Michael Bay Confirms Transformers 5, Because $$$$$

Michael Bay Confirms Transformers 5, Because $$$$$

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More like Age of Ex-STINK-tion, amiright? (*crickets*)

Michael Bay's Transformers series has been a divisive one to say the very least. While most of the online community seems to utter a collective groan of disgust every time another one is announced, the movies themselves have been nothing short of crack cocaine at the box office, with the *lowest* grossing entry of the franchise still managing to reel in over $700 million. Say what you want about Bay's technique; there's no denying that the guy knows how to make money faster than Jack Donaghy.

But if you thought for one second that Bay would call it a day after 2014's Age of Extinction, retire, and quietly spend the rest of his days floating in the swimming pool filled with Velveeta cheese that his hard work had earned him, well think again! The man who treats restraint like Jack McCoy treats a hostile witness, for Christ's sake!

While promoting his latest non-robot fighting film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Bay spoke to Rolling Stone about his plans for the Transformers franchise.

I'm doing Transformers ... 5, is it? I've taken on a lot of work. ... It's fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else. J.J. (Abrams) told me, 'You're the only guy that could do this.' But it's time to move on. One more.

You gotta love how even Bay is starting to lose track of where he is in the Transformers saga at this point. Either his movies are starting to become as monotonous and interchangeable to him as they are to the rest of us, or as I believe, he's become so rich because of them that he's grown nearly incapable of recognizing a number as low as 5 without ten zeros attached to it.

Seriously though, as someone who has both never seen a Transformers movie start to finish and yet talks about them like they're the death of filmmaking, I say power to him. His movies *are* a source of enjoyment for millions of people, for better or for worse, in the same way that many (some) of us still consider Adam Sandler funny. As long as he keeps making more money than entire economies with each successive entry, who are we to tell him when enough is enough?

Source: Rolling Stone

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Is it alright if I can say that 1 and 3 are the only "good" movies out of the bunch so far?

I especially liked the final act of T3.

Wouldn't it be a kick in the pants if 5 was actually the only good one? If they pulled a JJ Abrams and just remade the original movie from the 80s, but its actually really good?
With HotRod, Arcee, Springer, the 'Oh shit!' moment, Unicron, the works.

But didn't it get announced a long time ago that there were going to be two more films after 4? Anyway, i don't understand why people are so uptight about his transformer movies, what did they expect? It's a "boys" film based off a crap "boys" early morning T.V. cartoon just to sell "boys" toys that have better counterparts anyway. In that sense, the films are certainly an improvement on their source material. And fuck your nostalgia, it lies. It always lies! *Braces for impact*

I still maintain AoE was the better of the film series, but not my much. Don't color me surprised here, but I did believe Bay was ready to move on, but again I ain't surprised.

Say what you will about the movies, but the actions scenes are the best parts of them in my opinion.

Saw the trailer for his military porn movie about Benghazi (oh there will be so much tact in it) based on the non-existent stand down order (SO MUCH TACT). Based on that, yes, please Michael, go back to ruining fiction. Reality doesn't need your touch.

Am I the only one that would rather have Shia LaBeouf back instead of Mark Wahlberg?

The movies were at least fun action romps, but the juvenile, cringeworthy humor always held them down for me. Hell, this coming from the guy who didn't think Pixels was terrible.

MCerberus:
Saw the trailer for his military porn movie about Benghazi (oh there will be so much tact in it) based on the non-existent stand down order (SO MUCH TACT). Based on that, yes, please Michael, go back to ruining fiction. Reality doesn't need your touch.

Ahh. The Republican wet dream movie. I can't wait for that to be used as a "true depiction" of the event in question at GOP conferences. And Fox News.

Yeah. Money speaks louder than everything. EVERYTHING!!

Silentpony:
Wouldn't it be a kick in the pants if 5 was actually the only good one? If they pulled a JJ Abrams and just remade the original movie from the 80s, but its actually really good?
With HotRod, Arcee, Springer, the 'Oh shit!' moment, Unicron, the works.

