Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by tfprime32, Aug 9, 2011.
yes i think so
The title of this thread is wrong. It ought to read 'Shockwave should talk more' - a sentiment I wholly agree with.
YES. Shockwave should've said alot more than "Optimussssss".
After my second viewing, I came to respect the Welker Shockwave voice. Not as great as Burton's, but still.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! In other words,I was extremely disappointed with his lack of screentime,lame cybertronian gibberish that we can't understand and his lame death
He just said "Optimus" xD...then he speaks only in Cybertronian...
It would have been cool if he talked a bit more...but I liked him in DOTM.
Yes, he should have talked more. Not to mention, have a bit more screen time.
I agree that Shockwave should have had a few more lines in the film.
Might have been just me, but it sounded similar to the voice he uses for Prime Megatron.
To me it sounded like a gruff G1 Megatron.
In the adaptation Shockwave has more lines.
"I am pleased you have not demanded my surrender. Such a request would be illogical, given your present state."
"So emotional, Prime. Such anger over a few dead soldiers?"
"You should have stayed dead this time, Optimus Prime."
"That was a magnificent creature, Prime. Now you will join it in extinction."
"Prime! You still live?! Even blinded, I am more than a match for you."
I want Shockwave to talk more. I also want him to use big-ass words that I don't understand.
Y'know.... Make a Decepticon look fucking smart for once...
If shockwave said those lines in the movie it would have been epic
I know right? Also, in in the comic, Shockwave is the one who says "This is our world now."
Is it good to say a novel is more awesome than a movie?
But why did we get "Optimussssss!!!". Instead of those other lines?
I suppose they couldnt get an actor they felt fit those lines? Since Corey Burton and David Warner apparently turned down the role. With Frank Welker, they decided to to change his personality to snarling incomprehensible beast. And, you are right about the novel being the superior..
Corey Burton and David Warner are not the be-all and end-all of candidates for Shockwave's voice. There's many talented voice actors out there who might be capable of portraying the cold, ruthless, logical creature that is Shockwave. If this is the reason why Shockwave didn't speak more, the creative team lack imagination.
Instead of this, we get "arghoarghoarghoarghoarghoargh" in the film.
Y'know, if Shockwave actually talked that would've made up for his terrible, short appearance. Shockwave is one of the most distinct TF voices/speech patterns, it's an utter travesty he didn't say anything intelligible. Yeah, yeah, "Optimussss," but that's just a name not a sentence or even complete thought.
All those lines were awesome, but this would've been a nice little callback to Megatron's line in TF1.
I would have liked it if Gary Oldman could voice him or Heath Ledger if he was still alive ( all respect to the brilliant man)
All of which were awesome. Shame he didn't speak more in the movie.
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