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Transformers: The Movie 
28th-Jul-2007 09:45 pm
I was going to write a post about this, honestly!

It was going to praise the childish humour at the same time as wondering why they felt the need to add all the sex references and tooliet gags that made it a 12A. It was going to talk about the weird choices they made about languages and wince at the all-too-commonplace racial stereotyping.

It was going to praise Bob almighty that they managed to do away with the fucking pink boobbot (I could, in fact, write an essay on how much I hated her very existence when I was a kid - I mean, her name is British slang for "a little bit naff", FFS), and mention how the human chicks-with-useful skills would be a lot coller if one of them actually put her useful skills to use and the other wasn't sexualised in EVERY SINGLE SHOT.

...but then there was this kick-arse death battle with giant robots and I forgot everything intelligent I had to say.
28th-Jul-2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
So another of those I really shouldn't like this but... movies?

I might be going to see it this week. Possibly.
28th-Jul-2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
Bah! you have already seen Transformers, I am quite jealous. I want to go see it myself, even though I wasnt the greatest fan of it as a cartoon series. But lately nostalgia has gotten me back into it.
28th-Jul-2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
Sam's Mom: Why are you so sweaty and filthy?
Sam: I'm, uh, a child, you know, I'm a teenager.

:D I really liked that quote.

29th-Jul-2007 12:05 am (UTC)
This post wins everything for Transformers reaction posts.
29th-Jul-2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
You mean Arcee? She's going to be in the sequel, unfortuneately. C'mon, give us a girl bot, without boobs! She's a robot, what does she need them for? They don't even have babies, much less the need to breast feed them!

I like that we had a secratary of defense who could actually defend himself.
29th-Jul-2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
Arcee is a stupid spelling. It've seen it spelled RC and always always pronounced 'arsey', as in 'like an arse'. IIRC all she ever did was work as Prime's secretary anyway. Someone recently told me they couldn't even remember her transforming.

Why do we need girlbots anyway? It's bad enough that they pander to racial and cultural stereotypes; they don't need to throw in gender roles as well. They're robots, for fuck's sake.
29th-Jul-2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind having female voices on the bots. A little equality. But they don't need to make them equate to gender roles etc etc etc.

Sadly, my favorite robot was the little guy who kept changing his other form.
29th-Jul-2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
I did, technically, see her transform in the old animated Transformers movie.

She turned, basically, into the Barbie-mobile. A hot pink sportscar.
30th-Jul-2007 10:49 am (UTC)
In the show I think she turned into a pink Seibertron hover vehicle, but it's been a looooooooooong time since I saw the show. She's also been a motorcycle (and was going to be one if she had made it into the movie). I just always hated that she wore lipstick... WTF!? I'm really glad she was left out.

We saw the movie 3 times XD
29th-Jul-2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
You touched on a couple reasons I just sorta felt meh about the movie. The robot battle at the end was good (But I still hate the resolution of "Uber device wins the day...see the stupid human is useful, oh wait...you mean we already showed that?). And the sexy girl would've been better, if well...you already pointed that out.

As for Arcee. She was there to provide sexual tension in a cartoon I still never grasped why(Even way back yonder I was "So ummm...are they going to make out, have nooky, why is there a female bot when...ouchies my brain is hurting over this.").

Course the movie should've had more action, less Baydialogue.
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