The crotchety men were transformed into boys, terrified Bay came home a driven man.
That's not something people think about too much anymore.
They are movies in which very many shiny objects blow up. You find yourself wishing he didn't have his collar up. By the time he was twenty-six, he'd won every major commercial directing award there is to win.
They are movies that make you wonder how you got so out of touch with things, in that you've never met a single person who likes these movies, and yet the movies make tons of money. A collar up says, I am the type to spend time thinking, Hmmmm, how would I look with my collar up? Far too thin to be categorized as ruggedly handsome. "People say, 'Oh, you know, he was a commercial director and now he's doing features,'" he says.
He would need $120 million in insurance policies alone to stage the explosions at Pearl Harbor.
He said, "To do it right, it's going to be expensive." He would need to ship planes in from Japan. Their agents would call and say, Well, we ant $3 million.
He's making a loving joke about Jerry, something how Jerry—now, Because that is the very word you were thinking about. Personally, I need to shake it up a little," he says. Hefener himself was kind enough to send several delicious Playmates to a recent Michael Bay birthday bash. "You unplug it, that's what you do." In one mighty burst, he rips the cord out, looks at it. He tosses the phone back on the table, where it lands upside down, just dead there like that, a carcass of phone beside a giant white orchid. But then again, was a movie about Peal Harbor even possible?
That is the word you often hear used by people who are critical of Michael Bay's movies. Inside the reception area, there is a pretty girl answering phones and a giant white orchid and Bay's dog Mason, an English mastiff, the biggest dog you can get. But that's not all, because recenty Bay got another mastiff, Grace. It looks like a destroyed helicopter in one of his movies.
It's just that the only time you ever really hear anything about it is when there is too much of it. You could just amuse the hell out of yourself and walk away. This, anyway, is how many very intelligent people, including movie critics—who, let's face it, can have a crankiness problem—are conditioned to think. Like he doesn't even know where to begin on this subject. He's greeting the guys in the production studio—his guys, the guys who have been working with him since he got into this business. "Grace here, she just ate three handfuls of rocks," he points out. And my other dog, Mason, he's been opened three times because of eating stuff.
And too much testosterone is what causes men to commit unspeakable crimes like murder ad rape and You're sorry, but you couldn't resist that one. which Bay made when he was just twenty-eight, having never made a movie before, having done a string of commercials and music videos with artists ranging from Donny Osmond to Meat Loaf, grossed more than 0 million worldwide. This sort of thing has been bothering people since the birth of the action-movie genre a whole, which hardly ever wins respect and of which Bay is said to be the crown prince. That's like John Tesh playing Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, accompanied by two soloists performing Delibes arias. "Like, I see these people on the Internet saying, 'Oh, it's a travesty that Michael Bay is doing this story.' 'Oh, why's he doing it? The last time, they had him on the operating table and the doctor called me in when he was opened up, and I go, 'Well, what does it look like? ' And he goes, 'Yeah, it does.' He ate one of those jet-things off my pool.
He went to San Diego with Wallace to meet some survivors, eighty of them, crotchety guys in white pants and aloha shirts who were plenty pissed off that the big-shot movie director was a whole half hour late.
He wanted to meet some people who had lived through the attack.
First you see those crotchety old men turn into boys as they relive the horror that defines their lives. There are just so many things you can see before you finally have no choice but to grow up. When you promise to deliver something, and then you deliver it, that just really makes you feel good.