1. This movie is really worth seeing. Director Michael Bay gives you exactly what you want, more metal vs. metal, humans vs. metal, more explosions, total city destruction, hot cars and a witty, fast-paced script.
3. You absolutely, positively don’t have to see it in 3D. What you do have to do is sit far enough away from the screen so that you’re not lost in the mangled metal sauce during the fight scenes. Just watching each Transformer actually transform is confusing enough, if you’re paying attention to how each one folds and unfolds. (I was)
5. Be prepared for at least one special guest cameo that you weren’t expecting! Hint: you’ve seen two of them before in films that opened with huge numbers in 2011. Hollaaaa, City of Squallaaaaa!!
Transformers: 2 1/2 stars. Rated PG-13, 157 mins.