I’ve been thinking about this lately. Most people will agree that RotF was the worst part of the trilogy, but just imagine if you hadn’t seen Rotf and watched DotM knowing only what happened in TF1. You probably wouldn’t question anything! Aside from Megatron being resurrected, there isn’t much that needs explaining. - Most of the characters that were introduced in RotF died before it was over. - Very little from RotF is alluded to in DotM. - Optimus explains the role of NEST in the opening of DotM. - Sideswipe is introduced when he arrives at the base – one could just assume he arrived with the other new Autobots. - Soundwave introduces himself in Africa – no problems there. - Simmons explains what the matrix is. - Mikaela’s absence is still explained, more or less. - Wheelie and Brains are political refugees – that’s all that one would need to know. Now here’s the crucial part: - The twins never existed, so their absence needs no explanation. - Megatron’s plans in TF1 and TF3 reconcile much better. - No robot heaven, no Alice, no Devastator, and no Fallen. So what do you think? Is it better to just ignore Revenge of the Fallen?