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

January 14, 2015
Source: MichaelBay.com

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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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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


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.

Jon Odishaw on Jan 14, 2015


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.

Rock n Rollllll on Jan 14, 2015


Your view on Bay is wise and correct sir.

ErrorSapiens on Jan 15, 2015


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.

AntonyPacker on Jan 14, 2015


Great piece!

stanfordcrane on Jan 14, 2015


Heavy lies the crown.

DAVIDPD on Jan 15, 2015


Just go away Mr. Bay.

Angry Lester on Jan 16, 2015

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