Maybe - radical thought, I know - people have different opinions?Natemans said:So I know the films are bad, but why do people still go see them if they know the quality isn't very good?
I actually think the first TF is one of the best mainstream actioners of the, er, noughties. The novelty of what amounted to photorealistic giant-stompy alien robots smashing things up was almost enough to get by on alone (that felt like something I'd wanted to see since being a kid), but I also liked LaBeouf and Fox as a duo, the film had some real heart in places, and it had its funny moments.Saulkar said:In my case I really enjoyed the first one and kept coming back, hoping that they would capture the fun campyness of the original but none succeeded and so I am personally skipping the latest one until it inevitably comes to netflix.
It's fair point that's become well known these days, but even if I sentimentally agree with it I'd have to do the same for Lucas and his SW prequels, and pretty much any film Zack Snyder's made... I suppose on this count they're all as bad as each other, but I much prefer what Bay accomplished with TF1 and 3 than the SW prequels or Snyder's work.PsychedelicDiamond said:I'm probably about to defend him way more than he deserves but here we go: I think it's kinda admirable that Bay's unique directorial voice comes through so well in movies that are as blatantly corporate as Transformers. Bay, for all you can say about him, is an auteur director. I know you're probably rolling your eyes at that statement right now but hear me out: He has a very distinct visual style and very distinct themes between all of his movies and... well, most of these are pretty low brow and you are free to question their artistic merit but when you're seeing a Michael Bay movie you can tell it's a Michael Bay movie. What he's not is some studio stooge who does only what he's told to do. All the stupidity you see in his movies is his stupidity alone. And... well, that's gotta count for something, right?
Second that.Ogoid said:I don't understand what you mean by "Transformers movies"; everyone knows there's only ever been one [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lo7JPLJUUU].
All kidding aside, it baffles me as well. I went to see the first, was disappointed, heard from word of mouth the second wasn't much of an improvement and skipped it until I had nothing else to do on a 12-hour flight, and from then on decided to completely ignore them as long as Michael Bay is at the helm.