* CreatorBacklash: After ROTF had been out a while many people involved with it admitted that it wasn't the movie they were hoping it would be, Creator/MichaelBay included.
* ExecutiveMeddling: You might be wondering why the name of the college Sam Witwicky went to is not named. That's because after filming both Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, the colleges forbade Creator/MichaelBay from revealing the name of the college after they filmed a scene where Mrs. Witwicky got accidentially high on pot brownies and went around campus in a pot-induced humiliation fest.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There can be a very interesting book written about how a number of factors made this movie the ([[BeastMachines de]][[TransformersArmada ba]][[TransformersEnergon ted]]) low point of the franchise.