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 desert scene with the AC-130, the controller requests 105mm "Sabot" rounds. The AC-130 does not carry sabot rounds. Also, the call sign used is "Spooky" which is the AC-130U nickname. The plane in the scene is an AC-130H "Spectre" as evidenced by the "cheeks" on the plane and the logo visible in the shot where the aircraft rolls in (plus I know the guys who flew the plane out for the scene, and it wasn't a Spooky).
Correction: I don't see why a Spectre wouldn't carry sabot rounds. They are good for bunker busting and there are plenty of bunkers in modern warfare. Also, "Spooky" is the call sign assigned to the Spectre for this mission. It might be "Ghost" or "Wraith" next time.