Blame the other thread for this. It opens with the dinosaur scene in China, but as we zoom out of the planet we also see what will be America getting bombed as well. We begin the first act with Dino and Sideswipe running from something with Optimus, who is beat-up looking. KSI is hunting them with Lockdown in Mexico City. Optimus gets shot through the chest with a visible hole, and as he tries to escape, Dino takes a second shot next to him, which kills Dino. Optimus and Sideswip are forced to scan new vehicle modes (the rusted Marmon and a rusted Corvette) to escape. They flee in different directions; Optimus towards Texas and Sideswipe to parts unknown. We then go to Texas, where Cade is looking for vehicles to break down for parts to sell to maintain his home and get his daughter through college. A garbage truck rolls into his barn and dumps a load of scrap metal parts found around town. Cade thanks him and the truck transforms into Junkheap, a former Decepticon. Junkheap thanks Cade for not turning him in: he was at the Battle of Chicago and wasn't happy with his former comrades. He also informs Cade there are two cybertronians in town, one active and one in stasis lock. Cade agrees to take a look at the latter. We are following Sideswipe, who scans a new vehicle form while watching from a highway. He transforms and rolls out on his own, sending a message: "This is Sideswipe. All Autobots, please follow this transmission and meet up with me. Repeat: all Autobots, please follow this transmission and meet up with me" We see a trio of sedans: a Dodge Charger, Toyota Camry, and Ford Fusion set out to follow it, alongside two supercars (Crosshairs and Drift) and an Army vehicle (Hound). Ratchet also rolls out, but spots KSI vehicles and hides out in an old ship. Back in Texas, Cade is talking with his daughter, who is displeased with the fact that he won't let her date, though she does acknowledge he has a small point. She storms into the barn/workshop and freaks out at meeting Junkheap. She prepares to storm out when Sideswipe's message plays. Junkheap realizes who the second signal is, and tells Cade to find him and bring him over, as well as where he is. Cade drives off, and Tessa demands an explanation from Junkheap on why he's here. We have Ratchet's ship scene, with the major twists being that Bumblebee is watching and the message is Sideswipe's. Bumblebee transforms and contacts someone. We hear a female voice with a Japanese accent saying she'll fly over with 'him'. Sideswipe, who has taken the form of a Dodge Viper in red, rolls into a junkyard somewhere in Oregon. He waits, when the sedans roll up. The Wreckers transform, awaiting orders. Sideswipe tells them to wait until others show up. Topspin rips apart several broken vehicles, saying that he and the others are barely keeping themselves from reverting to their old alternate modes. As he's ranting, two of the remaining Autobots arrive. Sideswipe smiles and tells them he has a plan. In Texas, Cade is calling a tow truck to bring a rusty cabover to his ranch. As he's talking on the phone we see someone watching him beside the Chevrolet sonic. They roll off in a different direction, with this conversation happening: Rollbar: We need to follow him and help repair him. Shane: I know. I just wish we were meeting under better circumstances. Rollbar: What? The teenage racing champ scared of one guy? We cut to Atlanta, where a pair of Firetruck Decepticons, Smolder and Brimstone, are shooting up a streetcar line [Yes, Atlanta has one now]. KSI's Cemetery Wind division goes after them with Lockdown, and they manage to kill Brimstone. Smolder surrenders, and says this: "I'll work for you, but promise me that I get to kill any Autobot we find. In Lord Megatron's name." They agree, as long as it isn't Optimus. We cut to LAX, where a Japanese woman who is very attractive is stepping off a plane. on her arm we see a NEST logo tattooed on. After gathering her items, she gets into a Tesla Roadster which is electric blue. The following conversation takes place: Kaminari: Jolt, do you have the location for these two? Jolt: Yes. If they're who I think they are we're going to be incredibly lucky The drive off, the GPS saying their destination is somewhere in Texas... Back on the Yeager farm, Cade has Optimus deposited in his yard. Tessa is mad at him for buying the worthless-looking truck, since it must've cost a lot. Cade brings it into the barn and Junkheap begins to examine it. Telling Cade where and what to fix, they begin to repair the truck. Tessa goes outsider and see Shane there with Rollbar, who transforms and enters the Barn. Cade, distracted by the new arrival, drops his soldering iron. He begins to yell at Rollbar, until he sees Shane and Tessa kissing. One awkward explanation later, the mixed quintet do what they can to fix Optimus. Somewhere in between Texas and the old ship, Bumblebee