Tonight, Thanks to the Allspark.com 3 of my friends and I were able to see TF2 on the Paramount studies lot in what has to be the best movie theater I have ever seen in my whole life. Sad to say I did not enjoy the movie itself though. This is really a hard statement for me to say as I truly loved the first movie. However I have come to the conclusion that Michael bay and company do not feel it is important at all to keep track of locations of characters or develop their personalities. I plan to elaborate this point by looking at each major transformer appearing in the movie. For those that have not yet seen it yet um massive spoliers ahead. Optimus Prime: It is very obvious that the film crew heard all the complaints of Prime being a pussy in the first movie. In the sequel he is a far more brutal and hard core fighter. He dispatches demolishor even easier then bonecrusher and despite eventually loosing the forest battle he heavily damages Starscream, Grindor, and Megatron. However, it is not explained at all where he picked up these new battle skills. In the two years since the last movie 6 decepticons have come to earth and been defeated but we have no idea how. Since prime is dead for a good portion of the movie he is essentially the exact same guy from the first movie but now with the ability to kick your ass. We just don know how he learned to do it. Bumblebee: I know this movie was supposed to have a darker tone but I was really hoping it wouldn't effect BB. BB only gets three real character scenes. The one from the showest footage. When he is "attacking" alice in vehicle mode. Finaly when he is trying to motivate sam to not give up. He spends the rest of the movie merely taking direction from sam like a well trained police dog. He also has lost all of his playfulness that made him so fun in the first movie. He beats on the twins when they wont stop fighting and it's probably just me but I honestly have a problem with seeing him kill ravage so violently. It just doesn't seam like something he would do. Another annoying thing for bumblebee is he is once again sent away from the final battle. First as a diversion for sam then later to protect his parents. Jet fire: had amazing potential as a character but he really is only their to advance the plot. He gets sam to egypt and tells him what to do. He has a lot of personality but no story at all. Then he kills himself so prime can use him as an add on set The twins I honestly did like skids and mudflap for the majority of the movie. Lets face it teenagers are that stupid nowadays. I only have two issues with them. 1. Their characters do not evolve at all and at no point do they take the situation seriously. 2. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM IN THE END!!!! It is so annoying that bay just has his characters disapeer like that. The twins are last seen being blasted off of Devastator. I have no idea if they survived. Wheelie Based on the rumors that had been going around I had much higher hopes for wheelie's storyline. I thought he would be more of the double agent type. However I still enjoyed wheelie even when he was humping Megans leg. My only problem with him is HE FREAKING VANISHES BEFORE THE END OF THE MOVIE!!!! We see him telling the other autobots to be on guard duty and thats it he is gone. Vanished! WTF??? Ironhide He fares the best out of all the other autobots. However aside from a really great transformation and defending Primes body he does nothing. WE see him badly damaged in the final battle but I have no idea who he fought or how he got hurt Ratchet. In the movie for two seconds with I think two lines of dialogue. RIDICULOUS!!! Sideswipe Sideswipe kills sideways! That is all he does in the whole movie. After that you see him in background shots and laying down cover fire. Thats it! Arcee sisters. We have already seen the coolest thing they do. Then they are gone for the whole movie. They show up again for two seconds in Cairo and get killed. Jolt. If you blinked you might have missed him. My friend didn't even know who he was when he combined Prime and jetfire in the 3rd act. I think his car mode was on screen for .25 seconds. Way to promote your new car GM. On To the Decepticons Megatron: So we finally saw more of Megatron this time around. As a lackey. Don't get me wrong Megs had some cool moments in the movie but he is inconsequential in the final battle. I honestly don't understand why it was felt that they should bring him back at all. It would have been far more usefull to the character to have him sleep in the second and not revived till the 3rd. However I did love every minute of his interactions with starcream. Starscream: That being said I feel like we only got half a Starscream. He only got to see the lackey side of his personality and nothing else. Where was the conniving? the scheming? the passion? The Fallen: In the words of my nonTF fan friend who went. The Fallen did nothing. Why did he hate the humans? Did he ever leave earth? How did he end up back with the decepticons? Every other Decepticon: I'm putting these guys together because they are completely interchangeable and useless. Each decepticon only served one minor purpose: Cannon Fodder. None of them had any personality to speak of and that just saddens me. Here is just some of the questions I am left with though. Where is Barricade? What happens to ravage's drone? Where did the doctor go? How did the constructicons get on a boat? Then go to NY NY? Then go to France? Then go to egypt? Where the hell did Scorponok come from? When did alice and wheelie come to earth? How long was the fallen sitting in that chair? Because I came to watch this movie to see umm Transformers I am left with a bad taste in my mouth. I didn't get to enjoy any of these characters. All I needed was a couple of scenes like at the observatory in the first one to make me care about these guys. I have no idea who the majority of these chacters were and then I didn't care when they died. This caused me to loose focus and stop enjoying the movie by the time it ended thoughts, concerns, rants?