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(Uproxx)   Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer rolls out Grimlock the robot dinosaur, the 12 year old version of you is finally vindicated   (uproxx.com ) divider line
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2014-05-15 08:09:43 AM  
Will I finally be able to tell the robots apart?
 
2014-05-15 08:14:30 AM  
Was that the one with the weird clear plastic neck covering?  That was my favorite dinosaur Transformer when I was a kid.
 
2014-05-15 08:54:37 AM  
in a trailer showing optimus yelling, why can we see his breath?
 
2014-05-15 08:56:22 AM  
I hope the Junkieons are in this one as well.
 
2014-05-15 08:59:48 AM  

LlamaGirl: Will I finally be able to tell the robots apart?


Only Optimus and Bumblebee because its the only ones kids buy
 
2014-05-15 09:01:02 AM  
the 12 year old version of you is finally vindicated

No, the 12-year-old version of me thinks this looks just as ridiculously overstylized as the rest of the Transformer film characters.
 
2014-05-15 09:04:22 AM  
Hm. I'm skeptical.
 
2014-05-15 09:04:51 AM  
Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't the dinobots kinda jerks? Like bad dogs? I don't think Grimlock would ever let Optimus Prime ride him. Probably because Prime was so much bigger than Grimlock, it would be difficult to do and look silly.
 
2014-05-15 09:06:04 AM  
So this is going to turn into a "Bay hate/ I don't need my movies to make sense" thread soon, but I just finished watching Transformers Prime on Netflix and it was really satisfying. It gets boring in the middle of each season as there's just a lot of filler, but overall it was a compelling story with good characters and plenty of solid humor. I can't stress enough how much fun the conclusion of the third season was. I hate Orci/Kurtzman movies, but the never ending McGuffin chasing worked really well in the weekly kids cartoon format. Maybe they have more direct affection for the property as well, because there's a lot of quality fan service subtly woven throughout the series, rather than the clunky face slapping references they stuffed into Star Trek.

If you hate the Transformers movies, these cartoons are a good source of newer content that honors the mythology and tone of the original.
 
2014-05-15 09:08:28 AM  
Optimus Prime riding Grimlock. Your argument is invalid.
 
2014-05-15 09:10:32 AM  
Stopped watching after the first movie because I couldn't understand what I was supposed to be seeing. Seriously, all the fight scenes just looks like someone covered a couple of magnets in scrap metal and bashed them into each other.

Granted, giant robot dinosaurs are cool, but I had to watch that gif ten times before I could make out what the dinobot was doing ("Did he just bite his tail off? No wait, I think he might have grabbed a robot with his tail and bit it..."
 
2014-05-15 09:12:50 AM  
Galvatron!  And something that looks a bit like, and acts like Unicron!?
 
2014-05-15 09:14:39 AM  
Still no Jetfire.
 
2014-05-15 09:15:48 AM  

SilentStrider: Optimus Prime riding Grimlock. Your argument is invalid.


I wish I'd been slightly faster, because my headline would have been "Optimus Prime riding Grimlock?  Optimus Prime riding Grimlock."
 
2014-05-15 09:16:09 AM  

Ivandrago: Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't the dinobots kinda jerks? Like bad dogs? I don't think Grimlock would ever let Optimus Prime ride him. Probably because Prime was so much bigger than Grimlock, it would be difficult to do and look silly.


See, you haven't see the trailer with those 2 fighting for a few seconds.

Not only will Optimus Prime fight Grimlock, he will put that biatch in it's place and ride him out of there.

Mr Bay may have my $15 for real3D™ for that.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:56 AM  

UberDave: Still no Jetfire.


2nd movie bro.  Of course they only used the name, not the actual character.  Meh.
 
2014-05-15 09:19:11 AM  
I never liked the cartoons back in the day, and I've not seen any of the current crop of movies.
 
2014-05-15 09:22:00 AM  

salvador.hardin: So this is going to turn into a "Bay hate/ I don't need my movies to make sense" thread soon, but I just finished watching Transformers Prime on Netflix and it was really satisfying. It gets boring in the middle of each season as there's just a lot of filler, but overall it was a compelling story with good characters and plenty of solid humor. I can't stress enough how much fun the conclusion of the third season was. I hate Orci/Kurtzman movies, but the never ending McGuffin chasing worked really well in the weekly kids cartoon format. Maybe they have more direct affection for the property as well, because there's a lot of quality fan service subtly woven throughout the series, rather than the clunky face slapping references they stuffed into Star Trek.

