Michael Bay is Not so Awesome Anymore?

Like the guys over at Film School Rejects, I’ve always been a fan of Michael Bay, despite all the bitching people usually do about his style over substance, etc etc. The way I see it, you either like the man’s movies, or you don’t go see them. What’s there to complain about? In any case, there’s no doubt that Michael Bay’s “Transformers 2” is one of the most anticipated movies of 2009, or 2010, or whenever it is finally released, and in response to all the recent rumors about production for the film gearing up, Bay has said some things to some people that have gotten the Interwebs all in a tizzy.

Film School Reject has this about the Bay, in an article intriguingly titled “Michael Bay is Being a Huge Douche About Transformers 2”:

I realized this all today, first when I saw an article over on Slashfilm about Bay’s commitment to secrecy. My good friend Pete referenced a post on Bay’s website Shoot For The Edit in which Mr. Bay himself said “Sorry everyone, everything you are reading (other then we are shooting in Philly) is false. We are going to give so much disinformation on this film to confuse everyone.”

Well, that seems highly unnecessary, Michael Bay. Seriously, what is this obsession with filmmakers and movie studios about hiding every little shred of information about their movie? You’d almost think they WANT people to ignore them. But it’s Hollywood — the more people want you, the more hard to get you should play. It’s an ego thing, I imagine.

I am so disillusioned about Michael Bay’s awesomeness.