“My films always get a bad rap critically. It’s like, “OK, whatever.” ” – Michael Bay
I really hated every answer to every question. Like, deep in my viscera. This isn’t the worst, but it bugged me the most: “This is a film that most Hollywood studios wouldn’t greenlight nowadays” That just made me crazy.
How I picture Michael Bay when people ask about the critical response to his movies:
You guys, it’s The Rock’s birthday!!!
“Ebert just hates me because I called him out on how bombs drop.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sometimes I’m just glad Michael Bay is the way he is.
I’m surprised a big macho man like Michael Bay would use a dainty term like vajayjay.
“‘Pearl Harbor’ is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle. Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality. The film has been directed without grace, vision, or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialog, it will not be because you admire them.” — Roger Ebert
“Ebert’s opinion is invalid because he doesn’t know how armor-piercing bombs fall” — Some fucking idiot
Michael Bay is mystifying to me. I guess The Rock is enjoyable enough when you’re a teenage boy, but at some point: Holy shit, this is an adult man with a dream career, and he doesn’t seem to have any interest in it. He’s not concerned with style or substance, like, AT ALL. Isn’t that shocking? Well, okay, maybe his new movie is funny; I hope so. But look: I was once sitting on the steps of a house in NJ almost 20 years ago and an old guy rambled up and told me he’d delivered a refrigerator to that house right after he got back from the war. I asked if he’d been in the Pacific or Europe and he told me he’d been at Pearl Harbor. We talked for 10 minutes, and I still remember the story he told me about that attack. It was more human and real and upsetting and fascinating and stirring than anything that Michael Bay managed to include in a 3-hour “epic” about Pearl Harbor. So what the fuck is that guy even DOING in the storytelling business? What an asshole.
(Look at me, I got all worked up!)
I like the part where Michael Bay talks about how the real life victim says the murderous torturers who tortured and tried to murder him can’t really be trusted, because someone else told him they were charming (ps- I actually don’t like that part at all!)
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