What was your first feeling when prime died in rotf?

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  1. Fc203

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    So i was about go on a rant about how g1 fans are pussies for crying during when the bots died in the 86 movie then i remembered that my childhood prime died too and i remembered what i felt when he died
    Nothing absolutely nothing, a few years later around 2011-2012 i saw the 86 movie for the first time and i remembered what i felt when those characters died
    Nothing absolutely nothing all i remember was me telling my dad about how i have the toy for that cyclonus character lol and that i had that hot rod character too but it broke
     
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    Oh boy.

    They're not exactly comparable scenes due to the fact that they came about at different times and the only elements they share in common are Prime dying, except in the instance of the 86 film Prime stays dead and doesn't come back until near the end of the 3rd season. The first time he comes back is as a perverted zombie-like creation.

    G1 Prime was also much more beloved than the near bipolar and nebulous movie Prime. While I have a feeling some of the stories including that famous one of the kid locking himself in his room cuz of Prime's death are exaggerated for just false, I believe it did a much better job than ROTF did. I can easily see why it would be upsetting or harrowing to a child who was a fan of the character and the series.

    You feeling nothing shouldn't be an indictment of the scene(s) in question, I could watch Titanic or The boy In the striped Pajamas and feel nothing, that doesn't mean those aren't tragic films. The lesson that heroes don't always make it out in the end isn't an easy lesson for kids to learn, if you learned that sooner and had an easier time swallowing it I'm happy for you. You could also be just argue that this movie was Hasbro killing the old line to introduce the cool newer toys. You could watch Godzilla Vs Destroyah and feel nothing cuz it's "just some guy in a suit" when he dies, or when Doomsday killed Superman cuz it's "Just a comic book character". It sure sucks that almost any fictional death of a character ever can be broken down to such clinical detail.

    But calling fans 'pussies' for feeling something in regards to something they care about, man. The Bay movie fans are such bad asses aren't they? I wish I could be that cool and aloof.

    I kinda wish we got this rant now, it sounds like it would've been quite funny.
     
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  3. Fc203

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    I haven't read anything you said but i forgot to mention a few things
    I have never felt any sad emotions on any movie ive watched i didnt feel anything when that iron man guy died or toy story 3 or 4 (toy story 4 is hot garbage shouldve never been made) or that movie coco i think that movie is overrated as hell i hate it
    The on time i felt any emotion that *almost* made me teary was seeing the camaro in bumblebee
     
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    I think it's a little difficult to cry at any Optimus Prime's death considering the guys track record.

    His death in ROTF was over before the viewer realized it. His falling down with a shifting camera work was a nice view. I found the scene where his dead body is carelessly dropped on the airport tarmac more impactful.
     
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    He put up a good fight. I knew he'd be back though, so I wasn't that teary.
     
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    I honestly don't remember. :confused: 
     
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    Annoyance more than anything.
     
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    the only thing optimus dying in the 86 movie did for me, eas making me liking Megatron more then Optimus..
    One thing did came to mind watching it again recently. Megatron begged for mercy, tricked optimus and killed him.
    Dotm Megatron prayed for mercy, but Optimus didn't listen and killed him.
     
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    I hate you, I immediately thought of posting that as soon as I saw the thread title. :lol 
     
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    Mine was damn you could have killed megatron right there
     
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    I had it spoiled well in advance so it wasn’t a surprise. I do think that it was well done though.

    My problem is why would you mock G1 fans for Prime’s death in the 86 movie? Most people that cried were kids and saw Optimus as their childhood hero. Beyond that, the scene is still very sad and honestly really intense for a kids movie so there is no need to call people “pussies” for crying during this.

    Also, not all Movie fans think like this so how about don’t lump people together as feeling like a “badass” when its just one Movie fan saying this.
     
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    "Finally something exciting happened.". ROTF was easily the most meandering part of Bayverse and because of that I hardly enjoyed it. Had to go through "meh" unfunny parents, boring spazzy college scenes, okay Pretender homage, to finally get to Prime. The movie didn't get better for me after that either.
     
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    Yeah. Ripping on little kids is uncool.

    I missed season 3 as a kid, so for me, Prime dying really was the end for him. But still, it never occurred to me that he wouldn’t come back. I’d seen him reduced to just a head & they rebuilt him, so the idea that he was dead DEAD didn’t register.

    And then I found out years later that they brought him back. Just not as quickly as I figured.
     
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    *Prime dies in ROTF*

    Me: I hope he remains dead.

    *Gets revived at the end*

    Me: Fuck.

    My basic reaction.
     
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    Mine was Sadness and Anguish
     
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    "HE"LL BE BACK"
     
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    Ouch. Sword through chest?