[sentinel prime and judas]

[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.

Peter: “Traitor.”
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.

  • Well done lil sis! I have seen the first two on DVD but not this one yet. Since my bride is not fond of these types of movies (although she likes shoot em up/ blow ’em up kind), I will have to wait to borrow the DVD on this one as well. Then I may have a T Fest! i do look forward to seeing it. But what really moved me was your comparison. Great thought!

    • Thanks Bill. It's good to be back in thinking n' writing mood 🙂

      If you'll get a chance to see this movie at the cinema, you'll enjoy it more – the sheer size of Autobots and Decepticons (I thought it was a great name for them – considering their deceptive nature) and the buildings and everything… It was cool.

  • Haven't yet seen the movie but might now, since you put it that way.

    • 🙂 I should ask DreamWorks for a fee since I promote the movie 😀

      I haven't watched the previous two movies (and today at work quite a number of people told me that I just *have* to watch the other ones) but I liked it. It's good for a 3D cinema 🙂

      Thanks for coming over, Debra 🙂

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