Friday, July 3, 2009

Michael Bay Sucks Even Harder

Not that I’m a big fan of hers, but even Megan Fox knows that big-budget shlock Director Michael Bay’s films are all explosions and no plot.

But even more novel is Bay’s confused response to Fox’s comments, telling the highly reputable Us Magazine: "Nick Cage wasn't a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in 'Armageddon.' Shia LaBeouf wasn't a big movie star before he did 'Transformers' -- and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from 'Bad Boys.”

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Nick Cage starred in “The Rock”--one of Bay’s few watchable films-- in 1996, but was in many noteworthy films prior – winning an Oscar the previous year for “Leaving Las Vegas” and breaking into the public eye in 1988 with “Moonstruck.” So Cage was indeed a “big” actor before Bay cast him. The same goes for Affleck, who cut his teeth with Kevin Smith (not Bay) and won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting” in 1997, two years before appearing in Bay’s laughable “Armageddon.”

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were also bankable stars in TV and the recording industry before co-starring in Bay’s “Bad Boys” films (1995, 2003).

As for Shia LeBeauf, yes, “Transformers” was a visible role for him, but arguably the part which really got him noticed was in 2007’s “Disturbia.”

So once again, not only is Michael Bay a horrid choice for anyone expecting a coherent movie plot, but his personal recollection of actors he’s worked with is almost as bad.

How dost thou sucketh? Let me count the ways.

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