jeez, what is the problem?? what can I say ...I liked the film a lot. After all the bad things I read I also need to vent now . I'm a transformers fan since i first laid eyes on the toys back in the eighties. watched all the previous films the day they came out. The reviews on AoE were so terrible I actually was scared of watching this film. my expectations were at an ultimate low and I was expecting a ROTF type of disaster. So I postponed seeing it, got too busy at work and finally ended up watching this thing late last night not expecting to finish it as everyone seems to be complaining how long winded it is. I must have watched a totally different film. I was waiting for everything Ive read in the spoilers... and to be honest was starting to feel that this movie must have been recut or something. As nothing bothered me at all. lockdown was cool as the villain but i didnt like he had a human face, as his mask was sooo much cooler!. if you have mug like that ...keep it covered. (I dont like the human faces in general on transformers. It doesnt seem correct.) I think the human characters were fun again and not completely stupid and pointless, in the other two episodes they seemed to be squeezed in for no reason at all. a lot of comments say that the girl and boyfriend were not needed. But as they seemed to be saying and doing stuff that was productive, I had no problems with them at the time. And their issues did not pull away screentime from the robots what can not be said for the last two films. Also the lack of boob shots , slo mo camera turns around Nicola petlz and the fact that Mark Wahlberg kept giving comments she was too sexy was a breath of fresh air compared to what I was expecting from I would've not chosen the weird transformation type for the prototypes. but then I didnt care as much to see them destroyed. It was fitting for cheap knock offs! hound and Bee were just brilliant and the Dinobots had enough screen time for me. killing rachet was defenitely getting me in the mood to kill some humans so as that gave optimus instantly the get-out -of -jail-for-free card to waste humans including frasier. (best moment of the year... hahahaha) agree with the last post that galvatron was wasted a bit on this, the battle could have been a bit more involved but then he didnt have a clear part to play... yet. but i liked he was constructed by humans I'm glad I do not agree with anything Ive seen from reviews. This film was way better then the last two. ROTF was just aweful / DOF was ok but the humans were plain annoying. AOE was balanced in action and entertaining. it reminded me a lot about the G1 tv series... dont know why , it just did. I think it would have been a good follow up on the first film... forget the two other ones... 7.5/10 for me! ... and now Im going to watch it again.