did everyone think about the trailor. Was it Megs or what? 7-4-7
 
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Old 2006-06-29, 10:45 PM   #14
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Oh man.
 

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Old 2006-06-30, 12:17 AM   #15
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The Bionicle poster thing
Oddly enough, already been done.



It's actually a pretty good movie, worth at least renting.
 

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Old 2006-06-30, 01:27 AM   #16
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I seem to be getting some sort of semi-animated movie poster and the site won't show me or let me do anything else. Am I having the same problem Auros is having?
 

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Old 2006-06-30, 02:33 AM   #17
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I seem to be getting some sort of semi-animated movie poster and the site won't show me or let me do anything else. Am I having the same problem Auros is having?
Check out the link Nevermore posted where you can download the trailer directly.
 
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Old 2006-06-30, 03:10 AM   #18
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Everything said before me is totally true.
But I gotta say, seeing it say TRANSFORMERS and stuff, that was pretty awesome.
 
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Old 2006-06-30, 05:27 AM   #19
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i guess we'll just have to wait and see
 

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Old 2006-06-30, 05:44 AM   #20
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i guess we'll just have to wait and see
Not a popular stance to take around here lately.
 
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