I remember 10 years ago when it came out how everyone was complaining how it had too many humans an not enough robots. I think that was absolutely fine for the first installment. I loved the buildup to the autobots' arrival, and what we saw of the transformers was just enough to leave me wanting more. Then Bay just blew his load in RotF and it was all kinds of wacky and disjointed. DotM might've been good if it wasn't almost an exact repeat of RotF. But I think TF1 was almost perfect. dumb humor aside, there weren't really any errors like in RotF, and it was just well-made in general. Loved how threatening Megatron and the decepticons were. what the hell happened? I would have had DotM be the second one, but with Megatron leading the assault and not Sentinel. We'd have Thundercracker and Skywarp flying around with Starscream instead of those idiotic manned fighters. Instead of the Driller, I'd have Tidal Wave come ashore from Lake Michigan to "seal off the city", first washing away the people on the streets, then piling up a wall of rubble so the autobots have a hard time getting in. Chicago would be absolutely fucked up, and the decepticons would win in the end.