10. A Plot As Incoherent As A Rambling Lunatic
Honestly, we're not even asking for much: just tell us a story in a manner that stories are supposed to be told. Take point A at the beginning and another point, say B (to keep it simple) at the end and join the two with a straight line. This is script-writing 101 that even a rank amateur would be aware of. What's beyond reason is how an experienced, heavy-earning cinema-maker would fail to understand this. All of Mr. Bay's movies are characterized by an absolute absence of coherence in the story. The plot suddenly teleports from one point to another without the merest hint of explanation. FOr instance, there's the infamous sequence in Transformers 2 where the characters enter a museum and exit into an abandoned airfield. No explanations given, no justifications provided. And such things happen on a regular basis in Bay's universe - remember how Pearl Harbour just miraculously transformed from a war-drama into a gay-romance movie? That's precisely what I'm talking about.