Ok so I saw the movie yesterday, I might do a full review after I see it again tomorrow night. I think the movie was overall pretty decent, should end up with an IMDB of 7.0-7.5. There are different reasons different people would like the movie, which could be pretty subjective, so I'll leave the good be for now, other than mentioning that, for me, it wasn't as cheezy and one-liner laden as I expected it to be, and as a fan I'd rate it slightly higher than a general movie goer (maybe 7.7?) THE MOVIE'S PROBELMS/'THE BAD' That however leads me to the downsides of the movie, and certainly poorly written and poorly executed humour is nevertheless one of them. I'll try to keep this in point form: -some humour bits are drawn-out and either ruin the scene entirely (as in scorponok fight, the cell phone thing with the Indian call-center guys and the 'left cheek' thing trying to get a credit card: IMO this stupid and overextended bit ruins the scene entirely) or are drawn out and take up too much time that could be better used (autobots outside Sam's house: cool scene, drags on for too long though) -there is very close to NO character development of the Transformers. Prime and Bumblebee get a little bit, everyone else gets ABSOLUTELY NONE! A few quick lines and that's it. In Jazz we only get to know he's a black guy bot (and thus hard to care that he dies). Is Ratchet even in the movie? He has no reason to be. Ironhide has a couple of lines about his guns. None of the decepticons have any character development at all, which brings me to the next point -decepticons are not seen and become involved WAY TOO LATE in the movie. They pretty much just step in one at a time to form the final battle. The movie could have had only Frenzy, Barricade, and Megatron, and would have been the same. Starscream does not have an important role and we only see him for a few very brief scenes, and all the others even less. Even Megatron comes in late and without character. They throw in one or two lines (homages to the Transformer world) that very much fail to get us to feel that these guys are anything more than renderings (i.e. "Starscream you've failed me yet again" line). These two points of no character and late introduction were my biggest critical feelings on the movie. -fight scenes tend to be blurred, confused, and the TF renders get very sloppy when moving. Other than Ironhide's barrel-role scene, everything action is confused, tough to make out, hidden behind natural set objects, bumpy, and choppy. I know such effects are sometimes used in good ways (like WWII movies that want to make you feel like you're in the trenches), but this is not the case here. Action scenes become frustrating, rather than fun, and what is supposed to be going on is reduced to a Tazmanian Devil-type blur. You can't even make out the characters' features when they're in action, where as in scenes of them just standing there they look great -no action or much activity through the middle hour of the movie. Here the movie almost gets boring and much screen time is spent on not much. IMO here the introduction of Starscream and the other decepticons and some of their dynamics would have been great (how about their journey to earth and triangulation of Megatron's location) Well, that it. If I remember anything else I will add it. I know there will be lots of people totally for or against the movie once they've seen it (just as before it was out), but to me it (just as everything else) truly stands somewhere in between. These points I have made have nothing to do with me being a TF fan, and just as I'd hope detractors or open-minded people who just ended up not liking the movie could admit some positive points, I'd hope that people who really liked the movie could still see these down-sides.