History Creator / MichaelBay

26th Apr '16 8:15:28 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* CreatorCameo: He's a NASA scientist in ''Armageddon'', has his car nearly {{Flashed Badge Hijack}}ed in ''Bad Boys II'', and is in the airplane carrying Optimus Prime in ''Revenge of the Fallen''.

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* CreatorCameo: He's a NASA scientist in ''Armageddon'', has his car nearly {{Flashed Badge Hijack}}ed in ''Bad Boys II'', is the poor bastard flicked by Megatron in ''Tranformers'' and is in the airplane carrying Optimus Prime in ''Revenge of the Fallen''.Fallen''. Additionally, a ''really strange'' example of this is also in ''Transformers'': Blackout's tail number is the same as his private jet's (as revealed by him in the [[DVDCommentary Director's Commentary]])



* ExplosiveInstrumentation: Devastator, the most complex of the Transformers in the films, melting the computer being used to render him is probably as close as you'll get to this trope in real life.

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* ExplosiveInstrumentation: Devastator, the most complex of the Transformers ''Transformers'' in the films, melting the computer being used to render him is caused probably as close the closest as you'll get to this trope in real life.life. According to some of the crew, Devastator had so many moving parts and was so complex and detailed to animate that his animation model ended up ''frying one of the animation computers' motherboards''!
27th Mar '16 9:01:27 AM MacronNotes
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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In regarding his use of [[ThreeDMovie 3-D]] in Transformers 3, he stated outright that people may hate his movies, bashing the characters, storyline and {{plot hole}}s, but you cannot fault the technical side of things. The special effects, camera work and sound design are all "technically precise."

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In regarding his use of [[ThreeDMovie [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D]] in Transformers 3, he stated outright that people may hate his movies, bashing the characters, storyline and {{plot hole}}s, but you cannot fault the technical side of things. The special effects, camera work and sound design are all "technically precise."
17th Mar '16 6:50:15 AM jake38
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* BackedByThePentagon: He has a direct line to Film Correspondent at the Pentagon. "The military likes me because they look good in my movies." and "I am a world class ass-kisser."
19th Feb '16 4:52:18 PM Tightwire
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Bay got interested in action films when [[EstablishingCharacterMoment he set firecrackers on a train set, filmed it with his mom's camera, and got grounded]]. As a teenager he was a clerk for Lucasfilm in the early '80s, and worked on ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. [[ItWillNeverCatchOn He thought it would suck]], but ate his words when he saw the final product. That got him interested in directing.

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Bay got interested in action films when [[EstablishingCharacterMoment he set firecrackers on a train set, filmed it with his mom's camera, and got grounded]].grounded]] - an approach which seems to have continued into many of his higher budget movies teven today. As a teenager he was a clerk for Lucasfilm in the early '80s, and worked on ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. [[ItWillNeverCatchOn He thought it would suck]], but ate his words when he saw the final product. That got him interested in directing.
12th Feb '16 12:05:51 PM Berrenta
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->''[[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Michael_Bay_Presents:_Explosions! "Michael Bay Presents: Explosions!!!"]]''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''

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->''[[http://robotchicken.->''"Michael Bay Presents: Explosions!!!"''
-->--[[http://robotchicken.
wikia.com/wiki/Michael_Bay_Presents:_Explosions! "Michael Bay Presents: Explosions!!!"]]''
-->--
A sketch from]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
11th Feb '16 3:12:42 PM Berrenta
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** Say what you will about how much Bay loves explosions and chase scenes, but he makes them look ''good''; he's commented he does such stunts for real because it wouldn't look as good if he used CG or models, and for the same reason he doesn't like greenscreen work. In the first ''Transformers'' film, he accidentally launched a car into the third story of a building while filming Bumblebee's return to the battle in the tow truck, and he actually got a bus driving on the highway and blew it in two for the scene of Bonecrusher skating through it. When it came to making Transformers 3 a [[ThreeDMovie 3-D film]], he refused to work with anyone besides the best. In other words, the same team from ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.

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** Say what you will about how much Bay loves explosions and chase scenes, but he makes them look ''good''; he's commented he does such stunts for real because it wouldn't look as good if he used CG or models, and for the same reason he doesn't like greenscreen work. In the first ''Transformers'' film, he accidentally launched a car into the third story of a building while filming Bumblebee's return to the battle in the tow truck, and he actually got a bus driving on the highway and blew it in two for the scene of Bonecrusher skating through it. When it came to making Transformers 3 a [[ThreeDMovie [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D film]], he refused to work with anyone besides the best. In other words, the same team from ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.
4th Feb '16 10:53:26 AM Scorpion451
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* CreatorThumbprint: Helicopters or planes flying into sunset are very commonly found.

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* CreatorThumbprint: Helicopters or planes flying into the sunset are very commonly found.found.



* SignatureStyle: Popcorn movies that involve StuffBlowingUp, Military porn, slapstick and broad-appeal humor (though he occasionally forsakes this), glossy cinematography, sex appeal, and some spinning Steadicam shots.

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* SignatureStyle: Popcorn movies that involve StuffBlowingUp, Military porn, slapstick and broad-appeal humor (though he occasionally forsakes this), glossy polished technical cinematography, sex appeal, and some spinning large scope, high energy action sequences SmashCut with [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene easy to overlook quiet drama scenes]].
* SignatureShot : He has several. Spinning
Steadicam shots.shots, low angle closeups with a zoomed in telephoto lens, layered deep focus shots contrasting foreground and background (see page image), panoramic aerial shots (preferably involving sunsets), and slow motion destruction shots employing the VertigoEffect are all part of his signature look.


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* TheOneThingIDontHateAboutYou: Even Ebert acknowledged that Bay's work represents some of the most visually stunning and technically polished cinematography in modern film. Ebert gave, and many critics continue to give, a strange impression of YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: That is, they wouldn't be so bothered by Bay if he actually were a bad director. Its the fact that a talented one willfully chooses to create unapologetic popcorn movies that drives them nuts.
11th Jan '16 6:35:53 AM OnlyHereToComment
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* Irony: Bay is a man disliked by critics of films, but is respected by makers of film. Odd thing ain't it?
14th Nov '15 4:33:16 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''Series/RobotChicken''

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-->-- ''Series/RobotChicken''
''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''



** This is a prevalent opinion as evidenced by the ''Michael Bay Presents: '''EXPLOSIONS!!!''''' ''RobotChicken'' skit.

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** This is a prevalent opinion as evidenced by the ''Michael Bay Presents: '''EXPLOSIONS!!!''''' ''RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' skit.
16th Oct '15 2:07:27 PM DragonQuestZ
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* AdamWesting: See SelfDeprecation.

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* AdamWesting: See SelfDeprecation.When he plays himself, he will play a satire.



* AwesomenessIsVolatile: "Michael Bay presents '''''EXPLOSIONS!!!!!'''''" - ''RobotChicken''



* CreatorCameo: He's a NASA scientist in ''Armageddon'', has his car nearly [[FlashedBadgeHijack taken]] in ''Bad Boys II'', and is in the airplane carrying Optimus Prime in ''Revenge of the Fallen''.

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* CreatorCameo: He's a NASA scientist in ''Armageddon'', has his car nearly [[FlashedBadgeHijack taken]] {{Flashed Badge Hijack}}ed in ''Bad Boys II'', and is in the airplane carrying Optimus Prime in ''Revenge of the Fallen''.



** ''Film/PainAndGain'' is Bay's pet project that he's been trying to get off the ground for years because he loved the story behind it.

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** ''Film/PainAndGain'' is was Bay's pet project that he's he'd been trying to get off the ground for years because he loved the story behind it.
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