Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Photos Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Oliver Stone's Snowden
From Russia, with love
Drew Goddard Circling The Spider-Man Reboot
He's in discussions for the latest take on the character
Jennifer Lawrence Says It's What I Do
Steven Spielberg attached to direct the war photographer film
Idris Elba Heads To Netflix For Beasts Of No Nation
Cary Fukunaga's warlord drama finds a home
Ethan Hawke Rides In For The Magnificent Seven
Training Day reunion klaxon!
Latest Red Band Trailer For Get Hard
Will Ferrell: thug strife
Iko Uwais Runs To Mile 22
A new action thriller with Ronda Rousey
Jamie Dornan Heads To Anthropoid
He's leading a World War II thriller with Cillian Murphy
Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake
Luc Besson's new thriller
First Proper Look At Daredevil's Kingpin
Vincent D'Onofrio is ready to cause trouble
Joseph Kosinski Races To Gran Turismo
In talks to adapt the Sony videogame
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 February 2015
Max Martini Set For 13 Hours
He's on for Michael Bay's Benghazi drama
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Pain & Gain
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Michael Bay On His Transformers 2 Regret
'When I look back at it, that was crap.'

03 March 2011  |  Written by Alastair Plumb  

submit to reddit

We touched on this previously when we first brought you the latest cover of the magazine, but as it was such an interesting little tidbit, we thought we’d expand upon it. Which tidbit exactly? The one where Michael Bay admitted Transformers 2 “was crap”. That one.

A big thing coming from any director, let alone the master of explosions, and it’s something Mr. Bay talks about in greater detail in the magazine. But as we’re a generous lot around here we thought we’d share with you just a few more quotes online, both from Mike and the films' producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

“People also forget we got slammed on the first one,” says Bonaventura. “It wasn’t quite as bad, but it was basically a slamming. Critics have missed the boat on a very simple thing: audiences love to be entertained. People just ganged up on it.”

“We made some mistakes,” admits Bay. “The real fault with [Transformers 2] is that it ran into a mystical world. When I look back at it, that was crap.  The writers’ strike was coming hard and fast. It was just terrible to do a movie where you’ve got to have a story in three weeks.”

“I was prepping a movie for months where I only had 14 pages of some idea of whatthe movie was,” Bay goes on. “It’s a BS way to make a movie, do you know what I’m saying?”

Reassuring stuff, hearing such candour from such a big name director. And if you thought that was good, you should see the five-strong list of Transformers 3 dos and don’ts he shared with us in the magazine. No, “there shall be no robo-testes” is not one of them…

For more details, check out the magazine, there's a good chap. Try the iPad version, why not? 

 

New Transformers 3 Image On Empire Cover
Click the cover above for full details on the issue

P.S. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is out on July 1.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Resident Evil 5 Has A Release Date
The horror returns in September 2012
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: RE:
also forget we got slammed on the first one,” says Bonaventura. “It wasn’t quite as bad, but it was basically a slamming. Critics have missed the boat on a very simple thing: audiences love to be entertained. People just ganged up on it.”WE DON'T GET WHY SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T LIKE OUR MOVIE HATERS GONNA HATE" More

Posted by Deviation at 03:49 on 04 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
L: umer_ejaz One question for him - why one earth would you name a Ferrari decepticon, xote] Because if it crashes, it can't transform and you can't get out! More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 02:15 on 04 March 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)