Who else but MBay could have pulled off Transformers?
|07-02-2012, 12:46 AM||#21|
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I know some of the links below aren't exactly the same as the topic, but it's the topic of Michael Bay, directors and Transformers. I'm sure there's answers in here to your question. Heck, some of these threads are yours, QRLFormer.
If Bay didn't do them, which director would you have wanted to take on the TF movies?
Do you really think a TF movie can work without Bayhem? Be honest.
If not Bay then who??!!!
If another Director/Producer/Writer made the Live Action movies..
Would you like Joss Whedon to take over?
Not slamming Bay but I really woulda liked a fresh take for TF4
Why I feel a big-name director shouldn't be used if a reboot is made
My two director picks for a Transformers reboot
Christopher Nolan for TF reboot?
Perfect Michael Bay replacement.
Who here DOESN'T want Bay to direct Tf4
Peter Berg for TF4?
if tf4 was Directed by someone esle
transformers reboot director
Transformers 4 a Steven Spielberg film.
The Future of Transformers Movies
Yay or Nay: New Director for TF3
Which director should direct and Write TF3
Why George Lucas would be the best Director for TF3.
So who should helm the reboot?
And those are only some of the links related to the topic within the first ten pages of searching for "director" in the movie forum.
As for your question, theoretically, quite a few people. Michael Bay isn't the only blockbuster director out there. He's not the only action director. He's not the only man who knows his way around visual effects and bombastic excitement. There's dozens upon dozens of filmmakers who could have pulled it off. To what degree with what success is another story. BUT, he is the director who took the project. Whether or not he needed additional persuasion is irrelevant. He took the plunge. He took the risk. Other director's could've, but they didn't. In the end, Bay did. Sure, he got some things wrong, but he also got some things right. It's par for the course. Until another director actually shows us what their Transformers vision would be, it's Schrodinger's Movie. Any director can make it great and any director can make it awful. It is potentially both amazing and downright horrible. Just because Christopher Nolan is a great director doesn't automatically mean he'd be great for Transformers. M. Night's career may be going down the tube, but maybe Transformers would've brought him back into the high council of filmmakers? Joss Whedon did wonders with Avengers but that doesn't guarantee a great Whedonformers movie. Maybe a Rob Cohen Transformers would be pretty awesome? JJ Abrams and Spielberg might've given us the most amazing thing in the universe. Or they may have given us a poorly paced, rehashed comedy flick with robot stars. Who knows? Until it's done, we can only go buy a filmmaker's previous work to reach conclusions, and even then it's not always the best indicator, as there are numerous factors that come into play with a movie's success.
|07-02-2012, 12:56 AM||#22|
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Bay isn't the only guy that could do it, and others could do it better. But Bay did a good job on is own.
|07-02-2012, 01:00 AM||#23|
marvel's got it good
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bay has done the best he could, but the transformers have not done the best they couldSig pictures are to be no larger than 40KB in file size and should be no larger than 300 pixels in height and 500 pixels wide - 2005 Staff
|07-02-2012, 04:44 AM||#24|
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I'm sure many could've pulled it off. Unfortunately only Bay stepped up to the plate back then, even if he did initially turn it down because of being a 'toy movie'. If only he'd stuck to his guns on that original decision, eh? If Transformers was offered around to other directors now I'd imagine plenty would like to give it a crack, and even do it better since Bay does lack in a lot of departments when it doesn't require explosions.Autobloke in everything but name.
Michael Bay is not the only person who can ever make a good Transformers movie. To a lot of people he still hasn't ever made a good Transformers movie. He's just a guy that made the movie and somehow it did well. If another person had taken on the directing job back then it could've still been just as successful. Personally speaking, I don't think Michael Bay is the bonus factor here. Transformers is a great concept with lots of spectacle and potential built-in, plus a huge amount of mythology to draw from.
Some people think Bay is the only one that can do it because we have no-one else to compare it to. He made the movie first, it did well, so surely he must be the only one that can ever pull that feat off? Until we get someone else at the helm and see what happens, nothing can ever really be claimed. Although if the Transformers movie franchise gets run into the ground with BayFormers before someone else gets a shot at directing it they'll have to repair all that damage first before they can be fairly judged. Probably their second Transformers movie is where the real test of skill and quality would be. Of course Bay's second Transformers movie was RotF...
|07-02-2012, 05:46 AM||#25|
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It's the brand that sold the tickets (at first). Not Bay.The Flying Dutchman
If it was any other (capable) director, the visuals were different, style of filming was different, artdirection was different it still would have sold this much.
The brand Transformers is just this big.
The only reason Bay has been asked to return is because Paramount/Hasbro is worried they will jinx their succes they had in the past.
Bay is not the only suitable director. Tbh I hoped Whedon would pick it up (voted for him before Bay signed on).