|More Than Meets the Eye
||[Jun. 6th, 2005|02:41 am]
People are starting to bitch over the Transformers movie being done to launch a family franchise.
They do remember it was a cartoon, right? For kids? And "family" doesn't necessarily mean 'bad' or 'childlike'. Shrek was a family film. The Star Wars movies.
Gods, this is stupid, and has me amazingly pissed off at the idiocy of people. "How dare they take something I loved when I was seven and market it towards seven year olds!"
They do remember it was a cartoon, right? For kids?
Er, not to mention "toy line".
I'm starting to come together with an actual scientific theory for all this wankerdom. Stay tuned.
I'm pretty sure narcisism is part of the equation there, combined with the anonymity of the internet, and lack of consequences for something you say to another faceless stranger...
Don Murphy, producer of the TF movie, and whose message board the above sillines started on, commented later in the thread about the situation:
WAITING TO HEAR FROM ME?
Michael was screening HALF of the Island because he had to.
Michael is NOT focused on TRANSFORMERS yet- we are.
The script as we all understand it is a family film in the same way that Episode 3 is a family film.
Michael is unaware that the fan base is this huge. He apparently doesn't understand that he is gonna be asked questions like this like no other.
Until I get the script, every concern in this thread is wank. Just masturbation.
People had to be EXPLAINED TO that it will be a family movie in the sense of Star Wars? Many of them calmed down pretty well at that point. Good gods, people. Use your brains! Think! Don't just hear an off-the-cuff remark, make wild assumptions (We do remember what they say about assume, yes?), and then go post your opinion on the internet to feel superior. *cough*
And I love how he actually used wank. ;)
Hmm, I think I need to add that classic "assume" quote somewhere in the userinfo...
Hmmm... Am I wrong when I recall that the original Transformers comics / cartoons were primarily designed to sell toys to kids?
Sometimes I regret that all the cool things that were around in the `eighties or later weren't around back when I was seven years old. Then again... there were still plenty of cool things for kids back then, just different things. Back when I was seven, you could get bicycles that pretended to be choppers (if you used enough imagination). Healing manufactured them and sold them by the container-load. Thirty years later, looking at the back covers of some of last month's comics, the same idea is coming back into vogue, although there isn't nearly as much imagination needed on the part of the seven year old.
I don't begrudge today's kids having what I wanted back when I was that age... why should anyone begrudge seven year olds having Transformers again?
On the subject of wankerdom... I may have to actually post something serious one of these days... I'm reading so many people who were underwhelmed by the Hitchhiker movie because it's Not Faithful Enough To The Books. Even though it was great fun. *Sigh*
Oh! Please do.
I hate being the only one posting stuff here. =)
I kinda fall in-between on the movie. It was fun in it's own right, but was terribly frustrating in a lot of little ways that just bugged me.
A fine H2G2 film, but I rank it behind all the other adaptations, which isn't to say it was bad. Something has to be last in a ranking.