Many fans have expressed the desire for a reboot to the Transformers film franchise. The series has supposedly come to a close, and Michael Bay will no longer be working on the franchise, nor will Shia Labeouf. A new director means a new feel for the movies, and no Shia means no Sam, so they would have to follow another person's interactions with the robots. Main Decepticons dead means they'd have to form an entirely new cast, and there is no established "Empire" where Decepticons may be hanging out in the universe. Anyways, onto the pros of the reboot. Hasbro needs to get their hands in the design process, instead of letting the team do it's own thing. It's Hasbro's goddamn franchise, and I'm pretty sure they don't want a repeat of the stupid humor we encountered in the last 3 movies. That is not child friendly, and not something that should be in a movie based on a series of toys. Hasbro also needs to send the team a nice copy of the Binder of Revelation to get them started. Hasbro seems to want Aligned to be the main continuity for the future of the franchise, and placing the new movie in there as a possible live action adaptation of Prime, or a divergent story in the same continuity family, may prove useful. Also, the designs should be closer to Classics or Alternators, so as to diminish the need for a "Classics" line. The Movie Reboot line WOULD be Classics, and fans who aren't keen on the current movie aesthetic need not complain. Also, these sort of designs would be cheaper to animate, and there could be a lot more scenes with just the robots. The robots don't need to be chunky, scrap metallic monstrosities to be convincing in a live action movie. While I've never been a hater of the movie aesthetic, it's something that may be pulling the franchise down, as people who grew up with the robots often cite the designs as being jarring, and diverging too much from the original characters. The writers may be pulling the franchise down to. They claim to be fans, but all I am seeing is a mediocre fan fiction of a plot. Bring on someone who knows their stuff, like Simon Furman, to be a story consultant. Spend some damn money on writers, as the plot is what drives the motivations of the robots. While what I am suggesting may seem more fan wank than the usual, is that really so bad? Appealing to those that grew up on the franchise will bring in an audience, as well as those that are still hard core fans. Expanding the demographic so this is a FAMILY movie would be the best way to go. Also, the writers should think ahead for a trilogy, or even further, so any future TF movies can be in the same continuity, with no plot holes. Anyways, long rant over, please proceed to tear my ideas to shreds. tl;dr, a reboot would be better than Transformers 4.