To me, it seems as if DOTM has very strong ties to the first Transformers film. Did anyone else feel the same way? Here are some of the similarities I noticed. Just to be clear, I don't think this is a bad thing, but it is a bit fun to think about. Megatron's Being Defrosted and Sentinel's Rampage: The scene in DOTM in which Sentinel goes on a rampage after revealing his defection reminds me of the scene in which Megatron was defrosted in the first film. Both scenes involve the characters going on a destructive rampage in a closed military space and harming military personnel in the process. Also, both scenes involve each character proclaiming their identity as a means of explaining their status. When Megatron says "I am...Megatron!" and then proceeds to attack the little Humans, it's as if he's saying, "You've been taking me lightly. I'm a big deal and should be feared and respected." Likewise, when Sentinel goes through his rampage in the military hanger, he says "I am a Prime. I do not take orders from you," he sends the same message (declaring that he's a big deal and should be feared and respected). Both scenes are also serve as the introduction of their respective villains (even though Sentinel was revealed earlier in the film, he's first introduced as the villain in the rampage-scene). Highway Sequences: The highway sequence in DOTM reminded me of the highway sequence in T1, for obvious reasons. I think the highway chase in T1 inspired the filmmakers to do the one in DOTM, but bigger and better. William Lennox Attacking Decepticons: In DOTM, Lennox drops down via parachute and slides on the ground as he shoots at Shockwave. The act of him sliding on the ground as he shoots at Shockwave reminds me of when he attacks Blackout; he rides a motorcycle and then jumps off, sliding on the ground as he shoots at Blackout. Setting of Last Battle: I think the filmmakers purposely chose a city as the location of the final battle in DOTM in order to allude that of the first film. Did you guys see any similarities?