Even though this is the fourth Transformers movie, there seems to be a huge segment of film snobs clogging up Twitter and their blogs with annoying think pieces about how “dumb” the movie is as if they hadn’t already seen three previous versions of it over the few years.
MTV asked Michael Bay about this hate in an interview and he had this to say:
â€œThey love to hate, and I donâ€™t care; let them hate,â€ he told MTVâ€™s Josh Horowitz. â€œTheyâ€™re still going to see the movie! I think itâ€™s good to get a little tension. Very good.â€
â€œI used to get bothered by it,â€ he continued, â€œbut I think itâ€™s good to get the dialogue going. It makes me think, and it keeps me on my toes, so itâ€™s good.â€
I doubt film snobs will ever learn that the mass market likes dumb escapism in the middle of the summer. That’s why there will continue to be Tranformers blowing up the big screen for years to come.