is driving, when Hound pulls behind him. The duo roll into some woods and transform. Hound's robot mode resembles a mix of his FOC design and his AOE design, but looks like it can transform easily enough. They discuss where Bumblebee was headed, and Hound agrees to go with so that they can talk down 'Them'. Back with Kaminari, she and Jolt have reached some site where two cybertronian dinosaurs are in a cave. A Stegosaurus and an Apatosaurus. Bumblebee and Hound arrive, and they begin to wake up Snarl and Sludge. We are at the KSI Headquarters. Smolder is investigating the drones, when a truck rolls in carrying the corpses of Dino and Ratchet. They begin to melt down the two when Smolder sees Megatron's head. He doesn't react, but kneels before it. Joshua walks in and sees him, explaining what KSI is doing. We see a Red Mixmaster-type constructicon, Quickmix, who is busy with assisting the construction of a Galvatron Drone. At Cemetery Wind's segment of the base, Lockdown and Attinger are tracking Optimus at the Yeager ranch. They send out as many of their soldiers as they can (and Lockdown). We see no less than seven different targets, with the Atlanta one and Derelict ship winking out, leaving Optimus, Sideswipe's group, Kaminari's team, and two others on-screen... In the Texan cave, Snarl and Sludge are woken up by Jolt sticking a whip in each of them and forcing them awake. The two transform, and attack. Bumblebee and Jolt are hard-pressed to subdue them, and Bumblebee is thrown into the cave wall, going through it... On the Yeager ranch, they have repaired Optimus enough that he transforms. Before he can raise his gun at the Yeagers, Junkheap holds him in place. However, Optimus jerks his own arm and breaks the fix on it, causing it to fall off alongside part of his helmet and his grill. Junkheap aligns the limb and begins to patch it, while Rollbar puts the pieces of Optimus back on him. Tess goes outside, and sees Cemetery wind rolling up. Interrogation scene Optimus is too weak to fight, so Junkheap tells him to turn into his truck mode while he and Rollbar fight them. As they attack the KSI goons, Cade and Tessa get into Optimus. Rollbar manages to shoot down all the helicopters while Junkheap tanks every shot and throws several of the SUVs into each other and the cemetery wind goods. The trio of Autobots roll out, Optimus sending an SOS out to anyone who can hear it. (we're at the 1hr 30min mark, with another hour and fifteen minutes to go folks!) In the Texan cave, Sludge and Snarl stop attacking the Autobots upon hearing the message. Hound shows abundant glee at Optimus being alive, and the quintet of Cybertonians roll out, Jolt grabbing Kaminari and transforming around her. Optimus, Rollbar, and Junkheap are headed to Sideswipe's location, with Lockdown attempting to ram Optimus off the road. He fails and it flung into some grass, transforming into robot mode and shooting at Optimus. In the control center, Attinger sends out Galvatron, Stinger, and a trio of Trax drones. One, which is blue, is proving harder to control then the others. Sideswipe's team is on their way to meet Kaminari's team, when they hear Optimus' message. The Wreckers move to engage, ditching their sedan forms for their original overgunned NASCAR forms. Drift ramps a sign and turns into his helicopter mode. Bumblebee, Jolt, and Hound are having trouble keeping pace with the Dinobots. However, when Snarl trips over Sideswipe, the eight Cybertronians stop, and the KSI drones catch up with them. The Wreckers drive past Prime and Junkheap, when Rollbar does a bootlegger turn to fight alongside them. Transforming, he punches Lockdown, but gets an arm ripped off by him. As they brawl, it becomes clear Lockdown is winning. He kills Rollbar by digging his hook into Rollbar's head and ripping it off. The Wreckers begin to suppress him, only for Lockdown to shoot into Topspin's engine, causing him to explode violently. Roadbuster and Leadfoot turn to get back to Optimus, but Lockdown forces the two into Robot mode. They put up a good fight, but Lockdown manages to get Leadfoot's ammo to cook off inside of him and kill him. Roadbuster manages to blind Lockdown and flee. As the collected Cybertronians battle the KSI drones, Sludge and Snarl manage to make short work of Stinger, ripping him limb from limb, while the Trax drones don't last very long. Galvatron is pulled out, but as they examine the fallen drones, Roadbuster arrives. Looking at the blue Trax drone, he gets very angry and roars: "They murdered Tracks! How many of us arrived and were killed upon earthfall!?" More KSI goons, arrive, and the Autobots make a retreat, scattering. Optimus, Junkheap, and Roadbuster are one group, Sideswipe, Drift, Crosshairs and Hound are another. The final is Bumblebee, Jolt, and the two Dinobots. They meet in a locomotive graveyard and discuss the next plan. Shane has trouble