"Megatron, on the other hand, the leader of the resource-plundering Decepticons, is practically the epitome of a bad parent — quick to anger, judgmental, cruel — which is why his second in command, the fighter jet Starscream, has always secretly plotted to usurp him.
A line from the cartoon that is repeated in the movie says it all: "When he says, 'Starscream, you have failed me again …' that's like the mantra heard from the bad father of every kid who ever struck out in baseball," DeSanto says."
I've never looked at Megatron that way before. Makes him seem even more evil, and like a bad father. Very cool read.