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1.0 out of 5 stars As long as MIchael Bay will see his fans as cavemen, this will not stop., October 1, 2011
This review is from: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (DVD)
Sorry with my english for i am from Montréal.

I still do not want to give up on Michael Bay. When i see him in interviews, underneath his condescending tone and his obvious self-love, i see an educated and intelligent man. I still have hope that he will mature eventually and direct a genuine great film. But right now, he is a teenager. He obviously thinks that most of his audience is dumb, sexually depraved and uneducated. The way he films women, the way he portrays the adults, the things he makes them say and do, the "comedy" that he puts in there and that he thinks will make us laugh, all of this makes me think that Michael Bay simply sees his fans as cavemen. And by reading some of the comments here, well my God, he's about right!

It is not a question of putting your brain to neutral in order to enjoy a good old "pop corn" movie. Not all "pop corn" movies are good. "Transformers 3" is a bad movie. Just like the second one. Probably even more. The characters are stupid. The dialog is corny. The intentions are childish. And we just don't care about anything. And why, oh why, do incredible and sexy women fall so much in love with Sam? It is so obvious that Bay was a shy and rejected teenager and that he couldn't get... well, nevermind. I don't know how Michael Bay and his team can watch a movie like that knowing that other people will witness such a disgraceful work of art. How can they be proud?

God knows i enjoy all sort of films. Pop corn movies and art films. I loved the first "Transformers". But it is clear to me now that Steven Spielberg had more of a word to say in the first one.

And when i hear people calling this third film "Excellent" or "Perfect"... it's beyond me.

The first part of the film, the prologue that is, when it deals with the missions on the Moon, well that part is truly fun. Those small parts are the ones that make me think that Bay will, one day, make a great "Pop Corn" movie. But the more i see him going and the more i hear him talk, i'm starting to think that he won't be able to do it on his own, that he'll need someone else to help him along the way, like Spielberg in the first "Transformers".

Again, i'm all for "Pop Corn" movies. I enjoy them. But the directors must respect the viewer's intelligence. Michael Bay does not. He is clearly saying that you are dumb. And some of you are worshiping him.

Well you get the movies you diserve.
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Initial post: Oct 8, 2011 1:32:19 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2011 11:32:28 AM PDT
That's too easy, Brandy. If you simply say that, we won't solve anything.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011 1:43:24 PM PDT
Ra Johnston says:
Movies that I found worse than DOTM by looking at their trailers:

The Roommate (2011), looked pretty bad, and not scary, did not see it though.

Bucky Larson: Born to be a star (2011), looked pretty bad, not even 0.00001% funny, come on the main character is a retard with horrid buck teeth for the sake of god, did not see it though.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 11:37:19 AM PDT

It's more than simply being a bad movie. It has to do with Michael Bay's attitude when you listen to him in interviews. He defends what is "undefendable". He really seems to think that he is a true artist and he has this condescending tone that not even Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese has.

The movies you've just mentionned, i don't know them. But maybe the directors are honest about what they want to do? Maybe those movies are just bad movies. That's it?

But with Bay, it's not only the movies that are bad. it's him. He is pretentious. So are his films. In the second "Transformers", you see a big poster of "Bad Boys 2" in Sam's university room, a movie Bay has directed. How much more in love with himself can he be?

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 12:33:11 PM PDT
J. Bryson says:
i Gotta agree man, Bay.. he knows how to do some truly amazing sequences but sadly he feels he has to nod to his own work in every film. He believes that using beautiful women is a plug for a bad plot hole, and covering for shoddy story by slow motion and explosions. I genuinly like the idea of his films but when I watch them.. I am kinda insulted that he thinks I would pay good money to watch some hot chick scream instead of Megatron being the terrifying leader of the decepticons. Thats just my thought.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2011 6:06:00 AM PDT
In terms of telling a story in images, Bay is unique. Not the best but very good. You turn off the sound and simply watch each and every one of his shot and you not only understand everything but you also feel something. To shoot videos for songs, he cannot be beaten. I've seen the three videos he shot for Meat Loaf, especially "Objects In The Rear View Mirror Can Appear Closer Than They Are" which i invite you to look on Youtube. I swear i get goosebumps with some of his camera movements.

And honestly, there is always a scene or two, in everyone of his movies, that are very emotional and effective.

So give him a script where he doesn't have a word to say and give him a producer, like Spielberg, who will follow him like a shadow and i'm sure that he'll do one of the best "pop corn" movie that there ever will be.

But leave him alone and he will spoil everything with his condescending and childish way of seing life.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2011 4:55:26 AM PDT
I don't think WE are trying to solve anything. Brandy has a point, and sheople will eat up anything Bay puts out with a smile on their face. He is just voicing his complaint about the director's quality of work in this "film".

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 9:10:57 AM PST
Well, Bay is going to direct transformers 4 so he is not done yet.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 9:10:31 PM PDT
I'm completely blown away that Michael Bay actually has fans. The Island was the only movie of his close to good, and I really think that was because it was something "original" (since most of his work is derivative). I cursed out loud when I heard he is now going to do TMNT. Another childhood favorite of mine that he is going to ruin. I really, really wish he would just go away.

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 9:15:15 AM PDT
S. College says:
I am in complete accord. I am willing to suspend my disbelief quite a lot for films - and sometimes the light, simple action fair is just what you need. But "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" was so terrible, I could not bring myself to find anything redeeming in it. Well, only one thing - young kids really love this movie. That kinda tells the story right there.
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