talking to Kaminari, while Tess and Shane lament the loss of Rollbar. This show of emotion keeps Roadbuster from killing them, but barely. They plan to move in on the KSI factory. At said factory, Joshua is having the fallen drones melted down for their metals, and has the other Autobot corpses brought in. Smolder shows a desire to kill Junkheap, and is promised a chance. Lockdown arrives, and tells them that if Optimus escapes the next battle, the deal is off. As the Autobots roll to Chicago to destory the factory, Bumblebee and Optimus scan new vehicles. Roadbuster is the Dodge Charger again, and is leading the group. Inside Optimus, Cade and Kaminari are discussing the Dinobots, who have returned to their cave in Texas. Rather than infiltrating the factory, Optimus, Junkheap, and Hound crash through and start attacking any Drones. Upon seeing their fallen comrades being melted for more metal and the drones being recycled, Roadbuster flips out and begins attacking EVERYONE. Smolder enters the area and fights him, managing to take off one arm. Roadbuster gives him a dangerous wound but falls down. Rather than kill him, Smolders moves on to kill Junkheap. Cade and the other humans manage to corner Joshua, who isn't happy about his factory being wrecked. Attinger enters the meeting room and aims a gun at Tessa, only for Kaminari to take him down. She then reveals the Autobots are broadcasting what KSI is doing to the President and United Nations. Back in the factory, Jolt and Sideswipe are tag-teaming Quickmix, who is furious over his work being damaged. They manage to kill the former Autobot, but not before several Detritus drones are activated. Drift and Crosshairs join the two in combat, and the quartet manage to take down several of the drones. With their mission done, the Autobots make a tactical withdrawal. Roadbuster is too injured to go with them and stays behind to make sure they aren't followed, blowing Attinger to bits. Before Optimus can escape, however, Lockdown manages to knock him out. He takes Optimus and Smolder to his ship, and prepares to leave. Back at the Dinobot's cave, the Autobots are repairing their wounds. Junkheap is running low on confidence, and Crosshair's belligerent attitude manages to ruin Hound and Jolt's attempts to keep the peace. Kaminari isn't worried, and says that she and Jolt have assembled a craft to get Optimus back. Sludge and Snarl, surprising everyone, speak up. "We will go with you to rescue the true Prime." Jolt, Sideswipe, and Hound drive off to get the craft. Kaminari stays behind with the Yeagers and Shane. She tells them how NEST was disbanded but several of the operatives stayed in contact with the Autobots. However, several of the Autobots outside of the United States are in stasis lock. She had been tracking hybrid Cybertronian/Terran signatures and found Snarl and Sludge when Chicago happened. As a result, she and Jolt went back to Japan and waited for a chance to awaken the Dinobots. The trio of Autobots reach the ship, and it turns out that Kaminari and Jolt had been working on rebuilding a Decepticon Destroyer; the Battle Cry. They turn it on and fly off towards the cave. At the KSI factory, Megatron uploads his consciousness into Galvatron, but decides to rest and let the Autobots leave chasing Optimus before launching his assault on Earth, the one planet he could not conquer. In the cave, Sludge proves to be incredibly friendly now that he's not in battle mode. the Battle Cry arrives, and all the Autobots and humans get on board. Sludge and Snarl load something while doing so. It rockets off to the Knight's Terminus, to free Optimus Prime from Lockdown, and rescue the other Dinobots. On Lockdown's ship, Optimus is dangling from one leg as he attempts to reason with Lockdown. A voice interrupts him, and he turns to face one of the Knights of Cybertron. Cyclonus, an ancient warrior who has freed himself, and does the same to Optimus Prime! Optimus and Cyclonus are running from the crew of Lockdown's ship. Optimus grabs a shield while running, which merges with his arm and converts it into a cannon. Shooting at their pursuers, he managed to take down the majority of them. Cyclonus pulls him into a new room, which has four MASSIVE Cybertronians in cells. Optimus somehow has the cells open with his mere presence, and the second largest of the prisoners speaks to him. "This is a Prime? I, Grimlock do not think much of him." He swings his mace at Optimus, who parries with his left arm. The remaining Dinobots watch, and Strafe engages in a conversation with Cyclonus... Jolt is flying the Battle Cry when they reach Lockdown's ship. He tells the humans to take over, and Drift joins them in piloting it. The collective group of Cybertronians gets in a dropship and fly to board Lockdown's vessel before it reaches FTL-drive. Back with Optimus, he manages to knock Grimlock onto his back when