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    His movies include Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Island, Transformers and Transformers 2. With Transformers 3 in the works already i would have to say that Michael Bay is the best action director in the history of cinema and one the best if not THE best director of all time.
    His movies always have epic car chase scenes and non stop action. I cant think of a better director of action. You come out of the theater always feeling like you got your money worth.

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  • #35627
    GaribaldiGaribaldi
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    What do you think about Jerry Bruckheimer in comparison?

    #35628
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    Jerry Bruckheimer is a producer. Kind of like a Gm of a football team. You need a director that exceeds the vision of the producer. Jerry and Bay worked together on Bad Boys, Bad Boys 2, The Rock and Armageddon. All great action movies. Bay brought to those movies a different way of filming. The camera shots that Bay uses are amazing. Bruckheimer produced Gone In 60 Seconds and Con Air also. Both great actin flicks. Jerry Bruckheimer is a great action film producer as what Bay is to directing action films.

    Bottom line is Bruckheimer+Bay=badass movies.

    #35644
    Eclipse_TunerEclipse_Tuner
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    Bay is ok as an action director, but thats about the extent of his abilities imo. I really didnt care for Transformers 2 in all actuallity, although the special effects were spot on.

    Eastwood and Scorcesi (spelling?) are my top directors at the moment. As well as whoever directed Casino Royale. They tend to bring out more dynamics and intracies of the characters and the plots.

    But thats just my perspective. While I like the occasional action movie, I need something a bit more deep and thought provoking. Miyazaki also is a great director, as is Shirow Masumane. (6 years of art school must have warpped my fragile mind lol).

    #35629
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    To make special effects “work” you need a good director. One example- The special effects team in TF2 said that they had no idea how to block shots in a totaly digital world. Bay steps in, and the problem was solved.

    As far as the whole TFROTF thing goes, Bay even said the movie was all about action. “Just give me action and i will fill in the rest.” Something that is rarely done well these days. Yes, the story plot was weak. Also, he was dealing with a writers strike while trying to complete the film. But the movie still made 1 billion world wide and counting.

    #35645
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    Eclipse_Tuner wrote:

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    While I like the occasional action movie, I need something a bit more deep and thought provoking.

    Like the Fast and the Furious movies? :laugh:

    I haven’t seen TF2 yet, but I hear its awesome. I loved Clint Eastwood in all the Dirty Harry movies, and the westerns like The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, A fist full of dollars, and a few dollars more. Gran Torino is by far one of (if not) my favorite movies!!!

    #35630
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    +1 on Eastwood.

    All his westerns are in my top 25.

    The F&F movies all fail! If i could undo one movie every made it would be the first one. This is one of the reasons why so many idiots put fartcans on thier Honda and think its a 10 second car. I would like to think that if that movie were done by someone with some class and had muscle instead of crap, things would be alot better. They prob still would have messed it up.

    #35649
    Eclipse_TunerEclipse_Tuner
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    I totally agree, the F & F movies are pretty weak.

    Some of my fav. movies: Gran Tourino, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Casino Royale, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, The Gundam Wing series (not really movies), The Watchmen, The Dark Knight, Bullit…to name a few.

    Everyone has their own tastes.

    #35631
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    I like Peter Jacksons work….

    #35650
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    Eclipse_Tuner wrote:

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    I totally agree, the F & F movies are pretty weak.

    Some of my fav. movies: Gran Tourino, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Casino Royale, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, The Gundam Wing series (not really movies), The Watchmen, The Dark Knight, Bullit…to name a few.

    Everyone has their own tastes.

    I too enjoyed Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. I also enjoyed both Batman movies where Micheal Keaton was Bruce Wayne. I have an ungodly collection of Batman comics to this day… The Val Kilmer/George Clooney movies reminded me of the Adam West TV show of the ’60s.

    I rented Watchmen and only got to see it once. Never read the series, I’ll have to watch it again as it left me with many unanswered questions.

    Bullitt – Awesome 60’s movies with an excellent choice in vehicles. Steve McQueen is the man!!!

    #35652
    GaribaldiGaribaldi
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    Some of my fav. movies: Gran Tourino, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Casino Royale, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, The Gundam Wing series (not really movies), The Watchmen, The Dark Knight, Bullit…to name a few.

    Add another vote for Gran Torino. I was blown away by the movie as a whole and Clint Eastwood did such an amazing job of providing a movie with great action and suspense while at the same time a good message. Also another vote for The Dark Knight. That movie is fantastic!

    Another couple classic movies I really enjoy are Duel and Breakdown.

    #35632
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    How about the worst movies of all time?

    My most hated movie of all time is Caddyshack 2. UGH! PURE TRASH!

    #35633
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    Moparkid- This was taken from a website for top 10 worst films ever about Batman and Robin. It was #10 on the list.

    The fourth installment of the Warner Bros. franchise that began with 1989’s Batman and the lowest-grossing of the film series. This film is often billed as the worst superhero movie of all time, even to the point that star George Clooney said he would refund people’s money if they stopped him on the street and said they had paid to see it.

    In an interview with Barbara Walters, Clooney claims he played Batman gay. The director Joel Schumacher also reputedly admits to not being proud of this film (to the point where he flat-out apologizes for the film, according to his commentary on the 2005 Special Edition DVD set), despite earlier statements to the contrary.

    Batman & Robin earned the nickname “Batman on Ice” for a scene in which the titular heroes both inexplicably have retractable skate blades hidden inside their boots. The film was mocked for the poor script, over-extending the campy attitude of the previous installment Batman Forever, the poor casting of other “big-name” stars Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the addition of a poorly portrayed Batgirl, played by Alicia Silverstone. Likely due to the film’s poor reception, no more Batman movies were made for nearly eight years

    #35654
    moparkid25moparkid25
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    ddhemi wrote:

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    How about the worst movies of all time?

    My most hated movie of all time is Caddyshack 2. UGH! PURE TRASH!

    What about Ramblin’ Man with Tom Selleck and Jerry Reed?

    Or “Gabriel”… :whistle:

    #35653
    GTO ManGTO Man
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    First Blood, Death Wish series are great movies.

    #35634
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    +1 on Deathwish. I have only seen the first one. Own it as well. How many Deathwish movies are there? 5?

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