With internet rumors already running rampant for the next film in the “Transformers” franchise, many fans want many different things. Some people HATED the original trilogy of films, unfairly I think. The first was a straight-forward origin story that flowed a lot like one of the ’80’s cartoons (which is a GOOD THING!). Did it have flaws, yes, namely too many close-ups and not being able to see what is going on, but given something was being done that hadn’t been even attempted before, I can give that a pass. The second film tried to “expand” the movie universe, in both character and story, failing on both fronts, coming off as a jumbled mess. “Transformers: ROTF” had charm and tried, dear god it tried, it just didn’t work, but made over $800 million. Then the third film came out, and it was just picked and ripped apart, the plot, in essence, is DIRECTLY taken from the multi-part episode “The Ultimate Doom”…bringing the planet Cybertron to Earth. The movie was a vast improvement over the second installment and Bay seemed in his element in the mass carnage.
If you watch all 3 films consecutively, they form a constant (though very thin) narrative, and was less convoluted than the typical Transformers story. They are visually stunning and (at times) emotionally charged. Michael Bay originally said that “Dark of the Moon” would be his last Transformers film, but news has him prepping the 4th film as we speak. And I want to voice my views (as many MANY others have), on not only how make this next “Transformers” film fit into what has been laid before it, but ultimately, AWESOME!