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Tiny Brontosaurus
Aug 1, 2013

by Lowtax


Soup du Jour posted:

I cannot wait for the We Hate Movies Power Hour.

The boys better hurry, because I can't imagine doing a Power Hour over the age of 35 and living.

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PotatoManJack
Nov 9, 2009


Tiny Brontosaurus posted:

The boys better hurry, because I can't imagine doing a Power Hour over the age of 35 and living.

I did one in college thinking it sounded easy. It's not so much the alcohol that gets you as opposed to the bloating.

Needless to say, it was not repeated.

Tart Kitty
Dec 17, 2016

Oh, well, that's all water under the bridge, as I always say. Water under the bridge!



First Tranformers episode is up. It's, unsurprisingly, pretty great.

"Don Rumsfeld was eaten by a Jeep."

Evil Mastermind
Apr 28, 2008



It's an oddly sexual episode, I gotta say.

I like their White Trash Michael Bay, though. "Hold on her tummy..."

MariusLecter
Sep 5, 2009

NI MUERTE NI MIEDO


Shyah LeBeau?

well why not
Feb 9, 2009





Tape Man is another genius OC WHM character.

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



MariusLecter posted:

Shyah LeBeau?

La-Boof

Tender Bender
Sep 17, 2004



Ok uhhh what is the role of tape in movies, is this a known thing?

Evil Mastermind
Apr 28, 2008



well why not posted:

Tape Man is another genius OC WHM character.

"I went to Tape Man's house last night, and he has some weird porn."

GrandpaPants
Feb 13, 2006


Free to roam the heavens in man's noble quest to investigate the weirdness of the universe!



Tender Bender posted:

Ok uhhh what is the role of tape in movies, is this a known thing?

They put tape on the ground so that actors know where to move within a scene. Unless there's another use that they're referring to that I'm not aware of.

Fezz
Aug 31, 2001
You should feel ashamed.

In this case I believe it was to tape the actor's clothes to their bodies to show off enough skin without getting that R rating.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


HERE COMES KAZAA

HE IS ALSO A BOOMBOX

The Deleter
May 22, 2010


Eric's bizarre insistence on figuring out if Transformers kiss was weird.

Inkspot
Dec 3, 2013

I believe I have
an appointment.
Mr. Goongala?


It'll be worth it after someone tells him the answer is, unfortunately, yes.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


Fezz posted:

In this case I believe it was to tape the actor's clothes to their bodies to show off enough skin without getting that R rating.

Yeah, it's all about getting that shirt down nice and low without bringing the MPAA into it. Like J-Lo's Grammy Dress.

Evil Mastermind
Apr 28, 2008



Inkspot posted:

It'll be worth it after someone tells him the answer is, unfortunately, yes.

I love how on the actual character pages, they summarize that...property...as quickly as they can just to get past it. And that the fandom just pretty much ignores it.

The TF wiki is great because it truly understands what the point of all the cartoons, comics, and movies is.

Super Fan
Jul 16, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


How bad are the Transformers movies? I'm thinking about watching them so I can follow along with WHM.

MariusLecter
Sep 5, 2009

NI MUERTE NI MIEDO


Super Fan posted:

How bad are the Transformers movies? I'm thinking about watching them so I can follow along with WHM.

Its safe to skip them, imo.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Super Fan posted:

How bad are the Transformers movies? I'm thinking about watching them so I can follow along with WHM.
Real bad. 1 is barely passable, but 2 and beyond become loving unbearable.

secretly best girl
Mar 27, 2007

I see you choosing that other route. How dare you.

4 is amazingly "what the christ" and I'm hoping 5 keeps up that momentum. If you're into utter insanity, though, 3 is also on the table

duz
Jul 11, 2005

Come on Ilhan, lets go bag us a shitpost




Evil Mastermind posted:

I love how on the actual character pages, they summarize that...property...as quickly as they can just to get past it. And that the fandom just pretty much ignores it.

The TF wiki is great because it truly understands what the point of all the cartoons, comics, and movies is.

