Suppose you are in possession of a device that could bring ruin and destruction on the world. Suppose also that you are being pursued by enemies who want to take this device for themselves. In order to find a good place to make a stand and be airlifted out, where would you go?

  1. A desolate place where the damage of the battle would be minimal.
  2. The middle of a city where untold millions of dollars of damage would be done to the buildings and hundreds of civilians would die from the battle.

If you chose (2), then you would probably get along pretty well with Michael Bay, director of the Transformers movie. Michael Bay knows how to direct action sequences, but he can’t come up with a good plot to save his life. I’m always the last person to figure out plot holes, but I saw a bunch of them on my first viewing. Let’s just face it: Transformers is a stupid, stupid movie.

But it’s also a lot of fun to watch.

Thus, I give it $$$ out of $$$$ to signify that I’d like it to make a pretty good chunk of change at the box office (which it already has, and then some).