When it comes to delivering an insane adrenaline-rush of cinema with a Mountain Dew-flavored shot of depraved excess, no other auteur comes close to what Bay does. His films are consistently insane and intriguing and often surreal, the technical expertise enhanced, pushing into a wilder realm of experimental cinema. He sends you on a marathon and doesn't let you catch your breath or stop for the bathroom. The movies are combustible mixtures of the craziest of early Spielberg spectacles, the boundary pushing formal maximalism of Cameron & Lucas, the slick, lush compositions of Ridley with Tony’s fragmented chaos, the best shootout’s this side of Mann, and even the poetic, lingering beauty of Malick - densely choreographed, eye-popping, and epic. Bay is a true artist and master-filmmaker.