January 10, 2013

How to Make Transformers 4 Awesome

I enjoyed Michael Bay’s first Transformers movie but the other two were ruined by lots of pointless and unfunny comic relief, so here’s what they can do to make the next movie awesome.




Get rid of the “comic relief”; in the history of cinema, comic relief characters have never been funny, only annoying.

Don’t bother with The Dinbots; I know this is blasphemy but the whole “Me Grimlock” thing gets annoying after 30 seconds. I used to love them as a kid but now they’re just lame; the Dinobots just wouldn’t work in a live action movie.

Focus less on the annoying teenage characters and make Mark Wahlberg the main hero of it. Characters and story are key; give us a sympathetic protagonist who we actually care about and who has a great story as well.

As cool as it would be to see Unicron, we’ve already seen him in the 1986 version and it would make the budget like a billion dollars!

Bring in Galvatron; Megatron is dead, long live Galvatron. He was always the cooler character anyway so I want to see him as the bad guy.

I want to see Hot Rod in one form or another and maybe have him eventually become Rodimus Prime.

I’d love to see Scourge, Warpath, Cup, Cliffjumper, Prowl and a few more Transformers.

Keep the story straightforward; we don’t need an hour and a half of exposition. This isn’t Oscar stuff, we just want robot related smashy smashy.

You could easily cut the run time as well. Make it about an hour and 45 minutes or something.

Keep Steve Jablonsky as his music wass the best thing about the previous movies.

Possibly take it off Earth and have more time on Cybertron.

Visually the Transformers movies are spectacular; can’t fault them at all, but just make the scenes between the spectacle equally as interesting. Sorry to use the tired “Nolan” comaprison but here goes. Look at what Nolan has done with Batman; Bruce Wayne is arguably even more interesting than Batman because he is a well developed character. You aren’t counting the seconds until the next action scene because the story and character are at the forefront.

And there you have it, with a few adjustments, you have yourself a merry little Transformers movie with decent action and maybe, just maybe characters who you don’t want to die.

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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