Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version

Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version

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ComicBookMovie.com has posted a detailed summary of the Transformers DOTM novel for those of you who want to be spoiled but don't have time to read the 400 page novelization. It should go without saying, but if you don't want to be spoiled avoid this summary like the plague. If you're still interested click here for maximum spoilage.

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Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229265)
Posted by rich prime on May 27th, 2011 @ 12:05am CDT
BeastWarsFTW wrote:SPOILERS ABOUT THE NOVEL

I read the novel yesterday on Amazon Kindle. This post contains many spoilers from the DOTM novel. I cannot say how to true to the movie the book will be but I was very disappointed with it.

Some notable things
-Optimus and ratchet go to the moon on a NASA shuttle and bring back Sentinel Prime and five pillars. Pillars are used to activate the space bridge. Decepticons have hundreds of pillars.
-Soundwave is a Mercedes.
-Cherobyl was caused by Russian scientists ttying to harness the power of one the fuel rods from Sentinel's ship.
-Russians had rovers on the moon first to see the Ark but USA was first to get an Astronaut on the moon. There were several missions to the moon.
-Sentinel Prime had struck a deal with Megatron on cybertron to end the war using the space bridge Sentinel created. Now working with Megatron on Earth to bring Cybertron in orbit (by creating a massive space bridge) of the Earth and use the resources and humans to rebuild Cybertron to save their race.
-The Wreckers rebuilt/built the ship that you see behind Optimus in the movie trailer. It was a NASA rocket that they converted.
-Megatron is still severely damaged and has hatchlings on Earth and is taking care of them.
-The tentacle thing is called a Driller and controlled by Shockwave.


Autobot Deaths:
Mirage - killed by Starscream
Wheeljack - killed underwater by several decepticons
Skids - killed by Sentinel
Mudflap - killed by Sentinel
Ironhide - Killed by Sentinel
Sentinel Prime - killed by Optimus and Megatron

- Leadfoot got his leg blown off my Soundwave but didn't die
.

Decepticon Deaths:
Shockwave - killed by Optimus
Soundwave - killed by Bumblebee
Laserbeak - killed by Bumblebee
Starscream - killed by Sam
Crankcase - got ran over by a human named Dutch.
Hatchet (dread) - killed by Bumblebee
Crowbar (dread) - killed by Sideswipe
Two other dreads unnamed - killed by accidently driving into Ironhide and being smashed to pieces


Conclusion:
After Optimus and Megatron defeated Sentinel they agree to work together and stop fighting. Megatron will return to Cybertron with his army and then send for the autobots to bring them home.



How that disappointed I don't understand??????

At least starscream gets to kill someone I mean that better what he did in rotf
wheeljack dies holy shit
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229268)
Posted by BeastProwl on May 27th, 2011 @ 12:07am CDT
so sentinal prime gets corruped or what? Ironhide...
I hope I dont get emotionally disturbed by Ironhide...
:-( :-( :-( :shock: :sad:
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229269)
Posted by TheWolverine7 on May 27th, 2011 @ 12:08am CDT
wait, isnt the part where ironhide drives into the dreads in Chicago?....in the end? how does that work out with the novelization story...
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229270)
Posted by rich prime on May 27th, 2011 @ 12:10am CDT
TheWolverine7 wrote:wait, isnt the part where ironhide drives into the dreads in Chicago?....in the end? how does that work out with the novelization story...


That before chicago
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229278)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on May 27th, 2011 @ 12:34am CDT
I really hope Megs ends up looking like all the CGI game and concept images with some visable damage but mostly repaired in the final movie. On a positive note he doesn't die and joins Ops, which I think is good ending, assuming that makes it to the final cut.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229283)
Posted by Xithys on May 27th, 2011 @ 12:40am CDT
Seriously? That's the movie? Optimus and Megatron find a bully they both don't like and after beating him up, they agree to be best friends and play nice forever?
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229296)
Posted by RodimalToyota on May 27th, 2011 @ 1:07am CDT
If this is anywhere near what the movie is gonna be, I got just four words...


F$&@ you! Michael Bay!

Terrible story, worse ending, it's ROTF2.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229298)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on May 27th, 2011 @ 1:13am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:Terrible story, worse ending, it's ROTF2.


Why? It seems to be, by far, the most solid plot of any of the three movies.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229350)
Posted by outerglow on May 27th, 2011 @ 5:42am CDT
About the spoilers (being a person who actually READ the book): this spoilers feed is extremely bias toward the movie being bad. it's obvious the guy hates the movie franchise, so dont let what they say push you toward the "bay raped my childhood" sector! (not to mention their depiction of Starscream's Death Wasn't even acturate.)

