Re: Optimus Prime's characterization (Spoilers)
Originally Posted by Dotten
As an ex-soldier and long time Prime-fan, I must say I did'nt like how Optimus commited war-crimes. Excecuting unarmed and defeated soldier like that is way out of character. Did not like it, like killing a prisoner of war. Although understandable (the impact a war has on a man makes them do awfull acts), I always expect Optimus to be a leader who does'nt lose his freakin' mind like that. Then again, he's alien with different ethics than a human-soldier.
That is not the hero Optimus I played with 20 years ago. So I like the more "pacifist forced to pick up a gun" G1-version over this. Still had a great time with the movie.
two movies ago he was one way, years later he's this way.
who'd have thunk.
Stephen Lang for Cable, Magneto or Slade Wilson. Take your pick Steve.