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Transformers Primeval (AoE/tLK)

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A new fanedit project that I’ve had on the back burner for a while. This is supposed to be a cut of Age of Extinction and Last Knight to make one film. I know what I’m cutting from LK but I figured I’d ask, Besides how Walberg met the Transformers what else from AoE should be kept. I can watch and enjoy a lot of ‘garbage’ films, but AoE was just bad. I figure I need to keep why Optimus leaves Earth, but anyone got any suggestions? On either AoE or LK. Also if anyone has any ideas for what to cut/keep from Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon. I only really enjoy T1 so I figured 2/3 and 4/5 should be cut into 2 films each. 4/5 would be named Primeval but I don’t have a title from 2/3 or even really thought about cutting 2/3. Any suggestions help.

What Is Cut From LK:
The Children, Agent Simons, and random bad jokes, along with the allusion that Sam is dead.

What is Added
Sam is now the one who calls Anthony Hopkins to let him know what is going on with the Transformers, taking Simon’s place.

Don’t know if it matters, but Proof I own the films -
https://www.snupps.com/Hadam10Rose/shelf/1827001--bluray -
I know FanEdit.org cares, that’s why I was banned from there because I forgot to add this

To me, Star Wars is a brand that means quality, just because it’s a bad SW film, doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie.

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The proposed changes sound good so far. Personally, I watch the Transformers movies for the robot action, so if you can keep as much as that while cutting down on the fluff, it would be a huge improvement. Granted, these films are sort of guilty pleasures for me, but dangit they’re enjoyable!

There are also a whole bunch of continuity errors among other things in the films. Here’s a list of them for T4: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:Age_of_Extinction(film)#Continuity_errors. Not sure if it’s worth attempting to address anything in here, but it may provide some useful information.

My suggestion is simply to cut down on the humans goofing around and wasting time. I personally think 2 and 3 are decent enough on there own, but I’d like to see how you’d combine them. Films 4 and 5… yeah, there’s a lot of fluff that can be cut out. Transformium? Really? All we need is a simple plot to keep things moving forward.

Also, about Optimus leaving Earth. In film 4, Quintessa (his creator) sent Lockdown after Optimus to bring him to Quintessa. Optimus wanted to find out why Quintessa wanted his presence, so he left Earth at the end of film 4. In the beginning of film 5, he just gets blamed for the loss of Cybertron and then subsequently brainwashed by Quintessa. Not very compelling, but it serves the plot.

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kingofmonsters said:

The proposed changes sound good so far. Personally, I watch the Transformers movies for the robot action, so if you can keep as much as that while cutting down on the fluff, it would be a huge improvement. Granted, these films are sort of guilty pleasures for me, but dangit they’re enjoyable!

There are also a whole bunch of continuity errors among other things in the films. Here’s a list of them for T4: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers:Age_of_Extinction(film)#Continuity_errors. Not sure if it’s worth attempting to address anything in here, but it may provide some useful information.

My suggestion is simply to cut down on the humans goofing around and wasting time. I personally think 2 and 3 are decent enough on there own, but I’d like to see how you’d combine them. Films 4 and 5… yeah, there’s a lot of fluff that can be cut out. Transformium? Really? All we need is a simple plot to keep things moving forward.

Also, about Optimus leaving Earth. In film 4, Quintessa (his creator) sent Lockdown after Optimus to bring him to Quintessa. Optimus wanted to find out why Quintessa wanted his presence, so he left Earth at the end of film 4. In the beginning of film 5, he just gets blamed for the loss of Cybertron and then subsequently brainwashed by Quintessa. Not very compelling, but it serves the plot.

If I make it so Optimus get kidnapped, and does not escape I can get 4 down to 54mins to have it be, Cade meets Transformers, show why Autobots are hiding, show Lockdown being a treat, show Megatron being reborn, no transformeum, and Optimus telling Cade to warn his Autobots. Because I can have it be like when you meet up with Prime he’s already with Quntessa. Like Lockdown has already handed him over to her. That way I have 2 hours, or less, to do LK’s story line, If I wanted to make this the same length as 4 or 5 originally was.

To me, Star Wars is a brand that means quality, just because it’s a bad SW film, doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie.

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Huh, I could totally see that working! For once the bad guy (Lockdown) would win and then the plot of Last Knight can continue. I’m curious to see how you would change the order of events. Would the dinobots even show up?

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kingofmonsters said:

Huh, I could totally see that working! For once the bad guy (Lockdown) would win and then the plot of Last Knight can continue. I’m curious to see how you would change the order of events. Would the dinobots even show up?

I can try and cut them down, but When Cade gets to the Junk Yard in 5 it’s mentioned that Autobots are showing up to the Junk Yard because they know they’ll be protected there. So the Dinobots could just be those refugees

To me, Star Wars is a brand that means quality, just because it’s a bad SW film, doesn’t mean it’s a bad movie.