Whoa - has anyone slammed Shia for wanting to expand and elevate his career? No. What irritates those of us who have a problem with him is that he's basically saying "doing this movie is beneath me, and I hate that I have to do it." When in fact, this franchise has given him the opportunity to elevate and advance his career. He could just as easily said "Doing these movies has opened a lot of doors for me, and I'll get a lot of opportunities I wouldn't have otherwise." He's basically saying "I can't wait to be done with these stupid movies" - which I'm sure the executives are thrilled about. He's the star of the franchise, and part of his job is promoting the franchise, because there are many many people involved who don't get million dollar paychecks and who have livelihoods dependent on the work they do on these films - so maybe he should suck it up and put a positive spin on things when he speaks publicly. Otherwise he needs to STFU.