1. He doesn't care if you hate him, anyway.
Michael Bay’s career has been defined by two things: a blockbuster status that’s repeatedly proven to attract audiences in droves, and a critical whipping boy status that has turned his name into a punchline of sorts. Take a guess which legacy he cares most about.
Nothing about his movies has changed since 1995’s Bad Boys, an auspicious debut stuffed with stylish action, snappy humor, extreme violence, and other shallow pleasures. If anything, he’s gotten even more outlandish, and, as proven by the fact that Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is his biggest extravaganza yet, he’s not going to stop any time soon. As he recently told GQ, “I don’t change my style for anybody. Pussies do that.”
So what’s the point of publicly disliking him, then? At this point, it’s a complete waste of energy, not to mention time that could be spent watching Bay’s camera hone in on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s curves throughout Dark Of The Moon. After all, he does it for men like us—how can you not love that?