Evil_the_Nub wrote:I don't think Megatron was any weaker in RotF. In the first movie I always saw it as Optimus holding back, mostly using his fists. They were in a city and there were hundred of people that could have gotten hurt if had gone all out against Megatron.
I have to disagree. Earlier, Prime fought Bonecrusher on the highway. There were lots of humans around, just driving and stopping either out of shock or curiosity. Such as the mom and the 2 kids. Yet Prime had no problem throwing Bonecrusher all over the place, wrecking the overpass and causing debris to fly everywhere. In the city, he was simply overpowered. Granted, Megatron got that first lucky shot in (where Optimus actually used his blaster) and Optimus never recovered. For the rest of the time (except when he saved Sam) he was getting bitch slapped around the city, while talking poop and not backing it up. In the end, he was almost finished, until Sam saved him.
In DotM, Megatron wasn't as weak as he was made out to be at the end. Yeah, he attacked Sentinel from behind, but considering Sentinel's power and overall badassness, it still took someone very strong to tear him apart like Megatron did. Sentinel was rendered beat and incapable of any combat when megatron was done with him. Bee and Ironhide together and undamaged couldn't have inflicted that much damage. When Prime attacked him, it was more a surprise for Megatron as anything else. Once again, Optimus was bitch slapped around by Sentinel, capped off by his arm getting ripped off. Who would have thought he was in fighting shape still? And, if he had attempted a swing or even a shot at Megatron, it would have most likely been dodged or deflected. But a flying Energon axe? Even if Megatron up up his arms to protect himself, they most likely would have been cut off. Optimus picked the perfect weapon in the perfect circumstance. I guess that's a reason he's a leader.