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The A To Z Of Michael Bay
Prepare for Bayhem as we examine the director's career to date...

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The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Pearl Harbor
The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Michael Bay's Miami home is decorated with serene photos from battle sites around the world - Omaha Beach and the like - so it should perhaps have come as no surprise that he took his combat fetish to the next level with his Armageddon follow-up. Now, sure, the film made a whole lot of money and has its defenders (including some on this very magazine) but nowadays it's mostly remembered for how much the haters hated it. Consider, for example, this moving report from The Onion on the film's survivors or this heart-breaking ballad . It's not that bad, but the combination of Ben Affleck's frosted tips and Josh Hartnett's steely grimace didn't convince half as much as the action, and the historical inaccuracies built up to such an extent that the National Geographic channel was moved to make a documentary setting out the anachronisms. Still, the actual attack on the marine base is spectacular.

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Posted on Monday July 4, 2011, 01:31 by Spaldron
L: JensonJet I don't know why people have a problem with Bay's films. You know what you're getting, so surely you just avoid them if they're not for you. They're generally excellent popcorn, action flicks. There are some I didn't care for, some I though were rubbish and some I thought were really good. Transformers isn't aimed at my age group, so I watched the first (missed the first twenty minutes, and still have never seen it) and found it watchable enough. I was too old to have grown up with the toys but I didn't find the movie half as offensive as many action films. I actually think Bay have a very good eye for framing shots, angles, etc, and I'm happy to watch a film that's fast-edited. I think he's more than capable of making a calmer, less action orientated movie, but he enjoys making the films he makes, they're successful and millions seem to enjoy his work, so long may it continue. re generally a dumb, throwaway form of entertainment. Bay undeRead More

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Posted on Saturday July 2, 2011, 23:00 by Scruffybobby
L: Spaldron Really disappointed Empire. M should have stood for Misogynistic and R should have been Racist Robots. S could have been Shitty Director and L should have been Leery. nd F really should have been - ahem - "Fruitcaking" the frame Read More

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