By all accounts, Shia LaBeouf seems like a pretty honest dude. Of course, that doesn’t exactly mean I’m going to take the bait when this kid tries to sell me Spielberg’s used hoopty, but still I’d probably take a good long look under the hood. The latest cherry tree for Shia to hack down is the 3-D awesomeness that (he claims) will be Transformers: Dark of the Moon. LaBeouf, without a hint of fear in his voice, is proud to say that “It’s the greatest 3-D film ever made.”. For serious, you guys.
“We took the 3-D cameras out of the ‘Avatar‘ stages and put them on the head of a dude jumping out of a plane in Chicago while a building is exploding. For real. Four or five dudes actually,” LaBeouf said. “It’s the greatest 3-D film ever made. It’s an amalgamation of ideas from Jim Cameron, Steven [Spielberg] and Michael [Bay]. “ [HeroComplex]
Of course, Shia’s talking about Michael Bay’s latest extreme sport stiffy: base jumping in wingsuits, so naturally that’s something the writers were forced to work into the script, because he figures the human race would definetely somehow utilize it in battling giant robots. Gotcha, I’m with you on that one. Still though, doesn’t it feel a little artificial anytime someone recommends their own summer blockbuster? Answer: not when you’re the most trustworthy guy in show business!
Honest LaBeouf continues:
“The last hour of this movie is the greatest action sequence of Mike’s career, which would put it on the same level as the greatest action ever made,” LaBeouf said. “You don’t breathe for the last hour. There’s just no letup, but it’s also not completely overwhelming and disconnected, as the second movie was. You didn’t know what was fighting what or where you were geography-wise. There was no way to be able to tell a story, whereas this is very ‘Black Hawk Down‘ action. The geography is very clear. There’s only four or five dudes you need to be following. The enemy is very clear. The second movie was so … complicated. The best movies are simple.”
Jesus, okay, okay kid -just calm down. I’ll go see the damn movie and try out not breathing for that last hour, like you recommended. The film opens on June 28th, with a midnight release (12:00am June 29th, technically) for the 2-D version and an earlier 9:00pm release for the 3-D and IMAX editions. Hey, I’ll pay whatever I have to pay, just so long as there’s footage of Shia LaBeouf shouting the word “no” a hundred times repeatedly.