RhA wrote:In his mind, Sentinel tried his best to save the entire race and did so by choosing Cybertronians over humans and making them cattle. We use animals to sustain ourselves, why would Sentinel be a douche for doing the same? Sentinel is a douche for his attitude towards his autobots. Optimus took the moral highground in the only way he knows, killing whatever stands in his path.
Megatron tries the same thing as Sentinel, but has one HUUUUUUGE criminal record. Honestly, can we expect Optimus to hug, kiss and make up with Megatron?
Well if you remember the first movie, when Bumblebee got captured by S7, all the other Autobots were there when it happened. So if they had the same mindset as Sentinel (kill all that stand in our way) then they would have just killed the humans right there but instead allowed Bumblebee to get captured with no human loses. They allowed him to be sacrificed so they could show they weren't hostile towards humans. They could have also killed the humans that sided with Megatron in the third movie. But as Autobots they protected the humans because they are on their planet and thus want to form a bond with them. Sentinel made a pact with Megatron thus his "Autobotness" deminished and he could basically be considered a Decepticon. He killed one of his own, Ironhide aka a Cybertronian, in order to 'save' those exact Cybertronians. The Autobots never wanted to destroy Cybertron, they just did not agree with how the Decepticons were going to 'save' their home planet.
Think of what war is. There is a good side and bad side. Usually the bad side will destroy anything that gets in their way in order to live out their master plan, where as the good side will defend all of those who the bad side happen to be attacking.