Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero

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Monday, November 26th, 2007 8:54PM CST

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The accolades keep coming for the Autobot leader, with Total Film Magazine naming Optimus Prime in their "Top 50 Movie Heroes and Villains list" for the year.

Optimus Prime ranked in at #30 for the Heroes for his role in the 2007 Transformers Movie, yet his opposite Megatron was nowhere to be seen in the top 50 movie Villains.

Indiana Jones took out the #1 Hero spot, while The Joker beat out Darth Vader for the #1 Villain.

To check out the Top 50 list for both Heroes and Villains, please click here.
Credit(s): Total Film Magazine, news.com.au
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Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476949)
Posted by 1337W422102 on November 26th, 2007 @ 8:56pm CST
Indy FTW.

Careful, mate, you made a mistake. It's written 'Darth VADER.'
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476958)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:02pm CST
This is upsetting! Prime could kick George Bailey's ass anyday!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476964)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:08pm CST
& just think....he might have got higher on the list if he hadn't have gotten his arse handed to him on a silver platter by Megs & then upstaged by a young punk that just happened to be in the right place at the right time holding the most kickass rubix cube ever.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476965)
Posted by ghostscream127 on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:08pm CST
OPTIMUS HAS BEEN DISGRACED NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476973)
Posted by SpacerAM2 on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:13pm CST
In my opinion Jesus Christ is the best hero ever. In real life and on screen. Even though he wasn't included, he should be mentioned.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476981)
Posted by Chaoslock on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:18pm CST
I hope that is the old Hulk they are referring on place 10, the new one was sh**

And Spongebob beat Sarah Connor???
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476987)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:26pm CST
SpacerAM2 wrote:In my opinion Jesus Christ is the best hero ever. In real life and on screen. Even though he wasn't included, he should be mentioned.


Agree, but you know this is movies, He could die for our sins, but they still took away his starship!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (476997)
Posted by Collector Maximus on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:35pm CST
Excuse me...Thelma and Louise beat Prime????
Complete and total BS! Prime should at least be in the top ten.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477001)
Posted by Predacon Rampage on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:40pm CST
Optimus should be number 1 hero of all time. :D
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477003)
Posted by 1337W422102 on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:46pm CST
Hitler was a totally badass villain in "Downfall." Did he make the list?
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477010)
Posted by Decatron on November 26th, 2007 @ 9:55pm CST
I don't see Mahoney anywhere on the list. Dissapointing, but, thats their opinion.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477058)
Posted by Bumblebee-otch on November 26th, 2007 @ 10:32pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:
SpacerAM2 wrote:In my opinion Jesus Christ is the best hero ever. In real life and on screen. Even though he wasn't included, he should be mentioned.


Agree, but you know this is movies, He could die for our sins, but they still took away his starship!


he was in a movie! "passion of the christ"! :D
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477066)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on November 26th, 2007 @ 10:44pm CST
Bumblebee-otch wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:
SpacerAM2 wrote:In my opinion Jesus Christ is the best hero ever. In real life and on screen. Even though he wasn't included, he should be mentioned.


Agree, but you know this is movies, He could die for our sins, but they still took away his starship!


he was in a movie! "passion of the christ"! :D


:roll:

Here, school's in

:BANG_HEAD:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hunter
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477132)
Posted by SnipeShade on November 27th, 2007 @ 1:00am CST
in my opinion

Thats the crappiest list ever. lol. Hulk?? Donnie Darko?? ROCKY?! WTF. What does HERO mean to them?

And Spongebob................ nuff said i think.

Courage the cowardly dog was more heroic than that yellow piece of sh!t.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477144)
Posted by Pyrostrata on November 27th, 2007 @ 1:30am CST
I don't care about some silly ole list made by silly ole people....Megatron has always been MY hero! And that is all that matters to me!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477233)
Posted by doomboy536 on November 27th, 2007 @ 4:45am CST
whine! complain! moan!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477342)
Posted by Professor Smooth on November 27th, 2007 @ 7:37am CST
This list has him at number 30 for The Transformers: The Movie. That's the 1986 movie, not the 2007 one.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477366)
Posted by Jaw Crusher on November 27th, 2007 @ 7:58am CST
Professor Smooth wrote:This list has him at number 30 for The Transformers: The Movie. That's the 1986 movie, not the 2007 one.


That's probably why he didn't rank as high; you can't give points to a hero whose only big moment in the movie is for him to get shot to pieces. :P

As for why 2007 Optimus isn't specifically mentioned on the list, that just points to the faulty logic in lists like this, especially this one: characters like Indy, Rocky, even Lassie and Atticus Finch I can understand them being on it (if not necessarily their rank), but what's so heroic about George Bailey? The man tries to commit suicide; Jefferson Smith belongs MUCH higher on the list in comparison. And Reese Witherspoon's "Legally Blonde" character - c'mon.

And loading up on horror-villains does not a list of Top Movie Villains make - by that logic I'd have put Dr. Phibes or Cushing's Frankenstein on there somewhere; why Drago is on the list and Blofeld isn't I dunno, and I'm sorry, but if we're gonna go the 'mindless unstoppable killing machine' route, there's no excuse for a list that includes the truck from "Duel" but totally ignores the shark from "Jaws".

...plus in regards to Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, I thought the old baroness in the braids and dominatrix outfit was a helluva lot scarier than the Child Catcher.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477398)
Posted by Glitcher on November 27th, 2007 @ 8:42am CST
That list is a load of crack. James Bond should have been the #1 hero and the Wicked Witch of the West as the #1 villain. And how the hell can they include Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke and forget all about Nausicaa from Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind? She accomplished more than that outcast ever did. Lousy list. :-x
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477467)
Posted by First-Aid on November 27th, 2007 @ 9:40am CST
Another worthless list...that's the problem with having so many magazines- they all have to come up with something besides ads to fill their pages with and this is the result. I really can't disagree too much with Indy for #1 but the fact that Spongebob is on the list is pathetic. First off, look up the definition of "hero" in the dictionary. Second, all those "heroes" are eclipsed by the men and women in our military, our firefighters, and police. You can't have a list of "heroes" without mentioning them at all. Therefore I give little credence to this latest list.

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