Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – THE ROCK (1996)

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This series focuses on the one and only Michael Bay. Attempting to deconstruct his filmography, one film at a time. The ideas explored here may or may not end up in my Dissertation about Michael Bay and Post-Cinema.

And to answer the question: Does it ever rain in a Michael Bay movie?

Your “best”! Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen.” – Mason

It was about 30 seconds into THE ROCK, that it dawned on me that this is perhaps the least Michael Bay, Michael Bay movie. What I mean by that is that there are the flourishes of what people think of when I say ‘Michael Bay’, but there is a somberness and tragedy to the film that I can’t quite place.

This is the last Don Simpson film produced before he died. Maybe that has something to do with it.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – BAD BOYS (1995)

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This series focuses on the one and only Michael Bay. Attempting to deconstruct his filmography, one film at a time. The ideas explored here may or may not end up in my Dissertation about Michael Bay and Post-Cinema.

And to answer the question: Does it ever rain in a Michael Bay movie?

The Porsche drives towards the camera, the orange haze of the picture, complements the heat. A low angle shot of a plane flying over a sign saying, ‘Miami’. This is BAD BOYS, the first feature film from advertisement and music video director Michael Bay. Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, two black leads in a buddy-cop crime movie. One of whom was starring in only his 2nd feature film after years of being the Fresh Prince, the other was a comedian and the star of HOUSE PARTY 1 & 2.

On the surface, this had all the hallmarks of a picture that would’ve just been another LETHAL WEAPON rip-off.  But something was different.

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The Mask of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

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[This article was originally written as an assignment for my degree.]

About 30 minutes into SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, there is is the obligatory Stan Lee cameo. But this time it is different. The film was released about a month after he passed, but somehow became the best cameo (although his conversation with Brodie in MALLRATS is a close second). It encapsulated his persona, the message he wanted to convey through his creation, and the message the filmmakers wanted to get across.

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