History Film / TransformersDarkOfTheMoon

28th May '16 4:07:51 AM NhazUl
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign:
** The Ukrainian director of the Chernobyl power plant is named Aleksei Voskhod. Voskhod is not a valid surname, but a noun that means "rise" or "ascension".
** When Simmons and Sam go to a bar to interview some former Russian cosmonauts, Simmons says "dosvidaniya", only to learn that it means goodbye.
** Dutch speaks German with a very nasal French accent.
9th May '16 9:35:13 PM erforce
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** There's [[{{Terminator}} a shot of skulls in a war zone]] during the [[spoiler:Deception takeover of Chicago]].

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** There's [[{{Terminator}} [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay a shot of skulls in a war zone]] during the [[spoiler:Deception takeover of Chicago]].
23rd Apr '16 9:08:04 PM LittleJon
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*** Also, having humanity exile the Autobots from Earth (due to Decepticon schemes) is from the episode "Megatron's Master Plan".
27th Mar '16 8:56:02 AM MacronNotes
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* ThreeDMovie: Creator/MichaelBay's first.
6th Mar '16 11:41:02 PM philipnova798
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* FakeScot: Roadbuster and Leadfoot have glaringly obvious Scottish accents despite looking like typical rednecks (Fitting, considering what [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} they're supposed to be in vehicle mode]]).
6th Mar '16 11:40:33 PM philipnova798
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* FakeScot: Roadbuster and Leadfoot have glaringly obvious Scottish accents despite looking like typical rednecks (Fitting, considering what [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} they're supposed to be in vehicle mode]]).
4th Mar '16 1:13:38 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** When Cybertron is brought to earth, it's less than one earth-diameter away. At that distance, its gravitational field should have torn Earth apart.
12th Nov '15 9:20:45 AM Chris116
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The film marks Creator/LeonardNimoy's long-awaited return to the franchise [[note]]He openly asked to participate in the previous film, but Bay couldn't work up the courage to ask him in[[/note]] after twenty-five years - and sadly his final appearance in the franchise before his death in 2015.
14th Oct '15 9:56:36 AM HeraldAlberich
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-->'''Megatron:''' Spare me, you fatuous sycophant!
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* BadassNormal: Evident through all the movies as human soldiers can actually hold their own against the Decepticons, but this film takes it to the logical end-point. The Autobots are still the best option against the 'Cons, but the soldiers were shown training on how to fight them properly early on in this film. Thus you see them sniping out their eyes to blind them, planting grenades on their feet to disable mobility and then just peppering them with support fire to keep them disoriented. It was suprisingly effective.
** For Better or worse, the human soldiers actually have slightly more screentime fighting Decepticons than the Autobots do.

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* BadassNormal: Evident through all the movies as human soldiers can actually hold their own against the Decepticons, but this film takes it to the logical end-point. The Autobots are still the best option against the 'Cons, but the soldiers were shown training on how to fight them properly early on in this film. Thus you see them sniping out their eyes to blind them, planting grenades on their feet to disable mobility and then just peppering them with support fire to keep them disoriented. It was suprisingly effective.
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effective. For Better better or worse, the human soldiers actually have slightly more screentime fighting Decepticons than the Autobots do.



* BatmanGambit: The Decepticons: [[spoiler:Once the Autobots discovered the existence of the ''Ark'', they would travel there and find Sentinel. Since only Sentinel can control the Space Bridge, the Decepticons would need Optimus to use the Matrix on Sentinel, in order to bring him back to life. Once back, Sentinel would only have to wait until the right moment to betray his friends, and take the pillars back for the Decepticons.]]

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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The Decepticons: [[spoiler:Once the Autobots discovered the existence of the ''Ark'', they would travel there and find Sentinel. Since only Sentinel can control the Space Bridge, the Decepticons would need Optimus to use the Matrix on Sentinel, in order to bring him back to life. Once back, Sentinel would only have to wait until the right moment to betray his friends, and take the pillars back for the Decepticons.]]



** BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: After Carly's conversation, Megatron starts mercilessly ripping Sentinel apart and tries to assert that HE is in control...and inadvertently allows Optimus to [[{{NiceJobFixingItVillain}} kill them both...]] Well, it wasn't permanent for [[{{BackFromTheDead}} Megatron]], anyways.]]

