It’s rough being a corporate shill. Though really, since the cartoon was just an commercial for toys in the first place, the movie being a commercial for more expensive toys really isn’t that suprising. And I certainly enjoyed the commercial-riffic cartoons of my youth, so I don’t suspect that I will be particularly put off by the commercial-riffic-ness of the new movie of the cartoon of my youth. You see, I’m a big softy when it comes to battle scenes, and I even enjoyed some (two) of the fight scenes in Van Helsing, so if the battles in Transformers are as good as I hear they are, the rest of the movie could be an ad for herpes medication and I’d still be all over it. Though I hope it’s not.
When filming “I Love Lucy” producers used tactics to make Ethel, Lucy’s foil, uglier on screen than she was in real life. This was done to put the focus on Lucy. A similar tactic seems to have been used in 2020’s Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, by not giving any of the supporting actresses … Continue reading — By Sushi-X