Back in 2011, Michael Bay said what we were all thinking when he used the word “crap” to describe the plot of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Now he’s doing interviews for Transformers: Age of Extinction, telling Yahoo that Transformers: Dark Of The Moon was “a bit too goofy”.
His exact quote was, “I wanted the first Transformers to be very suburban and less cool. This is a much more cinematic one. I focused on keeping this one slick. There won’t be any goofiness in this one. We went a bit too goofy [on the last one].”
Now Michael Bay has taken to his official website to clarify that he wasn’t apologizing for any previous Transformers movies (as if we thought he ever would). We’ll assume he typed this one-handed while making explosion noises and petting a liger cub.
It is a drag talking to reporters on sets. Why? Because often times they take your words and skew things to their liking? Then the crazy, lazy game of reporting on what other writers story’s reported me saying and then suddenly it becomes skewed Internet truth. So I waste my time to restate exactly what I did say, again.
No I did not ‘apologize’ for any Transformers movies. I did not say I shot the last three movies “less cool” then the new fourth installment. I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new installment with a very big scale, cinematic style. I was very specific in saying the first Transformers was shot in a ‘generic suburbia’ area, not trying to be cool with any cinematic flashes. I wanted it to feel like this could happen in any backyard in the United States. [Michael Bay via /film]
We’re going to go ahead and EXCLUSIVELY report that Bay made Mark Wahlberg wash his Ferrari to get the role. Only because we want to see him have to eventually write a correction on his message board.
We also have a new batch of pictures from Transformers: Age of Extinction, opening June 27th, 2014. Mark Wahlberg plays an inventor — we’ll pause for a moment to let that sink in — who doesn’t approve of his daughter Nicola Peltz’s relationship with race car driver Jack Reynor. We guarantee these pictures contain absolutely no LaBeouf.