Well, it's hard to tell, because to me, it seemed that Megatron was alittle to fast for Optimus. I mean seriously, Optimus' reaction time was crap compared Megatron's. Not to mention the fact that Optimus was keeping tabs on the dumbass kid Sam and probably not wanting to cause a whole amount of damage to the city. So I suppose he did hold back alittle.
i think you have all missed out the most important factor.
Prime has THE TOUCH.
seriously though in your heart of hearts you know prime would absolutely **** megatron. its OPTIMUS ****ING PRIME for crying out loud. he is the hero of every straight male. think of the original movie when prime is getting shot at and slashed up by megatron the BAM BEST UPPERCUT EVER. then when gay rod gives megatron the advantage megatron is pointing a gun at primes head then prime goes NEVER and ****ing kills megatron. now i know this movie is different but it is still Prime
The reason Bay's Meagretron outclassed, outarmed, outpowered, outsized, outsped and generally outpimped Bay's Prime was so that he could essentially be beating up on Prime 'til a small boy was (totally unbelievebly) able to kill him at a lazyily written "Oooooh arent we humans great" conclusion that saved subjecting the poor demographic audience to a fight plot that would have even remotely pertained
to the accepted Prime/Megatron versusness.
G1 Megatron, with Witwicky right under his fist in striking range, fully warned after hearing Prime tell the fleshling to attempt to kill Megatron by pushing the cube in his chest, would've simply mashed Witwicky into the sidewalk.
Its writing like that that makes me think that those striking writers shouldn't be entitled to their cut til they stop writing garbage.
Why has almost every recent Prime been a pussy...? Why...?
[SPOILER - highlight to read]: Can Baymovie prime go through one movie without getting his ass kicked to near death neccessitating Matrix rejuvenations, being saved by a human with a rubik's cube or any other cheap lazy writing device...?
And young, sucky very shit Prime from the recent animated series.
Congratulations to these arsehats on making one of the most beloved characters and respected warrior leaders in comicdom as irritating as Rodimus "I rightly suspect that I cant lead shit, cartoonwise" Prime was back in the day.
I hate one dimensional characters minus depth, but, jeez....
he's always been a pussy. no way around it. he's like superman, practically has the same color scheme too. only he's about 10 times as big and 50 times as stupid.
I don't lke Rodimus Prime when he goes emo but I liked him when the ol' Hot Rod in him would shine through once in a while. HotRod was the coolest autobot imo. he had the mentality of a deceptican in terms of combat. hotheaded, aggressive, gungho and he turned ino the coolest car around.
he and ironhide were soldiers.
the rest of 'em...well, i bet if they were a few foot shorter you'd be seeing them helping old ladies crossing streets and optimus himself would be rescuing cats from a tree.