Even Michael Bay thought Transformers 2 sucked

It seems as if the entire cast and crew of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are jumping on the hate-bandwagon. Following Shia LaBeouf‘s spray against the film’s quality (or lack thereof), the normally unrepentant director Michael Bay has also admitted that his film basically sucked.

In an interview with USA Today from the set of Transformers 3, Bay said the following in regards to T2:ROTF:

“I’ll take some of the criticism… It was very hard to put (the sequel) together that quickly after the writers’ strike (of 2007-08).”

Bay also stated that he thought the film’s villain, The Fallen, was “kind of a (expletive) character.” I think we can easily assume what that expletive was.

He even discussed the film’s notorious ‘racist’ robot twins, insisting that “they’re basically gone” from the third film, as is much of the “dorky comedy”.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura jumped in to also beat on Transformers 2.

“We tried to do too many things in the second movie, which didn’t give enough time in any one of them. We were constantly jumping to the next piece of information, the next place.”

LaBeouf + Bay + di Bonaventura = Ragging on Revenge of the Fallen is officially a trend!

Perhaps most hilariously, Megan Fox – who publicly dismissed the Transformers franchise since day one – was essentially booted off the third film, only to be replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Even though Fox insisted she left the film on her terms, her relationship with Bay’s was famously acrimonious.

The interview also included a few tidbits regarding Transformers 3. The film will be in 3-D (although it is unknown if it will be shot in 3-D or converted in post-production). It will also be the last film in the series, although Bay admits that it would possibly be rebooted (without his involvement) in the future.

It is still unclear whether or not LaBeouf’s spray-on tan will return for T3. We will find out July 1, 2011.

Discuss: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the 2nd highest grossing film of 2009 after Avatar. Has any other filmmaker ever publicly apologised for a film that was such a financial success?

One Response to “Even Michael Bay thought Transformers 2 sucked”

  1. What I find so intreestnig is you could never find this anywhere else.

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