ROTF revival scene. Still one of my most favorite Optimus movie moments. This is the most physically vulnerable you ever see him be. Then you see the mental equivalent all through AOE.
Coming back to life is traumatic. Optimus gets ripped away from peace to awaken in his broken body surrounded by war and screaming. He knows right from the moment his optics open that he is Earth’s only hope.
People seem to forget the burden Optimus faces. A leader stands at the top. He has no one higher to look up to because people put him on a pedestal. That is a lonely place. Imagine how much lonelier it is for him after knowing everyone he personally looked up to or trusted ended up betraying him.
So I recently showed my ma Windblade, Strongarm, and Arcee. All she could say to each was “He’s ugly, where is Optimus ” and I’m like “mom those are girls” and she’s like “I wanna see Optimus, Bee, Hound, Ironhide those are the transformers ” and I’m like “mom there are more transformers than just them and other series besides bayverse” and ma is still stuck on only those 4 and Mark. For ma its like the first bayverse, Rotf then Aoe and I’m like “ you skipped Dotm ” To her it doesn’t exist, other transformers don’t exist, and other series don’t exist.
Wheelie: I’m changing sides. I’m changing sides too, Warrior Goddess! [climbs on Mikaela’s foot] Wheelie: Who’s your little Autobot? Mikaela Banes: Aww, you’re cute… Wheelie: Name’s Wheelie. Yeah. Say my name, say my name… Sam Witwicky: What are you allowing to happen to your foot just now? Mikaela Banes: At least he’s faithful, Sam. Sam Witwicky: Yeah, well, he’s faithful and he’s nude and he’s perverted. Can you just… Can you stop?