The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle. —IMDb
With his knack for staging visually flashy blockbuster mayhem, Michael Bay became the commercial leader among a new, 1990s generation of advertising-and-MTV-bred directors. Hollywood to the core, Bay has claimed that he was the illegitimate child of a popular director of the 1970s — although he won’t reveal who — and was given up for adoption at birth. Raised in Los Angeles, he spent his childhood staging Super-8 action movies. He studied film at Wesleyan University and the Pasadena Arts Center, where a Coke commercial he shot as a student project attracted offers to make the real thing. His Coke, Nike, Budweiser, and award-winning “Got Milk?” ads resulted in a 1994 Director’s Guild nomination for Best Commercial Director. He was then tapped by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer to make the kind of slick escapism that defined their 1980s heyday; Bay’s directorial debut, Bad Boys (1995), became a star-maker for Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
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Ultimately Transformers 3 suffers from pacing issues, which could be a result of Bay's auteur-ambission clashing with a studio system-template for traditional film lengths. The final act - a stunning 50 minute set piece in Chicago - features some of the best camera work Bay has ever done, heightened by the signature score. Yet those first two acts are so laborious and tonally confused the end result suffers greatly
The best film in the Transformers series, and the best film Bay has made since The Rock. An ultraviolent guilty pleasure, a visual extravaganza and a decadent sugar high of check-your-brain-at-the-door cinema.
I practically killed myself working on this and it's a mess of a film. But some of the shots are offff the hooook. The "portal beam in the sky" and the alien invasion of the city were shamelessly recycled with virtually no change for Avengers and Battleship. But from a vfx art direction angle, the cgi really inhabits the filmed plate which gives it a raw kineticism and that's what Michael Bay is contributing here.
"Visual, therefore visceral," snaps John Malkovich in Transformers: Dark of the Moon as some sort of wacky Michael Bay proxy, a conglomerate
The new CGI opus from the disreputable Bay conjures unreal visions of robots ruling the earth.
Updated through 6/30. "No, I don't think Bay can direct actors," concedes Bilge Ebiri in an entry he posted yesterday entitled "In Defense
Thank you Apple for this "exclusive image." From Michael Bay's Tranformers: Dark Side of the Moon (2011); featuring Rosie Huntington
Aleppo ora è Chicago sotto attacco Decepticon. La grande visuale di questo film di merda – un unico e prolungato senza soste badabem visivo (v. come masturbarsi con gli occhi, il pollice e l’indice… read review
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is loud, destructive, cloying, and an ongoing headache of a film. Its structure consists of mindless action scenes with hundreds of explosions, stiff characters, and… read review
Look. We both know how this one’s going to shake out. If you didn’t like Transformers and you hated Revenge of the Fallen, nothing I say about Transformers: Dark of the Moon is likely to change your… read review