Transformers: Age of Extinction hasn't been scoring high marks from critics, with just an 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, one percent up from yesterday. During a recent interview with MTV, Michael Bay responded to the "haters," claiming that, while the negative responses did use to bother him, he doesn't care anymore, and that they will still see the movie, regardless of their disdain for his cinematic product.

Here's what Michael Bay boldly stated:

"They love to hate, and I don't care; let them hate. They're still going to see the movie! I think it's good to get a little tension. Very good. I used to get bothered by it, but I think it's good to get the dialogue going. It makes me think, and it keeps me on my toes, so it's good."

So far the biggest complaints aimed at the movie are for its heavy pro-gun stance, and a scene that explains the Romeo and Juliet laws of Texas, which allow a man to continue dating an under-aged woman if they began dating when both were of age. It's a scene that's not getting too many laughs as the weekend carries on. It's also being called one of the most anti-feminist movies in recent years and is coming under fire for its lackluster use of the Dinobots. (Don't misread this, these are views seen from around the online world and not the views of the site being stated).

Though it earned a softer than expected $8.75 million during its Thursday night preview screenings, the lowest of the entire franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction turned things around on Friday to earn the biggest opening day of 2014. So far, the Michael Bay sequel has pulled in an estimated $41.6 million, which includes all preview and IMAX screenings. And it could even hits the $100 million mark before the weekend is over.

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Where do you stand? Do you love or hate Transformers: Age of Extinction? Or do you fall somewhere in-between?

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