- Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
Am I one of only a handful of people who get it? Seriously? Can no one take off their rose colored glasses and see the truth here?
Upon coming into the city of Chicago, Epps and Sam look around and see devastation as far as the eye can see. They drive past families that are bloodied, shaken, crying, lost.
They see toppled structures, heavily damaged buildings, skeletons of those who were vaporized, without mercy.
Starscream, and the world, thought the Autobots were dead when the Xanthium blew up. The Decepticons, as Prime put it, would never leave Earth alone.
Sentinel MURDERED Ironhide onscreen, the twins offscreen. (They were in a cut of the film and then removed. Pieces of them can be seen in one shot. So, to me, they were in the film, outside of their vehicle mode.)
Prime considers this HIS planet, HIS home, and us? HIS people. Prime had compassion in the first film. He was angry and frustrated in the second, but he never left us. He fulfilled his destiny. This one? We're one race now. NEST showed the soldiers and the Autobots as one. Even Mearing didn't condescend to Optimus. When she thought they died, a wave of sadness and hopelessness came over her, and it was visible on screen.
The Wreckers share his sentiment. Leadfoot said "We ain't goin' anywhere!"
Sam saved Prime's life in the first one. Died to save him in the second one. Was the only one to believe in him in the third one.
Sam and humanity truly are special to Optimus and the Autobots, we've given them a home. Optimus has never, ever forgotten that, or taken it lightly.
So when he said "We will kill them all!" he was angry, and justifiably so.
Sentinel cut off his arm and severely beat him, while stabbing him a second time, and all of this after he masterminded a plan to use US as slave labor and rip our planet apart.
Megatron's villainy is well known. The plan with Sentinel, the sun harvester, The Fallen, the execution of countless Chicagoans...you get the idea. Oh and that little thing about stabbing Prime through the back and blasting his spark out of his chest...
Megatron wounds Sentinel and then proceeds to beat him, to show him that he is no one's underling and says "This is MY planet!" (and yes, he is meaning Earth)
As soon as Cybertron is destroyed and Megatron is desperate and all of his hope is lost, he says "No! We need a truce! All I want is to be back in charge. Besides, who would YOU be without ME, Prime?"
To which Prime says "Time to find out."
It wasn't a truce! It was an offer of dictatorship! Megatron was claiming our planet as his own, as a piece of property. The Autobots claim it and our people as home, as one race, not one over the other. NEST? A family. Mearing's basically their Mama Bear and when it came down to it, she was there to make sure NEST was alright.
It was not a truce, not even in the slightest. It was a perfect example of G1 Megatron's motto: Peace through tyranny.
Sentinel was executed partially out of emotional persuasion, I mean, he did murder Prime's second hand man, but he was also a danger. Like Mearing said, he was the Einstein of their race, and his ideas and technological advances put Q's practical ideas to shame. He was dangerous and would've killed Optimus if given the chance. He already proved he was capable of killing humans and had no regard for our lives.
You don't allow a monster like that to live. You can't contain that kind of evil, it will find a way to get out, sooner or later.
Sentinel's execution was just and necessary. If people can't see that, then I think they need glasses. This isn't an opinion, this is all fact. This played out on the screen, right in front of our eyes.
How many violations and monstrosities must be committed before we say "Okay. Off 'em."?
Like Shadowman said: "You kill him Seal Team 6 style"
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.