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It's Joss Whedon. Coming from him, it's probably a good thing; he knows the importance of story and character, and his productions usually are at least moderately intelligent.
I'd say more than moderately. I think the guy is a very clever writer and I like that he skews towards making things dark. I think that will serve this movie. I hope he DOES emulate Transformers, because it's weak link is his forte like you said, characterization. With him professing to be a feminist and seeing how he deals with female characters, I'm really curious on his spin on the Black Widow.
Hey! What're you kicking me for? You want me to ask? All right, I'll ask! Ma'am, where do the high school girls hang out in this town?