With the Transformers franchise, bar the first film, Michael Bay successfully delivers everything you want, well mostly, until you watch it and then feel like you have been cheated. That you have wasted almost 2 hours of your life you simply cannot get back. Imagine buying a burger from a burger bar and the picture looks excellent, the ingredients sound great. You get the burger and half the ingredients are there and the burger tasted a little flat. The ingredients didn't jell well and what you initially expected was light years away from what you actually got. Although you enjoyed the burger because you were hungry, you can't help to think it would have been a lot better if all the ingredients were there or maybe straight out buy a completely different burger. Transformers 4 is like this.
You could tell that this Transformers film was trying to be different from the previous incarnations and there was some really cool moments and special effects, but unfortunately, this is what the Transformers franchise has become; a bunch of cool moments, some funny moments and great special effects. You can't knock Michael there. We'll on the special effects.