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Title: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen & G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on February 01, 2009, 08:51:09 AM
Super Bowl TV Spots:



Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dgqC3QRNBus





G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WsogJy3zxLk

Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen & G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on February 01, 2009, 12:57:34 PM
Aw, no!  They took the Revenge Of The Fallen one down!  >_<



From YouTube, anyway.  Try here:

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-super-bowl-spot-6088

http://transformers.moviechronicles.com/2009-02/transformers-2-teaser-trailer-is-here-early/

Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on February 01, 2009, 06:44:55 PM
Okay, I edited the first post with another round of working YouTube links.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: Revned on February 01, 2009, 06:48:21 PM
I wasn't the biggest fan, but that's not quite how I remember GI Joe...
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: TerraEsperZ on February 01, 2009, 09:06:42 PM
I'm not seeing countless laser beams flying everywhere and hitting nothing >:(



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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: DarkWolf on February 01, 2009, 09:32:28 PM
I hope they bring down aircraft with small arms fire in G.I. Joe.  Otherwise it won't be the same. =D
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on February 02, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
I noticed the Joes imitating Ironhide from the first Transformers film as they did flips on the streets to avoid some shots.  Also, another Joe with his dog attempt to imitate Bonecrusher by crashing through a bus.  :P



Of these two teasers, the G.I. Joe one was more interesting, but maybe because they're teasing that the G.I. Joes are back, Hollywood-style.  The Transformers sequel we all knew was coming and we pretty much expect lots of carnage, and all they're showing here is just as much.  Still pretty impressive, though.



Word is that huge guy at the end (the one with the big wheel and resembles a Hulked-out Thrust from Beast Machines) is supposedly just a single Constructicon, not the combined form.  Whoa.  If so, the combined form of seven is going to be massive, though that goes without saying.  I also noticed one of the two figures following the Decepticon Audi (the one that tumbles out of the building before transforming) on only my second viewing of it without truly looking for them.  Supposedly one of those two pursuers could be Arcee.



I think there's supposed to be a "fuller" teaser attached to Friday The 13th (the film), which opens this Friday (the 13th), and a high-quality official Quicktime version will be available a week after that.  Then we can really go nuts with frame-by-frame analysis.  :P
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: StarFighters76 on February 02, 2009, 10:15:42 AM
Revned Said:
I wasn't the biggest fan, but that's not quite how I remember GI Joe...

Likewise, that doesn't look like the GI Joe I knew back in the 80s.



As for Transformers, looks interesting. I just hope it's true that the Transformers will have some actual screentime. That was a major downside for the first movie: Too much human action. It's a movie about robots fighting robots, so where's the robots?

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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on February 02, 2009, 02:40:05 PM
The animators had to figure out a lot of stuff that hadn't been done before when they were animating the Transformers in the first film, and I recall the writers admitting that the robots couldn't have a lot of screen time because of that, hence the useless human storylines, especially the hackers'.  By extension, if animation really was that tricky, that might explain the often-used "shaky-cam" that made the fights hard to watch but hid any potentially sloppy animation sequences.



Now they promise that they know what they're doing, and they have around forty robots.  They even pointed out they could even add more robot-only scenes, even entirely in post-production, especially for the Decepticons (who were particularly lacking in the first one).



Forty Transformers sounds like a lot, but it's only about three times as many as in the first film, and it almost seems like they could've almost had three times more screen time than they did.  Though I expect a lot of minor characters will end up being background cannon fodder (like Jazz practically was, sadly) - though these background guys will probably help sell toys if they at least look cool in however many seconds they appear in.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on February 16, 2009, 04:37:49 PM
Full teaser trailer for Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen now available on Yahoo! Movies.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: StarFighters76 on February 17, 2009, 10:30:52 PM
Wow, impressive! I'm already planning to see the movie, now I have more of a reason to see it.

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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on April 19, 2009, 12:39:27 AM
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: TerraEsperZ on April 20, 2009, 07:18:03 PM
I will *LOVE* this movie. There are more robots than ever before, and from that clip above, Bay is actually using wider shots so we can actually tell what's happening whenever two robots meet.



With that and Star Trek, this might just be one of my best year in terms of movie ;)



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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on April 30, 2009, 05:37:26 PM
Official Trailer #3
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: Revned on April 30, 2009, 07:51:59 PM
I can't stand Shia LaBeouf.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on May 06, 2009, 11:45:40 AM
I'm certainly not hyped up about Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen because of him.  :P



He's certainly not the worst actor in the world, IMO.  I can put up with him for a couple hours a year.  But I don't get why Steven Spielberg thinks as highly of him as he does.  Surely the most well-known director in the world has worked with better talent?
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: TerraEsperZ on May 08, 2009, 10:06:17 PM
I just watched Trailer #3, and I got about as close to a nergasm as I possibly could. I'm a big TF fan, but at this point I don't even care if the plot is botched like in the first. This is a popcorn movie featuring giant transforming robots and it's going to own! This is the Independance Day of Transformers and I already love it for that fact alone.



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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: StarFighters76 on June 01, 2009, 12:19:30 PM
Now when is ROTF coming out? I hear the 26th but now I hear the 24th.

