Continuity mistake: When one of the Autobots knocks out the power transformer at the Witwicky house the lights all go out, however in following shots the lights in the house have all come back on again.

Other mistake: When Optimus picks up the glasses from the edge of the river, his hands are really out of size: the glasses are nearly as big as his thumb, while minutes before, they were big enough to hold two teenagers. (01:29:15)


Continuity mistake: After Ratchet says: "The boy's pheromone levels suggest he wants to mate with the female", Mikaela scratches her head, but in the shot directly afterwards, her hand is instantly down. There is nowhere near enough time for her to put her hand down again. (01:03:50)


Revealing mistake: When Ironhide shouts, "Incoming!" as Starscream fires on them, Lennox and Epps are blown backwards and slam onto the ground. The shot of them hitting the ground and the next close-up of Lennox are flipped shots. Note the reversed 'Broadway Bar' sign and Lennox's watch. (01:53:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Banacheck walks away with Sam and Mikaela, when Agent Simmons stands by himself on the Hoover Dam intake tower walkway and says, "The man's an extortionist," the reflector screen is reflected in his sunglasses. (01:36:20)

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Character mistake: Sam says that Archibald Witwicky explored the Arctic Circle in 1897. But when Frenzy finds the article, it is dated 1895.

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Audio problem: When Lennox is speaking to his wife via the PC, when we hear him say, "Oh my goodness, look at her. She's getting so big," there is no mouth movement whatsoever. (00:05:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Bumblebee's legs are destroyed, as Sam leans over in front of him and asks if he's alright, Sam wears blue patterned boxers, but when Lennox runs up to Sam, who is standing on the tow truck helping Mikaela hoist Bumblebee, Sam's boxers are grey (as seen between his white tee and jeans). Then, when Sam is on the roof running, after the chopper is hit, his boxers are blue patterned. (01:53:45 - 01:57:10)

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Other mistake: When checking the eBay auction for his ancestor's glasses, the seller name is listed as 'Ron Witwicky'. eBay would list Sam's user name - 'ladiesman217' - as the seller, not a full name that isn't even his. It is clearly established throughout the film as the glasses are being sold through Sam's own account. (00:17:40)

Sam Witwicky: Fifty years from now, when you're looking back at your life, don't you want to be able to say you had the guts to get in the car?

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Trivia: There is an extra scene mid-way through the credits.

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Question: Can someone please explain why all this happened more than 100 years after Megatron crash landed on Earth? Why didn't the Transformers come sooner?

Answer: Because the Decepticons didn't know where Megatron ended up for the last 100 years. Bumblebee arrived on Earth as a scout to check out for any clues, found the glasses on Ebay, signalled the other Autobots, which prompted Blackout and Frenzy to investigate the base in Qatar, which lead to Blackout downloading the base computers and Frenzy hacking the computers aboard the aircraft later leading to the discovery of Megatron's whereabouts.

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