Michael Bay’s new film, looks like he’s going back to his roots. Believe it or not there was a time when Michael Bay was incredibly popular, during his era of Bad Boys, Armageddon and The Rock. Which are all fantastic action movies.
Unfortunately started receiving a lot of criticism because of Pearl Harbor. That’s what happens when you get an action director to make a movie about a sensitive subject. Action genre’s incredibly shallow, it needs to be grounded by comedy otherwise it becomes very pretentious. Can easily see how it’s a bad idea getting an action guy to direct such a deep subject. Also see Red Tails, so over the top it’s unintentionally funny and that totally undercuts the seriousness of the subject.
Also not too much a fan of the incredibly popular but incredibly controversial Transformers films. Transformers 3 being so popular (in the top 5 highest grossing films of all time) Paramount made Bay a deal so he could make a fourth. Which I’m not keen but they say they’re “taking it in a new direction” we’ll see.
Pain and Gain’s what I’m looking forward to, and Bad Boys 3 which everyone has been waiting a VERY long time for. If he does it right Bay could be setting himself up for more positive feedback. Kind of like what Tom Cruise did in Tropic Thunder.