In Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie, Sentinel Prime was going to use cheap human resources (and other natural resources) to re-build Cybertron. So, humans were important to him. Killing humans wasn't his intention. Right?

If Cybertron was successfully materialized near Earth, there'd be a big gravitational disturbance in Sol System which would alter trajectory of Earth (Cybertron was much bigger than Earth. And, as it was metal world, it was denser, too. So, its mass should also be much greater than Earth). Such thing was going to kill all humans, for sure (due to instant weather changes, dynamic weather, tremendous inertial forces, Super tidal waves etc).

How was Sentinel Prime going to save humans from this crisis? I don't think Sentinel Prime failed to think about this (he was Einstein of Cybertron). Is there a technology mentioned in IDW comics, novels which could prevent this?

Or, is it a plot hole?

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    Anyone capable of moving an entire planet from one side of the galaxy to the other should not find a threat in something as insignificant as gravity. Surely gravity nullification exists as a basic part of the Cybertron technology infrastructure. Planets are huge, moving them should be hard. If it isn't, there shouldn't be too much you CAN'T accomplish... Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 5:08
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    Michael Bay? Logic? Ahahahahahaha... Sorry... Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 6:31
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    After the re-building of Cybertron, would Sentinel Prime still care about the humans? Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 11:06
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    I am on a similar wavelength with @ChetterHummin. I got the feeling that Sentinel Prime didn't care too much for the humans and was only using them as a stepping stone to restore his home, Cybertron. Once that was accomplished why care about the fate of the apes?
    – Xantec
    Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 12:28
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    @Iszi - Optimus? I'd say it's big enough to drive both Metroplex and Fortress Maximus doing the foxtrot through. That's why you never over-analyze Bay movies, and just try to enjoy them as-is. Commented Sep 20, 2012 at 22:22

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It's a problem noted in the mid-80s cartoon; Dark of the Moon is a combination of two stories from that show. In the relevant cliffhanger, Optimus Prime says

I have saved Cybertron -- only to destroy the Earth.

In the movie, Cybertron does not complete the transition to Earth-space. So the devastation of Earth only just starts, and we never see what Sentinel Prime's plan was for using the Humans and Earth's resources before Earth was destroyed.

(My opinion: Sentinel didn't think it through.)

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