Michael Bay’s third installement of the Transformers franchise premiered in Moscow and the folks over at The Monocular Group released a video asking that people reconsider their negative views of Bay and his films. It’s a smart, entertaining and somewhat ironic clip that features the songs Baby Dee by Horn Pipe and Equilibrium by Snüffel. Keep in mind this is not actually a promo for the film but a promo for Monocular, a company that specializes in viral advertising.
Personally I think Bay has a unique talent in directing and I can’t think of anyone else who could have directed a Transformers movie. However I wish he would find someone to write him better scripts I actually enjoyed the first Transformers film and defended it on our Michael Bay podcast special a few years ago. Sadly the second film carried with it, one of the worst screenplays ever penned.
I would also like to take a moment to point out a review from io9 by Charlie Jane Anders who sees Revenge of The Fallen as an art film saying, “Since the days of Un Chien Andalou and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, filmmakers have reached beyond meaning. But with this summer’s biggest, loudest movie, Michael Bay takes us all the way inside Caligari’s cabinet. And once you enter, you can never emerge again. I saw this movie two days ago, and I’m still living inside it. Things are exploding wherever I look, household appliances are trying to kill me, and bizarre racial stereotypes are shouting at me”.
It’s a fascinating review and although I don’t agree with most of what is said, I think it makes a great read. Head over to io9 to read the rest and watch the video below. Enjoy!
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