-Kanrabat- wrote:SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Shockwave, (...)
Yeah... He was very disapointing. I don't mind the way he died. But he should have transformed a few times and he should be made clear he was a commander of sort. Yet, he was just the fourth Dread.
For me, the reason I was so disappointed in Shockwave was because of the way he died. Yeah, I was already unhappy with how small a role he played after they hyped him up as the big bad, but even in the movie, they described him as some big ol' monster that everyone was afraid of. But then, when it finally comes time for his big fight scene, he immediately gets blinded by a parachute, stumbling around like an idiot, waving his arms in the air, and then that small group of Nest agents starts firing at him through the windows, making it even more of an embarrassment to watch. Then Optimus comes in and punches out his gut, rips out his eye, and kills him without Shockwave getting in a single shot. Pathetic.
Don't get me wrong, despite its problems, I enjoyed the movie. But every time I watch that scene I go crazy. They did such a bad job with him, it makes me glad the original actor chose not to associate himself with it.
As for Starscream, surprisingly I enjoyed him in Dark of the Moon. They managed to get in (in my opinion) more characterization than they did in the entirety of the last two movies. Yeah, his death wasn't all that dignifying, all he did was whine and grovel, and he never really had his own big moment in that movie, but unlike Shockwave, that's kind of how Starscream's supposed to be. He's MEANT to be the sucky one, he's MEANT to be the one kicked around. He's a coward and a suck-up. That's the whole point of him.
And for some reason, during his final moments, I laughed so hard at his "I'm gonna KICK you!" line. Hehehe.