Fans worried that the movie would not treat the Transformers with the respect they deserve need not worry. Page 58's description of Optimus Prime transforming shoudl put any worries on that front to bed. "...as the truck TRANSFORMS into...oh yes, Optimus Prime." Wow, a dramatic pause in the description. Heavy stuff indeed. And, we get a nice liguistic non-sequitor in the form of the phrase "robotit organisms".
The script writer also shows great empathy for the Transformers. On page 60, Optimus Prime is described as aswering a question about his origin with "a heavy heart", and we go from there into a truly awful flashback sequence.
Page 62: Exclamation points, never out of style!
Another that I credit the script writer with is staying objective, even during the most emotional scenes. When "Fig", dies a predictable action movie death, the script tells the reader (after a drawn out scene), "That's how he dies." Page 63 is where you will find that bit of poetry.
On page 75 or so, the secret origin of Mikaela is just too supid for words. It ignores a few commonly known and understood elements of statutrory law.
On page 75, Bumblebee skeets a big, steaming, oily load onto a group of government agents. Yes, You read that right. Bumblebee skeets a big, steaming, oily load onto a group of government agents. And, there is no exclamation point. Apparently, the script writer sees nothing exciting or unusual about his.
In a script like this, it is tough to pick a favorite page. No doubt about it though, page 80 is in the running. THE WRITER MANAGES TO DEMONSTRATE ALL OF HIS FINE SKILL WITH USING EXCLAMATION POINTS IN VARYING NUMBERS, MANY TIMES PER PAGE HERE!!!!! Of course, in his (quite understandable) excitement, he does hit "caps lock" a few times. And then, there is a truly emotional scene. Bumblebee is captured by the more government agents (including one who was skeeted only monents before). This scene is truly "hopeless, heart breaking", as evidenced by the fact that the scene is described as such. At this point, more relfective members of the audience may want to pull themselves back from the drama and ponder one of the most challenging questions posed by the film. If the Transformers travel through the cold depths of space space, and negotiate planet-fall as their own entry vehicles, just why are they so bothered by the relatively mild temperatures of hot-rounds and liquide nitrogen?
There is plenty more to (and wrong with) the script.
-thinking it would be really funny if the script were real, and the writer saw this review.