Character error

The brainwashed Optimus regains control of himself once he hears Bumblebee speaking with his true voice. Prime claims that he hasn't heard Bee's voice since Cybertron. However, Bumblebee used his true voice at the end of the first movie, while still on Earth.

Character error

Daytrader brings Starscream's head to the junkyard, and Megatron is later seen holding it when he and his Decepticons arrive. However, the head here is fully intact, when in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Starscream lost his eye and his head was blown apart by Sam.

Factual errors

When Cybertron is approaching Earth, a scientist from the European Space Agency states that the International Space Station will be hit by the planet and that it has no escape pod. This is inaccurate as the International Space Station has a one or two Russian made Soyuz spacecraft docked during an expedition depending on how many astronauts are on board. So in reality, the astronauts would have been able to escape and avoid certain death from collision between Cybertron and the International Space Station.

Crew or equipment visible

When Vivian comes home with Cade, the first shot where you can see the mirror in the back, shows the vague cameraman bending over his own camera.

Anachronisms

We see Merlin drinking out of a glass bottle with a grooved neck that is clearly for a screw on cap. That's at least a few hundred years ahead of its time.

Continuity

The Battle of Chicago occurred in Dark Of The Moon (2011). In Age Of Extinction (2014) Chicago had been restored as an active city, but in this movie it is back to a post battle wasteland.

Continuity

A statue of Optimus from ancient history is shown in Sir Edmund's office. The design used for Optimus here is clearly his knight armor that he wears in this film, despite the fact that he did not look like this until the fourth installment.

Character error

Optimus arrives at Cybertron and is distressed, asking "what happened to [Cybertron]?" However the fate of the planet in Dark of the Moon [2011] would have been clearly visible to Prime back on Earth.

Continuity

In one scene, Cade breaks open the glass of the dying Knight's ship, completely opening it up. In a shot later on, the glass is intact.

Factual errors

Towards the end of the movie Colonel Lennox states that the Osprey's flight ceiling is 12,000 ft and the target where the battle will be taking place is at 21,000 ft, "nearly double" and the air would be too thin for the Osprey's rotors to "bite". This is incorrect. The Osprey's operational flight ceiling is in fact 25,000 ft, well within the operational area.

Errors in geography

The Royal Navy's Submarine Museum is actually nowhere near London as the movie depicts, it is actually in Gosport, near Portsmouth, in Hampshire.

Continuity

When Vivian is kidnapped by Hot Rod, she is wearing heels. When Hot Rod spits her out of the car at Burton's castle, she is wearing tennis shoes.

Revealing mistakes

When Daytrader brings a new voice box for Bumblebee, he lies on his back like a patient at the dentist while Cade and Izabella fix it for him. In several shots, Bumblebee's head is clearly a prop as the rest of his body has disappeared behind Cade and Izabella.

Factual errors

When we first see the Samurai Autobot "Drift" in the junkyard he is balancing on his sword on the roof of a car causing no damage apart from a few scrapes. The sword alone would have been heavy enough to at least dent the roof, adding the weight of Drift would have caused him to skewer the car like a kebab.

Continuity

When Bumblebee and Optimus are fighting on top of the alien ship, Cade's shirt is torn around the neckline and the arm. After Cade saves Optimus from the Knights, his shirt is no longer torn.

Plot holes

In the first movie, Prime said they learned earth's language from the world wide web. Some transformers that existed before the internet was born can speak the English language.

Anachronisms

In the flashback scene when Sir Edmund tells about Arthur and his knights working together with the Transformers, the environment where the Round Table is placed is shown as a Gothic style cathedral ruin. In reality Gothic style didn't appear until the 12th century, so cc. 700 years later. The clothing also show similar anachronisms.

Errors in geography

Stonehenge as shown is not as isolated in open countryside and from main roads as portrayed - the A303 among other roads runs past the monument and also the town of Amesbury is across said main road less than two miles away.

Factual errors

When Cybertron scrapes the surface of the Moon, the landing site of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module is shown with the American flag still standing. This is wrong as the flag was blown over when Apollo 11 lifted off from the surface due to it being planted to close to the Lunar Module. Future flags were planted further away during the other Apollo missions to prevent this from occurring again.

Errors in geography

Hopkins is shown running down St Helens Passage in Oxford to get to the library. Not only does that mean he's running away from the library, he's also going down a dead-end that leads to only one thing - a pub (the sign for which is clearly visible).

Factual errors

While the submersibles are following the submarine into the alien space ship the Navy Seal says "we are about to lose radio contact".... radio waves cannot pass though water therefore radios are are not used for under water communication.

Continuity

In Dark of the Moon, We can clearly see that Cybertron is much larger than Earth but in this movie it is only about a third or half the size of Earth.

Errors in geography

Most of the streets used in the Oxford driving scenes (particularly around the Bodleian and Radcliffe) are pedestrianised.

Crew or equipment visible

In 2:12:34-2:12:36, a cameraman can be seen right behind Cade and other characters as the camera pans up towards the ignition chamber.

Crew or equipment visible

At around 9 minutes, the camera pans past a wrecked subway and its reflection can be briefly seen on the broken glass plate resting aside the wreckage.

Revealing mistakes

At one point during the car chase at Buckingham Palace, bystanders are shown watching and/or filming the scene. Likewise, the barriers blocking the streets and sidewalks for filming are visible.

Errors in geography

Submarine is in London then in the next shot appears to be leaving Dover harbour.

Continuity

at 51:45 into the movie the talisman attaches itself to Cade's right arm at the bottom of the rolled up sleeve. We see that arm several times over the next several minutes including a very nice view at 52:58 and again at 53:45 the talisman is not there.

Factual errors

The library in Oxford that is shown several times is not called "Trinity Library", it's The Bodleian. Trinity is a college.

Continuity

When Bumblebee shoots Barricade in London, driving past a side road, you can see a normal police car next to a regular car waiting, but in the close up of the Decepticon crashing/blowing up on to that street the cars have changed.

Errors in geography

The ESA scientist says that "the planet hid its approach behind our star", however the shot of Cybertron immediately after shows it is moving from outer space towards Earth and the Sun.

Crew or equipment visible

Camera/equipment shadows are visible in some scenes.