2. 'Pearl Harbor': The Attack
Bay's panache for blowing things sky high might seem like a natural fit for a war movie. That, however, doesn't mean he's well-suited for more sensitive material — like, say, a big-screen retelling of a day that will live on in infamy. Were you to look for a silver lining to this critically panned dark cloud, you might focus on Bay's meticulous attention to different kinds of explosive devices — especially during his staging of the bombing of the U.S.S. Arizona, which he presents from the perspective of the falling bombs! No one could accuse him of subtlety.