I just hope they focus on the Transformers this time. I quite liked the first movie, but there was too much human and not enough robot. Nobody cares about Shia and Skanky McObviouslysleptherwayintothispart, we came here to watch Optimus Prime punch things. Bring back Megatron (and for God's sake get Frank Welker to voice him), bring in Soundwave, give Starscream more airtime. Give us Grimlock, and if he's not a T-Rex then go back and redesign him until he is. While you're at it, redesign Optimus Prime so that he's less spindly and more Optimus Primey. That's how they can make the sequel perfect. I don't ask for much, just two straight hours of robots wailing on eachother. Skip the exposition, cut all the scenes with the people. Just take the final half-hour of the first movie as a guideline and make it bigger and explodier.
EDIT - Oh, and Devastator! The real one, the giant thing made up of the Constructicons. I seem to remember them naming that tank in the first movie Devastator, but I don't remember whether they actually said it in the movie, so it might not be too late to retcon that sucker. The sequel needs some really freakin' huge Transformers, and it's too early to bring in Unicron or Primus or Sentinel Prime or anything, so Devastator's the best bet.
Ok Ocelot, is it just me or do we seem to clash more often or not in the movie section?
I agree that more screen time would be better, but you're forgetting something that all movies need to be good: Plot. If a good plot requires humans in it than they obviously are needed. as for the romance it was a Kriffing lot better than the one in AVP Suckuiem. you might go wanting to see Prime hit things but I go there to see how he can impart his wisdom onto the other Autobots as their leader. If something needs to be blown up that's what I want Ironhide to do. Frank Welker's voice, though it was good for the cartoon gun, I prefer Hugo Weaving's just because it's more apropriate and sounds more deadly sort of like Galvatron's.
Though I like Grimlock I'd prefer it if he wasn't in the movie so that they don't screw his character up and end up making him a cement mixer.
Also my Idea of an Aircraft Carrier as Unicron applies to your last statement and the Tank was Known as Brawl, man he was Kriffing awesome, and not only because he was a tank but because he took on Ironhide, Ratchet, Jazz, the Humans and finally Bumblebee before he went down permenantley. I also remeber reading something about Cybertron appearing in this movie though that might've been something that was later cut.