Saw it two nights ago. Wasn't impressed. Transformers should have been like Starship Troopers - a ridiculous, over-the-top, utterly improbable action flick that didn't take itself seriously. Unfortunately, someone forgot that last part, and it made what could have been a classic action-flick a sad, sorry piece of film-making. Bay has no idea how to give the viewer any kind of true satisfaction, instead opting for gratuitous gratification shots and unintentional cheese. The action scenes, while well-choreographed, are edited so spastically the viewer can barely tell who's fighting, much less what they're actually doing to each other. When the titular giant robots clash, they blend into large chunks of twisting, screaming metal on-screen. The human characters are largely throw-away and forgettable, doing little or nothing to push forward the piss-poor plot, mouthing their lines like cashiers at a fast-food joint. The entire film reeks of stagnation in conception and laziness in execution. Had Bay instead turned it into an ironic, humorous look at mecha culture with a whole lot of self-deprecation and self-awareness of how bad the movie actually is, it could have been enjoyable. As it is, I'm glad I wasn't the one who paid for my ticket.