If you hate the Transformers movies, these cartoons are a good source of newer content that honors the mythology and tone of the original.


I've been mildly curious about Prime. Outside of G1, the only toon I can stand is my kid's favorite - Rescue Bots. And those two toons are supposedly the same universe, I believe (though not remotely the same style)?
 
2014-05-15 09:23:50 AM  

Moleculo: Stopped watching after the first movie because I couldn't understand what I was supposed to be seeing. Seriously, all the fight scenes just looks like someone covered a couple of magnets in scrap metal and bashed them into each other.

Granted, giant robot dinosaurs are cool, but I had to watch that gif ten times before I could make out what the dinobot was doing ("Did he just bite his tail off? No wait, I think he might have grabbed a robot with his tail and bit it..."


I never saw the second, but that problem is solved in the third. There's a good solid hour of non-stop action that is visually interesting and quite easy to follow. There are also 2 other hours devoted to an indecipherable booooooooooooooooooring plot that, for some reason, centers primarily on human beings.
 
2014-05-15 09:23:55 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I never liked the cartoons back in the day, and I've not seen any of the current crop of movies.


Well thank GOD you contributed to a thread that is obviously for those who did and have then.
 
2014-05-15 09:25:29 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: DjangoStonereaver: I never liked the cartoons back in the day, and I've not seen any of the current crop of movies.

Well thank GOD you contributed to a thread that is obviously for those who did and have then.


Must log on to intertubes to tell everyone how much I don't care! This is important!
 
2014-05-15 09:27:21 AM  

clkeagle: salvador.hardin: So this is going to turn into a "Bay hate/ I don't need my movies to make sense" thread soon, but I just finished watching Transformers Prime on Netflix and it was really satisfying. It gets boring in the middle of each season as there's just a lot of filler, but overall it was a compelling story with good characters and plenty of solid humor. I can't stress enough how much fun the conclusion of the third season was. I hate Orci/Kurtzman movies, but the never ending McGuffin chasing worked really well in the weekly kids cartoon format. Maybe they have more direct affection for the property as well, because there's a lot of quality fan service subtly woven throughout the series, rather than the clunky face slapping references they stuffed into Star Trek.

If you hate the Transformers movies, these cartoons are a good source of newer content that honors the mythology and tone of the original.

I've been mildly curious about Prime. Outside of G1, the only toon I can stand is my kid's favorite - Rescue Bots. And those two toons are supposedly the same universe, I believe (though not remotely the same style)?


I haven't seen Rescue Bots. Prime reminds me a lot of Beast Wars. It isn't as muddled down with continuity issues, but the attention to plot and character development is far more sophisticated than G1.
 
2014-05-15 09:44:29 AM  

salvador.hardin: clkeagle: salvador.hardin: So this is going to turn into a "Bay hate/ I don't need my movies to make sense" thread soon, but I just finished watching Transformers Prime on Netflix and it was really satisfying. It gets boring in the middle of each season as there's just a lot of filler, but overall it was a compelling story with good characters and plenty of solid humor. I can't stress enough how much fun the conclusion of the third season was. I hate Orci/Kurtzman movies, but the never ending McGuffin chasing worked really well in the weekly kids cartoon format. Maybe they have more direct affection for the property as well, because there's a lot of quality fan service subtly woven throughout the series, rather than the clunky face slapping references they stuffed into Star Trek.

If you hate the Transformers movies, these cartoons are a good source of newer content that honors the mythology and tone of the original.

I've been mildly curious about Prime. Outside of G1, the only toon I can stand is my kid's favorite - Rescue Bots. And those two toons are supposedly the same universe, I believe (though not remotely the same style)?

I haven't seen Rescue Bots. Prime reminds me a lot of Beast Wars. It isn't as muddled down with continuity issues, but the attention to plot and character development is far more sophisticated than G1.


The main reason I quickly lost interest with Transformers Prime is the lack of characters. There were 5 autobots and only 3 decepticons that mattered. They added a couple others on a temporary basis here and there but it just didn't feel like enough variety.
 
2014-05-15 09:49:21 AM  
No one liked dinobots.
 
2014-05-15 09:49:45 AM  

WE DON'T KNOW IF OPTIMUS EVER RODE DINOSAURS...BUT HE PROBABLY DID!

