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Old 2007-05-19, 06:45 AM   #57
Aurora, Colorado
Default Transformers is not a B Movie

Wikipedia defines B movies as:

The term B movie originally referred to a motion picture made on a low or modest budget and intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature during the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continues to be used in a broader sense, referring to any low-budget, commercial motion picture meant neither as an arthouse film nor as pornography. In its post–Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both are true. says this:

a low-budget movie made esp. to accompany a major feature film on a double bill.

So by definition, Transformers is not a B Movie. Neither is any film Michael Bay has made. Even though people may not like them, they are not B Movies. You obviously haven't looked at the crew listing for this movie.

There are a few new actors, but a lot of them have been in non B Movies.

The producing staff collectively have credits for the following non B Movies:

Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Italian Job (2003), Training Day, Tears of the Sun, Spider-Man, Saving Private Ryan, Twister, Speed, Anger Management, X-Men, X2, Constantine,

the editing staff:

Collateral, xXx, Blade, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Any Given Sunday, Con Air

The Director of photography has credits in:

Mission: Impossible III, National Treasure, The Bourne Supremacy, Seabiscuit, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,

ILM, who is doing all the CGI, has never worked on a B Movie.

I could go on, but I won't. I rest my case. Transformers is not a B Movie
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