If they Kill Optimus Prime, it will be the death of this movie

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  1. scalan15

    scalan15 Banned

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    The backlash in 1986 when they killed Optimus in the original movie was huge, angry parents writing letters to Hasbro etc claiming they're children have been crying and are distraught over the death of Optimus Prime. the key to the new movie being a box office smash is POSITIVE word of mouth from Parents, the first movie was huge because of that, I think that if Optimus Prime dies in this sequel, you will see the same kind of response of what happened back in 1986 and parents will not want they're children to see the movie. does anyone else agree with me on this?
     
  2. bumblebot98

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    yeah well this isn't a kid or family movie so if the kids start crying its the parents fault for not using the advice they get about the violence and death...all to do with robots as for me being a kid...I LIKE EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!:bay 
     
  3. NGW

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    Yeah..the live action movies have a different target audience than the '86 movie did. That was aimed more towards families and kids, whereas this series is aimed at an older audience (hence the PG-13 rating), and there is a lot of content as is that isn't child appropriate.

    So yeah, don't really get what you're getting at op.
     
  4. Nez Pierce

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    I don't know...it may be good for the franchise to have another generation of children emotionally scarred for life so that in twenty years they can still harbor resentment about the killing of their favorite character.
    I think killing Optimus in the 1986 movie gave the franchise staying power for just that reason, although I was glad that Prime kicked the bucket...for a little while, anyway.
     
  5. scalan15

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    i would love the movie to be completely dark and kill off some of the main characters, but I also want the movie to do well at the box office so there will be a third movie for sure, you have to admit that most of the 317 million the first movie grossed was from Families taking their children to the movie
     
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    He won't die in this one. Third one maybe, but not ROTF.
     
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    I agree. I think Prime will dish out a lot of damage to the 'cons this time, and get nearly killed...but if he does go out (in the 3rd film), i would hope it would be an epic and heroic way to go out, taking the 'cons with him.

    It would be befitting, and a perfect send-off to the movie universe when it does finally end.

    I just don't want it to be like James Bond or Star Trek, or the Star Wars prequels where they make a new movie, one after the other with no care, and it outlasts it's welcome.

    Oh, I think the NEW Star Trek will reverse this trend...
     
  8. NGW

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    I really don't think so.

    I'd say the vast majority just came from the general movie going public. Alongside fans paying to see it multiple times (5 myself).
     
  9. Soundwaave

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    When i saw the first movie i cried when Prime died xD

    But if Prime dies in the third movie i wont really mind.

    I think Prime will come close to death in ROTF but taking out Megatron and The Fallen aswell while some autobots team up on cons
     
  10. Starscreamer95

    Starscreamer95 'Civil' Nintendo Fanboy

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    Nah... not if Prime dies.
    If Bumblbee dies, then yes.
     
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    I agree ; it would suck if this movie copies the deaths from the 1986 movie,
    of high profile characters such as Prime & Starscream.
     
  12. Opticron Primal

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    Animated Prime died in the 3rd episode of TFA, Primal died at the end of season 1 of Beast Wars and the end of Beast Machines and Prime died AGAIN in season 3 of G1.

    Trust me. They're over it.
     
  13. HIM666fan

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    All i gotta say is parents let there kids see MARLEY AND ME... we alll know what happens in the end.. i deff doubht the way brat kids are now adays if the kid wants to see it the kid will see it lol even if PRIME DIES
     
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    Lets make it simple, dont kill him, there is no need to, it would be shit to kill a hero so many look up to and a hero that means so much to so many people
     
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    I think Armada Prime died too, but the Minicons brought him back.
     
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    it would just perfect to have him mortally wounded and needed to get taken back to cybertron for repairs perfect to lead into the next movie... if it happens it happens i wouldnt be upset kind of use to somthing like this happening
     
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    If Megatron and die and come back why can't Prime? But my arguement is mute. I don't wanna see Prime die cause he's Prime. Like I said, they can always bring him back so if they do kill him it will be for the drama.
     
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    Prime will die.
    Sam will revive him.
    Bumblee will cry. Again.
     
  19. NGW

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    Movie isn't ending on a cliffhanger.
     
  20. bumblebee79

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    Agreed 100%


    As long as BB make its i'm cool. I'm gonna see this opening night and depending on whats happens i'll take my son to see it later that weekend.
     

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