I saw the movie again for the second time. And I have to admit, it was actually better the second time around. This time I went with another friend who knows almost nothing about Transformers. Only what I tell her, and even then she forgets most of it. I was still critical about the movie, and still made a check list of things I liked and didn't like about the movie. And a few observations I made. So if their are still some of you who still haven't seen the movie yet, I'm going to make *SPOILERS* +I liked all of the moving gadgets on Optimus. You know, like on his head that thing that would swivel, or a part moving on it's own, I kinda liked that. I'm sure these moving parts were on some of the other characters as well, but on Optimus it was more noticeable. + I also did like how the animators pulled off the Autobots faces. How the mouths would move, and the nose twitch, every part of the face was it's own moving object, and they worked together to create the facial expressions. Again, I liked their use of that. + I'm also glad (with the exception of BB and Prime) they did away with the 'battle mode' head. BB did it every once in a while, and Prime should have kept his on at all times (I don't really have a problem with Primes mouth anymore, but he does look better with the mask). But the others didn't use theirs, or they were already on, and just didn't shift back. Either way, I'm happy they stuck with one face. + The Mountain Dew bot. Yea, I liked him! They'd better make a toy of him. - I'm still not too happy with a lot of the action scenes. When Flimzy was moving around, or BB and Barricade were wrestling, or Ironhide dodged a rocket, they just had too much motion blur. And that tells me two possible things. Either A: Micheals Bay's a lousy director, and went over board with the special effects Or B: The animations were purposely rendered w/ too much blur to cover mistakes that they didn't want the audience to see. They're the only two that I can think of. - Frenzy. I mean Flimsy. AARGH that little POS had the most lines out of all of the Decepticons in the movie, and he was the most annoying thing to have to watch. Barricade had the second longest lines, and all he's talking about is freeking Ebay! - Jazz getting killed. That sucked. It was such a meaningless death, and I really didn't like the way Prime just shrugged it off. When Megs shows up Ironhide and Ratchet are like, 'Oh no, we're wimps! Let's run!' And Jazz went and tackled him head on. And what did he get for it? A 2 second death scene then off to the scrap heap. I call party foul on that one. + Did like the scene in Sams backyard. That was only real attempt at character development for the Autobots. I liked how they interacted with each other; Ratchet and Ironhide seemed to be shoving each other for some reason, and BB 'SHHing' Optimus, I really enjoyed that scene bc it helped establish the characters a little better then just introducing them, which was pretty much all the Decepticons had. Which brings me to another minus. - I noticed something during the final battle of the movie, and with fight between BB and Barricade. Where were the insults? Where was the 'I'll kill you Autobot!" line? You know. Especially during the final battle, The only two talking was Prime and Megs, and they kept it to a minimum. The Transformers always talked during battle, and this time they just didn't have anything to say to one another. I think the lack of insults, and threats during the fight scenes was a contributing factor for the pitiful character development in the movie. - Speaking of no liners how about Bonecrusher. Wow did he go down like a bitch. Bonecrusher really disappointed me. Bonecrushers role in the movie is what I like to call, the Greivous Effect. A character who I was hoping would be such a badass was in reality just a pushover. +I did really like Primes speech at the end. I don't really know what else to say about that, but I liked it. - Human characters > Transformers. That's not cool. The more people that were introduced the less the movie focused on the Transformers. Again, this is probably why the character development was so bad. The intellectual teenagers in the Pentagon, could have gone. = And this last one I just thought was amusing, I think the humans actually killed more Decepticons then the Autobots did. Let me see. Blackout: humans Brawl: Humans, and BB with the assist Flimsy: himself, with help from the humans Scorponok: injured by humans Barricade: MIA Bonecrusher: Prime Megatron: humans So...yea only one character was killed by an Autobot, and that was Prime. He couldn't even kill Megatron. Sam with the help of the US airforce did his job for him. Which btw Megs also went down like a bitch. Anyway. These are just some observations I made between both my first and second viewing of the movie. Did I still like it? Yea, I liked it better actually. It's still a B movie to me, mostly bc of lack of characters development. But I'm going to see it for a third time. My dad actually wants to see it with me. And he thinks Transformers is the stupidest thing in the world. But of course he loves the Hulk and the Fantastic Four. LOL! Go figure. Oh yes, and my friend loved the movie btw. Even though when she saw Megatron, all she could think of was Jazz hands!