In the first film Starscream was an efficient, ruthless, smart killer. He was able to take on Ironhide and Ratchet at the same time and bring them to their knees MEANWHILE only taking like two or three hits. He also almost single handedly brought down a group of F-22s. He got in, did his damage, and got out like a true air commander. ROTF comes along and for some reason *cough*writing*cough* Starscream can't do shit. In DOTM all he does is take out some ospreys, and the his mind is blown. Its like after the first film the writers were just like "you know what, the decepticons have been wining a war, and the autobots and decepticons on earth are evenly matched.... that makes no sense at all write the autobots as the alien badasses that they clearly are since they've only been losing a war for centuries, that will make much more sense". How are we supposed to believe that they were losing a war when like 4 or 5 of them(the ones that actually did shit) can take out hundreds? The movies would have been 10 times better if they had left them evenly matched, and not just buff up the autobots so that wheelie and brains could kill soundwave.... yeah i went there. Do note i love the movies and watch them all the time, but the writing is such bullshit with the autobots wining these massive battles. America.