Michael Bay says TRANSFORMERS 2 “was crap” and he’s right

GATW Guest Writer

March 5th, 2011


In an interesting, if somewhat bizarre, marketing move, director Michael Bay has just come out against the sequel to TRANSFORMERS in order to help sell the upcoming third film. The plot of TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN made little to no sense, but who really cares if you're seeing the film's jaw-dropping effects sequences in IMAX, right? Regardless of how you felt about the last film, these flicks are tentpoles and are worth seeing on the big screen. It doesn't really matter how lame the story is; the third film in the robot trilogy will still make a ton of cash.

In a recent interview with Empire, Bay admitted some of the shortcomings of the last movie. "The real fault with [TRANSFORMERS 2] is that it ran into a mystical world," he explains. "When I look back at it, that was crap. The writers' strike was coming hard and fast. It was just terrible to do a movie where you've got to have a story in three weeks." Do moviegoers really think the story and script would've been that much better if they'd had ample time to come up with something? Bay still seems to think so. "I was prepping a movie for months where I only had 14 pages of some idea of what the movie was. It's a BS way to make a movie, do you know what I'm saying?"

Yes, we do know what you're saying Michael, but was it the writes' idea to give Devastator robo-testicles? No, that was your sophomoric idea and it's those kind of moments in the sequel that killed the movie and made it completely ludicrous.

Bay also seems to understand that a movie with giant robots from another planet battling for supremacy is already epic enough, you don't need a story that spans the entire globe. Using 3-D in the third film is a way to add another element without being weighed down by ridiculous plot devices, and Bay seems to finally understand that. "I think our 3D works really well with the robots, the size, the girth, the weight of it...it's spectacular." Bay also reveals that his mentor James Cameron pushed him to shoot using his patented 3-D tech. "Cameron was like, 'Mike, directors like you have to do 3D or it is going to die,' " Bay says.

If 3-D did in fact go away, would that really be such a bad thing?

Source THR Heat Vision blog

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