The Rock really has to be Michael Bay's best work. It has the perfect blend of action and plot. The action isn't so over the top and mind numbing, the way Bay got with his later films. He managed to achieve and optimum blend of serious and silly with a fantastic cast. Sean Connery plays his role brilliantly and his constant jabs at Cage's whining always make me laugh.
"Your besht? Your besht!? Looshers alwaysh talk about their besht!"