I saw and let's face it, Michael Bay has always been a piss poor director when it comes to plot, acting, and any character development. For example, they try to introduce some background info on Josh Duhamel trying to put in some emotion but nothing happens with the background, absolutely nothing. In fact, after seeing the movie the first time, I did not remember any human character's name except Sam because they were just that darn forgettable.
But knowing Bay's past, you know he relies way too much on special effects but he usually gets it right combining them with action, excitement and explosions. Yeah, some of the special effects were used a lot and they were annoying to me. If you're amped up for an action movie blockbuster, this is it, but don't expect some kind of summer epic. I watched the movie as a download and in the theater. It is definitely worth paying the $7-10 to see the movie on the big screen with better picture quality and premier sound. Of course of you have a good sound system at home, you could buy it on DVD but this isn't exactly the movie you sit and watch multiple times to equal the cost of movie tickets.