I have no doubt the first of the new trilogy will be great, but I'm worried about the next two installments.
Peter Jackson nailed it with the LOTR series. I like all of em and have watched it at least eight times.
Unfortunately for Transformers, the first was stellar, second was mind numbing, and the third was decent.
They have to be careful not to water it down and have too much action drowning out the storylines and character development. Casting is important as well. They made Haydn a bit too whiny, Jar Jar was one of the worst creations in sci-fi history, and dumbed down Natalie Portman's role in the last episode which was a big fallacy considering how talented she is.
I have faith this franchise will be what everyone expects it to be. It's Disney. Then they'll tie it into a new ride which I'll happily board.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.