Optimus first Transformation in DOTM

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  1. eagc7

    eagc7 Well-Known Member

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    was just curious, in Movie 1 and ROTF we had close ups (i have no other way to explain it) during Optimus first transformition from Alt Mode to Bot, but we didnt had that type of Transformation on DOTM.

    i dont cared for the close up transformations of Optimus, but i am curious if you Guys at once thought we would had the same transformartion style for Optimus in DOTM, and so what are ur thoughts on the lack of that first Transformation of optimus in DOTM
     
  2. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    I'm not quite sure what's being asked, but I do know that the shot of Optimus being air dropped then landing on the freeway was bad-ass.
     
  3. Buckybarnes

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    I really don't understand what your asking.
     
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    I am much happier without the close up transformations. We can finally see what the hell is going on, for crying out loud. I always hated that we had to zoom in on a certain part becoming Optimus' crotch, or a panel folding into Ironhide's shoulder.

    Also; in the "He's pissed" scene, Optimus seems to transform differently. I mean, the basics are the same, nose becomes arms and what not. But those long "strips" sticking out of Optimus' body at points while he transforms? I dunno. But he seems to have different details in transforming in at least that scene.
     
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    I noticed that too. I suppose he was just transforming aggressively to intimidate people.
     
  6. eagc7

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    Remember in Movie 1 and ROTF when we see Optimus transform for first time, what i am asking if people thought we were meant to have that kind of transformation for his first apperance on robot mode in DOTM
     
  7. Buckybarnes

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    I think it's possible they planned for it. But it would have been really similar to the Nest base transformation in ROTF.
     
  8. Meggamus

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    are you asking why why didnt get an up close transformation for optimus primes first transformation in DOTM like in the other movies
     
  9. jametron

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    Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel... Were we MEANT to have a close up transformation of Prime in DOTM but didn't get it?? Really? I guess there really is no other base to cover concerning these movies though, so I cant' blame the op...
     
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    Well, we do get a decent shot of him transforming in all three movies. if that's what you're asking.
    -when he first met sam in TF1
    -in the nest hangar/base in ROTF
    -in the hangar/base, where he first met mearing in DOTM.

    the rest of his transformations in the movies are still pretty decent and bad ass, and
    IMO i think he's got the most screen time/number of transformations than all the bots in the movies.
     
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    Probably not intended to intimidate, but yeah, that was an angry transformation. Like how the hairs on cat's back stand up, he puffed out unintentionally because he was riled up.

    As for the first transformation, we've seen him transform out of combat and going into combat, now we open with him transforming while in combat.
     
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    Well, he did basicaly get an upgrade between rotf and dotm, whos to say his transformation woudnt be a bit different? I noticed these "strips" you're talking about became part of his legs in the 1st film, but became part of his back in dotm.
     
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    I don't think any single character ever had two identical transformations... various parts go to the same places, yeah, but they get there in different orders, by different means, etc. etc.

    Fun fact: Optimus goes from truck to robot numerous times throughout all three movies, but all of ONCE from robot to truck, right at the end of that aforementioned ROTF freeway airdrop
     
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    I think you answered your own question. They dding show one in DOTM because it had already been done twice, so you know how he transforms and what he looks like at this point.
     
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    No, i was asking people if THEY Thought we would be getting the close up transformation for optimus, i was not asking why he didnt had one, i was asking ppl if they thought we would get one

    What?
     
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    Um... he transformed alongside his trailer...

    that beats everything in the world.
     
  18. TylerMirage

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    I was hoping/expecting a similar close-up transformation, a la the first two movies. It seemed to be a theme. Both Bumblebee and Optimus' first on-screen transformation were extremely dramatic and epic. Granted, not so close that we can't tell what's going on, but RotF struck that intro transformation shot perfectly. I just love how both intro transformations were so lengthy and epic and the camera twirled an panned around them. Compared to those, the intro transformation of Optimus in Chernobyl was lacklustre. But then again, we saw most of the transformation in glorious wide-shot 3D-ness, with his trailer transforming too. That's cool. And, of course, his angry transformation in front of Mearing made up for it. ;)  And in addition to that, the first other character to transform on-screen always got a similar big-and-epic shot (Blackout, Ironhide). Meanwhile Dino's was cool and all, but just not as cool as the previously mentioned two.
     

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