Michael Bay Director 6/24/09 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $402,111,870 7/3/07 Transformers $319,246,193 7/22/05 The Island $35,818,913 7/18/03 Bad Boys II $138,608,444 5/25/01 Pearl Harbor $198,542,554 7/1/98 Armageddon $201,578,182 6/7/96 The Rock $134,069,511 4/7/95 Bad Boys $65,807,024 Coming off of the stellar disappointment of "The Island" Michael Bay's career was in turmoil to say the least, the downturn began with the mess known as "Pearl Harbor" and continued into the incoherent "Bad Boys II", by the time "The Island" came along the public had seemingly gotten wise to Michael Bay's antics and grown tired of it. After the huge disaster that was "The Island", Michael Bay's vanity projects reached an end, he now "owed" the studio, and this debt was shortly called in by Steven Spielberg, and this is how Transformers (2007) came to be. Upon the movie's release and surprising success(it was thought of as a gamble at the time, no video game/toy property/cartoon had ever been translated very successfully, critically or financially) Michael Bay once again returned to being Hollywood's Golden Boy, his past discrepancies completely forgiven. Michael's next move film-wise was to completely reverse the goodwill he had regained with the public with the Transformers sequel(ROTFL or somethin'). Now we are approaching the third installment in the franchise, and while the first sequel was undeniably a financial success, critically it was a failure, and by critically I don't mean the snobby upper-crust that turn their nose up at anything less than Shakespeare, I mean the general movie going public. So, the question is, is DOTM already D00med due to the lack of respect shown for the audience in ROFL, and if not, if Michael delivers another 2 hours of Sam and his parents at school and 15 minutes of incoherent robot battles, will this be the final nail in the coffin?