Do you know what I love most about this job? This visual effects one, where I work 45+ hours a week? It because the outcome is cool shit like this.
Sure, story is non existent, and it might bomb at the box office because of it, but HOLY cow. It's effects like these that just really make me love my job.. Who cares where the creatures comes from or that the storyline might suck. It just looks COOL. So all you artists that feel jaded and under appreciated, I still respect the work you do. I mean, look at it. Who didn't appreciate Optimus Prime wrecking havoc in Chicago? Or Shockwave just tearing it up? That stuff is gold. It's just Fucking Awesome.
So go hug a visual effects artist for making these visuals amazing. Hell, buy him or her a beer or lunch. And go to the movies!