* The Mexican Standoff scene.
* The fact that Wheelie and Brains, the comic relief, actually manage [[spoiler:to save the other Autobots, after a whole movie of being treated like pests.]]
* The wing suits, they prove that Badasses [[RealMenWearPink can look like flying squirrels]] and have nuts of steel.
* They managed to put 6 foot tall human infantry next to 20 foot tall Autobots and convincingly portray them as BashBrothers. Special props go to the guy who jumped on the back of ''[[TheBrute Shockwave]].''
* Optimus taking down all the Decepticons in various ways while a variation of [[{{Inception}} Mind Heist]] plays. This scene can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z79I91Shdk here.]]
* Brief as it was, it was amazing to see the Autobots [[spoiler: fighting Sentinel]] as a unit with NEST.
* The united Autobots and humans racing down the streets of Chicago into battle.
* Ratchet putting up a hell of a fight as he's forced to the ground, and still snarling at the Decepticons to frag off when he's on his knees.
* Optimus Prime VS [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime. Prime VS Prime]] smackdown. Awesome doesn't even begin to describe it.
* Doesn't anyone else think that Sam taking down Starscream all by himself was just a little bit FUCKING BADASS?
* Carly managing to talk to [[spoiler:Megatron, and not only surviving, but she talks him into killing Sentinel.]] Not bad for a ReplacementScrappy.
** Not to mention insult him to his face, only for him to realise she's ''got a point''.
* A MetaExample: This film is now the fourth highest grossing film of all time, despite being one of the most flamed films ever. CriticalDissonance FTW!
* Optimus finally deciding that enough is enough, and [[spoiler: tearing off both Megatron's HEAD AND SPINE. WITH ONE ARM]]. That moment, arguably more then any other in the entire series, establishes Optimus as an absolute BADASS.
** And just before he does it, his face-guard pops up to cover his mouth, making it as close to the ''original'' Optimus putting Megatron down permanently as we're ever likely to see.
** The dialogue in that scene really sells it too. Megatron boasts "Who would you be without ME, Prime?" Optimus has had it. He knows Megatron will never come back from the atrocities he's done. He's pointing a gun at him while suing for peace. Of all the times in the franchise Optimus has let Megatron get away, had him escape, or never [[spoiler: just shoot him]] this is it. Optimus is done with Megatron and now decides it's time to live his life [[spoiler: without his eternal foe. Megatron won't get away this time.]]
-->'''Optimus:''' Time to find out.
** [[spoiler:And as [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Age of Extinction]] proves, it still wasn't enough to keep him down.]]
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