The Transformers Archive Skip to main content / Also skip section headers

[The Transformers Archive - an international fan site]
Please feel free to log in or register.

 
  • transformers toys
  • transformers comics
  • transformers cartoon
  • transformers live-action movies
  • transformers fandom
  • transformers forum

Go Back   TFARCHIVE > COMMUNITY > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2009-07-26, 05:26 AM   #1
*BARRAGE*
wait... he's still alive?
 
*BARRAGE*'s Avatar
 
Default modern vampires in the media

okay, haveing been eye raped by a date begging me to watch "twilight", i think vampires are getting lame and wussy- give me the murderous vamps from 30 days of night any day- your opinion?
 

HE JUST WON'T STAY DEAD
*BARRAGE* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 05:33 AM   #2
Cliffjumper
Cellar Door
 
Cliffjumper's Avatar
 
Default

If you try any harder you're going to pull something.
 
Cliffjumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 05:41 AM   #3
*BARRAGE*
wait... he's still alive?
 
*BARRAGE*'s Avatar
 
Default

going to have to explain that one... course i am a bit drunk so it may be obvious to the sober
 

HE JUST WON'T STAY DEAD
*BARRAGE* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 06:07 AM   #4
Blaster
This used to mean something.
 
Blaster's Avatar
 
Vancouver.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by *BARRAGE* View Post
going to have to explain that one... course i am a bit drunk so it may be obvious to the sober
You're trying too hard.

Nothing new.
 
Blaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 04:10 PM   #5
angloconvoy
Big Metal Person
 
angloconvoy's Avatar
 
Ichihara, Japan
Default

Actually, I just watched Twilight to see what all the fuss is about. It was rubbish, but as I don't have a vagina which just bled for the first time last week,[ooh, and a lower than average level of intelligence] I'm not exactly their target audience.
But that said, for anyone outside of the target audience it has no redeeming features. I've seen pornos with better acting, for one. It was on the cusp of becoming so bad it's good but never even made it there.
 


Last edited by angloconvoy; 2009-07-26 at 04:11 PM. Reason: I realised I wasn't done slagging off people who like that movie.
angloconvoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 06:06 PM   #6
secretcode
щ(゚Д゚щ)
 
secretcode's Avatar
 
Default

Vampires that glitter. I think I've said enough.
 
secretcode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 06:27 PM   #7
Thundercracker
Gestalt
 
Thundercracker's Avatar
 
STL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by secretcode View Post
Vampires that glitter. I think I've said enough.
that was the exact point that I turned the movie off and went brought it back to the redbox. also believe I yelled "are you ****ing kidding me" at my tv
 


The Futon, it's a couch that turns into a bed....the most disappointing transformer of all.
Thundercracker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 06:33 PM   #8
Blaster
This used to mean something.
 
Blaster's Avatar
 
Vancouver.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thundercracker View Post
also believe I yelled "are you ****ing kidding me" at my tv
Come on now, it's not the TVs fault you rented it.
 


Wake up son of mine. Momma got something to tell you. Change has come; life will have its way.
Blaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 06:44 PM   #9
Cliffjumper
Cellar Door
 
Cliffjumper's Avatar
 
Default

I just love the way people are getting so het up about a film that's aimed at a totally different demographic... It's aimed at people who were happily lapping up High School Musical a year or so ago, what the Hell were people expecting? It's like deriding a Disney film for being a bit kiddy. Still, it's given the self-styled edgy crowd something to put the boots their parents bought them into, and they won't have to think any thoughts of their own along the way.
 
Cliffjumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 06:45 PM   #10
*BARRAGE*
wait... he's still alive?
 
*BARRAGE*'s Avatar
 
Default

yeah, why didn't he die in the sunlight? is he the emo blade? and what exactly was the "bad" vampires intent? i tried for her sake to watch it, but gave up and made a drinking game of it... obviously it worked... @ cliffjumper: i have seen almost equal numbers of middle aged women to teens watch this movie, it's an odd phenomenon
 

HE JUST WON'T STAY DEAD
*BARRAGE* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 07:10 PM   #11
Ackula
Charnel House
 
Ackula's Avatar
 
CA
Smile

You all disappoint me to be honest (Tom excluded). It is a movie based off of a book for "young adults". Even more so, it is aimed at those of the female persuasion. If you do not fall into that demographic, and you choose to watch it and then complain that it is not hardcore enough or whatever, honestly you are an idiot. That is a bit like an atheist going to see a documentary about Christ, made for christians, and then bitching that it is too religious. Use your ****ing brains people.

Secondly, I went to see it at the theaters, and not because any female made me. I had no prior knowledge of it other than a few whispers on here, of which I ignored. I tend to never read the news paper, or watch it on TV. I like vampire movies. I even like Bunnicula. I think its safe to say the age demographic doesn't always destroy a film for people outside that demographic. So I went to watch this vampire movie. I thought it was rather clever, and well made for its demographic. I did not feel angry that it wasn't as brutal as 30 Days Of Night, because being of slightly higher than average intelligence, I did not expect that.

More or less, the book/movie took an old myth and gave it a new and modern spin, and everyone hates that. Of course we cannot have a vampire being a nice guy, that is just homosexual isn't it? Despite Angel and to some later extent Spike doing just the same thing, yet people of the male persuasion loved that series. And of course we can't change something, like make sunlight not kill them, right? Well wrong actually, vampires were never supposed to die from sunlight until Nosferatu was made, that film is the first ever introduction of the idea of a vampire dieing from the sunlight. I guess Bram Stoker was a twat for having Dracula walk about during the day huh? Surely Dracula isn't as hardcore as 30 Days Of Night.
 

