I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't know what I'd do if I caught one. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer.
I use a knife because guns are too quick. Otherwise, you can't savor all the emotions. You know who people are in their last moments.
I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.
Bee, i think you should take a moment and add to your signature your top Bay films in order from most favoritest to least. Thank you.
My Fav Bay -
1. The Rock
2. Bad Boys 2
4. Bad Boys
5. The Island
7. Pearl Harbor
You've not seen BBII? How is that even possible that I've seen it and you, all that is Bay fan, have not? I actually rented that this last year when my dad wasn't feeling all that great, and I was trying to get his mind into a different place, so I rented BBII... (not sure if we're dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s or just being that age, etc.). I rented it, and popped it into the VCR and wallah! The man was grinning, and when I inquired as to if what he thought, and he said, while still smiling like crazy, "Well, all of that couldn't possibly happen to two guys, but it sure was fun." It was a good day, and you know, I'll take it. You go see it. It'll make you smile, and damn it, we all need to smile every now and then.
I saw Pearl Harbor again the other day and I have to say it's my favorite Bay film. I originally ranked Transformers as my #1 but they way Bay made the film was great. Even up to the theme soundtrack Tennessee. Keep it up Mr.Bay , and don't listen to the haters.
A mixed film, doesn't have any of the sheer cinematic greatness of James Cameron's Titanic but it's still a fun movie.
I was 16 when this was released. I would keep up to date on the production on the old michaelbay.com (the one with the blue background). Needless to say, when it came out I thought it was incredible.
Now I'm 24 and I have a different view.
Some of Pearl Harbor is hands down incredible.
Some of Pearl Harbor is hands down awful.
To start with, the marketing for this film was all wrong. It appears to be a little known fact that this was supposed to be a throwback to 1930-40's films. So if an audience watches it not being in that frame of mind then you can forgive them for hating it. If someone said the lines 'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn' in todays cinema, it would be laughed at with countless youtube parodies. As a throwback, Pearl Harbor works... but is that ethical? This is a real, tragic event.
The incredible bits are the shots of burning soliders, the moments inside the Arizona, the president's speech etc. All the powerful bits are so good. When I watched it I felt the utmost respect for anyone in the military. That completlely wipes out anyone's view that this film is an insult to veterans.
But my big problems are the bits that are supposed to be exciting. The moments with Danny and Rafe fighting in the planes with the triumphant music are horrible. This is Pearl Harbor... it's exploitation to make it 'exciting'.
I've always defended Michael Bay against attacks that his films are full of stupid explosions, girls in underwear and mindless characters... but then he made Transformers 2 and I conceded...