Yah, this is Bay we're talking about though (I know he's not directing, but come on. He's got his hands into this deeper than George Lucas had into Redtails). He'll revive a stereotype to suit his purposes if he feels like it, and approach it with all the subtlety of a sledge hammer. On fire. Wielded by an elephant. ... Also on fire.RJ Dalton said:Taped glasses. Because it's always a good idea to insult your stated target demographic.
Seriously, is that stereotype still hanging around? I hang out with a lot of nerds and I've never met anyone with taped glasses.
I don't know how I feel about the taped glasses though. On the one hand it COULD have been cool because Donny's head is too big and his eyes too far appart for human glasses. So, he finds some lenses that will help him see, breaks the frame, uses a piece of metal to space the lenses out, and tapes it all together. BUT the logic of it in the movie will be: Donny's smart. Smart people are nerds. Therefore Donny's a nerd. Nerds wear glasses. Therefore, Donny wears glasses... Being the wizard of the group it would have been cool if he crafted his own lenses and incorporated them into his bandana or something, or wore them like goggles, rather than going for the lowest of all possible hanging fruits to get the point accross that he's the intellectual or the tech guy.
I don't have any connection to my childhood that would keep me from enjoying an adaptation of something I was into. Transformers, TMNT, Thundercats, Silverhawks, any of it. I acknowledge the inherent silliness of all these things and won't hold them up as somehow sacred. I'm skipping this simply because Michael Bay products are complete and utter $#!7.