As much as Michael Bay's films attract the mass audience, and as much he knows all the right ingredients that go into selling lots of tickets, it still doesn't take away from the fact that he's an arrogant jackass. I hate watching this man speak. If I had one wish, it would be for Michael Bay to just shut up -- for him to hide in a corner, direct his huge blockbusters and then when someone asks him a question, for the guy to politely say, "Sorry, I don't like to talk much ... but this was for the fans." But the fact is -- Michael Bay loves to shoot his mouth off. He's the guy who everyone loved (but secretly hated) in high school. He's the guy who probably has several different mirrors in his bedroom. He's the guy who listens to those tapes in the car, then repeats to himself, "I am awesome. I am the greatest person in the world. Nothing can stop my awesomeness."
And it's no surprise to learn that Bay has already written the script for Transformers 2 himself, only to run out and brag about how awesome he is to Rotten Tomatoes. The WRITER-director recently told RT: "I've been writing Transformers 2. We've got our characters all designed. I always write all my scripts, my movies anyway so at least I've got something to give the writers. It's like a template. We have a really good outline so I worked on that. We had to because I want to make my date. I'm not going to let the strike take me down." Of course you wouldn't -- you're Michael Bay. And thanks, Michael, for having something to give ... the WRITERS. Because without you, what would the writers write? They'd be writing in circles. "A Transformer? What's that? How do we write it? What's a robot? Oh good, Michael already wrote it for us!"
Look, I'm sure he's not the only director (or actor, or actress) to work on a script either before or after the writer's have it in their hands. But I can't help but think that, if it were up to Bay, he'd put himself in every role, then re-title the film to read: Michael Bay is Michael Bay in ... Michael Bay. Thankfully that hasn't happened ... yet.
Note: Sorry for the rant, I just can't stand egomaniacs.