Oh wow, that page for Kiss Players is an interesting read.

quote:

This reaction took a sharp turn with the unveiling of the Dengeki Daioh manga. Although not featuring any explicit nudity or sexual content, the comic consists of a virtually unhalting stream of images clearly designed to evoke various violent sexual situations, from the endless streams of viscous, white liquid that frequently splatter over the scantily-clad-to-nude cast members, to cowering, flush-faced, teary-eyed girls pressed against walls with their hips raised into the air, to the most (in)famous of all, the distinctive image of the Legion's blatant penis-tongue, leaking goo from a goddamn urethra.

porfiria
Dec 10, 2008


They're phantasmagorias of CG excess, sexuality, and violence. The third one is basically a first act and then over and hour of the most kinetic, insane robot violence you'll ever witness. They're not exactly good but they're pretty excellent mirrors of late stage American capitalism. Michael Bay is incredibly adept at what he does.

clown shoes
Jul 17, 2004

Nothing but clowns down here.

Super Fan posted:

How bad are the Transformers movies? I'm thinking about watching them so I can follow along with WHM.

Roger Ebert's Transformers 2 review is one of my favorites. He gave it one star. He gave the first one three stars.

Roger Ebert posted:

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.

He also mentions it in his G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra review

Roger Ebert posted:

"G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" is a 118-minute animated film with sequences involving the faces and other body parts of human beings. It is sure to be enjoyed by those whose movie appreciation is defined by the ability to discern that moving pictures and sound are being employed to depict violence. Nevertheless, it is better than "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

Rev. Bleech_
Oct 19, 2004

We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte - just delivered the BUMB, the Hiroshima bumb. Eleven hundred men went into the water.



Super Fan posted:

How bad are the Transformers movies? I'm thinking about watching them so I can follow along with WHM.

The first is passable (just) basic-cable rainy day fodder. The second is a ball of godawful racially-unfortunate incoherence no one with an IQ would enjoy unironically. The third manages to not just be a bad movie, but morally repugnant and revolting. I haven't seen the fourth, but I hear it's so long that the first showing will wrap up just before the fifth movie comes out.

EDIT: Enjoy this video of the two new autobots they added in the second one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRVqVwGWocM

Rev. Bleech_ fucked around with this message at 04:34 on Jun 7, 2017

The Deleter
May 22, 2010


Two is very very bad and made me not see any of the others outside of clips of Optimus being a psychopath and murdering everything, so there's that. Five looks like it's going balls deep on the psycho Optimus too so that might come back around to amazing.

well why not
Feb 9, 2009





1 is a fairly 'predictable' action movie, 2 is way, way crazier. It involves teleportation, star-destroying weapons and has the weird racist side characters.

The third movie is basically a disaster movie around the destruction of Chicago, with the dude from Grey's Anatomy trying to gently caress Sam's girlfriend. It also has Malkovich acting like a lunatic CEO and a bunch of wild set pieces. Weird foreshadowing of 'Evil Spock' leads to a Leonard Nimoy traitorbot. Basically, dig up the other TF thread an have a read; become one of the CD elite who understand that Bay is cinema magic made man:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3571842&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1

The PDF is worth a scroll, if only for the stuff about Optimus Prime being a total fascist murderer who attempts to remove and destroy the identities of his working class enemies.

#4 was weird. It's kind of a retread of the other films, but ditches the cast and adds Kelsey Grammer and Mark Wahlberg (this is an improvement, I believe). It features robots turning into CG pixel storms, dinorobots and Optimus being the fascist we all know and love. They also finally put 2 + 2 together and hired Skrillex to make robot dubstep sounds, about the time he moved away from that entire genre, ironically.

well why not fucked around with this message at 12:55 on Jun 7, 2017

Apes-Ma
Aug 9, 2011

Your cage isn't getting any bigger.


Someone should send that PDF to the WHM gang for their next mailbag.

well why not
Feb 9, 2009





I can't imagine that they'd do anything but laugh at it.

MariusLecter
Sep 5, 2009

NI MUERTE NI MIEDO


well why not posted:

I can't imagine that they'd do anything but laugh at it.

