Monday, August 11, 2014

Michael Bay Remains Undecided on Directing Transformers 5

In an article with USA Today, the actor talks about his summer of success's with Transformers 4 and three producing efforts in movies and TV doing very well. As part of that he continued to not definitely answer the question on whether he would be directing Transformers 5 or not. He continues to lean to "not" saying "There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make. I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles." Then again he outright said he was not directing Transformers 4 until Paramount likely significantly upped his payments for doing the movie. The previous three films netted him an average of $75 million and I would not be surprised if that number climbs to $100M for TF4. Hard to ignore that kind of money for a job that is already his until he decides otherwise. Basically until an official announcement is made, I am just assuming the next Transformers 5 film is being directed by Bay.

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  1. Shouldn't it be 'director' instead of 'actor' in reference to Michael Bay at the beginning of the post?

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    1. Yes but I'm sure it's obvious

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  2. I believe that Michael Bay will direct 5 and 6 and then passing the torch to another director but remains as executive producer . Paramount is not crazy unless some other director is more capable than Bay for Transformers . But paramount must change the date for 5 . 2017 is the logical date NOT 2016 ! MAKING MONEY BUT CORRECTLY !

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    1. Why not make billions sooner than later, clearly the movies don't have to be good to do it, why wait, best part of bayformers is the year of production hoping it will be better this time, then WTF!!!

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    2. Why not 2016? How do you know that 2017 won't get bigger titles announced? It's silly how Marvel Studios can direct 2-3 different movies every year and we can't get one TF movie every 2 years. 2016 is the anniversary of TF The Movie. There is no better date for introducing Rodimus and Quintessons if they (and they obviously are) intend to play this card.

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    3. At this point Paramount best move is to have Bay directing Transformers 5 and 6 with release dates 2016 and 2018. Before the cast ages. And possibly avoiding to fire anyone of the new main cast ruining characters development and continuity.... Also bringing back Megan Fox having her character related to the new main characters would be a very good move too.

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    4. You are dumb PERIOD, I don't have to state why, reread your comment it's all there, Megan fox!!! Just get a poster of her she ain't an actress, the cast was so lame they are EASILY forgettable, no one would miss them, new director new direction very simple, lol micheal bay must have just posted that comment above me, no one with a brain would have said that dumb shit

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    5. @Anonymous 8/13/2014 10:28 AM: the only dumb guy here it's you. What a silly pathetic lame guy you are.

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    6. Take your Megan fox poster in the closet and stay in there til I say u can come out

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    7. From busines level it looks like Megan Fox, although not a very good actress, vibed some men to watch the movie and from this point of view bringing her back does not sound stupid. Actually adding her to the cast or not won't change a bad movie into a good one. This change would be "only cosmetic" (if you know what I mean). Considering how Bay likes to up big numbers he could give it a try. After all these movies can't get much worse with or without her.

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  3. After 4 movies, we know what expect. BOOM BOOM BOOOOOM!!! and good CGI, good action sets, good special effects but over all a turn your brain off, stuff the beak with popcorn and a flat soda and watch a dumb movie., DAH why didn't he transform and why didn't he transform and why did that happen for no reason, why are robots farting and humping and why are balls hanging, how did that thing get here, where did that come from, well that made no sense, what was the reason for that and no answeres in sight. That my friends is your typical Bay movie, just keep stuffing the popcorn and turn the brain off. Time for Bay to go by by. BRING ON SOMEONE NEW ITS TIME!!!

