Now, I'm aware of the Pretender concept being used a long time ago in that old "Masterforce" anime (every one in there being way better than this Alice trash), but why was it that Alice had absolutely nothing going for her in ROTF?
Seeing as the ability to become humanoid is such a big step with Transformers, why did they take it so lightly and for granted with Alice? There wasn't even any baby steps up to her being one of the Decepticons. She just pulled it right out of nowhere. At least have some issues with being "not human" or "one of them". Way to make it even less convincing now.
And then she had no connection to the other Decepticons at all. Then what was she gathering info from Sam for? And for who?
Which brings me to another point, WHY was Barricade cut from ROTF anyway? Even if he was there, what would he do with Alice, or what was he supposed to do? So were there some deleted scenes where Barricade was with Alice, thus explaining her better and making her even more believable/tolerable?
And she was the only Pretender to even be there. Thus lowering her promise (and that of the Pretender idea's) even further, along with being crapped out at the last minute and taken for granted. With their lack of interest on the Pretender idea, Alice was not supposed to be there, even.
Next TF movie, needs another Pretender or two. Ones that aren't shoddy, last-minute excuses for pestering us further with the annoying Sam and co.
There, got that off my chest. You can speak your piece on the matter or chastise me and brick me hard for making a huge issue about it. But for now, I've done my part.