Why did they change Starscream's Voice?

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  1. Fifam94

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    Anyone else bugged by this? He had a really cool robotic voice in the first movie, but just sounds annoying in the other two.
     
  2. NCStarscream

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    I've just assumed they were trying to add more aspects of the sound of G1 Screamer's voice to him. It has a sneakier quality to it.
     
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    Fun fact: Charlie adler used the g1ish stasrcream voice of rotf and dotm While recording Movie 1, So in fact the voices in the the first movie WAS JUST THE SAME Voice (but diigtaly altered to sound more robotic)
     
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    Starscream had no personality in the first movie. At all. I think even Brawl emoted more than Starscream did. I prefer the ROTF and DOTM voice with less robotic filters put on to it.
     
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    This always bothered me as well. I guess there will always be those that disagree, but I totally dug his more robotic sounding voice from the first movie. Made him sound like a total badass.
     
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    Agree with in TF1 him being robotic and more menacing. Then in part 2 and 3 I think the gen audience got to know Starscream the way the rest of us know him: a cowardly kitty, to put it nicely.
     
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    He sounds so much better in ROTF and DOTM without all that ugly processing from the first film. I couldn't even recognize Adler's voice.
     
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    I think that is correct but the second and third film had a dramatically changed performance. In TF1 he sounded high and mighty while in the next two it sounded wimpy and scared.
     
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    Saying that he was loyal to Megatron and that the humans had taken the AllSpark. Yep. It sounded high and mighty. It was just the heavy processing (it returned in the ROTF games).
     
  10. Fifam94

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    No way. The games went wayyyy overboard with it, especially ROTF. But in the movie, it sounded like pure sex.
     
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    The first movie voice did sound kinda cool, but it was utterly devoid of any personality.
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    I lament the change. Starscream is meant to sound arrogant and defiant, not like a lily-livered wimp.
     
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    IMO the starscream in the 3rd movie was most like the one in g1, the G1 screamer was always whiny and showed some aspect of cowardice. But I think that in the 1st and 2nd movies they wanted him to seem different, and in the 3rd they wanted him to seem like he was in G1, which is why he seemed different
     
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    If you delve deeper into the fiction, you'll discover something surprising: Starscream was originally never meant to be depicted as a coward. Ruthless, cold-blooded, cruel, vain... yes. But not a coward. The cartoon deviated from what the creators intended, as it so often did.
     
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    Optimus and Megatron also had deeper/more processed voices in the 1st film. I thought they both sounded much better in ROTF and DOTM.
     
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    I said the performance not the lines. He sounded like he could get the job done for Megatron. In TF2 he sounded like he could hide somewhere or get his ass kicked for (and by) Megatron.
     
  19. ironjazz

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    and is it just me or dos tftm starscream seem more violent
     
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    While I was OK with the change, the voice in TF1 was the best. Saying it doesn't have character just because it's not G1-ish, is as much BS as all the whining about the design.
     

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