I am a fan I have been since Bro got comic back in 80s.
I am trying to be fair so here goes
The film was better with Megan Fox. know I really most say that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is great and her character is spot on, in fact Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is actually the Star.
Shia LaBeouf was OK but he looks better on screen with Megan Fox sorry Shia could not pull Rosie Megan Yes Rosie never. though he and Rosie do very well papering over the fact that well Megan Fox is missing.
The Plot is OK the CGi is fantastic and we almost get that Legend moment Prime Vs Megatron on the Dam.
But the movie has no hart no sole no hummer no appeal we don't get enough time with the parents or the special Ops boys in addition all the quirky clever funny geeks have gone.
This move has fallen down the Phantom menac attack of the clones hole looks extraordinary real even can see were the effort and MONEY went and well done but the characters have gone
I don't love this movie-verse any more because I cant engage with any characters not that they are poorly written or performed its that there are None, Michael Bay, Ehren Kruger and others have left use with a movie that has gotten rid of so many characters.
You want to see how to make a movie with characters look at LotR or Avengers or even Tron they are wooden and slow but they are there.
We love the CGi Robots the cars the explosions and the action but we need characters we need the dum-dum twins the crazy parents the Freaky friends and colleges and we also need the all action real American Heroes.
Big Giant robots Fantastic but people yes please.