Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In preparation

Going to be seeing IMAX Revenge of the Fallen tomorrow night! Got some pre-movie thoughts.

Heading in to this hoping to have fun, and I expect I will.

The internet's going to be a warzone, but luckily on TFW most of that is contained in one subforum. XD

Only thing I'm not looking forward to is once again hitting a cavalcade of "Why do you like such a crap movie" from people I know who aren't as big a fanboy for cartoon robots as I am. Let me lay this out:

I've been into Transformers for about 24ish years, without any of those years-long breaks a lot of other people bring up. I've been heavily active in the online fandom since late '99.

I am seeing the movie in order to enjoy very different things than most average moviegoers and critics.

While I don't plan to defend any of the movie's likely multitudinous faults, the only thing I don't have patience for is "Man it must suck being a Transformers fan and seeing that movie, huh, since it totally ruined the soul of the franchise". I dunno why it bothers me, but whenever I get that it always makes me sigh. And the face hits the palm as I then get told all about how Transformers used to be awesome, nostalgia nostalgia, etc etc.

It annoys me because it turns me into a "snobby nerd who knows more about Transformers than you do" guy for a few seconds. XD Though I take solace in my neuroses being nice and harmless like that.

Revenge of the Fallen is not in a position to ruin Transformers. I like big robots that talk to each other. There are years of fiction and history between '86 and now. I can explain them if you want, but I admit I doubt a lot of people want to know about it.

Anyway, onto the movie, and then onto the lulz of the online discussion spectating!


  1. Agreed Vangelus! Though I admit to having just recently gotten BACK into TF after many years, I have been a giant robot fan for the entire intervening period. As a fan of the genre, I cannot, CANNOT wait to see this film and know that while it will not be an epic of oscar-winning proportions, it will be EPIC in the way that you and I know EPIC to be!

  2. I completely agree. I can't wait to see this sucker.