Theyve given us so much, giving them a chuckle is the least we can do.

thrawn527
Mar 27, 2004

Thrawn/Pellaeon
Studying the art of terrorists
To keep you safe

Transformers 1 was pretty good when they were focusing on the action, and garbage when they focused on the plot. Unfortunately, as the guys pointed out in the podcast, there isn't nearly enough action, so it's an alright but mostly bad movie. Transformers 2 is basically irredeemable, and involves a giant robot with nuts. This isn't just hinted at either, one character identifies himself as below the robot scrotum. I hate that loving movie.

Transformers 3 was almost on it's way to better. The attack on Chicago is actually rather impressive, and a way better "city destruction" city than The Avengers (which made it even harder to watch the latter, as Transformers 3 came out first). Looks great and moments of tension and peril. But the plot, again, completely sucks and makes no sense (what exactly did Patrick Dempsey think was going to happen to him had they been successful?), Megan Fox has bailed out and been replaced by someone who straight up cannot act, and the movie doubles down on "Isn't the military awesome?" even more so than the usual Bay fare.

I finally learned my lesson and I haven't seen the 4th one.

fake edit: Oh, and Shia is pretty awful in all of them. And I don't normally mind him. Well, until he semi-recent multi year meltdown he's been having.

Calaveron
Aug 7, 2006


Transformers 3 is the worst movie I've ever seen but I had a blast with 4 because Marky Mark has more charisma than Even Stevens (zero) and it had Frasier as the main villain

Invalid Validation
Jan 13, 2008

DON'T DOUBLE DOWN ON YOUR STUPID SHIT JUST CAUSE YOU THINK IT'S FUNNY. YOU MAKE STUPID FUCKING DECISIONS ALL THE TIME THEN DOUBLE DOWN LIKE A PETULANT CHILD. GOD I FUCKING HATE YOU SO MUCH SOMETIMES.

The 4th one is so bad it's kind of impressive. It's loving insane and I don't even hate the first or third ones.

Rev. Bleech_
Oct 19, 2004

We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte - just delivered the BUMB, the Hiroshima bumb. Eleven hundred men went into the water.



I could swear one of them misspoke and mentioned Megatron "ripping Jax in half". Better movie.

I also have a hard time hating Shia LeBeouf despite his awful screen presence solely for this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0u4M6vppCI

thrawn527
Mar 27, 2004

Thrawn/Pellaeon
Studying the art of terrorists
To keep you safe

Rev. Bleech_ posted:

I could swear one of them misspoke and mentioned Megatron "ripping Jax in half". Better movie.

Yeah one of them did once near the end.

fatherboxx
Mar 25, 2013



Half of him is in the robot heaven, the other half is in the human hell.

Tato
Jun 19, 2001

DIRECTIVE 236: Promote pro-social values


I've listened to a lot of eps but still have plenty in the backlog. What episode is the creation of the Gallagher "I can do ______, Mark!" joke? I always laugh at it but I have no idea where it even originated from.

Tiny Brontosaurus
Aug 1, 2013

by Lowtax


Tato posted:

I've listened to a lot of eps but still have plenty in the backlog. What episode is the creation of the Gallagher "I can do ______, Mark!" joke? I always laugh at it but I have no idea where it even originated from.

That is from a legendary Marc Maron Podcast interview with Gallagher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BChMJQcGIY

thrawn527
Mar 27, 2004

Thrawn/Pellaeon
Studying the art of terrorists
To keep you safe

Tiny Brontosaurus posted:

That is from a legendary Marc Maron Podcast interview with Gallagher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BChMJQcGIY

I think he meant with WHM episode did they first bring it up. And sorry, I don't remember.

Tiny Brontosaurus
Aug 1, 2013

by Lowtax


thrawn527 posted:

I think he meant with WHM episode did they first bring it up. And sorry, I don't remember.

If they had a sliiightly spergier fanbase we'd have a wiki cataloguing this kind of thing.

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SleepCousinDeath
Oct 13, 2012


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LyBTX9AtHM

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