I've read lot of Youtube comments saying "there can be no transformers without Micheal Bay", "Micheal Bay's TF is better than this ****"(referring to G1), and those comments saying how awesome Micheal Bay's TF movies are.
So I dare people that say those things to say this..
Micheal Bay's Transformers is the best even WITHOUT ILM!
I look back throughout the whole Bayverse. I have seen people watching ROTF 8 times in a week. With a huge smile in their face. I asked them why do you watched it that much? Did you like the romance between Sam and Mikaela? Did you like watching agent Simmons antics?
"Of course not! I came here for the awesome robots, the cool fight scenes and awesome transformations!"
"Optimus's fight scene is the best!"
"The CGI is awesome, that's why only Micheal Bay can do Transformers"
Based on these statements, what are these people praising about Bayverse TF? The comedy? The The sexual references? Sam's constant screaming?
No, they are praising towards ILM's awesome CGI efforts.
I know there are a LOT of people out there that loved Bayverse, but I dare to say without ILM, they won't even have another look at it. It was not Bay that brought the TF fans, it was ILM's CGI.
So, let it be Bay, James Cameroon, Guillermo Del Toro or even Christopher Nolan, it doesn't really matter, coz we like the movie bcoz of the CGI.
People said there can be no Spiderman without Tobey, but recently these same people said "Andrew Garfield FTW!"
I remember ILM sending a thank you card to Micheal Bay for having them involved in TF. Well, to me, Bay is the one who should send them a thank you card.
Don't be restricted with only Micheal Bay. He didn't do the CGI's that you loved watching. He's a good director. But it was not his directing that brought us to the cinemas right?
It was the CGI, it was bcoz of Transformers. Give other directors a shot, and maybe they'll impress us.
So, can you truly say Micheal Bay's TF is the best even without ILM?