Few people are hated by film critics as much as Michael Bay. And in a lot of ways, he deserves that wrath. His films are stupid, contain poorly written plots, little characterization, and exist just to show off explosions and hot women. After all, film critics are supposed to judge a movie by it's artistic quality, and Bay's films come nowhere near that.
However, that's not how I judge movies.
I judge movies by their entertainment value. And in that respect he succeeds. As stated earlier, his movies exist mearly to show off explosions. And sometimes, that's what I want. Armageddon
are good examples of poor quality movies that are still enjoyable despite their flaws (though in terms of entertainment value, ROTF
was weaker than most). While I think other directors
are better at this than Bay, his films can still be enjoyed by someone in the right mood. The only problem I have with Bay is his rather uncomfortable use of racial stereotypes at times. Apart from that, I like his work.
However, I understand entirely if Transformers
fandom hates his guts.