So among all the Bee Movie hype I've scarcely seen it mentioned, but I know it to be true. Murder Prime is no more. Murder Prime was a divisive anomaly, but no one can deny the pure intrigue of just how wrong Michael Bay and his team got Optimus Prime. They got him so wrong it made Peter Cullen uncomfortable. Maybe I'm also psychotic for finding that fascinating but here I am. They got him so wrong it became so right. I look at all 5 Bay films as self parodies. Memes. They're popcorn flicks and movies to rip on, and there's a few nuggaty pieces of real substance in there too. But Murder Prime has always been what brings me back to the theatres. So god damn interesting, in my opinion anyway. But surely, with this "new chronology" and Travis Knight steering the ship, Murder Prime is a thing of the past. 10 years and 5 movies of foaming at the mouth lunacy with a professional and committed performance, despite his reservations, by living legend Peter Cullen. Maybe since this reboot is still clearly a Bayverse reboot they'll keep the unique Prime take but somehow I doubt that. So long, Murder Prime, rest easy and proudly in the depths of our pop culture history. I'll keep your memory alive, at least.