Okay, after reading through various discussion threads (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Bad Boys II, etc.), I felt the need to chime in on something that's been bothering me of late. Frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of people making excuses for subpar films by dismissing them as "popcorn movies" or "rollercoaster rides." I'm sorry, but that's a line of reasoning I just don't understand. A film may be intended as an entertaining diversion, but that is NO reason for it to pander to its audience. Nor is it an excuse for shoddy and lazy filmmaking. There is absolutely NO reason that a film meant solely to entertain can't be well-executed. Now I don't expect every summer film to be as good as Robocop, Superman, The Matrix, or Raiders of the Lost Ark (to name a few), but is putting forth a modicum of effort that friggin' difficult? Here's to the day when Michael Bay and others of his ilk hang it up for good. Stop crapping on us you hacks!