Could Soundwave be better

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  1. Soundwavedredd2

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    Yeah, not including the vocoder for his voice was silly. Without it, his voice became a generic growly bad guy's voice.

    That design is outstanding; it would've looked great on screen.
     
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    I liked both his ROTF and DOTM appearances, respectively. The vocoder voice effect would certainly have been nice.
     
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    I liked him. Nothing wrong on my end.
     
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    I don't mind Soundwave having a car mode and the design was pretty nice because with the way they designed his head you could instantly tell it was Soundwave.

    I wasn't too crazy about the car they chose because it felt too much like product placement. It the car had been blue that would have been nicer than the color they chose for the film. Silver has just been way over done in the film series.

    But no vocoder that's just sad. It wouldn't have added hardly anything to the cost of the production and it would have been a perfect nod to the past because even people who can't remember the robots names from when they were a kid manage to remember the voice. It would be like if Doctor Who all of a sudden decided to change the voice of the Daleks to something that sounded like normal people.
     
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    I am probably one of the only few here who doesn't want vocoder. I loved Soundwave's voice. To be honest, when I first heard that Frank Welker was going to voice Soundwave I was a little nervous. But when I heard that awesome voice I knew that all was fine with Soundwave. The only thing I think Soundwave could have done better was kill Bumblebee. But Bumblebee has very little chance of that ever happening to him.
     
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    Other than being killed by that monster Bumblebee, I thought he was rad.
     
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    I don't like that design. The arms are too lanky and he looks more like an Autobot.

    The movie design was fine.
     
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    OP, are you going to start a chain of "Could [insert character here] have been better?"-threads?

    Just like with Shockwave; could Soundwave have been better? Yes. Could he have been worse? Yes.

    I loved both his RotF and DotM designs. I enjoyed his roles (if ever small) in the two movies. If I had to change anything about him in the movieverse, it'd be to have him transform/be seen in robot mode at least once in RotF and to have the classic vocoder effect on his voice (if only to lessen the constant complaining about the lack thereof).
     
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    Does everything have to be like G1? No.
    I'd prefer him not sounding like the text-to-speech on a Mac computer.
     
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    They should've gotten Stephen Hawking to voice Soundwave.
     
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    Stephen Hawking as Soundwave?

    "Soundwave superior, Autobots infer-infer-infer-infer-infer. Sorry. I hate it when that button sticks."
     
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    Soundwave Hawking: "No-one's ever really disabled so long as he has courage!"
     
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    Prepare to be slaughtered for having an opinion.
     
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    I liked Soundwave in the Bay films. I just wish it would've been Ratchet or Sideswipe that killed him, not Bumblebee.
     
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    Megatron: "That...doesn't really apply here, Soundwave, but we get your point."
     
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    But if you have already gone with G1 nods for the design why not go that tiny little step more and do a full nod with the voice?
     
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    Didn't we hear that Frank wanted his voice unaltered?
     
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    I liked his design. But It would have been cool If he was blue.
     
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    If directors did everything their actors wanted I'd hate to see how movies would turn out. I'm not saying that actors never have any good ideas, but an actor's idea isn't always the best idea.
     

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