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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 | Horror Remakes
The A To Z Of Michael Bay | Horror Remakes

Horror Remakes

In 2001, shortly after starting to produce his own films, Bay set up production company Platinum Dunes with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, with a mission to remake old horror movies. The plan made a certain amount of sense: in many cases the names of these frighteners were familiar to modern audiences through the likes of Scream, but the films themselves were not - and some didn't age well. Of course, the remakes are not exactly high art. Made for very little with rising stars, the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (2003), The Amityville Horror (2005) and The Hitcher (2007) didn't need good reviews or mega box-office to turn a decent profit. The company has branched out in recent years with original films (The Unborn, 2009) and non-horror efforts (they're working on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Overall, a sound business idea - but not something that has made Bay more popular with fanboys, it's fair to say.

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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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