So now that I have gotten apologies out of the way here we go... its time for the Beyond Cybertron Dark of hte Moon Reveal because you know there was a little movie that came to the fandom while I was away. Firstly I want to be a courtious host and warn you that I am going to address anything from the movie so if you haven't seen it, turn off your computer and go to the theater, then return to me when you are finished. I will be giving spoilers, I am not holding back. You can continue to read without watching but there will be surprises leaked, but I guess you dont care about that now do you?
When I walked into the theater I was a bit excited and giddy. I couldn't wait to see what was in store for me. I had enjoyed Revenge of the Fallen, but honestly I was a bit let down. The first movie was amazing, and more than I could ever ask for so my expectations for the second were highly risen and let down. This time around I wanted to see a good robo battle and just hoped it was good movie. I was incredibly surprised. Firstly I want to start with my gripes, that way I can end on a good note, and everyone will still like me. If you think everything was perfect in DOTM, then please just skip a little down this article and skip to the praises... an amazing ability of digital tech.
Firstly, WAYYYY too much humans. I went to see Transformers... not Humans guest starring the Transformers. I understand that they were trying to add some humor into an action flick but most of the humans were not needed. The Asian man who worked with Sam and had a connection to NASA was nothing but filler and used for a cheap quick gay joke. That is one thing that just annoyed me. I wanted to yell.... WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO CONNECT SAM WITH THE TRANSFORMERS... YOU ALREADY HAVE.... YOU ARE IN THE THIRD MOVIE... HE IS ALREADY LINKED!!! Everything done with the Asian man seemed to be used to bring back Simmons into the story line. With S7 being disbanded he no longer has and easy in and lets face it... we all love Simmons right? I know alot of people hate him, but I actually dig him, and was happy to see him come back. But thats the thing, instead of giving us an hour of Sam searching for job after job, and humorous interview after joke interview, you could have just given him his BS desk job, and had the now Rich Simmons come in and have already had him start to decypher what was happening. Lets face it, nothing was added to the movie by making Sam have a split with the Autobots, and why wasn't he allowed in NEST. Why didn't he have a job for NEST. If the sercurty admin was so worried about leaks... she would have kept him under her wing and under wraps... all those exchanges with Sam could have easily been done with Simmons. Easily as that, now you have more robo action, and less stupid homophobic humor. It just wasnt needed.
One final gripe... the ending. I feel that they completly destroyed what Prime would have done. In the novel apparently the Optimus-Megatron exchange ended with Optimus sending Megs and his decepticons to Cybertron... I like that exchange much more. "What would you be with out me Prime?" "Lets Find Out!" KILL SHOT. Prime does not act in anger, nor retalliation. Look at the first movie, Prime stands over a heavily wonunded Megatron... he wouldn't have taken the kill shot but rather he would have taken the prisioner and finally ended the war. Megs forced his hand. In DOTM Prime kills in cold blood, completely out of charcter, and how do you explain to a kid why their hero just did something so anti-heroic?
To top it off Prime then gives Sentinel the Coup De Gra? Why? Sentinel even was showing complete remorse. Completely out of character. Prime would have let him live, maybe inprisioned, but still alive. Freedom is the right of all sentint beings. Do you rememer that? Not Peace through Tyranny!
Enough bad, onto the good. I have to say I was happy to see how the Witwickys were used. It really showed growth from a 16 year old Sam. They were not overwhelming, and even though a source of some humor, not too much. Also it showed they now trusted the adult Sam. He told them to go and they didn't even second guess it, they just went.
Another great aspect of the movie was the whole Sentinel Prime angle. I had no clue the turn was going to happen and even the foreshadowing was so subtle that I didn't realize it happened. Sentinel really showed the leader he was and even kept his morals while trading the Autobots when he rejected the Matrix. I really felt that he wanted Prime to keep it because he was no longer worthy. The whole time he even worked with the Decepts it was just as a means to an end... to save Cybertron.
The Wreckers and Epps were also a great addition to the movie. I really have came to like Epps and his role gave a great in to Chicago. The Wreckers were also just great to see how a movieverse Autobot Seal team would work.
That is all for this blog, but I will add a second of nothing but good soon so be sure to check back!