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Jun 28 11 4:30 AM

Know how much the midnight showing of Transformers is 12.50.

-paulg85

the amount of money Americans will throw away to see the third movie in one of the worst trilogies ever...

Priceless.



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Jun 28 11 5:39 AM

???

Yes, I'm American but no I won't be wasting money on that movie.  Not even the dollar theater. 

I might see Midnight in Paris with a chick even though I don't like Owen Wilson, but even p*ssy couldn't drag me to Micheal Bay crap. 

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Jun 29 11 10:41 AM

The general concensus is out
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LoL @ comparing it to Tree of Life

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Jun 29 11 10:56 AM


LoL @ comparing it to Tree of Life

-jokerpace


???

What I meant was, im sure every review is going to be identical.
not sayin the Post is Gospel, so dont tear my head off

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Jun 29 11 11:01 AM

SHOCKING!!

Michael Bay shouldn't be allowed to direct anymore. He's OK as a producer, but man I know he's an explosion guy, but enough bombs already.

Bad enough he made Pearl Harbor.

But hey as long as dumb Americans keep shelling out cash to watch these pieces of mierda, they'll keep making them.

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Jun 29 11 11:32 AM

SHOCKING!!
Michael Bay shouldn't be allowed to direct anymore. He's OK as a producer, but man I know he's an explosion guy, but enough bombs already.
Bad enough he made Pearl Harbor.
But hey as long as dumb Americans keep shelling out cash to watch these pieces of mierda, they'll keep making them.

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Sad part is it will probably break records at the box office

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Jun 29 11 11:50 AM

Michael Bay isn't as bad as people try to make him out to be. His action sequences are big and executed brilliantly. See the highway scene from Bad Boys 2 as an example. Bay just can't seem to make comedy work in a very real way. That's his big flaw. He also tries too hard to make simple moments seem "huge" on screen. Pearl Harbor was full of "look at this" moments that didn't need to be there. He has shown he knows how to exploit the human element, however. The ending of Armageddon was great and almost made me cry. People seem to forget this guy has made some pretty fun flicks and like to rag on him way too much. Transformers was a pretty good movie but tried too hard to be funny. The John Turturro character was horrible and should have never returned for the sequels.

It's absurd to call Bay a terrible director... but of course, he's no Martin Scorsese.

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Jun 29 11 3:01 PM

I hated Armageddon but I realize the populace, and critics all disagree with me so it's probably a good movie. 

I just thought it was retarded (with the exception of Morgan's performance of course). 

Oh GOD that was horrible that summer with that Aerosmith song...
But just because I don't like it, I will admit, it had all the qualities of a good movie but Bay is sooo limited.

Bad Boys 2 is a C+ "Im an average" kind of movie... not too bad, but not too good either. 

I'll take Woody Allen's atheistic wit over Micheal Bay's absurd explosions on any day..

If I wanted to see good explosions with great acting and story I'll watch Black Hawk Down or Saving Private Ryan or The Hurt Locker.

Fake overblown explosions are gay imho.

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Jun 30 11 2:39 AM

Bad Boys 2 was probably his best movie, I thought it was great. and I actually thought some of the scenes were pretty funny. Well its impossible for Martin Lawrence to not be funny, but also the scenes with the the computer geek in the crime lab were pretty damn funny. He did a good job with Pearl Harbor also IMO.

 Armageddon was the most far fetched movie I have ever seen. Okay a huge rock headed for Earth is realistic. Landing a shuttle on that huge rock headed for Earth is not.The 2 teams got separated on that huge rock and then found each other.....Really, what are the odds of that? And lets talk about the Meteor rover vehicles equipped with the drilling devices. Okay, in order to drill an 800ft deep hole, do U know how much drilling pipe U need to do that?......800ft worth, And thats alot of xtra luggage. I highly doubt those rovers were equipped for such an endeavor. Not to mention drilling an 800ft deep hole in such conditions would be more than impossible. Micheal Bay Insulted my intelligence with Armeggedon, and im no fool....I got a 20 out of 30 on the Mensa.....Quite an accomplishment for a degenerate bastard like myself.

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Jun 30 11 8:43 AM

Michael Bay doesn't pretend to try to be realistic with his movies. Armageddon was a fun flick that had some very good characters. Billy Bob and Bruce were very good in it. But with Bay, you also get flawed characters like the Steve Buscemi one. His character was just annoying. The fat cowboy didn't need to be there, either.

