Michael Bay Claims To Hold A Unique Honor

Michael Bay is known for action films that include all kinds of mayhem. Now he has given himself a unique claim that might be far from the truth.

By James Brizuela | Published

Michael Bay

If there is one thing that Michael Bay knows how to do, it’s to destroy cars in his films. Bay’s directorial style certainly calls for over-the-top action, but in a more genius way. His newest film seems more of that same “Bayhem” as Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza Gonzalez star alongside one another. Gyllenhaal and Abdul-Mateen II head up Ambulance, which shows two brothers who are on the run after committing a bank heist. Gonzalez plays the role of the pracademic that gets thrust into the middle of their lawbreaking and attempts to flee. While they are in an ambulance, the trailer alone shows some creative destruction. According to Bay, “[ I’ve] definitely probably destroyed more vehicles than any other director in history.”

It might take some time to go through the actual data that could prove this to be true, it wouldn’t be that much of a shock if he was right. Michael Bay is known for his bombastic action films, and that stems back to the 1990s hit, Bad Boys. Since then, the director has taken on 10 years of the Transformers films on top of throwing in minor action films in between like Pain & Gain and 6 Underground. The man is known to throw in plenty of explosions and car flips. Imagine making all those Transformers films. Those are literally robot aliens that turn themselves into cars. Of course, that means they are going to destroy one another. They must. While action stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone could argue kill counts in their films, it is likely true that Bay has taken the car killing crown from everyone else.


There always seems to be some sort of car chase happening in a Michael Bay film. That is certainly the case for his new venture, Ambulance, as the trailer showcases two men taking control of an ambulance where a paramedic and an injured cop are in. The ambulance then has to presumably travel while evading cops of all kinds. There is bound to be a host of cop cars on the bad end of some machine-gun fire, thus destroying them in the process. Bay’s destructive nature goes all the way to cars, boats, helicopters, and more. For the sake of the argument, if we are throwing in all manner of machines that allow us to travel, there is likely no way that any other director is going to beat the man. It may seem like a foolhardy task, but one day someone might want to crunch these numbers.

While his car kill count has yet to be realized just yet, we can all see what sort of mayhem he thrusts on the authorities that are meant to stop two fugitives on the run. Ambulance is set to officially open this Friday, and we can all see Michael Bay increase his number of destroyed vehicles. Quite honestly, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that Bay could have some sort of car junkyard dedicated to just his films. If that doesn’t exist already, then someone should get on that immediately.