My reinterpretation for the final entry in the Michael Bay Transformers trilogy with Shia LaBeouf, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Personally, I enjoyed this entry more than Revenge of the Fallen, but a few big changes could have made the last entry more darker and serious.
ORIGINAL PLOT: Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his new girlfriend, Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), join the fray when the evil Decepticons renew their longstanding war against the Autobots. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) believes that resurrecting ancient Transformer Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy), once the leader of the Autobots, may lead to victory. That decision, however, has devastating consequences; the war appears to tip in favor of the Decepticons, leading to a climactic battle in Chicago. (Google)
Sam Witwicky, after saving the world for the second time from the destructive autobots, finds himself unemployed and depressed after breaking up with Mikaela Banes. He attempts to get back into the real world and move on with his life. Despite being turned down several jobs as a scientist, Sam is called in by the government to work with a top secret government team working on new super soldier gear for future Deception attacks and assigns the young man to study mysterious objects recovered from Egypt after the events of Revenge of the Fallen.
Suddenly, a distress signal is sent out from the Moon, where a large and energetic crystal-like force remains hidden within the craters of the moon that attracts a wave of Decepticons from the remains of Cybertron. Optimus Prime, now getting accustomed to life on Earth with the other Autobots and going on side missions with the military, realize a new imminent threat is arriving: Sentinel Prime, a predecessor to the Primes and Optimus, arrives on Earth after spending years in space asleep under mysterious circumstances, with Megatron, Shockwave, and Starscream returning for one more fight, with the intention of wiping out the human race and using the mysterious entity to create a new Cybertron home.
- Take Carly Spencer out of the movie. I felt like she wasn't really useful at all, other than being this one-dimensional love interest for Sam. I'd rather have Mikaela Banes back in for the final entry than just put in another love interest with no development whatsoever. (Granted, Megan Fox did have a falling out with Michael Bay, but this is how it would have played out).
- Continuing on with Mikaela, I'd have her break up with Sam despite him being a hero because he's become more infatuated with his own life on trying not to be a big hero and ends up in a complicated relationship with Dylan.
- Sam works as a mail carrier in the movie; for this reimagining, I'd have him keep that job for the first act until the beginning of the second act where he's called in by the government after receiving the distress signal. I wouldn't try so hard to make Sam a total badass instead of a whiny kid, but rather develop him to become a brave fighter in the last battle.
- Take Sam's parents out of the movie. No need for dull humor in whatever way.
- The first act would focus on the history of the mysterious entity buried on the Moon and how it got there after the war on Cybertron millions of years ago, and even pay attention to Sentinel's role in hiding the entity before he fell “asleep”.
- The second act would be Sam's personal life from a 9-5 worker trying to get back into the real world to getting in with the government and working alongside Autobots to study more of the elements involved from the alien robots. I would also keep the sub-plot in which Sentinel Prime is awakened by Optimus and the Autobots to the point of betrayal after making a deal with the Decepticons to ensure Cybertron survive forever.
- Hate me for this, but…in the middle of the second Act, Sam tries to reconnect with Mikaela despite their differences, and almost get back together. What happens is before the third act, Mikaela is vaporized while trying to save Sam from Dylan, who reveals himself to be working with the Decepticons and to exile Autobots who will get in the way of their plan. I feel this would add more of an emotional burden to Sam (similar to Gwen Stacy's death in The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and compel him to fight harder.
- The third act would remain the same in which Sam gets his revenge but tries not to fall deeper into the dark side of the Decepticons' behaviors of war and power. In the end, Sam is hailed a hero once again and works alongside the secret government team.
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