Unpopular opinion? Kruger is the best of the writers so far. He understands what Transformers is. His stories and characters make sense contextually. He was willing to take creative risks and try new directions. I think his solo films are easily the best out of the movies in terms of character, story, and theme. I love the angle of the Space Race being a race to get to the Ark, and Sentinel Prime and Megatron's realization of how much he has fallen are great. AOE's threads are tied narratively and thematically. Lockdown is a great main villain with interesting motivations, the Autobots being a ragtag group of misfits and their leader losing faith in humanity are Shrektastic, and I really love the whole science fiction feel to the movie with Lockdown's ship, the dinosaurs' extinction, Transformium, and Galvatron's manipulation of the humans. I'm not saying he's perfect, but I prefer his creativity and stories to those of the incredibly safe Orci and Kurtzman and wish the writers of TLK gave a little more continuity to the film.