Dagon wrote:While I suppose it's disappointing to hear that Hugo doesn't particularly care for his turn as Megatron, he did just provide a voice. It's not like he was a live part of the films in the way that any of the human cast was. Could it be possible that he doesn't hold the role in great esteem because he spoke into a microphone a couple of times as opposed to having been in front of the camera?
He's been in a number of films by now that have relied on effects or makeup of what have you to help create his character (the Red Skull, V, Elrond)but had he ever done any voice work prior to these movies? Even then, and I see this has already been brought up, the lack of Megatron dialogue, but I essentially had four or five good lines over the span of three movies (just my opinion). Maybe he didn't find things like saying "Megatron!" up to his personal standard of his work.
Anyway, we've gotten some similar stories from other members of the cast, and it could be entirely possible that they just don't see the films with the same glasses as fans of the movies do. Yeah, I agree that people should be proud to some degree at least of everything they attach their names to, but it's possible that Weaving just doesn't think that voicing Megatron ranks super high on his list.
I agree. Sure there was a lack of a buncha crap on bay and the writers' part, but they are just voice actors, who might not even care about the subject matter (especially when presented with such a lack of soul in the character, story, and whatever else they might have had to read before conducting their work). Just kind of a random tangent, but the next time (if) you watch american dad, and principal louis is speaking, look at your bulkkhead figure. Hearing bulkhead speak such adult dialogue is hilarious