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** * BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: After Carly's conversation, Megatron starts mercilessly ripping Sentinel apart and tries to assert that HE is in control...control... and inadvertently allows Optimus to [[{{NiceJobFixingItVillain}} kill them both...]] Well, it wasn't permanent for [[{{BackFromTheDead}} Megatron]], anyways.]]



* BritishAccents: The Wreckers sport Scottish accents. Even though they look like rednecks and turn into UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} stock cars.

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* BritishAccents: BritishAccents:
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The Wreckers sport Scottish accents. Even though they look like rednecks and turn into UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} stock cars.



* CastingGag: Patrick Dempsey as a character who collects, restores and races antique race cars. The actor is a NASCAR and Daytona racer in his spare time.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Sort of. The All Spark isn't mentioned AT ALL, and the Matrix seems to have taken its place. Possibily {{justified| trope}}; other material explains that the Matrix is sort of a replacement for the All Spark, if probably not as powerful.
** Jolt, Arcee (any of them) and the Twins are simply not in the movie. Jolt at least got a comic issue that explains his absense... [[spoiler:killed by Shockwave before the movie began]].

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Sort of. The All Spark [=AllSpark=] isn't mentioned AT ALL, and the Matrix seems to have taken its place. Possibily Possibly {{justified| trope}}; other material explains that the Matrix is sort of a replacement for the All Spark, [=AllSpark=], if probably not as powerful.
** Jolt, Arcee (any of them) and the Twins are simply not in the movie. Jolt at least got a comic issue that explains his absense...absence... [[spoiler:killed by Shockwave before the movie began]].



* ContrivedCoincidence: Subverted. [[spoiler:The company Sam gets his job at just happens to have a number of people either connected to the Moon Landing or with the Decepticons. [[{{Foreshadowing}} This connection happens to include Dylan Gould, Carly's boss & the guy who got him the job]], before it's revealed that it's ''not'' a ContrivedCoincidence - he got Sam the job so that he could spy on someone close to the Autobots.]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Subverted. [[spoiler:The company Sam gets his job at just happens to have a number of people either connected to the Moon Landing or with the Decepticons. [[{{Foreshadowing}} This connection happens to include Dylan Gould, Carly's boss & the guy who got him the job]], before it's revealed that it's ''not'' a ContrivedCoincidence - he ContrivedCoincidence--he got Sam the job so that he could spy on someone close to the Autobots.]]



** When Sam's parents find out about Carly (temporarily, it ends up) dumping him, Judy calls a "family meeting". As she continues with increasingly outlandish reprisals and "advice" at same ("It's called 'She Comes First'. There's some killer shit in this book", etc), Sam at one point yells "What the f- MOM!!!!"

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** When Sam's parents find out about Carly (temporarily, it ends up) dumping him, Judy calls a "family meeting". As she continues with increasingly outlandish reprisals and "advice" at same ("It's called 'She Comes First'. There's some killer shit in this book", etc), Sam at one point yells "What the f- f-- MOM!!!!"



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The Decepticons have clearly learned their lesson from the last film; rather than fall to Earth as protoforms, causing a worldwide scene, they instead opt to [[spoiler:travel to Earth from the moon via Sentinel's Space Bridge, cause some damage, and then scan alternate forms before driving away into the night]].

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
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The Decepticons have clearly learned their lesson from the last film; rather than fall to Earth as protoforms, causing a worldwide scene, they instead opt to [[spoiler:travel to Earth from the moon via Sentinel's Space Bridge, cause some damage, and then scan alternate forms before driving away into the night]].



* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:The Autobots are seemingly dead, Chicago (and, presumably, other major world cities) are taken over by Decepticons, and surviving civilians are being organized into a labor force to rebuild Cybertron. Sam even drives through the devastated Chicago, seeing civilians running in fear, or dropping to the ground without hope, while Decepticon ships float ominously over the city.]]

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* DarkestHour: DarkestHour:
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[[spoiler:The Autobots are seemingly dead, Chicago (and, presumably, other major world cities) are taken over by Decepticons, and surviving civilians are being organized into a labor force to rebuild Cybertron. Sam even drives through the devastated Chicago, seeing civilians running in fear, or dropping to the ground without hope, while Decepticon ships float ominously over the city.]]



