Capt.Failure wrote:You'd be amazed what being wounded and depressed can do to someone's resolve. Just because he's Megatron doesn't make him immune to such things. He was weak both physically and mentally and Carly played to his sense of pride as he basked in what he assumed was complete vicotry. It was a well done scene honestly.
You've got a point there.
My only beef with this, is that I didn't like the fact that Carly was the sole instigator of his actions. Sure, she could be the tipping point in which he just snaps and goes after Sentinel, but I'd like to see his growing resentment towards Sentinel played out a bit.
Like I said, he should have showed some poorly-disguised anger at having his face shoved into a wall by Sentinel. Just a couple of seconds showing Megatron glaring daggers at Sentinel, before turning away with an angry grunt. I just like to see these things played out on screen instead of reading between the lines.
In this case, I think neither of us are wrong. Just a difference of tastes, I suppose.
Capt.Failure wrote:Always watched that scene and saw Megs realizing he was quite literally the last living Decepticon on Earth and was like, "Well...I'm slagged." I wouldn't call it groveling either. Maybe he was honestly deluded enough to believe Optimus would accept a truce with the bot who'd tried to destroy Earth three times, killed him once, and was responsible for the original destruction of Cybertron.
Honestly, I think we both have different impressions of who Megatron is. I see him as an exceedingly proud egoist who'd rather face death than shame and dishonor.
He's always portrayed himself as a patriot, spouting lines like, "Is the survival of our race not worth one human life?", and "Cybertron, you are saved." IMO, he lives for the glory of Cybertron. And with it destroyed, I could imagine that he would find no reason to go on, nothing to live for.
Of course, one might argue that Megatron's a hypocrite who can't walk the talk when the time comes, but to me at lease, he seems to be the genuine article.
Capt.Failure wrote:After three movies, at least to me, I prefer to see Megatron get an unceremonious axe to the noggin for the things he did to everyone. Had it coming, honestly.
In the case of Sentinel, I'd agree. **** shot Ironhide in the back.
Personally, I'd prefer to see an awesome last fight between Megs and OP, seeing as he's not coming back for TF4. Unless someone decides to resurrect him yet again, in which case, I'd actually want to see him get an unceremonious axe to the head.