Only in terms of visuals, scale and action (we can’t really expect anything further from Bay). But the fact is that since MBay came to work on TRANSFORMERS a lot of films followed what he did: IRON MAN – Even though all the glory goes to RDJ for his iconic performance, its VFX involving tech/machinery are distinctly TF-inspired. BATTLESHIP – This was basically TF at sea with the navy. THOR – The AllSpark cube. That’s what people called it, at first: Thor - After Credits! - YouTube GULLIVER’S TRAVELS – A contemporary adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s tale, starring Jack Black and a giant robot he fights with. THE AVENGERS – Producer Kevin Feige admits he was trying to score over DOTM, with the portal at NYC and the ships/troops that followed, and the battle that followed. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – A city is sealed off with a ticking device inside. MEN IN BLACK 3 – Apollo 13 conspiracy involving aliens. And the latest to probably join the bandwagon: PACIFIC RIM – giant robots being built to fight otherworldly monsters. MAN OF STEEL – giant ships, cities being levelled These films may not have been what we really wanted, but you can’t deny that a LOT of filmmakers have emulated Bay’s style, in some cases with more success than he did.