Personally, I felt the Rock was only watchable because Sean Connery brought a little class to the film. The dialogue, pacing, and plot were all typically laughable and idiotic. "Pearl Harbour" is the biggest piece of shit I've seen since "Titanic". It's filled with horrible dialogue, drags like a muffler from a 1970 pinto, and includes some of the worst performances I have ever seen on screen. "The Island" has two good leads who barely were able to speak their lines without bursting into laughter at certain places. Look at Ewan McGregor's face at certain moments in the film, that smirk has nothing to do with character. Besides, it's basically a rip off, story wise, of other sci-fi films. I won;t even get into the torture that was "Armageddon". Basically, Bay is a guy who blows shit up well, and does ok with visual effects. Story and character wise he is a hack, and doesn't seem to care that he's a hack. So, it is logical, judging by his body of work, to come to the conclusion that "Transformers" will be big on action, but razor thin on plot, character development, and well written dialogue.