What I liked:
As usual, I love Sam and his smart aleck remarks.
I love his mother
I love Bumblebee
Happy for the return of John Turtorro - who is very funny as usual
Also happy for return of my two favorite soldiers
I liked the addition of John Malkovich and Patrick Dempsey - those were two surprises
All the action and special effects
What I didn't Like:
It was hard to distinguish between robots at times. There was one fight when they all looked like the same robot and it was hard to figure out what side won the fight.
Also the new girl - Carly wasn't as good. She didn't have many good lines or the wit of Mikaela's character.
What was wrong:
The whole premise with the moon and the discovery of the machines - as the Hoover Dam (from the first movie) was built in the 1930s. Therefore, they already knew of their existence!!! But I confess I love how they mixed history in with these movies. I loved the idea of moon landing being a secret mission and the footage of Kennedy.
What I wish they did differently:
They didn't explain the break-up of Sam and Mikaela
There were too many new robots and no explanation of them - I wish there had been a little more character development. For the most part - there are only two Autobots that are well known - Optimus Prime and Bumblebee
Overall Thoughts: A pretty good movie with the usual action and special effects