* EtTuBrute: This happens to the Autobots when [[spoiler:Sentinel Prime kills Ironhide.]]

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* EtTuBrute: EtTuBrute:
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This happens to the Autobots when [[spoiler:Sentinel Prime kills Ironhide.]]



---> [[spoiler:'''Sentinel''': Optimus, you forget your place. I bring you Cybertron, your home! And still you choose humanity!]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Optimus''': (''Draws out Energon Axe'') You were the one who taught me that freedom was everyone's right.]]

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---> [[spoiler:'''Sentinel''': [[spoiler:'''Sentinel:''' Optimus, you forget your place. I bring you Cybertron, your home! And still you choose humanity!]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Optimus''': (''Draws [[spoiler:'''Optimus:''' ''[draws out Energon Axe'') Axe]'' You were the one who taught me that freedom was everyone's right.]]



* FanserviceExtra: A Latino lady at Sam's office, who's wearing something revealing just because.

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* FanserviceExtra: FanserviceExtra:
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A Latino lady at Sam's office, who's wearing something revealing just because.



--> '''Bruce''': [It's] total anarchy in here!

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--> '''Bruce''': -->'''Bruce:''' [It's] total anarchy in here!



** In the first scene at Sam & Carly's apartment, Wheelie [[spoiler: watches an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'']] and states "I've seen this one. This is the one where [[spoiler: [[ActorAllusion Spock goes nuts]]." Sentinel Prime (voiced by Creator/LeonardNimoy) has his FaceHeelTurn]] over an hour later.

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** In the first scene at Sam & Carly's apartment, Wheelie [[spoiler: watches an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'']] [[spoiler:''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'']] and states "I've seen this one. This is the one where [[spoiler: [[ActorAllusion Spock goes nuts]]." Sentinel Prime (voiced by Creator/LeonardNimoy) has his FaceHeelTurn]] over an hour later.



** [[spoiler: Sentinel's vehicle mode is a fire truck. In the first film all Decepticons were public service vehicles (with the exception of Megatron) - military, construction, police, etc. The Autobots were regular private civilian cars (except for Ratchet, who was an ambulance).]]
** Carly's car having a "deep, throaty engine" [[spoiler:Being Soundwave and voiced by Frank Welker]].

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** [[spoiler: Sentinel's vehicle mode is a fire truck. In the first film all Decepticons were public service vehicles (with the exception of Megatron) - military, Megatron)--military, construction, police, etc. The Autobots were regular private civilian cars (except for Ratchet, who was an ambulance).]]
** Carly's car having a "deep, throaty engine" [[spoiler:Being engine," [[spoiler:being Soundwave and voiced by Frank Welker]].Creator/FrankWelker]].



* GirlfriendInCanada: Dutch claims to have one named...India.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Charlotte Mearing is a professional, intelligent ReasonableAuthorityFigure who is ''not'' portrayed as a standard hot woman. No one noticed.

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* GirlfriendInCanada: Dutch claims to have one named... India.
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: GirlsNeedRoleModels:
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Charlotte Mearing is a professional, intelligent ReasonableAuthorityFigure who is ''not'' portrayed as a standard hot woman. No one noticed.



* HiddenInPlainSight: Of course a natural part of Transformers, but with the world aware of their existence the Autobots at least are less careful about showing their true colors, specifically the Wreckers (sporting weaponized NASCAR vehicles as their natural alternate mode). The highway battle has them cutting loose between their "stealth force" weaponized vehicle form and robot modes as necessary. This does come into play with [[spoiler: Soundwave as Carly's car]].

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* HiddenInPlainSight: HiddenInPlainSight:
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Of course a natural part of Transformers, but with the world aware of their existence the Autobots at least are less careful about showing their true colors, specifically the Wreckers (sporting weaponized NASCAR vehicles as their natural alternate mode). The highway battle has them cutting loose between their "stealth force" weaponized vehicle form and robot modes as necessary. This does come into play with [[spoiler: Soundwave as Carly's car]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: See NiceJobBreakingItHero for when this happens to Optimus.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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See NiceJobBreakingItHero for when this happens to Optimus.



