I don't know if this has been posted before in the distant past, frankly don't really care. Fresh opinions are always best. As I sat watching ROTF in the theater, the one thing that stuck in my craw most was Optimus' attitude. He still showed the courage and motivations of the hero he's always been, but just in the first ten minutes, his attitude was beginning to make me uncomfortable. Example 1: Optimus catches Demolishor, and says, "PULL OVER." This is Schwarzenegger type stuff. What G1 Optimus might have said before blasting his wheel out: "You will take no more lives, Decepticon!" That, or nothing at all. Example 2: Optimus asks Demolishor, "Any last words?" and after his reply says "Not today..." Before blowing his optic out. What G1 Optimus might have said: "I take no pleasure in your destruction..." a la the ROTF game, then put him out of his misery. Example 3: When Galloway objects to Optimus not sharing Autobot weaponry, he points a finger at the human, and says "We've witnessed your human capacity for war..." What G1 Optimus might have said, CALMLY, "It is not our place to peddle weapons technology; we cannot upset the delicate balance of the human race." Example 4: Megatron asks Optimus, "Is the future of our race not worth a single human life?" and Optimus says, "You'll NEVER stop at one..." and takes them all on. Not bad, but not perfect either. So you mean you'd give Sam up if Megatron would stop at killing only him? Optimus wouldn't do that. Further, his line of thinking would not have involved it. He might have said, "NEVER! I'll take you all on!" or something better. And what actually happened in these examples isn't completely without precedent for Optimus, but if you only have 20-30 lines to show Optimus' character in a movie, shouldn't they be better thought out? I'm just sayin'. Does anyone else have a comment on this?