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    So i was surfin itunes for no apparent reason, checking out the movies and it looked like theres a lot of people out there not Michael Bay fans. To all of you out there who are not MB fans you are entitled to your opinions so thats cool. But its not just itunes it everywhere. I myself am i huge Mike fan. so i was wondering what you guys don't like about his work?
    Marquis d'Bod of the RCMC... always and forever

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    Re: Michael Bay Films

    I have yet to see Transformers and I hear that it is very good. My main problem with Mr. bay's films (and I can't say i am a hater, just not a fan) is that he tends to set plot logic aside in favor of flashy SFX and explosions and chase scenes and the like. I like special effects as well as the next person but SFX are supposed to compliment the movie story not replace it.

    This was my main problem with his "The Island" movie. He took a semi-weak plot from a forgotten film ("Parts: the Clonus Horror") and modernized it and then turned it into a series of chase scenes with lots of explosions. The plot was a thin string used to connect the SFX scenes together.

    Anyway, I don't hate the guy or his work, but I can't say I am a fan. A few friends of mine who have similar views have seen Tranformers and say M.B. has broken out of his "usual mold" with that one so I look forward to seeing it.

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    • #3
      Re: Michael Bay Films

      Transformers was a bit different from his traditional style, but trust it to be coming back with rumors of a third bad boys movie.
      Marquis d'Bod of the RCMC... always and forever

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      • #4
        Re: Michael Bay Films

        Originally posted by Goofy Daddy View Post
        This was my main problem with his "The Island" movie. He took a semi-weak plot from a forgotten film ("Parts: the Clonus Horror") and modernized it and then turned it into a series of chase scenes with lots of explosions. The plot was a thin string used to connect the SFX scenes together.
        I feel the exact same way. It had potential but of course he ruined it with the constant "RUN!" followed by your typical over the top chase scene and over the top action/chase scene music. The only redeeming factor in that movie was Ewan McGregor (the main reason why I saw the movie in the first place).

        My problem with Michael Bay is his movies are just too predictable.

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        • #5
          Re: Michael Bay Films

          because his movies are ummm not that good? Yeah, if you're into popcorn movies with no real story line but lots of action, this is your guy but I don't pay 10 bucks to see an explosion too many and overtop action scenes, I pay to see a movie with a good story, good acting, and a fine mix of everything else.

          Now, I'll turn that little mouse's dream into a nightmare Fantasmic!

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          • #6
            Re: Michael Bay Films

            I miss you more then Michael Bay missed the mark
            When he made Pearl Harbor
            I miss you more than that movie missed the point
            And that’s an awful lot girl
            And now, now you’ve gone away
            And all I’m trying to say is
            Pearl Harbor sucked, and I miss you

            I need u like Ben Affleck needs acting school
            He was terrible in that film
            I need u like Cuba Gooding needed a bigger part
            He’s way better than Ben Affleck
            And now all I can think about is your smile
            and that ****ty movie too
            Pearl Harbor sucked and I miss you

            Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?
            I guess Pearl Harbor sucked
            Just a little bit more than I miss you
            What an idiot....

            Yeah, I do that Twitter thing.

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            • #7
              Re: Michael Bay Films

              I like Michael Bay for what he is. A director that likes to blow stuff up.

              But he should stay away from movies with any kind of plot or historical significance (IE: Pearl Harbor). Although, I will say the battle scenes in that movie were great, but the fault with that movie really needs to lie with the crappy script and acting.

              I did enjoy The Rock, The Island and Transformers though. I'm not going to say I didn't.

              I did see on IMDB that he's listed as a producer for the remake of The Birds. They better not screw it up.

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              • #8
                Re: Michael Bay Films

                From all the reasons above, I found it funny how he was a guest judge on FOX's "On the Front Lot". Actually, I only saw the first couple episodes. But Steven was onboard and being produced by Dreamworks and the winner got a contract with DW and the Transformers movie was from DW and they kept talking about Transformers throughtout that whole episode... haha.

                My point is: I didn't take MB seriously as a guest judge on that show knowing his past work, :P

                "You're not thinking fourth dimensionally!" -Back to the Future

                "With this place, I wanted to give them something real, something that wasn't an illusion, something they could see and touch. An aim devoid of merit."
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                • #9
                  Re: Michael Bay Films

                  Where do I begin. I mean really.
                  1. Transformers (2007) (executive producer, Director)
                  2. The Hitcher (2007) (producer)
                  3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) (producer)
                  4. The Island (2005) (producer, Director)
                  5. The Amityville Horror (2005) (producer)
                  6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (producer)
                  7. Pearl Harbor (2001) (producer, Director)
                  8. Armageddon (1998/I) (producer, Director)
                  9. Coyote Ugly (2000) .... Photographer
                  10. Bad Boys (producer, Director)
                  11. Bad Boys 2 (producer, Director)
                  Not to mention his in-the-works remakes of Friday the 13th and The Birds. I suppose I don't hold him entirely accountable for all that he has done. Michael bay is kind of the Darth vader to the Evil Emperor of Cinema, Jerry Bruckheimer.

