Transformers has grown from a nostalgic 1980s toy and cartoon property to one of the most successful film series ever and no one can deny that. However, it isn’t considered one of the best films ever created. They did, however, make billions upon billions of dollars.
Despite all of the money, Michael Bay was instructed by fellow director Steven Spielberg to desist. Bay, who directed the first five films in the franchise, beginning with the 2007 debut starring Shia LaBeouf and a young Megan Fox, has become synonymous with the franchise.
It’s also worth noting that Spielberg, through his DreamWorks banner, was involved in the first two films in the franchise. He helmed the direction of the first and serving as an executive producer for the franchise. Nonetheless, Bay said in an interview with Unilad UK recently that Spielberg advised him to “Just stop at three.”
I made too many of them. The studio begged me to do a fourth, and then that made a billion too. I should have stopped. [But] they were fun to do.
The films were innovative in terms of special effects, with the alien robots being redesigned to make their changes and general appearance more complicated than ever before. However, as the films went, the visuals appeared to improve, while the narrative became increasingly muddled, to the point that it was difficult to discern whether there was even a story behind the gigantic robots and all of Bay’s distinctive explosions.
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