Re: Optimus Prime's characterization (Spoilers)
Wow, people are arguing about Optimus being too brutal all across the WWW. It was harsh in the final battle in Chicago, but he had to do this. Megatron showed no signs that he was going to offer a truce, and he was very weak, and still could kick ass. Optimus couldn't take the chance. The same with Sentinel. He was too powerful, too knowledgeable, but warped in a psychotic mind set that would have been unsafe. Optimus had enough of the treachery, time to end it. If he was really as brutal as you all say he is, he would have killed Wheelie for simply being a Decepticon, but he doesn't.