From the UK Guardian, a quick 10 things to keep in mind. Been on a Shane Black kick the last couple days (despite watching none of his movies) and managed to run across this.
Most are easy to forget, but when executed properly you end up with much better movies. I haven't seen Transformers 2, but I guarantee if this checklist had been used in the first one, it would have been a much better movie. You know, outside of just being pretty at points.