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Old 10-24-11, 12:22 PM
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VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)


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Re: VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)

Really cool. It would get Transformers-fucked-up but a live action Voltron could be really great if treated right.
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Yeah I could see it being fucked up very easily but given the right talent..it could actually be taken serious in the storytelling department.
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Re: VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)

The lion at the end look cool.

Really not feeling this old man on the lion chair, though his acting is good.
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That was one of the coolest things I have seen in ages (and I've even seen all the Transformers movies).
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Re: VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)

I thought that was cool. I don't like American actors portraying live action anime characters but this was pretty cool. Considering it had no action during the dialogue it actually got me amped up when he mentioned "Team Voltron."

I also liked the giant lion floating in the void. I hope if they do make a live action it will closely resemble the anime design, and not look like millions of grey metallic pieces stuck together like Transformers ended up looking like.
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Originally Posted by brayzie View Post
I also liked the giant lion floating in the void. I hope if they do make a live action it will closely resemble the anime design, and not look like millions of grey metallic pieces stuck together like Transformers ended up looking like.
That's exactly why I found the concept art for the "currently in production hell" live action movie so depressing:

Spoiler:


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Ugh. That's exactly what would happen.
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Shawn and Gus would love that.
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Originally Posted by brayzie View Post
I don't like American actors portraying live action anime characters but this was pretty cool.
To be fair, the main cast of Voltron all looked caucasian and the show had a distinctly European look.

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Ugh. That's exactly what would happen.
What's irritating is that I can understand minor tweaks to the Lions in order to improve their mobility (like ball joints instead of hinges) but that major redesign (which looks like mechanical excrement) seems done simply because they could.
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To be fair, the main cast of Voltron all looked caucasian and the show had a distinctly European look.
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Shirogane Takashi in Beast King GoLion
Old 10-25-11, 02:40 PM
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Spoiler:
Shirogane Takashi in Beast King GoLion
I'm familiar with the original show. However, even in that incarnation, they all look like a bunch of white guys. There was nothing distinctly asian about the look of the characters beyond who originally made the show.


http://www.voltroncentral.net/lion/img/lvimage.gif

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Re: VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)

I'm not too happy about the concept art.



^This would be a good compromise in my opinion.

The thing I don't like about the shredded metallic excrement look of robots in Transformers is that they don't look too distinctive.
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Re: VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)

I'd be game for that look posted above me. Probably would give it a bit more heft in it's legs but it's good.
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I'm not too happy about the concept art.



^This would be a good compromise in my opinion.
That's much better. Though I'd still tone it down just a tad. I don't care for those "spurs" jutting drom the knees (maybe just shorten them). And the torso needs to be wider.

I do like the hands extending from the mouths of the Lions and how their heads are retracted.

Originally Posted by brayzie View Post
The thing I don't like about the shredded metallic excrement look of robots in Transformers is that they don't look too distinctive.
That's a complaint I've heard many times. Though I have no problem distinguishing between the robots (which is why I found the recycled robot designs in the climax of the second movie (and, to a lesser extent, the third movie) rather irksome), I'm inclined to agree that there wasn't enough to distinguish them.

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Re: VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
To be fair, the main cast of Voltron all looked caucasian and the show had a distinctly European look.


What's irritating is that I can understand minor tweaks to the Lions in order to improve their mobility (like ball joints instead of hinges) but that major redesign (which looks like mechanical excrement) seems done simply because they could.
They should stick to doing original Voltron and stop tampering with updating his look etc

But being realistic, they never get it right in movies.
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Re: VOLTRON: The End (short film starring Timothy Omundson)

well if you want to get realistic...the original body type would be pretty cumbersome in terms of movement.
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Looks like the guys from the Totally Rad Show are in a competition to see who can make the coolest short fan-film to get nerds in a tizzy. Dan Trachtenberg did the excellent short based on the video game Portal that hit this summer.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
well if you want to get realistic...the original body type would be pretty cumbersome in terms of movement.
Which is why I'm open to better articulation. You swap the hinges for ball joints, allow for more articulated paws, and segment the tails and waists. Those changes are reasonable and can look good. But the ideas in the pictures I posted are horrid to the extreme.
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Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
That's exactly why I found the concept art for the "currently in production hell" live action movie so depressing:

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It looks too much like Transformers The Movie characters. Very depressing.

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