It's not because it's popular that we hate Bay's stuff, it's because he ruins franchises we grew up with and makes mindless movies with barely any plot to speak of (and bad actors to boot).
Pretty much. His track record for anything but making money sure isn't great (see ratings -IMDB, RT, and awards). People can certainly like his flicks, but it's bizare to suggest that disliking him and fearing for TMNT is anything but rational to those of us who have hated most everything he's done.
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