I know there have already been discussions about Dark of the Moon's quality as a film. However, I'd simply like to have that discussion again and I'd like to poll the opinions in regard to this matter so I can get an idea of how badly it's hated or how strongly it's liked. EDIT: Things that I liked about the film: Technically impressive and immersive visuals. The appearance and animation of the bots is nothing short of amazing and awesome to behold. Incredible action sequences that are as intense as they are epic. Wonderful voice acting courtesy of Peter Cullen, Leonard Nimoy, and Hugo Weaving. Funny characters such as Brains and Wheelie, especially Brains. Very clever plot; the idea of the Decepticons using Humans to manipulate NASA's budget and end the space program is simply genius. More screen-time for the robots. I've seen this film over 10 times and I can definitely vouch for the fact that the bots are practically in every other scene in the first act, and in practically every scene in the second act. Emotionally driven characterization of Optimus. He really seems like a hero who has been pushed past his limits in this film. Everything from the tone of his voice and the lack of mercy he (rightfully) has for the Decepticons really help to convey that he feels betrayed and is sickened/ tired of the war. The ethical dilemma of sacrificing the few (the minority Autobots) for the many in order to preserve the Cybertronian race. Powerful music score courtesy of Steve Jablonsky which accentuates the emotion and tone of the film's scenes. The film's shortcomings: Quick and/ or easy deaths of major Decepticons such as Megatron and Starscream. No interaction between Sam and Megatron. Jerry Wang in the bathroom stall with Sam.