Michael Bay bets $25,000 on presence of racist robots in Transformers 3

Ahh, Skids and Mudflap. You truly are the Jar Jar Binks of our time. Transformers director Michael Bay – in an effort to appease the masses fearful that the racist robot twins would make an appearance in his latest film Dark of the Moon – has offered $25,000 to anyone who can spot the duo in the final feature.

But let’s double back. When Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released, many reviewers noted that the new characters Skids and Mudflap seemed like gross, Minstrelsy, African-American stereotypes. This was the worst of all the atrocities perpetrated by the film. The scene with the robot testicles was a close second.

Everyone involved in the production proceeded to denigrate the film, including the screenwriters, stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox (who was fired for her insolence), and eventually Bay himself. As the vitriol mounted, Bay took to his official website to promise “The Twins are not back in T3.”

Late last week, Capone at Ain’t It Cool News posted an early – and positive – review of the new Transformers flick. However, he also noted that those “street-smart little robots … [are] back too.” Talkbackers assumed he was referring to the twins, and went crazy.

Bay took to his website to assure us that wasn’t the case:

“After the internet posting of a nice review by someone who saw Transformers Dark of the Moon, the writer had not been clear on one thing. He misstated that the Twins are in the film. They are not. So I am offering a $25,000 REWARD to anyone who can find them performing in Transformers 3, on July 1, when the movie opens.”

Capone has since added a clarification to his review that the Twins are “most definitely not in this film”.

Still, it almost would have been worth it to see millions of disheartened moviegoers try and collect that check from Bay. Almost.

Discuss: Is this all a bunch of hullaballoo over nothing, or were the Twins indeed a sin against nature that Bay should pay reparations for?

2 Responses to “Michael Bay bets $25,000 on presence of racist robots in Transformers 3”

  1. The whole transformers franchise is a sin against good taste, good movies and intellect, no doubt it will be another huge hit in the good ol US of A were good taste runs a distant last to blood gore sex violence and a trailer trash level of intelligence

    • If you take into account the population differences between the US and Australia, and then the Box office takings of the transformers franchise in the US and Australia, you’ll find that Australians and USofAmericans enjoyed it equally.

      In this case I am assuming you are also Australian, as Quickflix is an Australian company. If not, never mind, back onto your high horse and no harm done.

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