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Old April 15 2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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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???

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Old April 15 2010, 06:12 PM   #2
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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?
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Old April 15 2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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Re: More Menacing Decepticons?

Jetfire wrote: View Post
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???

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)
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Old April 18 2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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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?
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Old April 18 2010, 03:06 PM   #5
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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
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Old April 18 2010, 03:28 PM   #6
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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.
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Old April 18 2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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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
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Old April 19 2010, 12:47 AM   #8
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Re: More Menacing Decepticons?

Jetfire wrote: View Post
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???

The movie was directed by Michael Bay.
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Old April 19 2010, 12:57 AM   #9
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Re: More Menacing Decepticons?

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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???

The movie was directed by Michael Bay.
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Old April 28 2010, 06:02 AM   #10
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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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