Guess what guys I finally saw ROTF last week.... And having sat and read months of tirades about the humor the editing, the comprehensiveness of the story, the murderous nature of Optimus, the Autobots, abandoning Sam, Robot Heaven, The Quest for the stuff in Egypt & Jordan, Jetfires Accent, The racial stereotyping, The Fallen and Megatron not doing very much, Sam's treatment of Michaela, Megan's acting, Issues about Agent Simmons, Devastator, and The twins, & Leo, Alice, Sam's Mom etc... I have to say most of that was no where near as bad as I'd been lead to believe and call me perverse but I actually like it more than the first one. I will just say I did notice a slight quirk typical of Michael Bay with some slighty iffy characters in the way of the guy with bad teeth and the short border guard they seemed a bit to cartoonish to me to be appropriate. But the good things I noticed when viewing where things that people just didn't even mention the Jordanian Airforce getting swatted, Frenzy's head in a jar, The Decepticons tearing the Aircraft carrier to pieces, and Ravage carrying The Doctor. I also liked the Construction Transformers catching a ride on the container ship. is that a glimpse of Scavanger in vehicle mode I see ? I need to rewind that as I couldn't see yellow Rampage in the scene anywhere Mixmaster and Longhaul I think where there though. Notable missing things was how very hard it is to actually spot most of the Construction mode Decepticons behind a load of smoke and columns in the concluding minutes. no appearance I could see of a yellow Centaur Rampage. I was expecting Red Rampage to be a little more involved than he was even if it was just hanging about in the background. I really noticed how Proto-form Transformers were used indiscriminating in many places such as kidnaping Sam's Parents where say Grindor would have been better suited (if he wasn't dead at that point). I didn't think the military mobilisation was intrusive it's not 12 minutes long like some said it's a few seconds here and there and the whole sequence is only a couple of minutes long and most of it is blink and you miss it stuff. I didn't even know there was a B1 Bomber in the movie until I saw i though as no one had mentioned it. so I'd say like an A-10 it's another plane that could do with a Movie alt mode toy. The X-sector Seven buggies were a bit blink and you miss them, but the HX's got a good showing. It's curious that it's really hard to see Megatron's vehicle mode especially when he's flying but the wings look more prominent in the movie than they do on any toy i've seen even the voyager Megatron. and he seems to fly more than roll when he is in vehicle mode. I noticed the surprising use of the F-word by Mikaela when she tells one of the soldiers to "F*cking do something" when Sam's heart is arresting. and the Twins swear a fair bit too. it's curious that after they walk up the hill with Simons and leo they completely vanish from the movie. and also I did think that when Simmons says to Skids he should prepare for the drive of his life Skids of Mudflap would have said something (even if they were in car mode). The Witwicky's house was not as damaged as I thought it would be by the Kitchen crew. Leo is a bit of a dork but no worse than Sam really in terms of being a numbnuts so if I can tolerate Sam I can tolerate Leo yes he's improbable and doesn't really seem to need to be in the movie at all for the later parts but he's not intrusive and he gives the twins someone to insult. Incidental call me perverse again if you like but I really like the twins. I thought it was sort of endearing when they try to impress the others and admited they couldn't read ancient Cybertronian. I was a little shocked by Prime's casual ignorance of Transformer history it seems out of character for an Optimus Prime to not study the past most of them have that aspect to their personality and he says things about humans that suggests he has that mindset. I was not bothered much by Sam's mom and the baked goods as I think she might have already been eating them before she showed up with them so the quick effect has some excuse. but did she say something really indecent at the end of that scene or did I read to much into it ? So I can see some of the points people made I to did wonder where the heck Jetfire got to after his exposition - but I also did see that many of the complaints people had were either easily explained or not a bother to me. But I am scratching my head a little as to why Sam great Grand Pa was seeing symbols if he hadn't touched the Allspark ? I would say this Movie is very much like Back to the Future Part 2 in that respect some people just don't like it some people don't see the problem with it. Anyway it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I expected and considering the writers strike I think it's amazing it's as perfectly OK as it. I'd say it's probably better than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull or Attack of the Clones anyway to give a couple of examples. probably on a par with Hell Boy. I can see why it was a good mass audience movie. but as I said the F word usage did make me raise an eyebrow.