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    1. PERFECTLY PUT, Just don't let the tmnt director do it, he seems like a bay clone

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  4. I stood by Bay after tf 2 and 3 hoping he could get it right, after 4 and this new tmnt abominations fuck bay, it's like he has paramount under a spell, keep his cgi team and get rid of this guy, how hard is it really to edit your movie and cut out parts that are..... Fuckin retarded, or make sure your new autobots actually FUCKING TRANSFORM ONCE ON SCREEN, OR PUT A LITTLE INJURY MAKE UP ON HUMAN CHARACTERS BEING PUT THROUGH A MULCHER, ITS ALMOST LIKE HE MAKES FUN OF MOVIES THERE SO DUMB, AND IM A HUGE FAN OF TRANSFORMERS I HAVE AN AUTOBOT BADGE TATTOOED ON MY STERNUM, BAY MAKES ME WANT TO CHANGE IT TO A FUCKIN ARK REACTOR, Optimus took on 3 decepticons in the forest fight, but couldn't handle 30 humans on an open range, I can't stand by this guy no more, he's a disgrace to Robots in disguise, quick side note tmnt has bay plaque written all over it, any director under platinum dunes be warned, Epic visuals are Great BUT CAN NEVER SUBSTITUTE FOR SHIT STORY

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    1. I agree now two, I was hoping for a true new direction and did not happen. Even the fight between Galv's and Prime sucked. Couldn't see anything with that typical shaky camera and all you see is a little bit of feet and arms and dirt. I WANT TO SEE A FREEKIN AWESOME DEATHMATCH DAMMIT. just cant get it with Bay. And it is Transformers right? SO WHY DON'T THE NEW BOTS TRANSFORM!!!! drives me right out of my mind and Hound pops up on a cliff out of no where, no reason, DAH like how did he get here? WHO KNOWS, I DON'T. A lot of us are very frustrated and to see a quality Transformers movie PLEASE!!!

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    2. Personally,I've seen 4 quality movies although the 4th just a tad bit too long. If you watch them wanting to see Transformers,fighting and lots of action,then you have a hell of a movie. However,if your wanting a compelling story well then your only going to get something about as good as the old G1 cartoons.

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    3. In old G1 cartoons I've seen robots-only episodes almost every time a new one aired. No irritating humans. My mom liked TF but watching a movie is like "Is it Jazz? Or a Decepticon? They are all gray anyway... what was that? I can't see...! It's all blurred and cutted. All I saw was a hand... who's hand was it? Damn... why are they so gray? Almost no colors at all..." etc. you get the point. Black Ironhide made my mom lol, she was like "Why he's not red?" These movies are too much about humans and not enough about Transformers. I want to feel a connection to these CGI characters - why can't I? And I liked Bumblebee till these movies made me hate him... they overused him and his damaged voice box. I want him to talk and rock like he did and will in TF Prime the Movie and TF RiD 2015. I've watched all 4 movies and only in the last one I've liked a few "heroes". Also they pretty much assassinated Starscream's character potential. I want something like an "Inside Job" episode plot scheme. More polot twists, more bad-ass one-on-one battles, characters background, their stories. Why can't we get more of that? It's like the creators of this latest RoboCop movie made a movie with little action and a lot of emotions-based scenes so it was not satisfying but in TF we get a lot of action and no emotions... I want to mix it fifty / fifty and get a tear in my eye watching Optimus die again, not laugh at it like in ROTF... cause ironically that's just sad.

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    4. Anonymis 12:22am, what your talkin about seeing is about 20 minutes tops of the movie and the actual fighting choreography is terrible, the transformers are awesome but bay didn't design them he approved them, so hard, any director can blow shit up in slow motion, to watch what your talkin about u have to by it and skip throughout the movie cause the rest is just boring, you don't have a hell of a movie u have a hell of some parts of two or three chapters

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    5. Anonymous 8/13/2014 10:38 AM: you watch low quality pirated copies. Of course anything it's terrible. You are dumb!

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    6. Ok? I got nothin for a jab that intelligent, with guys like you around I now see why these movies make so much$$$$, no need to defend your so called point, just say something tough and we will believe u

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    7. Why it says I posted at 12:22am is beyond me. More like around 5pm.

      What I am talking about seeing is the entire movie. I don't go in with overly high expectations. Doing so I can be happy with the entire movie, including the human interaction. That doesn't mean I think they are perfect. It just means my complaints aren't big enough to voice. That 's just my opinion though.

