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Re: Michael Bay likes the booms

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:28 pm

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My only minor peeve is his use of those "welding sparks" type explosions that obscure some of the details of the TF's in certains scenes, such as when Skorponok detaches from Blackout's back.

That said, it could be the CG guys who chose to do that, probably to save themselves some work [and therefore, money] from having to render the process of Skorponok detaching itself.

Bay's explosions, I do love. But those "welding spark" type ones, not so much.
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Re: Michael Bay likes the booms

Postby sto_vo_kor_2000 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:01 pm

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Capt.Failure wrote:That said I do believe he's the only director in Hollywood who can do Transformers justice on camera


Hardly., Althou he is 1 of the few that casn make TF's so appealing to the general audiance.
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Re: Michael Bay likes the booms

Postby Capt.Failure » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:15 am

sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:
Capt.Failure wrote:That said I do believe he's the only director in Hollywood who can do Transformers justice on camera


Hardly., Althou he is 1 of the few that casn make TF's so appealing to the general audiance.


When people say "general audience" in such a way it's usually a thinly veiled insult. It's generally not a matter of opinion that he's best for the job, it's fact. If you handed it over to any of the directors people usually wish for the fandom would live to regret it no matter how much they celebrated Bay's departure.
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Re: Michael Bay likes the booms

Postby sto_vo_kor_2000 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:03 am

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Capt.Failure wrote:When people say "general audience" in such a way it's usually a thinly veiled insult. It's generally not a matter of opinion that he's best for the job, it's fact. If you handed it over to any of the directors people usually wish for the fandom would live to regret it no matter how much they celebrated Bay's departure.


There you are again, making "uninformed" judgment calls on the motivations of others.

When I say "general audience" I mean "general audience" as in those that regularly attend movies based on pre-established series but are not fans of those series on a regular.

You and many may feel he's best for the job,others do not, either way it is INDEED A MATTER OF OPINION.You may feel that other directors would fail and bring regret to the fandom,and you might be right, but many within the fandom already regret that Bay ever got the job.

I myself have a hard time picking a different director for this franchise.I wont deny Bay his credit on making popular films, including these, but he doesnt tell great stories and his stories dont have great continuity.

True, Transformers as a whole has continuity issues, but I would have expected a bit better from a big screan adaptation.

Either way you cut it, it should be possible to make a film that pleases both the fanbase and the general audience.
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