And this is why Transformers is all but unwatchable a second time through:
Tipped by Andrew Sullivan.
UPDATE: Found a quote (not cited, but hopefully it’s accurate) of Trey Parker’s spot-on assessment of the Michael Bay character arc:
“‘I’m fucking awesome! I’m fucking sweet! I … am … awesome.’ Then in the middle of the movie comes the point where ‘maybe I’m not so awesome,’ and then in the end he’s like, ‘Nooo, I am. I am awesome.'”
How can you argue with that? Simply remember you’re awesome, and you shall become awesome again.