Saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night. Phenomenal. If only the TF movies were anywhere close. Sadly they are not. Granted, I don't expect a TF movie to have a heavier dramatic tone, but direction and a respect of the source material would be a great place to start. Both franchises have common elements: a different race of beings, a major human element - good and bad, conflict within the beings themselves, indistinguishable numbers of bots/apes, and the struggle to defend/find their place on Earth. Apes deftly handles all elements in a tight two hour movie. TF is the opposite: bloated and non-sensical. There are four main apes, and they are incredibly fleshed out. AOE has a lot more bots, but outside of Prime and Lockdown the others are throwaway cutouts. Galvatron and the Dinobots are completely wasted. To me, it speaks volumes, that the head of the studio has to come out and defend AOE, and say critics don't get what Bay is doing. The TF movies have made a ton of money, but the movies are average at best. Just my two cents. Peace.