 
2014-05-15 09:50:55 AM  

LlamaGirl: Will I finally be able to tell the robots apart?


No.  But there will be plenty of slow motion exposions and spinning cameras.
 
2014-05-15 09:56:41 AM  

salvador.hardin: So this is going to turn into a "Bay hate/ I don't need my movies to make sense" thread soon, but I just finished watching Transformers Prime on Netflix and it was really satisfying. It gets boring in the middle of each season as there's just a lot of filler, but overall it was a compelling story with good characters and plenty of solid humor. I can't stress enough how much fun the conclusion of the third season was. I hate Orci/Kurtzman movies, but the never ending McGuffin chasing worked really well in the weekly kids cartoon format. Maybe they have more direct affection for the property as well, because there's a lot of quality fan service subtly woven throughout the series, rather than the clunky face slapping references they stuffed into Star Trek.

If you hate the Transformers movies, these cartoons are a good source of newer content that honors the mythology and tone of the original.


Right on, loved Transformers Prime, and The Beast Hunters movie to cap it off.
 
2014-05-15 10:01:33 AM  

SuperChuck: salvador.hardin: clkeagle: salvador.hardin: So this is going to turn into a "Bay hate/ I don't need my movies to make sense" thread soon, but I just finished watching Transformers Prime on Netflix and it was really satisfying. It gets boring in the middle of each season as there's just a lot of filler, but overall it was a compelling story with good characters and plenty of solid humor. I can't stress enough how much fun the conclusion of the third season was. I hate Orci/Kurtzman movies, but the never ending McGuffin chasing worked really well in the weekly kids cartoon format. Maybe they have more direct affection for the property as well, because there's a lot of quality fan service subtly woven throughout the series, rather than the clunky face slapping references they stuffed into Star Trek.

If you hate the Transformers movies, these cartoons are a good source of newer content that honors the mythology and tone of the original.

I've been mildly curious about Prime. Outside of G1, the only toon I can stand is my kid's favorite - Rescue Bots. And those two toons are supposedly the same universe, I believe (though not remotely the same style)?

I haven't seen Rescue Bots. Prime reminds me a lot of Beast Wars. It isn't as muddled down with continuity issues, but the attention to plot and character development is far more sophisticated than G1.

The main reason I quickly lost interest with Transformers Prime is the lack of characters. There were 5 autobots and only 3 decepticons that mattered. They added a couple others on a temporary basis here and there but it just didn't feel like enough variety.


Yeah, that doesn't change. They introduce some here and there and kill them off occasionally, but the ranks swell to maybe a dozen characters at once including humans. It keeps them from juggling too much or having characters that don't really have anything other than a name or are just carbon copies of other characters, but it does make discussions of rank seem kind of silly. Who cares if Starscream or Shockwave is second in command? There's only one other named character to follow their orders anyway.

Like I said, the middle of each season it gets tedious, but its worth it for the bookends. The problem is, enough stuff happens in those episodes that you would feel like you are lost if you skip them. They'll have three episodes centered around a McGuffin that plays a role in resolving a subplot in the finale. They don't do very much rehashing of those things, they just pop in, serve their purpose, and pop out. That's great if you are binge watching, but I'm sure it is disorienting if you are watching weekly or trying to pick out highlights.
 
2014-05-15 10:04:53 AM  
This movie is going to make dramatically change this graphic

www.thehighdefinite.com
 
2014-05-15 10:05:48 AM  

TNel: This movie is going to make dramatically change this graphic

[www.thehighdefinite.com image 630x631]


FTFM
 
2014-05-15 10:07:20 AM  
If I know Michael Bay, he's going to get Gilbert Gottfried to do the voice of Grimlock.
 
2014-05-15 10:09:47 AM  

salvador.hardin: So this is going to turn into a "Bay hate/ I don't need my movies to make sense" thread soon, but I just finished watching Transformers Prime on Netflix and it was really satisfying. It gets boring in the middle of each season as there's just a lot of filler, but overall it was a compelling story with good characters and plenty of solid humor. I can't stress enough how much fun the conclusion of the third season was. I hate Orci/Kurtzman movies, but the never ending McGuffin chasing worked really well in the weekly kids cartoon format. Maybe they have more direct affection for the property as well, because there's a lot of quality fan service subtly woven throughout the series, rather than the clunky face slapping references they stuffed into Star Trek.

If you hate the Transformers movies, these cartoons are a good source of newer content that honors the mythology and tone of the original.


