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Post by Nevermore » Thu May 08, 2008 6:29 am

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Post by numbat » Thu May 08, 2008 7:34 am

Oh well...

I'd have been keen to see an aircraft carrier as Tidal Wave, personally. But, I expect it would be a hell of a challenge to make the thing interact with other transformers, let alone humans, due to massive scale differences. I think the first film already stretched that.

But, darn it, it would have been cool...

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Post by Halfshell » Thu May 08, 2008 7:52 am

Yeah, it's a mind-blowingly awesome notion, but once you get past the initial ZOMG Factor... what the hell do you actually do with it?

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Post by numbat » Thu May 08, 2008 8:44 am

Halfshell wrote:Yeah, it's a mind-blowingly awesome notion, but once you get past the initial ZOMG Factor... what the hell do you actually do with it?
Sod all. Conversations between him and the next largest transformer would be impossible to stage in such a way as to look remotely plausible onscreen - expressions would be limited to the bigger fellow - let alone humans!

But, then, as far as Decepticons go, other than ZOMG factor, what else were they used for in the first film?

(I, for one, incidentally, would like to see character development - or just plain character - in the Decepticons in their second outting...)

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Post by Clogs » Thu May 08, 2008 12:11 pm

:(

I can understand that there might have been technical difficulties, but it would have been soooo awesome. Never mind: maybe they'll compensate by introducing Unicron or Primus, after all :lol:
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Post by Angelic Knight » Thu May 08, 2008 6:51 pm

Well with all the promises of misinformation, who knows if this is actually true or not.
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Post by numbat » Thu May 08, 2008 7:14 pm

Angelic Knight wrote:Well with all the promises of misinformation, who knows if this is actually true or not.
Yeah, that did occur to me. I think it may be difficult to trust too many of the official announcements.

Still, I do think such a huge robot would be difficult to intigrate into a film in any capacity other than a Godzilla-esque monster role.

But the transformation scene would rule!

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Post by Angelic Knight » Thu May 08, 2008 7:17 pm

True, but we are talking Michael Bay here. "Too much" is not in his vocabulary, for better or for worse.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Thu May 08, 2008 7:40 pm

Halfshell wrote:Yeah, it's a mind-blowingly awesome notion, but once you get past the initial ZOMG Factor... what the hell do you actually do with it?
A whole fleet of 'em, only way forward. I'm struggling for any particularly awesome punning ship-names beyond maybe the Ark Royal (Eh? Eh? EH?), but I'm sure either someone will have a cringe-inducing go or I'll think of something in about a year's time and bump the topic...

Hasbro do own the Man-O-War name, after all. Actually, they probably don't, so let's just not bother.

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Post by Nevermore » Thu May 08, 2008 10:37 pm

Carry-Air?
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Post by glazios » Thu May 08, 2008 11:12 pm

I have to admit, I'm somewhat... disapointed. The idea of a character with an aircraft carrier alt-mode could have introduced Broadside - which in itself would mean introducing the concept of Tripplechangers, something I for one would particularly like to see attempted. Hell, for the aircraft alt. mode Bay could've used the Antonov An-225 (world's largest aircraft, for those who didn't know), and the USS Ronald Reagan supercarrier for the aircraft carrier mode itself. Not sure if any of that is even plausible, but somehow I think Bay could manage in stretching the budget for it...

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Post by Cliffjumper » Thu May 08, 2008 11:40 pm

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Post by Heinrad » Fri May 09, 2008 1:30 am

While I'm sure Bay's FX people are bemoaning the loss of Broadside, I have one important question:

Who the smeg is Jonah Hill?
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Post by Ackula » Fri May 09, 2008 2:22 am

Clogs wrote:maybe they'll compensate by introducing Unicron or Primus, after all :lol:
I surely hope not, that would really come off badly in my mind. I don't see how they could do it without comparisons to Mega-Maid.
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Post by burnitall » Fri May 09, 2008 2:44 am

Heinrad wrote:While I'm sure Bay's FX people are bemoaning the loss of Broadside, I have one important question:

Who the smeg is Jonah Hill?
Jonah Hill is that fat kid that's in every movie coming out lately. I'm glad he won't be in TF2.

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Post by Detective Barricade » Fri May 09, 2008 3:33 am

glazios wrote:I have to admit, I'm somewhat... disapointed. The idea of a character with an aircraft carrier alt-mode could have introduced Broadside - which in itself would mean introducing the concept of Tripplechangers, something I for one would particularly like to see attempted. Hell, for the aircraft alt. mode Bay could've used the Antonov An-225 (world's largest aircraft, for those who didn't know), and the USS Ronald Reagan supercarrier for the aircraft carrier mode itself. Not sure if any of that is even plausible, but somehow I think Bay could manage in stretching the budget for it...
Well, I would've thought a carrier-transformer to be a Decepticon, namely Tidal Wave, seeing as it's a military vehicle, but I can see that there would be trouble with something like this. For example, how would an aircraft carrier be useful on land? (rhetorical) As for the aircraft alt, I think Cybertron Jetfire, Skyshadow, and Movie Jetstorm (pretty much all the same figure) represent the An-225 very well, and I would not like to see another Blackout/Bonecrusher figure deal (ie: way too short). But Bay being Bay, don't count anything out yet, especially when it comes to blowing **** up.;)
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Post by starlord » Fri May 09, 2008 3:36 am

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Isabel Lucas Confirmed For TF2

Post by secretcode » Fri May 09, 2008 3:53 am

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2008/0 ... -news.html

Isabel Lucas confirmed for TF2, handpicked by Spielburg.
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SAG Strike Could Further Delay TF2

Post by secretcode » Fri May 09, 2008 3:59 am

http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2008/05/08/ ... directors/

"Film directors wanting to get their product out in time to make their projected due dates for studios are scrambling to finish and even begin certain projects earlier than scheduled with a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strike beginning to loom large in the not-to-distance future.

The SAG contract with movie and television producers is set to expire on June 30 and with current talks over “new media” issues going no where, Hollywood is preparing for a long, hot and dry summer season of filming that could lead to a very cold and bitter fall with nothing new for theatrical or television release. At least on the TV front many returning and new shows already have several of their fall episodes in the can and ready for their debuts in September and October. Not so, when it comes to big screen releases.

With that in mind some directors, with the full support of the studio system are forging ahead anyway and have begun shooting their big budget movies knowing full well that they could soon be hit by a work-stoppage from their actors. One such film is the highly anticipated fourth movie in the Terminator saga starring Batman’s Christian Bale as the futuristic machine killing resistance fighter John Connor. Director McG moved up its shoot date and began filming in New Mexico this past Monday. “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins” is still looking for May 22, 2009 as its release date.

Another director holding his breath is Michael Bay, who is still hoping to get in an early June start for the second “Transformers” film.

Steven Spielberg is taking no chances, however, and stopped work on his next film which is to revolve around the trial of 1968 anti-war activists, according to Reuters. He, and other directors, are in a holding pattern for the time being and waiting to see if their actors will be available to continue working after June 30. "
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