I actually thought Pearl Harbor had some great moments in it but it was geared more for 16yr old girls than adults.

You can't compare Bay to Woody Allen or Ridley Scott. It just doesn't work that way. But you can compare Bay to other event movie directors. Where other directors try to make a serious movie and fail (Superman Returns, Watchmen -- both needed that Michael Bay action touch, didn't they?)... Bay succeeds in making an over the top action extravaganza that is undeniably fun, although weak in terms of story or believability. Bay's problem is that he doesn't know when too much is just too much. That slo-mo shot in the first Transformers of an Autobot doing a mid-air twirl while shooting over the hot brunette chick in the middle of the street was just so lame. lol! Another example of cheese is when he does 360 steady cam shots around actors as they look up in the air at something. He also over-uses crane shots and dolly shots. But that's what he does. He always keeps the camera moving... even when it doesn't need to move.

If you wanna rag on a director, rag on Uwe Boll. Can you really rag on a director who makes movies about robots changing into cars?


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Jun 30 11 12:13 PM

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Awesome movie. From a fake trailer to a feature length film from Canada. I myself am a big fan of Grindhouse/exploitation movies and this one had the feel of a classic 80s film. Rutger Hauer's performance was great and this has all the gore and cheeseyness to keep me satisfied. A few laughs here and there and some familar faces if you are a fan of the Trailer Park Boys TV show like I am.

3.5/5

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Jun 30 11 12:24 PM

You're right SB, I shouldn't compare Bay to Allen, they are in two different universes when it comes to movie style and content.

But I can say that I'd be willing to take a risk with a Woody Allen by dropping 25 bucks or whatever on a movie.  I wouldn't take that risk for Bay.

I thought Bad Boys II was funny don't get me wrong... Pearl Harbor was definitely geared to a 16 yr old girl but it had its good moments.

But If I want a good summer blockbuster type movie I'll turn to a master like James Cameron, even if that means breakin' out a bluray instead of hittin' the theater.

I can imagine Cameron or Speilberg doing Transformers and it being amazing

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Jun 30 11 12:50 PM


But I can say that I'd be willing to take a risk with a Woody Allen by dropping 25 bucks or whatever on a movie. 

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If I had ur money id burn mine

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Jun 30 11 3:55 PM

Of course, I'll take Cameron and Spielberg over Bay.... but neither of those two would have done Transformers. And Spielberg hasn't made a great action film in quite some time. War of the Worlds was hardly a great movie. I think most will agree that Indy 4 was a pile of crap (blame Lucas for that, though). Minority Report was very good, though. I wish Cameron would drop the idea of doing two more Avatar sequels and do something else that's original. Returning to Pandora won't be as exciting the second time around.

I'm looking forward to Spielberg's War Horse this December but I will avoid Tin Tin like the plague. I'll always be a major Spielberg fan. He's easily the best director of all time when it comes to big Hollywood movies. Jaws, Raiders, ET, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Close Encounters..... yeah. Nobody can touch his resume. I really hope he doesn't go along with Lucas and do another Indy film. The last one sucked and he should just remove himself from trying to make up for a film that never should have been made in the first place.

Right now I think the best director is Christopher Nolan. He just seems to hit all the right notes. I hope he doesn't botch The Dark Knight Rises because the third film in most trilogies is usually the worst (except for Return of the King... but that doesn't count because LOTR was just one big movie in 3 parts).

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Jul 1 11 10:49 AM

I think the sequel(s) to Transformers would have been not so great no matter who was the HNIC behind the scenes. In my opinion one Transformers was more than enough. I really dont have anything against Bay. But SB is correct about the cheesiness factors with the 360 slow mo cameras while the actors look toward the sky and all. I really didnt take notice to that till it was pointed out. I would see another Bay movie in the theater, depending on what it was....but definitely not Transformers. I still think he did a good job with Pearl Harbor, Stank is way too harsh. True the love story is geared more for the heart throb teeny bopper, but in order to make a movie about it some sort of substance was necessary.

Spielberg is the top dog IMO,

 Cameron.....EEHHHH hes alright. I didnt realize how long his resume was till I googled it. Aliens was the shit, Camerons Titanic was probably Micheal Bays Pearl Harbor. I see some similarities there. In fact Cameron is similar to Bay, maybe just not as extreme. At least it seems that way to me. Avatar was ok, In all honesty I had trouble staying awake thru the entire duration tho.

Nolan is good, His Batmans are the best out of any. I have to admit tho, I wasnt crazy about Inception.

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