Hi there! So, I watched ROTF for a second time, after giving the first viewing some time to "digest" so I could see it again semi-fresh, after having formed my opinions from the 1st viewing. The first thing that came to mind was the fact that there is so much going on in this movie that I really didn't take all of it in on the 1st viewing....I mean, seeing it the first time is akin to being hit in the face with a bat. Seeing it the second time allowed me to sit back, relax, and pay a little more attention to the details, many of which were lost in the maelstrom from the first view. I think alot of people are coming away from this movie with various opinions, then they get online and mix those up with other people's opinions, many of which are jumbled up and distorted from only seeing it one time, and we ALL know this movie has stirred up some honest emotions with folks. Here's some things I noticed, and some observations from my second showing. -Skids and Mudflap really aren't in the film that much. Sure, they get more actual dialogue then many characters, but they aren't actually on-screen all that much. -The Shanghai scene is mind-blowing. The way Prime drops from the plane, runs a couple of steps, and seamlessly tfs back into the truck is one of my ALL TIME favorite Transformers scenes. Sideswipe really IS that damn good. His scene is so graceful and awesome. -Likewise for the Forest scene....it looks REAL. -Ravage's movement is amazing...he really moves like a sentient jungle cat. Incredible to watch. -Witwicky family stuff at home...hilarious. Witwicky parents at college...horrible. -There's ALOT of protoforms that crash in this film... -The Fallen is old, weak, and manipulating Megatron. He isn't anywhere NEAR as powerful as he claims to be, at least not without the sun's Energon. -Simmons=awesome. I love Agent Simmons. -Sam totally goes into the Matrix like S3. -The movie isn't as chaotic as I remembered, but it is very busy. -Lots of things people are complaining about are getting blown WAY out of proportion. -They clearly address the situation on live TV. -On the Nemesis, there's TONS of "hatchlings". I mean, they are EVERYWHERE, like wallpaper. They seem to be on every surface of the crashed ship. -It looks like Blackout's face when the Witwickys are kidnapped, but I think it's just a protoform. -Speaking of which, when 5 beacons are detected going down to Megatron, people seem to be complaining that they detect 6 coming back up, when one Constructicon is killed....but we clearly see a robot that looks exactly like Blackout. Yes, I know the toy is called Grindor, but that's clearly for sales. The shard let out an energy wave when it was used, like it did in the kitchen, when it awoke several robots with an energy wave. In my mind, it simply "woke up" Blackout. 6 beacons, and it explains the 'con in the woods. -No vehicles that make up Devastator are shown with bot modes. They all just drive up and start combining. It makes the final battle scenes a little less confusing, because I went in with the idea that the Constructicons were 5-6 specific robots that made up Devastator, and when they were all fighting when Devs was combining, well, it was distracting to put it nicely. Seeing it the second time isn't bad at all. As far as the multiple constructicon models, it's clear to me that they wanted to form Devastator, so, have as many troops with the ability as possible. That way, when the 15 protoforms crash, as long as 6-7 of them get to the area then they can form Devastator, which is a huge part of the plan. -The "say I love you" sub plot probably wouldn't bug me if I wasn't old, bitter and bothered by hot young people doing such things. If I was in high school or middle school again, I probably wouldn't have minded it. -I love this movie, they really take the time to touch on some TF history and lore. -There's isn't as much human schenanigans as I remember, it seems to be more balanced on the second viewing...there's ALOT of robot screen time in here. -Alice, the Pretender.....most pointless, screen time eating scene in the movie. It's actually the only thing I would advise removing. Well, Alice and the parents at college. That it, though. Not too bad. Both of those things take up a good amount of time, yet serve no purpose at all. -Many things are shown, and left for you to figure out yourself, instead of being explained to your face. People just seem to have little to no imagination these days and need to be hand-held and explained every little detail. More thoughts as they come.