Was Optimus paralyzed?

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  1. Buk Lau

    Buk Lau Ignorance is Bliss

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    I don't have a picture, but I'm sure you all remember Optimus being carried by Lockdowns net.

    What I found odd was how still he was - when he told Cade to warn the Autobot's. Its the shot of him being carried up; he's not moving whatsoever. Almost as if there was a statue of some sort as a prop. His head does not even move. It makes Optimus appear as if his paralyzed.

    I just found this odd; I don't see them purposely not animating him unless there wasn't anything to animate. It reminds me of when Prime was revived in ROTF, and there was a large prop for the lower half of his body that didn't move at all as his upper body did, which looked off to me.

    I'm probably just paying too much attention though.
     
  2. Ultrawave

    Ultrawave Hey look, I have a title

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    Yes, remember when Tessa is in the car telling him to get up, and he say's "I can't move! Get out of here!"

    Obviously Lockdown hit him with some sort of EMP shell.
     
  3. uruseiranma

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    Yeah, one can assume Lockdown is wanting to claim a bounty on Prime as a living being, and he was mainly firing off enough ammo to keep Prime from getting away.
     
  4. PrimeTime85

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    I figured he was disabled by something. It would've been nice to know what it was exactly.
     
  5. Primal Rage

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    Wasn't he practically paralyzed by Lockdown before he was caught in the net? I mean, he could barely move his head up from the SUV when he got shot.
     
  6. moylan55

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    yea not only the damage he took from Lockdowns shots but it looked like the net was really pinning him down too. the extra vehicle in there probably didn't help
     
  7. BluRayHiDef

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    He explicitly says that he can't move after being shot by Lockdown.
     
  8. Decepticons

    Decepticons B∆K. Bug-a-Boo Ghost.

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    This.
     
  9. uruseiranma

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    Or, maybe he was just in shock from realizing he had just encountered Megatron again, let alone one of his major weapons got shredded.

    Or better yet, maybe he just wanted to figure out who would shoot him in the back, let alone just who this bot was who had chased him down previously.

    ...hey, it's kind of fun to look for crazy what-if stuff in this film! :lolol 
     
  10. Datsun87

    Datsun87 Doomed shuttle casualty

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    Movie explanation - Prime was crippled after the shot
    G1 explanation - Lockdown jammed Prime's cog
    General explanation - a wizard did it
     
  11. Shrapbackshell

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    Maybe lockdown's bullet severed part of his spark that controls movement and it repaired itself whilst he was inside the cell in the knight's temenos

    I'd imagine transformers can repair themselves, in ROTF starscream landed on top of a building and somehow managed to put his arm back on after it was cut off during the forest battle.
     
  12. Ironhide1234

    Ironhide1234 Here.

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    This. :D 
     
  13. vatarian

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    Eh, something integral to movement was hit.

    He could move later because Bayformers can regrow limbs and attach severed parts and shit no problem.
     
  14. Shrapbackshell

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    :sly:  I notice a similarity...
     
  15. Meta777

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    Dude just took two high-powered shots through the torso. I'm impressed he could even still squirm and talk never mind not be dead.