Seeing as that is my favourite movie of all time, I would be all for it.

Samtemdo8:
Is it alright if I can say that 1 and 3 are the only "good" movies out of the bunch so far?

I especially liked the final act of T3.

I think the first film's fantastic (if in need of about four characters being axed, and thus the runtime being reduced by about thirty minutes) - one of the very best and boldest full-on actioners of modern the 2000's. And yeah, I like the third one, too. People can trash his style, his crassness, and the CG in his films, but those effects are crafted by people with passion and smarts. I think the sequence with the skyscraper coming down is still superb as a technical showcase and as a setpiece.

His films are gloriously headache inducing whirlwinds of crass, busy spectacle... and when he's on form, I love it as a style of cinema that's simply so relentless and shameless. You can't have quiet without loud, and his TF's are 'this goes up to 11' almost from start to finish.

...Transformers 4 was one of the most boring, soulless pieces of banality I've ever seen, though. I bought it blind, expecting more of the same. I kinda got that, but I actually like Shia in the TF's, ditto Fox and some of the other side characters/actors. TF4 just features mind warpingly bland and empty characters, which make the wacky cast of the trilogy seem charming by comparison. They could be odious and irritating, but at least that was something... Wahlberg and co seem stuck in neutral from start to finish.

As for more TF's? If they 'feature' Wahlberg, then I'll pass.

Parasondox:

MCerberus:
Saw the trailer for his military porn movie about Benghazi (oh there will be so much tact in it) based on the non-existent stand down order (SO MUCH TACT). Based on that, yes, please Michael, go back to ruining fiction. Reality doesn't need your touch.

Ahh. The Republican wet dream movie. I can't wait for that to be used as a "true depiction" of the event in question at GOP conferences. And Fox News.

Yeah. Money speaks louder than everything. EVERYTHING!!

Just in time to POLITICS.
But overall I understood everything I needed to about Bay when Transformers 1 was preceded by Kid Rock doing a salute to the troops in the theaters.

one thing he really does well is just fun movies. just good to switch off and enjoy some explosions. thats how i see his movies. people saying he is the worst, have no idea what they are talking about. i give bay an oscar any time of the day. its uwe boll who is the worst director. his movies are beyond crap and not entertaining at all.
maybe i will watch it. still enjoyed the others. part 2 was a step back but part 3 was ok. part 4 was amusing to see hong kong getting blown up. since i live there it was even more amusing for me. i think a lot of the people in the cinema enjoyed seeing their home country getting bayxploded.

I thoroughly enjoy the Transformers movies for what they are: stupid, mindless, and utterly fun giant CGI robots murdering each other for our amusement. I can say with no sarcasm that the best part of the movies, to me, is the performance of Peter Cullen in each and every movie. The movies are complete trash in terms of writing, but he still gives it his best and I appreciate that.

MCerberus:
Saw the trailer for his military porn movie about Benghazi (oh there will be so much tact in it) based on the non-existent stand down order (SO MUCH TACT). Based on that, yes, please Michael, go back to ruining fiction. Reality doesn't need your touch.

there was a stand down order from skippy the most idiotic president we've ever had. How could I know this? because I have friends who were involved with it.

OT: IDK I liked his last two movies so ill give this a shot I mean it has to be better then his god awful teenage mutant ninja turtles film.

Money Money Money... well no original movies yet...

I checked IMDB what ratings the movies had, and I got this in the search:
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So if you don't like the movies, it seems you are in for a hell of a ride ;)

Millky95:
Seeing as that is my favourite movie of all time, I would be all for it.

You're aware that JJ Abrams is not a movie director, but a professional desecrator of all good things, right?

Samtemdo8:
Is it alright if I can say that 1 and 3 are the only "good" movies out of the bunch so far?

I especially liked the final act of T3.

I liked the first one and thought the fourth was actually good.

sheppie:

Millky95:
Seeing as that is my favourite movie of all time, I would be all for it.

You're aware that JJ Abrams is not a movie director, but a professional desecrator of all good things, right?

