Corrected entry: Aside from leaving an opportunity for the sequel, it made no sense for the Autobots or the military to sink Megatron to the bottom of Laurentian Abyss rather than destroy/dismantle him completely.
Correction: Given Megatron's size, alien composition and the complete lack of knowledge behind his workings, dismantling him would've been near impossible. If it took the army a number of tries to find a weapon that would damage a Transformer, imagine how long it would've taken to destroy one completely. Dumping him in the Laurentian Abyss makes perfect sense given the complete lack of information.
Corrected entry: Lenoox wants to hide the Cube in the city. You don't have to be a four-star general to think that this is a bad idea. Cities have lots of civilians who won't keep their mouth shut when they see building sized robots trying to kill each other. Plus, you could end up killing hundreds of them. You would probably cause millions of dollars worth of damage if you turn a city into a war zone. Which he is expecting, since he brings heavy weaponry and is insistant on having the airforce around for support. He is even talking about making a stand.
Correction: Lennox is in the thinking that it's going to be harder for the Decepticons to fight in a cramped city rather than out in the open, or at Hoover Dam. And you said it yourself, Lennox isn't a 4 star general, hes a field soldier used to thinking on the fly. Soldiers dont always have good ideas on battlefield,but just because they decided to fight in the city doenst make it a mistake.
Corrected entry: When Sam leaves his house on the pink bike and his car follows him, a set of car tracks from a previous take are already visible on the lawn.
Correction: Bumblebee's tire tracks could have occurred at any time prior to Sam leaving on his mom's bike, such as when Sam followed Bumblebee on his own bike the night before, or when Bumblebee came back that morning to "stalk" Sam, before Sam left the house. This is not a mistake.
Corrected entry: Why does an Air Force base have so many Army vehicles? Particularly M-60 Patton tanks with M109A6 Paladins that aren't currently in service?
Correction: They are used for target practice. This is revealed in the special features.
Corrected entry: When the base survivors are wondering what to do, look closely at the clouds in the background. They are moving extremely quickly from right to left. Then, when Epps gives the viewer to Captain Lennox, the clouds are suddenly moving left to right.
Correction: That's a result of the camera crew circling around the actors one way the first time, and then the other way the second time. If you look at the foreground you can tell that the camera crew is moving.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Frenzy has located the cube under the dam, he is repaired from his wounds inflicted by Mikaela earlier in the movie, returning to his full state by merely being near the cube. Later, in the scene where Bumblebee loses his legs, he hands Sam the cube to take to the rooftop, but he is still missing his legs, so Mikaela hooks him to the tow truck to get him out of danger.
Correction: There's several reasons this could happen. Bumblebee is much bigger and would take longer to repair as well as requiring raw materials to fabricate new parts. The Allspark has been shrunken down to its portable size, which could pare down its functions as well. The Allspark might be 'set' to only repair Decepticons (this being supported by the Transformers it creates later instantly attacking anything they see, ie created evil) and would not fix an Autobot unless its setting was changed.
Corrected entry: When one of the robots pull Sam's pants off, when they first meet Bumblebee, he's wearing boxers with some kind of design on them. Later, Sam is bending over the Hoover dam, and he is very noticeably wearing different underwear, yet he has had no time whatsoever to change them; even if he did, [which he doesn't] why wouldn't he change his clothes also?
Correction: The only thing you see when Sam is bending over the Hoover dam is the white t-shirt under his hoodie, you don't see his underwear.
Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, when Sam bumps into the Cadillac Escalade, turning it into a transformer, isn't it odd how the car's passengers are totally calm? They seem completely oblivious to the fact that giant robots are destroying their city.
Correction: This isn't a movie mistake the passengers ARE oblivious to the fact that giant robots are destroying their city.
Corrected entry: After Frenzy's "attempt" to hack into Air Force One is cut off, he looks at the information on the screen. Sam's great grandfather's name is shown as Capt. Witwicky, Amundsen. Throughout the movie, he is referred to as Archibald Witwicky.
Correction: Amundsen is the name of the area that his grandfather found Megatron.
Corrected entry: At the Hoover Dam, Simmons asks Sam if he would like a "Double Venti Macchiatto." There is only one coffee company who uses "Venti" as a size, and their Macchiattos automatically come with 2 shots of espresso and would never be referred to as "Double Venti."
