Needless to say, there are some spoilers in his review, but it's nothing anyone who has read any other reviews hasn't seen.
http://comicsalliance.com/plot-is-overr ... xtinction/
First off, I like how he's described as a "cartoonist," that sounds like something he might call himself--his work certainly resembles it instead of a serious attempt at "art." (Look at the Wheeljack-centric piece of his later in the article; what in the holy fuck is even going on?)
Throughout the article, Scioli shows his ignorance on possibly every facet that he talks about in the article, making weird-ass comparisons that make no sense and splurting out outright wrong bullshit out of his gullet with no regard for research or correctness. He is somehow wrong about everything from Transformers lore to the film itself to general movie and comics knowledge. It is literally embarrassing.
Here are some choice quotes:
Normal people? An everyman? In a post-Internet world, nobody identifies with normals. We identify with cyborgs, gods and mutants.
Wahlberg is an everyman the way Tom Cruise is. You don’t buy it, nobody buys it, but we’ll go along with it for the sake of convenience.
. A good rule for these movies would be “less people, more robots”, unless the people are sci-fi comic book super-soldiers with memorable code names. I want to skip straight to Optimus waking up. We know it’s going to happen from the moment we see the busted-up truck, even if we didn’t see the previews. Why prolong things?
The designs of the Decepticons/Quintessons/Whatever are a cross between Kirby and Moebius, meaning they were probably designed by Jose Ladrönn. I checked and I don’t see anything about his involvement, but they sure look like Ladrönn’s Ronin the Accuser or the Recorder from the 2000 Thor Annual.
HOW DO YOU FUCK UP THIS BADLY? DID YOU NOT EVEN WATCH ANY OF THE PREVIOUS MOVIES, WHERE SHOCKWAVE WAS EXPLICITLY THE VILLAIN IN EVERY TRAILER AND MOST OF THE MOVIE? I literally want to tear my hair out at the idea of someone like this working on official TF fiction. This is the extent of walking into Iron Man 3 and being confused at who The Mandarin is.I was never able to guess the identity of the killer robot seen throughout the film. I thought it was Shockwave because of his connection to the Dinobot’s origin, his occasional faceless visor, and the fact that his head can turn into a cannon. He’s a hitman — I’m assuming for the Quintessons. The Internet says his name is Lockdown. I don’t remember coming across him in my research.
He coughs like Darth Grievous, spewing the gray powder that covers him and mutes his colors to a primer tone.
Optimus eventually returns to his high-voltage look. His design incorporates elements of Hot Rod (the human face and the flames), probably a deliberate decision to incorporate Rod’s youthful vigor while eliminating him as a separate character and assume him into Optimus’s persona.
Have you ever even seen a Mega Man boss in your life, you pretentious shit?Hound’s face and coloration resembles Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings. Hound’s overall design has personality — maybe too much personality, making him seem like he belongs in a different universe altogether. He’s got pouches. Rob Liefeld could do a great version of it, but I think the design is way too MegaMan villain.
What even the fuckMark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager is not part of Transformers canon. Good to know. Cade. Yeager. C. Y. Cy. Cybertron. Is he the creator of Cybertron and Cybertron resides in the future, like in Terminator?
The ultimate shape of all things will eventually be Sandman, the Spider-Man villain, the first nano-organism in fiction.
Incidentally, Bumblebee should fly. He’s a bumblebee. For Transformers Vs. GI Joe we considered a flying Bumblebee but decided against it. We should’ve done it, though. It makes sense. There’s still time.
I...what?Galvatron is a purer, meaner version of Megatron. Galvatron has no Spark, therefore no soul. It’s a good idea. Emptiness at his core, like Megatron’s Black Hole Heart if his tech spec file card is to be believed.
???think the giant ship is supposed to be a rebuilt, dark version of the Autobot’s now-tarnished golden Ark.
Did no one even edit this? Ghidorah. King fucking Ghidorah is spelled wrong.With his two heads, Swoop looks more like Gidrah than a pterodactyl.
....nooooo...?If those creators are the Quintessons, then the creators are robots.
Literally everything from reading this makes me cringe. IDW needs to fire this hack immediately. He seems to crib knowledge from reading things online but doesn't actually take the time to make sure he knows what the fuck he's talking about, spouting off comparisons and buzzwords from things he vaguely remembers as a kid and getting all sorts of details completely wrong, but pats himself on the back for even remembering the reference. So many of the things in that article piss me off, probably more than they should, primarily because this fucking guy gets paid to write and draw comic books while actually talented people rot. I could write and draw better comics than him. Period. And I'm a musician, not a writer or an artist!