First off, please don't think of this as another Bay-bashing thread. If you like this film, be my guest. This is just my opinion. And another thing, sorry of this has already been a topic. So basically, in this film, Optimus and the autobots have lost faith in humanity because they have hunted them down and destroyed a lot of their kind. It has gotten to the point where Optimus himself threatens to kill humans. Now, considering how he was betrayed by Sentinal in the last film, you'd understand why he has trust issues now. And that his dead friends are being used as experiments. I understand being angry, but he has his anger targeted at the wrong people. It's not humanity as a whole that has betrayed him; it's the government that he once considered an ally that betrayed him. Not once has their been human beings that weren't federal agents that were antagonistic towards him. Yes, Tessa and Lucas were afraid of him, but only because they have never met a Transformer and only know them by what the government tells them. Hell, the president of the US even thinks that they're allies still. It's the old concept of show-don't-tell. There should've been videos of riots of people that hate them and want them off the planet. As far as we could tell, it's only Attiger and his ops that want them off. Optimus basically is thinking that if a few human beings are bad, then everyone is bad. That's the equivalent of a random dog walking by and pisses on your leg and you now hate all dogs because of that. To be honest, I know that this isn't the G1 Prime. It's a different interpretation. And it would actually be pretty interesting to see Optimus giving up hope for humans. But this was a half-assed version of it. You wanna know a well done version of this concept? In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar didn't have the best time with humans. Not just government bureaucrats, but normal humans, so you understood that he didn't trust humans. But even he knew that they were some GOOD humans out there. Because he has experienced them. Optimus HAS seen good humans before the film. Did he forget about Lennox, Epps, Sam, Morshower, etc? Did they also betray the autobots? Optimus here has a dangerous black-and-white thinking going on here. He might as well point to a baby and say "I'll kill you!" In the end, he has his faith restored but it was a poorly thought out arc that could've been interesting but had terrible execution. ''I'm new here btw''