Michael Bay Movies, Or: Why Your Eyes Love What Your Brain Hates

We're big fans of Tony Zhou's cinematic analyses, but we're especially fond of his recent breakdown of Michael Bay's visual approach, which manages to acknowledge the director's knack for spectacle while identifying him as a slave to his own system – a gratuitous, over-evolved action style we love to hate. » 7/05/14 3:55pm 7/05/14 3:55pm

In Transformers 4, Michael Bay Urges You To Smash The Patriarchy

The new Transformers movie expertly duplicates the experience of taking an endless road trip with your father, who refuses to see you as a separate person and who is also quietly falling apart. It's dull, horrifying and miserable. But after nine hours, you realize you're seeing the failure of patriarchy, in miniature. » 6/27/14 1:29pm 6/27/14 1:29pm

The Failed Gaming Projects of This Year's Hottest Filmmakers

Zack Snyder. Guillermo Del Toro. Gore Verbinski. Michael Bay. Peter Jackson. These are just some of the top filmmakers in the world who have tried to make video games—who have said that they've got ideas that'd be great to play—yet who've mostly failed in the realm of PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. » 7/08/13 10:40am 7/08/13 10:40am

Is Transformers 3's Optimus Prime a giant robotic butterfly?

If you saw last night's new Transformers 3 trailer, you may have noticed some new hot Optimus Prime gliding, smashing and robot bashing action. We've got an exclusive look at the brand new Transformers: Dark of the Moon toys from the Hasbro Mechtech line which seem to show off Optimus Prime's awesome new wingspan. » 2/07/11 4:08pm 2/07/11 4:08pm