If not for Peter Cullen

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by awesomem131, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. awesomem131

    awesomem131 Well-Known Member

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    If Peter Cullen didn't play the voice of Optimus in these movies how many of us would have actually seen the first one? (be honest).
     
  2. cuad

    cuad VOK EMISSARY

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    All of us.
     
  3. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    this
     
  4. ComicGuy89

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    Yeah, probably many of us. We may deride it afterwards, but we'll still see it simply because it's a silver screen movie with the Transformers name slapped on it.
     
  5. The F.N.G.

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    Peter Cullen as Optimus wasn't a dealbreaker for me, as I was born after G1 had finished. I didn't have Cullen as Optimus, I grew up with Beast Wars. While I knew he had voiced the original in the 80s, TF07 was actually the first time I'd heard Cullen as Prime.
     
  6. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I'm sorry, but I don't think Optimus' character relies solely on his voice. His voice in Armada, his voice in Animated? I would have been just fine with that on movie prime.
     
  7. Megabattimus

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    I would have still seen it because I had never watched G1 until after I saw the movie, so the movie introduced me to Peter Cullen.
     
  8. Stryker055

    Stryker055 Josh Boyfriend

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    Quite obviously.
     
  9. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    Well Frank Welker didn't voice Megatron and many of us didn't hold that against the movie. I'am glad Peter Cullen was chosen but even if he wasn't I probably would have gone to see it anyway.
     
  10. uruseiranma

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    Peter was more of a bonus to me, not a make-or-breaker.

    The previews were enough to get me into the theater, from that shot of Starscream jumping into the air and transforming, to Optimus doing so in front of Sam and Mikaela.
     
  11. Cyber Star

    Cyber Star Why so Geewun, Loser?

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    I wouldve seen it anyway cause I didnt know who Peter Cullen was till after I saw it and looked him up
     
  12. leadsled

    leadsled the word is "Mortifying"

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    I woulda seen it regardless , but would have all the hair stood up on my arms during the opening speech if someone else did it ? No chance , and yah I'm an old timer
     
  13. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    For me Peter Cullen was just the, outstanding, cherry on top. I was already going to see it before I even knew he was voicing Optimus.
     
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    Honestly, I can't tell. Cullen was one of the key factors in making it a Transformers movie as opposed to a standard alien invasion flick. Besides, I seem to recall the announcement of Cullen being the voice of Prime as a major turning point in gaining fan support.
     
  15. Yurre

    Yurre I want space nachos XD

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    As much as I love Peter Cullen's Optimus Prime voice, im pretty tired of Cullen's "epic-speech-mode"

    I would like a "younger voice" for Optimus, still a deep voice but younger, Cullen's G1 voice was GREAT!!!

    Now, for a possible Prowl I would like Josh Duhammel's voice... :) 
     
  16. Dolza_Khyron

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    yea i would of seen it with or with out Peter Cullen, though they were all made better movies because of Cullen :) 
     
  17. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Having Peter Cullen voice Optimus was icing on a 3 tiered Transformers Cake. :p 
     
  18. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    I think a more legit question would be, "How many people would still like Movie Optimus if he hadn't been voiced by Peter Cullen?"
     
  19. Megabattimus

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    I would because it's still Optimus and they would have probably gotten Gary Chalk to voice him, who was the voice of my first Optimus.
     
  20. Trypticon 2010

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    This.

    Although hearing Gary Chalk doing OPs voice would have been really jarring for me.
     

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