Confusing line in Africa scene to me?

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  1. AutoSlasher101

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    So, I was watching DOTM when this line comes across my mind as confusing. Starscream appears and kisses ass again to Megatron and then Megatron says, "Spare me you gaseous pshycophant (that's what I got out of it), you know what you were told, which is nothing!" What does mean by the "you know what you were told which is nothing' part? Am I just missing something or does no one know what this means?
     
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    "Spare me you gaseous syphocant! You know what you are told, which is NOTHING!"

    Pretty sure he said that. And it was probably an insult to the fact that Megatron hates him, finds him incompetant and thus doesn't tell him anything.
     
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    He knows nothing.
     
  4. AutoSlasher101

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    Thanks guys, I wasn't sure what was meant. I was assuming it had to do with his 'master plan.'
     
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    Well, yeah, that is basically what he's saying. Megatron's saying Starscream only knows what he tells him, and he knows "nothing" because Megatron hasn't told him his full plan yet.
     
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    Yep Starscream knows nothing.
     
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    I watched this scene recently and got confused by this exact same line. It doesn't make any sense in the actual direction of the conversation between him and Starscream, and like most of the dialogue in this movie it doesn't really flow, or even sound particularly right. Instead, it just kind of stutters, and comes across as lazy (or maybe that's just Weaving's performance).

    Its a shame because this happens quite a lot of the time among the robots in both Dark of the Moon and Revenge of the Fallen, and didn't really pose a problem in the first movie. I'm not sure its because Bay likes to rush the edits on the voice actors or just wants to move through the muddled narrative, but it seems at times that the voice actors talk over each other, or at least don't react to what each other say properly. I dunno, that my view anyway.
     
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    It's a clumsy way of him saying "You weren't told anything important, because you didn't need to know."
     
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    Yup, hence why Starscream is later surprised that Sentinel was working with Megs. The plan was being handled by Soundwave and Laserbeak, and Shockwave a bit too. Though really I think Shockwave was just told, "Hey go stir up some shit in Chernobyl, once Prime shows up and gets this part, retreat", not neccesarily the whole plan. Of course, Shockwave is one of Megatron's lieutanants - and one of the only Decepticons on Earth following him, with the majority of the forces on the Moon in reservev - but in the film he comes off as more a drone than anything, not the logical one-eyed purple people eater we know.
     
  10. Autovolt 127

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    Starscream knows nothing. :lol 
     
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    yea its meg's indirect way of saying STFU
     
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    :lol  tehehehaha
     
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    Yeah, the dialogue was muddled in DOTM.

    Another example.

    "so humans working with Decepticons?"
    "I don't think that they were looking for something. This is about something they wanted to hide."

    Instead, it should've been:

    "but why would Decepticons use humans? What're they looking for?"
    "I don't think they were looking for anything. This is about something they wanted to hide."

    Seriously, if you're going to insert dialogue, make it flow.
     

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