One of the worst action movies of the 90s. The dialogue by Lawrence and Smith is so God-awful that I had to turn this film off halfway through. Given how great of an actor Will Smith is, it hurts me to be so negative, but his acting is almost as bad as Lawrence's, even for a Bruckheimer production.
If you like completely ridiculous movies with plots that are extremely far-fetched, but have lots of crap blowing up, and the sound on your TV is broken, you may enjoy this film, although I'd advise you to rent Armageddon instead.
As far as the Special Edition DVD goes, I actually own it (gift), and it is far from "Special." The features that are on the special edition should have been included on the original edition. Beside a decent special about how they do the action sequences, everything else on the second disc is pretty boring.
In terms of the actual DVD, it was average, but nothing too special. The "talent files" and "production notes" are simply still images of the main cast that lists their resumes. Not very useful, but not bad to have either. The Michael Bay commentary is decent, although it would have been nice to have more than one person on it. Commentaries are more interesting when you have someone else asking questions or bringing up things the director might have forgotten. It would have been nice to include a commentary with one of the lead actors with Bay. The special effects featurette is very short and not that interesting. It's your standard "here's how we made stuff blow up" featurette.