Bay is going to produce this BTW.
Bay also produced the crappy live action TMNT the crappy reboots of Friday The 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Four films that were generally bad on their own terms, and missed the entire point of what made the original films work.
For the record, I did watch the first three. I learned my lesson.
And who are you, oh mighty Mr. Holier-Than-Thou, to tell the pigs they can't enjoy their "slop"? Not everyone likes lobster. Some people just want a pasta salad.
The difference is, a restaurant that serves Lobster doesn't stop serving lobster and start serving Chicken Nuggets and Big Macs when the Fast Food joint across the street gets more business than them.
In film industry on the other hand, Bay is having a horrible influence. Every blockbuster filmmaker is trying to imitate Bay's style, trying to replicate his success, because they it will make money and is the most successful style of filmmaking. James Cameron himself, the guy who produced some of the best movies of all time claims that during production on AVATAR he watched a whole bunch of Michael Bay Movies and took notes while he did trying to reverse engineer his camera angles and filmmaking! Are you kidding me?
The Michael Bay aesthetic is poisoning the way the industry makes makes blockbuster film.
Every blockbuster filmmaker is trying to make their films look like Michael Bay films, because they know that style of filmmaking will make money. Why? Because the audience keeps going to see it, year after year after year. Even good action movies are blurring together with Bay's Aesthetic and are all starting to look the same. overuse of teal and orange Gradient, all action no quiet moments, bad to okay CGI, socially backwards representations of people groups, pandering to wish audience fufillment. and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
and the audience keeps sending the same message to Hollywood year after year, telling them that Michael Bay movies are genius, that we keep wanting to see them, over and over. The audience keeps telling the Hollywood bigwigs that if you put Michael Bay and people who direct movies like Michael Bay in charge and just have him keep giving us the same crap year after year, we'll go see it! You don't have to change the texture, the look, the plot, the character arc, or have engaging drama or make the characters interesting or likeable or anything and we'll still go see it!
That is one reason. But another reason I hate Bay's movies (directed AND produced) is because he's turned action and horror movies. Things that are supposed to incite emotion, excitement, fear, anger, sadness, happiness when the heroes triumph. Into Boring, aggravating, annoying, slogs that only incite numbness and apathy. He's made the two most exciting genres of film, boring!
Remember the first time you saw an explosion in an action movie like Terminator 2, Demolition Man, or the Rock? Remember how cool it was? I mean, how can anyone, male, female, young, old, not look at an explosion and say "That's incredible!" Then, we got Michael Bay, the "King Of Explosions" and he kept giving us more and more explosions in his movies, more in the next film than the last. Until now they don't even register! What's an explosion in an action movie now? Boring and annoying! Not the least bit exciting.
There have gotta be like 200 explosions, and Camera Swirls in every Bay Action movie made since the first Transformers, and not one registers at all.
The worst part is, I KNOW Bay is a good filmmaker under the Bullcrap. Bay has made good movies. Bad Boys II, The Rock, Armageddon, I'd even say the first Transformers movie. I even liked the Island! But He's gotten so powerful, so influential and so rich that nobody can tell him no without repercussions. Nobody can tell him what makes a good film, or a good script because he knows he can do anything and people will go see it, so he's not even trying to tell a good story or make good films anymore.
Compare The Rock
an early Michael Bay action film, to a modern day action Michael Bay action film like Dark Of The Moon
The Rock was a tightly scripted, engaging, fun and entertaining action movie. Why? Because although there we're moments of over the top action and explosions. The majority of the film was about building up the characters, making them entertaining, fleshing them out, giving them believable motivations which made the action more effective and engaging when it hit. This was all done through relatively quiet moments, where the camera was stationary or if moving not moving very much, and the Michael Bay "Money Shot" (the camera swirling, as the character rises in slow mo) was only used twice in the whole movie. Two really tense moments, where it made sense to use it. Once during the aftermath of the car chase between Sean Connery and Nick Cage, and once again towards the end of the film with the Jet dropping the bomb on the Island.
Dark Of The Moon on the other hand? The camera is always moving, never slowing down, the camera shakes, swirls around, and NEVER STAYS STILL. Action scene? Camera swirl. Decepticons talking? Camera Swirl. Transformers talking? Camera swirl. Our designated hero being a douche? Camera swirl. No regard for context, or any quiet moments to develop the characters and give them any real humanity. The action went from engaging and entertaining, to mind numbingly brutal and aggravating. It's the difference between watching a boxing match, and being pummeled to the point you can't feel anything by that same Boxer.
In the Rock? Tension and context and character inform the action scenes and filmmaking technique. In Dark Of The Moon? No quiet moments, Sensory Overload in both audio and visual, the context doesn't inform the action or add any real tension to it, and the characters aren't the slightest bit charming or likeable.
Compare Michael Bay Movies to the Fast And Furious Series.
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But back to the topic. Why? Why remake The Birds? There is nothing you can add to the film that wasn't in the first one. To have anyone remake it would detract from the original, but to have this man? The man who missed the point when it came to Freddy, Jason, Optimus Prime, and April O'neil miss the point AGAIN when it comes to Alfred Freaking Hitchcock? The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost of Modern Filmmaking? This is like Uwe Boll or M Night Shyamalan producing a remake of Citizen Kane!
But what am I saying? You can hate all you want, you'll still go see it. Michael Bay knows how to ride the wave of hate that pretty much gives him free publicity.
That's all. I'll leave this corpse to rot.