Michael Bay has made quite the name for himself for his work demolishing everything on his sets. We’ve got the treacherous asteroid of Armageddon, the reenactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor and, most recently, cars that transform into alien robots and smash big cities and monuments.
While Bay tends to win big at the box office, critical praise is not really his thing and, even though Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen snagged a whopping $836.3 million at the worldwide box office, Bay himself admitted that mistakes were made with the story. With Transformers: Dark of the Moon due out on June 29th, the big question is, can Bay combine his fantastic CGI effects with a proper plot to result in a piece that isn’t only visually stimulating, but engaging and emotional, too? Had Bay considered any of these successful moments of CGI destruction, the odds might be in his favor.