Even if You Don’t Like Michael Bay Movies, It’s Educational

Posted on July 30, 2014 9:00 pm

I’m not a huge fan of Michael Bay movies, but I’ve seen some, and I found this video both enlightening and accurate.

WARNING: once you’re shown what makes a Michael Bay movie a Michael Bay movie, you will never be able to UNsee it, and it’ll jump out at you no matter WHAT movie you see it in (even in non-Bay flicks). So be aware that it can make it harder to immerse yourself in cinema.

CAUTION: contains some adult language in the movie clips

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2 Responses to “Even if You Don’t Like Michael Bay Movies, It’s Educational”

  1. Joey says:

    This is a great video, but it leaves out the main thing I’ve always noticed about Bayhem, which is not as much about cinematography but about pacing:

    In a Bay action sequence, there are not only multiple visual layers, but multiple action ones as well. What I mean is, if you see a guy get thrown out of a window, it doesn’t stop there, he’s thrown out of the window *and* lands on (and smashes) a car. If you see a plane get shot down, it gets shot down and then crashes into (and explodes) a gasoline tanker. If you see a car swerve off the road, it swerves off the road and hits a guy falling out of a window.

    And, of course, all that happens within the span of about four seconds.

  2. blarg says:

    I want to see a movie of Michael Bay get placed in a burlap sack and beaten with a 2×4…filmed in a slow motion panning shot.

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