And we know he didn't go back to his trailer set up for more tech a second time how? We know he has access to the axe while the jet pack is still on how? Honestly he could have had two blades, it really doesn't matter. I mean in the perfect world, the first reaction to the scenario presented is to put the pieces together. In the modern (forum) world it's nothing of the sort. The same thing happened When Singer pretty much made the effects of Kryptonite a plot device. Nerd rage was all about calling bs on what they were seeing whilst the general audience was simply accepting that that was how Kryptonite worked in singers movie. If Optimus couldn't cut himself down, why not accept that he couldn't cut himself down? Honestly. Ask yourself, what makes more sense, that he couldn't or that he forget about his trusty go to weapon. If batman was tangled in his own bungie lines, upside down and in chicago, I'd be right there saying the same thing to people who would scream plot hole, for batman has tons of cutting equipment in his belt. Michael Bay has this effect. Which auto bots are laugh out loud idiots, all I remember of them is killing machines, especially in the last movie. As for their battle with star scream, he tends to have the advantage...for obvious reasons. I love the part when Iron hide warns everyone of his arrival. Outside of the clear showing and not telling Sentinel gave the audience in just about all of their scenes together. Bay even staged their civil scenes in such a why that Sentinel was the clear power holder of the scene. Again, outside of the house scene in the first, I've personally only ever seen the autos as decent to great fighters. Especially Ironhide. Optimus put on a better showing, the second time. it's as simple as that. Moreover the terrain wasn't littered with innocent people, Moreover he was past trying to reason with Megatron at that point in their character journey. Moreover he had alot more conviction in that particular conflict. fighting tends to work on these principles. Again, why not put the pieces together as opposed to trying to find holes. That's interesting, I wonder if you speak for everyone round these parts. I ride a mule thank you very much.