Sweetre15: "If you search Michael Bay's name, at the moment, what will come up is the outrage expressed at his claim. It is so massive that top comic and video game news sites have been reporting on it, and obviously so big that this forum has ceased registration."
Oh my, "top comic and video game news sites"! You're right, the world is ending because of that, and it automatically means that all people on the planet are angry because of one statement from the producer of an upcoming movie. Seriously, some of you folks really like to overreact.
And no offence to you, but maybe it's time to look at the big picture and realize that the internet and the internet community is just a small fraction of the world's population. Just because some people on the web are angry because of this doesn't mean it translates into the real world. Do you actually believe that Bay cares what these websites and bloggers are saying about him and his decisions? Let me answer that - no. Because the same people were trashing his name way before the "Turtles thingy" and he (and his fans) is used to that.
It's pretty much the same for Stephen Sommers. There's a lot of hate for him as well, but the man said it best: "The beautiful thing about the internet is that all the poison and hatred stays on the internet. These haters don't affect my work in real life and my decisions in real life."
There you go. The exact same thing can be said about Bay.
Sweetre15: "Why don't you show me all of the people, outside of this forum, who are in love with his movies?"
You make it very hard to take you seriously. Maybe I should also start asking question like "Show me the people outside the internet and outside websites like Rotten Tomatoes, who hate his movies"?
But we're not going anywhere with this, because it's just stupid and childish. The fact that he is one of the most powerful people in the business and that his movies are always enjoying huge profits and support from the general audience speaks for itself. You can quote every single critic who hates his movies and you're still not going to prove anything. I'd like to trust facts and my own views, instead of the opinions of people I don't know and people I don't care about.