Only seen him do The Force Awakens and I really enjoyed it so I'd be for it. Let go of your hate

I like the assumption that it's for money, though he clearly has enough of that already. Maybe he actually just likes making Transformers movies.

Well I like them.

All of them.

They're brainless entertainment for when I just want to relax with a coke in one hand and a bag of chips in the other.

To prove my point, I described TF4 to my sister as "Optimus Prime, riding a robo T-Rex, brandishing a sword". She was sceptical at first, but after having seen it (with the mindset of it just being "dumb action") we loved it. It's fun, it's stupid, and it reminds us of what can be done when you're 7 years old, and don't have to keep "logic" in mind.

I would say something but...

I'd do the same s*** if I could pocket the mountains of money he does.

If people want to pay for crap then serve them crap.

MrFalconfly:
Well I like them.

All of them.

They're brainless entertainment for when I just want to relax with a coke in one hand and a bag of chips in the other.

To prove my point, I described TF4 to my sister as "Optimus Prime, riding a robo T-Rex, brandishing a sword". She was sceptical at first, but after having seen it (with the mindset of it just being "dumb action") we loved it. It's fun, it's stupid, and it reminds us of what can be done when you're 7 years old, and don't have to keep "logic" in mind.

I'm usually all about that, expendables is great to me 'cos it is just that mindless shit but by fuck do these films lack even that quality.

I've seen all these films, when I want to watch a film and can't find anything they are a last resort (never seen one more than once though). In all honesty I have zero clue which film is which any any other moments besides the transformers trying to hide from the kids parents, optimus riding a dino and some transformer climbing a pyramid ... 4 films and that is the sum total of what I remember of those films.

I've also seen the TMNT film and it's exactly the same as transformers but re-skinned to turtles.

Oh please tell me we will get more 1 dimensional characters and racial stereotypes please? And explosions... tooooons of explosions... and the US army owning everything and everybody! Yes thats allways a crowd pleaser if the US army blowsshit up in a michael bay movie...

"Cause this game is ABOUT MOTHERFUCKING MONEY!"

JaredJones:
Seriously though, as someone who has both never seen a Transformers movie start to finish and yet talks about them like they're the death of filmmaking, I say power to him. His movies *are* a source of enjoyment for millions of people, for better or for worse, in the same way that many (some) of us still consider Adam Sandler funny. As long as he keeps making more money than entire economies with each successive entry, who are we to tell him when enough is enough?

Just because something sells doesn't mean it's good for the medium. Ever see that fun little movie called Idiocracy? It's a funny and terrifying look at a future brought upon us by the utter dumbing down of society.

Going with "Well Bay's making money and entertaining millions of people so lets just let him keep doing what he's doing" is the kind of thing that will inevitably lead to someone getting to say the following line from that Idiocracy in our lifetime:

"The Number 1 movie in America was called Ass. And that's all it was...for 90 minutes. It won 8 Oscars that year, including Best Screenplay."

Personally I'd prefer my movies to not just be 90 minutes of someone's bare ass occasionally cutting loose a fart.

Karadalis:
Oh please tell me we will get more 1 dimensional characters and racial stereotypes please? And explosions... tooooons of explosions... and the US army owning everything and everybody! Yes thats allways a crowd pleaser if the US army blowsshit up in a michael bay movie...

"Cause this game is ABOUT MOTHERFUCKING MONEY!"

I wonder that since he has the backing of the U.S military, that they in turn quietly "suggest" that their troops go and see the movie. I wonder how well one Bay's movies would do if it wasn't backed by the Army?

RJ 17:

JaredJones:
Seriously though, as someone who has both never seen a Transformers movie start to finish and yet talks about them like they're the death of filmmaking, I say power to him. His movies *are* a source of enjoyment for millions of people, for better or for worse, in the same way that many (some) of us still consider Adam Sandler funny. As long as he keeps making more money than entire economies with each successive entry, who are we to tell him when enough is enough?

Just because something sells doesn't mean it's good for the medium. Ever see that fun little movie called Idiocracy? It's a funny and terrifying look at a future brought upon us by the utter dumbing down of society.

