As far as big, action-packed summer blockbusters go, T:ROTF is absolutely amazing.
While I realize it is fashionable these days to bash Michael Bay for his HUGE ego, I can not subscribe to bashing this, nor any of his non-historically based films. Simply put, no one makes BIG action movies like Michael Bay. No one can deliver the goods like Bay. No one else in Hollywood is as skilled at the art of capturing jaw-dropping, explosive action sequences on film.
Say what you will about the plot and character development in T:ROTF, a movie based on an 80's toy line is not designed to tug at your heartstrings or stir you to reexamine your life path. This is a fun, popcorn spectacle designed to get you out of the heat for 2 1/2 hours and take a ride of pure, fantastical fun.
It's OK to let your hair down and watch cars transform into robots without finding some deeper meaning in the string of high-octane action sequences that provide the linchpin for this BIGGER, BETTER sequel. If you want your blockbusters served with all the emotional and character development bells and whistles, boldly go see STAR TREK. But don't forget to hop on this roller coaster at least once this summer.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is one movie you must watch on the BIGGEST screen in your town while munching on hot buttered corn seed and guzzling a crisp cherry cola.