The reason why I start this thread is I saw quite a few Michael Bay appreciation post. Most of the comments are appreciation that he brings Transformers franchise to a new level, bright future. Bright future. This is what I am concerning about. Is he really doing this? Based on the three Transformers movies he made, I don't see he gets Transformers, or really care about them. I don't have the fortune to read the real script, but by watching his way of storytelling and character development. Transformers in his movie is hollow, lifeless, just war machines. you can tell from how he uses Optimus Prime in TF3 ending scene. Poor Transformers, it is just an excuse for him to produce his favorite action/explosion/bombing scenes. Afterall, Transformers is just stepping stone for his career. After 3 movies, Transformers's popularity is indeed raised. However, years later, I don't think people would care about it. To them, characters in Transformers actually doesn't have character. Comparing with production from Marvel Studio... sigh.. Transformers is much more shallow... I do feel sad about this.