For those of you just tuning in to the Transformers
franchise -- this thing has been all over the map. The first movie was pleasing to middle-schoolers, ’80s cartoon geeks, and existing fans of PG-13 action movies. The second one was similarly passable to super-fans, but fell victim even further to the earlier movie’s flaws, like poorly edited action sequences and a butt-load of convoluted plot assumedly added to fill up an unnecessarily protracted runtime. Well, with the third film in the franchise, Transformers: Dark of the Moon
, director Michael Bay -- while admittedly hateable for taking movies about giant robots so god-dang seriously -- has redeeme...