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RE: Burning Questions: The 10 Most Confusing Things in ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’
July 4, 2009Posted by on
Original article here:
Here’s my reply.
Spoilers. Read on if you’ve watched the movie or you want to be spoiled.
1. In “Transformers,” there was this giant battle in the middle of downtown Los Angeles — excuse me, Mission City — that was witnessed by thousands of people at the very least. But somehow the government was able to cover up the whole thing, and now the existence of alien robots is just an internet rumor? How did they do it? Pay off everyone who was there and quickly fix millions of dollars in damage? Also, didn’t Keller (Jon Voight) go on TV and tell everyone we were being attacked by “a technological civilization far superior to our own”? How did they spin that?
Keller never said “a technological civilization far superior to our own” on tv, he was addressing the Government, high officials in a board meeting. They could cover up saying it was a filming accident.
2. There are two pieces of the Allspark cube left: the military has one under lock and key, and Sam discovers another. The Decepticons steal one and bring Megatron back to life. But when Sam (Shia LaBeouf) wants to bring back Optimus, he has to find the Matrix of Leadership on the other side of the globe. Why not use the other piece? Mikaela (Megan Fox) has it in her backpack the whole time. It brought his kitchen appliances to life, why can’t it do the same for Optimus?
Firstly, Sam had no idea the Allspark shard could bring Optimus back to life. He did not witness it reviving Megatron. To him, the shard killed Megatron, brought electrical appliances(kitchen crew etc.) to life into destructive machine. With all these negative incidents, would you use it?
Moreover, yes Mikaela had the shard in her backpack correct, but she wasn’t with Sam when Optimus Prime died in the forest battle. Sam was the only one with Prime, while Mikaela and Leo were with Bumblebee. They split up in two separate directions.
3. Speaking of Megatron’s rebirth, when the Decepticons venture deep into the ocean to revive him, the Navy crew tracking them reads five contacts. When they get down there, they tear apart one of the robots for parts to rebuild Megatron. Then as they rise to the surface, the same Navy guys say they spot six contacts. The little “Doctor” robot popped out down there, but he’s about a third of the size of a person. Would he have shown up on sonar?
You could take it that way. OR
It’s just the movie’s way to show indication that a new Transformer(Megatron) was revived. 5 down, 5 up, doesn’t make too much of sense to the average, non-nitpicking viewers ya? Only logical method was to indicate 5 down, 6 up. Roger?
4. That reminds me: even if I were to forgive the Doctor’s German accent — and director Michael Bay is asking me to forgive a lot of ridiculous accents — why would a robot need glasses? He has little lenses that flip in front of his mechanical eyes. Couldn’t he just get his eyes adjusted? You’d think with all the laser guns, someone could perform a Lasik procedure.
Fun factor, humor and all things non-serious.
Also, he transforms into a microscope, can’t Scalper(yes, that’s the “Doctor”s name) use his “glasses” to magnify objects so he could get a closer look.
5. Apparently, Transformers can look like people now. How? And how is it that even though the robo-girl (Isabel Lucas) is made of metal, she can still straddle Sam without crushing him. And if Bumblebee knows something’s wrong with her, why does he spit antifreeze at her instead of telling Sam? Yes, his voicebox is broken, but wasn’t it fixed at the end of the last movie?
Pretender. Read: P R E T E N D E R
Yes, 1984 cartoon mythology in the 2009 film. Confirmed by writers of the film.
Bumblebee didn’t know she was a Pretender. He only believes him to be cheating. Take note of what he “said” when Sam was driving. And his voicebox got broken by Starscream in Transformers:Alliance.
6. The Fallen is the last of the Primes, since they all sacrificed themselves to stop him from destroying the sun. But then he says that Optimus is a descendant of the Primes. First, Transformers have kids? And second, how could he descend from them if they were all dead? And if the Fallen could only be destroyed by a Prime, why didn’t the originals just gang up on him back in the day? And what makes Optimus so special, anyway? Megatron beat him earlier, but all it takes is a few spare parts from creaky old Jetfire for him to take out the Fallen?
First, Transformers don’t bear kids.
Second, Prime is a rank in the Autobot ranks.
Thirdly, film implied Fallen was the one who defeated the other 6 Primes.
Fourthly, Optimus Prime, is far more technologically advanced in construction compared to The Fallen who was the first 7 Transformers.
Lastly, Megatron only beat him because Optimus was focused in protecting Sam in the forest. Moreover, 3 Decepticons vs 1 Autobot. The odds sure weren’t in Optimus’ favor eh?
7. Sam, Mikaela, and Simmons (John Turturro) go to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. to find Jetfire. Then they walk out the back onto a wide open field with old planes and mountains in the distance. When did the National Mall start to look so much like to Tucson, AZ (where they really filmed that scene)?
Ever heard of “movie magic”?
8. The geography is just as bad when they go to Egypt. The stone city of Petra in Jordan is over 250 miles away, over mountainous terrain, with few paved roads and the Israeli border between them, so how can they drive from one to the other in a couple of hours. And the Pyramids are said to be shooting distance from the Mediterranean, but they are actually well over 80 miles inland. Even if the Navy ship had a secret rail gun, and even if the captain would take an order to fire from a former agent of a government branch that no longer exists (over a walkie-talkie that inexplicably starts working again), how could it hit a moving target from that distance?
Oh I have another question, How do alien life-forms arrive on earth and even take forms of our vehicles? Oh wait, it’s a movie, based on a toyline.
9. Sam briefly dies and goes to Robot Heaven. Robot Heaven?!?!
Visions, not Robot Heaven.
10. Where does Sam’s bandage come from? What about his extra sock? Why does Sam’s roommate not contribute anything at all? What was the Fallen doing for those thousands of years Megatron was frozen in ice? How does one satellite receive transmissions from everywhere on the planet? Why does Wheelie hump Mikaela’s leg? Why do we have to see John Turturro’s thong? Why are robots who join together to become Devastator also seen fighting the Army at the same time? Why does the government want only our military fighting Decepticons when our weapons seem unable to make so much as a dent on any of them? Why did the ancient Egyptians build a pyramid around the sun-destroying machines instead of just breaking it? Why is the Matrix of Leadership bigger in the Fallen’s hand than in Sam’s? And how do Mikaela’s pants stay so clean?
Where does Sam’s bandage come from?
Real-life injury if you read the news. They had to incorporate it into the movie. The writers finally did it be indicating Sam injured his wrist when he fell out of the space-bridge.
What was the Fallen doing for those thousands of years Megatron was frozen in ice?
He just got released from the dimension where he was captured for eons. Weak and unwilling to fight until the last Prime has fallen. Transformers:Alliance.
Why are robots who join together to become Devastator also seen fighting the Army at the same time?
Devastator does not consist of individual transformers. He is 1 robot who transforms/separates into various vehicles. The other constructicons only scanned a similar vehicle but they are different entities. Really, the lack of attention here baffles me.
Why did the ancient Egyptians build a pyramid around the sun-destroying machines instead of just breaking it?
Hello? Rocks, spears? Destroy sun-destroying machine?
Hell the Pyramids could very well be built by the aliens themselves.
Why is the Matrix of Leadership bigger in the Fallen’s hand than in Sam’s?
Transformers 2007. Big Allspark into small Allspark? Transformers has mass-shifting technology.
Ok, that pretty much sums it up, at least in ways I think was best explained. Hopefully, it explained a few things that anyone is confused about.
Somehow, I just wonder, why can’t people enjoy the ride and accept the fact that it is a SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE. Not some bloody documentary.
Enjoy the ride, enjoy the movie, and stop enjoying nit-picking a movie. Gawd.