Who Has The Remote? Defends Michael Bay and Armageddon Amidst Controversy

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Who Has The Remote? announced its support of director Michael Bay and his box office hit Armageddon. The director purportedly apologized for the blockbuster film in an interview, but an Entertainment Weekly report recently confirmed that his words were taken out of context.

Who Has The Remote? today announced its support for Michael Bay, director of multiple blockbuster films, and his 1998 film Armageddon. It was originally reported that Bay had apologized for his 1998 movie Armageddon in an interview. However, Entertainment Weekly has provided clarification, saying that a reporter took the director’s words out of context. Bay did say that he wished he had a few more weeks to edit the film, but he also expresses pride in it, the third movie of his career. WhoHasTheRemote.com appreciates Michael Bay’s films and highlights just why Armageddon needs no apologizing.

Though many have criticized Michael Bay for a lack of substance in his films, Who Has The Remote? believes that Bay isn’t a director who is out to please the critics. He does admittedly have some misses along with his successes, but so do most directors. He makes big movies for audiences who love action and special effects. He’s known for directing and producing high-budget films that include fast edits and on-set special effects (as opposed to computer-generated effects). Some of his other box office hits include The Rock (1996), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Island (2005), and the Transformers series (2007-present).

Despite critics’ dislike of Armageddon, audiences obviously enjoyed the movie. The proof of the movie’s success is clear. When it was released, Armageddon was the highest grossing live-action film produced by the Walt Disney Company (Touchstone). Anyone who subscribes to a dish network bundle can confirm that Armageddon is shown quite often on satellite and cable channels. Here are a few reasons why WhoHasTheRemote.com considers Armageddon a successful film.

1.    It’s a great date-night movie. The plot has something for everyone: drama, romance, comedy, and action.

2.    A group of everyday, average men become international heroes. The theme of the common man overcoming adversity when his “betters” are at a loss is one that has been explored throughout the history of storytelling. Armageddon does a great job exploring this theme.

3.    The special effects are outstanding. In fact, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. It also won Best Action Sequence at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
Closing: Who Has The Remote? announced its support for Michael Bay in his career as a director of action films, and recommends Armageddon as a film that never ceases to entertain. The director makes no apologies for what he does or who he is, an admirable trait in an artist.

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