Spielberg Says Transformers 2 is Michael Bay's Best Movie?

April 15, 2009
Source: Official Forums

Michael Bay

Laugh all you want, I'm fuckin' excited for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen! Michael Bay just posted a "60 Day" update on his official forums and talked briefly about showing the movie to executive producer Steven Spielberg for the first time. "[He] sat next to me in a big 100 person theater at Sony today. There were 98 empty seats. The lights came up after we just watched my cut of Revenge of the Fallen. He turned to me and said 'It's awesome'. He felt this movie was better then the first - and probably my best, who knows - at this point in a movie you start to lose your objectivity. I just hope the fans like it."

Bay added that with 60 days left, they're racing to finish. "It's 12 at night and we are still working here in the edit room. Everyone at ILM and [Digital Domain] are killing themselves right now, they are doing a stellar job on the effects." He also mentions that the next full trailer will be on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so make sure you head to theaters on May 1st, if at least just to see the new trailer, which we're sure is going to be awesome. As for Spielberg's statement, well, this is only Michael Bay's eighth movie, so maybe it could be his best? I think before we agree, we need to figure out what his best movie is right now. Thoughts?

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THE ROCK directed by Michael Bay.

JoeG on Apr 15, 2009


Spot on #1 The Rock was the tits!

Smiffy1 on Apr 15, 2009


Considering Michael Bay's track record, that's not much of a compliment.

1-7 on Apr 15, 2009


i agree the rock was the best, but i also loved the island.

Darrin on Apr 15, 2009


The Rock was awesome! #3 cmon, give the guy a break. I dont see you directing any movies. The numbers don't lie. Transformers did big numbers and it is still talked about. Give credit where credit is due. I know you didn't say that Transformers was bad for that matter, but he has a decent track record. Not every director will be the best everyone makes mistakes and they dont always make amazing movies. But he makes alot of money for a reason and he has a BIG name in Hollywood for a reason. Anyway im PUMPED for ROTF!!

big r on Apr 15, 2009


i didn't expect to hear that from the executive producer of the film,i hope it is his fucking best film,it's the blockbuster of the year,sorry wolverine & the rest of you but this film is going to rape all of you(apart from the watchmen & maybe avatar.)

zetsu on Apr 15, 2009


I cant wait! I reckon we're gonna experience a piece of cinema history when we go watch it! I've enjoyed everyone of Bay's movies! I just wish he would stick with the 80's cartoon revival thing and do: "Thundercats" That would be awesomenessness!!!!!

Ramone on Apr 15, 2009


60 days for Michael Bay and for us to watch his best yet. I'm hyped especially for Transformers. I've read that this movie has deeper plot that coincide with the 1st one on why or why did the Cube landed on Earth. or yes 'Thundercats' is in motion of being made right at this moment, all in CGI directed by the guy who made 'Gears of War 2'.

penyuwan on Apr 15, 2009


I'd have to agree, The Rock is the best thing he's done so far. But the Spielberg compliment is encouraging...

Mathieu on Apr 15, 2009


Bay makes a certain genre of movie and is GOOD at it...stop the complaining

Trey on Apr 15, 2009


That's a BIG compliment coming from Spielberg. I don't think he throws that out often. I'm not laughing at ya, I can't wait til this comes out.

Nick Sears on Apr 15, 2009


Spielberg loves popcorn movies and Michael Bay makes some good ones. I'm not a huge supporter of Bay but I still see his work nevertheless. Transformers was highly entertaining. Okay, okay, I'm really in it for Megan Fox.

BahHumbug on Apr 15, 2009


Bad boys /Bad boys 2 /pearl harbour/the Rock/ armageddon they all have there good points and bad points what you can say about michael bay film is visuals and plenty of action and explosions.

Allen Reeve on Apr 15, 2009


That ain't say much.

Mike on Apr 15, 2009


#3 i am kicking myself now that I didn't come up with that myself and post it before you did.

d1rEct on Apr 15, 2009


16,15,3 and whoever i missed, glad to see im not the only bay hater. Although i did enjoy the Rock, the guy has some bland actioneers. And can people please stop saying things like "i dont see you directing any films" thats just stupid. If a doctor messes up my heart transplant, and i die, he cant tell my family, "I dont see you doing any surgerys"

Al on Apr 15, 2009


Okay Steven relax buddy. We know you have money at stake here but lets just go making your Lincoln film.

Johnny Neat on Apr 15, 2009


Hmmm.. So speilberg says this is Michael Bay's best movie. That's not saying a whole lot..

Holden Caufield on Apr 15, 2009


People give Bay a hard time - and for what? The guy makes some of THE most commercial movies around. All his films are financial goldmines. This is what Bay does, and he does it well. He's one of the most technically proficient directors around.

Blake on Apr 15, 2009


I think Steven Spielberg is (or rather has become) the Ellsworth Toohey of Hollywood.

Crux Xibalba on Apr 15, 2009


I would take that with a grain of salt. Steven has financial interests at stake and of course it going to say that. The next movie he will say is the best too.

Craig on Apr 15, 2009


This is the same Spielberg that produced the Flintstones so the man gets it wrong on occasion. I bet Bay uses the same soundtrack as all his other movies.

