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.Friso94
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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?
Corrected entry: When Bumblebee goes ahead and "leaks lubricant" on Agent Simmons while saving Sam from Sector 7, the Agent's hair and clothes are completely dry when Mikaela tells him to take his clothes off.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Corrected entry: When Sam's dad jumps into the claw foot tub, you can see it move. Even when empty, claw foot tubs are too solid and heavy to move the way it did in the movie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: In the scene where we first see Megatron in the Hoover Dam, they go on about many technologies reverse engineered from him. and one of those is space flight. The problem is that the United States weren't the first ones into space, the Soviets were. Unless Soviet scientists could sneak into a top secret military bunker, research Megatron long enough to reverse engineer everything and sneak out unnoticed.
Corrected entry: In the very first scene we see two V-22 Ospreys flying the problem is that they still have their props up and flying horizontally this is a mistake because they are only like that during takeoff/landing then at a sufficient altitude then they switch position the fly horizontally.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Scorponok first attacks the soldiers, he kills a soldier wearing glasses and a boonie hat, but the same soldier reappears running down the hill as Scorponok jumps out of the sand.
Corrected entry: When Sam and his dad pull into the car dealership you can briefly see the camera crew in the reflection of the window.
Corrected entry: During the final battle scene Optimus tells the main actor to take "The Cube" to a certain building. When he arrives at the train station (Which is the abandoned train station in Detroit.not L.A.) he gets to the roof not only do you see the L.A. skyline, but the roof is full of new air conditioning units, and statues. None of these are visible on a abandoned building in the opening shot.
Corrected entry: When Bumblebee, in car form, shows up on the car lot, nobody on the lot recognizes it, indicating that the store never owned it, yet the salesmen still sells it. How is it possible for him to sell a car his store doesn't own? It wouldn't have the proper paperwork needed for things such as its registration.
Corrected entry: When Sam is driving Mikaela home, nothing at all is visible outside. The only thing visible outside of the vehicle are bright, white screens. The conditions outside are obviously right for there to be something else visible other than white screens.
Corrected entry: Devastator was the character's working title, and was intended to be called "Brawl." This was left in the theatrical release, but will be corrected on DVD. The reason for this that the Constructicons, which form Devastator, are in the running for appearing in the sequel.
Corrected entry: Bumblebee's yellow exterior is extremely dirty when he is transformed, but not when he is in the car form.
Corrected entry: When the F-22 Raptors attack the transformers on the ground, if you look closely, the missiles are AIM-120 AMRAAMs used strictly for Air-to-Air engagements.
Corrected entry: Okay, it's been established that the Transformers have an incredibly fast wireless uplink, and indeed the decepticons communicate across the world wirelessly. Yet the autobots resort to speech (English, no less) when they discuss their battle plan after obtaining the glasses, despite there being no humans present.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Sam is looking at himself in the mirror, there is a toxic waste/skull and cross bones picture under it, with a white area under that. The camera cuts, Sam does something, then it cuts again to show the mirror; now there is writing in the white area.
Corrected entry: When Bumbleebee and Barricade fight Barricade was defeated and destroyed. However, later in the film when Frenzy discovers the cube, he makes contact with all Decepticons and the following scenes show them all responding. One shot shows Barricade in car mode responding to the call and in good condition!
Corrected entry: During the scene in which the four autobots crash-land, one of them lands in a field after bouncing off a ridge. In the next shot, Sam and Mikaela walk over and watch the autobot start to transform. However, this can't be possible. All four autobots flew over Sam and Mikaela as they were standing in front of the building with Bumblebee, so they would have to walk through the field that the autobot landed in in order to see it. Also the distance that the autobot travelled once it hit the floor must have been a good few hundred metres, which would take several minutes to walk through, by which time the autobot would have been long gone. For example, the one that landed in the DVD store transformed and was gone within a couple of minutes, before the kids with the camcorder got there.
Corrected entry: Blackout's arm-mounted Gatling gun sounds completely different on the two occasions it is fired. At the beginning of the film while he is shooting up the base in Qatar, it fires long concentrated bursts with a deep noise. During the final battle when he is firing at the soldier on the motorbike, the rounds are going everywhere (conveniently missing the guy on the bike) and the noise is a much higher pitch.
Corrected entry: How can the Allspark, being such a huge massive structure, turn into a hand-held cube but still be light enough to be carried by a human? Even if the alien technology is so great that it can fold into itself that many times, the laws of physics still apply, and all that mass is still there. It would still weigh many tons.
Corrected entry: Bumblebee following Sam to the used car lot so he can be purchased is a cute scene, but would create a bevy of off-camera problems. For one, the lot doesn't actually own the car, as Bernie Mac points out, so turning over the pink slip and ownership papers would be extremely problematic and would grind the movie to a halt as the characters try to figure out what is going on.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Sam's great-great-grandfather and his crew are freeing their ship from the ice, several of the sailors are speaking modern English; they talked rather similar to how the Americans talk now. There was no modern English back in the 1800's.
Corrected entry: Whenever Tom from Sector Seven goes to the Secretary of Defense, he shows him a picture of the image from mars, then he shows him the image from the base attack and shows it as daylight. This is incorrect because when the man took the photo of the base attack, it was dark outside.
Corrected entry: When all the Decepticons call out their names and rally on Megatron, Blackout calls his name from the desert where he attacked the US base. However he gets to Megatron as quickly as the others do, despite being a relatively slow helicopter. How did he traverse half the globe in such a short time?
Corrected entry: When Mikaela is driving the tow-truck with Bumblebee in tow, she starts to reverse so that Bumblebee can shoot. Tow truck regulation specify that when a truck is reversing, it must emit a beeping noise, however when she is reversing down the street, there is no beeping.
Corrected entry: It is hard to notice, but there is one scene which displays Starscream's disloyalty to Megatron (often alluded to, both in the film and in other Transformers media): in the final battle, amidst the confusion, you can vaguely notice Starscream transforming into his F-22 form, joining the other F-22s (from the military) and shooting Megatron, then transforming back into his Decepticon self.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Megatron mentioned "Starscream, you disappoint me yet again", it is the same line that Megatron always use in the cartoon series when starscream always failed in his mission.