Shockwave just felt wasted, IMHO.

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  1. Santoanderson

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    While Megatron and Soundwave were plotting to take over the world, Shockwave was nowhere to be seen. The guy was just off doing his own thing with his graboid. I was under the impression that Shockwave was going to be the new big bad guy of DOTM; like the new Darth Vader, instead we got Boba Fett.
     
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    And basically, the humans killed him. I agree he was wasted, and he was my biggest complaint of DOTM.
     
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    he was marketed as the main villian only to cover up Sentinal Prime.
     
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    I do agree they could have done more with him. He had the potential to be quite a formidable opponent and yet the only time you seemed to see him in detail was in his death scene. Plus he barely spoke anything which was a dissapointment. I was looking forward to seeing what voice actor they were going to use, only to find he barely spoke :( 
     
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    at least he had that 'all seeing eye' that did all the talking for him!





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    Once again the most heavily advertised Con ends up doing little.
     
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    at least he had that 'all seeing eye' that did all the talking for him!





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  8. Santoanderson

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    A death scene which was broadcast in about every other TV spot. The guy simply did not have a reason to be there. They could've easily replaced Shockwave with Soundwave, who also felt underused. Give Soundwave the big worm (that sounds dirty) as one of his pets.

    It just felt like Bay wanted to use a new bad guy in his last film, but since he'd already introduced Soundwave in ROTF, he felt compelled to bring in another guy for DOTM. Too bad he wasted him.
     
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    Soundwave could've easily been some other 'Con and it would've had no impact on the movie whatsoever. Wasted? Definitely!
     
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    ALL the decepticons were wasted. Sentinel was the one doing the work
     
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    To be fair, that was done for a reason. They were kinda keeping Megatron's new appearance under wraps, and no way would they reveal Sentinel's true allegiance, so they used Shockwave to lead us astray.
     
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    i felt that the main four ie. shockwave, soundwave, starscream and megs were a bit wasted in the film, shockwave was badass until he died, even taking a fair bit to actually kill him. The others died to easily and in silly manners really. I liked the film but killing the main four decepticons was a bad idea. Carly was very poorly acted. And since when have the autobots been so much more powerful than the decepticons?

    I'd be happy if i got a leader megs and shockwave, and got the HA soundwave to complete the main four in toy form, but after this i doubt megs or shocks will get a leader toy
     
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    and luckily there was a parachute to lead him astray as well ;) 

    They could and should have given Shockwave (and many others) at least some back story and character

    I mean, if they can even do it in a videogame!
     
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    I completely agree. Really wasn't used all that well. His Driller pet did more than he did.
     
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    We wanted a cross between Spock and Darth Vader. All we got was Batman & Robin's Bane.
     
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    I find it funny how all the big bads,like megs or starscream don't kill anyone but barricade shows up for a small speaking role and automatically gets to deal the final blow to wheeljack :lol 
     
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    As much as I agree that Shockwave was wasted, I absolutely understand why he was made to seem like the big bad guy. Sucks, because I would have loved to see a lot more from him, but I found the Sentinel Prime traitoring more interesting in the end.
     
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    OP's statement about Shockwave being wasted is not a humble opinion. It is solid fact.
     
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    Shockwave was only in the film to make fans happy... well, until they saw him IN the film, that is
     
  20. Santoanderson

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    They could have still used Soundwave, or even Megatron, again.

    This is another reason why this series might need a reboot. Bay has taken all of these BIG characters, and given them 2 or 3 minutes of screen-time before they get beheaded and forgotten. I'm a little surprised that he didn't try and jam Unicron into TF3 while he was at it.
     

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