I absolutely loved AOE and have seen it twice, but you can't deny it's one hell of an endurance test. Are there any scenes, sequences, or other bits you would cut or trim down to bring down the runtime? I'd try to get the runtime down about 20-25 minutes or so. I would: -Just slightly trim down the opening Texas scenes. These weren't that long to begin with and set up the characters nicely, but you could have maybe done the movie theater scene in about half the time. Again, this really didn't stand out as being out of place or overly long, so it's not a huge deal. -Gas station scene. This could have been a third of the length. The law joke wasn't terrible, but it was too long of a setup / punchline. -Joshua and Li Bingbing running through China. This was obviously pandering to the Chinese market. This really added nothing to the movie. They should have just driven to Hong Kong and Joshua could have gone straight up to the roof, and cue the Decepticons and Autobots' ship arriving. This was really the only part of the movie that really felt out of place and dragged for me. It went on for far too long. -Lockdown's super vacuum. I don't know, this just sort of dragged for me a bit. I mean, you just had an amazing sequence in which the Dinobots charge through Hong Kong, and now they're just helplessly floating in the air. It's not even that exciting of a scene. Maybe have the ship deploy large mechs instead? This kind of killed the momentum of the final battle for me. I did like the part when the ships were falling on them, but any time any of the Autobots actually lifted into the air, it was kinda eh for me. Well, those are my two cents. I thought the movie had an incredibly strong core, and just making it a little more focused overall would have made it the best of the series IMO.