Now, I'm willing to suspend some disbelief to enjoy a movie, but this one just asked me to throw my sense of logic and continuity completely out the window. After setting it on fire first.
There were so many scenes and different events happening that made absolutely no sense, that at times it took me out of movie-watching mode and into WTF-is-going-on mode. Transformers 2 (as horrible as everyone else says that it was), I think, made more linear sense than Transformers 3.
That being said, if you can and are willing to put aside the fact that movies should make at least some sense, it was A REALLY COOL MOVIE!
It was bigger than the second movie. I saw it in IMAX 3D, which was pretty cool, but it was the first movie I've seen in 3D so I don't have anything to compare it to.
Rosie did an awesome awesome job. I didn't think she would make a good Megan Fox replacecment, but she killed it as Sams loving girlfriend. She played the part so sweetly and lovingly that it made it seem like we should all be able to get top-of-the-corporate-ladder lingerie-supermodel girlfriends. The very first shot of her was her panty-clad derriere, and there was a great pan-up shot of her in a tight white dress. She really did a great job.
Some things seemed rushed, like the intro and subsequent death of Deep Wang. And the Decepticon invasion of Chicago. It seemed very Skyline to have a bunch of alien robots show up and take over the city and want to abduct all the humans.
Where the hell did Simmons get all his money? Was it all from writing that book? And why did he randomly have Wash (from Firefly) as a bodyguard/butler?
How did Optimus, with his handy-dandy jetpack and super badass swords and other weapons, get caught up in some steel wires, to the point where he was taken completely out of the fight?
Megatron betraying Sentinel Prime because of one short conversation with Carly didnt seem plausible. And his one-liner to Optimus ("What would you be without me?") was WAY too cheesy.
Why/how the hell did Bumblebee and the other Autobots get taken prisoner? And why the hell was Bumblebee (of ALL the Autobots) going to let himself get executed when there was still a war going on?
The random Doom-style 1st-person-shooter point-of-view while the dude was shooting at the Decepticon during the war. At that point the thought crossed through my mind 'Wow, Michael Bay is really just trying to cram EVERY possibly cool cinematic trick into this movie, isn't he.'
That sure was a short 15-hour drive from wherever they were to Chicago.
And finally, the ending seemed rather abrupt. In the other two, there was always followup shots (1- Sam and Micaela on the hood of the car, 2- Sam and Optimus talking on the carrier). This time it just seemed to end. It was too abrupt for me. It would have been nice to see Optimus with his arm reattached.