This week’s poll was inspired by a comment that reader Dail made in response to our last Roundtable. When it comes down to it, who is the worse director: Michael Bay or Stephen Sommers?
This is a tough one for me. Between them, these two titans of cinematic crap are responsible for a whole slew of terrible movies. Further, each has gone out of the way to destroy a franchise that I consider beloved from my youth: Bay with ‘Transformers‘ and Sommers with ‘G. I. Joe‘.
I kind of have the feeling that Bay could make a decent movie if he wanted to, but he prefers to make garbage. Whereas Sommers is just totally incompetent in all respects.
I think I have to go with Michael Bay on this one. Both directors have besmirched the reputations of ’80s toy lines, but Bay also pissed all over a genuine historical tragedy with his stupid ‘Pearl Harbor‘ movie, which is a much greater crime. Also, as a producer, Bay has been responsible for all those crappy remakes of old horror movies that clutter the multiplexes every year. He needs to be stopped.
Which director do you think is worse?