Ok, I am going to say is straight once and for all.
This picture you’re seeing here is one of the most debatable scenes to this day. I’m betting 98% of everyone is saying “Haha Ironhide is the tooth fairy LOL”…..well, honestly, I say it is not Ironhide. I believe….no….I KNOW this is Optimus Prime. WHY? Well, let me explain the 3 top things why I know it is Optimus.
1. The music. If you read my Transformers 30-Day challenge day 7 when I mentioned that my favorite song is Optimus’s theme song by Steve Jablonsky. And I even mentioned that part of the theme song was implied in the popular score “Arrival to Earth”. Well, when you hear the theme “Optimus” does Ironhide spring to mind? Of course not. Simple as that.
2. The atmosphere of the scene. Knowing Optimus Prime’s character to be honorable, kind, noble, courageous, dignified, gentle, strong, etc. With Ironhide, in the other hand, while he can have those personalities (I said he CAN, not he DOES), he is more grumpy and quick and tough and impatient and has a pumped up attitude. He is not as gentle as Optimus (not by a long shot). He’s a punk (in a good way) and punks usually don’t have a “gentle” personality (and Ironhide is no exception). While he is a good Autobot, that doesn’t mean he is a gentle character.
3. The size of the characters. Now this is a bit tricky due to how the majority of the characters are quite similar the first time we see them. But after awhile of looking at each character, we come to the conclusion whom each of them are. And once again, the pool scene was debatable to this day. Looking at the scene, as I mentioned before, Optimus is like a gentle giant. So, in this case, slow and careful to his surroundings, even to the life forms (in which this would be the little tooth fairy girl). And the fact that she was not afraid of the very tall being coming out of the pool due to how she must’ve trusted him enough to be the “tooth fairy”. And he even got a chance to hide and see the worried family for himself and (unlike Ironhide) he was patient. Okay, now size wise, while Ironhide may be bigger in width (not fat, just buffed), but Optimus is bigger in height and buffed in his own way. And also based on the personalities, Ironhide is not straight looking (anatomy wise) and is quick as his impatience. Almost reminds me of a football player in the army. Optimus, however, is straight and gentle and a bit slow in motion. He is not sporty looking but a lot like the commanding officer he is.
So, my conclusion is Ironhide NOT in the pool but instead in the field. I don’t care whether the vehicle came from that family or not. Maybe that car he found was just in Sam’s neighborhood or close to it at least. And I know with all my heart that Optimus Prime was in that pool because of the music, the atmosphere, and even the size based on personality. And besides, you had to save the leader for last. With Ironhide….well…while he is awesome, just making him the last one just doesn’t feel right to me. While if this were real, ther is no doubt whether it be Ironhide or Optimus, seeing them for the first time is a wonder beyond imagination bring us in awe.
So, convince me all you want. but no matter what you tell me, it is Optimus Prime. And you know what I am betting you’ll tell me why it is Ironhide? Because of the truck that belonged to the family. BULLCRAP. Give me better details. Give me three or more (not one or two but three or more) reasons to why you think it is Ironhide. I dare you. Bring it on!! Because no matter what you tell me, I know for the fact that is it Optimus Prime in the pool.
P.S. BTW, I am not an idiot. I have OBVIOISLY seen this film plenty of times and I have looked at him closely enough to know (PERSONALLY). But again, you guys only care about appearances and not the feeling of the scenes. Do ya guys know “More than Meets the eye” right? I don”t need to know JUST the appearances to know. And by far you guys only gave out your reasons because of the detail in appearances physically and not overall e character and the atmosphere and he pacing of the film. So, I’m sorry if I’m one of he few that doesn’t agree with you. You guys don’t have to beleive me, I’m just expressing my thoughts on the scene. And again, I am not an idiot.