To wit, all of the Transformers movies have generally terrible user reviews that stand in direct contradiction to their astronomical box-office grosses -- we hate these movies, yet we cannot stop ourselves from going to see them. Same deal with the recent Ninja Turtles reboot -- atrocious user reviews coupled with sterling box-office receipts. Michael Bay must be some kind of warlock.
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His philosopher's stone turns solid turds into solid gold.
"But how can nostalgia be dead when it's clearly a huge industry?" you might be asking. Well, allow me to force-feed you this bitter pill in three steps.