I normally don't post much, just every now and then. Normally in the Radicons section. But I was so disappointed with this movie, that I felt I had to say something above the tired hater or fanboy threads. I am currently in the process of writing and scripting 3 movies, a world book, 3 novels, doing the CG designs of the characters in those movies. The thing I want is for my movie to look good, have incredible depth, deep characterization, enjoyable for 1.5 to 2 hours. Have the books and films exist together and separate from each other. So i'm taking a 7 year approach, currently on year 3. I am assuming that some thought went into the Transformers series, and that they had a rough outline of the movie with number 1, and if number 1 did well, they could expand upon it. With the history and lore of the Transformers, especially with the great comics out there, they had MUCH to pull from. I watch a lot of Sci-Fi and have seen some great and some terrible. Some of the better movies being the popcorn B-movies from the 50's-60's. With today's technology and some great reference material. WHY is it so hard to write a movie about giant cybernetic lifeforms, that is both awesome, and serious, yet fun? They are making a second planet of the apes, about talking monkeys taking over the world. It will be deep, thought provoking, and exciting. I watched an animated short story a boy with a pumpkin mask on his head, who said NOTHING in the 15 minute movie, but had more plot and character development than this did. Why is the Hobbit such a thrill ride, and have you talking about it being deep and engrossing for years? How to train your Dragon 1 and two were both amazing, for not only a kids film, but for consistency, and engrossing plot, while being great silly fun. UP a movie about a grumpy guy, a dog, and a nutty boy scout in a flying house, had me in tears for like a minute. The original writers of the Transformers film, went on to write Prime, and The Star Trek Films, Now you see me, Enders Game (Good movie, cruddy creator), People like Us, Watchmen... Kruger is a TERRIBLE writer. Why are peopel defending the nonsense? The Movie verse is so amazing. The Concepts, the mythology, the add on comics, I mean the movie-verse has A Lot going on for it outside of idiotic jokes, dumb romance cliches, dumb parent/child cliches etc. Mark Wahlberg was awesome, Tucci..awesome, Kelsey..awesome, altwell?...awesome. greater focus on the bots..awesome. They could have left out so much of the daughter and her boyfriend... the annoying friend.. etc. I mean I can write a 3 movie treatment in a day that would tie in all the movies, and make sense. Why can't kruger? Transformers can be fun, and it can be Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes legendary.. So why must we settle?