Originally Posted by Morpheo
Yep. But it's so fahionable to "hate" the guy that people just don't see it. Not many can shoot an action scene like him. But nooooo, it's Michael Bay so it's obviously tasteless crap.
He may have a lot of stuff
happening in his action sequences, but they are edited so poorly and so quickly and have that crazy shakey-cam aspect you can hardly tell what's going on.
There are other directors who have done a much better job sequencing action that's taut and suspenseful and you can still follow what's happening in a logical manner.
Take for instance the famous chase sequences from William Friedkin's The French Connection
, or Peter Yate's Bullitt
, or John Frankenheimer's Ronin
, or any number of shootout sequences in Sergio Leone's westerns.
Michael Bay and his team can be quite sloppy. If they shot and edited their stuff better, then I could then see them as having the potential for great action stunt pieces.