Going with "Well Bay's making money and entertaining millions of people so lets just let him keep doing what he's doing" is the kind of thing that will inevitably lead to someone getting to say the following line from that Idiocracy in our lifetime:

"The Number 1 movie in America was called Ass. And that's all it was...for 90 minutes. It won 8 Oscars that year, including Best Screenplay."

Personally I'd prefer my movies to not just be 90 minutes of someone's bare ass occasionally cutting loose a fart.

Oh I agree with you 100% (and love Idiocracy), but I've also become aware that complaining about Bay's particular brand of schlock cinema is going to do little in the way of changing things. At the end of the day, why waste the mental energy, you know what I mean? That's vitriol that could be devoted to the campaign of Donald Trump.

JaredJones:
Oh I agree with you 100% (and love Idiocracy), but I've also become aware that complaining about Bay's particular brand of schlock cinema is going to do little in the way of changing things. At the end of the day, why waste the mental energy, you know what I mean? That's vitriol that could be devoted to the campaign of Donald Trump.

You clearly have a profound underestimation of how much vitriol I have bottled up inside me...there's more than enough to spread between both Bay - for sodomizing moviegoer's braincells with the Transformers movies while pissing all over their childhood with giant green gorillas that he's calling turtles - and Trump for...well...doing everything he's ever done, really.

It's simple, really. You just have to do as the Emperor instructed and let the hate flow through you. :P

omega 616:

MrFalconfly:
Well I like them.

All of them.

They're brainless entertainment for when I just want to relax with a coke in one hand and a bag of chips in the other.

To prove my point, I described TF4 to my sister as "Optimus Prime, riding a robo T-Rex, brandishing a sword". She was sceptical at first, but after having seen it (with the mindset of it just being "dumb action") we loved it. It's fun, it's stupid, and it reminds us of what can be done when you're 7 years old, and don't have to keep "logic" in mind.

I'm usually all about that, expendables is great to me 'cos it is just that mindless shit but by fuck do these films lack even that quality.

I've seen all these films, when I want to watch a film and can't find anything they are a last resort (never seen one more than once though). In all honesty I have zero clue which film is which any any other moments besides the transformers trying to hide from the kids parents, optimus riding a dino and some transformer climbing a pyramid ... 4 films and that is the sum total of what I remember of those films.

I've also seen the TMNT film and it's exactly the same as transformers but re-skinned to turtles.

Who says you have to remember it for it to be fun in the moment?

Samtemdo8:
Is it alright if I can say that 1 and 3 are the only "good" movies out of the bunch so far?

I especially liked the final act of T3.

I was going to say that none of them were good, except I notice now that you have quotation marks around good, suggesting you mean it in a particular sense that requires a bit of explaining to be true. Yeah, I guess you can say that then.

But honestly, why is Bay "the only one who can do it?" Any director could do it, and just about any other director could do it *better.*

RJ Dalton:

Samtemdo8:
Is it alright if I can say that 1 and 3 are the only "good" movies out of the bunch so far?

I especially liked the final act of T3.

I was going to say that none of them were good, except I notice now that you have quotation marks around good, suggesting you mean it in a particular sense that requires a bit of explaining to be true. Yeah, I guess you can say that then.

But honestly, why is Bay "the only one who can do it?" Any director could do it, and just about any other director could do it *better.*

The only good and I mean REALLY good Transformers thing was the Beast Wars Cartoon.

That show had BALLS and IT HAD NO HUMAN CHARACTERS.

80s Gen 1 Transformeers is so cheesy (I say that in a bad way) and dated.

I grew up with the Unicron Trilogy but that show did not aged well.

I thought the first was a decent (although really tropey) film, 4 was kinda enjoyable, the Dinobots were fun and the whole greyness of the business guy was a surprise to see... although that product placement.

Eeeeh, at least these films have nothing to hide, they're kinda shameless. Hey, at least it keeps Bay away for making military films based on real life events, right... right?

 

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