Bumblebee can't go to school with Sam, but ends up going anyway. Sam can't help the Autobots, but ends up helping them anyway. Megatron is dead, but comes back to life. Prime is killed, but comes back to life. Jetfire was out of commission (dormant), is revived, then goes back out of commission (dead). Prime became Jetfire Prime, then shucked the armor off and went back to being regular Prime. The Matrix of Leadership was lost/hidden. THen it was found. Then it was destroyed again along with.... ....The Sun Harvester, which was hidden, then rediscovered, then destroyed. The Fallen was (re)introduced to the TF scene, and then he was eliminated from the scene (once Prime killed him.) All the fighting and killing of Megs in the first movie was pointless because now he's out and about again as if none of that ever happened. EVERYTHING in this plotline CANCELS ITSELF OUT! There is no true plot DEVELOPMENT or progression! About the only progression I can think of is Sam managed to say "I Love You" after struggling (appearently for 2 years) to finally say to her, lol. All this, being said, it's just like the old cartoons, actually: Decepticons pose a threat, Autobots neutralize the threat, Decepticons retreat back to base, Autobots transform and roll for home. Next episode: they do it all over again! lol. They should just skip all the acting and make the movie one big fight scene between giant robots... oh wait a minute, they already did that!