Directors Who Can Make A Good Movie, But Are Currently Not

These are directors who have made films that I have really liked in the past but are currently not doing so well (in no particular order).
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1.
Michael Bay
Producer, Transformers
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Michael Bay spent his 20s working on advertisements and music videos. His first projects after film school were in the music video business. He created music videos for Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Wilson Phillips, Donny Osmond and Divinyls...
“ Now I know what you're thinking, "When has Michael Bay ever made a good movie?" Well I liked "Bad Boys 2" and "The Rock", and the "Transformers" films are my guilty pleasure. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
2.
M. Night Shyamalan
Born in Puducherry, India, and raised in the posh suburban Penn Valley area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M. Night Shyamalan is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional actor, known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots. He is the son of Jayalakshmi, a Tamil obstetrician and gynecologist...
“ I liked "The Sixth Sense", "Unbreakable", and "The Village" is my guilty pleasure, but... yeah everything else. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
3.
“ I love this guy! He is actually trying really hard to make the movies he likes to watch. His last critical hits were "Phone Booth" and "Phantom of the Opera" and though they aren't perfect, I enjoy them both. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
4.
Brett Ratner
Producer, The Revenant
Ratner grew up in Miami Beach, the only child of a famous Jewish socialite mother. He attended Miami Beach Senior High and was President of the Leo Club in 1986. He was also a member of the "fraternity" Royal Palm. He attended NYU film school currently lives in a $3.6 M house in Beverly Hills. Ratner is also a good friend of Def Jam mogul Russell Simmons...
“ I might not like him as a person, but I like a few of his movies. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
5.
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
“ Though I still love all of your movies Tim. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
6.
“ "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "Benny and Joon" are fine movies. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
7.
Kevin Smith
Producer, Comic Book Men
Kevin Patrick Smith was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, to Grace (Schultz) and Donald E. Smith, a postal worker. He is very proud of his native state; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. Kevin is of mostly German, with some Irish and English, ancestry. His first movie, Clerks, was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked...
“ I'm going to be honest, I'm not a Kevin Smith fan, but he has made some pretty hilarious movies that I enjoy. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
8.
“ "Twilight" and "Red Riding Hood"... That is all I need to say, everything else of hers I do not mind. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
9.
Stephen Sommers
Writer, The Mummy
Stephen Sommers was born on March 20, 1962 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, he attended St. John's University and the University of Seville in Spain. Afterward, Sommers spent the next four years performing as an actor in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout Europe...
“ "Jungle Book" was not a bad movie, of course this was before he made films with a crap load of CGI in them. "Van Helsing" is a guilty pleasure, and I like the first "Mummy" film as well. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
10.
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ I'm one of those people who legitimately likes "300", even if others disagree. Though everything else... You get the idea. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
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“ I feel bad for this one, because "Moonlight Mile" was his most personal, and best film in my opinion, and yet his other films are... Meh. I like "Casper" though, another guilty pleasure film of mine I suppose. ” - gustafsoncarl
 
12.
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ I have a feeling that he wishes he was still in the '90's. But I have hope that he can do better in the future. ” - gustafsoncarl