[sentinel prime and judas]
Unexpectedly, I got to watch Transformers 3: The Dark Side of the Moon today.
I haven’t watched the previous two and was reluctant to go at first, but then decided that the only other option was to join a picnic and I’ve had my share of Picnics for some time. So there I was, in the cinema, feeling many-eyed (because I wore my usual glasses and 3D glasses), and expecting a movie packed with special effects but no meat to ponder upon.
I was pleasantly surprised. Although it’s not one of those movies that I would watch over and over, it was a good movie to watch.
One phrase stuck with me. It was when Sentinel Prime was fighting Optimus Prime and Optimus finally advanced on Sentinel who betrayed the Autobots and humans.
Sentinel Prime: Optimus, all I ever wanted was the survival of our race. You must see why I had to betray you.
Optimus Prime: You didn’t betray me, you betrayed yourself.
As I observed the fight, my mind was fixed on that phrase.
“You must see why I had to betray you.”
My mind was fixed because it reminded me of another phrase I’ve heard this week – when I watched Jesus movie.
Peter cornered Judas while Jesus carried the cross to Golgotha.
Judas: “It’s not what I wanted. Not what I wanted.”
Peter: “You sold him to the Romans.”
Judas: “So that the people would rise up. The revolution – but he refused. I had to make it happen. I thought he’d find his anger under the Roman whip… I thought that people would follow him and rise up.”
Judas, like Sentinel, thought that betrayal could help – that betrayal could fix all the problems. Instead, it only brought death.
Granted, both stories end up good – for the good guys. Optimus wins the battle with the Sentinel Prime, and Jesus rises from the dead…
However, both Sentinel and Judas died for their betrayal.
The point… Bad things don’t usually lead to anything good.