Haven`t I Seen This Somewhere Before?

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Entertainment

Scenes used in Transformers 3 are originally from the movie "The Island"-2005. Not enough money for new effects Micheal?
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Male 165
Nice catch
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Male 143
>>>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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Male 231
lazy bastard
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Male 15,510
Wow what is "The island" all about?
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Male 34
Don`t care. TF 3 WAS AWESOME
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Male 559
as if he didn`t make enough money to make new footage
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Male 928
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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Male 101
after all the stuff bay was saying about how it was all filmed in 3D...
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Male 914
@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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Male 10,339
So.
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Female 1,435
hmm meh.
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Male 143
>>>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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Male 4,902
Nothing new, Hollywood hasn`t had an original idea in ages
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Male 5,413
So?
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Male 2,868
@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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Male 2,868
Everyone in this failed to ask the single most important question about the new Transformers movie: will it blend?
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Male 2
@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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Male 2,513
lol random comment Gerry but thx
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Male 37,914

The Island was a good movie
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Male 2,700
"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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Male 1,737
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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Male 599
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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Male 2,546
ok I-A-B, you need to repost this at some point.
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Male 535
Conclusion? Video maker person doesn`t know what ¿ is used for.
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Male 2,514
It`s not called "stock footage" for no reason.
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Male 697
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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Male 1,178
"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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Male 143
>>.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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Male 77
yep i have seen this before...on reddit.
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Male 914
"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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Male 218
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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Male 2,790
awesome find
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Male 89
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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Male 336
once you write an algorithm for an effect, why write it again for the same effect?
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Male 3,315
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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Male 25,416
I see what you did there, now thats how t do it.
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Male 346
oh no he reused a car getting smashed that works in the context of the film...how awful
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Male 143
Oh no! A director used stock footage, gasp!
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Male 45
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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Male 914
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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Male 2,513
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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Male 101
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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Male 10,845
Okay I`m convinced, that some serious videoshoppin.
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Male 1,832
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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Female 2,120
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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Male 3,285
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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Male 19,888
Ohh, this was a good find.
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Female 8,044
Link: Haven`t I Seen This Somewhere Before? [Rate Link] - Scenes used in Transformers 3 are originally from the movie `The Island`-2005. Not enough money for new effects Micheal?
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