I agree.  It did a pretty good job of reconciling the Bayformers with oldschool, brought in a bit of Animated, and created something that felt fresh.  Was it perfect?  No.  But it was the most I've enjoyed Transformers since the original series was in its first run.

I haven't enjoyed the Bayformers, and this looks like it's not going to change my opinion.  There is only one Grimlock, and he begins every sentence with, "Me, Grimlock".
 
2014-05-15 10:10:07 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I never liked the cartoons back in the day, and I've not seen any of the current crop of movies.


I've never met you and probably never will.
 
2014-05-15 10:14:08 AM  

Ivandrago: Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't the dinobots kinda jerks? Like bad dogs? I don't think Grimlock would ever let Optimus Prime ride him. Probably because Prime was so much bigger than Grimlock, it would be difficult to do and look silly.


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2014-05-15 10:14:54 AM  
I am going to do the same thing while watching Transformers #4 that I did for the previous three:
 
2014-05-15 10:15:15 AM  
FALSE. He didn't say "Me Grimlock, KING!".

/going back to sulk in the corner
 
2014-05-15 10:15:17 AM  
Uhh lotta mass effect in there
 
2014-05-15 10:20:08 AM  

LlamaGirl: Will I finally be able to tell the robots apart?


The little one is Marky Mark
 
2014-05-15 10:20:17 AM  

TNel: This movie is going to make dramatically change this graphic

[www.thehighdefinite.com image 630x631]


That infographic forgot "Pain + Gain" (which was surprisingly almost good in a dark comedy way). I think it had 1 explosion.

/I know, only 1?
//that's why when I saw "Michael Bay" in the end credits I was blown away; I had no clue it was his movie when I watched it
///hehe, blown away, I'm so punny
 
2014-05-15 10:21:29 AM  
Bay has a gift for cramming so much action, so many visual effects, and explosions into a film that it becomes boring.
 
2014-05-15 10:22:33 AM  

Gary-L: I am going to do the same thing while watching Transformers #4 that I did for the previous three:


WHAT? WHAT WILL YOU DO?!

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME.
 
2014-05-15 10:28:58 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Gary-L: I am going to do the same thing while watching Transformers #4 that I did for the previous three:

WHAT? WHAT WILL YOU DO?!

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME.


He's going to jack it in San Diego.
 
2014-05-15 10:30:17 AM  

Optimal_Illusion: Jim from Saint Paul: Gary-L: I am going to do the same thing while watching Transformers #4 that I did for the previous three:

WHAT? WHAT WILL YOU DO?!

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME.

He's going to jack it in San Diego.


Well shait, let's try this again:
img3.wikia.nocookie.net


There.  DAMMIT
 
2014-05-15 10:32:24 AM  
So if the reason the Transformers can turn into cars, etc. is to blend in on Earth, why would they think it was a good idea to have robots that transform into robot versions of extinct reptiles? How are THEY supposed to blend in?
 
2014-05-15 10:33:05 AM  
I'm not sure if I'll see it in the theaters but it's a possibility.

/Beast Wars as a TV show was awesome.
 
2014-05-15 10:48:40 AM  

Derwood: So if the reason the Transformers can turn into cars, etc. is to blend in on Earth, why would they think it was a good idea to have robots that transform into robot versions of extinct reptiles? How are THEY supposed to blend in?


They were created for surveillance in natural history museums would be my guess.
 
2014-05-15 10:51:32 AM  
Not even Grimlock can get me to see Michael Bay's crap. Sorry.

/and I farking love Grimlock
 
2014-05-15 10:57:07 AM  
I don't understand you people. Transformers the cartoons were just an attempt to sell shiatty toys, so why is it a surprise when Transformers the movies are just a shiatty explosion filled non-sensical action flicks?
 
2014-05-15 11:03:35 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: I don't understand you people. Transformers the cartoons were just an attempt to sell shiatty toys, so why is it a surprise when Transformers the movies are just a shiatty explosion filled non-sensical action flicks?


Do you understand someone who goes into an internet forum and is surprised to find people there have emotional perspectives that aren't necessarily 100% rational?
 
2014-05-15 11:04:26 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: I don't understand you people. Transformers the cartoons were just an attempt to sell shiatty toys, so why is it a surprise when Transformers the movies are just a shiatty explosion filled non-sensical action flicks?


Optimus rides Grimlock, so shut up.
 
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