This past Monday, I was sent to a press screening to see the new Transformers film and I’m happy to say I was right: Michael Bay is still useless. Even though I’ve seen some of Bay’s other films, I am going to be focusing on the Transformers franchise and how he is slowly destroying a brand I once loved.
While I have a problem with Bay’s visual style that some people love or hate, there is one thing we can all pretty much agree on: Michael Bay doesn’t know how to make human characters. The characters in his films are uninspired, stereotypical, unrealistic, unbelievable and downright stupid. I know a lot of people were hoping that because Bay got rid of Shia Ladouche that the new film would better, acting-wise. But there is no change. Megan Fox/Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been replaced by Bradley from Bates Motel in the eye candy/running around screaming/making stupid decisions role; the nerd who turns badass role has gone, unbelievably, to Marky Mark; the pretty boy role to draw women in (because according to Bay, no actual woman would want to see a Transformers film (!)) with some guy who at times seems to struggle maintaining his Irish accent; and John Turturro’s idiotic villain who turns out to be good goes to Stanley Tucci instead. As you can see, Bay can’t think of new characters, he just takes the same stock characters from before and repackages them.
Of course, I could be wrong, but this is my opinion. If you have your own views, for or against Michael Bay, that’s what the comments section is for.
P.S. Michael, if you ever go anywhere near any of Gerry Anderson’s works, I will go all Liam Neeson Taken on you.
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