Smiffy1 on Apr 15, 2009


Best Bay flick... for me... Bad Boys or Armageddon.

K on Apr 15, 2009


Bad Boys II was by far his best film. It was like the cinematic version of Grand Theft Auto

LINKFX on Apr 15, 2009


@17 That was the dumbest analogy I've ever heard. They are basically saying what have you ever accomplished! Nothing... You just sit down on your computers and complain about movies.

The_Phantom on Apr 15, 2009


The Rock,Armageddon & Transformers. It's hard to choose which one is the best because all of them are the best for me.

Fisherr on Apr 15, 2009


Anything Bay has done thus far with Bruckheimer has been great. The Rock is by far his best though. I also have to say that Bad Boys II was redunk. Two and a half hours of constant comedy and action. Not HIS best but it showcases what he is THE best at...blowing shit up.

Bill Rusnak on Apr 15, 2009


Im' pretty much with ya #28! That would be my list too!

Spider on Apr 15, 2009


Armageddon would be my favorite of's on my top film list. One of the greatest ensemble casts of all time if you ask me.

peloquin on Apr 15, 2009


"... i did enjoy the Rock, the guy has some bland actioneers." Doesn't make you much of a "bay hater" now since you at least enjoyed something from him, doesn't it?

hoohah on Apr 15, 2009



RICK on Apr 15, 2009


Pfffttt. Spielberg made one of the worst movies EVER: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. By doing so he's proven to the world that he has no longer has any idea what the hell makes a DECENT sequel anymore. Endorsement: FAIL.

Voice of Reason on Apr 15, 2009


Bad boys bad boys

L1A on Apr 15, 2009


I don't understand why people hate Bay so much, I for one enjoyed all of his movies. One thing I can say about his movies is that I've never been bored watching a Michael Bay flick. If I pay $8 to see an action flick, that's exactly what I get from Bay. What do you expect, if you want Shakespeare then you're in the wrong place and you shouldn't be allowed to complain and make dumbass comments.

ActionjunkiE on Apr 15, 2009


Whut choo gonna do?

Chickenbone Robinson on Apr 15, 2009


whatya gonna do when they come for u?

geneguru on Apr 15, 2009


What an exciting yawn.

Rabican on Apr 15, 2009


27, i know its saying What Have You Accomplished. But what im trying to say is Bay hasnt accomplished much in the way of a decent film. He is bad at what he does. Plain and simple. The man makes bland films that only get credit for their effects, which is the effect departments job, not his. The acting that transpires from his films are cardboard, and thats on a good day. And thats what my analogy was about, its the fact that he tried and failed. And idiots always say, if you dont like it dont watch, this makes sense, the original Transformers was when i vowed to watch no more, but see, its not the films that get me ticked off, its the people who think Bay is a cinematic genius.

Al on Apr 15, 2009


32, accidently left this out of my rant above, i enjoyed ONE of his films, and 2 of his films are some of my most hated films ever. The rest are just bad, not horrible, just bad. One movie can't save the man, unless he magically preforms a turn around and returns to his roots from The Rock, he will essentially be Uwe Boll with a big budget.

Al on Apr 15, 2009


That was quite the headline while Steven Speilberg's mention of Michael Bay's work is barely mentioned in the article at all - what a misleading headline!

Conrad on Apr 15, 2009


The first one licked my taint... I don't expect anything other than more taint-licking out of this one.

Kevin Baughman on Apr 15, 2009


the term 'michael bay's best movie' reads a lot like 'danny devito's best nude photo'.

Zach on Apr 15, 2009


I feel bad that Spielberg had to sit next to Michael Bay for an entire movie.

John Kuehl on Apr 16, 2009


I like his movies but if he would just stop having his lameass soundtrack going THE ENTIRE DURATION OF HIS FILMS! I would respect him a lot more. O an action scene so lets have fast paced music all he time o hey some romance kick in the violins. I mean fuck come on have one scene with total background silence and i will like it. and hahahahahah at 44

Cody on Apr 16, 2009


Btw for those of you that say The rock was his best work how the fuck were the fast zooming camera angles and horrid cheesy soundtrack and different than any other bay movie.

Cody on Apr 16, 2009


I dunno... I really like his filming style. And I think he has accomplished a lot. Have you ever seen his special feature on making movies. He puts a lot of hard work in. And he should totally get credit for the visual effects cause there based of his ideas and he tells the Visual Effects artist what he wants them to create. And I don't think the general audience find his movies bland. But I do get some points you are trying to say.

The_Phantom on Apr 16, 2009


hey look at that more reasons to watch x men origins wolverine

alan on Apr 16, 2009


Lol. Telling Bay "this is your best movie!" is like telling a surgeon that "this is your least botched up surgery yet!".

Governor on Apr 16, 2009



FlaWiio on Apr 16, 2009


lol #44

werdnafaz on Apr 16, 2009


I have to agree, hands down "THE ROCK" is his best movie. I wish to see new shots and not the same ones he keeps using again and again. He is being more safe now and not taking chances, that is what I don't like about his directing now days.

Eddie Adyr on Apr 18, 2009

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