I watched this at the pictures last night. For free, and at midnight, I should add.
I haven't seen the first one.
This film's fight scenes are ok but every single scene of human dialogue is the most predictable and nauseating thing you've ever seen.
I wasn't surprised to learn it was Michael GAY who directed it. Whenever the boy's with his bird, it's like a music video.
But only about 10% of the film involves Transformers fighting eachother. If it had been 90%, it would've been BRILL.