Michael Bay recently sat down with MTV News to discuss his latest movie to hit the big screen Transformers: Age of Extinction when asked about his Internet haters, Bay had a few interesting thoughts.
Check out the video and then let’s discuss Bay’s responses below:
You’ve got to have a thick skin when it comes to the Internet. No matter how good whatever you’ve done is, someone on the Internet is going to dump all over it just to make themselves feel good or troll those who like it.
I’d like to do a little something called “Reading Between the Lines” with these latest Bay statements.
They love to hate, and I don’t care; let them hate. They’re still going to see the movie!
What’s he really saying? All our hate and criticisms, none of it matters. Bay knows those same people who rage against his Transformer movies, will still plunk down twelve bucks to see the movie… MULTIPLE times. Basically he’s saying, I have you, and I know I have you, you know I have you, and you know I know I have you, and there is nothing you can do about it. Bay knows the movie will make a ton of money at the box office worldwide no matter what the Rotten Tomato score (16 by the way) or critics say, and he is laughing all the way to the bank.
I think it’s good to get a little tension. Very good.
Why does he think that, because it’s FREE PUBLICITY! We, the Internet Media, lap up any and all the Michael Bay Bashing we can get our hands on. Why, because it drives clicks to our sites. If Michael Bay’s name is in the post title, people will click to find out why.
If no one is doing it, then we’ll do our own bashing reviews to get the ball rolling. Let’s face it, Bay, and Hollywood in general can spend millions on advertizing, but they garner tons of free advertizing when the Internet latches onto something and tries to shake it like a bull terrier.
I have met the enemy and the enemy is us.
Bay went on to say:
I used to get bothered by it, but I think it’s good to get the dialogue going. It makes me think, and it keeps me on my toes, so it’s good.
OK, the first thing we have to debunk here is that there IS NO DIALOGUE! I feel like Charlton Heston at the end of Soylent Green.
Do you think he even reads anyone comments about his movies? Do you picture him, sitting up in his bed with his Ipad, crying softly as he reads Rotten Tomatoes reviews? Trust me, he isn’t losing one second of sleep. At best, and perhaps the only hope, would be that some Hollywood Suit’s assistant’s Intern might read some interesting ideas from your rant and try to pass those thoughts up the food chain.
The problem there is that once it goes from one ear to the next, your fantastic idea goes from two new Transformers, to two rapping, racially offensive, and stereotypically nitwit robots that drive Transformers fans to the brink of madness.
So you can forget about any dialogue. It’s a figment of your imagination. Any comments you have should be for the enlightenment of consternation of your fellow Internet commenter makers.
Now, Bay is turning his eyes towards the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.
I’m just starting to get into that more. The Turtles are great looking, so we’ll see.
Now Bay is only the Producer of this movie, which means he holds the purse strings and has way more influence over the final product than and fan might ever hope to have, even director Jonathan Liebesman when it comes down to it.
So what is he saying between the lines with this TMNT comment? I’m sure that one might hear these questions in the TMNT editing room.
Let’s see what else we can do to make this movie flashier, and there should be more jokes about turtle testicles.
Are we sure that Splinter shouldn’t have an outrageous French Accent?
Why isn’t there a bathing in the pond type scene with the turtles out of their shells?
Lord help us….
Via: MTV News