In Bumblebee (2018), one of the Decepticons shot the human with their gun, causing the human to explode into what looked like colorless blood:

guy exploding

Why does the human blood look colorless?

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It's because this film has a lower age rating than the previous Transformers films, entitling young children to see it.

The MPAA rated this film as

PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence

From Wikipedia:

Depictions of violence are permitted under all ratings but must be moderated for the lower ones. Violence must be kept to a minimum in G rated films and must not be intense in PG rated films. Depictions of intense violence are permitted under the PG-13 rating, but violence that is both realistic and extreme or persistent will generally require at least an R rating.

So, using "sci-fi" weapons to reduce someone to a harmless looking gloop allows the film to retain the intended PG13 rating.

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    Minor point: All other live-action Transformers films have also been MPAA rating PG-13
    – notovny
    Commented May 3, 2019 at 21:46

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