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Old 07-01-2009, 07:07 PM   #32
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Default Re: Filling in the Plot Holes

Let's see...
1. In "Transformers," there was this giant battle in the middle of downtown Los Angeles -- excuse me, Mission City -- that was witnessed by thousands of people at the very least. But somehow the government was able to cover up the whole thing, and now the existence of alien robots is just an internet rumor? How did they do it? Pay off everyone who was there and quickly fix millions of dollars in damage?
Yes. Remember Sam's dad. He said Judy not to tell anything so the government would give rebuild their house.

Also, didn't Keller (Jon Voight) go on TV and tell everyone we were being attacked by "a technological civilization far superior to our own"? How did they spin that?
That wasn't in the movie.

3. Speaking of Megatron's rebirth, when the Decepticons venture deep into the ocean to revive him, the Navy crew tracking them reads five contacts. When they get down there, they tear apart one of the robots for parts to rebuild Megatron. Then as they rise to the surface, the same Navy guys say they spot six contacts. The little "Doctor" robot popped out down there, but he's about a third of the size of a person. Would he have shown up on sonar?
I believe so, yes.

Shia LaBeouf 4. That reminds me: even if I were to forgive the Doctor's German accent -- and director Michael Bay is asking me to forgive a lot of ridiculous accents -- why would a robot need glasses? He has little lenses that flip in front of his mechanical eyes. Couldn't he just get his eyes adjusted? You'd think with all the laser guns, someone could perform a Lasik procedure.
Those are doctor googles.

5. Apparently, Transformers can look like people now. How? And how is it that even though the robo-girl (Isabel Lucas) is made of metal, she can still straddle Sam without crushing him. And if Bumblebee knows something's wrong with her, why does he spit antifreeze at her instead of telling Sam? Yes, his voicebox is broken, but wasn't it fixed at the end of the last movie?
Alice scanned an "Alice in Wonderland" animatronic doll. And she's not that heavy (I'd say she's a little chubbier than Ravage's drone). Bumblebee doesn't know something's wrong with her. He just doesn't want Sam to cheat on Mikaela. And he's not completelly fixed. "He's still having voice problems".

Megan Fox 6. The Fallen is the last of the Primes, since they all sacrificed themselves to stop him from destroying the sun. But then he says that Optimus is a descendant of the Primes. First, Transformers have kids? And second, how could he descend from them if they were all dead?
Jetfire's comments about his family? Hatchlings on Mars?

And if the Fallen could only be destroyed by a Prime, why didn't the originals just gang up on him back in the day? And what makes Optimus so special, anyway? Megatron beat him earlier, but all it takes is a few spare parts from creaky old Jetfire for him to take out the Fallen?
The Fallen was at full power and had the Seekers by his side. Prime is a Prime (), but he's not invencible. He can be beaten. And he had new weapons and a Seeker's spark united to his damaged one. He got powered up.

7. Sam, Mikaela, and Simmons (John Turturro) go to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. to find Jetfire. Then they walk out the back onto a wide open field with old planes and mountains in the distance. When did the National Mall start to look so much like to Tucson, AZ (where they really filmed that scene)?
The SmithSonian Museum had an airplane graveyard. It's a movie.

Megan Fox 8. The geography is just as bad when they go to Egypt. The stone city of Petra in Jordan is over 250 miles away, over mountainous terrain, with few paved roads and the Israeli border between them, so how can they drive from one to the other in a couple of hours. And the Pyramids are said to be shooting distance from the Mediterranean, but they are actually well over 80 miles inland.
It's a movie!

Even if the Navy ship had a secret rail gun, and even if the captain would take an order to fire from a former agent of a government branch that no longer exists (over a walkie-talkie that inexplicably starts working again), how could it hit a moving target from that distance?
The habillities of the Rail Gun weren't explicited. Besides, Simmons knew it existed and the government knew about Sector Seven. And the walkie-talkie was outside Starscream's EMP hit area, I believe.

9. Sam briefly dies and goes to Robot Heaven. Robot Heaven?!?!
We see the Dust get in contact with him. That's why.

Megan Fox 10. Where does Sam's bandage come from?
A napkin? A shock? A piece of clothing?

What about his extra sock?
How can we know it wasn't one of his socks?

Why does Sam's roommate not contribute anything at all?
He led them to Simmons.

What was the Fallen doing for those thousands of years Megatron was frozen in ice?

How does one satellite receive transmissions from everywhere on the planet?
Because he's badass.

Why does Wheelie hump Mikaela's leg?
Because she's hot.

Why are robots who join together to become Devastator also seen fighting the Army at the same time?
Those were the Protoforms who landed on Egypt. Either they scanned the Construction's alt-modes or Soundwave provided them those.

Why does the government want only our military fighting Decepticons when our weapons seem unable to make so much as a dent on any of them?
What about the SABOTs? They worked.

Why did the ancient Egyptians build a pyramid around the sun-destroying machines instead of just breaking it?
It's Cybertronian technology. Maybe they couldn't.

Why is the Matrix of Leadership bigger in the Fallen's hand than in Sam's?
Was it?

And how do Mikaela's pants stay so clean?
They get dirty.

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