You only quoted just a portion of what I actually said. Which makes it look way out of context. In my country, there a company called 'Ceylon Theaters Limited'. They are the ones who do business with Paramount Pictures. For AOE and TLK they enlisted my help for the promotional campaign. They asked for my opinion on how to carry things out. AOE was a huge success. Maybe not more than DOTM and ROTF, but it was one of the most successful movies here. TLK on the other hand suffered a bit. It ran for two weeks before being taken off the theaters, since it was not filling seats. I was devastated because me and my good friend shouted "F*** Critics" at the end of TLK because despite all the negative reactions, I enjoyed it immensely. There are some good stuff when it comes to Transformers movies. But the critics and the media are not kind to the series. Hence, the audience now see a negative aspect. Transformers isn't the only franchise going through the same ordeal. In the eyes of the audience, DC movies are perceived as bad. The comparison is with Marvel. They are the yardstick for good summer popcorn flicks. I'm not an optimist. I'm not a pessimist. I'm a realist. My glowing appreciation for the Transformers movies comes from the fact that it singlehandedly introduced the franchise to countries who have never even heard of the word "Transformers". No matter how many people deny this, I say it again that it was Bayverse which saved the franchise from dying at the hands of 'Digital Media'. The physical toys became cool again. But, the same countries are now exposed to a much bigger juggernaut. Marvel. Everything else just pales in comparison. Not even the once mighty Star Wars franchise can compete with it. What I said was not scoffing. It was not negative. It's a realistic point of view into the situation today. Trust me, my friend. I will campaign again. I will still soldier on. I will still request Ceylon Theaters Limited to bring Bumblebee: The Movie here. I will keep on playing my part to help this franchise. I have faith in Travis Knight. But that does not mean I'll hate Bay. If I meet him one day I'll just go up to him and shake his hands. Say thank you for saving a beautiful franchise. IF Bayverse movies will come to and end, do not lament its absence, for in my spark, I know that this is not the end, but merely a new beginning. Simply put, another transformation.