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Question: Which director is worse?
Micheal Bay - 11 (57.9%)
M. Night Shyamalan - 8 (42.1%)
Total Voters: 18

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« on: September 17, 2011, 09:55:52 AM »

I will not vote, for I have not seen either director's films. But I refuse to watch most of them. I knew before they came out that "Last Air bender" and "Transformers" would suck.

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 11:28:31 AM »

M. Night Shamalama has had a couple of movies I've liked - "Sixth Sense," "Unbreakable" and "The Village."

The only Michael Bay film I've ever really dug was "The Rock."

So I guess I gotta go with M. Night, though honestly if I never saw another film by either director that'd be fine by me.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 12:27:58 PM »

To be honest I'm not a fan of either one.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 12:44:26 PM »

I like them both. 

I wouldn't want every single movie I watched to be made by them, but I could say the same of any director. 

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 04:45:36 PM »

I coudn't really pick either since I'm not really familiar with their respective filmographies, but I think if you put a gun to my head I'd go with Bay - never saw any of his films, but just the fact that knowing he did Transformers is enough for me to dislike him.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 06:30:56 PM »

I'll go with Shyamalan.  He has made several movies I simply cannot watch and even his best movie (The Village) isn't very good.

Michael Bay makes movies that are merely kind of annoying but that I can generally watch at least once.

Expanding on that a bit, Shyamalan's work has high aspirations that he just can't seem to fulfill.  Bay's work has no aspirations other than to throw some explosions and gunfights at the audience, and he does that quite well.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 08:09:11 PM »

Shyamalan has made a few decent movies, Bay has just made mindless tripe.

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 09:34:53 PM »

I've barely seen anything by either of them, but I voted Shyamalan because he looks like a conceited little prick. 

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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 10:19:26 PM »

Shyamalan, but only because he made The Last Airbender. Which I consider to be even worse then Transformers 2.

Micheal Bay is at least good at doing what he's supposed to do.

« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 11:24:52 PM »

I don't care what anybody says I liked "The Hitcher." It had really good performances from Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton and Sean Bean. I admit the EFX were a bit overkill, but I've seen remakes that much much worse (Dukes of Hazzard, A-Team, The Hulk, etc.).
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 11:44:49 PM »

I think they're both overrated directors in general. However, I based my decision on the ratio of the bodies of work vs the number of films I could watch. Based on that I voted Michael Bay as worse.

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2011, 12:15:42 AM »

Shyamalan is hit or miss, but he actually tries to make some intellectually complex movies with twist endings that surprise the audience, and sometimes succeeds.  Bay simply makes movies with lots of shaky cam action sequences and explosions.  Granted, he does what he sets out to do, but its always more of the same.  Shyamalan is unpredictable and fun.  Bay gets my  Thumbdown for that reason!

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 06:42:34 AM »

Bay is by far the worst. I agree with what Indianasmith says, that Shyamalan actually tries to make something good. And while most of his films suck, Shyamalan is actually decent at setting up an atmosphere.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2011, 06:49:09 AM »

I went with Bay. He's been involved in about 2 okay movies and directed one decent music video, but everything else is just 3,000,000,000,000 mph hyper-sped trash for morons devoid of souls. Shyamalan has made a couple of decent movies (no remakes), that always seem to have enough story, good atmosphere and correct PACING!!!

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2011, 07:21:19 AM »

M Knightshamamamamalalamamamamamamamamamdinga donga is by far the worst director.  He's become a bigger parody onto himself than Bay.  At least bay throws out explosions to distract from the awfulness.

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