Sunday, July 10, 2011

Plot Holes : Transformers - Dark of the Moon

Genre:  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Director: Michael Bay

Writer: Ehren Kruger

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Tyrese Gibson


Plot Summary: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets blah blah blah... :P



Now we move on to the Plot Holes (There are way too  many in this one.Its more like 140 minutes of a movie with some plot hole every 30 seconds. If you ask me , don't go to a theater to watch this one). 




  • During the plot Megatron explains that his original intent of arriving to Earth was to meet up with Sentinel Prime rather then to claim the Allspark , however this is hard to believe considering Megatron crashed landed several hundred years before Sentinel's arrival in the 1960s.

  • When the Autobots are forced to leave Earth, there are said to be nine of them. However, at this point in the movie there are eleven: Optimus, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Dino, Que, the three Wreckers, Wheelie and Brains.

  • Sentinal Prime says that he crash landed on the moon in 1961 on his way to rendezvous with Megatron. However, in the first Transformers movie, it was stated that Megatron  was found frozen on Earth by Captain Archibald Witwicky in 1897, more than sixty years before.

 There are many more freaking errors, we will list some out for you:



  • When Sam is talking to Dylan and Carly the iPad Dylan hands to the older lady standing in the background keeps flipping upside down and right sight up.

  • In the start of the movie when Sam is holding the small robot, looking for a box to put him in, a shot of Carly shows Sam in the background holding his arm out with nothing in it. In the next shot the robot reappears and Sam puts it in the box he has found.

  • In the major battle scenes Carly's shoes keep changing from heels to ballet flats to heels again, most noticeable when she talks to Megatron.

  • Throughout the movie, Carly is seen to be wearing heels. However, in many scenes her shoes change from heels to flats frequently.

  • In Carly's first scene, her hair goes from curly to straight to curly again.

  • On the bridge, when Sam and Carly kiss, her right hand is positioned on Sam's face and is dirty, particularly the thumb. The next scene her right hand is behind his head and is clean. It alternates throughout the entire scene.

  • When Sam and Dylan are fighting on top of some rubble, the clock on the building behind them changes time from scene to scene. In the first shot it's 10:40h, in the next 1:00h and in the last shot 11:05h.

  • When Wang meets Sam for the first time and they run into the toilet Sam has no jacket on. When they come out of the toilet he has a black jacket on, then when Sam gets to his desk, no jacket again.


Factual Errors:

  • When the Autobots visit the moon, the original Apollo 11 moon lander is shown with the ascent stage (the upper part) still attached. The ascent stage was used to return the crew into lunar orbit, so only the descent stage (lower part) should be still there.

  • At the beginning it is stated that the Very Large Array detected the impact of Sentinel Prime on the moon; however, according to the National Radio Astronomy site, Congress approved funding for the VLA in 1972, it gathered its first test data in 1976, and was inaugurated in 1980. Thus, it is impossible for the VLA to have detected the impact.

  • When Mearing asks for her Hermes BIRKIN, green, ostrich bag her secretary hands her a green KELLY instead.

  • When the Ark lands on the moon in the beginning, the impact causes fire. Fire needs oxygen. There is no oxygen on the moon, therefore there can't be fire.

Argh, I am seriously bored doing this article, but THIS IS NOT IT. There are many more plot holes and stupid errors. Watch the movie to find it out for yourself.


  1. Carly and Sam live in Washington D.C. and Carly is currently working in Milwaukee, a 14 hour drive. Yet Sam visits Carly at work so very casually after a long day of job interviews driving a piece of shit old Datsun, no less.

  2. Thats one more. Thanks Gustavo.