As I tweeted, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a so-so summer flick. Michael Bay can put together good action scenes. However! It has plot holes you could drive a Unicron through. Here are just a few things I noticed that made absolutely no sense. Spoilers follow.
- Sentinel Prime was shot down leaving Cybertron, and we later learn he was defecting to the Decepticons. So who shot him down? The Decepticons had no motivation to do it, and if it was the Autobots, it should be common knowledge that he’s a traitor.
- Why did Sentinel Prime refuse to take the Matrix of Leadership? Wouldn’t that have been incredibly useful to his whole “I’m-a stab the Autobots in the back” plan?
- We saw Laserbeak systematically killing every human who had colluded with the ‘Cons, but they left McDreamy alive for no reason at all.
- How did Bumblebee get captured? This seriously just happens. No explanation whatsoever.
- The Decepticons demand that the Autobots be banished, and the humans go along with it. Why the heck would they agree to this when they know for a fact that Decepticons hate them and have tried to kill them twice?
- The Autobots leaving was actually a fake-out to prove that the ‘Cons couldn’t be trusted. In proving the point, the Autobots sat idly by while Decepticons slaughtered the entire city of Chicago. This seems like a weird way to go for a “told-ya-so!” from the paragons of virtue.
- Speaking of out-of-character, why did Optimus Prime straight-up murder two characters?
- The Decepticons wanted to make a human slave labor force to rebuild Cybertron, despite the fact that compared to them humans are weak little meat bags. Also, they kicked off this plan by murdering lots of humans.
- Literally bringing Cybertron into Earth’s orbit would mess up our gravity and kill all the humans anyway. You’d think this hyper-advanced race being led by a super scientist would’ve figured that out.