Many reviews are stating that it is equally as good as the first. And before the movie came out, we were all saying, it is going to be way better than the first. All we really wanted was more robot screen time, that's it. So supposedly that is what we're treated to in the 2nd movie (I haven't seen it yet). So why are reviewers still saying that it is equally as good as the first?? To me, just from what I read and seen, the story sounds EXACTLY like or is a variation of the first one with a few back story elements. So I'm just expecting a very very simple plot. Acting and humor is gonna be the same as the first. But most importantly, they have more robots, more robot dialogue and more robot action..............isn't that what we all wanted??? So that's what we got and yet, people are still mixed on saying if it is better? Oh how hard it is to please all. I only care for the robot action. The in between action scenes in Michael Bay movies are just an excuse to move onto the next action scene. One of the reasons why they couldn't get enough robot scenes in the first movie was because this is what you get with a $145 million dollar budget. Well they increased it to $200 million, so Michael Bay gave us what we all demanded, more emphasis on robots. Now the reviewers are saying.............less is more. I like the first film ALOT. It has its flaws but is entertaining and just brings out the kid in me. So I am sure I am going to like this one even more. But if a reviewer actually says the first film is better than the 2nd film, I'm gonna go nuts.