Now don't get me wrong I LOVED the movie and possibly it is the best of the three but I think there were several things that were better in the novel that could have been capitalized on in the movie. For example: -The freeway chase scene with the Dreads and Dino and Sideswipe, in the novel it seemed a lot longer of a scene than what was in the movie. Also there was a missed opportunity for a power shot when Sideswipe had to duck under a freeway overpass and Dino had to jump over it all while rolling/momentum. Put it in slow motion and BAM there's the power shot. The freeway chase seen seemed very short to me -When Sentinel is destroying the base and director Mearing refuses to give him the pillars he threatens to step on sam and lennox and she yells out "NO" and Sentinel goes into a very eloquent speech about how that was her first reaction, her human reaction, one that goes beyond paperwork and blah blah blah "Decide Charotte Mearing, decide now" it was just an eloquent speech and was well used but not in the movie. It was just he got the pillars and ran. -No Wheeljack/Q dying underwater - The opening scene of the Ark fleeing cybertron sounded so exciting in the novel and Optimus screaming after it etc I was so excited thinking this was going to be a hell of an opening and it just...wasn't. - The scene where Sam is running from Laserbeak and locks him in the server room and Laserbeak says "well craaaaap" I thought it was funny but wasn't in the movie - The twins sacrificing themselves for the others Again don't get me wrong I LOVED the movie and I realize that the novel isn't always like the movie, I get all that, and there are things I thought were better in the movie than in the novel pariticularly: - Bee now speaking more fluently using strung together words instead of using phrases and songs and us guessing what he meant -Sam's interactions with Dylan -Sam's interactions with Deep Wang and more I listened to the score from the first movie while reading the novel so I could still get the feeling and effect as the movie might have with the score. so what are your thoughts?