Sound system inside Optimus's mouth

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Minh'T, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Raiju

    Raiju Navel Shocker Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Posts:
    23,517
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    402
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan (from NYC)
    Likes:
    +10,864
    Why do the Cons have fangs (are they carnivores or something?) and/or drool/spit everywhere when they talk? Sometimes it's better not to ask such nitpicky questions, turn your brain off, and enjoy the purty special effects and 'sploshuns. :D 
     
  2. Chris James

    Chris James Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Posts:
    3,504
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    San Diego
    Likes:
    +1,949
    Can't believe it took people this long to notice that. I noticed it in TF07 when Prime gives the "you risked your life to protect the cube speech" to Sam.

    I don't think any of the other bots have that effect though.
     
  3. Digilaut

    Digilaut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Posts:
    11,492
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,521
    Yeah, they always reminded me of piano keys, and I think it's hella awesome.

    They removed that, and many other, sound effects in ROTF and DOTM, so I was happily surprised it was back in AOE.
     
  4. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Posts:
    7,220
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Likes:
    +34
    I remember it from the first film, must admit I hadn't noticed it was missing from the other two or realised that it was back in AoE.
     
  5. Dotmshockwave

    Dotmshockwave Decepticon Assassin

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Posts:
    1,427
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +773
    Google+:
    People didn't notice this either!!!??? I noticed this on my first viewing of the first movie. Like dang. I thought this was the easiest thing to spot. I had no idea not many knew about this.
     
  6. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    83,184
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +2,437
    I don't think I ever caught this before.
     
  7. JazzIsBeast

    JazzIsBeast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Posts:
    409
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +229
    For real. Shoot, I noticed it literally the first time he spoke in the alley way.
     
  8. JazzIsBeast

    JazzIsBeast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Posts:
    409
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +229
    Wait, it was gone in ROTF and DOTM? Never noticed.
     
  9. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Posts:
    9,147
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Likes:
    +1,761
    Same here. I thought it was a spinning ball or something. I did notice this on my own a few weeks ago when the first movie was on TV and pointed out it out to my girlfriend, she thought it was cute. It is a fun little detail.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  10. Axilus Prime

    Axilus Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Posts:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +1
    I noticed this the in the first and the fourth movie. I didn't notice that it actually displayed the sound frequencies in his speech.
     
  11. Veritas Prime

    Veritas Prime You're Not Alone

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2014
    Posts:
    2,105
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Philadelphia --> 上海, أبو ظبي‎, NYC
    Likes:
    +204
    I never noticed this before and I was watching AOE a couple weeks ago.
     
  12. spiritprime

    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Posts:
    5,401
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    SA, Australia
    Likes:
    +787
    I think I noticed it during the first movie, just didn't know what it was until OP pointed out that it moved whenever he spoke, as though it was vibrating to sounds like what some radios do on their screens, jumping at the slightest sound of music.

    That's actually pretty clever!
     
  13. Powerglide1991

    Powerglide1991 Autobot

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Posts:
    3,001
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,277
    Ebay:
    i always thought it was a bullet or something xD
     
  14. Powerglide1991

    Powerglide1991 Autobot

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Posts:
    3,001
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,277
    Ebay:
    Go back to 1984 and ask Hasbro and ask that question :p 

    if they didn't have mouths or jaws in the film, there would be more of an uproar about these films than there already is xD
     
  15. Minh'T

    Minh'T Descendant of Primus

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Posts:
    1,529
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +12
    Facebook:
    Yeah, agree, I once made a thread about there is no logic in this kind of film :lol 
     
  16. Vulcan

    Vulcan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Posts:
    670
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +3
    Reminds me of a music box drum mechanism.
     
  17. Minh'T

    Minh'T Descendant of Primus

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Posts:
    1,529
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +12
    Facebook:
    I think it was some metal part inside of him, that was broken and the orange liquid is energon. Wut screenshot btw?
     
  18. Digilaut

    Digilaut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Posts:
    11,492
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,521
    They took out a lot of the subtle sound cues (or made them much much more subtle), as well as the more 'booming', hollow voices all characters had in movie 1.

    Time constraints maybe?
     
  19. TFtoycollector

    TFtoycollector Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Posts:
    2,384
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    UK
    Likes:
    +576
    Optimus isn't the only one with this. In the first movie, it's noticeable on Ratchet when He's talking about what Megatron will do with the Allspark. And you can see it on Ironhide when he shouts "it's Starscream"!
     
  20. Ruthie

    Ruthie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2008
    Posts:
    810
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +6
    Since TF07 I've found it interesting that most Decepticons had naturally occurring mouths and teeth while many of the Autobots didn't, but had vocal processors instead. It's too bad that the movies haven't done anything to explain this.