Alright, I'm stopping by after a hiatus - lots of things went into between the last post, did go to Japan thou!
Yes, there is no sense of shame on buying used-goods in Japan, heck, a used PSP can fetch more money than buying a new one in the US (hard for me to find ltd ed of PSP there!). And yes, I did see USED Gundam on Blu-Ray there, so no biggie at all.
OK, last of the Bay's TF movies, if there is anything good, its finally over!
Seriously, this franchise needs a reboot, not a sequel!
DotM isn't much an improvement over RotF, and I think its more disappointing to watch it than RotF, and to be honest, neither RotF and DotM aren't worth praising at all. I do like some of Bay's work, and OMG, Soul Bro likes the Island! Yes, I think the Island is his most-underrated film, granted fanboys complained that the script for a nude scene with Scarlett Johansson was dropped, I say the character development in the Island was one of the better.
At over 2 and half hours, I say the first hour was a total waste, I think it is a disgrace to have Buzz Aldrin show up in a scene that becomes irreverent later on, as well as John Malkovich and Ken Jeong (using my name!
). So how is Sam not having a job relevant to the plot?
Megatron becoming Chicken George when he shows up and is the bitch in the last two films! What the F**K!? And Starscream acting like a stupid henchman, Shockwave as a robot with mechanical tentacles (this is not Tremors!), man, this trilogy has been F**KED from the first film. To me, Bay never gave a S**T about the Transformer mythology - he called the Dinobots a stupid idea, thought Unicron was unimportant. And like Soul Bro, with all 3 films, we, the viewers, never seems to develop a bond with characters. The Allspark and Matrix, which are critical artifacts in the Transformer universe, became nothing but a minor prop piece.
I know people will say Bay is a money generator, but as a TF fan, I do worry viewers will be mislead about the TF universe. Gosh, Beast Wars, Galaxy Force/Cybertron, and Animated had better storyline and character development. SO, please everyone, just say NO to a forth one, and ask for REBOOT!
Gundam universe does try to reflect our modern world, UC dealt with space development as a way to lower the Earth's population strain, the struggle of citizen identity (where skin color doesn't matter, but are you one with the colonies or E.F.). SEED C.E. did have concerns of human ethics and natural vs artificial, and it drags down to intolerance of each other. 00's era is closest to ours, where advanced technology in the future will not necessary resolve any bloody conflicts that have lasted for generations. There is no perfect world, but how does one try to find hope and meaning, I think that is the key.
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