Tuesday, February 19, 2008

'Awesomely Hypocritical' Michael Bay - Shill? Or Stupid?


"Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads" said Bay. "That is the dirty secret no one is talking about. That is why Microsoft is handing out $100 million dollar checks to studios just embrace the HD DVD and not the leading, and superior Blu Ray."

That was Michael Bay on December 4th, 2007. What's he up to now? Touting the "awesome" speed at which you can upload and download files off of Verizon FiOS - while viewing a download of Transformers, one of his very own movies, in the commercial.

I really can't wrap my head around this. How can a man speak up about how there's an active campaign to see both formats die - so they can be replaced by digital downloading - and then partake in an advertisement that is nothing more than an advertisement for digital downloads?

This is why people hate him. He's done as much damage as any director could have done - filling his films with explosions and outrageous action scenes - while actively allowing the actual story and dialogue to suffer. While not busy destroying cinema behind the director's chair, he's producing crap remakes like "The Amityville Horror", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Hitcher" and upcoming remakes such as "Friday the 13th", "The Birds" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street." All of which spit on the spirit of the original works.

It seems awfully hypocritical of him if he's fully supporting something like Blu-Ray, to the point where he's seeing "differences" between the two formats that frankly he could only see, and then turn around and advertise for the very thing he claimed all this doom and gloom about. Guess what Bay, you've just initiated the slow death of your beloved BluRay format.

Why does it seem like I'm the only one who's picked up on this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bay is an asshole. I wish him ill. That is all.