Well to be fair, in that first movie, Starscream was speaking Cybertronian only, and avoided english until the end. He was incognito mode so to speak. It wasn't until towards where he wanted humans to understand him that he started being more direct in that regard with a language they could understand. Before then, we were kind of annoying gnats to him that he was hiding from until he could figure out where Megatron was. Then he got a little more banter and scary personality stuff in the sequels. But the decepticon side didn't really get a lot of chance for development. Only some quick scenes. Mostly the Autobots got the personality focus some in their interactions. We should also keep in mind that Hasbro doesn't throw designs or lore away anymore. They find ways to integrate it. So the movie designs are likely to evolve, but elements of them are likely to stay too. We will not get a direct G1 panel by panel CG versions, or even Masterpiece or Alternators to the big screen in live action form. At most, we'll get redesigns that are mildly different from Bay-verse, but still carry on more classic aspects to separate them, and even that we will not see for a while. The reboot itself will not take hold until later. They'll milk the current movies for a bit, as well as Bumblebee's current iconic look. Then later, when the timing feels right, they'll start to build a new look that probably better blends the aesthetic of Movie to G1 and other areas of the lore. Slightly organic metal but also still recognizable, and still not liquidized metal faces like beast wars. So we may see a more pronounced megatron helmet, or Bumblebee's helmet, but also will still carry hues of bay-verse design elements in the face and eyes. Probably more along the lines of Barricade in TLK, but then also still some more varied alien designs too, and diversity of characters. Though this does kind of make me hope this time they use Arcee's movie 1 concept that got tossed aside. Kind of really grown on that design. If Hasbro is going to fully reboot, they will fully reboot later and plan it out more this time and plot it out. So this time it is more cohesive, and better character driven without worries about stuff getting axed because of various director creative decisions that nixed plans or had to be worked around. The main thing that was a problem with the first 4 movies is that they were kind of thrown together and had random elements changed on the fly with no direct cohesive vision. It was a lot of random changes for random whims and from audience reactions, with very little overall plan until about TLK to Bumblebee and probably what would have been TF6, and what may still be in the origin animated feature that's still in the works too. A new director and reboot doesn't mean they'll get rid of the artists they've been using, and are likely to keep many of them on board, as well as whatever other assets might be usable still. Or all this talk of reboot could be premature and a form of marketing itself to get people talking about Transformers, and it turns out they pull something else as in a reboot in how it's handled. Though with the 50th anniversary of G1 roughly 16 years away and the gestation period for some media projects to build to something like that, who knows. Right now it's hype speak. Wait and see the final products and trailers or what news comes forward. It's a curious move in general, but with much of the marvel material coming and hasbro profiting from that, and the action man movie coming up, the still left 2 transformers features, and the GI Joe movie coming up, I think Hasbro as a corporate entity is fine. Especially with the news of them taking over the power rangers toy license with who knows what major announcements tied to that that have yet to be made yet too. All we know there for certain is that they're doing the Kyu conversion toys. As timing goes, this might be the perfect time to let Transformers movies rest for a minute to let the hype build back up for a new outing later. Especially since 2 films are already in the works still, and a new series is on the way. Maybe it's time to let the series breathe for a minute and catch its breath. Heaven knows my wallet needs some rest from how much Hasbro has been pulling out of it non-stop, and looks to keep pulling out of it without me complaining yet.