After watching DOTM yet again, I realised that in spite of the little dissatisfactions, such as Megatron's 3 second literally sudden death, disses at Megan Fox and screwing with continuity, Ironhide's death etc etc, the one scene that disturbed me most throughout all three times I watched it, was that surrender scene where the Autobots are literally kneeling with hands behind their heads, looking completely cowed and subdued.
There were no visible means of restraining the Autobots as far as I could see, just guns pointed.
No one moved or made any attempt to save Q from execution.
BB didn't make ANY attempt to fight back when Soundwave was about to execute him.
All these things were surreal enough.
But when Optimus Prime 'rescues' them, that's what really drives the point home, because it proves they weren't incapacitated or even disarmed! Indeed what Prime does amounts to simply providing a distraction, because hey presto, out come the weapons, the knives, out whip the guns and cannons, and the cleaning up of what look like little more than drones/ faceless bad guys.
The most surreal part of the movie for me.