Where to begin… Should it be the (non-existent) acting prowess of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox? Alex Kurtzman’s expert writing of nonsense? Michael Bay? Or all of it combined?
Let’s stay with the director. Bay took a beloved cartoon TV series and turned it into a franchise of CGI-filled blockbusters. So far, so good, right? For his effort on The Revenge of the Fallen, he won a Golden Raspberry Award for the worst director of the year in 2009 and was nominated for a 2009 Sexist Pig Award by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. That one, though, he didn’t win.
Bonus fact: Bay was once again nominated for the Sexist Pig Award in 2011 but again failed to win it.
All in all, the RotF is quite bad in almost all departments. What it has is a good show of cars for city driving, race cars, trucks, and construction vehicles – yes, Constructicons are in the movie, and their first appearance is probably the best part of it.