okay guys check it, i just got back from the fan prescreening and the movie was.... ..... are you ready? are you ready? ..... dya wanna know? huh? huh? ..... okay for real now ..... it didnt suck. the movie rolled really nicely up til the ending, even the boring expository bits in the middle were okay-ish, but then the ending, in spite of the visual feast that it was, lost momentum midway, and really brought down the movie a notch, for me at least. anyways, the review proper: the 1st act of the movie was actually really good, hitting all the right notes. by the end of it, you cared for humans and wanna know more abt the robots. btw frenzy is crazy frog. just so you know. anyways, going into the 2nd act, my fave part was barricade/bumbles chase scene: despite already having seen blackout and frenzy in action, watching barricade fluidly transforming into car mode in hot pursuit did it really dawned on me - OH SHIT THIS IS A TRANSFORMERS MOVIE. the rest of the movie went along great. people were in actual awe when the autobots were 1st introduced. my brother was like 'zomg dude im gonna cry'. the VA was great, even when the characters were hokey. there was actual drama. you really felt for the connection between bumble and sam during the intense scenes. when the big scenes started to happen - with primes and bonecrushers fight on the highway, youll be like, oh it is on now. but then you get to the prime and megs supposedly climactic battle scene. i think bay basically lost me somewhere around where the jet fighters began their attack on megsy. you get this big buildup and the action flows non stop but for some reason i didnt get the payoff i was expecting. i think its prolly due to the editing, where they had to balance scenes of bumble n mikaela/duhamel and soldier dudes fighting/prime, megs and sam - i just thought they feel disjointed and couldve flowed better. still, us fans had lotsa fun, whoopin and hollerin along the way, ooing and aahing at the effects and being OH SHIT GUYS THE AUTOBOTS THEY BE ROLLING. so overall, it was okay really. like i said, it didnt suck.