Michael Bay

Dog’s Movie House: Latest Transformers Film Excercise In Souless Filmmaking!


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Hound unleashes in “Transformers: The Last Knight”



They needed a writer’s room for this?!  The fifth film in the highly profitable yet artistically dubious series about transforming robots, “Transformers: The Last Knight” is an absolute mess.  A well-constructed, occasionally entertaining mess, but a mess nonetheless.  For all the money put onscreen, for all the wonderful special effects work by ILM, there is a mechanical nature to Michael Bay’s latest that literally gives us nothing to care about.  I enjoy a robot throw-down as much as anyone, but five films in and I find myself officially exhausted.   Continue reading

Dog’s Movie House: “13 Hours” Has Michael Bay Directing A Film For Adults For A Change!



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John Krasinski In "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi"

John Krasinski In “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi”


I find Michael Bay to be an interesting filmmaker.  He’s technically proficient, but for the most part seem to care next to nothing about the quality of the scripts he uses as the foundation of his films.  Most of his output seems to lean toward juvenile fare such as The Transformers and Bad Boys films, but lately Bay seems to be making an attempt to mature as a director.  “Pain and Gain” while not perfect, was Bay’s most self-assured movie, despite the grisly subject matter, and now he’s taken another step forward with “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi” a film that avoids the volatile politics of a real life incident in Libya in favor of a soldier’s eye view of the assault on a secret CIA compound in September of 2012.  The movie is a mostly successful (if overlong) thriller about the perils of combat in the midst of a culture we as Americans don’t understand.  Continue reading