Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Warning: Ranting Geek at 12:30 am

It's official- apparently, Frank Welker will NOT be reprising his role as Megatron, in the new Transformers movie; the role has gone to Hugo Weaving. Now, I like Elrond as much as the next nerd, but seriously- who is going to see this movie based on weather Hugo Weaving is in it or not? Ok, it's great that that worthless piece of sputum Michael Bay deigned to let Peter Cullen return as Optimus Prime, but would it have been that hard to throw us thirty-somethings (the real crowd they're depending on) an extra bone & had Frank Welker return? The guy has some 550 voice-credits to his name! Think about it: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie still floundered at the box office, despite Alan Rickman's "star power"performing a bad Stephen Moore imitation (as Marvin, the Paranoid Android) instead of hiring Moore himsef. THE TRICK DOESN'T WORK! I know, I know, the new Transformers will still suck, it's just that Frank Welker could have helped it suck a little less.

OK, I know you all have lives & don't care. Off to bed.


1 comment:

Aravis said...

To be fair to Hugo Weaving, he was also V in "V for Vendetta" and Agent Smith from The Matrix, both a little edgier than an elf to be sure.

But I hate it when actors/voices are switched, too, so I get why you need to rant.