Originally Posted by lars573
The movie isn't based on G1. It's a synthesis of the whole of TF's. After all movie Scorponok is in now way based on G1 Scorponok (that honour falls to the Energon version). He's based on Beast Wars Scorponok.
Optimus is a truck not an ape who says things like "freedom is the right of all sentient beings, one shall stand, one shall fall"
Megatron says "you fail me again Starscream"
Starscream is a jet
I could go on but clearly this film was G1 based I see no reference to Beast Wars in the film. Allow me to say I love Beast Wars but G1 Rocks!