Michael Bay doesn't care about Transformers: Age of Extinction criticism
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION was clearly going to be a critic-proof film from the moment that it was announced. With each film in Michael Bay's franchise receiving fewer positive reviews, the latest film is by far the worst with a measly 17% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But, it also hauled in $100 million, so who are the real losers in this situation?
Speaking with MTV about the hate his films get, Bay seemed to give less than a shit as to what critics think.
They love to hate and I dont care; let them hate, he told MTVs Josh Horowitz. Theyre still going to see the movie! I think its good to get a little tension. Very good.
I used to get bothered by it, but I think its good to get the dialogue going, he said. It makes me think, and it keeps me on my toes, so its good.
I have always enjoyed Michael Bay films, to an extent. When he was making movies like THE ROCK, ARMAGEDDON, and BAD BOYS, there was a level of fun to his movie-making that made the films themselves a little more special. But, after getting the worst headache I have had in years seeing TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (in 2D, no less), I realized that I concur with our reviews of this nearly three hour commercial. It may speak more to what fans like versus what critics do in that the movie had a solid A- CinemaScore rating, so I would expect any future films in this series to be louder and definitely not smarter.
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is now playing.