I went into the cinema for Ristin's sake and even though I didn't go in there with high expectations, they weren't met. If you're a fan of the cartoon series, you're going to love this modern retelling of the myth but this non-Transformers fan was left out in the cold. Sure, it had good CGI, but the action scenes were confusing and half the time I didn't know who was who. The story was weak to the point of being anemic, but you don't go to this sort of movie expecting strong story-telling. Now, I love America more than a lot of Americans, but it had this celebration of American militarism running through it that left me bemused.
In spite of all that, I'm glad I went to see it. My raccoon, having loved Transformers in his childhood, loved it and it was worth it to hear him say "thank you." Of course, I'd much rather be here gushing over Ratatouille, but that won't open in Australia until 30th August. I have to keep myself away from spoilers in the meantime.