Michael Bay Tells The Haters Of His TRANSFORMERS Franchise, "Let Them Hate"

Michael Bay Tells The Haters Of His TRANSFORMERS Franchise, "Let Them Hate"

It's no secret that Michael Bay's Transformers franchise has a lot of detractors. While talking to MTV, the director had a few words to say to the naysayers of his Transformers franchise. Hit the jump to find out more of what he said!

Transformers: Age Of Extinction is currently sitting at 18% on Rotten Tomatoes and it's still expected to make over 100 million during its opening weekend, despite the negative reviews.

Michael Bay is fully aware of the criticisms his Transformers films get and today with MTV, he had a few words to the detractors of his franchise, “They love to hate, and I don’t care; let them hate,” he told MTV. “They’re still going to see the movie! I think it’s good to get a little tension. Very good.”

Well he certainly has a point. Despite the over whelming negative reaction his films get, they make a lot of money. On whether or not he listens to the criticisms, “I used to get bothered by it,” he said, “but I think it’s good to get the dialogue going. It makes me think, and it keeps me on my toes, so it’s good.”

What do you guys think of Michael's comments? Is he being reasonable or is it time to get the pitch forks ready? You know where to leave your thoughts.

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McNyagano - 6/27/2014, 8:39 AM
cmay13 - 6/27/2014, 8:41 AM
Michael Bay sucks at public speaking and making good movies.
TheBuoyWonder - 6/27/2014, 8:41 AM
Maybe he'll take the criticism and make a better movie next time....
AsgardianHobo - 6/27/2014, 8:41 AM
This thread will be 100x better than the movie, and it's free
FastFlames - 6/27/2014, 8:42 AM
I actually really like the Transformers series for what it is... An action spectacle with amazing special effects. Guess I'm gotta be burned with fire now.
TheBuoyWonder - 6/27/2014, 8:42 AM
He's right though.
I'm going to see it.
To make sure I didn't miss anything....
Calculon - 6/27/2014, 8:42 AM
I actually liked AoE. I think replacing Shia with Marky Mark was the best decision Bay could have madem
AsgardianHobo - 6/27/2014, 8:42 AM
17% and falling
TheDarkPassenger - 6/27/2014, 8:42 AM
I love the shit out of this guy.
MrReese - 6/27/2014, 8:42 AM
"They’re still going to see the movie!"

Lmao! No I ain't. [frick] u & ur explosions Mr.Boom Boom! XD
TheDarkPassenger - 6/27/2014, 8:43 AM
He don't take no shit.
Superheromoviefan - 6/27/2014, 8:43 AM

It's the truth Bay. YOU SUCK ASS!!!
Highflyer - 6/27/2014, 8:43 AM
Me reading Michael Bay's comments.
Bread - 6/27/2014, 8:44 AM
I'm not seeing this stupid ass movie.
KINGPEN266 - 6/27/2014, 8:44 AM
Alfredo27 - 6/27/2014, 8:44 AM
Gangsta shit, they gonna hate, but im still getting paid why the [frick] do I care.
AsgardianHobo - 6/27/2014, 8:44 AM
This is one of the best reviews out there lol

"This is cliched writing, at best, but fans of the series overlook such trivial matters as long as the special effects are, well, special. And they are."
blackandyellow - 6/27/2014, 8:45 AM
If fanboys' opinions mattered as much as they think, there'd be 4 Dredd movies and 1 Transformers movie.
MrPrime - 6/27/2014, 8:45 AM
Tevii - 6/27/2014, 8:45 AM
Good for him. Im not a fan of the movies, but he found success and I respect that. Haters need to get out there and show him how it should be done if they feel that passionate about it.
But the thing is haters don't find success, they hate because its easier to hate on others than to get out and prove themselves. Hating is an action of the lazy and unmotivated.
Doopie - 6/27/2014, 8:45 AM
He needs to leave these robots alone and get on with a sequel to The Rock
FastFlames - 6/27/2014, 8:45 AM
Haha this movie will probably make over a billion, with some help from my 2 viewings.
MsDarkPhoenix - 6/27/2014, 8:46 AM
yossarian - 6/27/2014, 8:46 AM
I don't hate them because I haven't seen them.

Hate is the very core of the nature in all living things.
Bl00dwerK - 6/27/2014, 8:46 AM
Dude's rich. He doesn't give a shit...
aRandomSinisterClone - 6/27/2014, 8:46 AM
you should take the critics video ror half asses posted with no original wording, add it here, and take his down. this site needs to get its shit together, its starting to look like a kids are running it.
MrPrime - 6/27/2014, 8:47 AM
I get more entertainment reading comments than watching the movies.
MrReese - 6/27/2014, 8:48 AM
Oh look we got a oldest/newest comment button! :)
MrXer0 - 6/27/2014, 8:48 AM
"Let Them Hate". I swear to God, my 3 yr old is more mature than this middle-aged douche.
FastFlames - 6/27/2014, 8:48 AM
That is the target audience of these movies
Fabius - 6/27/2014, 8:48 AM
Yes let them hate...hope that people in USA will not go see this thing on big screen. Hope it will be flop fail box office. It will be good to see you're tension bay on you're face palm...it makes you think: stop make crap movies, an think with you're toes pal.
MercwithMouth - 6/27/2014, 8:48 AM

I like most of Michael Bay's movies. They're entertaining, and isn't that the point? The Rock is probably Nic Cage's best movie.

The Transformers movies are pure, dumb fun. That's all they claim to be. They don't sell a deep, character-rooted story. They sell big action, explosions, and incredible VFX. And they sell a shitload of toys, lol.

I'll be seeing T4 in a few weeks, looking forward to it.
blackandyellow - 6/27/2014, 8:49 AM
Fun Fact: Michael Bay directed the first Got Milk? commercial.

FastFlames - 6/27/2014, 8:49 AM
How is that immature? Immature would be if he was saying, no don't hate it's awesome and you're a díckheadhey!
MatTaylorX - 6/27/2014, 8:49 AM
Well I'm certainly not watching it. Feel sorry for anyone who does.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 6/27/2014, 8:50 AM
That's right Bay let them haters know. ;)
Phronesis - 6/27/2014, 8:50 AM
Michael Bay is so blatantly arrogant for no reason at all.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 6/27/2014, 8:51 AM
Michael Bay is an Action Genius!!
FastFlames - 6/27/2014, 8:52 AM
This thread is full of haters. You can hate Michael Bay all the way to the bank, because that's where he's going.
Bojac - 6/27/2014, 8:52 AM
Oh yeah, because all 'haters' are whiny bitches who will still see it? I kept my word, I didn't see #3, and I sure as [frick] ain't going to watch #4. Now if only you would do us a favor and surgically remove your balls so we won't have see any progeny from your degenerate lineage.
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