Michael Bay Should Have Stopped at 3 With Transformers

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When it comes to Michael Bay films, there's no such thing as too many explosions. But in some cases, it seems there are too many films.

'Transformers' saga began as something mind-blowing and even mesmerizing to watch on the big screen, but at some point, there was a downfall in quality – and it seems that even Michael Bay himself admits it.

"I made too many of them. Steven Spielberg said, 'Just stop at three'. And I said I'd stop. The studio begged me to do a fourth, and then that made a billion too. And then I said I'm gonna stop here. And they begged me again. I should have stopped. They were fun to do," Bay revealed to Unilad.

Now that even Bay agrees with Spielberg's point regarding 'Transformers', fans just flocked to Twitter threads to remember when it all went wrong with once-beloved robot movies. The fifth one, according to majority of Bay's fans, was the worst one of them all, with some even calling it the worst theater experience of their life.

"Funny thing is, I didn't hate the first 4. The first film got me into the Transformers franchise, so I owe it a lot. RotF was bad, but I understand why and was entertained. DotM I legit love. AoE I think is underappreciated. But TLK was just horrible in every sense." – @Acomicfan52

It is interesting that most fans actually understand Bay's decision, however unfortunate it ultimately end up being, because the first three films of the Transformers franchise were really spectacular, memorable and commercially successful – so it is not surprising, in fans' opinion, that Bay decided to make more and failed to notice that it was time to stop doing it.

Can't blame Bay for sticking to 'Transformers' until the end – after all, it's one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. Perhaps that's why, even without Bay, there are no plans to stop: in 2023, 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts' is set to hit the screens in the US.

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