Michael Bay Epic Spinning Shot Supercut

How can one shot be packed with so much drama? A staple in any Michael Bay film is a low angle shot that spins around a character or characters while they are usually getting up from the ground. It's likely that they were just thrown from a car or dodged an explosion. SJ editor Paul Fiore and I weaved these recognizable shots together to lend them a bit more context. What is it exactly that has these guys so exasperated?

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