- Motto: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."
- Weapon: Twin Concussion Blasters
In the first film he was very much G1-like. He was tough and sensible but basically got his ass kicked by Megatron until Sam stepped in.
In RotF he was let loose, and I was happy about it. I thought, "Wow, he finally grew some balls."
In DotM it was ratcheted up (no pun intended) even more, and IMO over the top. He was basically a Decepticon. No matter what the argument is, there was no distinction between he and Sentinel, other than the fact that one lived and the other died.
Overall, after taking of my G1 goggles, I approve of this Optimus Prime, largely because he was the central Autobot character. He had to show up and he did. He wasn't just a punching bag. However, his character revised what it means to be an Autobot.