Correction: Just because there is one company that might use this size term doesn't mean it's a mistake for anyone to use it if it's not the same company. It's like saying people can only refer to 'Walkman' when they are using a Sony tape player (they created the term) and if it's not Sony it should be called tape player. It's common usage and people are bound to use other terms.
Corrected entry: When Sam is about to drive his car for the first time, he asks his mother why she put the "girl jewelry" on the dog, as if he's never seen it before. But the blue collar was already on the dog - we can see it as he is giving Mojo his medication, so how can he be surprised that it is there?
Correction: He's not surprised that she put it there, just upset because it's embarassing.
Corrected entry: When Frenzy is attacking Sam and strips off his pants, Mikaela comes to the rescue with a "Sawzall" battery-operated reciprocating handsaw, that she uses to decapitate Frenzy, in one blow. Unfortunately, it's clear on high-def (Blu-Ray or HD) that the blade in the saw is a wood cutting blade (large, jagged teeth) instead of a metal-cutting blade (small, even teeth). Even if it were the right blade for the material being cut (as a robot, Frenzy is made of metal) it would never cut with a single swipe. Metal-cutting blades take a small amount of material at a time, almost "grinding" through the item to avoid damage to the blade or the item being cut. It would take sustained pressure for several moments to cut through something as thick as Frenzy's neck.
Correction: No indication of how the Transformers are held together (obviously an alien technology; the Nokia cell phone does not contain nearly enough joints or hinges to create the small monster that appears in the glass box). Striking Frenzy right at the neck joint may have been enough to dislodge the head.
Corrected entry: When Bumblebee upgrades to the 2009 Camaro, we see Sam getting into Bumblebee through the passenger side door. In the next shot, Mikaela is in the passenger's seat and Sam is getting in from the driver's side door.
Correction: No, we don't. We see Sam opening the door, then Mikaela goes past him and gets in. At no point do we see Sam start to get in through that door. Then we cut and Sam's getting in through the driver's door. Obviously, once Mikaela was in, Sam simply walked round and got in the other side.
Corrected entry: Keep an eye on Barricade, where a normal police car would say "To protect and serve" Barricade has "To punish and enslave" which quite well illustrates the decepticon's character.
Correction: The camera zooms in on this, so it can't really be considered "trivia" since the filmmakers made a point of showing it.
Corrected entry: When Mikaela is driving the pickup truck with Bumblebee on the back, when they shoot from the cab back through the rear glass towards Bumblebee after she takes her head off the steering wheel, you see that it has been shattered and there is only the edges of the glass (or when she says to Bumblebee "I'll drive, you shoot"), but later on when they are shooting from the cab towards Bumblebee, you can see a reflection in the glass that says "008".
Correction: You're looking at a reflection in Bumblebee, not the windshield.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Starsceam gets into a dogfight with the F-22's, look at the end of the wings and you see weapon pylons. F-22's don't carry their weapons on the outside, their weapons are hidden in the fuselage to reduce drag and maximize stealth. They couldn't just be retooled to carry external weapons, the airframe of an F-22 is not designed for it. If more weapons were needed it would be FAR quicker and simpler just to send more planes. Also, throughout the scene the F-22's don't have thrust vectoring nozzles, but the F-22 is the first production fighter with these because they make the plane more manoeuvrable.
Correction: The F-22 actually has four detachable hardpoints on its wings which can carry up to 5000 lbs of ordinance each, for times when more firepower is of greater importance than high stealth.
Corrected entry: When Maggie Madsen leaves the Pentagon to find Glen Whitmann because she wants Glen to decipher the signal used by the Decepticons, Maggie takes a taxi that has the license plate of 202-83P and the colors of the taxi are a mix of white and black. When she arrives at Glen's house, the taxi's license plate starts with L and the color is all white.
Correction: Glen's house is far away and most taxi companies won't travel outside a predetermined area without charging an enormous surcharge. She had to take more than one cab to avoid paying that.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Mikaela walks off after taking a look at Bumblebee's engine, in the shot in which Sam tries to start the car one more time, you can see that the passenger side door is open. On the next shot, where Sam gets out of the car and shuts the hood, you can see the door has been closed. If Bumblebee had done it himself, like in the car lot, earlier in the movie, there would have been a fairly audible sound when the door closed.
