Why is it that these writers are determined to re-write the core of this very character? The real Starscream was always quick to challenge and question any plan of attack that Megatron concocted. And never did a day go by did Starscream not remind Megatron that he's a better tactician than he is. There's no tension between the movie Megatron and Starscream. Megatron using Starscream as a punching bag shouldn't be the central focus of their on screen relationship. The audience needs to believe that Starscream is such a badass, that he wouldn't think twice before questioning Megatrons authority. And above all, he was a complete smart ass. The Movie Starscream is none of these things. Example, in TF1 when Megatron first saw Starscream in the Dam, and started to chastise him for allowing the humans to take the cube, Starscream sat there and took it like a little bitch. The real Starscream would of said something like this. "It was your incompetence that led to you crash on this planet in the first place not mine. If it wasn't for me you'd still be getting dissected by these insects as we speak".