I was reading the other thread about The Rock and it reminded me how I always tell people that The Rock is my all time favorite action movie.
But then I find myself watching Transformers again and again and again. I saw it 9 times in the theater and I watched it on DVD today and I probably could see it on DVD tomorrow if I had time to.
This really isn't a thread about ranking your favorite Bay film in order of favorite.
I'm basically wondering how people like Bay's films and what makes each one better than the other when you compare them.
I feel like when I try to compare the Rock to Transformers, its like comparing Bad Boys 1 to Bad Boys 2.
The Rock overall, as a package is better than Transformers because it not only offers great intense action but the story and characters are what drive the film. The dialogue and chemistry between the characters is also a delight to watch.
Transformers on the other hand have lots of characters, Shia is really great but what we're really waiting for is for the Transformers to appear on screen. Thus it is a visually driven movie.
When I compare Bad Boys 1 to Bad Boys 2. Its so hard to say which is better. BB1 had better chemistry between the characters and I felt was funnier and had more charm. BB2, I tell people I love alot because it was the action that drove the movie. The chemistry between Mike and Marcus was less in the sequel but the action department is just insane.
I finished watching BB1 with a sense of satisfaction. However BB2 had crazy action scenes but when I left the theater, I felt I was in a little bit of denial asking myself, does the non-stop action make up for the lack of character and story depth? I enjoyed the hell out of the action but why do I still feel a little empty inside?
Its weird because I felt the Island was Michael Bay's best movie to date because it was his most thought provoking film but the centerpiece of the film is where all the action takes place. Its not a action driven film.
Every time Michael Bay comes out with a new film, I always tell myself that I love his newest film the most. But I guess thats because I'm used to watching his older films that watching something new makes it more fresh in your mind.
I know that I'm probably gonna end up saying that TF2 is the best movie ever.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I love all his films equally but differently.
The Rock is my all time favorite action film when I compare it to other action films from other directors. But I'd say that Transformers is my favorite Michael Bay film.
How many people have a hard time knowing whether they truly like BB1 more or BB2 more? I still can't really figure out which one I like more because I can't decide which I appreciate more, the story and character element of the first one or the exciting action scenes of the 2nd one. Because ultimately, I thought the most enjoyable scenes in BB1 are the scenes where Martin Lawrence and Will Smith were exchanging dialogue. I like BB2 for the complete opposite reason though.