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  5. "...I am just assuming the next Transformers 5 film is being directed by Bay."

    WORST. NEWS. EVER.

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    1. TRUTH. IT. HURTS.

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  6. Bah..Bay-haters...it's not like he raped your wife and starved your children. Give the man a bit of credit he hasn't done a bad job with what he does...direct! The writers though..man, that guy needs to choose a new career path.

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    1. He's a blockbuster director! Not doin a bad job isn't good enough, he put the writer that bombed on the two movies prior and it's not bay hating retard it's bad director acknoledgment, with every one under him it shouldn't be difficult to divert from the dumb ass movies he makes, what does the writer, who is a huge problem agreed, have to do with making sure the audience sees each new character transform once, or put some dirt on the human that just got thrown from a vehicles face, or put a dent in the car we just seen get TBONED and next frame it's 40 ft away, BAD DIRECTING NOT BAY HATING, his name doesn't even belong in the generalization of the phrase, name another big director that keeps fumbling with all that support, btw all the decepticons in 30 years and we can't see ONE in part 4, the ridiculousness is never ending with this guy and the reason we sit and hope for a year when it's being made every time is because all these flaws are easily avoidable, he brought the title on himself

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    2. Your a fucking retarded twat. What other director can fumble with support? How about everyone of them? How about every director that doesn't make a movie precisely how fanboys and girls want it done? It is Bay hating. Maybe you should go back and read the comments before you decide to make a comment that is going to make you look stupid. You want a run down on who does what? Bay directs. Actors act. Writers write. Here's a scenario for you. Make a film full of cgi characters. Let's back up. Your actors get sticks to represent invisible characters. Ok movies done. Off to cgi. The cgi crew makes it. Oh no! They left out a small part! Ok now do you spend a ton of money to correct a part that's going to really going to affect the movie's story, not to mention your already going to be working on the film right up to time of release? Let's change that abit. To correct this small part it's going to require readjusting every scene to add in 2 or 3 seconds of cgi. Well better bring it to the studio. Goddammit! They said no. It's not your fault though. Sure you would love to put all these different elements in the movie but your hands are tied by a budget,time restraints and a studio and shareholders. BTW we did see a decepticon. Galvatron. Granted his part was small and was created by humans but a decepticon nonetheless. If you think he's such a horrible director, don't waste your time seeing his movies. Easy problem to fix. It's been 4 fucking movies. If by now you don't know what to expect then your even more stupid than your post leads one to believe.

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    3. Actors act, writers write.... Wow I got a real genius here, and don't misquote me idiot, I said KEEP fumbling, your angry childish rant doesn't give you any credibility. Director's in charge dumbshit, and yes you go back and fix shit if it's obviously fucked up, it's a big movie. And your theories on budget handling are entirely over your small fuckin brain cause you don't know shit, you sound like some pissed off little prick talkin shit simply cause you can get away with it. And one more time for the mentally challenged, it's not bay hating it's bad directing, he fuckin does it alot, piece of shit you might want to try and sound smart when tryn to make someone sound stupid....stupid. Bay will never go broke entertaining your kind

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    4. Aren't you quite the hypocrite. You want to sit there in your mom's basement talking about a childish rant while you sit there and go on one yourself. It's bay-hating dumbass. Maybe you should go back and read again. I said fumble. Jesus,people like you really make me question the education system these days. I don't have to try to make you sound stupid. Your post does that pretty well on it's on. Proofread next time fucker! One scene of not transforming is not going to fuck the movie up. In your opinion it was horrible, In mine ,as well as many other Transformers fans, we didn't give a shit that Hound didn't transform. The director is not in charge. The studio is in charge. Wow! The factor that you have survived in life this long is amazing in and of itself.

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    5. Funny argument, you two, but using words like "dumbshit" and "fucker" made you equal in terms of education level or was your school allowed to skip english language classes? Anyone throwing names or in other way trying to humiliate people they talk to, even when stating the obvious truth, shows how much respect he or she gives and deserves in return. It makes me worried that people can't express what's on their mind without using curses as if they were exclamation marks. Guess what, they aren't. It does not make you sound smarter even if you are right - it makes you look exactly same as your conversatory friend up here. No win-win, just a lose-lose game, and a sad thing to see not only for an adult person.