Ackula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 07:23 PM   #12
Cliffjumper
Cellar Door
 
Cliffjumper's Avatar
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by *BARRAGE* View Post
@ cliffjumper: i have seen almost equal numbers of middle aged women to teens watch this movie, it's an odd phenomenon
What, you mean like a bunch of 20-30 year olds registering on a board about a kids' toyline with screen-names taken from action figures? I honestly didn't expect anyone to fall for that one.

It's aimed at teenage girls in the same way as TF Animated is aimed at 10 year olds. If other people outside the demographic enjoy it, more power to them, bit of fluff, let their inner teenager out for a bit... Has Twilight bumped 30 Days of Night out of existence? No. The only harm it's doing you is what you choose to let it by expecting a movie that is well-known to be a romance novel aimed at young girls to be anything other than romantic slush. Apart from the fact you didn't, were you? You knew what exactly Twilight would be like, and watched it (maybe not even that) so you could put the boot in and jump on the bandwagon.
 
Cliffjumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 07:32 PM   #13
Halfshell
Magical Truthsaying Turtle
 
Halfshell's Avatar
 
Don't complain to me. I don't care.
Default

How is this even a thread?

With people responding to it?

When did we start lacing the drinking water with liquid fail?

I've not seen Twilight. I've not read Twilight. Why? Well, other people have covered it, but it's basically the same reason I've not seen the Bratz movie.

I have seen 30 Days of Night, though. I thought that, two untelegraphed jumps aside, it was thoroughly mediocre. But it's based off an IDW comic, so that was probably to be expected.

And that's basically what any film comes down to - what you expect of it. And, knowing the basic premise of Twilight... well, what did anybody expect?
 
Halfshell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 07:39 PM   #14
inflatable dalek
Duke of Kidderminster
 
inflatable dalek's Avatar
 
Kidderminster UK
Smile

The Vampire's in [the film version of] 30 Days of Night were rubbish. Hartnett's group managed to hide from them in a small town for the best part of a month and the humans were frequently tougher (there was the guy who survived being in the middle of an explosion that killed a load of the undead).
 
inflatable dalek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 07:56 PM   #15
RID Scourge
Lurking
 
RID Scourge's Avatar
 
In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!
Default

Someone posted excerpts of it online somewhere. The writing made my brain cry.

This girl I fancy was swooning over that Edward guy so I it mostly out of jealousy. Otherwise I probably wouldn't care.

You know what was an awful Vampire movie? Blade Trinity. Don't remember much about the Blade II, but I remember enjoying the first Blade well enough. I blame Ryan Reynolds. He did make a good Deadpool though.
 
RID Scourge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 07:59 PM   #16
Halfshell
Magical Truthsaying Turtle
 
Halfshell's Avatar
 
Don't complain to me. I don't care.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RID Scourge View Post
I blame Ryan Reynolds.
Wrote and directed it, did he?
 
Halfshell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 08:05 PM   #17
SenahBirdR
Headmaster
 
Underneath a rainy tree, Oregon
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RID Scourge View Post
I blame Ryan Reynolds. He did make a good Deadpool though.
Personally I felt his character and delivery were among the few enjoyable parts of that movie. If you were to edit him out I suspect that movie would have been more boring.
 
SenahBirdR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 08:07 PM   #18
Ackula
Charnel House
 
Ackula's Avatar
 
CA
Default

30 Days Of Night was pretty shitty, but I didn't even want to bring that point up, it might well break someone's heart. I never read the comic so I'm not sure if it was the source material or just the movie, but it felt too much like a super hero comic to me in the movie. The way the hero guy suddenly becomes all badass at the end and so forth. I did like the aspect of the vampires having their own language though, that was an interesting concept.

Anyway, if you wanted to see a good vampire movie you'd go buy Near Dark anyway, or maybe Lifeforce...it even had a great NES game based on it
 

Ackula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 08:09 PM   #19
RID Scourge
Lurking
 
RID Scourge's Avatar
 
In ur newz forum. Reading ur newz!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Halfshell View Post
Wrote and directed it, did he?
Meant his part in the movie. Movie probably would have been a bit more bearable without that character. Though Dracula trying to be hip was a bit silly too now that I think of it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SenahBirdR View Post
Personally I felt his character and delivery were among the few enjoyable parts of that movie. If you were to edit him out I suspect that movie would have been more boring.
Ah. His part got on my nerves imo.
 
RID Scourge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-07-26, 08:09 PM   #20
inflatable dalek
Duke of Kidderminster
 
inflatable dalek's Avatar
 
Kidderminster UK
Thumbs up

Lifeforce is fantastic, it's like someone watched Alien and went "This is good, but it'd better if instead of a room full of eggs it was some hot naked women on the ship". And they were right.
 
inflatable dalek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
 
 
[the-hub.co.uk]
[transfans.co.uk]
[oneshallstand]
[unicron.com]
[counter-x.net]
[ntfa.net]
[allspark.com]
[transformertoys.co.uk]
[tfu.info]
[botchthecrab.com]
[obscure_tf]
[tfradio.net]
 

[TFArchive button]
Link graphics...

BOOKMARK US
Or in FF, hit Ctrl+D.