                  Am I being a film snob? Yeah I suppose. But it saddens me to see that MB is making a living off of exploiting the lowest common intellectual denomenator. Furthermore I am not saying every movie should be a message movie or IMPORTANT in some way. Fun is what the movies is all about. But don't insult me by asking me to follow a predictable plot with characters that are paper thin who are spewing dialogue that is full of cliches while the soundtrack booms with explosion after explosion. Not my cup of tea.
                  "All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
                  Homer Jay Simpson


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                  • #10
                    Re: Michael Bay Films

                    The LARGEST Group of "Non-Michael Bay Fans"?

                    Anyone who has ever worked on one of his movies.

                    The man is one large walking sphincter muscle.
                    "I've got the heart of a child..." - I keep it in a box, next to my bed...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Michael Bay Films

                      Originally posted by EvilQueen View Post
                      The LARGEST Group of "Non-Michael Bay Fans"?

                      that should be the title of this thread
                      Marquis d'Bod of the RCMC... always and forever

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                      • #12
                        Re: Michael Bay Films

                        I freaking loooove Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, and Coyote Ugly. They are craptasticly fabulous!! :clap: But I'm known for my questionable taste.

                        I can watch Ben Affleck dance animal cookies on Liv Tyler's tummy for hours in Armageddon. Those movies are just so crappy. And I die laughing throughout Pearl Harbor. It's just so awful. And the acting in Coyote Ugly, and the script. HiLARious!! :clap:

                        Those are the only Michael Bay movies I've seen.
                        1. Untitled Friday the 13th Remake (2009) (in production) (producer)
                        2. 2012: The War for Souls (2010) (pre-production) (producer)
                        3. The Birds (2009) (pre-production) (producer)
                        4. The Horsemen (2007) (post-production) (producer)
                        5. Transformers (2007) (executive producer)
                        6. The Hitcher (2007) (producer)
                        7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) (producer)
                        8. Pissed (2005) (consulting producer)
                          ... aka In the Blink of an Eye (USA: new title)
                        9. The Island (2005) (producer)
                        10. The Amityville Horror (2005) (producer)
                        11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (producer)
                        12. Pearl Harbor (2001) (producer)
                          ... aka Pearl Harbour (UK: promotional title)
                        13. Armageddon (1998/I) (producer)
                        Director:
                        1. 2012: The War for Souls (2010) (pre-production)
                        2. Transformers (2007)
                        3. The Island (2005)
                        4. The Lionel Richie Collection (2003) (V) (video "Do It to Me")
                        5. Bad Boys II (2003)
                          ... aka Good Cops: Bad Boys II (Malaysia: English title)
                        6. Pearl Harbor (2001)
                          ... aka Pearl Harbour (UK: promotional title)
                        7. Armageddon (1998/I)
                        8. The Rock (1996)
                        9. Bad Boys (1995)
                        10. Shadows and Light: From a Different View (1992) (V)
                        11. Great White: My... My... My... the Video Collection (1991) (V) (video "Call It Rock N' Roll")
                        12. Playboy Video Centerfold: Kerri Kendall (1990) (V)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Michael Bay Films

                          Transformers (2007) (executive producer, Director)
                          The Hitcher (2007) (producer)
                          The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) (producer)
                          The Island (2005) (producer, Director)
                          The Amityville Horror (2005) (producer)
                          The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (producer)
                          Pearl Harbor (2001) (producer, Director)
                          Armageddon (1998/I) (producer, Director)
                          Coyote Ugly (2000) .... Photographer
                          Bad Boys (producer, Director)
                          Bad Boys 2 (producer, Director)

                          Yikes.

                          I can only guess he must "do good lunch"

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                          • #14
                            Re: Michael Bay Films

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...?v=ZP7FXFFywy4
                            Goodbye, Me Bizarro is not Monkey Joe. Me Bizarro hates Disney parks so much. Hello

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                            • #15
                              Re: Michael Bay Films

                              Originally posted by Fishbulb View Post
                              But don't insult me by asking me to follow a predictable plot with characters that are paper thin who are spewing dialogue that is full of cliches while the soundtrack booms with explosion after explosion. Not my cup of tea.
                              I don't go into a Michael Bay film to see oscar-calibur plots and acting.

                              I go to see lots of crap getting blown up and I like that.

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