Bay said the following:
I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool, this is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There wonít be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one]. It feels like a new chapter, this movie, but itís not a reboot. This movie lives in the history of the 'Transformers' movies, and this one starts three years after the last. It feels fresh.
While I admire his passion, I still have the response of "Really? Are you really serious?" kind of feeling.
Has anyone brought up or even remembered that Ehren Kruger is writing this, and he wrote Transformers 2 and 3?