but this treatment follows up even more from the 07 movie instead of just off-handedly mentioning the allspark as still mattering for 'reasons' after megatron's revival, n it makes the transformers into actual characters, the decepticons especially. a sequel brining back plot elements from the previous movie isn't really a reason to laud a shitty movie, it's literally just the point of a sequel. your second point is a strawman (lawnmower man?) argument. yeah, the treatment script could've ended up looking like that in the final product. so could the horrible rotf that we actually got.