Top Ten Worst Things About the Transformers Movies


The Top Ten

1 Michael Bay's Directing

Michael Bay does NOT know how to make a good Transformers movie. In fact, his movies have almost NOTHING to do with the Transformers since the focus is more on the humans than on the robot characters. I'm sorry, but there's no excuse for that! If you're going to make movies about the Transformers, then they should BE ABOUT THE TRANSFORMERS! PERIOD! The 1986 animated movie is a good example!

Why can't film critics and audiences stop hating Michael Bay? I mean, what's wrong with his directing?

I feel you, bro. Last time I checked, people watch movies for whatever they want to see, not just the story or quality!

Oh Michael Bay you retard. - MoldySock

I hate you michael bay

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2 The Obnoxious and Annoying Characters

Oh my God. Sam is just the most annoying character in Transformers, almost equal to Jar Jar Binks. He sounds like some late bloomer who masturbates in the school library. Exactly like that guy in my high school who did that. - Crocoduck

Sam Witwicky takes the cake. Because not only was he annoying and obnoxious and acted like a spider monkey on drugs, but he just became more and more intolerable as time went on. Thank God he never returned for the fourth movie. And I hope he doesn't come back. Like, EVER.

Two words: Sam's mom

Oh Mikaela Banes... when will you ever learned? :P

3 They Were All Successful at The Box Office

The Last Knight was the only one to disappoint at the box office. It’s just reported that particular movie lost its studio $100 million.

Probably, it's the toys that make that much a year. Go look up "To Sell Toys" at the Transformers wiki.

Bashing on movies that earned lots of money for some reason really makes you jealous. Are you or not?

They were good with the box office... And absolutely nothing else

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4 In The Action Scenes You Can't Tell What's Going on

According to screen junkies, the action scenes "look like junkyards having sex with each other"

5 Racism

Two Words- Mudflap And Skids Enough Said

Racism sucks! Worse than Bananaism and McDonaldism. - HezarioSeth

6 Optimus Prime Getting Killed Off Half Way Through The 2nd Movie

At least it didn't make many children cry in the theater unlike transformers the movie of 1986

7 Gross Out Gags
8 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The second movie was the most atrocious out of the Bayformers series. Its everything wrong with the first movie, but even worse. And no, Optimus Prime's death in the 1986 movie had some weight to it. And not to mention that movie treated him like a CHARACTER. But to Bay, he's nothing more than a marketing ploy. It was predictable that he would be back before the film was over. Seriously, people, Transformers movies have so much potential to be so much better. But Bay has demonstrated that this is how NOT to do it. This is an example of what happens when you allow the rights to a franchise to fall into the disreputable hands of someone who does what he does just for money and nothing else.

I ain't gonna say I hate the movie, but it's alright. The reason why the haters target this film so much is because it's dialogue aren't that great, bad flaws and they still hate Megan Fox's guts for no reason. You can love this movie all you want, but still the haters will still hating till they die.

Why do many people hate this movie so much? Megan Fox isn't a bad actress and is smoking hot. Optimus dying was a great plot twist. The only things that really sucked about this movie was the fight at the end where the fallen got his ass totally kicked. He didn't even stand a chance even with megatron. Megatron is a horrible character but he is in all of the movies.

This 2nd Transformers movie must be the critical of all time, just look at the nasty negative reviews on it. You're right for one thing, haters will still be hating.

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9 Carley Spencer

The only thing the character did the whole movie was cry and whine. The most irritating thing about the movie was the female character.

She should be #1! She supports all and every girl stereotype there is! And this is an action movie! The girls are supposed to be OPPOSING the stereotypes, not supporting them! - Remaining

Definitely. Carly spoiled the movie for me and my younger siblings. She's so annoying and screams for EVERYTHING non-stop. And she just HAD to be blonde. My goodness, it's always blonde. I can't stand it and just because of her horribly stereotypical and annoying acting, I now dislike DoTM. - xMagnoblade

10 Lack of Character Development

This is one of the problems that is most obvious in the Michael Bay Transformers series. And they say that the original cartoon was full of problems.

The transformers in the movies they are so bland and characterless.They have no charisma or character development.They are just giant killing machines.Someone says they love mirage (He is NOT dino) just WHY because he is just there? and is cool looking? and optimus is not just the heroic optimus that we know.He is a merciless killer who just doesn't show a sign of Mercy.And those Autobots who have some personality like the ones from the first movie usually have cocky attitudes.Even Sam got more character development than them.Transformers is not what we all know thanks to bay.

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11 The Atrocious Acting

Especially on Shia's part as the ever annoying Sam Witwicky.

12 Michael Bay Keeps On Making More Transformers Movies

Now, he said that we are expecting fourteen more of these movies. FOURTEEN! WHY!?

Apparently Michael Bay has grown an obsession for his own interpretation of the Transformers universe. Its been almost a decade since the first movie came out, but he doesn't seem to have changed much since then. But sooner or later people will catch on to how predictable and tasteless his movies really are. And die-hard Transformers fans are going to give up eventually.

13 Objectification of the Female Characters
14 The 5th One is Coming Out

This one is so boring!

15 The Lengths of The Films

The movies last too long than they need to. Especially with all their filler and nonsensical stories. And all the other issues that plague them.

I know they are EXTREMELY long. But that doesn't matter because the movies are EPIC

Half of the scenes add nothing to the story.

16 Transformers: Age of Extinction

I don't have a clear memory of the 5th so I won't include it, but dear god I don't see how this one isn't hands down the worst of the first 4 to everyone, yeah 2 was bad, and the others weren't good, but it always had solid action and dope animation and so so comedy. This one has cheesy cruddy comedy, horrible action, and robots that look like they came from a children's animation series. You can't have a movie that has the horrific one liners that fat green guy kept saying, the child like animations, and DINOSAURS(that was so bad), and then proceed to include the F word in it.