--> '''Simmons''': (''As Carly drives away in her Mercedes'') How can she afford that car?\\
'''Sam''': Her boss.\\
'''Simmons''': (''Disgusted'') Rich bastards! I used to hate 'em, but now...
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler:An injured Sentinel [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realized how low he's fallen]] and apologized to Optimus, begging him to understand why he's done what he felt he had to do.]]

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--> '''Simmons''': (''As -->'''Simmons:''' ''[As Carly drives away in her Mercedes'') Mercedes]'' How can she afford that car?\\
'''Sam''': '''Sam:''' Her boss.\\
'''Simmons''': (''Disgusted'') '''Simmons:''' ''[disgusted]'' Rich bastards! I used to hate 'em, but now...
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler:An injured Sentinel [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realized realizes how low he's fallen]] and apologized apologizes to Optimus, begging him to understand why he's done what he felt he had to do.]]



''(Optimus shoots Sentinel with Megatron's fusion shotgun)'']]

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''(Optimus ''[Optimus shoots Sentinel with Megatron's fusion shotgun)'']]shotgun]'']]



* IllKillYou:

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* IllKillYou:IllKillYou: [[spoiler:Sam to Dylan Gould]], when the latter kidnaps [[spoiler:Carly]] to force his cooperation.



--> '''Mr Witwicky:''' "I will follow you till the end of time." It's sappy, right? Like in a bad scifi movie...

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--> '''Mr '''Mr. Witwicky:''' "I will follow you till the end of time." It's sappy, right? Like in a bad scifi movie...



* MacrossMissileMassacre: An unusually long-ranged version launched by the humans in the climax, using cruise missiles from naval vessels once they were able to acquire targets inside [[spoiler: the ruins of Chicago]].

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: MacrossMissileMassacre:
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An unusually long-ranged version launched by the humans in the climax, using cruise missiles from naval vessels once they were able to acquire targets inside [[spoiler: the ruins of Chicago]].



* MadeOfIron: The humans in this movie, and Sam especially, take way more punishment than a person should and show no ill effects from any of it. A particularly pronounced moment is when Sam fires a grappling hook type device into [[spoiler:Starscream]] and spends the next 2 - 3 minutes of the moving being tossed around, smashed into walls and [[spoiler:Starscream]]. Once he is finally released he doesn't seem to have broken anything, and has no problems whatsoever using the arm that should have been ripped off (or at least dislocated). Perhaps the climactic example of Sam [[TookALevelInBadass seriously growing a pair in this film.]]

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* MadeOfIron: The humans in this movie, and Sam especially, take way more punishment than a person should and show no ill effects from any of it. A particularly pronounced moment is when Sam fires a grappling hook type device into [[spoiler:Starscream]] and spends the next 2 - 3 23 minutes of the moving being tossed around, smashed into walls and [[spoiler:Starscream]]. Once he is finally released he doesn't seem to have broken anything, and has no problems whatsoever using the arm that should have been ripped off (or at least dislocated). Perhaps the climactic example of Sam [[TookALevelInBadass seriously growing a pair in this film.]]



* MsFanservice: Carly. The movie sets out its stall early in this regard - her very first appearance is a tracking shot of her bikini-clad ass.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Dylan sees the destruction the Decepticons unleash on Chicago, and is clearly shocked by it. However, when Carly comments that the Decepticons probably forgot to mention this part of their plan to him, he simply retorts with "What? Do you think I'm in every meeting?" before whispering to himself that he's safe where he is.]]

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* MsFanservice: Carly. The movie sets out its stall early in this regard - her regard--her very first appearance is a tracking shot of her bikini-clad ass.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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[[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Dylan sees the destruction the Decepticons unleash on Chicago, and is clearly shocked by it. However, when Carly comments that the Decepticons probably forgot to mention this part of their plan to him, he simply retorts with "What? Do you think I'm in every meeting?" before whispering to himself that he's safe where he is.]]



* MythologyGag: The Decepticon patrol fighters have rotating engines and weapons that act like articulated limbs - a subtle nod to some of the toy designs in the '90s (eg. Pretenders), which basically "transformed" from robots to vehicles with limbs.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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The Decepticon patrol fighters have rotating engines and weapons that act like articulated limbs - a limbs--a subtle nod to some of the toy designs in the '90s (eg. Pretenders), which basically "transformed" from robots to vehicles with limbs.



