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Date: 07/02/11 11:33 AM

49 Responses to Haven`t I Seen This Somewhere Before?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Link: Haven`t I Seen This Somewhere Before? - Scenes used in Transformers 3 are originally from the movie `The Island`-2005. Not enough money for new effects Micheal?
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18850 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Ohh, this was a good find.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:45 am
    Michael Bay is a terrible Director. The ONLY good movie he made was Bad Boys. And that was purely because of his lead cast. Even the story in that movie sucked big time.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    I only watch the movies for the explosions, so why not just fire the entire cast and replace them with sock puppets? Plenty of money for *original* explosions, Mr. Bay.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    meh.. never saw the transformers movies because they look stupid. also, shia lebouf. glad to see i didn`t waste my money.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    Okay I`m convinced, that some serious videoshoppin.
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    Dhharrgoww Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Ehh, stock footage type stuff gets used and reused. But yes, I get the point. The Transformers movies are massively unimpressive special-effects self-gratifying circle jerks.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Mi conclusión es que Michael Bay es un director perezoso y le robaron el presupuesto para efectos especiales.

    ...what. Just doing my conclusion in Spanish since he had the upside down question mark at the end.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
    914 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    The reason I have a problem with this crap is that they seem to treat movies as products that must be manufactured.
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    nachoseller Male 13-17
    45 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    I saw transformers 3 last night (against my will), its easily the best of the three, but still not worth paying to see it
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    davidildo123 Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Oh no! A director used stock footage, gasp!
  12. Profile photo of Birdfather
    Birdfather Male 18-29
    346 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    oh no he reused a car getting smashed that works in the context of the film...how awful
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    I see what you did there, now thats how t do it.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    The irony of doing these videos mocking Hollywood for not doing anything original is that you are not being original yourself!
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    ilfg Male 18-29
    336 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    once you write an algorithm for an effect, why write it again for the same effect?
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    securitywyrm Male 18-29
    89 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Movies like this are why I just wait to watch the movie on Netflix. A 150 movie with an hour and a half of "Wanking off the military with one-dimensional pathetic characters" and an hour of "Giant robot battle" becomes just "An hour of giant robot battle."
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    awesome find
  18. Profile photo of Anger
    Anger Male 18-29
    218 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    lol all these people defending it "yea he used the same scene twice, I don`t mind paying $9 to get ripped off"
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    "once you write an algorithm for an effect, why write it again for the same effect?"

    What if authors copied and pasted entire pages from one book to the next, changing the characters` names around? Would you defend that as well?
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    Mindle Male 18-29
    77 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    yep i have seen this before...on reddit.
  21. Profile photo of davidildo123
    davidildo123 Male 40-49
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    July 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    >>.lol all these people defending it "yea he used the same scene twice, I don`t mind paying $9 to get ripped off"<<<<

    LOLZ are you serious? This is the Transformers 3, not a Fellini movie. Stuff popcorn in your mouth while enjoying stuff blow up. This isn`t high art.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    "What if authors copied and pasted entire pages from one book to the next, changing the characters` names around? Would you defend that as well?" that`s such a bullpoo argument. That`s on an entirely different level, re-using a few seconds of a car being flipped is not the same as reusing an entire script...
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm
    I`m not really a Michael Bay fan or even films that`s all explosions and no plot, but those Transformers effects looking sofaking sweet
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    It`s not called "stock footage" for no reason.
  25. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Conclusion? Video maker person doesn`t know what ¿ is used for.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    ok I-A-B, you need to repost this at some point.
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm
    It`s the same highway set they built in Australia for the Matrix I believe. Maybe they can shed some light from down under. Hollywood uses them you know.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    July 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    Personally, if I had sweet CGI like that kicking around, I`d reuse it too. It`s bloody expensive to make small scenes like, saving 50-100 grand or more is something to think about.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    "The reason I have a problem with this crap is that they seem to treat movies as products that must be manufactured."

    This statement right here beats out ANYONE defending this practice. What happened to the "Art" of movie making. Where telling the story wasnt enough.

    Yeah, i understand its stock footage, yeah I understand it still made a great movie.....yeah I bet it kept a couple of skilled 3d animators out of work too.......its hard enough to get a job doing that type of work, no we are outsourcing it too stock footage? Makes me glad I make simulators and not movies.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    The Island was a good movie
  31. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    lol random comment Gerry but thx
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    Dreterran Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 12:44 am
    @Steelgrid

    If it`s so hard to make it as a 3d animator then choose a new profession. Don`t blame the employer because they want to save money, it`s a business, not a charity.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 1:04 am
    Everyone in this failed to ask the single most important question about the new Transformers movie: will it blend?
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 1:05 am
    @Gerry1of1- let me finish that sentence- The Island was a good movie until it devolved into an absurd, protracted chase scene.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 1:53 am
    So?
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 5:25 am
    Nothing new, Hollywood hasn`t had an original idea in ages
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    davidildo123 Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2011 at 5:55 am
    >>>This statement right here beats out ANYONE defending this practice. What happened to the "Art" of movie making<<<<

    I agree, the Decepticons vs the Transformers are obviously an analogy to the post nuclear hysterics of the cold war brought to life and the fact Michael Bay chose the color yellow for the robot car thing that interfaces with the humans is an obvious allusion to the Third Chakra Manipura, which among other things is the source of Prana, or vital life to the body and by extention the human race. Whoops, sorry, this is not high art.

    Quentin Tarantino made a career of re-using scenes, lines, and ideas from other movies.
    Salvador Dali reused his melted clocks in several paintings. Same with rhino horns and Gala.

    Bet I could find some Renissance examples if I cared enough.
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 7:11 am
    hmm meh.
  39. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 3, 2011 at 10:13 am
    So.
  40. Profile photo of intrigid
    intrigid Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2011 at 10:56 am
    @davidildo123

    You obviously have no idea what "art" means when it comes to action movies. Don`t you enjoy movies such as Terminator 2? Art in its purest form.
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    AaronianKen Male 18-29
    101 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 11:42 am
    after all the stuff bay was saying about how it was all filmed in 3D...
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm
    Did you want to see this movie now or in another year or 2 when filming all original shots had finally ended?

    This takes place in animation and movies ALL the time because if it didn`t the time and cost would involved with production would be no less than triple what they are right now. This even happens in the game industry where special effects or backgrounds are reused even music.
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    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 1:06 am
    as if he didn`t make enough money to make new footage
  44. Profile photo of Tsik
    Tsik Male 30-39
    34 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 2:27 am
    Don`t care. TF 3 WAS AWESOME
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2011 at 8:11 am
    Wow what is "The island" all about?
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    flyducks Male 13-17
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    July 4, 2011 at 9:47 am
    lazy bastard
  47. Profile photo of davidildo123
    davidildo123 Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2011 at 10:08 am
    >>>You obviously have no idea what "art" means when it comes to action movies. Don`t you enjoy movies such as Terminator 2? Art in its purest form.<<<

    Yeah, I get it. Explosions that cause bon ers, simple plot, cheezy lines, stock footage.

    You obviously have no idea what `art` really means. These movies are meant to excite the senses and they do. Adding CGI to existing footage is just as valid as shooting new footage and adding CGI to it, just animation over film and it does not decrease the enjoyment of what you are watching. Still action packed and still makes your heart race.

    Reusing old crap has been a staple in the art business since it began.
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    Stardust6702 Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2011 at 8:14 am
    Nice catch

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