Then, I have to *cringe* say that Bay did something right *gag*.....he used real voice actors to do voice work instead of getting "names" to come in and do it just to impress their children.
Don't give Bay too much credit though. For whatever reason he didn't tinker with Frank Welker's Dr. Claw growl to make it resemble Soundwave.
The most irritating thing is that they almost, just barely, started to introduce some depth with Jetfire but abandoned it for a comical rant and a cheap fart joke. HE SWITCHED SIDES, which means that all Decepticons are not necessarily evil, and yet Optimus and all the 'Good Guys' seem to enjoy tearing their heads in two more than trying to talk with them. The sides, of any argument, should never be so incredibly distinct. The was a thin sliver of hope for something redeeming in this movie's plot that LITERALLY up and vanished like a fart in the wind.
I guess "Till All Are One." just went straight out of the window with these movies. It's more like "Screw you if you're a Decepticon." regardless of the fact you aren't friendly with the Decepticon faction as a whole. It's wonderful how they turned Optimus into a cold sparked killer. Those Decepticons weren't really doing anything. If anything the alleged heroic Autobots were acting more like the aggressors. You could say that the Decepticons were evil because they hurt human beings, but according to what was presented in this movie, they were trying to protect the survival of their species. In the G1 cartoon the evil motives of Megatron to strip the earth bare, leaving it a dead husk so he could enslave every living thing in the universe was pretty clear. In the movies you can say that The Fallen was easily evil, but the rest of the Decepticons were under his influence, including Megatron. And all the Fallen wanted to do was destroy Earth. How that would give them unlimitless supplies of energon doesn't make any sense. Wouldn't enslaving the flesh creatures after destroying the Autobots and forcing them to help them convert power into energon with renewable energy sources provide the Decepticons with a more stable energon supply?
Exactly. Remember that Decepticon car at beginning of the movie? It did NOTHING. It didn't even transform or attack them when they were attacking it and yet Sideswipe goes in and chops it in half for now reason at all. The only thing I remembered it actually doing was jumping through that building when it was trying to get away from the Arcees. At least the big one blew some stuff up first, the car one showed no signs of hostility at all!
That big one at the beginning didn't even do anything until the Autobots came to destroy it. It was just sitting there, minding its own business. Could almost be interpreted as pure self-defense, it trying to escape (that it was highly destructive as it did was just how it was designed. Hardly its fault).
Also, someone refresh my memory, did the military actually do anything helpful in this movie? I remember the rail gun knocked testicuzilla off the pyramid, but other than that, they just seemed to scream and die.