I hated the movie asthetics of the first movie so much that I didn't go see it, I did download it though and was utterly dissapointed in that for the first hour or so of the movie I had not heard a bot speak (apart from in the intro) I thought it was a bad movie in that it didn't have any characterization to speak of, and was just in a bad mood over the fact that I wanted to see Transformers and then hardly have it being about transformers, but more so the US army and a boy and his car. The second movie was about as disappointing as the first one, (saw it on youtube ) I didn't like the bad jokes and it still had very little characterization of the actual bots, and again way too much focus on Shia and the US army...and the script was lousy to boot. Now I'm more to terms with the movie asthetics. They're not for me, but I don't hate them passionatly anymore and I am on the fence if I should go see it or not. Pretty much all the reviews I've read/watched say that the 3d is beautiful and that the movie has more plot than the others (even though aparantly the first half of the movies plot doesn't tie in with the second half?) It's aparantly still riddled with childish jokes and slapstick, but I guess I could forgive that if they tie it in nicely...so yeah... for someone who values plot, character development, and g1, is this a movie you would recomend or should I just not bother? please state why you would recomend me going to see it.