Correction: Already submitted and corrected.
Corrected entry: When Sam first meets Barricade and mistakes the occupant for a real police officer, Sam talks directly to the camera which is positioned in the centre of the car, obviously to give the impression he's talking to the fake officer inside. That being the case, why would the fake police officer be positioned in the dead centre of the car? Surely the point of view of the camera should come from the drivers seat.
Correction: I watched this movie last night & whilst Sam does look occasionally at the centre of the car, he spends most of the time looking to the left side of the car (where the driver would be).
Corrected entry: We are shown that the Transformers have to scan an object in order to transform into it. However, Megatron came to Earth in the 19th century and was frozen up until the point in the movie where he unfreezes, and he gets away by turning into a jet and flying away. There was no possible way that Megatron could have scanned a jet inside the Hoover Dam.
Correction: You'll notice that the jet he transforms into is no jet from Earth. It's either his original transformation mode or one he picked up on another planet looking for the Allspark.
Corrected entry: Transformers shares a few similarities with the movie Holes: both films star Shia Lebeouf (Holes was among the first films to star him), both films feature a main character with rich ancestral history that affects the outcome of crises they face, and both films feature Jon Voight in a supporting role.
Correction: Vague similarities, yes.but not trivia.
Corrected entry: When Sam's car is "stolen" in the morning he takes off after it on his moms bike. After chasing it for what seems maybe 20 minutes, he runs into Barricade, who attacks him. Bumblebee comes to his rescue and the transformers start fighting. By this time it is starting to get dark, and by the time they are done fighting it is completely dark. All this takes place in what would seem like no more than an hour.
Correction: Sam never "takes off" after his car on his Mom's bike. It is the other way around. Sam is stalked by Bumblebee when riding his Mom's bike. It is never stated when time of the day this, presumably in the afternoon. When attacked by Barricade it is still afternoon but soon starts to get dark. We never see the complete car chase and it is more than reasonable to assume that is takes place over a long time period. Long enough for the sun to set.
Corrected entry: In the scene at Hoover Dam where Sam is talking to Simmons, the clock in the background shows 11:35. The camera changes two or three times and then the clock shows 11:43, but actually only about 10-15 seconds of actual time have passed.
Correction: It's called movie time. Unless the time goes backwards, it can't be a mistake.
Corrected entry: when Maggie steals the info and puts it on an sd card, she waves down a cab, the next shot is a different cab dropping her off.
Correction: Maggie is now carrying classified information in her purse so it makes sense that she would take two cabs to dodge pursuit if she was being followed.
Corrected entry: When Megatron slams his flail down on the building that Sam is hanging off of with the Allspark causing him to fall, the roof explodes, yet Megatron's flail is not an explosive weapon, and concrete and other building materials don't normally catch fire and explode like that.
Correction: It never explained what kind of weapon his "flail" is nor is it explained how the Transformers are able to construct their weapons and have an unlimited supply of ammunition. Therefore it is more than reasonable to assume that Megatron's flail is in fact an explosive type weapon.
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie when Mikela is walking away from Sam and his broken car, there is a shot where Sam is saying, "No, no, no, don't let her walk away" and the car starts. In that shot, the passenger side door is open. In the very next shot where Sam gets out and closes the hood, the door is shut.
Correction: Submitted and already corrected. It has been established that it is very likely that Bumblebee closed the door himself. Although a self-closing door may seem strange however the "car" has already done some "strange" things. For example using the passenger door to push another car (at Bolivia's Car Lot). It is likely that that door closing by itself may not seem strange to the characters.
Corrected entry: During the scene when Sam, is telling the story of his grandfather and at the same time trying to sell his grandfather's items, you can see the boom mic just above his head.
Correction: A fault of the theatre you watched it in, not of the movie.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Sam and his friend go to the lake party, when they are leaving, Sam's friend crawls through the window to get into his car. Then the shot goes over to show his friend through the drivers side window, and the passenger door is standing open, which would not make sense if he just crawled through the window.
Correction: Why not ? There is enough time for him to get seated and open the door so he can put his feet up. Just because he crawled through the window it doesn't mean he can't open the door. His friend is acting like a fool so jumping through the window then opening it a moment later fits his character.