Do you like the fact that Optimus has a mouth in the films?

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  1. Shadow25

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    Curious as to fans' thoughts on this; since the films, both Animated and Prime have gone for Primes with retractable face plates.

    I actually really like his mask-less face in the films, not only do I think it is well designed and maintains the sense of dignity, weight, and honor Prime has always held, it has allowed him to emote much more. In the first film, his mouth did move a bit awkwardly but that was fixed entirely in the sequels. I like the design of the nose coming down to the mouth as well. Overall I think it fit Prime well. Your thoughts?
     
  2. Hot Shot.

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    I never liked it from the beginning, and now it won't go away, so hell no.

    The no-plate face has only worked for the "young" Animated Optimus Prime IMO. A partial faceplate like Primal and Cybertron OP's is how it should've been, and only if it was absolutely nessecary.
     
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    I quite prefer the idea that there is no mouth under Optimus' faceplate, and that the faceplate should be non-retractable.
     
  4. Bountyan

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    I like that he has a mouth. I was laughing when I read some old posts on Seibertron in 2007 and a bunch of people were complaining that he had a mouth like it was the worst thing ever.
     
  5. jazzgirl84

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    It didn't bother me a bit. It just took me a bit to get used to it, I rather enjoy it.
     
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    I Love the Way He looks!!! :D 
    And I Really Love the Way his Visor go up when He's in Battle mode,
    I think it was An Awesome way to keep his Visor and Still give him A Face!
    and To Me He looks Awesome both ways! :D 
     
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    This.

    I wonder if Optimus was the reason why Soundwave wasn't given his mouth plate, to keep the factions obvious. Now his eyes, that was really unexpected.
     
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    I got use to the retractable faceplate way back during Beast Wars. It doesn't bother me at all.
     
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    Is quite refreshing though but to be honest, i still can't accept OP to has a mouth, will still prefer him havs his faceplate on all the way
     
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    I enjoyed the fact that he had a mouth. I looked at it more as an unofficial Beast Wars nod. Also, the retractable faceplate makes sense as a battle mask of sorts (much like Bumblebee's). It's a thoughtful design.
     
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    Always wanted him to be just straight faceplate, but really, it wouldn't have worked in a real-life setting as well as a mouth. I guess it's enough he has a retractable one that he puts up when he goes apeshit badass.
     
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    There are certain scenes that would've been lacking had Prime been donning his faceplate 100% of the time. Some of the scenes in DOTM where he was expressing sadness would've been lost. You also can't forget about the impact of him switching his faceplate on when he says "Time to time find out." Also, during the ROTF forest battle, seeing the faceplate shattered placed emphasis on a wounded Prime.
     
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    Good points. Back before the first movie came out I was sceptical since I primarily only had seen G1. But I accepted this and other changes and have overall enjoyed the movies. I like the impact of the face plate popping up and knowing it's like "oh man, ass kicking time".
     
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    I thought it was strange at first, but I got used to it. Not a big deal really.
     
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    What is this 2006?
     
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    hate the mouth
     
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    I love that he has a face now. The no mouth on G1 Optimus always annoyed the hell outta me. Also with the retractable face plate now, he can show more face expressions which I love.
     
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    I like the fact he has a mouth, but I like him better with the faceplate on, as it makes him look identical to the iconic image of Optimus we all know.

    And also, I love it when he retracts it in or when he brings it out before fighting. It's awesome! Just love that in the movies, when they go into battle mode and their faceplates or protectors come out.
     
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    No.
     
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    Let's face it, Optimus can make more facial expressions and show more emotion with a mouth. Plus it is really awesome when his face shield goes SHING and then you know it's time for some face stealing.
     

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