hey all. Seems even those that love the movie can't argue that there was a LOT of things wrong with the movie (the lack of characterization of the 'bots and why Sam didn't use "his" allspark fragment to bring Prime back like they did with Megatron being the big ones for me) Bu what did the movie do that was "improved over the last one? Here are a few I thought of 1.) Starscream: needed more screen time sure, but besides the fact he actualy got more than just one line. 'Screamer actualy seemed a lot like his old G1 self, bootlooking one moment and arrogant the next...unlike Megatron who was more of Darh Vader with a temper tantrum 2.)The twins...yes yes they were annoying, and yes they weren't Sideswipe and Sunstreaker...but the fact they establish that transformers have somethign akin tosiblings...Sideswipe may not be a "twin" anymore, but who knows we may see Pounce and Wingspan in the next film (or maybe not) 3.) Alice...first of all Alice? Couldn't they give here a cool name like "Bedhammer" or some such? However this shows a techno-organic TF...so you Beast Wars fans are only a second step away from seeing Cheetor or the live action screen 4.) They don't "need" the military. In the last film every Decepticon was taken down with the help of the US Military with the exception of Bonecrusher who was taken out by Prime...while the military was still "helping" (I mean Devastator...really?) Rampage, Ravage Grindor and the Fallen were beaen without a a single human's help 5.) speaking of Bonecrusher and Grindor, Grindor is apparently a "clone" of Blackout, and Bonecrusher's alt mode is seen in the final scene. So we know that TF's don't call "dibs" for an exclusive alt mode. And we can see more clones in the future....I smell Seekers! 6.) Wheelie annoying leg humper, still less annoying than his G1 counterpart 7.) less humans...barely. We lost John Voight and the hot Austrailian chick, and apparently traded one hyper ventilating computer nerd with another (what balck nerds fall out of fashion?)....now if something will only happen to Sam's mom 8.) Ravage ejected from Soundwave's chest, not a tapedeck/caseette combo....but Ravage ejected from Soundwave's chest! 9.) They created they're own mythology...I guess. One of the reasons TF: Animated grew on me is how they 'added" to the franchise. "Prime and Magnus" are now military ranks, optimus is a rookie, the Elite Guard. Having bits liek "the seven Primes"" they were on Earth to destroy the sun....heck did they even mention the origin of the Fallen's name in the comics?...though I still don't know why a "doomsday key" is called the autobot matrix of leadership other than fan wank 10.) a dead bot looks like a dead bot. While I would have liekd to see the Autobots during some "down time"...socializing, playing basketball, whatever. a challenge in killing a transformer is making look more "fatal" than unplugging a toaster. fists through chests, heads torn in two, and molten "blood" dripping down faces,.....when a character bites in in the movie, you can tell he's dead that's all I got, anyone else have any other positives?