Out of all the folks who write on this site, I just might be the only one around here who really digs Michael Bay movies. No, this isn’t because I took the People’s Elbow to the face that one time when The Rock visited our offices just so that he could get revenge on me for making fun of The Scorpion King, leaving me with 67% brain funcishfskklsg.
I genuinely do enjoy his movies. And with the Master Baysploder getting ready to explode on a smaller scale, I’m hoping that a few more people are going to be willing to see him working on a project that doesn’t revolve around giant robots or the planet getting asteroid P-klapped.
I’m liking Pain and Gain quite a bit so far. If there’s one thing that holds back Michael Bay movies, it’s terrible scripts. The man knows how to film a scene, and no matter how pedestrian it may seem on paper, Bay can always make it look exciting. With Pain and Gain based on a true story, and with Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Harris and Tony Shalhoub on board, it looks like Bay may be batting two for two in the visuals and story departments.
It’s out at the end of April, stateside.
Last Updated: March 27, 2013