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#1 of 62 Jim_K

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Posted June 30 2005 - 11:37 PM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of MICHAEL BAY

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

MICHAEL BAY

Transformers 3 (2011)


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Transformers (2007)
The Island (2005)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Armageddon (1998)
The Rock (1996)
Bad Boys (1995)




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#2 of 62 Jim_K

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Posted June 30 2005 - 11:39 PM

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MICHAEL BAY (1965 -     )


Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Transformers (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Island (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Bad Boys II (2003)
Pearl Harbor (2001) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Armageddon (1998) 
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The Rock (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Bad Boys (1995) Posted Image Posted Image



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#3 of 62 george kaplan

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Posted July 01 2005 - 12:34 AM

MICHAEL BAY

Seen: 3
Like: 1
Own: 2*

Rank order:

The Rock (1996)
Armageddon (1998)
Pearl Harbor (2001)


* - my wife likes Armageddon. I still love her though.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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#4 of 62 Steve Christou

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Posted July 01 2005 - 12:43 AM

[rant]"Now let's chew this iron bitch up!"[/rant]

The Island (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Bad Boys II (2003) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Pearl Harbor (2001) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Armageddon (1998) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Rock (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Bad Boys (1995)
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I'll bet you're long since glad you dropped the "Great" moniker from your thread titles eh Jim? Posted Image

Unlike some people posting on these threads, I can enjoy a good summer blockbuster at the cinema and than go home and watch Seven Days in May. I've seen 3 Michael Bay action flicks at the cinema, The Rock, Armageddon and Pearl Harbour. While I didn't think much of Pearl Harbour apart from the spectacular 40min attack sequence I did enjoy the other two. Eye-popping, ear-splitting spectacle, it's what the cinemas all about innit? Or is it really about two Frenchies sipping tea and chatting for 90mins? Posted Image

Rankings

1)The Rock
2)Armageddon
3)The Island (2005)
4)Pearl Harbour
5)Bad Boys II
6)Bad Boys


Average Rating 3.5 out of 5

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#5 of 62 SteveGon

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Posted July 01 2005 - 12:55 AM

Seen Bad Boys and The Rock, both of which were passably entertaining, and Armageddon which has got to be one of the biggest shit piles ever made. Posted Image to infinity.

#6 of 62 Steve Christou

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Posted July 01 2005 - 01:21 AM

Posted Image Oh dear not your cup of tea than Stevie? Not happy seeing Paris hit by a chunk of asteroid maybe? Well looking at the film titles in your sig file... I'm not surprised you hated it. We're a totally different species of film fan, I've never heard of any of them. I'd avoid War of the Worlds if I were you, or anything with loud noises.Posted Image

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#7 of 62 Zen Butler

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Posted July 01 2005 - 03:13 AM

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Armageddon which has got to be one of the biggest shit piles ever made. to infinity.


Amen. Put a circle in the square. Ditto. Down with Michael Christou.


Bad Boys II (2003) 1/2
Pearl Harbor (2001) 1/2
Armageddon (1998) -1/2
The Rock (1996) 1/2
Bad Boys (1995) Posted Image

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#8 of 62 Walter Kittel

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Posted July 01 2005 - 03:33 AM

I haven't been posting in these threads but I'll be happy to pile on. Posted Image

The Rock Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image - The casting redeems this feature to a large degree.
Bad Boys Posted Image Posted Image - mildly diverting entertainment.
Pearl Harbor Posted Image - Not sure why I viewed this after the next film in the list. (??)

Armageddon - Can I assign negative stars?

Amen to Steve G, and Zen. One of the worst films ever made. Truly awful in its manipulation of the viewer with absolutely no grounding in reality. A grotesque monstrosity that attempts to pander to its audience at every turn. Just a complete pile of crap whose only redeeming feature is its photography. Look up hack in the dictionary and you'll see a photo of Michael Bay filming this feature.

- Walter.

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#9 of 62 Bill McA

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Posted July 01 2005 - 03:33 AM


Rated from Posted Image to Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Michael Bay
Feb 17, 1965 -


Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Transformers (2007) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)


The Island (2005) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Bad Boys II (2003) Posted Image
Pearl Harbor (2001) Posted Image
Armageddon (1998) Posted Image (Own the DVD...I bought it used before I ever saw the shite)
The Rock (1996) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Bad Boys (1995) Posted Image

Seen 9
Own 5

At least from the trailers, The Island looks like it might be good!!

Oh dear not your cup of tea than Stevie? Not happy seeing Paris hit by a chunk of asteroid maybe? Well looking at the film titles in your sig file... I'm not surprised you hated it. We're a totally different species of film fan, I've never heard of any of them. I'd avoid War of the Worlds if I were you, or anything with loud noises.