the shield pulses, causing Optimus' body to change and an axe to appear in his right arm. Grimlock concedes; only a prime could manifest an upgrade using the ship. Optimus winds up with a jetpack, which is black and feels familiar... Jolt rams the dropship into the engines of the Knights Terminus, causing it to slowly begin to fall to Earth. As the Cybertronians disembark, Junkheap transforms and roars off to rescue several slaves who are working on the engines. Notable among them are a feminine looking one, an Overload-type Construction, and two Autobots. The rest begin to fight their way to the bridge, with Hound leading the charge by clearing a path with his minigun. Optimus and the Dinobots are also en route to the bridge, when two Constructicons block them. Strafe and Scorn manage to kill them within seconds and the Dinobots stick to their dinosaur forms for the long haul ahead. In the Bridge, Lockdown is furious that his ship is now ruined. Sending out a distress beacon to the creators, he strides to deal with the Autobots with Smolder. Before they can leave the bridge, Sludge smashes through, with at least seven of Lockdown's henchmen impaled on his and Snarl's bodies. The Autobots take on the bridge crew, while Jolt begins to overload the cells, frying many of the inhabitants while also destroying the security systems. The use of his electricity manipulation skills overloads him, and he falls, dead, as we see Lockdown's collection burn. Sideswipe and Crosshairs are facing Lockdown and Smolder. Crosshairs manages to lure Smolder away while Sideswipe prepares his trump card. Lockdown tries to use his torso/face cannon, only for Sideswipe to cut it in half, destroying it and leaving the armor around Lockdown's chest significantly weaker. Before he can deal the finishing blow, he's blinded by an orange glow. The ship is now burning up in atmosphere. Crosshairs runs into Optimus' team as Smolder charges around the corner. The Dinobots charge past him, breaking down the walls as they search for the two of their team who managed to evade Lockdown. Optimus readies himself to fight Smolder, only for Cyclonus to have already engaged him. The aged warrior manages to inflict severe damage on Smolder, including lopping off one arm from the elbow down, but Smolder is seemingly unable to die, even after being impaled through the spark. He just walks through the blade and hilt, leaving Cyclonus' sword embedded in the wall. Before he can behead Cyclonus, Optimus shoves his shield/cannon arm through Smolder's back and blows his head apart. The dead grudgemaster falls apart upon hitting the floor. They too, are blinded by the orange glow, but see the Battle Cry keeping pace with them. They also see six shapes jump to it. With Sideswipe and Lockdown, we find that Sideswipe's trump card is a pair of explosives in each sword. Using his more injured arm, he impales Lockdown's spark, and detonates the bomb with these words: "Take it you traitor to our race. Take it you sickening, malformed, outmoded piece of scrap, TAKE IT THROUGH YOU SPARK!" And detonates the other, destroying them both. All the Autobots are evacuating, but the dropship is gone; Junkheap loaded it and left. With no escape available, Optimus, Cyclonus, Crosshairs, Bumblebee, and Hound all brace for the crash landing. Somewhere in the Dakota Badlands, the Knights Terminus crashes, and we see the survivors of the raid buried in the wreckage. A scene or two of the President (Some woman, who does not look young) saying that Cemetery Wind has been forcibly disbanded, and KSI is under intense scrutiny. The other is the KSI factory, where Galvatron suddently activates with the line: "It is me, and will always be me..." In the wreckage of Lockdown's ship, Hound and Cyclonus are clearing debris. They can't see much, but manage to pull Crosshairs and Bumblebee out. Hound grabs Optimus' arm, and with effort, pulls his leader up. They try to find where they are in the ship and how to get out, when they hear clanging. Light is revealed, and it's the Overload Junkheap rescued, alongside Joshua and the other humans! When Junkheap took the prisoners to the Battle Cry, he had them track where all the Autobots were. When the ship crashed, they began searching alongside the Dinobots and Humans. Joshua appeared with several Detritus drones and a new type which turns into a rig cab, but isn't Galvatron. They began to clear a path to Optimus, and rescued him. As Optimus steps out of the ship, we see everyone cheering at bringing down the intragalatic threat. Kaminari also tells Cade that maybe he would've made a good NEST mechanic, and tells him she's willing to give him a chance. Tessa breaks out laughing over this. Somewhere far out in space, we see several shadowed figures, who confer among themselves. "Has the Magistrate reached a verdict?" "Guilty. We will purge the world of all life." And roll credits!