SPOILERS I've read that many people were dissappointed that alot of the new characters weren't given decent amount of time. I'm somewhat dissappointed as well. But I think it is because our definition of more robot screen time and action is different from what Michael Bay defined. He thought it would be best to add more quantity as opposed to spending more time to focus on the actual character. That's why in "HIS" story, characters were killed off quickly or they just appeared and dissappeared whenever. But of course after following the production for a whole year, we gave ourselves expectations hoping that we would see a whole dialogue scene between Sideswipe and other Autobots. It is safe to say the new robots in ROTF have less screen time than the Autobots in Transformers (2007). Michael Bay just meant that more robot action means putting tonnes of nameless robots (especially Decepticons) into a single shot. I wouldn't say that this is a flaw in the movie. Because a flaw is what makes us believe why a movie doesn't get a perfect 10/10 score from plot holes to unexplained events, lazy writing, bad acting, to dragging scenes. But if you just didn't like it because Sideswipe only had 3 lines or Sideways got killed off quickly, thats just a personal expectation that you gave yourself. I was dissappointed that after hearing so much about Jolt, Arcee and Sideswipe, we saw so little of them. But that was just an expectation I gave myself. If I hadn't followed the production so much (which is impossible), I probably would've felt better about their lack of screen time.