Christou's bash list:

1. Bill McA - check
2. Brook K - check
3. SteveGon - check
4. ?????

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#10 of 62 Steve Christou

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Posted July 01 2005 - 03:51 AM

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4. ?????


erm... Zen? Walter enjoyed The Rock and Bad Boys, and Billy owns a copy of Armageddon.Posted Image

btw. I wasn't bashing, I was ribbing, big difference.

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Posted July 01 2005 - 04:51 AM

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and Billy owns a copy of Armageddon.

and that means......what exactly? I flippin' own that garbage Armageddon Criterion also. Still hate the bugger Posted Image

Mate, I agree too, if we're all gonna rate Michael Bay, we should all have a sense of humor. Armageddon though, is one of the few films that induces anger. I'm saving it(the disc) for the next crack-head who bumps his Hip-Hop at 6:00 a.m. at the gas station downstairs. I'm gonna take someone's head off with that disc; Master of the Flying Guillotine style.

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#12 of 62 Brook K

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Posted July 01 2005 - 05:20 AM

1. The Island - B
2. Transformers - B
3. Armageddon - D


Own: 0
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#13 of 62 Steve Christou

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Posted July 01 2005 - 05:34 AM

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and that means......what exactly? I flippin' own that garbage Armageddon Criterion also. Still hate the bugger


Yeah you're right. I think I've overstayed my welcome here, 2 or is it 3 months has been more than enough. I seem to have inadvertantly joined the wrong group of people, apologies to the posters I've rubbed the wrong way and sorry Jim, I've really enjoyed participating in your threads, but it's time for me to move on, adios amigo.Posted Image

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#14 of 62 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted July 01 2005 - 12:15 PM

Don't feel bad Steve, not everyone hates Armageddon. Personally, I enjoyed it for what it was clearly intended to be - a fun summer action 'popcorn' big budget flick.

Anyone that saw this film expecting real science, Shakespearean dialogue, and Bergmanesque dramatics clearly should not be reviewing this film. Posted Image For that matter they shouldn't be going to the movies and should instead be helping NASA blow up comets...

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Is the story in Armageddon far fetched? You bet, and I guess that's its charm. After all, aren't most Sci-Fi films farfetched - certainly the ones intended for pure entertainment. Just watch Forbidden Planet sometime. Posted Image

For this type of film, an action packed summer blockbuster I'd give it at least 3 out of 5 stars.

(can't belive I got pulled into one of these 'director' threads on the basis of defending Armageddon from the critic lynch mob) Posted Image

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Posted July 01 2005 - 03:34 PM

Ratings on a scale of * to *****:

1: Pearl Harbor (2001) **
2: The Rock (1996) **
3: Armageddon (1998) *
4: Bad Boys II (2003) *
5: Bad Boys (1995) *

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Posted July 01 2005 - 08:04 PM

Don't remember enough of Bad Boys to rank it.

Ranking:

1. The Rock
2. The Island
3. Transformers
4. Armageddon
5. Pearl Harbor
6. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
7. Bad Boys 2

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Posted July 02 2005 - 01:16 AM

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Oh dear not your cup of tea than Stevie? Not happy seeing Paris hit by a chunk of asteroid maybe? Well looking at the film titles in your sig file...

Oh, I've nothing against summer blockbusters - I've been to the theater (a whopping) five times this year (to see Sin City, Revenge of the Sith (twice), Batman Begins and Land of the Dead) - but, well, just read Walter's post to summarize my feelings on Armageddon.

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I'd avoid War of the Worlds if I were you, or anything with loud noises.

I'm not too worked up over WOTW, but figured on seeing it anyway. But since ol' Tommy has turned into a pompous idiot lately (not to mention shagging Katie), I think I'll just skip it out of spite. Posted Image


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Armageddon though, is one of the few films that induces anger.

Yes indeedy.

#18 of 62 John Milton

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Posted July 02 2005 - 01:54 PM

The Island (2005) - Story sounds interesting
Bad Boys II (2003) - 2/4
Pearl Harbor (2001) - 3.5/4 (Can't beat the attack scenes, plus it has Kate)
Armageddon (1998) - Decent popcorn flick
The Rock (1996) - Okay but gets tiring after repeated viewings
Bad Boys (1995) - Good despite having Tea Leoni in it

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Posted July 03 2005 - 12:04 AM

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Bad Boys (1995) - Good despite having Tea Leoni in it

Some of us would consider that a redeeming feature. Posted Image

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Posted July 09 2005 - 10:35 AM

1. Armageddon-not afraid to say that I LOVE this film, and most people I know in the real real world, who don't waste tons of free time on the Internet, feel the exact same way that I do! Ask ANY pretty girl on the street (if you can find one) who does not care less about fucking around on the Net, and more than likely she'll tell you the same thing. Personally, I ain't yet met a pretty girl who disliked Armageddon, so fellas, keep on being elitist snobs and shit on this film to feel better about yourselves, I'll keep on using it as a classic (and VERY reliable) "first date movie". :b

2. The Rock-very good

3. Bad Boys-not so good
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