A work of ineffable soullessness and persistent moral idiocy...
Please tell the 4000 people and Chicago extras that their work was with no effort and that they're soulless and idiots for trying to make a movie that puts people back into theaters these days (which has been decreasing significantly)...With a selfish comment like this, no wonder people, and I'm glad myself too, stopped tuning into Ebert and Roeper -- and also thanks to you, 'drove that into the tank.Your words are full of effable soullessness.
Jun 28 - 05:31 AM
Um... Michael Bay, is that you?
Jun 28 - 08:30 AM
Major K..., you're either joking, or worse.
Jun 28 - 08:37 AM
Major K. Are you invested in this movie, or a stockholder with the studio? Maybe you were one of the extras? It's even more sad that there will be millions of people who spend good money on garbage such as these Transformers movies, namely Revenge and this installment. All that money's just going to make Bay and the studio more wealthy.
If you really want to do something for "the people," why don't you have people donate their funds to the homeless and to the long-term unemployed? That would really be helping out society.
Jun 28 - 01:59 PM
Wow, the quote went completely over your head. It's not surprising though since you are clearly stupid. And, just because a lot of effort goes into making a movie doesn't make it good.
Jun 28 - 08:00 PM
Wow...someone sure is butthurt....Transformers....serious business.
Jun 29 - 07:00 AM
I have Master Degree and even I think you're trying too hard to sound smarter than you are.
Jun 28 - 06:00 AM
...yet you can't even construct your sentence properly.
Jun 28 - 06:43 AM
Yes, that's why I'm on the internet and not writing a disertation. Please tell me what was wrong with my sentence in an internet environment. What about what I was trying to say wasn't clear to you? Are there really people in the world who spell check or proof read their posts? Sorry, not that anal.
Jun 28 - 11:11 AM
Even dumb people get to go to University.
Jun 28 - 07:31 AM
Seriously, the movie may be bad. Not saying Bay is above making a crap movie, but the reviewer is so full of himself and intellectually self-righteous I could almost picture him taking breaks every few minutes to smell his own farts.
Jun 28 - 06:09 AM
I do that sometimes.
Jun 28 - 07:38 AM
dethburger hates Flixster
Jun 28 - 12:10 PM
Haha.... Rotten tomatoes is full of crappy people who assume themselves as critics. poor guys... who care about you and your crappy writings.
how did you get that 'TOP CRITIC' tag, if you have one more please please sell me.
I need that tiny star too, it looks better than your review
Jun 28 - 07:56 AM
Derp derp derp.
Jun 28 - 09:27 AM
Obviously you do care since you keep responding. Also, unless you enjoy coming across as a moron, try to post stuff that makes sense.
Jun 29 - 12:41 PM
I enjoy reading Mr. Phillips reviews and I often agree with his opinions. I haven't seen the movie yet so I can't with certainty say that I disagree, and yet I can say he review has failed to change my mind about seeing the movie. I could throw the cliche "turn of your brain and have fun!" argument out there, but it is true there are movies that purport to work on that level that still break through the brain-turned-off shield and make the viewer realize the movie is crap no matter how much brain turning off there is (Last Airbender is my personal example.)
I've now seen in more than one review a mention of "soul" or lack thereof. I'm not sure a Transformers movie needs a soul. The first movie was far better than the second not becuase it had "soul" but because it was just an action romp with giant robots. The second one didn't fail because of a lack of soul, but because...well best not get into that. I'm also no concerned with how the movie will affect children as I don't see a reason that they should be viewing such a loud violent, sopmmoric, whatever, movie.
In summary, to generically quote the internet "Bring on the Bayhem!"
Jun 28 - 08:16 AM
But the animated Transformers film, which did have a soul, is far better than everything Michael Bay has done. The difference between a film with a soul and a film without one is quite alarming.
The Transformers franchise (shame on you, Spielberg!!) could have been sci fi gold. Instead it's just fluff, sound and fury, and much ado about nothing. Bay foreshadowed exactly how this was gonna turn out in the very beginning, with his first response to being tapped to direct, when his knee jerk response was "I'm not doing that stupid toy movie."
Jun 28 - 08:36 AM
The original series and movie were created to sell toys, not push an ideal or address some deeper human issue, and therefore had no soul. I dig Stan Bush as much as the next guy but you're inserting meaning where there is none.
Jun 28 - 08:57 AM
If you didn't tear up when Optimus Prime died lost all his color, then you have no soul.
Jun 28 - 10:55 AM
Also, just because it was made with no soul in mind... doesn't mean it didn't have soul. I remember seeing the original Transformers in the theater. The tensity in that theater when Optimus gave away his matrix was... electric. I don't remember feeling anything like that with the Bay Transformers in the theater.
Jun 28 - 10:58 AM
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