Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transformers: The Movie - The Death of Optimus Prime

It doesn't bother me that something I loved as a child has become a popular bastardized version of itself. What bothers me is that the new generation will never fully understand what made Transformers so iconic and why the live action films will never come close to the greatness of G1. We all had our favorite heroes and villains that we grew to love, but how can we now when our favorite robots don't have personalities? The new films aren't even about the Transformers, they're about special effects. The Transformers don't resemble themselves, they're incredibly shallow and simple. And since when did humans get this much face time in any of the Transformers series? The Transformers bread and butter has always been the interaction between the Autobots and Decepticons, who gives a fuck about the American military in a Transformers movie? Thank goodness for the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie, sure it was a marketing ploy to push the toys, but it was a marketing ploy with emotion god dammit. We cared about Optimus and we hated Hot Rod for what he did, we had actual feelings towards the characters, now all we care about is Megan Fox and CGI explosions. Sad.

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Analice said...

No offense, but this seems more like a generic "its different now it sucks" rant about the live action movies than a reason why this is on the top movie deaths of all time. I really enjoyed the video though (I am a huge tf fan, since childhood). I agree with it being on this blogger though. :)

Anonymous said...

personally I could care less about the new films(I didn't even watch the second film) It makes me want to vomit every time I hear how great the Transformers movie are. Vomit.

Jonfun said...

I agree & disagree. I like the new Transformers but you're right about the character depth. I'm glad to see the movies but they're not like the G1 stuff. I'm glad the series is out on DVD. Days of reliving the memories.

Anonymous said...

i couldnt agree with you more!! its so nice to know there are still people out there that can watch a movie and not say it was good just for the special effects. that doesnt make a movie! a good movie involves an awesome plot and great characters! but hollywood has seemed to abandoned all those concepts. now we are stuck with the shallowest films ever created and that makes me incredibly sad. now all i have to look forward to in movies and tv are awful remakes and prequels.