A Word about Michael Bay

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Now that Transformers is in full swing (and having already seen it twice), I have to ask — what’s the deal with everyone hating on Michael Bay?


Quick sidenote: I posted this and then read Adam and Stephe’s blogs about Transformers and how much it kicks ass, so consider this post a big ole pile on.


Anyway, Michael Bay — I’m sorry, but do Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and The Rock not kick total ass? Any chance you saw The Island? Did you think it sucked? Grab a beer and kick back and take another look. It’s super hot. There’s some trend lately to trash on Michael Bay movies. I can’t figure it out. Literally every critic trashes him, and numerous people have told me “Yeah, Transformers was cool, but Michael Bay’s a douche. He’s the devil and he ruined film.” Huh? I heard this a few years ago, but when did conventional wisdom suddenly send a memo to the world that Michael Bay sucks? Sue me, but I like movies that are hot and kick ass and put a hundred million dollars on the screen. I like seeing truck axles cascade off of other trucks into traffic. I dig ridiculous sci-fi scenarios with fast-paced plots featuring a hundred second bananas from other Michael Bay movies and presidential speeches before the big finales and Will Patton as the best friend. I like the quick cuts and the loud noises and the fact that he’s Spielberg’s new guy and that George Lucas is one of his biggest fans and the fact that Transformers is this year’s T2 and I’ll gladly see it again and again. Nobody does summer better than this guy.

MichaelBay_Cohen_5245130_400.jpg

Now that Transformers is in full swing (and having already seen it twice), I have to ask — what’s the deal with everyone hating on Michael Bay?


Quick sidenote: I posted this and then read Adam and Stephe’s blogs about Transformers and how much it kicks ass, so consider this post a big ole pile on.


Anyway, Michael Bay — I’m sorry, but do Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and The Rock not kick total ass? Any chance you saw The Island? Did you think it sucked? Grab a beer and kick back and take another look. It’s super hot. There’s some trend lately to trash on Michael Bay movies. I can’t figure it out. Literally every critic trashes him, and numerous people have told me “Yeah, Transformers was cool, but Michael Bay’s a douche. He’s the devil and he ruined film.” Huh? I heard this a few years ago, but when did conventional wisdom suddenly send a memo to the world that Michael Bay sucks? Sue me, but I like movies that are hot and kick ass and put a hundred million dollars on the screen. I like seeing truck axles cascade off of other trucks into traffic. I dig ridiculous sci-fi scenarios with fast-paced plots featuring a hundred second bananas from other Michael Bay movies and presidential speeches before the big finales and Will Patton as the best friend. I like the quick cuts and the loud noises and the fact that he’s Spielberg’s new guy and that George Lucas is one of his biggest fans and the fact that Transformers is this year’s T2 and I’ll gladly see it again and again. Nobody does summer better than this guy.

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