KnightAero wrote:To me this really goes down to which character was not built up enough in each movie. Or had an extreme lack of screen time.
TF 1 - Had decent balance of character building. *** Jazz probably lacked the most here, but still had a decent amount of screen time when compared to the rest.
TF 2 -
1) Jolt - shows up once or twice and then suddenly plops all of Jetfire's parts on to Optimus Prime... Worst Representation for sure...
2) Ratchet - Goes from having some dialog in the first movie to nearly almost none!
3) Arcee - Why even bring her into this if she doesn't even talk? It was neat intro, and decent moment at the ending of the movie, but a ton of holes.
TF 3 -
A ton of transformers missing from the previous movie. It would be better to explain what happened to them than to suddenly leave earth without them.
1) Que - Only one or two moments of character building, this left no room for me caring when he died.
2) Soundwave - Seriously one of the most badass Transformers of all time and is taken down by a bunch of humans... As said before not enough dialog with him as he had some what of a mouth in the cartoons. This is the guy that took down several of the planetary defense systems the Autobots setup. Now he is slain by a paratrooper?
Obviously there is more, but overall the movies had A LOT working against them. The first movie really did a good job balancing, but after that one TF2 had the writers strike. And not to mention with adding so many more transformers how they interact grow these characters from the previous TF1 with little time creates havok. In the cartoons development is done over several episodes and seasons so it is a little easier. But how to do this in a 2 & a half hour movie. Is anyones guess...
I think the movies served their purpose. Action, Hot Girls, and Robots that get the ripped to pieces...
Soundwave was killed by Bumblebee. And Arcee did talk, on her first scene and on the scene before the blue one dies (I consider the trio as Arcee).