As the discussions in the Yahoo thread showed, and the way critical venom has been matched by box office acclaim, ROTF is quite a different beast from your summer blockbuster. Never before has a film met with critical revulsion and commercial success in such equal measures. ROTF has been called the epitome of a summer tentpole: loud, awful and helplessly popular. This is quite true to an extent - ROTF ranks in the top 5 by most BO measurements so far. And it alone has met with such critical ridicule (some of which inspired by this very success, I suspect). If critics are to be believed, ROTF marks the height and perhaps end of the Summer Blockbuster, exhausting the genre and wringing every single penny in the process. From a purely film making perspective (set aside your love for TF for the moment), would you think that ROTF and the reactions it has inspired is indeed a watershed in Hollywood? Or is it just a summer tentpole that has somehow managed to incur the ire of just about every reviewer in town - whilst packing cinemas to the brim?