I think Michael Bay raises the bar for action every time he makes a new movie. He just outdoes himself. I mean why wouldn't he want to? Never mind the story aspect, I'm talking about the movie on a technical level. Other than James Cameron, I don't think any one else could've taken the helm and really bring the movie to a be what it should be and that is a big robo-destruction-fest. And more of course. You know Michael Bay can do car chase and make them totally exciting. Look at the Rock and Bad Boys 2. I dunno if this is in the movie but it very well should be. Imagine BB and Barricade in a car chase and then while they are in hi-speed chase, they do a transformation while in mid chase and continue the chase as robots. I know that he's got something like that up his sleeve. Cuz he wants to make an action sequence that he would want to see. I remember reading that Robert Zemeckis was a candidate for directing Transformers. I was actually pretty excited because I like alot of the movies he has made. But now that I think about it, Robert Zemeckis would have made it too fantasy like. Probably less action. Imagine if Ang Lee (Hulk, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) or Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, Usual Suspects) were to direct it. Ang Lee would've made it way too character drive and made the focus of the movie on a single character and focus on their inner conflicts and then there would be a big action scene or two and but then leave us unsatisfied because we want more and the first half would be lots of drama. If Bryan Singer were to direct it, the story would be good but with so many characters, he would just focus on one character and he would make a robot movie with action in it as opposed to an robot action movie. But Michael Bay on the other hand, action is his number 1 priority and thats exactly what we wanna see......some serious Robo-rumble. I don't know how many of you liked Terminator 3 but when I saw it, I was blown away by the mass destruction when the the T-800 and the TX were fighting. They were just throwing each other through the wall and this redefined the term "raw action". This is exactly what I expect when I saw a movie direct by Michael Bay. We're gonna see robots throw each other into buildings and craters will form. Anyways, just had to say that it couldn't have been any other director. Just thought of this.....imagine if Transformers was directed by John Woo LOL!