** Que's grappling hook nearly kills Sam when he's unable to get it off, and his spike-bomb gives out before Sam could use it on the control pillar - Que is based on Wheeljack, whose inventions were known to fail in [[MadeOfExplodium a more incendiary manner]].

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** Que's grappling hook nearly kills Sam when he's unable to get it off, and his spike-bomb gives out before Sam could use it on the control pillar - Que pillar--Que is based on Wheeljack, whose inventions were known to fail in [[MadeOfExplodium a more incendiary manner]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: As repeatedly stated in the film itself, Sentinel Prime is the sole person who can actually make any use of the Space Bridge pillars. Also, the only thing that can revive Sentinel is the Matrix of Leadership, which only Optimus can use. [[spoiler:The entire diabolical plot with the pillars never would have come to fruition if Optimus had simply stayed away from the moon and let Sentinel wither away in his Energon coma. Optimus laments that fact. "I told your leaders whom to trust. I was wrong."]]
** Optimus and his allies [[spoiler:pretend to]] follow the Decepticons' instructions to leave with the intention of returning afterwards to launch a sneak attack and save the humans. But the Decepticons end up slaughtering tons of humans in order to push humanity into a global DespairEventHorizon. He knew they couldn't be trusted and that they'd backtrack their promise to not harm humanity, but turns out that harming humans was their entire MO. When [[spoiler:Optimus returns, he's clearly ''pissed''1]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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As repeatedly stated in the film itself, Sentinel Prime is the sole person who can actually make any use of the Space Bridge pillars. Also, the only thing that can revive Sentinel is the Matrix of Leadership, which only Optimus can use. [[spoiler:The entire diabolical plot with the pillars never would have come to fruition if Optimus had simply stayed away from the moon and let Sentinel wither away in his Energon coma. Optimus laments that fact. "I told your leaders whom to trust. I was wrong."]]
** Optimus and his allies [[spoiler:pretend to]] follow the Decepticons' instructions to leave with the intention of returning afterwards to launch a sneak attack and save the humans. But the Decepticons end up slaughtering tons of humans in order to push humanity into a global DespairEventHorizon. He knew they couldn't be trusted and that they'd backtrack their promise to not harm humanity, but turns out that harming humans was their entire MO. When [[spoiler:Optimus returns, he's clearly ''pissed''1]].''pissed'']].



* NoOntologicalInertia: When the controller pillar is destroyed, the [[spoiler:half-transported Cybertron collapses on itself.]]
** When the pillars are stalled/stopped, it is shown that [[spoiler:Cybertron is fine and stable, albeit with a bit of a non-damaging PortalCut. This could be atributed to the fact that the first time it was just turned off, the second time it was actually destroyed.]]

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* NoOntologicalInertia: When the controller pillar is destroyed, the [[spoiler:half-transported Cybertron collapses on itself.]]
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]] When the pillars are stalled/stopped, it is shown that [[spoiler:Cybertron is fine and stable, albeit with a bit of a non-damaging PortalCut. This could be atributed to the fact that the first time it was just turned off, the second time it was actually destroyed.]]



* ProductPlacement: Plenty, being both a Michael Bay movie and a Transformers movie; however, one use is also written (semi-gracefully) into the story as a plot point. When Carly's boss gives her a fancy car, Sam starts to angst about his own limited earning power, but the Mercedes itself is a ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: it's Soundwave, sent to keep tabs on both Sam and Carly, and ultimately blackmail Sam into spying on the Autobots]].

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* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement:
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Plenty, being both a Michael Bay movie and a Transformers movie; however, one use is also written (semi-gracefully) into the story as a plot point. When Carly's boss gives her a fancy car, Sam starts to angst about his own limited earning power, but the Mercedes itself is a ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: it's Soundwave, sent to keep tabs on both Sam and Carly, and ultimately blackmail Sam into spying on the Autobots]].



* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with the Wreckers. Supposedly, they've been on Earth since around 2008, but were never mentioned in ''ROTF.'' They've apparently been working in the Kennedy Space Station, monitoring the ''Xantium'', which is disguised as a NASA rocket. Not quite PlayedStraight since we're introduced to them around the same time Sam first hears of them. Their absence from the other films is [[HandWave explained]] - they don't get let out much "because they're assholes."
* {{Retcon}}: Of a sort. When Cybertron was shown in the first film, it was a mountainous world with metal spires and molten lava/Energon flowing across the landscape. In this film, Cybertron is given a more mechanical design, with towers poking between bridges and roads, making it more like its cartoon interpretation. [[spoiler:When Cybertron is brought near Earth, its appearance invokes the original cartoon, sans [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale#Planets_and_planetbots scale problems]].]]

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with the Wreckers. Supposedly, they've been on Earth since around 2008, but were never mentioned in ''ROTF.'' They've apparently been working in the Kennedy Space Station, monitoring the ''Xantium'', which is disguised as a NASA rocket. Not quite PlayedStraight since we're introduced to them around the same time Sam first hears of them. Their absence from the other films is [[HandWave explained]] - they explained]]--they don't get let out much "because they're assholes."
* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}:
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Of a sort. When Cybertron was shown in the first film, it was a mountainous world with metal spires and molten lava/Energon flowing across the landscape. In this film, Cybertron is given a more mechanical design, with towers poking between bridges and roads, making it more like its cartoon interpretation. [[spoiler:When Cybertron is brought near Earth, its appearance invokes the original cartoon, sans [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale#Planets_and_planetbots scale problems]].]]



** Also, counting as {{foreshadowing}} as well, Wheelie watches on episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in Sam and Carly's apartment and says; "I've seen this one. This is the one where Spock goes nuts". [[spoiler: Hinting at Sentinel Prime's later betrayal]].
** Bumblebee when talking to Sam [[spoiler:Just before "leaving" the planet]] uses "I am and always shall be your friend" referencing Star Trek III.
** Optimus Prime's trailer is a dead ringer for G1!Optimus' trailer, right down to the Autobot symbol on the trim line.

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** Also, counting as {{foreshadowing}} as well, Wheelie watches on episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in Sam and Carly's apartment and says; "I've seen this one. This is the one where Spock goes nuts". nuts." [[spoiler: Hinting at Sentinel Prime's later betrayal]].
** Bumblebee Bumblebee, when talking to Sam [[spoiler:Just [[spoiler:just before "leaving" the planet]] planet]], uses "I am and always shall be your friend" referencing Star ''{{Film/Star Trek III.
III|TheSearchForSpock}}''.
** Optimus Prime's trailer is a dead ringer for G1!Optimus' G1!Optimus's trailer, right down to the Autobot symbol on the trim line.



** The Decepticon invasion reminisces that on ''TransformersCybertron'', only to a more traumatic scale.
** The overall plot is very similar to the Series/DoctorWho episode, ''The End of Time'', with Cybertron in the role of Gallifrey, Dylan Gould in the role of Joshua Naismith, Optimus Prime as the Doctor, Sam Witwicky as Ross Noble, Megatron as the Master and Sentinel Prime as Rassilon.

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** The Decepticon invasion reminisces that on ''TransformersCybertron'', ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', only to a more traumatic scale.
** The overall plot is very similar to the Series/DoctorWho episode, ''The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The End of Time'', Time", with Cybertron in the role of Gallifrey, Dylan Gould in the role of Joshua Naismith, Optimus Prime as the Doctor, Sam Witwicky as Ross Noble, Megatron as the Master and Sentinel Prime as Rassilon.



** Sentinel Prime's face is modeled partly on SeanConnery, and he gets to declare [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} "there can be only one!"]]

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** Sentinel Prime's face is modeled partly on SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, and he gets to declare [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} "there can be only one!"]]



** Dutch's fight in the Russian bar may be a ShoutOut to a fight from ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', complete with someone using code words to "deactivate" him.
*** Also, the words used to deactivate River in ''Serenity'' were in Russian.

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** Dutch's fight in the Russian bar may be a ShoutOut to a fight from ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', complete with someone using code words to "deactivate" him.
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him. Also, the words used to deactivate River in ''Serenity'' were in Russian.



