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When does DOTM take place?

  1. 2011

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  2. 2013

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  1. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    This is about when DOTM takes place. Since 2 years ago Sam was in college and now in present day, he is looking for a job making it either that the movie is in present day and he dropped out of college or the movie takes place in 2013 and Sam didn't. So basically, when do you thing DOTM takes place?
     
  2. Megabattimus

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    2011. The movies have always taken place in the year they were released.
     
  3. JazzBot95

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    Doesn't mean they couldn't have changed it up this time :tongue: 

    But yeah, I think maybe 2011 or 2012.

    If it's not stated anywhere it's anyone's guess
     
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    2011. Though, now that you mention it, I never considered that Sam just entered college in 2009. Maybe he did drop out?
     
  5. ErbFan28

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    It would make more sense if it was in 2013. He had to have finished college. Plus it says in the game which is a prequal that it has been 3 years since they saw megatron. You can then add on an extra year between the prequal story in the game and the movie
     
  6. Defenestrator

    Defenestrator Definitive Opinion

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    The advantage of having your brain become a vessel for the cube is that u can fast track your four years course into two years due to all the extra memory :p 
     
  7. Shockwave69

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    I think it is 2 years, just cause it fits
     
  8. spiritprime

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    Look, I'm gonna go with other, and I'm guessing it's set in 2012. It should be obvious, shouldn't it?
     
  9. Ash from Carolina

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    Maybe after all the millions in destruction Sam's college threw him out.
     
  10. bellpeppers

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    I don't think it does.

    Sam is still dead, yet he thinks he is still alive ala LOST... and we are seeing the afterlife he is building for himself. He feels guilty about turning his back on Optimus in the cemetary and he's built a guilt-ridden afterlife where he can't enjoy Mikaela and the Decepticons have taken over the Earth.

    It's his hell, and all he needs now is Desmond to find him and set him straight.
     
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    O.k., now for a more honest, less fun answer:

    why ask about a "timeline" when in 2007, old Camaro 'Bee scans a new Camaro that wasn't in production.

    Don't put too much thought in the films; they are meant to be eye candy action pieces. Disecting timelines, continuities, etc. for these 3 is more thought than even the filmmakers intended.
     
  12. MorenoVL

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    In the first movie it opens with Qatar dessert, present day ... doesn't matter in which year you watch it, it is supposedly in that year :)  It's like asking in which year the LOTR movies where :p 
     
  13. Ratchets Hatch

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    True, but when Sam resurrected Optimus, the Matrix became the new vessel for the Allspark. Sam only got into college because the Allspark was inside his brain, and after it took up residence elsewhere, he had to drop out.

    That's my theory, anyway.
     
  14. ironskull08

    ironskull08 Dag-nabbit.

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    I chose 2011
     
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    I would hope 2013, but realistically, 2011 is more likely.
     
  16. Chris McFeely

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    Well, "Rising Storm" has Sam's school get pretty badly 'sploded, so perhaps that's why he never finished and is now living as a kept man who has to have his girlfriend use her influence to get him a job. :) 
     
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    off topic here, but i love your sig, js, ya 2011 fits the best
     
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    3019, for your information.
     
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    DOTM takes place three years after ROTF, not two years. So let's assume the original movie 'happened' in the same year it was released, it's:

    TF1: 2007
    ROTF: 2009 (2 years later)
    DOTM: 2012 (3 years later)

    There's never a real date given, but movie 1 features George Bush and movie 2 mentions Barack Obama.
     

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