For those of us who have seen DOTM what's your verdict on the ending after seeing it first hand, on the screen? Personally I loved this movie it really was incredible to watch, but seeing the ending with my own eyes, it only made me disagree even more with it. Firstly there's the fact Megatron saves Optimus. Sentinel literally has his blade to Optimus' throat and is about to finish him when Megatron jumps in saving him, unintentionally or not it doesn't really matter, Megatron is the only reason Optimus is still alive. What make is even worse is the very next moment Megatron does ask for a truce, too which OP replies by splitting his skull open with an axe. And secondly, and this is the biggie, it's the way he kills Sentinel. I actually found it quite sadistic: Sentinel is pleading for his life on the ground saying "No please" and Optimus pretty much executes him with a shotgun blast at point blank range. Taking into account Sentinel actually spared Optimus in Washington earlier despite being the supposed "bad guy", this left a bad taste in my mouth. Infact to draw a comparision, Sentinel's death is very similar and just as brutal as Q's IMO. Luckily for me the ending wasn't a game breaker while I don't like it, I can live with it, especially knowing the preceeding 2 hours more than makes up for it. But yeah I much prefer the novel ending now, in fact the way Megatron is portrated in DOTM almost makes it seem like it was set up for that ending. He doesn't fight anyone at all except Sentinel and the scene where he is simply sitting on the street looking up at Cybertron while all hell is breaking loose in the city, made me pity and almost empathize with him. I just think it's a shame they didn't go with the other ending since it had much more potential for emotional impact IMO.