I'd like to speak out on the Fandom and in particular how its become so divided since the announcement of the movie. I cant believe the sheer arrogance of some people for believing they can say for sure what the Fandom does and does not want. Since when does one speak for all... I know many people have hammered this point home from the scope of the movie but as a Transfan I can honestly say that it extends to all aspects of the Fandom especially generations. People insist on speaking on what they think the Fandom deserves, needs, wants, or have gone without. They look at the movie in particular as some sort of personal affront, an assault on their loyalty, a slap in the face... Bay didnt make this movie for any single member of the Fandom, and i would imagine the Fandom was kept in mind, but at a distance. This movie was made to appeal to people who know TFs as well as those who dont.... Its because of this that familiarity is not a primary focus for the creation of the movie. Since a large number of people will be exposed to Transformers for the first time...ever. You can love or hate this movie but what you cannot do is make assumptions on what I as a member of the fandom want, should want or am wrong about because the fandom makes those decisions on an individual basis.