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funkychinaman 04-23-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by The Wierd It (Post 38814)
I forget, was this before or after Team America?

I checked, it was right before Team America. It'd be impossible after Team America.

funkychinaman 04-23-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 38813)
My theory has always been that it was conceived of as a Spy Kids knock-off and the script hastily adapted when they got the Thunderbirds licence. It's either that or the standard belief in media that kids can't identify with a movie unless there's a kid character, even though everyone who was ever a fan of Thunderbirds as a kid wanted to be one of the pilots, not some kid tagging along and getting in the way. And I guess it's the same live-action-uber-alles idea that's made Hollywood do any number of cartoon adaptation movies that only really showed why the original was a cartoon to begin with.

"Hey, you know what kids would love? A big budget live action movie based on a short-lived British children's series from the sixties!"

funkychinaman 04-23-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 38813)
Oh, it's bad, but there's also the one part in Atlantis, Arise! where Optimus watches Optimus run towards the Washington Monument, and of course this shot for your dose of "wasn't there supposed to be one more cel here eh probably doesn't matter."

It wasn't just the often shoddy animation. There were a lot of inconsistencies that I noticed as a kid, like why it took them like ten episodes to sort out whether Autobots could fly or not, or why everyone's robot form look exactly the same on Cybertron even though their vehicle forms were different. Watching them as an adult, you notice even more, like the one episode where the Autobots DROVE TO AFRICA in a few hours, or why the wheelchair bound Chip insisted on always going with Bumblebee, the smallest car available. (And on another tangent: Wheeljack and Ratchet could build whole Autobots from scratch, but they couldn't give Chip cybernetic legs?)

Evil Tim 04-23-2013 05:52 PM

Still, it's not nearly as embarrassing as lover-of-all-things-military Michael Bay not knowing which state The Pentagon is in in Revenge of the Fallen, or the plane graveyard in Tucson Arizona being accessible by the back door of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

funkychinaman 04-23-2013 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Tim (Post 38818)
Still, it's not nearly as embarrassing as lover-of-all-things-military Michael Bay not knowing which state The Pentagon is in in Revenge of the Fallen, or the plane graveyard in Tucson Arizona being accessible by the back door of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

Well, you're the UK, so I understand why you wouldn't know about that massive desert aircraft boneyard at Dulles International Airport. I mean, where do you think they filmed Die Hard 2? :D

Yes, Transformers 2 might've been 15% better if someone had just handed Michael Bay a globe.

And the most alarming thing about Transformers 2? Someone from the Pentagon actually signed off on that script.

Excalibur 04-23-2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 38819)

And the most alarming thing about Transformers 2? Someone from the Pentagon actually signed off on that script.

Military consultants always sign off on many scripts filled with inaccurate things about the military

funkychinaman 04-23-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 38821)
Military consultants always sign off on many scripts filled with inaccurate things about the military

It makes the military look good, it appeals to their target audience, I get that, but I'd like to think there's someone at the DoD film office or whatever it's called with a modicum of taste.

Excalibur 04-23-2013 07:55 PM

Just saw Oblivion and it's a good movie. I saw the twist a mile away, but didn't see the other twist as well.

Saw the rifle a few times, not close up enough to really get a good look at it but I can tell it's most likely an ACR because of the selector and the lower receiver itself.

I kinda want that sling for my AR on day because of how he easily slung the rifle over his shoulder and it almost snaps onto his back like it was magnetized or something like you see it in a lot of sci fi games.

Evil Tim 04-23-2013 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by funkychinaman (Post 38824)
It makes the military look good, it appeals to their target audience, I get that, but I'd like to think there's someone at the DoD film office or whatever it's called with a modicum of taste.

Well, obviously he went to The Pentagon in DC to ask permission, not the one in Virginia. Maybe that's the name of a nursery school or something.

"This film will have explosions and jokes about willies!"
"Yaaaay!"
":cool:"

funkychinaman 04-23-2013 09:24 PM

http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollyw...for-armageddon

Too good to be true.


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