Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by megachin, Jul 25, 2011.
So do you think bay got DOTM right?
He got it as right as HE could. Even though I loved DOTM, it could have been done better by a better director.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to say 'no'.
I do feel some problems from ROTF were adressed, but in the end it still felt like ROTF with a new lick of paint to me. ROTF had an excuse because it suffered from the writers' strike - DOTM not so much...
But in the end, this is just one take on the Transformers. The last 2 movies have been steering away from what I liked about the first movie, so I can only say the cliché thing 'I would do it differently'. But that's ok
No, still he focused too much on every freaking detail of Sam's life. We are tired of watching Sam trying to look for a job, trying to please his gf, trying to juggle his parents, trying to get recognized, trying to.... it's just not transformers.
Transformers should be robots talking, robots arguing, debating, analysing, fighting, strategising, etc.
It really depends on who you you ask, but with me, I'm in between. There are some parts he got right, others he got wrong.
I think the statement might be one of those I made a film that I'm happy with statements. How other people view the movie will vary because some people like his style of films and other people just don't like them.
While I try not to use an Internet meme...
Michael Bay is full of shit.
Unfortunately what we wanted is not what the studio wanted and what the franchise needed. It needed exposure and that's what it got. I can't remember the guys name, but remember he said the hardcore fans were not going to be happy. We were not going to get a full CGI movie. There was going to be alot of human characters to give the average Joe something to bring them. Perhaps down the road as the franchise grows we may but unfortunately not now.
I think he got DOTM right. I saw DOTM twice in theaters, and each time I saw it, I was thinking, "This is WHAT we should have gotten instead of ROTF."
I'd say for his versions of the movies, yeah, he got it right since there was no way he could possibly make anything worse than ROTF. I'd like to think DOTM is the true sequel and forget ROTF ever happened altogether, but unfortunately there's enough carryover from ROTF to DOTM that makes it impossible to pretend that it doesn't exist.
But as for getting it right in terms of making live action TF movies overall, no, and that's been obvious since day one. There's a lot of cool things he brought to the table as a director, but they're overshadowed by the immense number of wrong things he (and his writers) also brought.
I enjoyed this a lot more than RoTF, so Bay got this one right.
Have to agree with this. I think he was being genuine when he kept on saying prior to DOTM coming out how he had learnt from his mistakes and how he was setting out to make a better film than ROTF. I think DOTM is definitely his best shot at a proper Transformers film.
However, if DOTM really is his best shot, then I think its time to call it a day. He’s given this franchise a lot; I don’t think anyone (if they’re honest) can deny that. However, he has also been the biggest force holding the films back.
The way I see it, he’s done his trilogy. No I think its time to give someone else a go.
I think he got right.
To me, DOTM's biggest problem was that it was the THIRD [and final] movie, this should have been the SECOND.
Seriously, imagine an end with Starscream, Megatron and Soundwave escaping from the hallows ROTF-like, that would be awesome.
I think DOTM was better... and in many ways wish TF1 was more like this... but I have to agree that DOTM suffers from a LOT of problems that ROTF suffered from without the excuse of the writer's strike to fall back on.
Just call this trilogy done and reboot it already.
You can look at each movie and find strengths and weaknesses. You can look at each movie and find great moments and "why did they do that?" moments.
You can also look at each movie and see live-action Transformers.
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