Home News Reviews Forums Shop


Voltron Movie - And I'll Form The Head!

General discussion. Come introduce yourself. Talk about whataver you want!

Voltron Movie - And I'll Form The Head!

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:58 am

Yup, yet another 80's cartoon being made into a movie:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u ... ltron_dc_1

The movie plot sounds a lot like the comic that was released a year or two ago.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:32 pm

Hrm... I wonder if it will be any good? I was never a big fan of Voltron personally, so I know only very little about it.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby voltron on Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:28 pm

Nice. I'm excited.
voltron
CD-RW Thug
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:40 pm

I'm more excited about Robotech: Shadow Chronicles

Why do I have a feeling that Voltron will be nothing more than PR knockoff.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:58 pm

Ian wrote:I'm more excited about Robotech: Shadow Chronicles

Why do I have a feeling that Voltron will be nothing more than PR knockoff.


Shadow Chronicles.... now *THAT* I'm interested in!! :D
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:25 pm

Have you seen the trailer yet? =P~
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:17 pm

Ian wrote:Have you seen the trailer yet? =P~


I was at the premier of it! It was first shown at Sakuracon 2005 in Seattle, where I happened to be attending. I met the voice actor who played Roy Fokker as well, and managed to win both a Max Sterling Limited (book) edition Vertech fighter, as well as the corraponding super Vertech battle armour :D

It was very fun! The trailer looked good too \:D/
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:53 pm

There was a new extended one at Comic-Con:

http://www.robotechespanol.com/componen ... nt,folder/
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:11 pm

Ian wrote:There was a new extended one at Comic-Con:

http://www.robotechespanol.com/componen ... nt,folder/


Dang! Lucky Comic-con!!

I find it funny how the Voltron thread has been hijacked by Robotech though! :lol:

Out of curiousity, have you ever read the Robotech novels?
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:21 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Out of curiousity, have you ever read the Robotech novels?


Yes, I own all of them. :D
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:46 pm

Ian wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Out of curiousity, have you ever read the Robotech novels?


Yes, I own all of them. :D


I'm still sad that Sentinals was never released entirely in Anime format :cry:
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ian on Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:03 pm

From what I saw from the first few Sentinels cartoons... it wasn't as good as the other stuff. The books weren't as good IMO either. I never did read the Sentinels comics so I dunno about that.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:46 pm

Ian wrote:From what I saw from the first few Sentinels cartoons... it wasn't as good as the other stuff. The books weren't as good IMO either. I never did read the Sentinels comics so I dunno about that.


I enjoyed the novels... but yeah, not as good as the other series'. Well... better then Southern Cross :lol:
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

The Progression of Computer Media
User avatar
dolphinius_rex
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:14 pm
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada

Postby Ian on Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:45 pm

Latinoreview.com has posted a review of the script. It sounds a lot better than the script for the new G.I. Joe movie.

http://www.latinoreview.com/scriptreview.php?id=65

THE SCRIPT ROCKS! I give it THE STRONGEST CONSIDERATION POSSIBLE THAT A SCREENPLAY CAN RECEIVE if I was the story editor at the studio considering Voltron. Mark Gordon is going to have a bidding war on his hands with Voltron after TRANSFORMERS opens. Anyone who passes on Voltron has got to be a fucking idiot.
So let’s get down to it! What’s the setup?

What is so damn cool about the script is that it pays homage to both incarnations of the Voltron cartoon – the American and Japanese versions. GOLION came out back in 1981 in Japan, three years later in America. GOLION was considered too hardcore for American audiences so it was edited down into what would be VOLTRON. Wikpedia nailed down the differences of Voltron and Golion in an awesome article and expose of the Voltron phenomenon, check it out.

The script has the tone, edge and dark elements of GOLION.

VOLTRON is a post apocalyptic movie and a fucking awesome one at that too. Just the way it should be because that was the setup of both cartoons. A little bit of ROAD WARRIOR, a little bit INDEPENDENCE DAY, a little bit WAR OF THE WORLDS, a little bit of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, a little bit of THE TERMINATOR, and a little bit of THE MATRIX with some STARGATE thrown in for good measure!

Also, none of the elements that made Voltron corny are in the script – no Nanny, no Hagar, and especially no fucking space mice! In fact, no corniness at all!
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Postby Wesociety on Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:15 pm

Man, this year has been a blast from the past in childhood cartoons turned movies. Transformers, GI Joe, TMNT, Voltron... What's next? :)

With a good script review like that, I'm psyched about this new Voltron flick.
http://WesleyTech.com <- Blu-ray Disc & consumer technology news, opinions & articles
User avatar
Wesociety
CD-RW Player
 
Posts: 1234
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:33 am
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Postby Ian on Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:24 pm

Wesociety wrote:Man, this year has been a blast from the past in childhood cartoons turned movies. Transformers, GI Joe, TMNT, Voltron... What's next? :)


Thundercats. Seriously.. there's a Thundercats movie in the works.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
User avatar
Ian
Grand Poobah
 
Posts: 14882
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2001 2:34 pm
Location: Madison, WI


Return to The Beer Garden

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

All Content is Copyright (c) 2001-2017 CDRLabs Inc.