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Jetfire April 15 2010 06:00 PM

More Menacing Decepticons?
 
In Transformers & ROTF...shouldn't the Decepticons have been more menacing? In the movies they are kinda a joke really...shouldn't they just be EVIL! And darker. I know that isn't how they are portrayed in the cartoons really...but for live action don't you think they should have kicked it up a notch???

:shrug:

FreezeC77 April 15 2010 06:12 PM

Re: More Menacing Decepticons?
 
Picking up humans and ripping off their limbs and then flinging them at other fleeing humans. Seeing a dismembered leg bone spear someone through the gut?

Bishbot April 15 2010 07:06 PM

Re: More Menacing Decepticons?
 
Quote:

Jetfire wrote: (Post 3999091)
In Transformers & ROTF...shouldn't the Decepticons have been more menacing? In the movies they are kinda a joke really...shouldn't they just be EVIL! And darker. I know that isn't how they are portrayed in the cartoons really...but for live action don't you think they should have kicked it up a notch???

:shrug:

The Decepticons in the movies LOOK pretty menacing but are just kind of anonymous really. I wouldn't even call them a joke. They're just ugly looking cannon fodder. In ROTF they actually have completely personality free soldier Decepticons that all look the same. I understand they are probably saving CGI budget, but one of the BEST things about Transformers is that each robot has it's own personality and abilities.

(Also, no uber-fans try to correct me by talking about Seeker clones, or Terrorcons or Insecticons or whatnot. I know all that stuff, but I meant IN GENERAL that was part of the appeal)

Kibbin April 18 2010 01:27 PM

Re: More Menacing Decepticons?
 
That was a problem even as far as the first movie imo, can anybody name the decepticons in the first movie? I mean sure there's Megatron aaaaaaaaaaand we'll call the jet Starscream I guess cos we like that name but the rest of them?

Mr. Sin April 18 2010 03:06 PM

Re: More Menacing Decepticons?
 
Most of them named themselves when Frenzy found the allspark.

They are:

Barracade-The police car
Bonecrusher-The construction vehichle that Optimus destroys
Brawl (Although in the movie he was accidentally called Devestator)-The Tank
Frenzy-The small Decepticon
Scorponox-The scorpion

DonIago April 18 2010 03:28 PM

Re: More Menacing Decepticons?
 
I don't know whether they should have been more menacing per se, but it "amuses" me that they leave such an obvious target as Hoover Dam essentially untouched after freeing Megatron.

captcalhoun April 18 2010 07:47 PM

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Mr. Sin wrote: (Post 4006417)
Most of them named themselves when Frenzy found the allspark.

They are:

Barracade-The police car
Bonecrusher-The construction vehichle that Optimus destroys
Brawl (Although in the movie he was accidentally called Devestator)-The Tank
Frenzy-The small Decepticon
Scorponox-The scorpion

you forgot Blackout the MH-53 Pave Low III helicopter

Trekker4747 April 19 2010 12:47 AM

Re: More Menacing Decepticons?
 
Quote:

Jetfire wrote: (Post 3999091)
In Transformers & ROTF...shouldn't the Decepticons have been more menacing? In the movies they are kinda a joke really...shouldn't they just be EVIL! And darker. I know that isn't how they are portrayed in the cartoons really...but for live action don't you think they should have kicked it up a notch???

:shrug:

The movie was directed by Michael Bay.

T'Baio April 19 2010 12:57 AM

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Trekker4747 wrote: (Post 4007622)
Quote:

Jetfire wrote: (Post 3999091)
In Transformers & ROTF...shouldn't the Decepticons have been more menacing? In the movies they are kinda a joke really...shouldn't they just be EVIL! And darker. I know that isn't how they are portrayed in the cartoons really...but for live action don't you think they should have kicked it up a notch???

:shrug:

The movie was directed by Michael Bay.

This.

Hober Mallow April 28 2010 06:02 AM

Re: More Menacing Decepticons?
 
Blackout was pretty menacing in the first film, but by the second film we have a tiny radio controlled truck Decepticon who humps your leg.


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