Both of these Optimus's have the voice of the great Peter Cullen but are both controversial among certain fans. Although it seems most people praise AOE Optimus there are still people who whine about him being too violent. Then there his counterpart of Prime Optimus where people complain he to hallow. So whats better over the top action hero AOE Optimus with tons of personality and willing to get his hands dirty for the greater good or Prime Optimus which extremely high morals? I love both. They both have Peter Cullen and fulfill their role for the universe they are in but AOE Optimus is better. He has a character arc, he kicks ass, rides Grimlock, and has so much personality in the movie. My vote goes towards AOE Optimus.