Friday, July 1, 2011

Michael Bay Is A Horrible, Lazy Director/Producer

As a general rule, I don't like mindless action films. I define a mindless action film as something with a stupid or tenuous plot and at least a dozen explosions—or every Michael Bay film.

To be fair, I did enjoy the 1996 release The Rock starring Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery. The plot is ridiculous, but everyone likes Sean Connery and Nick Cage is hilarious, albeit unintentionally.

But I digress. Bay is also known for such critic-cringing fare as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, remakes of almost every scary movie you can think of and most recently the Transformers series.

Almost all of Bay's films have been wildly successful financially with the exception of 2005's The Island which wasn't really seen by anyone.

That's probably why Bay thought he could get away with reusing several scenes from The Island in his most recent release, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The scenes in question are below and probably would have slipped by years ago, but this is 2011.

All Hail the Internet!

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