I sometimes used to read the comic books when I was younger. I also played the game on C64. The movie recreates this very well. Its a teenage movie, with robots (or autobots) that can transform. The movie picks up the teenage theme right on spot and it works very well.
Although the movie got some shitty reviews, I think the movie is almost within the Transformers universe. It is not a realistic movie. So let’s play on action, fun and enjoy some crazy robot action for a while. Basically the movie does not take itself too seriously and that is what I like.