I dug the first Michael Bay Transformers movie. I would have liked a little more characterization for the title characters; but overall I thought it was just about as good as could be expected. It had more profanity than I would have liked, but whatever.
I thought Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was a far superior movie to the first, mainly because it featured about twice as much “giant robots beating the shit out of each other” action. No, the story wasn’t amazing and the human-centric portions were just sort of there. The bottom line is that the movie gave me exactly what I wanted: lots of explosions and Autobots fighting Decepticons. Unfortunately it also gave me the Ghettobots – Skids and Mudflap – and about fifty times as much profanity as the first. I haven’t watched it again. I know I will at some point, but the mere thought of those stupid, cursing robots puts me off every time I think about it. The problem is compounded by the fact that I loved the rest of the movie so much.
I suppose I should take a moment to address my hypocrisy.