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Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero

Transformers News: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero

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.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477490)
Posted by Psychout on November 27th, 2007 @ 10:01am CST
Its a from MOVIE magazine so obviously its all about MOVIES!

You people really need to get a grip.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477539)
Posted by Jaw Crusher on November 27th, 2007 @ 10:45am CST
First-Aid wrote: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.


Your 'definition' criteria holds, but I don't think anyone's disputing the courage of real-life heroes given the nature of the list itself - the list deals with MOVIE heroes, which for the most part are works of fiction. It's nice that you thought about real heroes, though.

Psychout wrote:Its a from MOVIE magazine so obviously its all about MOVIES!

You people really need to get a grip


I'm aware of the fact that it's about movies. It's just that the people organizing the list didn't even try. Even Wizard's lists of Heroes and Villains are better than this, and those lists aren't that great to start with.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477541)
Posted by Zeds on November 27th, 2007 @ 10:47am CST
No Megatron! Please. This list is not complete without him!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477581)
Posted by Pyrostrata on November 27th, 2007 @ 11:07am CST
Zeds wrote:No Megatron! Please. This list is not complete without him!


AMEN!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477655)
Posted by dragons on November 27th, 2007 @ 11:54am CST
thats great news but its dissapointing that one of the decepticons didnt make the list optimus could kick any of those guys buts with one finger i dont know how they figured out wich character goes where in the list p[rime should have made the top 20 or 10 easily
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477712)
Posted by Auto Bot on November 27th, 2007 @ 12:19pm CST
SnipeShade wrote: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.


This gets my vote. :grin:
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477772)
Posted by Dropkick14 on November 27th, 2007 @ 12:45pm CST
Megatron should be in the top 50 villians i mean trying to take over the UNIVERSE not a country or planet the UNIVERSE
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (477953)
Posted by megatrina on November 27th, 2007 @ 2:40pm CST
Megatron is autonomic perfection.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478147)
Posted by Wheelimus Prime on November 27th, 2007 @ 4:48pm CST
no suprise there
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478218)
Posted by Jazz Reborn on November 27th, 2007 @ 5:16pm CST
rocky!!ftw!!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478488)
Posted by cellshock on November 27th, 2007 @ 7:57pm CST
No surprise that Megatron didn't even make the list considering he's only in the last 1/2 hour of the movie and didn't really do anything outright evil. He was more or less portrayed just as a pissed off alien robot trying to find something that he lost, maybe at the expense of a couple of squished humans. Nothing about that rings "top villain" to me either. Hell, Frenzy was more badass than Megatron since he actually (and intentionally) killed a few people.

Cool to see Prime's name in there, though. I'm sure that after another one or two more movies, he'll move up the list.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478519)
Posted by Professor Smooth on November 27th, 2007 @ 8:27pm 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.


I'm just going by "Passion of the Christ," but all he did was get his ass beaten for like two solid hours. Apparently this pissed off Voldemort. Or is there something I'm missing? :???:

I kid, I kid.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478772)
Posted by Pyrostrata on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:05am CST
megatrina wrote:Megatron is autonomic perfection.


Preach on, muh brutha! :grin:


LONG LIVE MEGATRON! DECEPTICONS FOREVER!!!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478797)
Posted by Starscream "The Mighty" on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:25am CST
yeah but which movie are they referring to?
hmmm??????
Megatron wasnt on there?
He hasnt been givin enough credit.
In the Early days of Megatron....He was EVIL,
Maniacal, and when he became Galvatron....CRAZED!!!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478928)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on November 28th, 2007 @ 4:39am CST
Starscream \"The Mighty\" wrote:yeah but which movie are they referring to?
hmmm??????
Megatron wasnt on there?
He hasnt been givin enough credit.
In the Early days of Megatron....He was EVIL,
Maniacal, and when he became Galvatron....CRAZED!!!
Yeah, & he was even evil without killing people. Why? Because healthy slaves worked much better than injured ones....
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (478967)
Posted by Norcinu on November 28th, 2007 @ 6:33am CST
What the hell? That list FAILS.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (479241)
Posted by devzilla on November 28th, 2007 @ 9:57am CST
bwa ha ha! Optimus Prime was beat by LASSIE? Priceless!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (479375)
Posted by TRANS+CRAZY on November 28th, 2007 @ 11:31am CST
i_amtrunks wrote:The accolades keep coming for the Autobot leader, with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.totalfilm.com/" target="_blank">Total Film Magazine</a> 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 <a target="_blank" href="http://webmaster.transformersmovie.com/click.html?c=FLINCG" target="_blank">Transformers Movie</a>, 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 Vadar for the #1 Villain.

To check out the Top 50 list for both Heroes and Villains, please <a target="_blank" href="http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,23663,22822370-10388,00.html" target="_blank">click here</a>.


Optimus Prime is #30?! Well... that's better than not being on the list at all.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (479392)
Posted by Jaw Crusher on November 28th, 2007 @ 11:39am CST
devzilla wrote:bwa ha ha! Optimus Prime was beat by LASSIE? Priceless!


Heck, given the shoddy nature of this list, I'm amazed Godzilla didn't make it on. EITHER list, for that matter; if the AFI could list the Governator as both hero AND villain, surely these folks could have given a ginormous fire-snorting lizard his due along with a collie and some mute brutes with machetes.
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (479502)
Posted by devil prime on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:43pm CST
Indiana Jones #1................the hell?
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (479659)
Posted by Pyrostrata on November 28th, 2007 @ 2:11pm CST
devil prime wrote:Indiana Jones #1................the hell?


Granted, Jones is cool and all...I can never miss an installment of the movies...but, come on! As I said before...a silly list created by silly people!


As for Lassie beating out Prime....Prime lacks doe-eyes and a furry face, thus making her more endearing to most humans...............



:P to most humans
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (483355)
Posted by scary prime on November 30th, 2007 @ 4:50pm CST
what the heck optimus 30th greats hero hell no!!!! his like 1st he could kick all the freakin peaple on that list!!!!!!whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (483371)
Posted by nexisconvoy on November 30th, 2007 @ 5:13pm CST
OH yea go optimus
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (484143)
Posted by Primus, Second-In-Command on December 1st, 2007 @ 7:33am CST
what??! it's an unfair gimmick!!! this sucks!!!
Re: Optimus Prime named 30th Greatest Movie Hero (484148)
Posted by Primus, Second-In-Command on December 1st, 2007 @ 7:36am CST
this stinks, optimus the only transformer in that shoddy list and at 30th??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my friends, felow seibertronians, let's destroy that list forever or until optimus is first, whichever happens first!

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