I actually liked this film. The main cast is SO much better here and you feel from the start there is a good connection between the human lead and the autobot leader. I forget the guys name both in RL and the film but he is a class actor to have that much great chemistry with a blue screen character in Optimus. I can't describe how much better he is than Shia. The autobots act as the protagonist in this film and the humans are the villains. This is an improvement because the film is called TRANSFORMERS thus it should be about them and it finally is! it's mostly about them fighting back., tho as expected the human protagonist over take them in development still. With the sub plot thing about Lockdown and prime, I felt like he was much more important in his film, I think he spoke the most, and we see him in an interesting situation this film where he has to choose between humans and his own kind, obeying his creators, he looks cool and he has an arc. A Transformer character who actually goes through personality changes and shows emotion, the "soul" thing was chessy though, it's called a spark but whatever at least he has things to say in this film. Sadly the same can't be said for the rest of the group............. Helicopter guy Name: Unknown Personality: spiritual, calm, although rarely touched upon after his initial appearance, few lines second half, disappointment Green guy Name: Unkown Personality: I can't reremeber anything... Brown guy Name: Hound Personality: he is the muscle guy, he has the spot light of holding the fort before the dinobots arrive. Actually, has quite a few lines, probably more than Ironhide in TF1 and TF2 So, it's better than the last 3 films, in terms of personality and lines spoken, appearance times for cast members, there's no Sideswipe/Acree style pointlessness here, but It's still shit. Maybe TF5 we will finally get that secondary autobots are important too and should take priority over pointless, predictable dad/daughter fluff. 7/10 film. Try to pretend all prior TF media never existed and it is quite good -Michael bay stops this film being so much better- The guy is hack director, he doesn't have a clue what his doing. Every single fight scene looks the same barring the final one, (which was too easy btw) it's just a bunch of metal flying back and forth, occasionally sparks and the famous side cart movement all with the camera roating around constantly so you can't even make out what's going on. The fights are also incredible short, blink and you miss them, one shot kill villains. The only reason this film is not garbage like the last tow is because of the script, which I'm sure bay had nothing to do with. If they get rid of this bay clown the next two films (I assume they will make) will be SO much better. No Michael bay, any competent director, and this film would be 8/10 easily. Also, please be aware there are no decepticons in this film. None what so ever. Not even a mention of them. I guess they were inconvenient to the plot as the focus was humans vs autobots and showing them hunting a autobot is more important, but there is not a throw away line, nothing to explain why none show up.