In today's blog post, I'm going to be comparing the two different versions of Megatron from the Transformers universe. Megatron, for those who don't know, is the leader of the Decepticons, the villains of the series who try to take over the universe.
G1 Megatron is a bit more iconic, and can transform into a Walther P-38 pistol. He looks intimidating in his own right, but not as intimidating as the movie counterpart.
Movie Megatron doesn't really look recognizable, especially with his overhauled character design. Not only does he look more organic than the G1 Megatron, but he also resembles a monster. He'd probably be more likely to give kids nightmares. The movie version transforms into a jet.
Both versions have the color gray/silver as a predominant color scheme.
According to three-musketeers.net, gray/silver represents "intelligence" and "maturity", qualities appropriate to leadership.
Gray and Silver also adds to Megatron's metallic nature, approriate since he is a robot.
But which do people like more?
According to googlefight.com, there are more "G1 Megatron" results than "Michael Bay Megatron" results.
"Symbolism: Colors." Three-musketeers.net -- Fun Stuff For the Web. Web. 26 Oct. 2009. [http://www.three-musketeers.net/mike/colors.html#silver].
"Google Fight : Make this fight with googleFight G1 Megatron VS Michael Bay Megatron." Google Fight : Make a fight with googleFight. Web. 26 Oct. 2009. [http://googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=G1+Megatron&word2=Michael+Bay+Megatron].