Check out some of Sommers' quotes from a Q&A session with Variety's Michael Fleming, who played the director like a harp:
On Paramount's decision not to screen G.I. Joe for critics:
"It’s fun, and it is one of those movies I wouldn’t have minded seeing reviewed. This might have been my best reviewed movie [huh?], so I’m on the fence about this whole thing. But I understand Paramount’s standpoint."
On whether he takes bad reviews personally:
"I make the kind of movies critics love to hate. They love dark and depressing movies. If you make those, you expect they will love you, you need them to love you. The kind of movies I make? They don’t enjoy commercial or popular movies."
"I get it, they don’t like these movies, they don’t get them. It’s like Michael Bay said, they don’t have a fun gene. These critics remind me of my 78-year old mother."