Once the studio realized that there was a significant audience interested in seeing movies based on the Hasbro toy line and the cartoon series of the same name, Paramount Picture was immediately interested in making the movie. transformers series in his next big franchise. Although there was a classic animated film that was enjoyed by niche fans of the original property, the transformers The series has come to attract a large audience beyond those who grew up with the property. This all started in 2007 with the launch of michael bay‘s transformersthat turned the wholesome cartoon into a huge summer blockbuster starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox.
transformersThe financial success inspired Bay to direct four sequels; Despite his financial success, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Transformers: Age of Extinction all performed reasonably well at the box office. it was only after transformers: the last knight performed below expectations that Paramount began to weigh its options. His attempts to move beyond the Bay have met with only some success; meanwhile Bumblebee and Transformers: Rise of Beasts garnered more favorable critical receptions, both performed poorly at the box office. The public may have had enough of the franchise; In the years since, Bay has made better movies like Pain & Gain, 1 pm: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and Ambulance.
The five films directed by Bay continue to generate divisions. Although all the films under her tenure have a negative rating in rotten tomatoesthe series does have its defenders. roger ebert he stated in his 2007 review of the film that the franchise “has the grace to not only realize how absurd it is, but to turn it into an asset.” That said, Ebert was less kind in his reviews of the sequels. here is every transformers film directed by Michael Bay, ranked from worst to best.
5 transformers: the last knight
transformers: the last knight ranks among the laziest and most cynical summer blockbusters of the 21st century. While there are some summer blockbusters that fit into the “so bad they are good” category, the last knight it’s so incompetently crafted and haphazardly written that it’s hard to even invest in the action sequences. The shaky camerawork, non-linear story, and shifting aspect ratios made it hard to focus on anything.
transformers: the last knight failed to join the transformers universe; although it tried to use flashbacks to show how the Autobots and Decepticons were involved in various historical events, such as World War II and the Crusades, these just felt goofy and ridiculous.
4 Transformers: Age of Extinction
While previous installments in the transformers the franchise was bad Transformers: Age of Extinction it’s the first entry that actually felt offensive. Between jokes about the exploitation of teenage girls, crude humor and language, endless product placement, and worship of the US military, Transformers: Age of Extinction it felt like an insult to the audience.
While Mark Wahlberg is a very capable actor and worked well with Bay in pain and gain, his character Cade was so poorly written that he was completely unlikable. What was even more depressing is that the bad reviews didn’t stop. Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the highest-grossing film of 2014 and the only one to reach more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office.
3 transformers revenge of the fallen
The drop in quality between the first two installments of the transformers The saga was significant. while the 2007 transformers wasn’t exactly a critically beloved blockbuster along the lines of The dark knight either Iron Man, reviews of the film tended to be more mixed than outright hateful. However, transformers revenge of the fallen he was completely incompetent on every level.
The action sequences were incomprehensible, the charm of the chemistry between Labeouf and Fox was absent, and the film seemed to shift places without ever giving the audience a reason. Many of the film’s flaws can be attributed to the writer’s strike, which significantly affected its production.
2 Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon
Transformers: The Dark Side of the Moon actually fixes a lot of the problems they had started with transformers revenge of the fallen. Due to the increased use of 3D, the action sequences were much easier to follow, and Bay kept the plot more fluid and streamlined. While some of the offensive jokes and crude humor were still present, Bay introduced some surprisingly satirical cultural commentary on the state of global politics that reflected his maturing as a director.
Many forget that it was actually Steven Spielberg who produced the series, and of each installment in the franchise, the one from 2007. transformers felt the closest to capturing the nostalgic feeling of an ’80s summer blockbuster. Sam Witwicky’s (LaBeouf) relationship with Bumblebee felt like a “boy and his dog”-style friendship, and the introduction of the Autobots in Sam’s story actually made sense given his family’s backstory. The first film remains the only installment to give equal weight to both the human and Autobot characters, and features some standout supporting work from legendary actors like Jon Voight and John Turturro.