Michael bay claim he don't even like them?

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  1. MechanovaKing

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    Something some one told me Bay said after the first movie, that he didn't even care for the franchise?

    Is there any truth to that? Does anyone have any links?
    [[And please don't link me the wiki. I'd would like something a little more certain.]]


    EDIT:
    There are already a few post telling me what was said. But as far as I know that hear-say and rumor.
    For once on a forum I really am just looking for a link to a news report, or review or something.
     
  2. Fallout

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    iirc he signed onto the franchise begrudgingly but it's grown on him (after changing everything about it lol)
     
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    From my knowledge without looking back on anything, he thought the idea was silly when he was first approached to direct the films. But he developed an appreciation for the franchise after doing tons and tons of research into the lore and characters, and of course after actually making the film. By now the Transformers live action franchise is his "baby", and he's exceedingly proud of it. You could definitely call him a Transformers fan, just perhaps not quite the same way we are.
     
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    He said the franchise sounded stupid when it was first brought to him. He also admitted it was because he knew very little about it. Both are clearly no longer the case.

    Edit: Ninja'd by Omega Charge
     
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    I'd like anything that made me this kind of cash.
     
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    what's funny is Bay initially turned down TF1 saying it was about "stupid toys" or something to that effect.

    But at the recommendation and insistence of Spielberg, Bay took on TF1 & i think he was shocked at how big it became and Bay being a big car nut began to warm up to the idea of transforming cars & the like.

    I don't get the outright disdain for bay, in my opinion, he is a genius behind the camera...he doesn't have the writing & storycrafting ability of cameron or nolan but he does have a beautiful eye for film..he's kinda like Spielberg on meth.
     
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    He's Nickelback and Dane Cook. It's popular to publicly state how much you hate them, instead of just completely ignoring them. Makes people feel included.
     
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    All you have to do is watch the movies to see that this is true. There is no love in these movies. The "Transformers" are completely interchangeable with any type of alien, creature, or disaster. These movies follow the "summer blockbuster" template. The "Transformers" are the main topic in the movies, but take a backseat to the human characters. It's all for marketing, most people who love a franchise like Transformers are going to see a movie simply because it is Transformers. Instant audience. Like when they announced that they were making a new TMNT movie, I had already decided that I was going to see it, before I even knew anything about it. Transformers is a cash cow.
     
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    He's the exact opposite of Spielberg. Spielberg is a master of visual storytelling, and he doesn't care about being flashy. Michael Bay ONLY cares about being flashy, at the expense of visual storytelling.
     
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    I will almost agree here. He does make some nice shots, but then he repeats them, again and again, in every movie. It's like he has a checklist for all of the different shots that he needs to use in every movie. It's like J J Abrams and his lens flares.
     
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    Which is why it'd be nice if Spielberg wasn't just a Producer... ya know... a full collaboration where Bay takes care of what he does best... :bay  and Spielberg does his thing...
     
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    if you are looking for a link to where he said that it is on the Dark of the Moon special features DVD I think, its on one of the DVD's where Bay talks about the first time he was offered Transformers and didn't like it thinking it was stupid then Hasbro took him to Transformers school and showed him everything and he signed on after that loving it (he does like cars after all)
     
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    I felt that Spielberg shepherded most of the 2007 film, because at times, there seemed to be some genuine human emotion in that film.


    Though Spielberg is not without his own flaws. If you thought ROTF was a jumbled mess, just watch Spielberg's "1941." It's a Bay film years before Bay: explosions. Annoying stereotypes, a crazy cast of characters, and at least 6 different plot threads that are oftentimes hard to separate.
     

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