Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – PAIN & GAIN (2013)

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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?

After blowing up Chicago, and saying he was done with the TRANSFORMERS movies (for about 10 minutes and then signed on for a fourth one), he made a smaller film, PAIN & GAIN.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie. “Unfortunately…”, the opening narration declares, “Unfortunately this is a true story.”

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011)

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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?

After making more money with the sequel, work promptly started on, what at the time Bay called his final TRANSFORMERS film. A trilogy capper with Shia Lebeouf, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON has Bay go all out.

The third film adds more mythology, more explosions, more Robots, and the largest action set-piece Bay has attempted thus far.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (2009)

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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?

TRANSFORMERS was a massive success. Naturally audiences wanted more of the same. But after the Spielbergian/Bay mashup of the first film, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN ended up becoming a critically derided mess.

It had something to do with the Writer’s Strike of 07/08, but there is something admirable about the sequel.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – TRANSFORMERS (2007)

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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?

After THE ISLAND, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks set about tackling a live action adaptation of a beloved animated 80s TV series and movie. TRANSFORMERS was released in 2007, and promptly spawned 4 sequels and one spin-off (so-far).

But why is the series so derided? They made ALL the money, surely they have to be successful at something.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – THE ISLAND (2005)

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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?

After the unhinged Bayness of BAD BOYS II, Steven Spielberg called up Michael Bay to direct a sci-fi film for Dreamworks, THE ISLAND.

What followed is Michael Bay’s first box-office failure.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – BAD BOYS II (2003)

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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?

“You ain’t seen BAD BOYS II?!?”

That’s it. Thats the introduction.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – MIDWAY (2019, Roland Emmerich)

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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?

“Hang on. I thought that BAD BOYS II was next, and MIDWAY isn’t even a Michael Bay film.” And you are very, very correct in that observation (pat on the back). The reason I want to discuss MIDWAY in this series, is that in my writing about ARMAGEDDON and PEARL HARBOR it dawned on me that discussing Roland Emmerich needs to happen. It can’t be ignored.

So let’s discuss MIDWAY and Roland Emmerich.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – PEARL HARBOR (2001)

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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?

In 1997 the biggest film of all-time was released, James Cameron’s TITANIC. A grand epic, a love story centred around a tragedy. In 2001, Michael Bay released his grand epic, tragic love story, PEARL HARBOR.

The results were, interesting.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – ARMAGEDDON (1998)

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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 THIS Michael Bay movie?

After the heroics of THE ROCK, Bruckheimer and Bay (sans Don Simpson who passed away) moved into the territory recently destroyed by Roland Emmerich, the Disaster Movie. In 1996, INDEPENDENCE DAY showed audiences that blowing up major landmarks, whilst nothing new, was an amazing spectacle with modern movie-making.

Michael Bay goes one bigger with ARMAGEDDON, “It’s what we call a global killer.”

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