BeastProwl wrote:Here's a place to post things you didn't notice in one of the transformers movies until the second or third time watching them.
Here's one for me:
In DOTM, During the scene were Sam is asking Optimus if he had a plan, Optimus didn't let him in on it. They did have a plan, but why not tell him so? I just barely noticed that Sam said "Tell me, and no other HUMAN will ever know!" Then Optimus has a look of realization on his face, and says "There is no plan"
If Sam wouldn't have put that HUMAN part in there, Optimus may have divulged the plan to him...
It's little things like this that often go un-noticed, that are great examples of good writing, but are often overlooked. There are plenty of things you may not notice the first time watching.
In part one when Ironhide aimed his cannon through the windows at Sam's parents, look at Ratchet, exactly what is he doing? These are examples of things I noticed after watching the fims multiple times. Do you have any of these derpy movie moments you'd like to share?
That's how I like to interpret that scene as well. The insertion of the "human" line was an attempt at a give away to Prime.
I noticed in viewing the Blu Ray at home that during the scene with Megatron, Soundwave, and Starscream in Africa that Soundwave does not have the three pointed star Mercedes Benz badge on his chest like he does the rest of the movie. IMO they were trying to keep his eventual introduction in alt mode a suprise and they deliberately left out the emblem in this scene. That way he was a much bigger surprise when he transforms and abducts Carly.
Another scene that didn't hit me at the theaters and only during at home viewing was when Sam is going into NEST headquarters after the copy machine scene, Ironhide and Ratchet are parked there in alt mode. Sam walks by and taps Ironhide on the hood, then Ratchet's emergency lights all flash as Sam walks by, acknowledging Sam's presence. I didn't notice that the first few viewings to be honest. I liked that touch though.
And one I just finally caught over Christmas break from work was during the fight at the end when all the autobots are ganging up on Sentinel, Bee does this wicked attack in towards SP and as SP swings around his direction to counter Bee transforms to car mode, reverses over some debris and kind of flings himself out of reach and then transformers again. That was a sweet use of the transforming concept put into practicality there.
Also, Prime's trailer to me seems like a running gag. It appears and disappears frequently and is never seen in the background when he's in robot form (except when it itself transforms to the weapons platform). Makes me laugh and think back to the cartoon. I'm not sure it was even intentional or not.