Re: Michael Bay out of the way!
Originally Posted by Chris B
Don't worry, I don't think that.
I didn't even bother me as much as I initially thought it would. Its just that to me, the faceplate has always been one of the key design traits of the character. And looking at a lot of the promo material, it just looks better to me.
Optimus wears it when he is in battle and it looks as if he gets into 2 or 3 fights this round so he will be wearing it much more. Bay and the designers chose to not have it on constantly so that we could see his facial movements when he talked. That gives these characters tons of life and makes them more relatable. The facial cues tells a lot about each character as well and also helps the general audience know which robot is talking. So, in terms of design, I think it was a fantastic choice to not make him wear the faceplate the entire time. Even in the cartoons, the faceplate got bigger and even light up a little to show that he was talking.
"You can leave a penny, you can't take a penny. You can leave a penny anytime. You have to spend $10 to take a penny. Store policy."
"Since when has this been store policy?"
"Uh, since my boss made up the policy. You gonna pay? You're holding up my line of one other person. You can't afford your milk, step aside. What, daddy didn't give you enough milk money? Little baby gonna cry about it? Just step aside."
And that is how Uncle Ben dies.