Why is Shockwave in the movie?

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  1. daformer

    daformer Earth's Reckoning

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    So he gets a alright introduction as he rises from the driller and says 'Optimus...' i loved that. But then after damn 1 hour? he comes walks 100 meters and dies...


    lol
     
  2. RzaSharp

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    Bay just wanted to use him up so no sequels could. He totally wasted Shockwave.
     
  3. Anguirus

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    Forgot the part where he shot down Optimus.

    He was just the big burly Decepticon for this movie, there wasn't really anyone else in the established 'con cast who could play the role. Glad they used him and made him look like death incarnate as opposed to just recoloring Brawl or something.
     
  4. Foster

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    Eh. At least I got a decent toy out of it.
     
  5. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    He's a decoy for real mccoy nimoy
     
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    Considering his purpose I'm glad we got this much out of it.
     
  7. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    Would the average audience even remember him? At least very well? "Oh yeah, I think there was this one-eyed dude, but I don't remember his name."
     
  8. Tampalicious

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    I was expecting this may happen. I thought the whole movie was gonna be about Shockwave VS Megatron with Prime and most of it on the moon with stars in the background. Im hella dumb . I saw the poster and was like please dont let him just be the guy on the taco bell cups.
    When they showed him I was like OH SHIT in the theatre, but no one else did. And like that guy said, for a brief second looking into that eye transported me somewhere else.
    Honestly I will say there was a time in the movie when I thought "where the fuck did all the robots go??"
    but it was still badass.
     
  9. Oracle_Aesir

    Oracle_Aesir Outback is back

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    He was in the film to anger people, isn't it clear? lol
     
  10. al91176

    al91176 Decepticon

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    Yep, this is my main gripe about the movie. When I saw Shockwave start taking a lot of damage from the humans I could have stood up and let out a loud NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
    Just as with Devestator, a major Decepticon threat goes down easily with not much screen time. I really had my hopes up for Shockwave, but I guess I should have known better. His design was great, he looked evil and awesome. But that damn para shoot!! I guess he was in the movie to be a decoy for the true main villain.
     
  11. uruseiranma

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    Doesn't it seem that every one of Bay's films there's one Decepticon that just is put out there as cool...and then only is there for less than 10 minutes? Here's my list:

    TF1: Bonecrusher
    TF2: The Fallen
    TF3: Shockwave

    I'm sure when Optimus struck his stance with the sword and shield people were like, 'alright, a battle!' And then Shockwave and his pet just burrow away.
     
  12. Oracle_Aesir

    Oracle_Aesir Outback is back

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    well it's illogical to fight for no reason, and since they were just there to get the Autobots involved in the Decepticon's big plan, he'd done his mission and left
     
  13. daformer

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    Shockwave should have played dead lol. fall on the ground and attack with surprise!! may sound stupid but he will get the advantage.
     
  14. rego0012

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    he was in the movie to show that the humans across the globe where in contact with the transformers/decipicons as well as to foreshadow the "secrets" the humans have been hiding
    it doesnt help that the movie doesnt explain that shockwave was actually in cryostasis at chernobyl, much like megatron was in America
    he just shows up there and the audience assumes he is only there to attack the autobots

    just like roft and the original movie the supplementary material that ties into the movie explains more back story then the actual movie bothered to tell.
     
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    The funny part is if you tell the newer generation and young kids hey kids who's Shockwave, Soundwave, Sentinel Prime and Wheeljack? Ugh who are this guys all i know is Optimus Prime and Bumble Bee
     
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    I would've been cool with him dying right then and there as long as he got a bad ass fight with Optimus.
     
  17. DecepticonSpike

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    This. Remember how were were being told Shockwave was the main villain, but it turns out that was a cover up to hide the fact that SP was the real big bad.


    Where does it say that the Russians had Shockwave frozen?
     
  18. Anguirus

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    When did anybody ever know who Sentinel Prime was, before Animated?

    Might have only mentioned his name once, but he had PRESENCE.

    But yeah, he was a great red herring for the marketing campaign, got some decent screen time and kicked a little ass.
     
  19. shumworld

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    Agreed. I was so fixated on Shock Wave being the main villain of the story that I totally didn't think of Sentinel being the one pulling the strings.
     
  20. shumworld

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    Fixed...
     

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