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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – 6 UNDERGROUND (2019)

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 TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT failed critically and commercially, and i’d also argue artistically, Michael Bay got picked up by Netflix to direct a movie for them. They pretty much gave him an open cheque.

Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (ZOMBIELAND, DEADPOOL), directed by Bay, financed by Netflix, this is 6 UNDERGROUND. Which I think is Bay’s best film.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (2017)

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 13 HOURS, Michael Bay went back to the TRANSFORMERS series for potentially it seems, the last time. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT attempts a sortof reboot to the franchise.

But with Michael Bay at the helm, this didn’t reboot as much as rehash what has come before. This is the worst performing, worst reviewed film in the series. But why?

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (2016)

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 story goes that Michael Bay wnated to direct BLACK HAWK DOWN, but Ridley Scott got the rights to the story before he did. Then it was the rights to the book, LONE SURVIVOR but Peter Berg snapped them up.

Then he got his chance to direct an American war film with 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF THE BENGHAZI in 2016.

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Does It Ever Rain In A Michael Bay Movie? – TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (2014)

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 his smaller movie, Michael Bay returned to the TRANSFORMERS series. TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION brings Mark Wahlberg along for the ride, adding (according to the marketing) Dinobots, Stanley Tucci, and Bud Light.

This one goes back to basics, but doesn’t forget the narrative threads of the previous film.

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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January 2020.

2020 has started. It is coming towards the end of January, and I feel like I need to verbalise some general thoughts about January 2020 releases  (or US December 2019 releases) that I have seen.

Is that the introduction? Yeah… that’ll do.

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