A James Bond film holds an explosion record. Michael Bay thinks it’s BS

Competition can be a fun source of inspiration when it comes to making movies. The drive to outperform not only yourself, but also other movies on the market, is something that can lead to awesome moments in movies. For example, times like Spectrumthe record explosion of. However, director and explosion enthusiast Michael Bay has spoken publicly to claim that James Bond’s record is BS, which leads to a rather interesting discussion as to who has the bigger boom.

Recently, Micael Bay was on hand with Empire magazine to talk about his new film Ambulance. When you have the man who most recently filmed a stunt that was insanely destructive and used footage of said stunt to create the world’s first glimpse of his upcoming filmyou know destruction is definitely on the menu.

In this case, the master of disaster himself argues that his 2001 film wearing pearls contains a bigger feat of explosion than Daniel Craig’s big movie moment. Basically, the bombing that was a pivotal moment in WWII (and cinematic) history is set against James Bond destroying a gigantic building with an explosive chain reaction. Comparing his re-enactment of the decisive attack on the United States naval fleet to Spectrum destruction of the secret Blofeld base, Michael Bay used the following details to refute 007’s current record.

Jerry Bruckheimer showed Ridley Scott the movie and the quote [from Scott] was, ‘Fuck me.’ Nobody knows how difficult it is. We had so much big stuff there. Real boats, 20 real planes. We organized 350 events. Three months of rigging on seven boats, stopping a highway five kilometers away. James Bond tried to take the ‘biggest explosion in the world’. Bullshit. Ours is.

While Bay says her WWII drama should be the one that holds the record, it’s not that simple. Being certified for a Guinness Book of World Records honor takes time, the submission and review of evidence, and ultimately a decision by the group itself. Although this kind of review is not in play, we can certainly take a look at the two scenes in question, in order to understand better.

First, let’s look at part of 2001 wearing pearls, which presents the reconstruction of the bombardment. Please note that this is only a portion of the overall Mr. Bay movie sequence, not a presentation of the total scene:

At first glance, it’s a bit difficult to compare Michael Bay’s long streak of destruction to a moment of Spectrum. As you can see in the video included above, the Pearl Harbor attack sequence is longer and more sustained, so there’s could be a case for it to top the big scene in director Sam Mendes’ second James Bond outing. Here’s the video of what that specific streak’s explosive fame claim entailed:

A single, massive location is compared to a vast web of explosions, and at a basic level of review, that’s not a clear call to make. It’s possible that Michael Bay was right, and more firepower was involved in his previous film. The only way to be sure would be for the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records to look at that claim, along with any evidence that Michael Bay has to back it up, and issue an official ruling.

It’s probably a long shot that Michael Bay could challenge this slight perception on that of Pearl Harbor explosive recreation, because it’s been almost 21 years since the film was released. That being said, you can almost be assured that the legendary action director is going to try to break those James Bond records. As no time to die broke Guinness World Records history by looking at what records were yet to be broken, Mr. Bay will likely keep those details in mind when budgeting for his next big blockbuster.

Maybe the only way to settle this is to let Mr. Bay consult on a future 007 outburst; or maybe even let him direct a future film in the James Bond film franchise? Now that Cary Joji Fukunaga has made history as the first American director to work on the show, he could to arrive. That is, if Michael Bay would even be interested in directing a Bond movie in the first place.

Ambulance will create its own brand of explosive hustle on behalf of Bayhem, when it debuts exclusively in theaters on April 8. You can get a taste of this film, which seems to mix the two Speed and Heat in a massive mashup, when watching the movie’s trailer. If you’re really looking to get your money’s worth at the box office, then the full list of new movie releases for 2022 is going to be a great roadmap to get there.

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