“Let them hate” is the new “Let them eat cake”, apparently.
In an interview with MTV, Transformers director, Michael Bay said that he believes “It’s good to get the dialogue going” when asked about what he thinks of criticism of his films.
He says this with no irony whatsoever given the fact that his films consistently get negative reviews.
To take part in a conversation or discussion to resolve a problem.*
Clearly, Michael Bay is a little confused about the definition of the word “dialogue” because the only conversation or discussion going on are critics telling him why they think his movies are bad and him talking to journalists saying “let them hate” without making any attempts to improve his films or take feedback into account whenever he makes the next film and not resolving any problems.
“They love to hate, and I don’t care; let them hate,” said Michael Bay with a grin that makes you feel extremely uncomfortable. “They’re still going to see the movie! I think it’s good to get a little tension. Very good.”
The journalist interviewing him also seems to agree with the director; that it’s a good thing that he is making consistently terrible films and ignoring people’s criticism entirely.
“They will [see the movie] and probably multiple times,” says the MTV journalist who is now number two on fans’ hate list after Michael Bay.
“I used to get bothered by it,” he continued, “but I think it’s good to get the dialogue going. It makes me think, and it keeps me on my toes, so it’s good.”
And if anyone had any doubts what is motivating the studios the most when making Transformers films, then they don’t anymore. As long as people go watch the movie (which judging from the box office, a lot of people do), it doesn’t matter if people can’t tell who is who, or who is an Autobot and who is a Decepticon, or if the films have plot holes that literally carry through into sequels.
Check out our spoiler-free review of Transformers: Age of Extinction. You’ll never guess what we thought of it.
*Definition taken from Google search.