Unprepared Person Who's Just Naturally Awesome; Hot Chicks; 8 more of director's go-to moves
Boo, people in charge! The Bay-ography is littered with tight-assed senior officers whose main crime is not letting the (completely unprepared, usually amateur-level) heroes do their hero thing. Marg Helgenberg in Bad Boys won't let Will Smith and Martin Lawrence tear apart Miami: LAME! In The Rock, John Spencer's Womack spends the entire film being abused because he doesn't want to let a (totally awesome) criminal go free. Frances McDormand and Kelsey Grammer don't like how the Transformers literally tear apart entire cities when they fight: Ugh, mom and dad are so annoying.