Last week I went to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I did this because the movie had gotten such mind-bogglingly bad reviews that I was curious to see if anything could really be that bad. Unfortunately, the sound system in the theater kept cutting in and out, and after about 45 minutes I finally gave up and asked for my money back. Sadly, the only thing I had learned up to that point was that I had no idea what was going on since I never saw the first Transformers movie.
No matter, though. Via the WaPo's domestic and robot affairs blog, Rob Bricken's Transformers FAQ explains it all and is probably a lot more entertaining than the movie itself. Also shorter and cheaper.