Originally Posted by The Lizard
Actually, Bay's movies could indeed be described that way. There are many things he could do "better", even as an action director of popcorn entertainment. He just doesn't do it. As we shall see underscored in TF:ROTF.
not everything needs to be played straight and for the film critics
not every war film needs to be the thin red line, there is a whole audience that would very much appreciate a less heavy film experience especially around this time of year
it's so easy to pick a film apart from it's many missed opportunities
while completely missing out on intent
bay caters to this audience while the critics and boarders hate him for not making it the way they wanted