I just got back from the premiere of the movie, and the first screenings to the public are now underway. Here's a few of my thoughts: *SPOILERS* I too loved it. My mouth was ajar when Blackout landed, as it was my most anticipated scene, and it didn't dissapoint. Nothing beats a Decepticon blowing up the US military. I was a weeee bit put off at the almost complete lack of characterization of the Decepticons. But I had somewhat expected this. However, I think the voice acting of Starscream, Megatron, Barricade and Ratchet were great, and of Cullen really stood out as Prime, there was just NO denying that was Prime. Weavings Megatron was tops too, really enjoyed it. I also didn't overly appreciate the whole 'humans can kill transformers better than other tranformers' angle, but that was expected. Was sad to see Blackout fall, but figured it was coming. Loved that Prime decapitated Bonecrusher, that was definately not expected, and rendered Bonecrusher a completely useless character. Jazz's death was a bit rushed I thought, but good on them for showing how vicious Megatron could be. The lack of characterisation of the Decepticons disappointed me, sure they didn't all have to have perfect ones, but we only saw 3 of them talk, Bonecrusher was gone within 5 minutes and Brawl and Blackout didn't speak a word, taken down by humans. That leaves 4 Decepticons remaining: Starscream Megatron (come on, you KNOW he'll be back) Barricade Scorponok Overall, I was really impressed with the movie, and will definately go see it again. Loved hearing Doomsday Clock playing during the battle scene, and as credits rolled - didn't expect to hear the Smashing Pumpkins on the actual movie. Final confirmation for people: Brawl, Scorponok, Bonecrusher and Blackout do NOT speak. Frenzy speaks Cybertronian and swears in english at the end of the movie. Jazz DOES die, and is beyond repair (Ratchet states he can't save him). Barricade - status is unknown, is DEFINATELY in the freeway-chase, but last we see of him, so we can expect he is still alive, we didn't see otherwise. Megatron - reportedly dead, dumped into the ocean. If one recalls, Megs and the Decepticons happened to have a underwater base in G1. Bumblebee - cannot speak during movie, yet can at the end, my theory on this is that his vocal processors were healed when he came in contact with the allspark, he does not say 'Go, Sam' - he can speak properly. Sequel: Nice ending that makes it feel as if it could be the end of the series, but there were two distinct scenes that basically confirm the sequel. 1. Prime's speech - at the end of the movie, Prime gives off a speech about the fights and the allspark, states that with it's destruction Cybertron could not be saved, and he was sending this message out to any autobot survivors, and that they should come join them on earth. 2. Starscream ditches the fight in LA after getting rid of a bunch of human F22 raptors - in a final scene we see him flying through the atmosphere - we can presume that he's off to Cybertron or wherever else other Decepticons are.