So let me just start off by saying, this movie was incredible, so good in fact, it made me make an account. In spite of being 18, I have a lot of G1 nostalgia, as it is what got me into the franchise (watched it on Netflix in middle school). However, I was only ever really into the franchise during that part of my life, and lost interest in high school. the movies have never particularly interested me, I saw the first couple back in the day but that's about it, but I happened to see the trailer for this one in front of some other movie that I can't seem to remember at the moment, and I was hooked. Admittedly, this was largely because of all the G1 stuff in it, in particular the character designs. While I came for the G1 Nostalgia, I ended up getting so much more. This film had heart, great characters, some actually pretty emotional moments, and an over all "feel good" tone to it. I found Charlie to be a fantastic protagonist, she was funny, charming, but had flaws, and I really felt for her. Honestly, the last thing I expected to say coming out of a Transformers movie was that the main human character was fantastic. John Cena, amazingly, can act, and thought he made for a good human villain. His motivations were understandable, and I really like that by the end he saw the error in his mentality, it made him seem more like a real person. I really like that the relationship between Charlie and Memo was kept platonic, especially since it seemed like they were going to take the romance angle at first. It was quite refreshing, actually. Speaking of refreshing, the humor was a breath of fresh air compared to the brand of humor that Marvel Studios has pioneered and seems to have largely been adopted by every one else. It was funny, but restrained, it felt natural, rather than almost winking at the audience like the Marvel style. Of course, the Transformers parts were great as well. Those first five minutes, oh man, it was like being in middle school all over again. It truly made me feel like a kid, in a good way. The action was wonderful, much better than what I remember from the first couple Bay movies (I could actually follow what was going on!). It was a joy to see the original designs so well recreated on the big screen. I will admit, I am a bit annoyed that they continued the weird "Bumblebee can't talk" thing from the Bay films, but then again, this is supposedly a prequel, so whatever. That said, they did a very good job with Bumblebee in this film given that restraint. He was certainly a different character than from G1, but I was fine with it. He was almost like a puppy dog, wide eyed and curious, he was actually kind of adorable. Shatter and Dropkick were fun villains, even if Dropkick was somewhat forgettable compared to Shatter. I liked Shatter's shtick of pretending to be kind to the humans, and how quickly it switched after they got what they wanted. I'm still kind of processing it, and I'm sure I would have more to say if had some time to sit on it, but I loved this film. It completely reignited my interest in this franchise. It's made me want to go back and watch some of the newer shows (like Prime or Cyberverse), maybe even read the IDW or classic Marvel stuff, who knows! I am excited to dive back into this world, and I'm happy this movie convinced me to do it.