I recall watching the special features for the first Transformers film on BluRay Disc. In it, one of the ILM animators explained how certain liberties were taken in order to make the transformations symmetrical. For example, if a particular part of a car became part of one of the robots' legs, but there was only one of that part in the car, they'd double it for the sake of symmetry. So, I guess you could call this cheating. What do you guys think of this? Also, do you think the robots could still look as cool if these liberties were not taken (i.e. if they weren't symmetrical)? What do you think of inexplicable things such as weapons appearing out of nowhere? For example, where does Sentinel's shield and sword come from? Also, is the lance (double-blade sword) that he wield's in the final battle the single-edged sword that he has earlier in the film? Even though Michael Bay said that there's no mass-shifting in these films, aside from the ALLspark, I think a few instances of transformations could count as mass-shifting. For example, how does Ironhide's cannon's fit into his arms when they're not exposed? Watch the first film and pay attention to the moment when his cannons are shown coming out of his arms for the first time. Also, when Laserbeak transforms in the third film, it appears that there's a bit of mass-shifting (IMO). When he turns into the pink Bumblebee, it seems as if the parts just come out of his body, but there's no way they'd fit in there. My intention is not to make the films look bad, I simply think it's a bit fun to think and talk about these things.