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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 | Bromance
The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Bromance

Bromance

Michael Bay is, we don't think he'll mind us saying, something of an Alpha male. And that's why he's not afraid to get bro-mantic onscreen. The Rock, Armageddon and Pearl Harbor all revolve around a pair of male friends, but it's Bad Boys where the hetero life-partnership is placed front and centre. The two cop movies see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as mismatched buddy cops who cause so much devastation in pursuit of the bad guys that they'd surely be cashiered out of the police force faster than you can say, "Surely it's only the armed forces that cashier people?". At one stage called "Bulletproof Hearts", the story - cops try to recover stolen drugs from robbers - may not be wildly original, but the largely improvised banter between Smith and Lawrence proved wildly popular, propelling both stars and Bay to the big time.

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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

2 RE: Thats one uplifting Gift
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

3 RE: Thats one uplifting Gift
Posted on Saturday July 2, 2011, 04:32 by 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. Read More


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