New Optimus Prime

The above cover of Empire Magazine gives us our first real look at the New and “Improved” Optimus Prime. I didn’t think it was possible but some how Michael Bay was actually able to make Optimus Prime look even worse in his new movie. I’ve always been of the mindset that when watching a Hollywood recreation of our favorite comic book or animated heroes that we should keep an open mind. Of course it’s not going to look exactly like the source material, but this is pretty much just a slap in the face to the original creators of Optimus Prime.

Optimus From First Films

He had such a classic look and design that (in my opinion) still stands the test of time. To me this doesn’t even look anything like Optimus Prime. Even the old look from Michael Bay’s first 3 films had a little bit of the G1 Prime in there, but now it’s practically all gone. Needless to say I am not a fan of his new look and only time will tell what the rest of the Autobots and Dinobots will look like in their robot mode. As far as the design aspect of him just being a robot I think he looks cool, just not as the leader of the Autobots.

Which leads me to the famous question; What are your thoughts Nerd Nation? Do you like this new look for Optimus Prime or would you have liked to see something a little more reminiscent of his original animated look? Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.

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