Video: Was Anyone Else Expecting There to Be More Explosions in Michael Bay’s Victoria’s Secret Ad?

Michael Bay’s new “Very Sexy” commercial for Victoria’s Secret features neither explosions nor robots. What gives, Michael?

Michael Bay Victoria's Secret

Or robots? Or both? Something? Throw me a bone here, Michael!

Michael Bay’s latest cinematic venture doesn’t involve a lot of the hallmarks we’ve come to expect from his movies—but it does have a few: Namely, it features scantily clad women and sports cars in a slightly gritty, urban setting. Why? Because he’s the man behind the camera for the Victoria’s Secret summer 2013 “Very Sexy” campaign, of course. Here, take a look at Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karlie Kloss and more of the Angels getting their groove on for yourself:

I find it a little underwhelming for the same reasons that I often find Michael Bay’s films underwhelming: There’s not really a whole lot going on. That’s why I think Michael Bay movies have so many explosions in them—he’s covering up the fact that there isn’t a heck of a lot going on under the surface of it all. If there’s one thing he DOES know, it’s that it’s reeeeeeeally hard to focus on anything else when everything is OMGBLOWINGUP! all the time.

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By the way, we’ve seen the whole “women-sports cars-urban grit” thing from the director before:

Well, hey there, scantily clad Megan Fox with a sports car in a slightly gritty, urban setting. Did Michael Bay just plagiarize himself? Maaaaaaaaybe.

This isn’t the first Victoria’s Secret ad that Michael has masterminded; he also shot the brand’s 2009 “A Thousand Fantasies” holiday campaign. That one was little more cinematic in scope, although it, too, lacked pyrotechnics and stunts. Maybe next time they can stretch the budget a little farther and give us just one tiny explosion or something. I mean, why else do we watch Michael Bay movies?

Tell us: Would you be more inclined to buy Victoria’s Secret products if Michael Bay shilled them with explosions? I would, but maybe that’s just me.

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.

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