Transformers

Transformers
US Theatrical: Jul 03, 2007

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Ghosty404
said at 12:24 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
Smart idea, Bay. Hire Frank Welker to be anyone but Megatron. -rolls eyes-

Even after nearly ten years, this still bugs me.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:17 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
@Ghosty404 Let's break this down here.

-Holy crap, it's almost as if Bay's the director and wields a large amount of creative control. I'm about to drop something that might spoil the film industry: CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE OF MAKING DECISIONS. And those people aren't us. This was Michael Bay's movie. HE is in charge. If he wants a blue house and you want a pink house, guess what? We're getting a blue house. Favreau wanted Jarvis to be an AI program. Nolan didn't want Bane to be a juiced-up monster. We're only getting a more classic Hawkeye costume in the MCU after three whole movies. Whedon gave Ultron lips. Godzilla only breathed fire in his last three minutes on screen. Need I go on?

-Bay DID audition Frank for the role in the first movie. He even compliments him and calls him "a great voice artist" in the audio commentary. But the voice that Frank used to audition, which is presumably his G1 voice, didn't fit with what Bay (read: the director) wanted in HIS movie. He had a certain vision of how he wanted Megatron to look and sound, and Frank's voice apparently didn't match up. Bay didn't feel comfortable asking Frank to change his iconic voice for Megatron. And we all know that HAD Bay cast Frank and made him change his voice, the fandom would still be whining about it.

-So he casts Frank as Soundwave in "Transformers 2" and "Transformers 3", as well as a handful of other minor characters. And cast him as Galvatron in "Transformers 4". And cast Frank as Megatron in the Universal Studios ride. So Bay gave us Frank as Soundwave and Galvatron again, two other iconic Frank Transformers, and eventually Megatron, but you're still upset? Any other fandom would be applauding that after NOT being in the first movie, Frank was in the next THREE.

But yeah, let's roll our eyes that a director made a directorial decision based on his creative preferences which still ended up doing something nice for the fandom.
Ghosty404
said at 3:11 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
@TylerMirage Ah.. I didn't mean to sound like a bitter sack of grapes back there.

I should've rephrased my original comment, since I was having a bad day; I don't mind Agent Smith Megatron, but it's a creative decision that I just can't get behind. I'm aware that if everything was exactly the same as it was in the show, then people would be uninterested, or if it would be too different, people wouldn't like it.

It's a minefield, really. So, sorry if I sounded like an arse with my statement. I understand Bay is the big man of the house, he is clear on what he's doing (okay yeah, Peter Cullen as Optimus should've been enough and Frank Welker is Soundwave), but it's one I've personally don't fancy.

Don't take this all as anything personal, mate. I'm just a little cynical and I should probably lighten up more.

Besides, Bay made Wheelie less annoying and rhyming. Anyone who can make Wheelie tolerable is fine by me.. plus he's still the visual effects king. Just that I don't really fancy Weav-atron for me.
Ghosty404
said at 3:13 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
@Ghosty404 And I see Weavatron fans, and they're entitled to they're own opinion.
lnytune1
said at 5:14 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Since this is a VOICE ACTING website after all, I feel the need to be the first to say that this franchise had some EXCELLENT voice actors.
zOsirisS19985zX
said at 12:38 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
I wouldn't necessarily count these as legit Transformers part of the entire franchise because.... well you know ''Bayformers'' but i guess i don't see how you could not love this. It's a good reboot to the series until the whole live action transformers became a meme paradise for people especially a lot of Transformers fans to pick on Michael Bay, explosions, Megan Fox, and Linkin Park. lol
Sketch9988
said at 6:11 PM on Tue Apr 28 2015
I know a lot of people don't like this franchise. And I can understand why. I, however, love them! And the first is definitely the best.
Ross123
said at 7:36 AM on Sun May 25 2014
This is probably the only good Transformers movie. 3 was ok while 2 sucked hard.

The voice acting I thought was well done. The story wasn't too bad. The action scenes weren't too bad though.

Overall, Transformers is a pretty good film.
dreamer
said at 7:05 AM on Mon Jul 2 2012
One of them sounded like Robby Bensen which was strange when he didn't voice a character
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:49 PM on Thu Oct 11 2012
@dreamer Which one do you think sounded like Robby Benson?
dreamer
said at 4:07 PM on Tue Oct 16 2012
@TylerMirage gosh, I can't remember :( sorry. I just saw parts of it when it was playing back in July. I know nothing about the characters lol.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:02 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012
@dreamer Pfft, no worries, dreamer. :) I was merely curious. They all have very deep, gruff voices so I was wondering which one, ha ha.
Sparx94
said at 3:08 PM on Thu Jan 23 2014
@dreamer My mom thought Megatron was played by Robby Bensen.
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