A lot of people don’t like Michael Bay and his films. However if you take good look at the list of films he’s either directed or produced, you can’t deny that most of them have made a lot of money which equals to a lot of ticket sales – Miami Vice (TV series), Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Mystery Men, Coyote Ugly, Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Island, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Hitcher, Transformers, The Unborn, Friday the 13th, Horsemen, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, A Nightmare on Elm Street, I Am Number Four and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, all Michael Bay.
The Monocular Group have put together this funny video on what makes Michael Bay and his films so special.
What is art? Is it defined by a stringent set of rules and regulations or can each be a master of their own medium? Complaining about the absence of gravitas in a film like Con Air is the same as looking at a work of Miro and saying “That sucks, it’s all squiggly!”. Every artist has their strengths and styles.
In other words… Terrence Malick couldn’t direct a movie about exploding robots to save his life… and if he did, it’d probably take 40 years.
So pull your head out of your ass, sit down, shut up, and eat your awesome.
The thing about critics is just that, they criticise. Whereas the normal cinema goer just wants to escape real life for a few hours and be entertained, a lot of critics hate the summer blockbuster. Yes Michael Bay films have poor character, plot and script development, but you can’t deny the beautiful visuals and CGI he uses…