Which is no surprise, considering how many fans there are of the franchise. This is the fifth film of the franchise with Michael Bay at the helm.
And with the release of this trailer, comes the critics and the fans.
The fans just want to be kids again and love the franchise for WHAT IT IS... giant alien robots, realized in grand fashion, on the screen, in 3D, as they watch their toys beat the living shit out of each other. It's a popcorn fun film and they manage to stuff a bit of a story in there to boot.
But the all-so-knowing critics are at it again... some just to make themselves feel superior and others, to pretend they know more than Hasbro, Michael Bay and Paramount, venting their "expertise" about what's wrong with the trailer and the franchise.
One piece out there was begging Michael Bay to stop making these films.
Though to be honest, I love the honesty in this tweet:
"Every Transformers trailer is sick and every movie sucks except the first one. That said, I'm totally seeing the new one in theaters."
— Hutch (@z0mgItsHutch) December 6, 2016
[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6FWO04COLU ]
You see, it's movies exactly like this that prompted me to create a secondary movie rating system. One where it does not compete with actual, great dramatic movies, but rather, pits movies like this against the rest of the fantasy action fest genre of films.
You can't compare Gone with the Wind to Transformers on the same review scale. At least not honestly.
But if some writers out there feel compelled to beg Michael Bay to stop making these BILLION DOLLAR movies, because the franchise has made billions for everyone involved, I think the writers need to refocus their efforts on the fans that LOVE these films.
If the fans did not like them, the movies would not be made. Period. So it's the fans they must compel to stop seeing the movies. Not the movie makers.
Either way, judging from the view tally of the trailer, this new Transformers film will go on to make another billion so Hasbro and Paramount can move on with their Transformers Cinematic Universe. And there's a hell of a creative team behind that universe: Steve DeKnight (Daredevil), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Lindsey Beer (How To Nail An Alien) and Christina Hodson (Unforgettable).
Critics: Deal... the franchise is going to be here for a little while longer because I can't see that bunch of creative talent putting crap together! Unless you know something they don't, and can do it better! I can't!
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