So it turns out that Michael Bay CAN shoot the Air Force scrambling for jets at sunset

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Well in full support of Stephe’s Transformer Day, I’ll throw my 250 million cents in. I got caught up with all my movies over the Fourth of July except, get this, Fantastic Four 2, the stars were not in alignment the couple of times I tried to go see that, but that’s okay, it’s the one I’m most excited for and you’ll know I’ve seen it when I don’t post about it if Superman Returns and Spider-Man 3 are any example. By the way, how did they fuck up Spider-Man that bad? Amnesia? The “if we combine forces we can defeat Spider-Man” meeting? Ratner-esque problems brought up and solved in the same scene? You’re kidding, right?

But that’s not what I’m here to say. When did I become THE Michael Bay supporter? I’ve realized that Michael Bay has never been the problem, it’s been the inability of screenwriters to find a convinceing reason for Humvees to rain from the sky. Well finally it’s been found and nobody could’ve made Transformers as big as Michael Bay, it just kind of effortlessly worked. The real impact if such a phenomenon were to happen was shown well, from the military response to such a threat to a teens relationship to the car. Kudos for not fucking it up Michael. Plus it was a monster movie (I had watched Godzilla movies all weekend at those segued very nicely into this) and a killer cars movie, which we haven’t seen since Christine. I could see any one of these angles being missed, but they weren’t. Love that.

And I’ll just sum it all up by saying: Best Summer Ever? The previous best was 1989:Batman, Lethal Weapon 2, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters 2, The Abyss. Does anyone else think in terms of that summer when someone mentions a date? There’s like a BC/AD factor to it. I always think pre-Batman, post-Batman. Anyway, despite all the misses, this summer has taken that one’s place, and Bourne 3 isn’t even out.

-Transformers.jpg

Well in full support of Stephe’s Transformer Day, I’ll throw my 250 million cents in. I got caught up with all my movies over the Fourth of July except, get this, Fantastic Four 2, the stars were not in alignment the couple of times I tried to go see that, but that’s okay, it’s the one I’m most excited for and you’ll know I’ve seen it when I don’t post about it if Superman Returns and Spider-Man 3 are any example. By the way, how did they fuck up Spider-Man that bad? Amnesia? The “if we combine forces we can defeat Spider-Man” meeting? Ratner-esque problems brought up and solved in the same scene? You’re kidding, right?

But that’s not what I’m here to say. When did I become THE Michael Bay supporter? I’ve realized that Michael Bay has never been the problem, it’s been the inability of screenwriters to find a convinceing reason for Humvees to rain from the sky. Well finally it’s been found and nobody could’ve made Transformers as big as Michael Bay, it just kind of effortlessly worked. The real impact if such a phenomenon were to happen was shown well, from the military response to such a threat to a teens relationship to the car. Kudos for not fucking it up Michael. Plus it was a monster movie (I had watched Godzilla movies all weekend at those segued very nicely into this) and a killer cars movie, which we haven’t seen since Christine. I could see any one of these angles being missed, but they weren’t. Love that.

And I’ll just sum it all up by saying: Best Summer Ever? The previous best was 1989:Batman, Lethal Weapon 2, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters 2, The Abyss. Does anyone else think in terms of that summer when someone mentions a date? There’s like a BC/AD factor to it. I always think pre-Batman, post-Batman. Anyway, despite all the misses, this summer has taken that one’s place, and Bourne 3 isn’t even out.

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