When I was reading reviews for TF3, I constantly read things like "Michael Bay sucks" "Michael Bay is stupid" (just because rocks on the moon don't fall like that doesn't mean you should give the movie. 5/10 stars) "Michael Bay is racist" 'Michael Bay is planning a terrorist attack"(seriously, WTF? You're making a connection between Stone falling out a window and the Falling Man of 9/11?) And I thought, "wow, people must really hate him. I wonder what would happen if Michael kept his involvement with the film a secret" Think about it. Michael has constantly been getting hate purely for his name being on the film. I mean, look at the "I am number 4" article's review on wikipedia. You can see they blame Michael for the poor execution and poor emotion of the film when he was only the producer, not director. And what about "need for speed: the run"? When they released the trailer he directed, Wikipedia called him a explosives and pyromatic fetisht. What would happen if Michael directed anonymously? Would people actually give good reviews? Praise his film style? Or would they just say, "this new director sucks! I prefer Michael!" Think about it.