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    6. Well now who called the morality police in to voice their two cents?

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    7. They both sound pretty dumb but anonymous 7:01 am definitely lost, he doesn't make any sense at all, the other guy shouldn't have swooped to his level, damn humans :)

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    8. Really? I thought 7:01am made more sense than the other guy. They both rambled pretty incoherently but if you can manage to interpret the jibberish of grade schoolers he made more valid points. The other guy just wanted to name call ( his/her first post) and tried to convince this and that without offering any kind of real support to his argument. The first guy made an observation then the other guy decided to attack him.

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  7. Didn't bay say he was'nt gonna direct 4 at one point?, and then directed it as we all know. I dont think he is ever gonna let go of transformers, it makes him too much money.

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  8. Change Michael Bay and Ehren Kruger (do NOT let Orci and Kurtzman write another one). Leave Steve Jablonsky as the score composer = minimal requirements of succesfull TF movieverse reboot.

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    1. I thought Orci did a pretty damn good job on TFPRIME

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    2. Agreed however he only made a solid base for futher story development written by other screenwritters. Orci and Kurtzman made first five episodes and after that just led the writting team a bit, nothing more. I do not like their style since Star Trek (I hated this movie, have not seen the 2nd one yet tho I've heard it's better). Also I watched Bayformers with their commentary on and the things that they've said were just too disturbing... like "what's best in TF? Hot chicks for kids"... -.- just a small bit of their way of thinking. Not my kind of game. TF should be more like a hero movie mixed with war drama since it was always about war and friendships torn apart cause of it (Starscream and Skyfire in G1, Megatronius and Orion Pax in TF Prime, Elita One and Optimus in TF Animated). I always wanted Prime to turn dark and Megatron somehow affected by him becoming a Prime, trying to save Cybertron and failing. After all how devastating it could be to finaly have no hope of restoring what they fought for all these eons? Let's say they create a New Cybertron where Megatrons (sacrifice?) and Optimus' legacies live on = happy ending. Just a quick sketch of what I always wanted to see cause I like Decepticons and at times can understand that among them there are those "gray" characters that are too "dark" to be "good" and still too "light" to be "bad". In Bayformers I can't see any reasoning in their actions except for "they do this cause they're bad". I remember in some continuities they fought to make Cybertron a better place for all. Why can't we get something smarter than "the colorless characters are bad just cause they are and those colored ones are good cause they are"? Why can't we get something more than meets the eyes...?

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  9. So let me get this right, you all agree that bay has to explain or sho, why every little thing happens has to show every transformation, has to show every car journey, has to show every footstep, so you guys want to add another 4 hours to the film? He doesnt have time to develop characters and explain why everything is happening and give you amazing action sequences!

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    1. Wrong. Not EVERY but at least ONE. Crosshairs and Hound never transformerd and that's not cause Bay wanted to cut 4 minutes out of the movie - that's cause animating, rendering these scenes = more money spend on the CGI crew and not him. Besides, how come in the autobots reunion scene Drift, Crosshairs and Bee travel together and in the next one they are all arriving one by one from different directions? And why some lazy editor left the scene where Bee scanned his new paint job with Tessa and Shane inside him and there is a quick pan over his new look showing that they are not inside... and the next scene shows them inside again? IT's like... they got in, left, got in again... yes? Nope. That's the crew just being rushed or lazy.

