njb902 wrote:I have no opinion on the actress but I'm really think I'm over 3d.
I hear ya about the 3D.
As to the actress: it's not gonna matter how good (or terrible) the actors and actresses are, this is Bay we're talking about and this is Bay's Transformers. I don't think "acting" is anywhere in the position description he gives his cast. Look at the previous three films. He's had some really good actors and they've been given nothing to work with. Jon Voight played, well, Jon Voight from what I could see. John Turturro became more and more of a caricature as the movies progressed (along with most of the other supporting cast). John Malkovich was... hell, I don't know what he was meant to be doing. And the women were pretty much eye-candy and told to run and scream a lot while essentially being raped by the camera with any of their lines delivered with the skill and passion of Stephen Hawking's robotic wheelchair voice. The exception to that rule was Frances McDormand's character (cliche) of "hard-ass b*tch" and Rachael Taylor as the attractive - yet feisty - computer geek who despite being the one to figure out that they were being hacked by a #$%@ING ALIEN RACE was totally left out of any further plans until she forced her way into them - and even then she was shot down.
It's all one big crapfest. I didn't pay to see the third one and I sure as hell won't be paying to see this one. It's a shame because I liked the first one and I was all onboard for Bay getting the arse and them getting a new director. Alas, it's not to be. Hell, they've even kept the same writer as DotM. If that's not a recipe for a s*** movie then I don't know what is.