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What is your favorite part in the '86 movie?

Post by Soundwave110088 » Wed May 02, 2007 12:40 am

my favorite part in the movie is when optimus prime and megatron fight.....:laugh: [ in the beggining]

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Post by Hound » Wed May 02, 2007 6:18 am

My favorite part is when the Decepticons bust into the shuttle and start killing Autobots. Brutal scene. Shame the rest of the movie couldn't have been as good.

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Re: What is your favorite part in the '86 movie?

Post by Ackula » Wed May 02, 2007 6:48 am

Originally posted by Soundwave110088
my favorite part in the movie is when optimus prime and megatron fight.....:laugh: [ in the beggining]


Did they fight at the end as well?

But at any rate my favorite scene has to be Starscream's coronation, and Galvatrons very often qouted one-liner.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed May 02, 2007 12:59 pm

End credits[/obvious joke]

Nah, probably the bit before the Prime/megs fight - that always fizzled slightly after Prime's mental charge through the Decepticon ranks. Oh, and the 20-30 seconds the Dinobots are flying towards Devastator - before they all walk into walls etc. and you remember the ****stain is set in the cartoon universe and they're a bunch of twats.

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Post by Commander Shockwav » Wed May 02, 2007 1:17 pm

When Megatron and Unicron first meet.

The dialogue was fantastic!

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Post by Ice Shard » Wed May 02, 2007 3:33 pm

The autobots and the junk transformers dancing. It was funny :D

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Post by Rurudyne » Wed May 02, 2007 6:18 pm

The opening sequence with Unicron. It did a wonderful job setting up this new menace and placed him in a larger context than just Cybertron ... which was promptly fumbled by hack writers who couldn't be bothered to give him the lines he deserved after his little talk with Megatron (funny how he was able to sneak up on Megs too ... that's one stealthy planet).

The low point was when the Big U inarticulately roars ... it kinda reminded me of of someone else yelling "Khaaaaan!"
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Post by redman prime » Wed May 02, 2007 9:15 pm

I guess I always wanted to question how the 'Cons managed to catch up to the ship enroute to earth, then tear through the hull....

but Devastator and the Dinobots, takes the cake.
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Post by slartibartfast » Fri May 04, 2007 11:43 pm

Perceptor transforming to vince dicolas' soundtrack. about 2 seconds long. awesome.

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Post by Jaynz » Fri May 04, 2007 11:46 pm

My favorite part never actually made it IN the movie.. it was the test footage of the Decepticon forces (including more generic cons than you can shake a stick at) rushing the city. That one SHOT was awesome.

As for what's in the movie, probably the first part of the battle on Autobot City. It always struck me that the writers ran out of steam right after Prime's death and Galvatron's creation.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat May 05, 2007 7:49 am

Originally posted by slartibartfast
Perceptor transforming to vince dicolas' soundtrack. about 2 seconds long. awesome.


For some reason, I always found that bit really cool too... the film, across the board, drops the ball big time after most of the original cast leave... the soundtrack, especially in Autobot City, seems to have been very delicately composed in line with what's actually happening on screen (the music when Blurr's doing his schtick, or Hot Rod's on LOOKOUT MOUNT-TIN [sorry, just the way Nelson says it cracks me up without fail... it sounds like it has a little 'TM' on the end] synchs really nicely too)... later on the same stuff just seems to be used with less discretion, or we've got the poorer batch of songs...

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat May 05, 2007 12:34 pm

I think I've mentioned before that when I gave my old VHS to a friend who was at uni random vistors would have him put it on and they'd often watch the first half an hour of the film but usually switch it off after Prime's death.


And the Perceptor thing is cool. He really should have been leader...
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Post by slartibartfast » Sat May 05, 2007 7:03 pm

True. now that I think of it, most of the autobot city battle scenes' timing was impeccable. It's like I still blurt out everyones' lines and do the sound effects over the top of the O.S.T. when I stick it on... feels like it's missing something otherwise.

I've been like, trying unsucessfully to emulate the post-processing on the voices and FX, and even 20-odd years later, I'm still boggled by the work they did.



Still thinking Perceptor on a par with Shockwave would have been sweet... 4 million years on cybertron together, they must have met up... hmm...

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Post by Civ » Sat May 05, 2007 7:30 pm

I'll probably sound pretty shallow saying this but my favorite part is Optimus Prime's charge through Autobot City. Particularly, when the explosion in his ass occurs that sends him skyward and he starts shooting Decepticons while in mid-air.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat May 05, 2007 8:31 pm

Originally posted by Civ
I'll probably sound pretty shallow saying this but my favorite part is Optimus Prime's charge through Autobot City. Particularly, when the explosion in his ass occurs that sends him skyward and he starts shooting Decepticons while in mid-air.


That's what I love about it... it's all effortless and efficient, he's, like, Batman. No need to look around, he knows what he's doing. No wasted movement, no peppering the entire area with pointless shots, he just takes out a fair chunk of the Decepticon army (yeh, let's ignore, in the interests of poetic licence, that the term is a joke in reference to the cartoon) in about 20 seconds flat.

As to why he never did it 20 years earlier... erm, well, SHUT UP THE CARTOON IS A ****ING CLASSIC DUDE.

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Post by tahukanuva » Sat May 05, 2007 8:50 pm

Originally posted by Civ
I'll probably sound pretty shallow saying this but my favorite part is Optimus Prime's charge through Autobot City. Particularly, when the explosion in his ass occurs that sends him skyward and he starts shooting Decepticons while in mid-air.


I love that bit too. Though my favorite part actually is the Prime/Megs battle, just because that's what you'd been waiting to see for two seasons (can't say years, I saw 'em first on DVD) to watch, with the next best thing being that tw0-second bit on the dam.

I enjoy the Lookout Mountain bit though, just because the writer's hard-on for sh***y names placed Autobot City within 30-50 miles of my house. :p http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_Mountain

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Post by redman prime » Sat May 05, 2007 9:21 pm

I always thought it was somewhere up in the northwest, close to where the Ark landed...

I never really questioned it, but .. hmm...
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Post by Jaynz » Sat May 05, 2007 9:29 pm

Actually, having been to "Lookout Mountain", it actually looks the part. Aside from the big ol' gold city/fortress, mind you.

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