The main difference between this film and the original to me is that Revenge Of The Fallen seems to operate on an much more objective level. As most of us probably know, most good films also contain the subjective level, where the hero struggles to overcome his character flaw. In the first film of course it was about Sam growing from a boy into a man. Not just getting his first car (and first girlfriend), but becoming a man by taking responsibility and making sacrifices. "No sacrifice, no victory"--what a killer line. I didn’t feel the subjective storyline of ROTF—that Sam didn’t want to have anything to do with this war, or even the Autobots themselves—was developed as strongly as it should have been. I personally didn’t feel the same emotional pull with ROTF as I did with the first because of this. “This isn’t my war” could be a strong subjective storyline, but again, it just wasn’t developed as fully as the original film's emotional storyline in my VERY HUMBLE opinion. Of course, many people didn’t like the human side of the first film whatsoever, so this point should be moot with you LOL. But on the flipside, even if we were to say Optimus Prime were the main protagonist, he himself didn’t have an especially underlying storyline. His mission was to protect and he did that amazingly well—I just didn’t feel the connection to it. So unfortunately, although most of the fights were pretty damn cool, I felt somewhat detached from them, and the entire movie. What's your take on this aspect of the films?