The big problem I have is this....Bay seems to think that making a profit is better than actually making a good film. For example, making sure that he does not go over budget rather than saying f%$£ the budget!, if more money is required to make the film better then more money it is.
Transformers was just a pure money-making excercise. Bay tried to cater for every single demographic in order to maximise profits...sounds like business thinking. The casting of Megan Fox, Shia, the soldiers, the predictable comedy, very easily digestable story and obviously the amazing graphics. The last thing this film was about were the Transformers. They were just a vehicle for Bay to have his own money-making franchise. It will be a very sad day when the quality of a film is seen through the eyes of $$$ rather than actual qaulity filmmaking.
A few pointers for Bay, hopefully he'll listen:
- Don't cut so much. Being assaulted with so many images loses any drama of story and does not make the audience care for the character
-Putting too many jokes in a film makes it a COMEDY nothing else. Last time I checked, Transformers was not a pure COMEDY but an action/adventure.
-Better script? A script that actually has some structure with a story. Watch Terminator 2 again for how to make a quality blockbuster.
-Stop using slow-motion all the time. Using it is good, for when it is right. But when you just keep on using it, it just becomes rather annoying
-For the sequel, actually try and connect Transformers with pop culture and put some music in there from actual good artists. The soundtrack from those rock bands was awful and did nothing to really instil Transformers in the minds of today.
That's all for now, I'm sure there's lots more. Seriously Bay, you need to listen to some of your critics; not all but some are right....