I left the movie feeling I enjoyed the movie. But as I started to think about the overall plot for the 3 movies. I don't see plot flow. So I think you could edit out ROTF's plot and it would be fine. As details were being explained from the start of the DOTM, I kept thinking that this movie should have been the second. Then as the movie kept going, I almost felt like that is what they were trying to do. With a small bit of editing you could easily write ROTF out of the trilogy. Beginning of the movie could easily fit in after the first one. Enough people saw the Autobots and Decepticons have it out in Mission City. Hell, Prime almost fell on a few humans. They wouldn't have forgotten that. So humans probably know the the Autobots exist, just like in DOTM. Simmons isn't thrown out of the government as he was in ROTF. Sam is still given a medal and still went to an Ivy League school and is out of college. Mikeala is just gone. No need to go into that further. The humans and Autobots have formed a big alliance that would have taken 4-5 years to complete. "The second wave of Autobots" could be the ones in the DOTM. Hell, the only one to reappear from ROTF is Sideswipe and Wheelie. Prime could have always had the Matrix of Leadership. I just think you could make small edits to both the first and third movies and they would fit better and have a more flowing plot than all three movies combined. Just edit how Megatron was damaged and the Cube was lost and they fit.