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User Info: Scorsese2002

Scorsese2002
7 years ago#1
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/simon-pegg-trashes-man-steel-transformers-following-f-223511484.html

No one can accuse "The World's End" star, Simon Pegg, of giving a boring interview.

Mere days after responding "F*** you" to critics of his film "Star Trek Into Darkness,"(http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/simon-pegg-f-you-if-you-think-star-trek-darkness-sucks-112241) Pegg had choice words for two other modern-day sci-fi action films -- "Transformers" and "Man of Steel."

In an interview with Vulture, Pegg opined, "I think science fiction's kind of lost its way over the years, in that people suddenly think it's about the robots ... It was never about the robots. It's always been about the people. And robots have been a metaphor for something. And there doesn't seem to be a metaphor now."

"Was 'Man of Steel' a metaphor for 9/11?" Pegg asked rhetorically. "No. It was just us seeing buildings falling down."

Pegg also took aim at Michael Bay's fighting robots franchise, saying, "'Transformers' is a movie version of a toy, which came out of a series about robots, which was aimed at children, and then suddenly it's a thing that's skewed towards adults, but it is just toys fighting. It's all it is. And it doesn't really say anything about us or the world."

He concluded, "And in my experience of it, it's just mind-numbingly dull."

Finally, Pegg compared the conclusion of his new film, "The World's End" -- which he says lives up to its title -- to that of the aforementioned Superman flick:

"That was one of the things that blew me away about 'Man of Steel,' that at the end, they're all at the Daily Planet office just going, "Hey! Let's go see the Dodgers!" Isn't everyone dead? Isn't New York flat? What do you mean, go see the Dodgers?!"

So "The World's End" may not have a happy ending, but it has an ending.

The End.
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User Info: Wario_man

Wario_man
7 years ago#2
God, I love that man.
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TheLazyClown
7 years ago#3
I now know another actor that deserves no support.
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User Info: Damien747

Damien747
7 years ago#4
Pegg is never dull. He doesn't even have to try to be entertaining. That's what I like about him.
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TheGoldenState
7 years ago#5
Pegg is awesome
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User Info: PrideOfLion

PrideOfLion
7 years ago#6
Even though I don't agree with him (and in fact, it's hypocritical to say that no one can talk s*** about his film but he can about others), it is entertaining and I love the guy.
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User Info: theRedDeath

theRedDeath
7 years ago#7
I actually completely agree with him. Everything he said was factually true, especially about Transformers.
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User Info: bluetoast

bluetoast
7 years ago#8
"Transformers' is a movie version of a toy, which came out of a series about robots, which was aimed at children, and then suddenly it's a thing that's skewed towards adults, but it is just toys fighting. It's all it is. And it doesn't really say anything about us or the world."

Funny he says that when he's so obsessed with Star Wars. Of course it's better than that, but much of what he said can be applied to that. Plus Paul sucked.
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scary ghost man
7 years ago#9
I mean, Transformers as a series sucks in general. One was good, but the other two were bottom tier if you ask me. but the thing is if they were in the hands of someone else, it could be really good. Would Pegg's words still be applicable if these "fighting toys" actually had a GOOD movie?
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User Info: JuanCarlos1

JuanCarlos1
7 years ago#10
Ahh... music to my ears. I mostly agree with him, specially about transformers. Pretty much every summer blockbuster is geared towards children, teens. Its the same thing all around media. The diluted, numbed down piece of entertainment is far easier to sell. I know its the easy route towards money, but I think it also speaks lenghts about our level of education.
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