Hot because: Everyone -- myself included -- wanted to see the Transformers movie, and everyone agreed that director Michael Bay could have made it any which way and it still would have been a monster hit. He probably could have even re-released that old 1986 animated clunker and gone to the bank with it.

How to stay hot: Here's a radical question: why not actually make it good? How about a Part 2 that blows Part 1 out of the water, and not just with the theater speakers? Oh, and Mr. Bay? Please stay away from that broad, drawing room-type comedy stuff. You're just not that good at it.

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