My reinterpretation of what Michael Bay's Transformers sequel, “Revenge of the Fallen” would be like if it were made today and reinterpreted by me. I personally have nothing against Shia LaBeouf, Michael Bay, Megan Fox, and the movie, but I felt certain tweaks to the movie would have made the movie better.
ORIGINAL: Two years after he and his Autobot friends saved the Earth from the Decepticons, Sam Witwicky faces a new battle: college. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and the Autobots are working with a secret military organization and trying to make a home for themselves on Earth. When an ancient Decepticon known as The Fallen rises up to wreak vengeance, Sam and his girlfriend, Mikaela, must figure out the history of the Transformers on Earth and find a way to defeat The Fallen once and for all. (Google)
Years after the events of “Transformers”, Sam Witwicky is now in college as a sophomore, trying to balance his life between school, work, and his relationship with Mikaela Banes and avoid any conflicts with the new protectors on Earth.
As the Autobots try to adapt to life on Earth, with a polarized reception from the world with one side believing the robots to be a menace to society and the other side looking up to them as heroes, they encounter two of the most dangerous and feared enemies: Megatron, who has been revived by a mysterious source, who turns out to be The Fallen, original creator of the Decepticons and intends on finding who is left of the Decepticons in an attempt to find energon crystals on Earth to create Sun Harvesters to create a new AllSpark to destroy the Sun and build a new Sun Harvester.
- I liked the beginning where the Demolisher and Sideways wreak havoc in Shanghai, so I would keep that sequence in.
- The first act should focus on the Autobots adjusting to their new home on Earth after the devastation of Cybertron, their relationship with the military and NEST, and brief flashbacks to the time when the Autobots faced Megatron and the Fallen, along with the fall of Cybertron.
- The second act would focus on Sam's life in college and his ambitions to work as a scientist to discover more about the Autobots and Decepticons. However, he is sidetracked by his strained relationship with Mikaela Banes, attempts to fit in with people after his first war with the Decepticons, and trying to grow up as a man. (Something like Spider-Man 2 without the superhero story and just the struggle of balance and discovery.). Then, when the war between the Autobots and Decepticons come into Sam's life, he is forced to rejoin the battle and save the world once again, testing him as the supposed “hero” to the public.
- The third act would have Sam, Mikaela, and the surviving Autobots discover the original 13 Primes and their backstory before The Fallen and the Autobots falling to Earth. Then, the ultimate showdown (from the original) would take place with Autobots and humans banding together to stop the army of Decepticons and The Fallen, only for Ironhide to get gravely injured and Sam killed by Megatron. It isn't until Sam reveals he had a fragment of the AllSpark from the last movie where he is revived and brings Optimus back to life, the Autobots gaining the upper hand.
- The movie ends with Sam being hailed as a hero and returning to college, now a different kind of man.
- Get rid of the “humping dogs” cliche. Really unnecessary and unfunny.
- Make Sam's parents less annoying but Ron a little doubtful of Sam's ambitions to be a scientist.
- Sam came across too douchey in the first half of the original movie and just felt a little unlikable, even towards the end. I'd make him less of a douche and a goofball and more ambitious to delve into the world of science, with a touch of some social awkwardness in trying to fit in with people. Basically a build-up to a conflicted young man to an unlikely hero.
- Make Leo Spitz less annoying too. (Did I miss any other annoying characters?) I would have him as a controversial blogger who is looking to catch a big story from Sam after his brush with the Transformers but is forced to go alongside the trip and see the true story behind the Autobots and Decepticons.
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