6/01/2007

My Least Favorite Filmmaker...

Michael Bay

Pure suck.

You can feel the smarminess and pomposity oozing out of each pore.
He is the "Anti-Maysles".

17 comments:

K.I.D. said...

Being the contrarian that I am, I clicked on his imdb profile to find a movie that I liked to challenge your opinion.

And unfortunately, I don't disagree. Shitty, shitty movies.

Flannery Alden said...

What, you don't like Mystery Men? What's wrong with you?

Johnny Yen said...

When I finally got around to seeing Armageddon, for free, on tv, I was appalled. How do you take a great premise, a great cast(Steve Buscemi, Billy Bob Thorton, Peter Stormare, Keith David) and turn it into a movie that doesn't even work as a dumb action flick? I mean, it was free, and I wanted my two hours back! Bay's talent for producing crap is incredible.

Criterion was surely joking when they put out an edition of the movie. I mean, did they have some alternate take of it that didn't suck?

Beth said...

I second Johnny Yen's rant. I've made it through maybe 30 minutes of Armageddon, then decided I could watch the paint peel.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

He is one of the shittiest pieces of shit on the planet. Bit what makes me even more irate is that so many people out there love his movies. Fuckers.

Jen said...

Pearl Harbor...
painfully bad

Skylers Dad said...

I thought he was one of the Hardy boys...

Big Orange (a.k.a. "Uncle Moonpie") said...

an American Toast: FUCKIN' A!!

Frank Sirmarco said...

If you put Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, and Will Smith on the same movie, you'd have all four horseman of the apocalypse in one place.

Johnny Yen said...

Frank, if I weren't straight and married, and you weren't straight and newly engaged, I'd ask you to marry me for that comment.

I will never forgive Will Smith for being another willing participant in ruining yet another Philip Dick film adaptation (I, Robot) that Hollywood has managed to wreck.

Writeprocrastinator said...

You don't like a camera spinning around the protagonist while he pants, all out-of-breath and sweaty?

Then the Mikester, doesn't like you. You're not a real movie fan, because the Mikester says that he makes real movies.

Dick Small said...

Is HE the one that did Pearl Harbor??? MAN, i HATED that movie. And that title song ala "My heart will go on"... the worst.

Dick Small said...

... um, I'm available, Frank. Just sayin'... *wink* *wink*

Tenacious S said...

That's a career? How embarassing.

vikkitikkitavi said...

I walked into my friend's hotel room a couple of months after Armageddon came out and he was watching what I thought was a commercial for the movie. After awhile I said "Wow, this is world's longest commercial preview." And he said "It's not a preview. It's the movie. On pay-per-view."

I really thought it was a commercial for the movie. Movies should not look like a commercial for the movie.

That's my beef with that guy, in a nutshell.

gizmorox said...

My favorite part of "Team America: World Police" was the song they did that went: "I miss you as much as Michael Bay missed the mark when he made that movie Pearl Harbor." Hilarity!

Marni said...

He was the guest judge on On the Lot last night... I didn't know who he was prior to your post, but the minute I saw him I knew you were right.

He made me want to puke. I can't stand people that are that full of themselves. Bleh...