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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on June 01, 2009, 12:43:27 PM
The 26th was the release date for North America, but then it was moved to Wednesday the 24th.



The IMAX version also opens on the same day, which is unusual for Hollywood films; they usually use the IMAX experience as a way to "double-dip".



Initially I was planning to see it on the Thursday, since I figured the even-crazier-fans-than-I would be going nuts on Wednesday and that most other people would see it on Friday.  So Thursday would be a balance between the crazy people and the crazy crowds.  But now I am probably going to see it on Friday instead, to be able to see it with more people and to stay up later, but hopefully I can avoid hearing inevitable spoilers for a couple days (not that this kind of film would have many surprises, though).
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on June 08, 2009, 08:25:04 PM
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on June 09, 2009, 07:35:39 PM
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on June 19, 2009, 06:47:16 AM
More Vimeo clips from michael bay dot com:



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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on June 23, 2009, 06:07:57 AM
Turns out there is a midnight showing in the city.  I won't be going to that...but is anyone here planning to see it then where they live?



I really should have bought tickets for Wednesday instead of Friday.  I was hoping going on Friday would mean more people to go with, since that's the best way to see movies at theaters at all anyway (considering how quickly movies come to DVD/Blu-Ray these days), but at least according to my Facebook event, interest is incredibly low, and weird that none of the friends I see most often want to go at all!  And then there's a Playdium reunion party on Friday that I'm missing because of this movie...grr, I'm torn.



This one time that I actually bought tickets weeks in advance better not turn out to be a mistake.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: TerraEsperZ on June 23, 2009, 04:32:23 PM
Argh! If I want to see this in English, I have to wait until August 6th for the local IMAX to show it (or pay double the ticket price in taxi fare to get to and come back from the only movie theater that has it). Godamnit >:(



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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on June 26, 2009, 11:12:50 PM
Just got back from the IMAX showing.  :)



I won't get too much into it, but I feel they grabbed random things they liked from the mythology as per the comics, the cartoon, and the toys...little things they kind of put together.  Can't really explain what I mean without going into "spoilers"...so I won't, not here and now, anyway.



Good action when you could tell what was going on.  Still lots of blurry metal crunching action.  It's been bragged that there are 40-some robots here, but there were MANY that showed up for maybe a minute.  No joke.  Like guys in the background, who would just kind of show up whenever.  A few were killed moments after appearing, with less time than Bonecrusher in the first film.



I think all the people who are complaining about the crude humour need to lighten up.  I always thought I was the first to cringe at such jokes, but it's seriously not a big deal, and I don't think any of it was quite as bad as "Sam's Happy Time" from the first one.



In closing, I think it's a bit better than the first, but could have been a lot better if more Transformers were actually named and given real screen time.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: StarFighters76 on June 30, 2009, 09:59:18 AM
I just saw it myself and I must say it was definitely better than the first movie. Skids and Mudflap won pretty much, and of course Prime was just prime.

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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: Revned on July 12, 2009, 03:15:07 PM
God that was an awful movie. I guess you have to be a fan...
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: JonLeung on July 12, 2009, 03:49:54 PM
Granted, it wasn't perfect.



I think all those negative reviews blew up certain gripes out of proportion, especially particular jokes.  It's one thing to gripe about not being able to see the blurry action or not being able to tell the Transformers apart, but when reviews dwell on Sam's mom's pot brownie experience or Devastator's balls, it's like, get real.



I should revisit the first movie again, maybe it was better, and I'm just not remembering it correctly.  But, it figures that my dad borrowed our HD-DVD copy again just now.  WTF.  Since I have an HD-DVD/Blu-Ray combo maybe I'll just buy the Blu-Ray version and he can keep that one.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: TerraEsperZ on July 12, 2009, 11:30:10 PM
On Transformers forums, the opinion is that it's generally much worst than the first thanks to Bay being his usual self. The consensus, if such a thing can even exist among fans, is that it should be seen for the visual spectacle alone.



Doesn't really make me want to waste 5 or 6 hours to go see it in a theater really.



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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: TerraEsperZ on July 14, 2009, 06:24:42 PM
Well, I broke down and went to see it.



I have to admit I had a lot of fun and I love most of the new Transformers technology we saw like Devastator the combiner, Soundwave hacking that satellite, those little balls Ravage releases which then assemble into a bigger robot, Alice the Pretender, etc.



I must say that it's a pretty bad movie in most aspects, most of them thanks to Michael Bay's fetish for military hardware and explosions, and complete lack of understanding of the word 'pacing' (he most likely think it's a country in Asia or something).



Anyway, the new Leader Optimus Prime figure rules. It also makes me wish I had never bought the one from the first movie, because it sucks *bad* in comparison.



So there :)



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Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: snesmaster on July 14, 2009, 08:36:23 PM
I thought it was a decent movie.
Title: RE: Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen &amp; G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
Post by: StarFighters76 on July 16, 2009, 02:38:24 PM
Honestly I was about to be very sadden when Prime was killed, but happy when he was brought back to life as well as combine with Jetfire to form Jet Optimus/Convoy.



Also, Devastator, while big and powerful I liked, I wish it was more like an actual robot instead of some crawling mecha. Would have been way cooler, thought the constant classic transform sound as it was forming would have been better.

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