If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Now before people go on and tell me that "Of course Bay is a shitty director, why would I think twice about it?" I would like to emphasize that Bay is not that worse than M Night. Shymalan or Owe Boll. He is self aware how people view his movies and understands the criticism, the problem some people don't get is he doesn't wanna stop making these blockbusters. he loves making them. You can see in his films like Bad Boys or The Rock or even the first Transformers, he has a sense of what audience want in a summer blockbuster.
He can deliver a blockbuster if he is under some control. Transformers 2 and Pearl Harbor are prime examples of how the producers didn't have control on the project and Bay went over the edge. Now with Transformers 3 it seems some people are mixed and understandably so. It has all the crappy humor and unnecessary characters that are synonymous to a Bay film and then finishes it off with repetitive spectacle well-done action set pieces that dazzles the audience. So in a way, Bay is doing something right; he makes great action movies for the sake of entertainment. I'm not saying that automatically makes hima great director but if we had a world of just Steven Spielbergs or David Finchers or Christopher Nolans, the movies released would get pretty boring without some new flare or style.
Not all of Bays stuff are the worse, we can admit that. I personally like most of Bay's stuff. Everything except for Transformers 2 and Pearl Harbor, I really like. He makes movies that for me I can enjoy without having to worry about any drama or story, just mindless action, is that such a bad thing? I am a man of simple pleasures. I like dramas, I like comedies and I like action movies. Is it a crime to say I enjoy Bad Boys? Or I love The Rock? can't I love Saving Private Ryan and Armageddon knowing fully aware of all the problems it has? Its a free country people, Jeesh. Some of us Bay fans get a lot of shit for just saying "we like some of his stuff being fully aware of the problems they have" Yet, If I say I love J.J. Abram's movies, people won't comment cause everyone unanimously likes his stuff but we'll be referred to as being "stupid" for liking Bays stuff when we know all the flaws. I guess people just jump on the bandwagon for hating Bay.
Bay knows how to photograph action beautifully and grandiosely. I mean I would like to think most of his movies make money cause people enjoy them. The average movie goer may not care for a story or characters and want to be entertained and hey, they have that right so what right do we have to deem them "stupid" for doing so? We've all liked some stupid shit or have our own "guilty pleasures" that we know is bad but can't resist. So where would Bay fall in the spectrum of film-makers? He is the sweet candy we love to eat but when we go for a cavity check-up, we feel like shit for doing so, but one way or another, we will go back and enjoy that candy. In other words, Bays not that bad. We acknowledge how bad he is yet we'll give him credit where credit is due.