Revenge of the Fallen..ok, for starters, the very obvious; TF2 doesn't compare to TF1..something is missing..or rather allot of stuff was added..unnecessary stuff...whatever this isn't a review..just some stuff i noticed & enjoyed. that said, this film is rather odd...it only has 2 acts..or it only feels like a 2 act story and those are....those are very unique and rare. it's the only TF film that has only has 2 acts. I like Sam's parents and stuff but the mom was irritating in this one. I like the disparity of when the autobots arrived from space they were careful..at least some were of hitting populated areas...Ironhide landed in a pool...like c'mon that's impressive...anyway in TF2 the Decepticons seem to be aiming for cities and human defenses...pretty cool. Nice homage to Armageddon & Pearl Harbor as well. Ok, I was thinking...maybe they dropped Optimus Prime so callously from the chopper because the US military just took a massive hit...literally 1,000s of men & women troops perished when the Decepticons arrive and perhaps some, the pilots, were bitter at the autobots since they are blamed..rightfully or not for the decepticons being here. The Decepticon that kills Arcee...is that not Scrapper? Because he's next to Long Haul and Long Haul and Scrapper are killed almost simultaneously by the air strike not long after. I gotta see it again. Wheelie & Soundwave do not participate in the climatic battle in Egypt. ok 1 of the cooler elements of TF2 I thought was Soundwave's portrayal...i really liked how he didn't step 1 foot on Earth and did all of his reconnaissance from space as a satellite..very cool...i did not like his TF3 incarnation nearly as much. (Jazz Clone) Once again the Decepticons employed really cool stealth bots with varying results in Wheelie & Ravage, who was awesome. Sentinel Prime is briefly mentioned by Sam when he meltsdown in class...couple this with Barricade's quote from TF1 "This one's for the Ark" that's 2 allusions to TF3. The fight scenes were much, much better than in TF1 With the plot details of TF4 looking like Humans vs autobots the hangar scenes, which 1st came off as awkward and maybe a little out-of-place, now have credence...the autobots & the governments always had a very tenuous relationship from the start and that theme was carried over in TF3 so it's kind of cool to see a potential culmination of these efforts. Transformers 1 starts in a desert and ends in a city Transformers 2 starts in a city and ends in a desert Ratchet to Ironhide: "Ironhide, we should leave this planet." -- the man knew. Starscream gets nerfed big time....even his line at the end of the film "sometimes cowards survive"...that's not something Starscream from TF1 would say...he was an enforcer in TF1...tip of the spear kind of Decepticon..in TF2's climatic battle he's regulated to background shooter of humans. Optimus Prime straight up executes Demolisher..no 2 ways around it..awesome though. Sam begins to draw ancient cybertronian symbols and 'go crazy' similar to his grandfather, Archibald Witwicky in the first film. Really enjoyed Scorponock's cameo..come on he takes out Jetfire, that's impressive & was glad he wasn't forgotten. Scrapper's death scene...holy..don't blink. I've always wondered...what if you were a big fan of Sideways and you waited to see him on the big screen and he gets killed in seconds..funny. This was very much a Megatron movie...1/2 of the film Optimus Prime is absent/dead and Mega takes center stage and I've gotta say, I enjoyed it. It should of been titled Revenge of Megatron since he kills both Prime & Sam; both of those responsible for his death in TF1. Again the human death toll is enormous. is there anything scarier in the universe than a energon blade wielding jet prime sprinting towards you..look at those eyes..terrifying. "Give me your face!" So he goes from "You honor us with your bravery." In TF1 to "Give me your face!" for those keeping track. kinda funny how the film ends once Optimus is revived..he just ends that mess real quick. rather interesting how the 2nd 1/2 of the film is pretty much just Bumblebee, Skids, & Mudflap representing the autobots. Kinda cool how Ironhide's cannons are blown off and he doesn't have them in 3..i like stuff like this. When Nest finally gets a drone on sight in Egypt and then rolls out a strike package it's almost the exact same line of events as in TF1's Scorponock battle..there's even a similar rendition of the "scorponock" theme played. Epps again confirms Starscream's identity as "that's not military" pretty much the same delivery in LA in TF1 Mikeyla definitely drops the F bomb when Sam dies. "Fucking do something!" The humans were much more prepared to face off against Transformers this time around than in TF1..which makes sense. The Pretender scene was actually pretty neat..i mean, come on, which 1 of us ever thought we'd get to see Pretenders on screen? The Factory/Forest fight is the only time Optimus Prime & Starscream interact in the entire trilogy. I liked Simmons as an ally...I also felt like Leo was supposed to be Simmons' "Twin"..kinds like the Twins...which is why the 4 of them being paired off vs Devastator was kinda cute. & The Twins held their own against Devastator...remember they were young autobots..still learning..would have enjoyed to see their growth in 3, especially since they were apparently, supposed to have went to Russia with Optimus & Ratchet in TF3 and had some extended fight time. I still don't understand 2 scenes....when Jetfire is explaining to the humans about The Fallen..there's a scene where he states that The Fallen was stronger than his brothers but then it shows, what looks to be The Fallen, getting killed or speared by his brothers...again I could be and probably am misinterpreting the scene. And when Epps throws the orange smoke...i don't understand did he drop it or something? Worst Throw Ever Barricade is the only surviving transformer from the original film not to appear in Transformers 2 Mixmaster says "Listen Up!" I never noticed that! Awesome...thats why i like these movies...i literally saw stuff I never saw before..like, for example, you can see Jolt for like a split second in the corner of the screen when Sideswipe spots Sam...idk i find that stuff neat. Ok the Hatchlings...Starscream says it's to build their new army...one can only wonder if they still keep that storyline..i mean they did carry it over to TF3 which was rather interesting.