Watch: Michael Bay Talks Action Style in 'Transformers' Featurette

January 14, 2015
Source: MichaelBay.com

Michael Bay

Before Christmas, we called your attention to a fascinating look behind the scenes at the post-production process of Transformers: Age of Extinction, which director Michael Bay is heavily involved in. Even though the may have been disappointing (at least for me), even as an action-fest that we've come to expect from Bay, watching the filmmaker work is always a treat. And now another featuette has emerged online that has Bay talking about how he directs an action scene. And this isn't just a short promo featurette, but a longer 11-minute glimpse into the mind of Bay and how he builds an action scene for the big screen. As you can imagine, Bay is intense, but hearing him talk about action in this excited manner is inspiring in a way.

Here's "Bay on Action" from the Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-Ray (via Michael Bay):

Michael Bay directed Transformers: Age of Extinction, from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, as his last film in the toy-based blockbuster franchise. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. The cast includes Mark Wahlberg, T.J. Miller, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and more and Paramount Pictures has the film available out on Blu-Ray & DVD right now. Cool?

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  • Lagoya
    Why is this guy still getting jobs?
    • davidshaw
      Because he makes fun movies that make billions of dollars. What the fuck have you done lately?
      • Lagoya
        You mad fanboi? Apart from Bad Boys, the rest of his films are trash and they're getting worse lol. I know now to just pirate his films rather than pay for cr__p
        • ErrorSapiens
          fanboi? A factual sentence about Bay, and he`s a fanboy? You sir, smell of fish and ogre. :) Yep, ogre . not troll. u have to earn it.
        • Panzerknecker
          The Rock is great. After that... I didn't even like Bad Boys 2 unfortunately.
        • Angry Lester
          I agree, it's like the music scene today. It's all shit, but because it's marketed toward the hords of morons, excuse me, sheep that will scream for whatever the industry tells them to, they make money. And what helps is being a media whore. Like Justin Beaver or Taylor Swift. Just keep your name and face in the headlines no matter what.
    • Szkari
      Because he blows;)
    • You can hate on the quality of Bay's movies all you want (as its earned) but you can't seriously ask "Why is this guy still getting jobs?" I'll tell you in one word: Money. The guy's movies make a SHIT TON of money.
  • Jon Odishaw
    You gotta hand it to him. He makes the movies he wants to make. I think I would be a huge fan if he got someone to write an actual script instead of gathering a kindergarten class and writing down the things they say.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I thought Badboys 2 and The Island were great movies, but i have to admit he doesnt give two shi+s about the source material that is Transformers. He molds transformers to what he thinks is cool and what will sell to general audience; hence the horrible Transformers movies.
    • ErrorSapiens
      Your view on Bay is wise and correct sir.
  • AntonyPacker
    I'm not a fan of the movie at all, but watching featurettes like this really remind me not to be ignorant and just pass it off as junk because it really is amazing what he can do, and his knowledge of how to construct large scale action is something I will probably never be able to do.
  • stanfordcrane
    Great piece!
    Heavy lies the crown.
  • Angry Lester
    Just go away Mr. Bay.




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