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Saw the 9pm showing of TF:DotM on Tuesday.

SO GOOOOOODDDD. Worth the $17.25 for IMAX 3D.

Bay didn't lie about an item.

And this film proves there are 2 constants in the TF universe: Optimus Prime will die & come back at least once and that Sentinel Prime

is synonymous with Douchbag.
Megatron:Origins he was an arrogant jackass that didn't think a bunch of miners, gladiators & such could do shit. MEgatron w/ Starscream's newly designed Fusion Cannon showed him otherwise, despite being in the Apex Armor.
War for Cybertron (Zeta Prime)/Exodus book: arrogant ass that didn't think OP could do anything.
TF:A - he of the giant chin was definitely a douche. The first Sentinel douche.
DotM: Nimoy's voice can't hide the fact that SP is a douche if the worst kind.

For those that read the novelization - there are some changes. Overall - changes I liked. One involving Megs I'm still undecided about.

And Whitney/Carly - slightly less vapid than Mikaela. The hotness factor gets a good one-liner from Sam's mom.

Overall, not a bad way for the series to go out. One death pissed me the fuck off... and I will happily ignore it, and hope fanfic writers do as well.

Also - for those that have written some fic about Cybertron's current state or location... gods I feel bad I can't recall who/title... Macx_larabee or Sakon76 I believe... you didn't have it wrong.

Now I have to go hop to some boards & LJ comms to happily squee.

Date: 2011-06-29 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sakon76.livejournal.com
Yeah, I kind of went in wondering how they were going to handle Sentinel, since there's really only room for one primary Prime at a time in the franchise. (And it's always going to be Optimus.) Using the line of "The good of the many outweighs the good of the few," though, just because they got Nimoy, irked me. Yes, we know he's Spock. Can we move on, already?

How, exactly, is Carly less vapid than Mikaela? I'm seriously curious here, because I totally can't see it. She's pointless. Mikaela at least got out and did shit and tried to help.

As to Cybertron... I was kind of irked that I got it wrong and it's actually significantly bigger than Earth. Other than that, I was pleased to see that my honeycomb metaphor was apparently extremely on the nose. WTF did the transport halt the first time the pillar was damaged, though, but cause the planet to implode the second? I ain't buying the whole "it's beyond your physics" excuse; it's Michael Bay wanting to be done with TFs entirely. Cybertron is destroyed, all the Decepticon upper echelons (Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, and Shockwave) got offed, there's literally nothing left to do in his universe except for the Autobots and remnants of NEST to mop up the stragglers.

So, your thoughts on the burning question of whether or not Sam goes back to his mail room job after the film? Which was such a big plot thing during the first third of the film that got dropped entirely by its end.

Date: 2011-06-29 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] femme4jack.livejournal.com
I just loved the look of Cybertron. That honeycomb structure, layer upon layer.

I must admit I would have preferred Mikaela to Carly, but I didn't hate Carly nearly as much as I thought I would. In fact, couldn't find it in me to hate her at all. I sort of ship her and Megatron now, after that final conversation the two of them had.

I'm mixed about the change regarding Megs as well. I really liked the book ending, and feel like Bay changed the ending to make sure no one ever made another TF film in this 'verse, (though I would guess there are TF Prime films in the future). I do feel that Optimus was completely justified in what he did in the end. Earth *is* his home now, he has made that clear, and they really messed with his home and killed his boyfriend

I loved the little foreshadowing to crazy Sentinel with the 'Spock goes crazy' Star Trek episode that Brains and Wheelie were watching at the beginning.

Date: 2011-06-29 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autumnconstance.livejournal.com
Yea. There's some things I heard that were changed that I'm not happy about, plus some of the deaths had me RAGING. Overall, I loved it. :3

Date: 2011-06-30 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oasis-pink-peng.livejournal.com
The Lincoln Memorial homage to "Atlantis, Arise" tipped me off that Michael Bay let writers who were G1 nerds raid their DVD collection for ideas. As the movie continued, I kept taking a drink with every reference/plot and staggered out of that theatre.

Date: 2011-07-11 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karinablue-rose.livejournal.com
I finally got to see the movie this last Friday.I would love to see it again.I actually like Carly better than Mikaela.At least she tried to do more than look scared and has a brain.I was totally upset over Ironhide's death or at least how he died.'Hide should have gone out in a blaze of glory,not turn into pile of rusty dust.Someone hinted that there maybe more TF movies in the future without Bay at the helm.Finally we may get a movie with a decent plot.
Edited Date: 2011-07-11 06:22 pm (UTC)

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