There is no need to top the action. Bay can't. He shouldn't. He should keep it at the same level there. But, what if the movie started out with a dream that Prime was having of the day Megatron attacked, killed his loved ones, then he had to face him, Prime wakes up and has an in depth conversation with some of the bots about the war, the weight he feels, his insecurities.Then a lot of fighting because the Autobot compound gets attacked, middle of the movie, then the end of the movie is the final showdown. Like episode 3 light saber fight, but not so......silly. If the story was really focused on the relationship between Prime and Megs, and what the two sides stand for. Take it deep. Yet keep it funny and exciting. The movie would hold it's own in a critical way. There is no doubt that we could have a GREAT GREAT film!!!