The fourth movie was a little bit better than the first three atrocities, but that's not saying much. But I will give Michael Bay credit for balancing out the focus so that its not too much on the humans or on the robots. And thank God they got rid of Sam Witwicky. Because he was just becoming more and more annoying as time went on. The franchise doesn't need Sam.

I wasted my money's worth from my wallet to see it in IMAX 3D. The longest ever in the franchise and most loudest than its predecessors.

17 Jazz's Death

Jazz's death was so premature and anticlimactic. We don't even get to know his character or anything. They just killed him off just like that. But then again, considering how the first three movies were barely even about the Transformers and focused way too much on the stupid and annoying human characters (who make me embarrassed to be apart of this species), I guess we really can't expect much from Michael Bay, now can we?

This is so unfair Jazz and he is also too young. I will say thank you to Michael Bay if he put him in the movie again.

We miss you so much Jazz and we hope you will be repaired again.

I think Michael bay does not even like transformers!

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18 The Robots Having No Type of Personality Whatsoever
19 All The Movies Are Exactly The Same

That is most certainly true. And that's a BIG problem. Because they all follow the same plot. There's nothing new, no plot twists or character development, no coherent storylines, its just the same garbage over and over again. In fact, by this point, the movies have become so predictable that I've lost faith. Do you really expect the movies to make sense at this point when the writers and producers care so little about the franchise that they based their movies off of? Even Michael Bay doesn't care. He just does what he does just to make a buck. That's pretty much all they care about nowadays.

That could be true, but their fanbases are way different thanks to their opinions.

There just explosiona and loud noises

20 The Fanbase

The critics are not the problem here. Biased and arrogant? You bet they are, but at least they have a good reason to be hated on. It's the fanboys and fangirls who WORSHIP the Transformers movies especially in particular! It's okay to like Michael Bay and Transformers, but it's NOT okay to shove them down people's throats! I don't know how old you guys are, but when Michael Bay is finished with Transformers, that's it! Troll and flame me to death all you want, but popularity doesn't last forever and I mean it! In other words, just let it go!

Broken. That's all I have to say about it over the movies.

The critics are not the issue here. Biased and arrogant? You bet they are, but they have a good reason to be hated on. It's the stupid FANBOYS AND FANGIRLS who WORSHIP the Transformers movies in particular! It's okay to like any Transformers film (including all of them), but it's NOT okay to shove 'em down people's THROATS! Once the Transformers film series is complete, THAT'S IT! Michael Bay can't make more! If any of you fans come here and read this comment, YOU JUST GOT OWNED! So GET OVER IT! HAHAAHAHAA! >

21 Humans Helping Decepticons

This actually sounds interesting. Evil humans working with evil living robots. They should probably use more human antagonists. - xMagnoblade

Transformers prime silas and breakdown

Two words: Harold Attinger - SelfDestruct

22 Characters Have No Screentime


23 The Witwicky Family

They are utterly despicable, annoying, and serve absolutely no purpose to the plot. And I think Sam's mom is a crack-head. Oh, what am I thinking? The plots in these movies make little to no sense at all!

God... The mother is the only one I find funny.

24 Film Critics Hate It

Every time I go to see a Michael Bay Transformer movie. I keep waiting to see if it is going to be better that the 1986 Transformers movie...and my wait continues.

Like I said before, critics have a good reason to be hated on!

And I don't blame them.

25 Hot Actresses Who Can't Act

This should be wayyy, wayyy up the list. I get it, nerds pop willies all through the movie thinking, hey, If I work on my Jedi wiseass skills maybe I can get a supermodel like Sam got in each movie. This is winning Powerball ticket, shoved up a unicorn ass., shoved up Vulkries ass.

26 Optimus Prime is Always Trying to Kill Himself
27 The Writing

Even the writing could be so much better.

28 It Has Over-stayed its Welcome

It most certainly has. And most of the movies have become predictable because they recycle a lot of the same problems. Do you see a pattern here?

29 Running Out of New Transformers After Age of Extinction
30 Ratchet and Leadfoot (And Maybe Dino, Sideswipe, Roadbuster, and Topspin) Were All Killed by Lockdown and Cemetery Wind

So sad, lockdown and attinger are really annoying guys

31 No Actual Crossovers
32 Lack of Female Characters

There are only five female protagonists in the movies. There should be way more female Transformers than that. - xMagnoblade

33 The Character Names Change Constantly and New Unknown Characters Are Constantly Being Added

Dino? Seriously? That's the best Hasbro could come up with? And what's up with all the new characters? Even my father's getting tired of it! - Remaining

34 Too Much Product Placement
35 Ironhide's Death

Again, Bay doesn't care about the Transformers. To him (and to biased closed-minded people), they are not characters, but are simply robots. I say screw that. The Transformers may be robots. But that's not all they are. They are characters, and they deserve to be TREATED as such!

The reason I don't watch transformers anymore.

36 Megan Fox Megan Fox Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom.
37 The Way They Handled Shockwave
38 Created by the Same Company Which Created My Little Pony
39 They Kill Off All the Good Characters

Jazz, the Arcee Sisters, Ironhide, Ratchet...

40 The Movies are Made for Men to Like
41 No Respect or Regard for Previous Series
42 All of the Movies are Set in America
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1. Lack of Character Development
2. The Robots Having No Type of Personality Whatsoever
3. Michael Bay Keeps On Making More Transformers Movies
1. Michael Bay's Directing
2. The Obnoxious and Annoying Characters
3. They Were All Successful at The Box Office


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