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It goes back to the ideological differences between the Autobots and the Decepticons. Both sides are Transformers who can modify their bodies. The Autobots believe in peaceful coexistence with the rest of the universe, so their alt modes (the alternate shape they transform into) mirror that: cars and trucks so that they can exist among people without being ...


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Transformers and logic don't really go hand in hand, Bay's version being one of the worst culprits. But if I were to give it a guess I would say that they maintained the shiny exteriors as part of their disguise. Bumblebee quickly changes from a beatup (but classic!) Camaro into a brand new modern one in a matter of seconds. When they are in robot mode they ...


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Many journalists have got the name wrong, and apparently some characters refer to the dark side of the moon, but I can't find any evidence that Transformers 3 was ever named Dark Side of the Moon. The earliest Google News result for "Transformers 3" and "dark side of the moon" is OnTheRedCarpet.com from September 12, 2010 and says: "Transformers 3", ...


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Just stumbled across this, and thought about it in relation to computers. Here the primary objective is not to preserve energy, but rather to preserve time for processing instructions. You know this from any computer you use. If you run several programs in parallel, the processing time gets shared between them, and they all run at a slower rate. This could ...


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The Transformers aren't very well explored in the Michael Bay movies, so we'll have to judge according to the other (better explored) continuities. While the process of switching alternate modes in the movie seemed effortless, it might not have been. In other continuities the switch is either energy consuming or a major physical operation. So just changing ...


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Yes as you said, ...they operated at a very low (molecular?) level... this could be the explanation. They would have recreated themselves damage-free somehow. But if this is the case, I don't know why they just don't do away with those damages when fighting as well.. Personally, I think its just a plot inconsistency. If the transformers are that advanced ...


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A "render hour" refers an hour of computer time it takes to generate a visual image ("render") from raw input data such as a 3D model. The amount of time it takes to render a given image depends on a LOT of different factors including how complex the input data is (and how much input data elements there are, since there can be textures, lights, ...


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This might indeed be some editing mistake or something changed later on to make the whole thing a bit more cruel and less like "they let him die, but we could help him". Re-watched that part of the movie and there's one short screen obviously showing the submarine's radar or sonar or whatever (assuming that due to the short cut before showing the ...


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I don't disagree with System Down's answer; it's a good in-universe response. But there is also a real-world answer: If the Decepticons didn't have some kind of advantage, there wouldn't be a story. Before any Transformers movie is made (or, indeed, virtually any Hollywood action movie), there are some guidelines the story is expected to follow: the ...


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Also, I'd say the obvious reason during filmmaking is that it's product placement for the latest generation of cars they want to show off. If they're damaged with battle scars, it wouldn't be very effective ;) Another flaw, however, is why not just transform into a battle robot that's slightly less beaten up than their current selves? Energy conservation, ...


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Optimus got that missile in his body which make him unable to do self-repair or morph to a better vehicle. However once Cade remove that, he can do it again. How can he morph to another and better vehicle? Well, they were call Transformer for god sake and they have Sparks, their source of life which allow them to do all those self repair, morphing, ...


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During the first movie, he couldn't fly. During the second movie, Jetfire (aka Skyfire, modern name) sacrifices himself to give Optimus a flight upgrade. During the third movie, NEST had engineered flight tech into his trailer, allowing him to use a jetpack later on. During the fourth movie, it's a bit uncertain. One theory suggests that the 'Sword of ...


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Generation 1 Generation 1 (or just simply G1) is a rather vague blanket term that was created after the fact by fans after the Transformers Generation 2 line was released in 1993. So if you consider G1 to be anything Transformers related that was released before G2, then G1's era is from 1984-1993 which includes: The Transformers cartoon (Four seasons ...


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First thing to remember that Transformers are the toy-line and for a toy multiple transformation are not possible. Films also used the same old transformation mode for the characters from the franchise. In films their transformation are not well explained, but in animated series and related stuff, its explained that Autobots used to transform in public ...



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