Transformers: Dark of the Moon is trending on surprisingly positive early reviews, suggesting there might be more to the movie than first meets the eye. Bay’s last film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was universally panned, leading to skepticism about the final chapter in the cartoon-turned-mega-billion-dollar-movie franchise. Bay owned up to the sequel’s flaws and promised to skip the “dorky comedy” in his next and final installment. Favorable reviews of the new movie can be credited to Bay’s restraint in the plot and an injection of emotion, though he still blasts the audience with the spectacular visuals and sound they’ve come to expect from a Bay film. Transformers opens nationwide this weekend.