in recently snarking terminator salvation, poor mr. bay sounds exactly like hillary clinton, when she saw her primary hammerlock being shredded by obama- "ENOUGH with the big rallies and the flowery speeches! it's time to GET REAL!!".... his movies are bloated crap, and his take on transformers has 2 fatal flaws: the pathologically winky-smarmy-kitschy-cutie Shya laBeef (who makes the matthew broderick character in Godzilla look like a royal shakespeare co. a-lister), and his inevitable use of hipster-ironic comedy set-pieces and dialogue to lighten the mood. these corporate hacks don't realize something fundamental- just because their coveted target demographic is approx 16-35 years old, does not mean that the film HAS to contain big heapings of clever adult swim/youtube "ironic dialogue" moments or setups. everybody in LaLa land believes that mtv has so trained young minds, that no film geared toward a young group can be played completely straight, completely serious, or without hipster tropes. well, mssr. bay, here's a thought- THE DARK KNIGHT. let's match the grosses of your "CGI-with-loveable-schlub-and-hotty-girlfriend-part-two" against this timeless epic. additionally, in all likelihood, TERMINATOR SALVATION will play out within a dark knight vibe- relentless, stark, and packed with real emotion and drama.
NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM, baby. irony is sooo, like, 2008.