Ghidorah -> RE: Total Film (26/6/2011 11:36:52 PM)
Vecrotus from AVPGalaxy.net had posted a summary of what happens in the film. Those who don't want to watch the movie fearing it will be bad as the second can highlight and read.
On July 20th 1969, the Apollo 11 discovered a crashed alien ship on the moon. They also found its captain: Sentinel Prime.
In the present day, the Autobots have now become fully sanctioned members of the U.S. military. Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Mirage and Wheeljack investigate a nuclear facility in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and Ratchet oversee the destruction of the decommissioned NEST facility in Diego Garcia. With their mission complete in the Middle East, Optimus commands the Autobots to head to Washington D.C, while he, Ratchet and Captain Lennox leave for Prypiat, Ukraine, following a lead on a recently resurfaced enemy.
In Washington D.C. Sam, now lives with his new girlfriend Carly Miller, secretary working for Dylan, a CEO of a major investment company. The pair also lives with decommissioned Autobots; Wheelie and Brains, whose services were turned down by the Autobots. Sam leaves for his new job interview.
Arriving in the uninhabitable city of Prypiat, Optimus, Ratchet and Lennox investigate a dig site where construction workers (who wear special suits) have uncovered a mysterious object resembling a giant pillar. Suddenly, they are attacked by a huge Decepticon named Driller. Some of the construction workers are killed as Optimus orders Ratchet and the humans to retreat, while he battles the Driller. The Driller escapes.
In Africa, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave learn of the discovery of the pillar by the Autobots. Soundwave deploys Laserbeak to attack Sam. Sam is attacked by Laserbeak, who retreats and reports back to Soundwave after being injured by Sam. Sam then heads to NEST operations in Washington D.C. along with Bumblebee, Carly, Wheelie and Brains, where he is introduced to U.S. Intelligence Director Mearing. Director Mearing reveals that the space race in 1969 was in response to the Ark crashing on the moon, and reveals that they found a deactivated Sentinel Prime.
The Autobots intend to retrieve Sentinel Prime on a ship called The Xantium, built by a hidden sub-team of Autobots called The Wreckers. The Wreckers had been hidden from the public eye due to their abrasive personalities. Optimus Prime, Ratchet and Bumblebee use The Xantium to retrieve Sentinel Prime on the moon. On Earth, Optimus revives Sentinel Prime.
Later, Sam meets with Seymour Simmons, who has now become a millionaire after writing books about his experiences with Sector Seven. He also has a butler and assistant named Dutch. Soon Carly arrives who gets into an argument with Sam. Carly angrily leaves for a party hosted by Dylan. Following a lead, Sam and co arrive at Atlantic City, where they meet up with a former Russian cosmonaut. After a brief scuffle, the cosmonaut informs the group that the Soviet Union were the first to send cameras onto the moon. Footage revealed over a hundred pillars lying over the surface of the moon, however only five were recovered. Sam deduces that the Decepticons must have recovered the other pillars. However, he is puzzled as to why the Decepticons left Sentinel Prime unharmed. He believes that Sentinel Prime maybe the only one who knows how to use the pillars. He realises that the Decepticons left Sentinel Prime, so that the Autobots could recover him as Optimus is the only one who could revive him.
Realising that it was a trap, Sam warns Director Mearing about Sentinel Prime’s value. The Autobots, Sam and co escort Sentinel Prime back to NEST operations. Along the way, the group is attacked by a group of Decepticon clones called the Dreads. In the ensuing battle, Simmons is severely injured by a Dread, while Sentinel Prime escapes.
Amidst all the chaos, Megatron awakens Shockwave who is buried underneath Chernobyl after crash-landing many years ago and causing the Tunguska event.
Soon Sentinel Prime betrays the Autobots and murders Ironhide. He reveals that he always was the key before battling and gravely injuring Optimus, and joining forces with Megatron and the Decepticons.
In Gould Estate, Sam arrives and collects Carly from Dylan’s party before being attacked by Laserbeak and Soundwave. Dylan reveals that he and his family have been working with the Decepticons all along, noting that his father helped the U.S. government cover up the moon crash landing. In exchange for Carly’s life, Dylan forces Sam to spy on the Autobots and inform the Decepticons about the Autobots intended plans. He also forcibly gives Sam a bracelet like device to monitor the Autobots signal.
Sentinel Prime speaks to the humans, revealing that he is the true leader of the Autobots, and his plans to mine Earth’s resources to rebuild Cybertron. He also demands the exile of the former Autobots in order to avoid any conflict. If this agreement is not met, Sentinel Prime reveals he will destroy all human life with a battalion of Transformers.
Later, Sam meets up with Director Mearing and Robert Epps, who reveal that the UN has exiled the Autobots. The Autobots intend to leave on The Xantium. Bumblebee remains on Earth, disguised as an old Datsun and helps Sam get rid of the bracelet like device given to him by Dylan. The Autobots leave on The Xantium.
Having secured the city of Chicago and following a meeting between Sentinel Prime and Megatron who are starting to have a friction, Dylan reveals to Carly Sentinel Prime’s intention to bring Earth and Cybertron together using the space bridge and enslaving all of humanity to mine its resources. He reveals that the pillars are what will activate the space bridge.
Suddenly, Sam arrives and attempts to free Carly only to be attacked by Laserbeak. Laserbeak is destroyed by a Decepticon tank piloted by Bumblebee, while Dylan escapes. Sam rescues Carly and the Autobots return to the city. Dylan informs Megatron about this; however Sentinel Prime reveals that he anticipated this move on Optimus’ part.
As the Autobots prepare for battle, Shockwave arrives with the Driller. The Autobots quickly realise that they are powerless against Shockwave and the Driller. Carly reveals to Sam that if they can destroy the control pillar opening the space bridge, the whole space bridge will collapse, having learnt this of off Dylan. However, Epps reveals that they only have one shot left with the launcher and radios for backup.
Eventually, the Autobots are overpowered by the Decepticons and captured. Soundwave kills Mirage, and just as he prepares to kill Bumblebee he is knocked aside by a Wheelie and Brains piloted Decepticon flagship. The Autobots manage to escape and Bumblebee kills Soundwave. NEST and the Autobots then destroy the Driller. Starscream is also killed by Sam and a few NEST soldiers.
Wheeljack outfits Optimus with a jetpack just as Sentinel Prime and Megatron prepare to open the space bridge. Optimus arrives and massacres a horde of Decepticons before battling and killing Shockwave. Just as the space bridge opens, Sentinel Prime betrays Megatron. As Cybertron begins to come closer to Earth, an angered Megatron is persuaded by Carly to destroy Sentinel Prime just as Optimus battles him.
Megatron and Optimus join forces and destroy Sentinel Prime.