This one was a step in the right direction. For once it seemed that Michael Bay was listening to criticism about his films, Robert Orci wasn’t about to make things even dumber than usual, less humans were present, and things were being taken seriously. For the first time in the series, it felt like someone beyond the effects and stunts departments were actually trying to aim for high quality. That said, it’s only better because the bar has already been set so low for this series. So while it might be better than Revenge of the Fallen, it’s still a really bad summer action film.