While I was in line to redeem my passes for this film, a little girl who was accompanying her father decided to make conversation with me and asked what movie I was seeing. When she didn't recognize the title of the film, she asked what the movie was about. I told her "It's about these big scary monsters that come to earth, and these robots that fight them." She said nonchalantly "Oh. I've seen that movie before." I laughed and told her she was probably right...we probably all have seen this movie before. And well...she was pretty much spot on. That said, the action that you are no doubt seeing this film for is pretty spectacular. The other stuff? Well...that's where things get a little dicey.
Personally I'm hoping the characters can be good enough to make it truly memorable....the world doesn't need another Transformers.