I have been on a couple of TF movie sites and seen the posts of various posters and basically concluded that the most common problem people have with the movie is creative freedom used by the staff of the new movie. My main question is this: what is too far for creative freedom and when does the subject material stop resembling what it was supposed to be? Let me clarify since that last question might be confusing or hard to understand. Lets take the appearance of the Transformers in the new movie. We've heard rumors of how they aren't going to be blocky and be more angular. We've also heard they are going to be more realistic with hydraulics and wires hanging out. When do those robots stop being Transformers like and look like something else? Where does one draw the line? I am all for change, and I know the only constant in life is change. But if they depart so much from the original, then why not call it a brand new series? I can see the reasoning behind the big corporations - stick the TF logo on it and it'll make them money, but I don't see it from a fan perspective. To some, TFs have a certain look and feel to them. To others, anything that is robotic and transforms is all that defines a TF. I disagree with the latter. There have been numerous mythos created around transforming robots. Some have worked, most have not. I think its prudent to not depart too radically from what made the series a success in the first place. If you are going to change it totally, then call the new movie a different name. Did any of that make sense?