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737920, No doubt
Posted by navajo joe, Tue Feb-04-20 08:03 PM
I appreciate you expounding on your definition of 'check your brain at the door'

You're definitely right Bay would make these movies dumb to the point of unintelligible in addition to mean-spirited and full of coonery.

Turning this shit is into something akin to '6 Underground' would be an absolute shame. And I say that as someone who only really likes 1 of the 8 films. Although I think 5, 6, 7 are all light year's ahead of that film on every level.

>and "check your brain at the door"
>My meaning of "Just go with it" is that, hey, this is pure,
>unadulterated fun, and there's something genuine about the
>people involved in all of this, so let's just enjoy the ride.
>Conversely, a "check your brain at the door" movie is nothing
>but empty calories, with no real meat beneath the absurdity,
>and the absurdity itself is low-common-denominator.
>It's a creatively thought-out train wreck that continues to up
>the ante against itself, vs meaningless, mindless explosion.
>Sure, logic is thrown out the window on both fronts, so let me
>It's "dumb fun" vs "dumb".
>I hear you, but I just wanted to clarify the distinction I'm
>drawing, and I think even with the flawed recent outings, it's
>still in "just go with it" territory.