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: The January Sale!
Try 3 issues of Empire magazine for just £1
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Fox Planning Live-Action X-Men TV Series
The mutants could be headed to the small screen
Mission: Impossible 5 Moved Up To July
Christopher McQuarrie will deliver a little earlier than expected...
Emma Watson Signs For Beauty And The Beast
She'll be director Bill Condon's guest
Chris Weitz Hired For Gareth Edwards' Star Wars Stand-Alone
He'll write the new draft of the script
David Tennant Will Be Zebediah Kilgrave
In Marvel/Netflix's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Covers Are Here
The Ultrinos are mutating...
David Oyelowo In Negotiations For Hurricane Katrina Film
A likely reunion with Selma writer/director Ava DuVernay
Adam Sandler Rounds Up His Ridiculous Six
Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte and more lined up for his first Netflix pic
Amr Waked Heads For Geostorm
Lucy co-star onboard Gerard Butler thriller
Julianne Moore And Eddie Redmayne Win At The Screen Actors Guild Awards
Birdman nabs ensemble
Quentin Tarantino Adds Three To The Hateful Eight
As shooting starts... Probably literally.
Kaya Scodelario May Set Sail For Pirates 5
UPDATE: Jerry Bruckheimer reveals she's on board
Warner Bros. Aims For The Jetsons Again
The latest attempt is animated
New Westworld Image Arrives
And Jonah Nolan talks his plans for the series
Luke Evans Officially Off The Crow Reboot
He's left the nest
Knock Knock Teaser Trailer Online
Keanu Reeves shouldn't answer the door...
American Sniper Still Atop US Box Office
While Mortdecai flops badly
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 January 2015
John Krasinski Clocking In For Michael Bay's 13 Hours
He's in talks for the Benghazi attack film
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
20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Jessica Chastain Takes The IMDbunker
The Most Violent Year star takes our most random quiz

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Johnny Depp And Paul Bettany Talk Mortdecai
How good is your 'Mortdecai face'?

Fables: A Primer
An introduction to Bill Willingham’s wonderfully dark fairy-tale world

12 Hitchcock Remakes Ranked From Best To Worst
Lifeboat in space, anyone?

From Mission: Impossible To Mortdecai: Writer/Director David Koepp Talks Screenwriting
What would you do if you were in charge of the Spider-Man franchise?

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)