You know, after time to reflect, watching DotM the other night was just as horrible as watching that Combiner Wars cartoon filth that Doc' made me watch. I... I don't remember coming out of the cinema thinking DotM was as bad as that. Obviously that was a long time ago now. I really did hate it, the other night. It was complete rubbish.
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
Oh DOTAman is terrible. What little appeal it has is entirely based on that fact. It is the kind of film that you either laugh at, or throw things at. There is no laughing with it. The first minute and a half makes one wonder if they might actually bother to make a workable movie this time, before you realise with an alarming thud that they won't - but honestly, why should they?
As long as they put explosions and special effects on the screen they will make insane amounts of money out of the cinema-going public. There is no reason for them to bother too much with plot, dialogue or having an actual story. We, the general mass of humanity, have indicated that we don't care about these things by putting our bums on cinema seats.
This is the thing - Michael Bay is a very talented film-maker (see "13 Hours" for evidence of this, or even his horrendous pet project about that US kidnap-extortion case. The latter is wrongheaded, offensive and hopelessly misjudged but technically highly competent), and his regular crew are all very good at what they do. If they could get the kind of money films like DOTAman make for projects like "13 Hours" then they would make more of that instead I guarantee you. On the other hand, given that Bay has profit participation on the TF Films and therefore is taking home a percentage of the insane money they make...Yeah, I can't blame him for his choice.
I have seen it twice, once at the cinema in company where I was sober. And once, since, when I was definitely not sober by the end. Drinking doesn't actually make it any better, but I do enjoy my Guinness so that was a consolation.