I was one of the people who wasn't all that gone on the direction of the first movie. I found the designs too busy, and a lot of the humour cringe worthy. I decided to give the sequel a chance, but somehow I feel let down. My main complaint is with the lack of decent new autobots. At least with the first movie, it introduced Prime and Jazz who were great designs, and Bumblebee who was pretty okay. You have the Bike sisters, who have that weird snake body, ugly heads and wheels in place of legs. They're not bad looking, but again, as with many of the other movie designs, they look cool for grunts, not main characters. Having a bunch of those things swaming around the place would be awesome. But for THE NEW AUTOBOTS, not so much. You have Sideswipe. Great design, but he's silver. I'm tired of all the monochrome. Even the coloured designs have a lot of silver in them. Jazz, Ironhide, Barricade, Blackout, Megatron, Jetfire, Starscream, Frenzy, Ravage are all essentially monochrome. You have Skids and Mudflap, who are just comic relief and the colour of both of them unnerves me a little. And that's pretty much it. Unless you want to count Jetfire, who just looks indistinct to me. G1 Jetfire was a cool character, and I would have liked to have seen him adapted using a Valkyrie-like design. I saw a fan design for Jetfire before the movie, and it just looked much cooler to me. Maybe not the most "Jetfire" design, but way cooler. We were promised loads and loads of robots but most of them are bit players. Not only that, the Deceps are disappointing too. I was really hoping they'd redo Starscream a little, he's too wide and flat, I don't like Devastator either, the gorilla pose sounds ridiculous, some of the individual constructicon designs are amazing, others awful. What it comes down to, mainly, is that the movie designs don't seem to know how to use colour. They either use too little of it, or puke it all over the place like with Devestator. What was kind of exciting was to think of how they'd do X or Y in the movie verse, and I feel let down like that. There are no cool new adaptions of old characters, and apart from Sideswipe no memorable new characters. There are so many great fan designs out there, it's a shame they didn't take some heed from them. The direction of this movie feels like a bit of a cop out, and has a "sequel that shouldn't have been" aura to it. I'll still probably see it, but I'm not expecting much, and I already know I'm disappointed with the designs. The thing is that these are the "Only" TF movies we're going to get for a long time, and because they could have been so awesome, I think I'm entitled to feel a little disappointed.