Why Bullets & not Lasers???

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  1. Jazz210

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    Just as the title reads. In DOTM cybertron sequence when the "advanced alien race" transformers shoot their weapons you see bullet shells falling to the ground. Wouldnt or shouldnt they hav lasers? In TF1 didnt they shoot lasers in the city battle??
     
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    Always wonder that myself....
     
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    1. the wreckers have added gun on their vehicle mode

    2. bullets are badass
     
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    bullets and solid projectiels will from a enertia and effeciance stand point always be better then lasers. lasers just take to much power. but then again space bridge so yeah
     
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    their supose to be an Advanced alien race, they should hav Lasers not Bullets! Sentinel has a Rust cannon!
     
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    The Rail gun in ROTF, didnt that shoot a laser
     
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    They do have lazers, they just dont use em cuz they arent as badass as bullets
     
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    I guess from a visual point of view the production team thought it would look cool.

    I kind of miss those crazy alien weapons from the first movie like whatever Blackout was using to attack the base. That just looked way cooler than bullets or rockets.
     
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    I have no idea. Maybe to make the war more realistic? I mean, if they used lasers, they would burn the crap out of each other and everyone would die in a second. I know that in G1 they used lasers, but that was a cartoon. The movies have to be more realistic. As far as I know, Bumblebee, Soundwave, Ironhide, Megatron (ROTF) and Blackout are the only ones who did not use bullets in the movies. (Plasma Cannon, Sonic Cannons, Pulse Cannons, Fusion Cannon, and those cool-sounding blue bombs) All other characters used bullets or missiles.

    In WFC, they use both bullets and laser-type weapons (like the Plasma Cannon or Megatron's Fusion Cannon), but the bullets are most likely made of Energon and metal. WFC is like the most accurate continuity that's similar to G1, so you can't go wrong if you compare the movies to WFC.
     
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    Yes imo i think so as well
     
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    Bullet is Ok but it would be cooler if they use laser or sonic cannon like Soundwave
     
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    Because lasers would have just looked incredibly fucking goofy.
     
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    Bullets and other kinds of projectiles look more impressive.
     
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    No, rail guns fire physical shells hyperaccelerated by magnets. But then, Michael Bay probably didn't know what a rail gun actually was or looked like.


    Maybe they used bullets because they have an extremely literal interpretation of lasers, and didn't want to have the Decepticons stand still for minutes at a time while an invisible beam of light SLLLLOOOOWWWWLLLY burns through their metal plating.


    VVVVV Lasers CAN do damage, that's why you have laser cutting and welding, since that energy absorbed is going to do SOMETHING if there's enough of it, but yeah, it would be a slow process.
     
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    • Lasers don't sound as cool when they hit a target
    • Lasers are nothing more than streams of light and light either passes right through whatever it makes contact with or it is absorbed by it, inflicting no damage.
    • Bullets apply an actual concussive force on their target.
     
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    Plus they sound better and give the feeling of an intense war, since you got all these bullet sounds coming from all over the place.
     
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    This.
     
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    Yeah, because Stormtroppers like to lay down and play dead...

    As for the OP's question, I dunno. I guess they thought bullets would be cooler than lasers
     
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    Megatron uses a laser like weapon.

    Soundwave uses a laser like weapon.

    Jetpower Optimus uses a laser like weapon.

    They're not completely absent from the trilogy.
     
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    I'm thinkin' countless sci-fi movies have always used lasers, why not add some realism to TF movies. In DOTM, OP and Ratchet used lasers to cut the the hull of the Ark, guess they forgot where the doors were on it.
     

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