** Quite an amusing one to ''TheHangover'' in DOTM: The conspiracy theorist Wang, played by the Chinese guy from the Hangover, yells at Laserbeak" YOU MESS WITH THE WRONG WANG!"
** Megatron's line "This is MY planet!" is very similar to the one his [[Creator/{{Hugoweaving}} voice actor]] said in [[Film/{{TheMatrixRevolutions}} The Matrix Revolutions]]

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** Quite an amusing one to ''TheHangover'' in DOTM: ''Film/TheHangover'': The conspiracy theorist Wang, played by the Chinese guy from the Hangover, ''The Hangover'', yells at Laserbeak" YOU Laserbeak "YOU MESS WITH THE WRONG WANG!"
** Megatron's line "This is MY planet!" is very similar to the one his [[Creator/{{Hugoweaving}} [[Creator/HugoWeaving voice actor]] said in [[Film/{{TheMatrixRevolutions}} The Matrix Revolutions]]''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Megatron]] in the novelization.
** Also [[spoiler:Wheelie and Brains.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Megatron]] [[spoiler:Megatron, Wheelie, and Brains]] in the novelization.
** Also [[spoiler:Wheelie and Brains.]]
novelization.



* VillainousRescue: Megatron brutally crushing [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime, which got them both taken out]] by Optimus.
** What hammers this trope home is Optimus [[spoiler:double-tapping Sentinel Prime with Megatron's shotgun.]]

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* VillainousRescue: Megatron brutally crushing [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime, which got them both taken out]] by Optimus.
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Optimus. What hammers this trope home is Optimus [[spoiler:double-tapping Sentinel Prime with Megatron's shotgun.]]



* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler:Carly, as part of her BreakingSpeech to Megatron, asks him if it was worth bringing Sentinel back to win the war now that Megatron is little more than Sentinel's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. As she points out, the Decepticons have finally achieved victory... but Sentinel, an ''Autobot'', is the one who's in charge.]]

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* WasItReallyWorthIt: WasItReallyWorthIt:
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[[spoiler:Carly, as part of her BreakingSpeech to Megatron, asks him if it was worth bringing Sentinel back to win the war now that Megatron is little more than Sentinel's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. As she points out, the Decepticons have finally achieved victory... but Sentinel, an ''Autobot'', is the one who's in charge.]]



* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: [[spoiler:Sentinel Prime's plan to restore Cybertron involved enslaving humanity to do it. One has to wonder how PunyHumans would have been able to do even the most basic work conducted by giant, living machines on a world that, based on perspective, is at least a good two to three times the size of Earth. Then again, it does fit with his AGodAmI mentality.]]
** [[spoiler: That's assuming the whole "we're going to enslave you all" claim wasn't a ruse to keep Dylan Gould and his Mooks on their side as long as necessary, and stop the rest of humanity from getting so desperate that we'd just nuke Chicago outright rather than lose the whole planet.]]

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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: [[spoiler:Sentinel Prime's plan to restore Cybertron involved enslaving humanity to do it. One has to wonder how PunyHumans would have been able to do even the most basic work conducted by giant, living machines on a world that, based on perspective, is at least a good two to three times the size of Earth. Then again, it does fit with his AGodAmI mentality.]]
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[[spoiler: That's assuming the whole "we're going to enslave you all" claim wasn't a ruse to keep Dylan Gould and his Mooks on their side as long as necessary, and stop the rest of humanity from getting so desperate that we'd just nuke Chicago outright rather than lose the whole planet.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Both Optimus and Mearing have their moments with each other regarding this trope. Optimus has his when he learns that his human allies didn't tell him that Sentinel and the Pillars were on the moon; Mearing gets her moment when blames Optimus for the damage caused after Sentinel's FaceHeelTurn.

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* WhatTheHellHero: WhatTheHellHero:
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Both Optimus and Mearing have their moments with each other regarding this trope. Optimus has his when he learns that his human allies didn't tell him that Sentinel and the Pillars were on the moon; Mearing gets her moment when blames Optimus for the damage caused after Sentinel's FaceHeelTurn.



-->'''Optimus Prime:''' [[spoiler:We will kill them all. Your leaders will now understand. Decepticons will never leave your planet alone! And we needed them to believe we had gone. For today, in the name of freedom, we take the battle to them!]]

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-->'''Optimus Prime:''' [[spoiler:We will kill them all. Your leaders will now understand. understand: Decepticons will never leave your planet alone! And we needed them to believe we had gone. For today, in the name of freedom, we take the battle to them!]]
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