Screamfleet wrote:So now I'm dumb and it's not bad writing?
What you think is not what is displayed in the movie. Sentinel is a largely inconsistent character. If you fill in the gaps on your own, of course it's easy to under stand.
Why does Sentinel
-Not take the Matrix
-Hang around with the Autobots
-Not kill Optimus
-Attempt to kill Optimus and all Autobots
-Go to Chicago
-Have parts of chicago destroyed
-Plan to use humans to rebuild cybertron
-Have humans senseless killed
-Wait 15 hours before activating the pillars
-Stand around in plain sight
The biggest problem with Sentinel is people trying to explain a character as if he has some depth, when he's really just a shallow villain. This guy is bi-polar or something. Really, he is a tool of Michael Bay to accomplish actions scenes. They came up with all the action scenes and such first, and tried to make a story fit it. Sentinel is not a well developed character. If you see more than that it's certainly not in the movie.
I never said you were dumb. Just that your coment was dumb. But one thing is obvious, you didn't read my post, cause half of your questions were addressed. And most of them aren't assumptions, but things taken right out from the movie. So this leads me to believe that you either weren't paying attention, or just didn't want to care in the first place. But just so were clear, lets go through everything you seam to have a hard time figuring out...
1.- As i said before, its suggested in the movie, that he is not proud of what he is doing. This is evendent by him asking Optimus for forgivness right before he activates the pillars. He knew what he was going to do already, so he proabably didn't feel worthy of accepting the Matrix. And becides, i don't see how it could have benifted him anyhow.
2.- When he woke up, he had no clue were he was. He didn't even know what planet he was on. He had to make sure that the plan was still in motion. The apearing on the freeway suggest that the plan was still in motion. All he needed to do now was get back to the hanger and retrieve the 5 pillars.
3.-Ironhide just took out the Dreads. He is the Autobots weapons speacialist, and next to Optimus, presumably, there best warrior. Thus, the one that could possible stop Sentinel. Bottom line Ironhide stood in the way, and was an eaasy target.
4.-Now this part i'm confuzed a bit.. Are you referring to the hanger scene when he turned, or when they were fighting? Cause he wasn't at the hanger when he turned, and he was going to kill him, but Megatron saved him when he shot Sentinel in the back
5.-um.. Cause the battle was in chicago?
6.-He didn't directly have Chicago destroyed. That was the decepticons. And the point was to iliminate any possible human interferance and creat a perimiter. If you remember, the con ships shot down any aircraft that approuched the cirt, and killed any humans on the ground.
7.-Humans were going to be used as labor. Dude, did you even watch the movie???
8.- See answer number six.
9.- He wanted the Autobots gone. once they were gone (at least once he thought they were gone and destroyed) he began the proccess of activating the pillars. I also believe (and this part i could be wrong, i can't remember exactly) i thik the pillars needed to charge.
10.-Why should he? As far as he knew, the Autobots were gone and he had an intire decpeticon Army to protect him. In his mind, he was "A God" as he even said himself in the movie
All of your views are largely conviluted, since most of your questions were answered by just paying attention to the movie. As for others, this isn't "Toy Story" or "Cars". Not every little aspect is going to be explained to you and at some point, your going to need to fill in some of the blanks yourself. Just because you didn't pay attention doesn't mean others didn't. I'll admit, that one thing that many movie TF's lack is character development, but in this case Sentinel Prime defneatly wasn't one of them.