These films are how I got into Transformers, when I was 7 or older I watched the first one , then ROTF and DOTM. I was captivated by what I viewed as a good series of films, though when I finally discovered the internet (and watched Age Of Extinction) , I discovered a YouTube channel called Dingocrikey who made interesting speculation videos about the fifth film, which I remember being INSANELY hyped for given the plot points introduced in AOE. My opinion of the films began to change, and I learned how critically panned they were and how the Transformers fandom views the films.
That only fueled the fire as I looked further into Transformers lore, hoping certain aspects would be in a film someday. As my TF obsession grew, the films began to lose their magic. I was duped pretty much, but in summary, these films are mediocre at best and horrible at worst and got me into Transformers.
But man, my disappointment in The Last Knight after...three years of hype is immeasurable.
The Bumblebee spinoff actually looks good tbh