So it's a simple concept. Take two franchises and mash them together. Tadaaaa.....you get Angry Birds Transformers. The newest game from Rovio involving their emotionally rampant avian variety vs. the swines mixed with our robotic friends on Cybertron.
This isn't your usual Angry Birds (AB for short) game, it's a rail shooter mixed with a runner. They introduced the title with an awesome trailer akin to the Transformers 80s animated cartoon with the music composed by non other than Transformers legend Vince DiCola. That man is a genius at synth. I highly recommend you see it regardless of the review, it's so much nostalgia. Anyways, the game's premise is that the Eggspark converted the eggs into evil monsters that want to cyberform the universe of angry birds. As with the Transformers, you have Autobirds (ala Autobots) and Deceptihogs (Decepticons), two factions that have united to stop the egg menace. Seriously watch the trailer, it's all there.
"When you hear Optimus respond to Ironhide in the first movie "Ironhide,
you know we don't harm humans , what is with you ?" Now you know why,
it's because he wants to keep all able slaves alive."
It's general information that the Autobots are the heroic ones, the protagonists, the saviors, the "good guys". Well I'm here to tell you that you could be getting it all wrong.
"What are you talking about Bud? Megatron is the bad guy, it says so on the box."
"The Decepticons are evil, they want to kill people"
Are you sure about that?
For this article I'm looking at the Michael Bay Transformers Movies 1, 2, 3, 4.
We start this movie hearing about the "Allspark", how it is magical and brought life to Cybertron and eventually war. As the audience we believe what Optimus is saying in the intro. Even when he sees Sam , he tells him the following:
There are few things in media that instill actual fear in people. As often as G1 is recalled for being "great", today I'm making yet another positive point towards it. Let's face it, Megatron is a wimp in G1. Always was and sadly always will be. Yelling "Decepticons retreat" at the end of each episode. Whimpering at the loss of his wacky doomsday weapons. But there was always this real feeling about him that well, scared us. It would allow him to surpass his wimpyness and visually represent death. Today's tool of death that is. This visual cue would provide the perfect balance and the necessary justification for treating the Decepticons as a threat. It was his gun mode. He turned into the weapon that makes whoever wields it.... a panic inducing murderer. It symbolized pointing and ending someone's life. Such powerful imagery. Rather than be a jet or a car or a truck, Megatron saw beyond that and didn't care, because he was all about power. All …