Hey, at least they tried something new. Prime doubting himself in Animated and questioning his leadership is pretty out of character. Sure, it was a totally different interpretation of Prime, but so is movie Prime. Movie Prime is a more realistic version of G1 Prime. He comes to Earth initially with the idea that “freedom is the right of all sentient beings” but then has horrible stuff happen to him and his friends. Jazz dies at Megatron’s hands. HE dies at Megatron’s hands. His mentor turns evil and kills Ironhide. The very bot that taught him that freedom was everyone’s right turned to the dark side! Tell me that wouldn’t make you question your morals. Then the humans turn their backs on the Autobots and start hunting them down. After all the stuff he’s been through of course he went a little nuts for a bit. I wasn’t a fan of his “He is going to DIE” line (c’mon, just change it to pay and it sounds so much better), but otherwise was glad at least they took a risk in Age of Extinction and thought it turned out well.
As for his [quote=“Chronicler, post:403, topic:19445”]
acts more like a decepticon
personality, I’m assuming you’re referring to how violent he is. Well, with how the robots fight in these movies, it basically how humans would fight. They’re at war, of course they’re going to stab each other and mutilate each other. War is messy. Ok, maybe Prime going around yelling “you, DIE!” is a little much, but humans will stab and shoot each other basically in the same manner all day long. It’s just that the Transformers are robots that can rip each other apart easier than we can each other. Bumblebee is like some sort of acrobatic spec-ops ninja.
If DC hasn’t already pulled the plug and is trying to patch things up, no way Paramount is going to do the same with a franchise that has made more money. I think the stories the previous five have set up can continue as long as new directors and more simplistic scripts are brought forward. Revenge of the Fallen and The Last Knight were both dragged down by the lore they included. It didn’t make sense because it wasn’t given enough explanation and more time went to… the Twins and submarine innuendo scenes.