Transformers director Michael Bay sat down for an interview with the New York Times for his new movie Pain and Gain and he also discussed the Transformers trilogy. The Times article also implies that the CGI animating process for Transformers 4 has begun.
On the first “Transformers,” Mr.
Bay said, he was chided by Steven Spielberg for allowing actors to improvise too
“Steven said to me, ‘Michael, I would like you to shoot something
that’s in the script,’ ” he recalled. “And I was like, ‘Steven, this is how I
work.’ ” Even if 80 percent of what he shot was terrible, Mr. Bay said, “You’re
going to get 20 percent that’s gold.”
There is also the baseline level of
scorn that greets Mr. Bay’s new releases, delivered with a hostility usually
reserved for corrupt politicians or industrial polluters. For a
not-at-all-random sampling, consult Roger Ebert’s takedown of the 2009
“Transformers” sequel “Revenge of the Fallen,” which he called “a horrible
experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing
“Faust made a better deal” than Mr. Bay did, he added."
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