All you talk about is how they can't look exactly the same. No one is asking for that. We want characters to be recognizable, and to not look like shredded metal bits. So the only way to put Transformers in film is to make them growling, slobbering, bug-faced piles of car parts with little-to-no resemblence to any depiction of the character? Yeah, like how they made Captain America only wear green and brown camo, because looking like an American flag is waaaaaay too cartoony for audiences to accept. Oh, wait... Transformers can be recognizable AND realistic! They don't have to be these six-eyed monstrocities with recognizable names slapped on them. Again, no one is asking for straight-up cgi of the old designs. We want updates of these characters, LOOKING like these characters! This could've been done realistically and believable, but the fact of the matter is Bay and those that worked for him didn't give a damn about ANY of these characters and did their own thing. I wish you could understand what I'm saying, but I get the feeling you're so dead-set on defending the movies you'll ignore what I've said and keep attacking straw men. ILM will back up its work, and Hasbro will back whatever makes them money. Big whoop. It doesn't mean they couldn't have done it differently and, dare I say it? Better.