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Old August 4 2008, 05:39 PM   #16
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It will be an SR-71 Blackbird
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Old August 4 2008, 07:31 PM   #17
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Just mad they won't have Prowl
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Old August 4 2008, 09:13 PM   #18
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i want Sideswipe as a Lambo Gallardo or Murcielago...
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Old August 4 2008, 10:36 PM   #19
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Just mad they won't have Prowl
There have been pics of a Chevy Malibu police car, so you might get your wish. Personally I think he should be like a Charger police car, something a bit more muscly.
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Old August 4 2008, 10:49 PM   #20
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Barricade will be back, won't he? Maybe TPTB won't want two 'bots that are both police cars, especially if one's an Autobot and one a Decepticon.
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Old August 4 2008, 10:52 PM   #21
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^He will, but the leaked pics of the cop car is a predominatly white cop car so it might be something like that. Nothing confirmed yet though, so it might just be a police car and no Transformer.
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Old August 5 2008, 12:12 AM   #22
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3. Too many Chevy autobots. Nearly all autobots will be Chevys (except Prime). Why can't they throw in a better looking alternative mode here and there (I hate most GM designs).
While Ironhide is a GMC Topkick, Jazz a Pontiac Solstice and Ratchet is a Hummer (meaning only one Autobot is actually a Chevrolet model), I understand this gripe from a purely aesthetic standpoint ... but it's something that has to be taken with the realities of film production. Making the product placement deal with General Motors saved the first movie a significant amount of money, and that's totally forgivable.

Also, Ironhide's design was awesome and I will hear no argument to the contrary
True, but what I'm getting at is GM. Pontiacs and Hummers are made by GM. So is Chevy. Every autobot in TF1 was a GM... except Prime.

I did like Ironhide's design.

Wait till you all see all of the puddlejumping pregnant rollerskates made by GM that will be in this TF2 movie. 4 cylinder wonders made to be green with no guts.

Almost seems more like a Green Peace commercial than a TF film.
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Old August 5 2008, 12:14 AM   #23
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Just mad they won't have Prowl
Prowl as a Dodge Charger police cruiser would have been nice to break up the GM monopoly.

FWIW, I LOVED Barricade's alt-mode. Those retro Mustangs are very classy looking.
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Old August 5 2008, 12:17 AM   #24
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With Jetfire a Decepticon, it's too bad they couldn't give the Autobots SOME air power.

Perhaps Powerglide as a A10 Warthog, or even as the larger helo-plane hybrid V22 Osprey.
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Old August 5 2008, 01:13 AM   #25
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Barricade will be back, won't he? Maybe TPTB won't want two 'bots that are both police cars, especially if one's an Autobot and one a Decepticon.
With how Michael Bay directs, it would be confusing...
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Old August 5 2008, 01:45 AM   #26
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2. Less comic relief (much of the comic relief in TF1 was lame)
3. More character development (both humans and TFs)
I basically agree with this, though I'd probably go with 'better characters' as far as the humans are concerned. Either make them interesting or shove them to the sidelines, but either way I'd want more prominent role for the robots.

And Dinobots! Hey, it's Transformers. If the six-year old in me doesn't have a vote, what's the point? He likes dinosaurs. I know we're not getting Dinobots. But I'm doubtful we'll get less comic relief either.

I don't have gripes with reviving Megatron - I think the film allowed for that possibility and he is, anyway, the quintessential Transformers villain. Maybe this film could do a little more with him. Reviving Jazz seems pointless, though. There wasn't anything to that character. It doesn't exactly overturn a very sentimental death scene, either, so I'm just entirely nonplussed on this.
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Old August 5 2008, 05:24 AM   #27
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Hopes:
1. Better story/plot than TF1
2. Less comic relief (much of the comic relief in TF1 was lame)
3. More character development (both humans and TFs)
I basically agree with this, though I'd probably go with 'better characters' as far as the humans are concerned. Either make them interesting or shove them to the sidelines, but either way I'd want more prominent role for the robots.

And Dinobots! Hey, it's Transformers. If the six-year old in me doesn't have a vote, what's the point? He likes dinosaurs. I know we're not getting Dinobots. But I'm doubtful we'll get less comic relief either.

I don't have gripes with reviving Megatron - I think the film allowed for that possibility and he is, anyway, the quintessential Transformers villain. Maybe this film could do a little more with him. Reviving Jazz seems pointless, though. There wasn't anything to that character. It doesn't exactly overturn a very sentimental death scene, either, so I'm just entirely nonplussed on this.
I wasn't a dinobot fan... but I can live with them in TF3 (they're likely will be five movies). I'm confident you'll see a Dinobot in TF3-TF5.

Regarding Jazz, I thought he was the third most likable autobot after BumbleBee and Prime. Jazz had personality IMO. He was brave, taking on Megatron (as the smallest Autobot in the movie taking on the second most biggest and likely most powerful Decepticon) . He was also hip and cool. IMO, his death was harder to watch than if Ratchet or Ironhide were killed.

Ratchet seemed stuffy/snobby, IMO.

Ironhide was a grumpy geriatric autobot with a heir trigger, IMO.
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Old August 5 2008, 05:27 AM   #28
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I didn't think any of the Transformers (Autobot or Decepticon) sans Prime and Bumblebee had much personality. So, yeah, I would have had a non-reaction too had Ratchet or Ironhide died.
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Old August 5 2008, 05:30 AM   #29
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I didn't think any of the Transformers (Autobot or Decepticon) sans Prime and Bumblebee had much personality. So, yeah, I would have had a non-reaction too had Ratchet or Ironhide died.
Agree for the most part.

Bumblebee was my favorite, then Prime.

Jazz was number 3 for me, and much higher than all other Autobots and Decepticons.
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Barricade will be back, won't he? Maybe TPTB won't want two 'bots that are both police cars, especially if one's an Autobot and one a Decepticon.
With how Michael Bay directs, it would be confusing...
There is a thread on another board what the film be like if Chris Nolan was directing transformers.

I'm trying to stay away from spoilers on the movie now.
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