For some reason, everyone seems to hate Michael Bay movies, yet they continue to be some of the highest grossing movies of all-time. His movies are generally mindless, bombastic, and loud, but he creates a visually stunning world that audiences seem to flock to. The latter portion of his career finds him making an endless number of Transformers movies, beginning with the 2007 original. Bay is currently working on the fourth installment of the franchise, Transformers 4, due in theaters in 2014.
While you can bet there will be plenty wrong with the upcoming sequel, CinemaSins recently revisited the first movie in their video, “Everything Wrong With Transformers in 7 Minutes or Less.” While some of them are glaring plot holes and inconsistencies, most of the faults they found are mere nitpicks. After all, no movie is perfect, especially one made by Michael Bay.
The best “sins” pointed out are all the product placement moments (Panasonic, Mountain Dew, Burger King, and Chevrolet). With a movie about transforming robot cars, it’s expected to have a few real car manufacturers in the spotlight, but the transforming soda vending machine is legitimately terrible. What benefits could a transforming vending machine have? [If it could transform Pepsi into Coke, I’d be onboard. – Ed.]
CinemaSins are YouTubers who have been making these videos for almost a year now, beginning with their first video, “Everything Wrong With The Amazing Spider-Man in 2 Minutes or Less,” which was released during the summer of 2012. They’ve done videos pointing out the plot holes and logic flaws in some big summer blockbuster and geek-friendly properties such as The Hunger Games, James Cameron’s Avatar, Looper, and Prometheus.
Transformers 4 will hit theaters everywhere on June 27, 2014, in 3D and IMAX.