Tag Archives: Michael Bay

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Review

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A few weeks ago, I reviewed Transformers: Age of Extinction, which I gave a rather low score to. Most of my friends who read the review said that they understood where I was coming from and that they agreed with my critiques, but some people thought that it was ridiculous for me to even bother criticizing such a ridiculous film. I think that I can understand what they’re saying; why should I even bother reviewing a film that is nothing but an obvious cash grab? Upon watching the movie, it’s quite obvious that even Michael Bay himself didn’t care about the quality of the film; it’s just another sequel to a disappointing franchise that somehow rakes in boatloads of cash. Why would I even bother complaining about such a movie? Well, in my mind, that’s exactly what a movie critic does: review all films, both good and bad, and give them their day in court. To give a pass to a movie like Age of Extinction just because it’s self-aware wouldn’t be fair to masterpieces of the action sci-fi genre such as Empire Strikes Back or The Avengers. If those films represent the heights that a film like Transformers can reach, then of course I have to give Age of Extinction an awful rating. Reviewing bad films is just part of the job, and it’s something that I have to do right now with the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Continue reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Review

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

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When Transformers: Age of Extinction was announced, the reaction of the public was quite mixed. There were many people who were excited to see another Michael Bay-directed action flick, full of great special effects, explosions, and cool cars. Others rolled their eyes at the trailers, believing that this would be nothing but another summer cash grab with a thin plot and few redeeming qualities. The past three Transformers movies have proven that the franchise can pull in huge profits even in the face of scathing reviews, and I have no doubt in my mind that Age of Extinction will rake in mounds of cash, as well. Is this new movie worthy of these sales, or is it just more fuel for the hatred that Bay has received throughout his career? Continue reading Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Review

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With the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction this weekend, I thought that I’d go back a few years and review one of the previous installments in the franchise. Michael Bay’s Transformers movies have been mocked relentlessly ever since the release of the first movie in summer 2007. Although most would argue that the first movie isn’t a complete affront to the art of cinema, the second film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the third installment, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, have been completely lambasted by both critics and filmgoers alike. Despite the poor reception, however, both movies made a killing at the box office. The franchise did so well, in fact, that Dark of the Moon is currently the seventh highest-grossing film of all time. Did the final installment of this “trilogy” (a word that I use with caution, given the new movie being released this weekend) deserve all of the income that it garnered? Continue reading Transformers: Dark of the Moon Movie Review