First off... I started a brand new account. So I've been on this site for a while, I'm not new. It's about Fans and staying true to Transformers. That's what this movie (and the last one), were all about. That's why they are awesome. Critics who don't know Transformers, should not even reveiw this movie. Don't bother! It will still make $200 Million dollars in a matter of days. Remember a movie called "The Phantom Menace?" This movie was reviewed as a good movie by Ebert... yet he trashes ROTF. WOW! You call Phantom Menace good but ROTF bad??? Lets reflect: Lucas wrecked an entire Generation of Star Wars fans with those three terribly crappy movies. They didn't listen to fans, the movies were god awful in almost every single way. I was a die hard Star Wars guy for ever too, I never thought I could hate anything Star Wars as much as those three movies. They were all bad... even after years of crappy reviews Lucas kept making more and more crap. Each one better than Phantom... but not by much. The fans... generally... were pissed off. Some... are still pissed off (like me). I waited 21 hours outside the theater for Episode 1. Lucas was not true to fans or to Star Wars at all. Then you look at another series... Lord of the Rings. They got as close as they could to perfecting these movies. It was all about staying true to the books, while honoring the fans, and the entire universe of Lord of the Rings. Jackson was true to the creators, fans, etc. Or at least... as much as they could. Now of course not "everyone" thought these movies were perfect, but nearly 20 academy awards between the three movie doesn't lie. Perfect example of staying true to the Lore and the fans as well as the books. Now you look at Transformers. I am a G1 geek. Everything G1 right here. From a fan perspective, Michale Bay and the writers pleased the fans and stayed true to Transformers, and that's the important thing. So both moviesgot bad ratings... who cares. I think it's funny. Phantom Menace was "good" yet "ROTF" wasn't. Give me a break. Personally, I liked the 2nd one better than the first in lots of ways. I love them both for their own reasons but still.... if you're a fan... chances are, you loved this movie. If you are not a fan, do not know anything about Transformers, and walk into a movie like this expecting academy awards and stuff... forget it! This movie is not for you. Fans are pleased and that's all that matters. Staying true to the Transformers Universe. Not... making a movie that appeals to everyone. Screw "everyone!" it's not about you. It's about the fans, the fans are what makes these things happen. General public will go watch this stuff anyway. So thanks for your $10 for admission... but if you stay true to the fans, stay true to the lore, and don't cater every movie for the general public, you'll end up with a smash hit every time. Try to please the masses, the non fans, and the general public... it doesn't always work out. You please the fans... you can't lose! Michael Bay, Orci, Kurtzman, the whole gang.... Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank you! The movie was great. Met my expectations, I'm pleased that a Transformers geek like myself can say! Sweet! They stayed true to the fans! That's all that matters. P.S. Ebert! You're a terrible movie critic anyway. Always have been. No one liked Phantom Menace but you.