Most of the book, is written through Optimus's point of view, any part w/ Optimus really, and IMO helped me come to grips with what actually happens, to to be honest, I was satisfied with the ending (and reading what OP was thinking throughout the whole conflict and resolve helped too).

Basically in short, I finished the book in less than 24hrs. It is a page turner and you will lose track of time while reading it. Strongly suggested that if you're going to read the article for spoilers, invest a little time and actually read the thing.

And yes this is coming from someone who did have issues with the story and the previous two films, and no.. I'm not on Hasbro's or Bay's payroll :lol:
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229354)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 27th, 2011 @ 6:19am CDT
horrible. wake me when they reboot it.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229395)
Posted by rich prime on May 27th, 2011 @ 8:35am CDT
Yes This is going to be to be the best movie EVER
SENTINEL PRIME IS GOING TO KICK ASS LOVE HIM ALREADY

SUCK ON THAT HATERS
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229406)
Posted by RodimalToyota on May 27th, 2011 @ 8:55am CDT
I had a feeling Iron Hide wouldnt make it through this one and that really pisses me off.
More so because he is taken out by a bitch move and not gloriously in battle.

Thanks Hasbro, for letting Iron Hide yet again get taken out in bitch like fashion.
First in the 86' movie, when the deceptions somehow finally were able to shoot straight and the autobots couldn't. Now he gets killed by a traitor.

You couldn't have killed jolt? A toy you have shoved down are throats for three years?
Who has less then 20 seconds of screen time?
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229410)
Posted by rich prime on May 27th, 2011 @ 9:05am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:I had a feeling Iron Hide wouldnt make it through this one and that really pisses me off.
More so because he is taken out by a bitch move and not gloriously in battle.

Thanks Hasbro, for letting Iron Hide yet again get taken out in bitch like fashion.
First in the 86' movie, when the deceptions somehow finally were able to shoot straight and the autobots couldn't. Now he gets killed by a traitor.

You couldn't have killed jolt? A toy you have shoved down are throats for three years?
Who has less then 20 seconds of screen time?


Look on the bright side he kill two dreads better then noting, plus he get lots of screen time before his death.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229412)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 27th, 2011 @ 9:08am CDT
I wouldn't grab the torches and pitchforks quite yet, folks. Though the basic story outline of the novelization will probably match the movie, history has taught us that the printed versions of the Transformers movies tend to stray from the on screen canon. The "little" details, like which characters die and survive during the movie, are subject to change. Any scene in the book involving The Twins should be taken with a grain of salt, as Bay has been swearing up and down that they are not in the film, period. Early screenings have confirmed as much. If you've read the novel or the spoilers, I'd say you probably have a good idea of how the story will progress, but don't take ANY detail for granted until the movie is actually released.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229458)
Posted by First-Aid on May 27th, 2011 @ 10:30am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:horrible. wake me when they reboot it.


I suggest Prozac because a reboot isn't likely. THey are making way too much money on the movies as they are currently made. Why change a good formula?
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229493)
Posted by D-340 on May 27th, 2011 @ 11:14am CDT
Sam kills Starcream!

Seriously, f@ck you Ehren Kruger and Micheal Bay.

Everything else, meh. The ending sucks, the Prime/Megs team up is cool, but then Prime lets Megs go back to Cybertron!?!?!?!?!?!? LAME! Bummer Ironhide buys it and Shockwave does much of nothing. Sentinel Primes's betrayal is a cool angle. Meh overall, though at least it reads better than ROTF, so that's positive.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229504)
Posted by jaws on May 27th, 2011 @ 11:37am CDT
Just got mine @ K-Mart today; already taken a couple of glances but I won't spoil anything.
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229583)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 27th, 2011 @ 2:38pm CDT
EDIT: Nevermind. It's just not worth it. *facepalms*
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229738)
Posted by Foxbear on May 27th, 2011 @ 9:29pm CDT
:x The book was amazing. :D Great story, great characterizations, and awesome ending. I read it all in one night. ;)^ Couldn't put it down. Optimus 's spark-ache over Sentinel 's betrayal would make a stone weep. The humans’ interactions with the bots are great. Peter David :BOWDOWN: is, in my humble opinion, the best in the field at screenplay novelizations. But now I'm afraid to watch the movie for fear Bay will spoil it....
Re: Transformers DOTM Novel the CliffsNotes Version (1229748)
Posted by Tgd124 on May 27th, 2011 @ 10:14pm CDT
I can't wit for the movie, it sounds pretty awesome. can you give any more spoilers about the twins and the wreckers? and is jolt in it?

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