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  10. The last movie Bay made that was any good was BadBoys 2, Tf 1 was ok and holds rank of best one because it was first and original, bumblebee getting caught by humans was stupid and optimus got his ass kicked the last 15 minutes of the movie, megatron could have just grabbed Sam and the cube on the roof but decided to knock them off the building ?!? The guy sucks at Making Transformers movies the only reason they make money is how cool the transformers look and transform, that's it, he's the luckiest director of all time, he makes shit and gets awarded for it, in all 4 movies the forest battle was how ALL FIGHTING FOR ALL 4 should have been, Optimus is a prime yet megatron whooped his ass in 1 and 2, saved him from sentinel in 3 and lockdown got him in 4, humans made him run at yeagers house, BAY IS A JOKE AND SO IS ANYONE THAT SUPPORTS THIS GIRLS UNDERWEAR COMMERCIAL MAKER

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    1. I agree with you but I still like my Victoria's Secret underwear and the Age of Extinction cybertronians.

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  11. M. Bay has made some good mindless action films like Bad Boys/Bad Boys 2, The Rock, and Armageddon. The first and third Transformers films were both good films. I admit Transformers ROTF and AOE sucked just as much as Pearl Harbor and the Island. Only thing I liked about AOE was Mark Wahlberg as the new lead and how the humans were starting to hunt down the transformers good or bad and start building their own. I agree it is time to bring in a new director and especially a good writer or writing team that know their G1 Transformers material, guys or gals that can actually write a good screenplay.

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    1. Transformers 3 is such a mess. Slow, boring. They even re-used CGI there at ILM. Action sequences are too short.
      Transformers 4 is excellent, best of the franchise so far.
      Transformers 1 and 2 are both very good. The fight sequences on the 2nd one are probably the best Bay ever directed so far.

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  12. Bay should just stop with transformers, he should just give it to someone else. Dark of the moon was a pretty good movie to leave off of, it was definately a one up from that fallen mess, but no he just had to go and direct TF4 which is easily the worst of the franchise. The bayhem has to end.

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    1. Transformers 3 Dark Of The Moon is the most boring of the franchise, slow, characters inconsistency, serious continuity errors, re-used CGI, short fight sequences.
      Transformers 4 has almost everything right, the pacing, the CGI, the action scenes, the characters.. everything works perfectly.

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    2. ............you actually think everything works perfectly in TF4 ? wow there must be something seriously wrong with you.

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  13. transformers 4 wasn't horrible but it wasn't good either. LockDown was bad ass I liked his part in the movie, the rest was typical Bayhem. same old same old. I still liked the 1st movie the best, at the time it was truly a breath of fresh air.

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    1. Tf4 definitely has it's moments, just not enough of them

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  14. Wait... if the movie budget was around 210.000.000 $... does it mean that Bay took almost half of it for directing...? <________<'

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  15. TIME FOR BAY TO GO BY BY!!!

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  16. Michael Bay does not even deserve the "good" in "goodbye", it's just "bye" for him.

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  17. you all know that if wasn't for bay we whouldn't have any tf movies that said i do think its time for bay to move to producer an see what a fresh new director can do.

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    1. Wrong we would have transformers movies without bay, we will never know how much better they would have been but make no mistake they would have been made

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    2. What makes you think that anyone could have made better Transformers movies, uh ?

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    3. Cause it would be hard to make worse? Just kidding. Ofcourse not every director out there could have made a better job on the subject, however bringing in someone like C. Nolan is worth a try. In this first attempt they went the full-action road, the road of G1 pretty much, so we will get this version where Cybertron is a big factory of war machines created by Quintessons to do their bidding. In a reboot I guess they will go with Primus and make all Transformers culture explored further. Spark-mating, spark twins, titan-body types, protoforms growth cycle, first transformation, first paint job, first alt mode, the autocracy and cast system, the nature of energon, hypergon, the animals of Cybertron (star foxes) - there is so much more to explore in this universe, things that you want to hear about and watch. Bayformers will satisfy us in terms of action and whatever comes after them should be a different kind of dish. When it comes out I'll go see it hungry. Current Bay menu is edible, sure, but swallowing it since 2007 feels like food poisoning.

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  18. Alas... So many trolls... And this is not even the Hobbit movie blog.... And where the hell has Gandalf gone off again?

