Did Optimus in the cartoon or the toys ever actually have a sword? I can't remember one. Also while the sword kind of worked visually in the movie, it would have been nice to see him pull out his big, black gun that I remember from playing with the toys. :D
Something stupid would happen and I'd be like "but wait... what about... why are they..."
You mean like when they headed into the city to hide from the Decepticons? Seriously, was the moron who made that decision trying to get civilians killed?