This whole thing feels like deja vu. Bay's movie have a particular audience and that wasn't going to suddenly change with AOE. This film really wasn't that different from his previous efforts so is it any surprise that it's receiving mixed reviews from audiences and is being panned by critics? The same thing happened with ROTF and DOTM. If you liked his previous films than you probably like this one as well. If you thought ROTM and DOTM were almost unwatchable than you probably know what to expect with AOE. Personally I'm not disappointed by AOE because my expectations were nonexistent in the first place. I don't particularly like Bay's work after the first Transformers film and nothing has changed. I'm also not that surprised by the critical response to this film. It's simply more of the same.