10 more than meets the eye facts about Transformers

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4) Michael Bay is the best/worst

10 things you didn’t know about Transformers

Michael Bay isn’t just hated by film-purists for his ham-fisted approach to movie making that pleases the lowest denominator; he’s also hated by his actors for being heartless.

For the first Transformers movie, there was a set piece in the desert where the actors had to flee from a Decepticon that would explode out of the sand. Of course, the Deception would be added later in CG, but the explosions would be real. So basically Michael Bay buried primer cords in the sand and before setting them off, told the actors to RUN. So that the terror of men about to be blown up could be captured exquisitely on film - for your entertainment!

Apart from also setting dogs on Shia LeBoof (sic) (which we forgive him for), he’s also well known to yell and scream at EVERYTHING, like some kind of autistic nerdraging psychopath. But there’s no arguing that Bay’s Transformer movies have reinvigorated the franchise, with a combined gross of US$2.6bn dollars - introducing new generations to the Transformers universe beloved by so many in the past, albeit in a more douchey testosteroney version. Will that ever be enough to stop the fan-hate on Bay? Not a chance.

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