Quote:Yeah I just don't feel the need to get this version.
Quote:I've seen some online clips and the colors are brighter then ever....but that is it.
Again though if they take the story boards of the Autobot City battle scenes that were not animated and animate them with the same art and style of the rest of the movie and insert them in proper sequence to extend the battle, then I would get it.
Heh...wonder how many kids watching this movie for the first time these days will freak out over the death of Optimus?
Quote:If kids back then paid attention more and didn't freak out they would have realized Optimus still lived in the Matrix and his power was channeled into Rodimus.....
Quote:But the episode Dark Awakening didn't help the traumatized kids by having Undead Optimus stomping around either.
Quote:His return was a retcon, and it established permanent precedence that in any form of the franchise, Optimus will not stay dead for long and no one else can truly lead.
I know this discussion has happened here before, but as someone who was in the 11-13 age range in 84-86, I will always maintain that real mistake was doing it so soon. The toy line was only two years old, and you want to kill a whole bunch of characters and introduce new ones already? That's like killing multiple GI Joe characters after two years, or He-Man characters... or any other toy franchise after just two years. It doesn't seem like a way to get kids to be loyal to the toys when you do that.
The idea I think was out of the old and in with the new. But yeah it was a mistake.
The Autobots that came to earth on the Ark were the ones getting killed, they could have lived and stayed on Earth while the series turned focus to Cybertron and other worlds in season 3 under Rodimus' leadership....
.....Rodimus I actually liked. he was new to leadership and growing into it and had the self doubt one would expect at being the new leader. Also I am sure he was plagued by guilt, it was his actions that enabled Megatron to blast Optimus, then he is revealed as the next Prime....