Aside of that I'm a fan of heavy metal, fantasy of all sorts (Discworld, "The Last Unicorn", "Neverending Story" and the like), video games (Elder Scrolls, Tomb Raiders, Warcraft, Unreal), Transformers, Batman, Sherlock Holmes and a load of other things.
I'm an outspoken atheist.
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the new transformers movie made me so mad about the bastardization of Optimus Prime that I want to go watch Transformers:Animated again to see him be an adorably awkward boyscout baby instead of a stubborn bitter truck with a grudge.
y-you do know, that out of all the optimus portrayals, tfa’s is the most ooc…?
I really, really hate when people shit on Bayverse Optimus, and here’s why:
Optimus is the leader of an entire army. Let’s think about that, okay? The leader of an entire army, an entire faction, one half of the warring side. He has been at battle for well over thousands, millions of years. Thousands. Millions. There is so much riding on his shoulders. He has lost literally hundreds of men and many loved ones. AOE gives you an example of such.
Yet through all of this, he still manages to fight for good. Still manages to defend the human race. Still manages to fight on as leader.
How anyone can sit here and think “gee, why is Optimus so bitter/angry???” Like, I don’t know if you’re a troll or something? If this is a joke? But if you genuinely do not get why Bayverse is a more realistic version of Optimus, then I’m just… wow.
TFA Optimus does not have nearly as many responsibilities riding on his shoulders. He was only recently introduced to a new uprising of Decepticons. He’s the leader of a ragtag group of five or so people.
I’m pretty sure, soon enough, especially if the Decepticons continued rebelling, precious uguu boyscout Optimus will not be so uguu adorably awkward.
I don’t fucking understand this fandom.