I just saw this movie, it was reasonably good, especially as someone who hasn't really liked any Michael Bay film since The Rock. It's probably because I found Shia LaBeouf less annoying now than he was in the other films, and is showing more action-hero charisma this time around. I didn't enjoy the beginning much - lots of awkward and unnatural exposition. The plot doesn't make sense at all. The opening scene where they used the Apollo moon missions as the foundation of the story seems like a brilliant starting point, but then it feels like the writers are just wingin' it the rest of the way. My view may be unjustified because I had a hard time trying to make sense of the plot, and lost interest halfway through the movie. But the climatic ending was good action... yay for cgi explosion porn.
Actually I mostly enjoyed the side characters:
- The Buzz Aldrin actually appeared! I didn't know he was in the movie, so it was an awesome surprise for me, and had a big smile on my face when he appeared.
- John Malkovich, probably for no other reason than simply he's John Malkovich.
Also, my constant complaint in Michael Bay's Transformer movies is: This being a sci-fi/fantasy action movie, the scriptwriters/director had every opportunity to give us a badass female lead character. The woman who replaced Megan Fox seems very pointless.