I really can't believe so many fans hate TLK. It's certainly not a great work of art, but I find it fun and relatively inoffensive. If someone hates the entire movieverse I get why they'll hate it, but I'd much rather watch TLK than at least the first two sequels. I still maintain that it's one of the most entertaining of the series, if not the most. I disagree. Personally, I think TLK is one of the least convoluted in the series. The first movie has a pretty solid progression, but the sequels are kind of messy, vague, and overly confusing (which seem to be Kurtzman and Orci trademarks). TLK is disjointed, but I can generally follow what is going on at a particular moment.