Some people don't like special effects laden movies, and that's fine. I see this as another promising entry in Zach Snyder's already (IMHO) awesome catalog of films: 300, Watchmen, and Legend of the Guardians. Not all films with special effects are directed by Michael Bay. If that were the case Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg) would have been as bad as Pearl Harbor (Michael Bay). Although to Michael Bay's credit, I did really enjoy The Rock, which is his highest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.