Yes and yes. What you are saying would be like saying that Tin Man was only worth watching for the FX, or that they should have cut out a third of the dialog in exchange for more FX, which would be bull. Tin Man was a well crafted story that would be nothing without the skill of the writer. I find it astonishing that as a writer yourself, you would place more value on the visuals and the 'splosions more than the story. Big Michael Bay fan, are you?