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    1. He's off performing little magic tricks for Sauron

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  19. I don't understand all the complaints. After three movies did you honestly expect something new in the 4th? I've thoroughly enjoyed all of them. Sure would have been great to see more of the dinobots or to have them talk. Would have been awesome to see Hound transform. Those little tidbits though don't effect my overall opinion of the movie though. I don't expect a great story. At least not with his current writing staff. I go in and see it and get exactly what I expect. A decent summer popcorn flick. I own the first three and will own this one as well. I will see TF5 just like all of you will and then I will still be around the boards while there is a ton of complaining while we all wait for TF6.

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  20. That's your opinion and I'm glad you turn your brain off and sit through a goofy movie and that's GREAT!!! that you enjoy yourself but a lot of us love Transformers and really want to see a completely different approach. Bay is all washed up and played out, can't even hit 250 million here in the U.S. so those numbers say it all because it should have easily hit 300 million in the U.S. people want something completely different. I don't care what it made in communist China. And to a lot of us having new bots not transform is not some tidbit to overlook, its extremely frustrating after all it is supposed to be Transformers isn't it? We need someone to come in and have huge death matches and a lot of transforming.Like you said after 4 goofy movies he's not going to change. So I say time for a fresh new approach.

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  21. no no no bay you just need to walk away you and mr kruger....

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  22. I love people who use the argument you have to shut your brain down...yes its a popcorn movie but bay has stated multiple times he hates franchises which is why each movie for the most part has Little or no continuity from one to the next...which casuses plot holes the size of optimus prime.. he also stated he hated the dinobots from day one there are multiple interviews that bear that out and the way they were brought in this movie and pretty much no screen time well that says it all if you pay him enough he will do things he doesnt much like....but i didnt have to shut my brain down for guardians of the galaxy or godzilla..all i ask is to be entertained..while i liked the actors in this movie the best out of all of them and bay is a master of action he can make stuff blow up i just dont like the storylines they are putting out...part of that is on bay and most of it is on the writer...cest le vie i hope bay doesnt do another one and takes the writer with him.

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  23. My opinion is that Bay needs more time for other projects. But as long as there is no place for reboot (now there's not, because there's still few unanswered questions), some people would stay same. At least, producers.

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  24. I've always said Bay does great with explosions, action sets, he's one of the best, the CGI in this movie was freekin some of the best I've ever seen and special effects just great. But the man just cannot and will not change the goofy doofy things make no sense, why did that happen, where did that come from, where did he come from, where did he go, why didn't they transform, who, what? where? approach. Its all about the approach and I'm sorry after 4 movies he takes the goofy doofy approach everytime.

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  25. Currently 6th All Time Worldwide A huge success !!! TF5 And especially 6 Will took over again AND USA in numbers !!!

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/

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  26. remember this? the fallen has fallen and cant get up. anyone here from the good ol days? :D

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  27. We have seen the slow demise of Michael Bay from part one to four each getting worse and worse. A new director will 100% be a plus for the franchises future, anyone at this point could direct better, and that writer should be banned from Hollywood, I consider him luckiest writer of all time! PLEASe DONT DIRECT THE NEXT MOVIE MICHAEL BAY, MOVE ON, WE DESERVE A TRANSFORMERS MOVIE, NOT A GIANT COMMERCIAL WITH CORNY JOKES UNLIKABLE HUMAN CHARACTERS DISAPPOINTING FIGHTING SEQUENCES AND UNBELIEVABLE SCREEN PLAY(That's NOT a compliment) it's like your making fun of movie making, and yes I would say this to your face because I've got a lengthy list of questions that you would not have an explanation for, no one would. Wow bit of built up frustration but hey you all can agree with me, his mistakes are to obvious and reoccurring to tolerate.

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  28. Worldwide Numbers are talking but even me i expected more involving story so the writer must banned ok i agree . Steven Spielberg i believe will be perfect !

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  29. I have answers for all but even with answers i agree for a little bit of change maybe a new director and writer will be slightly better :)

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